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"Yamcha versus Shen"
Kanji ヤムチャ対シェン
Rōmaji Yamucha Tai Shen
Literal English Yamcha versus Shen
Viz Yamcha vs. Shen
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 15
Previous Chapter 173
Next Chapter 175
Arc 23rd Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc
Japanese May 10, 1988
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB138
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"Yamcha versus Shen" (ヤムチャ対シェン, Yamucha Tai Shen; Viz "Yamcha vs. Shen") is the one hundred seventy-fourth chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.


The next match is Yamcha vs Shen, an elderly gentlemen who many people doubt can actually fight. While the others are confident Yamcha will with, both Yajirobe and Gokū are suspicious. As the fight commences, Shen manages to trip, landing a blow on Yamcha, and ducking to avoid a blow, pulling up in time to slam his head into Yamcha's groin. These repeated accidents embarrass Yamcha, but entertain the crowd.

Shen eventually drops the façade, telling Yamcha he will fight seriously. True to this, he lands a quick and crushing blow against Yamcha. Shen lectures Yamcha on judging him by his appearance, as this was the mistake he made, and is only lecturing Yamcha because the man has a lot of talent. Yamcha apologizes for his mistakes, but as he doesn't like Shen's attitude, claims he will win. Shen, however, states that it is he who must win, and continues to treat the battle like a training session.