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Karin Super Infobox
Epithet God of Martial Arts (武道の神様, Budō no Kamisama)[5]
English Localized Name(s) FUNi Korin
HAR Whiskers the Wonder Cat
Personal Data
Universe 7th Universe Symbol 7th Universe
Galaxy Milky Way, North Galaxies
Race Animal
Birthplace Earth
Age c.800
Gender Male Icon Male
Voice Actors
English Mark Britten
Christopher R. Sabat
Japanese Ichirō Nagai
Naoki Tatsuta
Professional Status
Occupation(s) Martial arts instructor
Partner(s) Yajirobe
Headquarters Karin Tower, Sacred Land of Karin
First Appearance
Manga Debut Volume 8, Chapter 88
Anime Debut DB061
Image Gallery

Karin (カリン; FUNimation "Korin") is a talking cat, over 800 years old, that lives atop Karin Tower, located in the Sacred Land of Karin. He serves with the current God of Earth, and is a martial arts master who has trained both Muten Rōshi and Son Gokū on separate occasions.

Due to the vast power differences between the characters as the series went on, Karin eventually simply became the supplier of Senzu to the Dragon Team.



Dragon Ball

Red Ribbon Army Arc

Piccolo Daimaō Arc

Cell Arc

25th Tenkaichi Budōkai Arc

Dragon Ball Super

See also: Dragon Ball Super

"Future" Trunks Arc

Main article: "Future" Trunks Arc

In Trunks' Timeline

In the future timeline, Karin perished in the Androids' assault. In his last moments, Karin gave Yajirobe the final remaining Senzu, saving the samurai at the cost of his own life.[6]

In Other Media

Dragon Ball Side-Story: The Case of Being Reincarnated as Yamcha

Yamcha, in his bid to become the strongest Earthling, would later seek out Karin for his training. He later returned to consume the Chōshinsui. Both opportunities of training with Karin raised Yamcha's combat strength.[7]

Creation and Conception

This was taken from the Karin Tower (from the karintō snack); since he’s the tower’s owner he’s named Karin.

—Akira Toriyama, Dragon Ball Forever

Karin's name is derived from "karintō" (かりん糖), a fried Japanese snack. “Tower” in Japanese is "tō" (塔).Karin Tower is "Karin Tō" (カリン塔), a homonym for the candy. Karin is named after his tower.[8]



  1. Dragon Ball Adventure Special, page 42
  2. Akira Toriyama: The Anime Special, page 95-199
  3. Daizenshū 3, page 135
  4. Daizenshū 4, page 52
  5. Dragon Ball chapter 90, page 14
  6. Dragon Ball Super episode 56
  7. Dragon Ball Side-Story: The Case of Being Reincarnated as Yamcha — Part 2, page 3
  8. Dragon Ball Forever.
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