Dragon Ball Chapter 44

"Son Gokū versus Namu"
Kanji 孫悟空対ナム
Rōmaji Son Gokū Tai Namu
Viz The Name of the Game is Namu
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 4
Previous Chapter 43
Next Chapter 45
Arc 21st Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc
Japanese October 1, 1985
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB025
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"Son Gokū versus Namu" (孫悟空対ナム, Son Gokū Tai Namu; Viz "The Name of the Game is Namu") is the forty-fourth chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.


As the sixth battle of the 21st Tenka-Ichi Budōkai begins, Namu is motivated by winning the prize money to bring water to his village of famine, while Gokū is motivated by Bulma offering to take him to dinner if he wins the tournament. As Gokū and Namu exchanges blows, the pure speed of the match impresses both Jackie Chun and Yamcha. While Gokū and Namu continue fighting, Gokū uses his tail to gain the advantage on Namu and push the lone villager into a corner, threatening to knock him out of the ring with a spinning move. However, Gokū then becomes dizzy, and Namu uses the opportunity to jump high into the air and attempt to strike Gokū while he's on the ground.

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