|“||Gokū...Kulilin...you two are the ones who taught me...that this old man still has a future, and it's too early to decide my limits. You're the ones who taught me that...by continuing to aim for higher heights. My students! Move well! Learn well! Play well, eat well, and rest well! Enjoy your lives, merrily and to the fullest! The Kame-Sen Style is with you!||”|
—Kame-Sennin's to Gokū and Kulilin in "A Fierce Battle! Muten Rōshi Stakes His Life!!"
|Alias||Jackie Chun (ジャッキー・チュン, Jakkī Chun)|
|Epithet||God of Martial Arts (武術の神, Bujutsu no Kami)
Dirty Old Man (エロジジイ, Erojijii)
|English Localized Name(s)||Master Roshi|
|Galaxy||Milky Way, North Galaxies|
|Residence||Kame House, South Islands|
|Weight||44 kg/97 lbs.|
|Japanese||Kouhei Miyauchi(Dragon Ball • Z episodes 1-260)
Hiroshi Masuoka(Z episodes 288-291 • OVA2)
Masaharu Satō(Kai • Movies 18, 19)
7th Universe Team
|Occupation(s)||Martial arts teacher
|Counterpart(s)||Muten Rōshi (Future)|
|Manga Debut||Volume #1, Chapter #1|
|Anime Debut||Dragon Ball, Episode #1|
|Movie Debut||Movie #1|
Kame-Sennin (亀仙人; FUNimation "Turtle Hermit") also known as the Teacher Equating the Heavens (武天老師, Muten Rōshi; FUNimation "Master Roshi", Viz "Invincible Old Master"; Literally meaning "Old Heavenly Martial Arts Master"), is an Earthling also known as the is a legendary master known in the martial arts world as the God of Martial Arts (武術の神, Bujutsu no Kami) who trained under the legendary Mutaito, and the founder of the Turtle School. He is the inventor of the Kamehameha, he was the instructor of the Earth's greatest heroes such as Son Gokū, Yamcha and Kuririn. Muten Rōshi has also been known under the alias of Jackie Chun (ジャッキー・チュン, Jakkī Chun) where he won the 21st Tenka-Ichi Budōkai, and competed in the 22nd Tenka-Ichi Budōkai under the same name.
Muten Rōshi uses washi (儂), used by elderly men, as his personal pronoun.
Muten Rōshi is one of the most powerful humans in the entire series and is a master of ki. Originally, he struggled to defeat Son Gokū and Tenshinhan in the 21st and 22nd Tenka-Ichi Budōkai, winning the former and forfeiting the latter, and he failed to defeat Piccolo Daimaō despite his best efforts. At the start of Part II, his suppressed fighting strength was 139, though it had the potential to be far greater. According to Akira Toriyama, if Rōshi had accompanied Gokū to battle Raditz, the latter would have lost, and even said that he could have challenged Nappa and Vegeta when they came to Earth. This is demonstrated when Rōshi was able to defeat hundreds of Freeza's elite soldiers during his invasion of Earth.
While fighting Gokū in his Max Power state, Gokū noted that his fists were tingling, and that his power while not holding back was impressive. During the Tournament of Power, Roshi proved to be a valuable part of Universe 7's team, personally eliminating four fighters on his own including Universe 4's Ganos. In his max power state, despite his exhaustion from nearly dying and multiple Mafūbas, he was able to put one of Universe 6's strongest fighters, Frost on the defensive and push him back with many heavy blows. He would even ruin Frost's plan to eliminate Vegeta before letting himself be eliminated. Overall his prowess had impressed Beerus so much that the Hakaishin openly praised the old master.
In the manga, Kame-Sennin displays an ability that resembles, but is not, Ultra Instinct. While fighting Jiren, he display the ability to dodge the Pride Trooper's techniques, and his movements had a resemblance to the ultimate technique of the gods.
Hunt for the Dragon Balls Arc
Kame Sennin Training Arc
21st Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc
Red Ribbon Army Arc
Uranai Baba Arc
22nd Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc
Piccolo Daimaō Arc
23rd Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc
Dragon Ball Z
High School Arc
25th Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc
Majin Bū Arc
Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!
Dragon Ball Z: God and God
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: God and God
Dragon Ball Z: Revival of "F"
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Revival of "F"
Dragon Ball Super
See also: Dragon Ball Super
God and God Arc
Main article: God and God Arc Six months after the battle with the pure Majin Bū, Muten Rōshi arrives at Gokū's house, looking for his student, in the hopes of using the 100 million zeni to purchase "adult" videos. Chi-Chi is angered by this and violently sends him away.
