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The Training of Kame-Sen'nin (天下一武道会はじまる！！, Tenkaichi Budoōkai Hajimaru!!; lit. "The Tenkaichi Budokai Begins!!") is the third volume of the original Dragon Ball manga series written by Akira Toriyama. It was released on June 10, 1986 in Japan and on March 2003 for the English version. It covers the beginning part of the Tournament Saga.
Volume introduction by Akira Toriyama
"One night about half a year ago, I took in a stray cat. It was a rainy night, so I took pity on it and figured that I would at least let it stay in the house until the rain let up. But it was a really friendly, cute cat, so we ended up keeping it as part of the family. It’s a jet-black cat, so its name is Koge ["char"]. As a result, my assistant Matsuyama-kun, a major cat-hater, is in a state of terror every time he comes over to work."
Kuririn arrives to train with Kame-Sen’nin, and both students are sent to fetch a cute “bouncy” girl for Kame-Sen’nin. The two rescue and bring back Launch, a criminal with a wicked sneeze! Goku and Kuririn begin their training for the Budōkai. Goku, Kuririn, Yamcha, and Jackie Chun all survive the qualifying rounds.
|25||"A Rival Arrives!!"|
|Character Debuts: Krillin|
|26||"Who's That Girl?"|
|Character Debuts: Launch|
|27||"Nothing to Sneeze At"|
|28||"Let the Training Begin!"|
|29||"Bad Day at Turtle Rock"|
|31||"It Only Gets Harder"|
|32||"Let the Contest Begin!!"|
|33||"Hard Work Pays!!"|
|34||"Strongest Under the Heavens!"|
|35||"The Battle is Set!!"|
|Character Debuts: World Tournament Announcer, Nam, Giran, Ranfan, Bacterian|
|36||"Match No. 1"|
- Goku vs. Fighter 69
- Krillin vs. Orin Temple Bully #1 (Fighter 94)
- Yamcha vs. Big Karate Guy (Unnumbered)
- Goku vs. Black boxer (Unnumbered)
- Krillin vs. Bruce Lee Impersonator (Unnumbered)
- Yamcha vs. Orin Temple Bully #2 (Unnumbered)
- Yamcha vs. Bald Kung Fu Guy (Unnumbered)
- Yamcha vs. Fighter 40
- Goku vs. Fighter 83
- Krillin vs. Fighter 97
- Bulma vs. Roshi (comically)
- Krillin vs. Bacterian
Differences from the anime
- The scenes in which Yamcha trained before the Tournament are not present in the manga.
|Volume 3: The Training of Kame-Sen'nin|
|A Rival Arrives!! · Who's That Girl? · Nothing to Sneeze At · Let the Training Begin! · Bad Day at Turtle Rock · Milk Run · It Only Gets Harder · Let the Contest Begin!! · Hard Work Pays!! · Strongest Under the Heavens! · The Battle is Set!! · Match No. 1|