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Return To The Tournament (第22回天下一武道会, Dai-Nijūnikai Tenka’ichi Budōkai; lit. "The Twenty-Second Tenka’ichi Budōkai") is the tenth volume of the original Dragon Ball manga series written by Akira Toriyama. It was released on November 10, 1987 in Japan, and in May 2003 for the English version. It finishes the Fortuneteller Baba Saga and begins the Tien Shinhan Saga.

Volume introduction by Akira Toriyama

Vol.10 15-11-1987

The cover flap image

"There’s practically nothing good about being nearsighted. When you go swimming at the pool or the beach, you can’t see any of the gals in their bathing suits! It often happens that I’ll think, “Oh!”, and hurry to put on my glasses, only for it to be an old lady, so I’ll hurry to take my glasses off again. There was even one time where the hot spring I went to had mixed bathing, but I had to swallow my tears because all I could see was a blur. Stupid nearsightedness! Everyone, please take care of your eyes."


As promised, Goku uses the Dragon Balls to revive Upa’s father, Bora. Three years pass as Goku travels around the world training. At the 22nd Tenka’ichi Budōkai, Goku meets Tenshinhan, a student of Kame-Sen’nin’s rival, Tsuru-Sen’nin. Tenshinhan defeats Yamcha, breaking his leg.


Main characters

Supporting characters


Chapter # Title
109 "A Second Helping of Pilaf"
A Second Helping of Pilaf
  • Original Title: ピラフ一味の再挑戦, Pirafu Ichimi no Saichōsen; lit. "Pilaf and His Gang Challenge Again"
110 "The Pilaf Machine"
The Pilaf Machine
  • Original Title: ピラフの大作戦, Pirafu no Daisakusen; lit. "Pilaf's Great Strategy"
111 "Reenter the Dragon"
Reenter the Dragon
  • Original Title: 神龍再び!!, Shenron Futatabi!!; lit. "Shenron Again!!"
112 "Go, Goku, Go!"
Go, Goku, Go
  • Original Title: 駆けろ!孫悟空, Kakero! Son Gokuu; lit. "Run, Son Goku!"
113 "Return to the Tournament"
Return to the Tournament
  • Original Title: 第22回天下一武道会, Dainijūnikai Tenkaichi Budōkai; lit. "The 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament"
114 "The Qualifying Rounds"
The Qualifying Rounds
  • Original Title: 予選サバイバル, Yosen Sabaibaru; lit. "Surviving the Preliminaries"
115 "King Chappa"
King Chappa
  • Original Title: 予選サバイバルその2, Yosen Sabaibaru Sono Ni; lit. "Surviving the Preliminaries, Part 2"
116 "The Doctored Lottery"
The Doctored Lottery
  • Original Title: つくられた対戦表, Tsukurareta Taisenhyō; lit. "The Doctored Lottery"
117 "Yamcha's Kamehameha!"
Yamcha's Kamehameha
  • Original Title: ヤムチャのかめはめ波, Yamucha no Kamehameha; lit. "Yamcha's Kamehameha"
118 "The Cruelty of Tenshinhan"
The Cruelty of Tenshinhan
  • Original Title: ヤムチャ破れる!!, Yamucha Yabureru!!; lit. "Yamcha is Destroyed"
119 "The Full Moon Grudge"
The Full Moon Grudge
  • Original Title: 満月の恨み, Mangetsu no Urami; lit. "The Full Moon Grudge"
120 "Look Out! The Dodon Blast!"
Look Out The Dodon Blast
  • Original Title: なんとどどん波, Nanto Dodonpa; lit. "A Dodonpa"


Volume 10: Return To The Tournament
A Second Helping of Pilaf · The Pilaf Machine · Reenter the Dragon · Go, Goku, Go! · Return to the Tournament · The Qualifying Rounds · King Chappa · The Doctored Lottery · Yamcha's Kamehameha! · The Cruelty of Tenshinhan · The Full Moon Grudge · Look Out! The Dodon Blast!

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