He is invited to Bulma's birthday party at the luxurious passenger ship. Muten Rōshi watches the battle between the Dragon Team and Beerus. After Gokū becomes a Super Saiyan God and battles Beerus, Muten Rōshi along with the Dragon Team depart in Bulma's ship in order to watch the fight.
After Gokū is defeated by Beerus, Muten Roshi along with the Earth is spared from destruction after Beerus falls asleep and returns home.
Revival of "F" Arc
Main article: Revival of "F" Arc
Hakaishin Champa Arc
Main article: Hakaishin Champa Arc
Future Trunks Arc
Muten Roshi was visited by Son Goku, regarding the Evil Containment Wave technique. He teaches the later and creates an urn for the Goku to use. He was later seen calling Goku on a phone, reminding that he had forgot the talisman to successfully seal Zamasu (completely unaware that Son Goku had re-entered the future at this point).
Universer Survival Arc
Muten Roshi is one of the 10 fighters for Universe 7 (along with Son Goku, Vegeta, Son Gohan, Piccolo, Kuririn, Tenshinhan, Lapis, Lazuli, and Majin Bu).
Dragon Ball Super (manga)
See also: Dragon Ball Super#Manga
God and God Arc (manga)
Muten Rōshi is invited at Bulma's birthday party on a luxurious passenger ship. He watchs the conflicts between Dragon Team and the Hakaishin Beerus, but doesn't join the battle. Later, Gokū shows up, summons Shenron and eventually transforms into a Super Saiyan God, along with other people, he witnesses the beginning of Beerus and Gokū's fight.
Hakaishin Champa Arc (manga)
Muten Rōshi, along with the rest of the Dragon Team, head towards Champa's Tournament on thePlanet of Nothing in a spacecraft prepared by Whis. He also participated in the shiritori game on the way to the tournament.
Muten Rōshi is present at the 28th Tenka-Ichi Budōkai but he does not participate in it.
In Other Timelines
Muten Roshi's future self was shown in a submarine with the future versions of Puar and Oolong, keeping a constant lookout for the Androids. Many years later, he was ultimately erased when the Zen'ō destroys the future timeline in order to kill Zamasu.
In Other Media
Dragon Ball GT
Ultimate Dragon Balls Arc
Vengeful Demon Baby Arc
Seven Evil Dragons Arc
Muten Roshi was the first person to climb the extremely tall Korin tower and train under Korin himself for 3 years and obtain the Sacred Water (which was rumored to tremendously boost one's power and speed).
He and his former rival Shen assisted Mutaito in his battle against King Piccolo, his master had managed to seal him using the Evil Containment Wave (killing Mutaito in the process). The two threw the electric rice cooker into the ocean, hoping to seal the evil King Piccolo forever.
50 years later, Muten Roshi invented and mastered the Kamehameha Wave. He also went on to train some members of the Dragon Team (ex. Gyumao, Son Gohan Son Goku, Kuririn, and Yamcha).
Creation and Conception
- His name Muten Roshi in the original manga means "Invincible Old Master".
- Contrary to most hermits who are emotionally distant towards their fellow humans, Muten Roshi retains his sociality.
- Muten Roshi is in fact over 300 years old and gives various stories regarding his immense longevity.
- Daizenshū 4, page 65
- Dragon Ball Super: Super Start Guide, page 30
- Dragon Ball Volume "F", page 14
- Dragon Ball chapter 41, page 5
- Dragon Ball Super episode 89
- Daizenshū 7
- Dragon Ball Super Exciting Guide: Character Volume
- Character Biography Data, Weekly Shōnen Jump, Issue #37, 1986
- Dragon Ball chapter 146
- Dragon Ball chapter 209
- “Master Roshi is Now Unbelievably Powerful!?” Viewers of ‘Dragon Ball Resurrection of F’ Are Blown Away – Creator of the Dragon Ball Series Toriyama Akira Comments “He’s Only that Strong if He Feels like It”
- Dragon Ball Z: Revival of "F"
- Dragon Ball Super episode 89
- Dragon Ball Super episode 107
- Dragon Ball Super chapter 39
- Dragon Ball Super episode 1
- Dragon Ball Super episode 3
- Dragon Ball Super episode 10
- Dragon Ball Super episode 14
- Dragon Ball Super chapter 4
- Dragon Ball Super chapter 7, page 15