Dragon Ball Chapter 61

"Ninja Arts! The 4½ Tatami Flip!!"
Kanji 忍法! 四畳半タタミ返し!!
Rōmaji Ninpō! Yonjōhan Tatamigaeshi!!
Viz The 4½ Tatami Mat Flip
Chapter Info
Author(s) Akira Toriyama
Volume Volume 6
Previous Chapter 60
Next Chapter 62
Arc Red Ribbon Army Arc
Japanese February 11, 1986
Anime Adaptation
Corresponding episode(s) DB037 & DB038
Character debut(s)
None in this chapter
Technique debut(s)
Tool debut(s)

"Ninja Arts! The 4½ Tatamigaeshi!!" (忍法! 四畳半タタミ返し!!, Ninpō! Yonjōhan Tatamigaeshi!!; Viz "The 4½ Tatami Mat Flip") is the sixty-first chapter of Part I of the Dragon Ball manga.


Gokū's match with the terrifying Ninja Murasaki continues. Despite the ninja's confidence in his own skills, Gokū continues to best the man, matching him blow for blow and eventually depriving him of his sword. After even his Boomerang Shuriken fails to work, the ninja flees, taking cover in a tatami house.

Armed with shuriken from their previous encounter, Gokū pursues, and throws every shuriken at the ninja. Murasaki blocks almost every one of them with ease by flipping tatami mats, but since he only stocked up on four and a half, the final shuriken impales him on the head. Angry, Murasaki declares he'll make Gokū pay.

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