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The Land of Korin (魔境の聖地カリン, Makyou no Seichi Karin; lit. "The Haunted Karin Holy Land") is the first episode of the Commander Red Saga and the fifty-eighth episode in the Dragon Ball series. The episode first aired on April 15, 1987.



Bora is not affected by bullets

At the beginning of the episode we see General Blue on a camel in the middle of the desert, cursing about his damaged hair. Meanwhile, at the Red Ribbon Army Headquarters, Commander Red is playing pool. Then we see Captain Yellow's army looking at a Dragon Ball, which is in the crater of a volcano. We then see Bora and his son, Upa, harpoon fishing. After they harpoon one, it is then eaten by a larger fish which tries to attack Upa, but Bora easily defeats the fish.


Mercenary Tao arrives at the Red Ribbon Army Headquarters

Later on, Captain Yellow’s army has a helicopter to get the Dragon Ball, but as they have a man lowered in the crater to retrieve it, the volcano erupts, which blows the Dragon Ball away. It lands near Bora and Upa's home. Captain Yellow's battalion then goes to search for it. They find the Dragon Ball in Bora's hands. Captain Yellow tells his army to kill Bora. We then see Goku talking about the dragon ball. Bora defeats or kills everyone except Captain Yellow.


Captain Yellow seeing Goku flying on a cloud

Captain Yellow comes back after Commander Red tells him to and steals Upa. Goku hears Upa yelling for Bora to help him, and Goku punches Captain Yellow out of the plane after realizing he was a part of the Red Ribbon Army, releasing and saving Upa. Goku goes and talks to Bora, and sees that the Dragon Ball he is holding is the Four-Star ball. (Grandpa Gohan's Dragon Ball). Meanwhile, General Blue arrives at the gate of the Red Ribbon Army Headquarters where there are two guards who do not realize who he is and fire at him. After General Blue knocks out one of the guards, the other one then realizes who he is and opens the gate for him. You then see Mercenary Tao talking to Commander Red.


  • The 5th Shunsuke Kikuchi music package for the franchise starts here. The cues were designated "M3XX" codes.


Commander Red Saga
The Land of Korin · The Notorious Mercenary · Tao Attacks! · Korin Tower · Sacred Water · The Return of Goku · The Last of Mercenary Tao · Confront the Red Ribbon Army · A Real Bind · The End of Commander Red

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