Dragon Ball Chapter 23

"The Dragon Team Parts Ways"
Kanji ドラゴンチーム解散
Rōmaji Doragon Chīmu Kaisan
Literal English The Dragon Team Parts Ways
Viz Separate Ways
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 2
Previous Chapter 22
Next Chapter 24
Arc Hunt for the Dragon Balls Arc
Japanese April 27, 1985
English March 12, 2003
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB013
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"The Dragon Team Parts Ways" (ドラゴンチーム解散, Doragon Chīmu Kaisan; Viz "Separate Ways") is the twenty-third chapter of Part I of the Dragon Ball manga.


As the Sun rises, while Oolong is wary of Gokū from nearly killing them, Yamcha is grateful that Gokū's transformation liberated the Dragon Team from the steel prison. As Bulma suggests that no one reveal to Gokū that he was responsible for his grandfather's death, Oolong wonders if Gokū is an alien.

Soon after, Gokū awakens from his slumber and realizes he's naked. While Bulma orders Oolong to give Gokū the panties Shenron granted to the piglet, Oolong instead decides to give Gokū his overalls. As Gokū adjusts to losing his tail while searching for his Nyoibō, the Dragon Team decides to separate. After Bulma and Yamcha contemplate finding a boyfriend and getting married respectively, both realize they're a match for each other, much to Oolong's aversion. As rest of the Dragon Team figures they don't need the Dragon Balls and head to the city, Bulma gives Gokū her Dragon Radar in to aid his pursuit for the four-star Dragon Ball. Afterwards, Gokū gets on his Kintoun and decides to head back to Kame-Sennin's island for training.

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