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Tatami Mat Flip[1][2]
タタミ返し Tatami Gaeshi
First Appearance
Manga Debut Chapter 61
Anime Debut DB037
Type Ninjutsu
Class Defensive
Range User

The Tatami Mat Flip is a type of ninjutsu used by Sergeant Murasaki.


Ninjutsu where Murasaki vigorously seizes a tatami mat and flips it over, protecting his body from his opponent’s attacks. He protected himself from the shuriken Gokū threw in the 4 ½ tatami mat hut on the fourth floor of Muscle Tower.[1]


  • This technique is a reference to a real-life that has been used by ninja, which involves flipping a tatami (a type of mat used as a flooring material in traditional Japanese-style rooms) to block incoming projectile attacks. It is one of several real-life techniques used in Dragon Ball.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Dragon Ball Daizenshū 2: Story Guide , page 205
  2. Dragon Ball Daizenshū 7: Dragon Ball Large Encyclopedia, page 148
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