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"Assault on Muscle Tower!!"
Kanji マッスルタワー突撃!!
Rōmaji Massuru Tawā Totsugeki!!
Viz The Storming of Muscle Tower
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 5
Previous Chapter 56
Next Chapter 58
Arc Red Ribbon Army Arc
Japanese January 14, 1986
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB035
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"Assault on Muscle Tower!!" (マッスルタワー突撃!!, Massuru Tawā Totsugeki!!; Viz "The Storming of Muscle Tower") is the fifty-seventh chapter of Part I of the Dragon Ball manga.


As General White is frustrated with his subordinates being unable to locate Gokū, the young boy is unconscious and being dragged through the snow by a young girl. The girl informs her mother of Gokū, who then wakes up and wonders of his whereabouts. After the mother helps Gokū recover, she and her daughter react in fear when they learn of Gokū's search for the Dragon Balls, thinking he is part of the Red Ribbon Army, who then learns of Gokū's location.

After the brief misunderstanding, Gokū learns from the girl and her mother of the army's pursuit of the Dragon Balls, and shows them a Dragon Ball and tells them of his intent to find his grandfather's memoir, the four star Dragon Ball. After Gokū explains to them about the seven Dragon Balls and what happens when they are gathered, he learns that the girl's father and other village men were threatened to help the army find the balls for their own evildoing.

After the conversation, the troops of the Red Ribbon Army bust in unannounced and threaten the three, leading Gokū to swiftly defeat them, much to the girl's astonishment. Gokū then attempts to assault the Red Ribbon Army, but not before having to receive extra garments from the girl's house due to the low temperature weather conditions. The young boy then uses his Nyoibō to repel the army's attacks and beat them down as he attempts to head to the top floor of the army's tower.