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"Peril! Bunshin no Jutsu"
Kanji 危機!分身の術
Rōmaji Kiki! Bunshin no Jutsu
Viz The Ninja Split!
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 6
Previous Chapter 61
Next Chapter 63
Arc Red Ribbon Army Arc
Japanese February 18, 1986
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB038
Character debut(s)
Technique debut(s)
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"Peril! Bunshin no Jutsu" (危機!分身の術, Kiki! Bunshin no Jutsu; Viz "The Ninja Split") is the sixty-second chapter of Part I of the Dragon Ball manga.


Hot in pursuit of each other, Murasaki kaes a hasty retreat from Son Gokū. Hiding behind a smokescreen and quickly striding across a pirahna-infested lake, the ninja taunts Gokū only for the young monkey-boy to leap across the lake with no effort. Truly becoming desperate, Murasaki whistles into the air, and tells Gokū he will reveal his ultimate technique. Making a hand sign, he announces the Bunshin no Jutsu, and multiple copies of him appear from behind.

With multiple attacks coming from every angle, Gokū is forced to conclude that every Murasaki is real. They confirm this, stating that they are, in fact, quintuplets. The siblings make a move on Goku, only to find out that Gokū can use the real Bunshin no Jutsu, and he deftly handles the entire group. The final remaining Murasaki flees to Android No. 8, demanding he kill Gokū.