Dragon Ball Chapter 33

"The Power of Training!!"
Kanji 修業の威力!!
Rōmaji Shugyō no Iryoku!!
Viz Hard Work Pays!!
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 3
Previous Chapter 32
Next Chapter 34
Arc 21st Tenkaichi Budōkai Arc
Japanese July 16, 1985
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB019
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"The Power of Training!!" (修業の威力!!, Shugyō no Iryoku!!; Viz "Hard Work Pays!!") is the thirty-third chapter of Part I of the Dragon Ball manga.


As Kame-Sennin, Gokū and Kulilin arrive at the Tenka-Ichi Budōkai, both of the young boys register for the preliminary rounds. Kame Sennin eventually parts ways with the two, but not before handing them orange garments signifying their association with the turtle school. As Kame-Sennin heads into the crowd, both boys anxiously enter the preliminaries. After the announcer explains the rules and regulations and reveals that there are 137 registered fighters, much to Kulilin's surprise, both he and Gokū learn of their numbers and places in the bracket. While Kulilin is nervous, Gokū is confident they'll get by with the training Kame-Sennin had put them through.

Gokū is then called up to face an opponent who is much larger than the young boy in terms of size, but Gokū is able to easily defeat him. Subsequently, Kulilin meets his former fellow disciples from the Oorin Temple, to which Kulilin reveals he was subject to bullying from them. As Gokū is confident Kulilin will defeat his former disciple in the exhibition, the match begins. Kulilin, as Gokū anticipated, is able to easily knockout his opponent, much to the surprise of Kulilin. It is at that time when Gokū realizes that Kame-Sennin's training had truly made them both stronger in the end.

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