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"Ninja Murasaki!!"
Kanji 忍者ムラサキ!!
Literal English Ninja Purple!!
Viz Purple People Beater
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 5
Previous Chapter 59
Next Chapter 61
Arc Red Ribbon Army Arc
Japanese February 4, 1986
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB037
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"Ninja Murasaki!!" (忍者ムラサキ!!; Viz "Purple People Beater"; Literally meaning "Ninja Purple!!") is the sixtieth chapter of Part I of the Dragon Ball manga.


As Gokū advances to the next floor, he encounters a room reminiscent of the outdoors, only to be assaulted by kunai flying in his direction, which he dodges. Gokū then ends up hearing a voice that taunts the young boy to figure out where the voice is coming from. Suddenly, shuriken end up coming towards Gokū, which he narrowly evades as well. The trajectory of the shuriken causes Gokū to figure out where they're coming from and who's throwing them, who is revealed to be Ninja Murasaki.

Upon being discovered, the ninja throws a smoke ball to conceal himself from Gokū's line of sight once more, but ends up revealing himself after Gokū notices the ninja covering himself with the American flag instead of properly using his method of camouflage. After failing to hide himself a few times, as even hiding underwater proved to be ineffective, Murasaki decides to attack Gokū head-on, but not before they test each other in speed. Gokū's quickness eventually frustrates the ninja, leading General White, who is watching the battle, to comment on Murasaki's power but lack of intelligence.