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Dragon Ball Chapter 90

"Son Gokū's Counterattack"
Kanji 孫悟空の逆襲
Rōmaji Son Gokū no Gyakushū
Viz Son Gokū Strikes Back!
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 8
Previous Chapter 89
Next Chapter 91
Arc Red Ribbon Army Arc
Japanese September 2, 1986
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB062 & DB063
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"Son Gokū's Counterattack" (孫悟空の逆襲, Son Gokū no Gyakushū; Viz "Son Gokū Strikes Back!") is the ninetieth chapter of Part I of the Dragon Ball manga.


While Upa wonders if Gokū made it to the top of the tower after three days pass, Taopaipai finally receives his new brand of clothes. As Taopaipai is determined to get the Dragon Ball he missed, the tailor asks for the fee payment. Rather than pay up, the assassin then asks if there is anyone the tailor wants to kill, which the tailor denies, leading Taopaipai to murder the tailor to escape payment.

The assassin once again arrives at the Karin Holy Land and confronts Upa, who wants revenge on Taopaipai for killing his father. The assassin simply dodges the child's attack and threatens him to reveal the location of the remaining Dragon Ball. After Upa refuses, Taopaipai resolves to kill him, but Gokū arrives right on time with his Kintoun to save the child. As Taopaipai is shocked that Gokū is alive, the young boy reveals that the Dragon Ball in his possession saved him from the assassin's Dodonpa.

After Gokū refuses Taopaipai's request to surrender his Dragon Ball, the assassin charges at the young boy, only to be knocked back by the boy's improved strength. As Upa watches Gokū in awe, the latter reveals to Taopaipai that he was training at the top of the Karin Tower for three days, drawing the assassin's interest before he attempts to attack Gokū once more.

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