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|"Karin-sama of Karin Tower"|
|Rōmaji||Korin Tō no Karinsama|
|Literal English||Karin of Karin Tower|
|Viz||Sage of the Karin Tower|
|Arc||Red Ribbon Army Arc|
|Japanese||August 19, 1986|
"Karin-sama of Karin Tower" (カリン塔のカリン様, Korin Tō no Karinsama; Viz "Sage of the Karin Tower"; Literally meaning "Karin of Karin Tower") is the eighty-eighth chapter of Part I of the Dragon Ball manga.
After reaching the top of the tower, Gokū searches for the Holy Water that is rumored to give him exponential strength. However, he hears a voice call out to him that directs him to the very top of the tower. It is revealed that the voice came from a feline with a staff, who praises the young boy for making it to the top of the tower. The feline then reveals himself as the hermit Gokū is looking for, and directs the boy to the super holy water.
The hermit then reads Gokū's heart and figures out his purpose in searching for the holy water, which shocks the boy. After the hermit determines that he does not have any ill intentions, he challenges the boy to obtain the holy water by having to go through him first and foremost. As Gokū struggles to keep up with the hermit, he reveals his hunger is holding him back, and the hermit simply feeds him a Senzu, which quickly relieves the boy of his hunger.
Confident, Gokū attempts to take the water again, but still cannot obtain it from the hermit. A tired Gokū asks if he is the first one to reach the top of the tower, but the hermit reveals that the first person to reach the tower and drink the holy water was the boy's master, Muten Rōshi, much to the young boy's surprise. After the hermit reveals his name as Karin, he also reveals it took Rōshi three years to take the water from him.
- Despite his manga coloration being blue, Karin is colored white in the Full Color title page of the chapter.