Dragon Ball Chapter 24

"The Price of Kame-Sennin's Training"
Kanji 亀仙人の修業料
Rōmaji Kame-Sennin no Shugyō Ryō
Literal English The Price of The Turtle Hermit's Training
Viz The High Price of Education
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 2
Previous Chapter 23
Next Chapter 25
Arc Kame-Sennin Training Arc
Japanese May 10, 1985
English March 12, 2003
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB014
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"The Price of Kame-Sennin's Training" (亀仙人の修業料, Kame-Sennin no Shugyou Ryou; Viz "The High Price of Education"; Literally meaning "The Price of the Turtle Hermit's Training") is the twenty-fourth chapter of Part I of the Dragon Ball manga.


Before Gokū heads to the Kame House to gain training lessons from Kame-Sennin, the young boy makes a stop at his grandfather's house for a clothing change and to bring his own futon in order to reside at Kame-Sennin's place. As Gokū lands on the island, he discovers and interrupts Kame-Sennin while he is watching a work-out program featuring women, leading the Kame Sennin to direct Gokū to the fridge after the young boy informs the hermit of his hungriness.

After the program ends, Kame-Sennin is astonished by the fact that Gokū emptied the fridge of a week's worth of food with his gluttonous hunger, leading old man to question why the young boy is in his house in the first place. As Gokū reminds Kame-Sennin of him agreeing to be trained after the search for all of the Dragon Balls, the Turtle Hermit asks of Bulma's whereabouts, only to be disappointed to learn she is currently in the city.

Kame-Sennin agrees to train Gokū under yet another condition: for Gokū to bring Kame Sennin a "pichi pichi gal." As Kame-Sennin dresses up, he overhears Gokū arriving back on the island, much to his excitement. His eagerness quickly subsides when Gokū brings him an intimidating and overly-muscular woman to the island.

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