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"No Balls!!"
Kanji ボールがない!!
Rōmaji Bōru ga Nai!!
Viz No Balls!
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 1
Previous Chapter 1
Next Chapter 3
Arc Hunt for the Dragon Balls Arc
Release
Japanese November 27, 1984
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB002
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
None in this chapter
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter


"No Balls!!" (ボールがない!!, Bōru ga nai!!; Viz "No Balls!") is the second chapter of Part I of the Dragon Ball manga.

Summary

After the pterodactyl incident, Gokū and Bulma ride their motorbike until the late evening. Bulma stops, deciding this will be an ideal camping spot. Using one of her many capsules, Bulma materializes a Capsule House for her and Gokū to sleep in. Inside, Gokū is overwhelmed by the modern technology, such as electric lighting and television, still believing what Bulma is doing to be magic. Amusing herself with Gokū's curiosity, she catches a whiff of Gokū and declares he needs to take a bath. Gokū, however, is unfamiliar with the concept.

As Gokū does not know what a bath is, Bulma resolves to bathe him herself. The bathing session ends in a terrifying surprise for the young Bulma, who discovers that Gokū's tail is in fact, real. Bulma assumes that all males have tails, as Gokū was the first male she'd seen naked, but when Gokū says his grandfather never had a tail, the girl decides normal guys do not have tails and Gokū is simply weird. Bulma goes to take a bath of her own, only for Gokū to barge in, and decide that instead of a tail, girl's have an "extra butt" (referring to Bulma's breasts). Irritated, Bulma asks Gokū how old he is, and Gokū claims he is "14". Bulma proceeds to violently kick Gokū out of the bathroom, as he is only two years younger than she is.

At dinner, Gokū dislikes the food Bulma's prepared, and instead goes out to catch his own dinner. The boy returns with a killed wolf hanging off the Nyoibō, and a centipede to flavor it. Bulma reacts in horror, leaving Gokū alone to cook his dinner, despite his insistence that she try some.

Before they go to bed, Gokū assumes he will be sleeping with Bulma, as he used to use his grandfather as a pillow. Bulma tells him that he's sleeping on the floor, and if he "tries anything", he's dead. The talk instead turns to their families, and Gokū reveals that he doesn't remember what happened to his father and mother, assuming they simply abandoned him on Earth, and his grandfather found him and kept it. Bulma is surprised that Gokū can casually laugh off the subject, but decides they more than likely abandoned the boy due to his tail. Gokū, in return, assumes she was abandoned because of the 'second butt' on her chest. Bulma quickly corrects him, saying she is on vacation from school and happened to be taking advantage of the situation, leaving her with only 30 days to actually find the Dragon Balls. Gokū, however, fell asleep during her explanation, leaving Bulma disgruntled.

As dawn breaks, Gokū is the first to wake up, and sees Bulma asleep, and, seeing her underwear revealed, resolves to try out her 'pillow'. Lying between her legs, Gokū is confused, and, after removing Bulma's underwear, discovers she lacks male genitalia and is horrified, assuming she "lost her balls". His surprise wakes Bulma, who assumes he was referring to the Dragon Balls. Frantically going to check, Bulma finds them where she left them, and told Gokū to stop having bad nightmares that freak her out.

After this, the dark shadow of Umigame is seen approaching the capsule house.

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