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Kanji スピード
Rōmaji Supīdo
Viz Goku vs. Tenshinhan, Part 2
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 15
Previous Chapter 176
Next Chapter 178
Arc 23rd Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc
Japanese May 31, 1988
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB140
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
  • Weighted Clothes

"Speed" (スピード, Supīdo; Viz "Goku vs. Tenshinhan, Part 2") is the one hundred seventy-seventh chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.


Despite running low on breath, Tenshinhan tells Gokū that, while he may be even stronger than before, his speed — the most important thing in a battle — has remains stagnant. Tenshinhan proves this by taking the battle back to the sky, and pushing his speed even further; while Gokū's eyes can keep up, his body can't. Nearly avoiding a ring out, Gokū notes that Tenshinhan was holding back, but the latter merely says he was observing Gokū's movements.

Gokū asks Tenshinhan if he can remove his clothes, and the latter agrees. As Gokū removes them, they thud to the ground, making Tenshinhan suspicious. He discovers the shirt is ridiculously heavy — the boots and wrist pads too — and Gokū explains this was part of his training with God. As Kuririn removes the clothes from the ring, Gokū explains they're about 22 kilograms each.

With his weights removed, Gokū's speed increases, and he showcases this by removing Tenshinhan's obi.