"Everyone's Year"
Kanji それぞれの1年間
Rōmaji Sorezore no Ichinenkan
Viz Goku and Gohan's Training Begins!!!
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 18
Previous Chapter 208
Next Chapter 210
Arc Saiyan Arc
Japanese January 4, 1989
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding uncut Z episode(s) DBZ008 & DBZ011
Corresponding Kai episode(s) DBK005
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"Everyone's Year" (それぞれの1年間, Sorezore no Ichinenkan; Viz "Goku and Gohan's Training Begins!!!") is the two hundred ninth chapter of the Dragon Ball manga, and the fifteenth chapter of Part II of the manga.


Unaware of the events that have transpired, Chi-Chi and Gyūmaō rush to Kame House. The young wife is angry with her husband, as Gokū didn't come home the night before and caused Gohan to miss his cram school. Meanwhile, in Kame House, Bulma has finished adjusting the scouter, switching from the Saiyan numerical system to the Earthling numerical system. Angry to see her companions sleeping, Bulma violently shoots them awake. She then uses the scouter, in turn, to check Kuririn and Muten Rōshi's combat strength, seeing that they are 206 and 139 respectively. Using the Scouter, Bulma sees that she can find powerful ki from across the planet, detecting a 250 and 177 that are mist likely Tenshinhan and Yamcha. The strongest is a 329, which is Piccolo. Despite the bleak situation with Piccolo, the Scouter now allows them to find Yamcha and Tenshinhan easily, making the search for the Dragon Balls to revive Gokū that much easier.

Yajirobe calls from outside, informing Kuririn that God wants him, Tenshinhan, Yamcha, Yajirobe, and Chaozu to come train to the Palace of God for training. He also tells them that Goku doesn't want to be brought back to life until the Saiyans arrive, as he is training in the Afterworld. As the car pulls away, they notice another car coming back with Chi-Chi and Gyūmaō. While Muten Roshi's former student respectfully kneels before his teacher, Chi-Chi begins to look for her husband, Left with no choice, Muten Rōshi explains the situation, and that Gokū is dead. The stress causes Chi-Chi to faint.

Six months pass, and Tenshinhan, Yamcha, Chaozu, Yajirobe, and Kuririn begin their training with God. Gokū, meanwhile, still runs on Snake Way, making his way towards North kaiō's planet. After six months, Gohan has matured considerably, and he meets the T. Rex once again. Running from it and taunting the beast, Gohan slices offs off some of its tail, cooking it by lighting logs with ki. Piccolo watches, pleased to see the strides Gohan is making, and prepares to finally give him his real training.


  • This chapter represents the last time Bulma used her gun for comedic violence, a piece of regular humor in early Dragon Ball.
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