Dragon Ball Chapter 38

"The Third Match"
Kanji 第3試合
Rōmaji Dai-San Shiai
Viz Water and Cheesecake
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 4
Previous Chapter 37
Next Chapter 39
Arc 21st Tenka-Ichi Budōkai Arc
Japanese August 20, 1985
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB022
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
Tool debut(s)
None in this chapter

"The Third Match" (第3試合, Dai-San Shiai; Viz "Water and Cheesecake") is the thirty-eighth chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.


As Gokū and Kulilin marvel at Jackie Chun's prowess, Yamcha admits defeat to Chun, only for the former bandit to be able to seemingly recognize Chun from somewhere. As the next battle is announced, Chun is astonised at Namu's stoicism, and reads into Namu's heart and discovers that Namu entered the tournament not only to merely receive the prize money, but to bring water to his poor village.

The next battle between Namu and Ranfan commences. As the battle goes on, Ran Fan puts on a damsel-in-distress act to fool Namu into being hesistant to fight, leading Namu to decide to retaliate with full focus. However, Ran Fan counters this by stripping off her clothes and revealing a bikini in an attempt to use her femininity to push Namu out of the ring.

Meanwhile, Jackie Chun's perverted attitude towards Ran Fan leads Yamcha to hypothesize the Chun is Muten Rōshi. As Namu is about to fall out of the ring, his determination to win the tournament for his villagers leads him to simply close his eyes and strike Ran Fan without being tempted by her body, giving the victory to the stoic villager and leading to general concern over the knocked out woman.

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