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The Volleyball Play (排球拳と戦闘パワー, Haikyū-Ken to Sentō Pawā; lit. "The Haikyū-Ken and Fighting Power") is the one hundred twenty-ninth chapter of the Dragon Ball manga. The chapter's anime counterpart is the first half of the episode "Victory's Edge".


The cover of this chapter shows Tien Shinhan and Goku ready to fight. Spectators such as Turtle, Oolong, Krillin, Jackie Chun and Master Shen are seen watching.


Now Tenshinhan’s going to finish Goku off. He tosses Goku up into the air, and then Tenshinhan does an about-face and calls out, “Haikyū-Ken, here I go!!!” Tenshinhan makes a really cute face, then slaps his hands together and rushes toward Goku, just before he falls back to the ring. “One!!” Tenshinhan bumps Goku back into the air with the back of his wrist. “Two!!” Tenshinhan holds his hands up over his head, setting Goku like a volleyball in the air. Tenshinhan then jumps up after Goku. “Attaaaaaack!!!!” Tenshinhan spikes Goku back down toward the ring, and Goku hits it hard, looking dead.

But Goku easily kicks back up, shocking everyone. Tenshinhan tells him he’s surprisingly tough, and Goku says he should start going all out. Tenshinhan laughs, and asks about that. Goku explains he only used his “Match Use Power”. “However, since it seems you want to kill me, I’m going to use my Battle Use Power!!” Tenshinhan wonders about this, then shrugs it off and calls Goku to bring it on. Goku rushes at Tenshinhan, then punches him in the face, socks him in the gut, and then kicks Tenshinhan across the ring. Goku then charges after Tenshinhan, flying under him. He kicks Tenshinhan in the back from below, sending Tenshinhan way up into the air.

Goku decides to fire a Kamehameha up at Tenshinhan, but stops just before the last “ha”. Tenshinhan then lands, taking a moment to regain his composure. He tells Goku how great this feels, since he’s never had a fight like this before. Kuririn thinks Goku’s stupid for stopping the Kamehameha, but Kame-Sen’nin explains to him that it would’ve been a waste of energy to use it now, as Goku blocks an elbow from Tenshinhan.






Volume 11: The Eyes of Tenshinhan
Kuririn's Master Plan · Goku vs. Panpoot · Tenshinhan vs. Jackie Chun · Young Tenshinhan · Goku vs. Kuririn · Goku vs. Kuririn, Part 2 · Goku vs. Kuririn, Part 3 · Goku vs. Tenshinhan · The Volleyball Play · The Fist of the Sun · Tsuru-Sen'nin · The Arms Race