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Mysterious Android No. 8 (謎の人造人間8号, Nazo no Jinzouningen Hachigou; lit. "The Mysterious Artificial Human No. 8") is the eleventh episode of the Red Ribbon Army Saga and the thirty-ninth episode in the Dragon Ball series. The episode first aired on November 19, 1986.



Android 8

Android 8 has many chains around him, but he breaks them after getting out of his cell. Ninja Murasaki orders Android 8 to attack Goku, but Android 8 refuses because a fault in his programming causes him to hate violence. Android 8 also thinks what the Red Ribbon Army has been doing is wrong.


Android 8 appears

Then, Ninja Murasaki pulls out a remote saying he will blow him up with it if he does not obey his orders. Android 8 still refuses, and just before Ninja Murasaki pushes the remote button, Goku jumps up, flips and hits the controller out of his hand with the Power Pole and smashes it, then hits Ninja Murasaki into a wall. Android 8 and Goku talk for a while then Android 8 reminds him that he was going to save the chief of the town.

Meanwhile, General White is extremely angry, and calls all his units to get ready for combat orders. Five remaining soldiers then swarm over the area.


Murasaki threatening Android 8

Meanwhile, Goku is stuck in the maze room of the Muscle Tower. He keeps wandering around until he ends up back where he started. It is then realized that General White can move the walls of the maze. Android 8 shows up saying he knows the way out. Goku follows him when suddenly Android 8 stops and says many soldiers are coming. Suddenly the five soldiers all rush out. Goku jumps and pushes one soldier who creates a domino effect with two other soldiers, eventually knocking them into a wall. After dodging some bullets, Goku punches another soldier down. Android 8 also accidentally attacks the first soldier.

After the fight they continue through the maze, when Android 8 figures out that General White is moving the walls. They use what they know to trick White and get around his little wall trick. They head up to the 6th floor where General White is located. After some talking General White pushes a button which opens a trapdoor in the floor. Android 8 and Goku then fall into a pit with the episode ending.


  • Goku vs. Ninja Murasaki
  • Goku vs. Red Ribbon Soldiers


Character Name FUNimation Original Japanese
Goku Stephanie Nadolny Masako Nozawa
Android 8 Mike McFarland Shōzō Iizuka
General White Kyle Hebert Tesshō Genda
Ninja Murasaki Duncan Brannan Takeshi Aono
Narrator Brice Armstrong Joji Yanami


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Brief summaryProving to be no match for Goku's skills oProving to be no match for Goku's skills on his own, Murasaki makes a desperate call for reinforcements. He summons the Red Ribbon Army's secret weapon, the monstrous Android Number 8! Though, there seems to be a flaw in the android's design, he hates violence! Number 8 defies his creators by teaming up with Goku. Together, they must work to survive General White's impossible tower maze.ive General White's impossible tower maze.
English titleMysterious Android no. 8 +
Episode number39 +

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