Hard Work Pays!!
Hard Work Pays
Chapter Details
Chapter #: 33
Volume: 3
Kanji Title: 修業の威力!!
Rōmaji Title: Shugyō no Iryoku!!
Translated Title: Hard Work Pays!!
Release Date: June 10, 1986
English Release: March 2003
Saga: Tournament Saga
Corresponding Anime episode(s): 19
Previous: Let the Contest Begin!!
Next: Strongest Under the Heavens!

Hard Work Pays!! (修業の威力!!, Shugyō no Iryoku!!) is the thirty-third chapter of the Dragon Ball manga. Its anime counterpart is the end of "The Tournament Begins" and the first half of the episode "Elimination Round".


The cover page features Goku climbing a tree, while Krillin sits on a stone wall and Master Roshi looks behind him towards the reader. The cover is in color, and uses a red-black color palette.


The chapter begins with Master Roshi guiding Goku and Krillin to the preliminaries. Since only fighters are allowed in, Roshi bids ado and gives the boys each a pair of fighting outfits, each with his insignia on the left chest.

Once in the room that the preliminaries are being held in, Krillin begins to have doubts about the tournament. The announcer of the preliminaries states that 137 people have entered the tournament, meaning that it will be a trying day for all participants. After he announces the rules of the round, each fighter must draw a number out of a box, which will place them in one of four divisions.

As everyone has drawn their number, the another announcer yells out Goku and a large, Russian fighter's numbers. The match begins, with Goku going through the man's legs. Looking around for the little fighter, the man falls out of the ring, making Goku the winner. Goku jumps out of the ring and tells Krillin not to go all out unless he is up against a powerful opponent. As he tells Krillin this, the monks of Orin Temple come over and pick on him. One of them reveals that he will be fighting Krillin, much to the chagrin of the little boy.

The next match is between Krillin and the bully monk from earlier. When the man comes into attack, Krillin jumps over him and kicks him in the stomach, sending the bully through the wall, making Krillin the victor.




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

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