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The Murasaki Brothers (ムラサキの兄弟) are five ninja brothers that appeared to stop Goku from reaching the top of Muscle Tower.


According to the special magazine Dragon Ball: Bouken Special, Ninja Murasaki's four brothers are named Kon, Aka, Nao, and Cha. Aka means "red", Kon means "navy blue", and "Cha" means "brown", as well as the "ao" in "Nao" meaning blue in Japanese. Those colors mixed with each other gives purple, the meaning of "Murasaki" in Japanese.

The five brothers

Ninja Murasaki

Main article: Ninja Murasaki The oldest of the brothers, and the one who confronts Goku on the Muscle Tower.


Kon with Kunai Knives


Kon (コン) is the 2nd oldest of the brothers. He is defeated by Goku in the Muscle Tower, as are the rest of his brothers. Kon usually wields a set of kunai knives.


Cha with Pistol


Cha (チャ) is the 3rd oldest of the brothers. He is defeated by Goku, as are the rest of his brothers. Cha wields a British Webley Mk. IV revolver.



Aka with Blow-gun

Aka (アカ) (not to be confused with the movie villain) is the 4th oldest of the brothers. He is defeated by Goku, as are the rest of his brothers. Aka wields a blowgun.



Nao with Kusarigama

Nao (ナオ) is the youngest of the brothers. He is defeated by Goku, as are the rest of his brothers. Nao speaks in a notably different accent (a slight southern accent) to the other Murasaki brothers. He wields a kusarigama.


Dragon Ball

The four were supposedly "clones" of the original Murasaki but, in reality, they are his identical brothers. They each wield a different weapon. They distract Goku while Murasaki escapes. Goku manages to defeat all of them with punches, kicks, and the last one with a Power Pole whack to the head.

Dr. Slump remake


Arale helps Goku fight the Murasaki Brothers

Ninja Murasaki and his four brothers appear in the crossover episode "Gokuu-kun Arale no Gakkou de Dai Pinch!" of the 1997 Dr. Slump remake. When Goku arrives in Penguin Village with all the Dragon Balls in his knapsack, except one that Arale Norimaki had found, Murasaki and his brothers attempt to get them all from Goku but are defeated by Arale and Goku working together.

Other Dragon Ball stories

Xenoverse 2

Main article: Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2The Murasaki Brothers appear as members of the Time Patrol, with each one having been sent to one of the five areas stuck in rift time to investigate by the Supreme Kai of Time. Each one will provide the Future Warrior with information about the area they are found in.

Additionally, a Frieza Race Time Patroller named Jierra will tell the Future Warrior about an altered history at Muscle Tower that causes the Murasaki Brothers to somehow multiply from just 5 brothers to 20.

Video game appearances

The Murasaki Brothers appear as bosses in Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure, Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo, and Dragon Ball: Origins 2. The Murasaki Brothers are also referenced in Dragon Ball Heroes, as part of a special mission where a team of five Murasakis has to be defeated.

Ninjas who look similar to the Murasaki Brothers are enemies in Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury.


  • In the English version of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, the brothers (aside from Murasaki) are named Konkon, Chacha, Akkah, and Aoh.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Daizenshuu 7, 1996