Wish Upon A Dragon (ドラゴンボール危機一髪, Doragon Booru Kiki Ippatsu; lit. "Critical Moment for the Dragon Balls") is the second volume of the original Dragon Ball manga series by Akira Toriyama. It was released on January 10, 1986 in Japan and on March, 2003 for the English version. It covers thirteen chapters; the second half of the Emperor Pilaf Saga and the very beginning of the Tournament Saga.
Volume introduction by Akira Toriyama
"Happy New Year. …Which means that I, who made my debut in comics at my 23rd New Year’s, have now come to my 30th. I’ve thoroughly managed to become a “real” cartoonist. Anyhow, this is a tough business: it seems like, if you’ve got work to do, then you’re so busy that there’s no time for sleep, but if you don’t have any work, then you don’t know what to do with yourself, and there’s nothing to do but sleep. I really hate being busy, but I also don’t like not knowing what to do, so I’m doing my best."
Kame-Sen’nin puts out the fire on Mt. Frypan, with the Kamehameha. Lord Pilaf summons Shenlong, but Oolong wishes for a pair of panties instead. Seeing the full moon, Goku transforms into a giant ape, defeating Pilaf and nearly killing his friends. Goku heads to Kame-Sen’nin’s for training.
|12||"In Search of Kame-Sen'nin"|
|13||"Fanning the Flame"|
|14||"Kame Kame Kame Kame Kame Chameleon"|
|15||"At Sixes and Sevens"|
|16||"One Goal, One Enemy"|
|Character Debuts: Monster Carrot|
|18||"Who's Got My Balls?!"|
|Character Debuts: Mai, Shu and Emperor Pilaf|
|19||"At Last... the Dragon!"|
|20||"Just One Wish!!"|
|22||"The End of the Tale"|
|24||"The High Price of Education"|
- Chi-Chi vs. Master Roshi
- Goku vs. Rabbit Mob
- Goku, Yamcha & Puar vs. Monster Carrot
- Great Ape Goku vs. Emperor Pilaf, Shu & Mai (in airplane)
- Yamcha, Oolong & Puar vs. Great Ape Goku
Differences from the anime
- In the anime, Emperor Pilaf messes around with Goku and the others using a giant pinball just after taking Goku's Four-Star Ball, but that scene was not present in the manga.
|Volume 2: Wish Upon a Dragon|
|In Search of Kame-Sen'nin · Fanning the Flame · Kame Kame Kame Kame Kame Chameleon · At Sixes and Sevens · One Goal, One Enemy · Carrot Top · Who's Got My Balls?! · At Last... the Dragon! · Just One Wish!! · Full Moon · The End of the Tale · Separate Ways · The High Price of Education|