Dragon Ball Chapter 181

"God's Miscalculation"
Kanji 神の誤算
Rōmaji Kami no Gosan
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 16
Previous Chapter 180
Next Chapter 182
Arc 23rd Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc
Japanese June 28, 1988
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB142
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"God's Miscalculation" (神の誤算, Kami no Gosan) is the one hundred eighty-first chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.


The onlookers are amazed by the showcasing of skill from Piccolo and Shen, though Shen is berating himself for the weak body he borrowed. Piccolo read Shen's thoughts, cluing in to the borrowed body. In response, Shen begins to speak Piccolo in a strange language. Understanding what Shen is saying, Piccolo finally understands who Shen is: God.

Finding this out, Piccolo can't understand why Shen is there; he's weaker than Piccolo, and wouldn't commit suicide. Shen, however, says he's found a way around the inconvenience of death. Pulling out bottle from his breast-pocket, Shen reveals his trump card: the Mafūba.

Piccolo, however, was more than prepared for this technique, and débuts a new technique of his own: the Mafūba Reverse. This turns the path of the Mafūba back towards Shen. Surprised to have his own attack turned back against him, God leaves the borrowed body, imploring Gokū to kill Piccolo without worrying about his life. Sealing God away, Piccolo now believes himself to be void of weaknesses.