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"The Gift of the Dragon Balls"
Kanji ドラゴンボールの贈りもの
Rōmaji Doragon Bōru no Okurimono
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 16
Previous Chapter 193
Next Chapter 195
Arc 23rd Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc
Japanese September 27, 1988
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB148
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"The Gift of the Dragon Balls" (ドラゴンボールの贈りもの, Doragon Bōru no Okurimono) is the one hundred ninety-forth of the Dragon Ball manga.


Celebrating their friends' victory, Gokū lets it sink in that he has become the World Champion. Yajirobe emerges from his hiding place, and gives Gokū a Senzu, healing his injuries: feeling one-hundred percent better, Gokū leaps into the air, celebrating his victory in full. God moves in to kill Piccolo, who is still alive, but Gokū rushes in to intervene. Gokū has figured out that if God dies, the Dragon Balls disappear as well. God, however, believes that everything that has occured is his fault, Piccolo, and the like, and because of this, he needs to die.

Muten Rōshi, however, believes otherwise, as it was the Dragon Balls created by God which brought the entire group together, and resulted in the grand adventure they'd all had. God commends Gokū for having such a wise mentor, and restores his gi to a pristine state. Gokū asks Yajirobe for another Senzu, and proceeds to feed it to Piccolo, as he doesn't want to lose his rival. Piccolo leaves the group with a threat of his return, and Chi-Chi rushes to embrace her new husband, ecstatic that he's alright.

God offers Gokū his position, but he declines due to the fact that it would bore him. Chaozu reveals that he's okay, and Gokū refuses the position of God one last time, calling for Kintoun, flying away from the tournament grounds.