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Dragon Ball Chapter 122

"Here's Son Gokū!!!"
Kanji 孫悟空参上!!!
Rōmaji Son Gokū Sanjō!!!
Viz Goku vs. Panpoot
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 11
Previous Chapter 121
Next Chapter 123
Arc 22nd Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc
Japanese April 28, 1987
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB092
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"Here's Son Gokū!!!" (孫悟空参上!!!, Son Gokū Sanjō!!!; Viz "Goku vs. Panpoot") is the one hundred twenty-second chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.


After an eventful previous match, Panput, a competitor with a multi-tournament championship under his belt, steps into the ring to face Gokū. Despite his credentials, Tenshinhan and Gokū are neither intimidated nor impressed. As the match begins, Panput attacks with a powerful punch. However, he stops short of Gokū's face, surprised that Gokū didn't dodge, but then wonders if Gokū merely didn't have the time to do so.

Gokū, however, tells Panput that his punch merely didn't seem powerful. Deciding that Gokū is simply uninformed, Panput proceeds to show off his own skill, releasing a barrage of blows into the air. He ends his impressive combo by destroying the wall that Jackie Chun was standing behind. Jackie Chun comments that the match will certainly be easier to watch now, while Kuririn notes that Panput simply didn't seem as strong as he thought.

After that display, the announcer restarts the match. Panput decides the match will be over in 30 seconds; however, in seemingly one strike, Gokū takes down the grappler. Tenshinhan, however, could see the attack for what it truly was — three strikes from the elbow that moved swiftly enough to be seen only as a single attack. Gokū and Kuririn believe that Panput simply wasn't that skilled, but Jackie Chun refutes this, stating that he was a frighteningly skilled fighter. However, this was only on an ordinary level.

The announcement for the next match is Tenshinhan vs. Jackie Chun; the elderly master notes that a new era is beginning. Tenshinhan himself comments on Jackie Chun's nature, deciding to avoid letting his guard down. Gokū and Kuririn remain oblivious to this, mulling over what Jackie Chun said to them instead.