Dragon Ball Chapter 56

"The Struggle for the Dragon Ball"
Kanji ドラゴンボール争奪戦
Rōmaji Doragon Bōru Sōdatsusen
Viz The Dragon Ball Scramble
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 5
Previous Chapter 55
Next Chapter 57
Arc Red Ribbon Army Arc
Japanese January 6, 1986
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB034
Character debut(s)
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"The Struggle for the Dragon Ball" (ドラゴンボール争奪戦, Doragon Bōru Sōdatsusen; Viz "The Dragon Ball Scramble") is the fifty-sixth chapter of Part I of the Dragon Ball manga.


After Goku resists answering Colonel Silver's inquiries of the young boy's Dragon Radar, the colonel, refusing to be ignored, snatches Goku's bag, only for the boy to quickly take it back. Subsequently, Silver attempts to assault Goku, but is knocked out by two kicks from the boy. Goku, who realizes he cannot be as mobile as before due to his Kintoun being destroyed, discovers a capsule robot which then instructs the boy to summon an airplane with a capsule after Goku tells the robot of his intentions.

While the robot flies Goku to his destination, the commander of the Red Ribbon Army learns of Silver losing the Dragon Ball, and decides to send the colonel to execution after learning Silver lost it to a young boy such as Goku. While the commander's assistant wonders who Goku is, the commander instructs his assistant to contact another general to kill Goku and retrieve the Dragon Ball.

A cold Goku then crash lands after the robot malfunctions due to the icy conditions. While this catches the attention of the Red Ribbon Army, a young girl drags Goku from the snow.

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