Dragon Ball Chapter 52

"The Climax Nears!!"
Kanji クライマックス近し!!
Rōmaji Kuraimakkusu Chikashi!!
Viz The Climax Approaches!
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 5
Previous Chapter 51
Next Chapter 53
Arc 21st Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc
Japanese November 26, 1985
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB028
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"The Climax Nears!!" (クライマックス近し!!, Kuraimakkusu Chikashi!!; Viz "The Climax Approaches!") is the fifty-second chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.


As Yamcha and Kulilin chastise Jackie Chun for seemingly killing Gokū, Chun reveals that the young boy is indeed alive, and that he fired his Kamehameha wave to destroy the moon and revert Gokū from his transformation. As some are upset over the moon's destruction, Gokū gets back up when the host announcer begins the 10 count. While Gokū wonders why he's naked and proceeds to resume the fight with Jackie Chun, Kulilin offers his fellow disciple his gi. Kulilin is then surprised to find out that Gokū remembers nothing from his transformation.

As the fight rages on yet again, both fighters admit to gradually losing strength, but Chun seems to be in more trouble as he is out of energy to perform another Kamehameha, leading Gokū to take advantage by firing a Kamehameha of his own and kick Chun out of the ring. While Gokū seemingly gains the victory, it is revealed that Chun narrowly missed a ring out, and the battle continues once again. As Chun realizes that Gokū has a tiny body, both fighters charge towards each other.

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