No Balls!
No balls
Chapter Details
Chapter #: 2
Volume: 1
Kanji Title: 球がない!!
Rōmaji Title: Booru ga nai!!
Translated Title: No Balls!!
Release Date: 1984
English Release:
Saga: Emperor Pilaf Saga
Corresponding Anime episode(s): 2
Previous: Bloomers and the Monkey King
Next: Sea Monkeys

No Balls! (球がない!!, Booru ga nai!!; lit. "No Balls!!") is the second chapter of the Dragon Ball manga. Its anime counterpart is the episode "The Emperor's Quest".


The cover features Bulma inside of flying vehicle piloting it. Goku is seen wearing goggles on his head and riding the Flying Nimbus despite him not having it in the story yet.



Bulma's Capsule House

After Bulma and Goku cross a bridge on a motorcycle, Bulma declares that they should call it a night and uses one of her capsules to make a Capsule House appeat so they do not have to sleep outside. Inside, Goku is overwhelmed by the modern technology of lights and television. Bulma ends up smelling Goku and told him that he has too take a bath but Goku did not know what one was.


Bulma finding out that Goku's tail is real

Since Goku did not know what a bath was, Bulma had to give him one. While washing Goku, she discovered that Goku's tail was real and that it can move by itself. When Bulma found out she began to assume that all males had tails since that was the first time she saw a boy naked. After being freaked out by Goku's tail Bulma decides to calm herself down by having a bubble bath. While relaxing in a bath of her own, Goku ends up ruining it by barging in and making comments about how her breasts look like a butt.

At dinner time Goku shows a dislike for civilized foods, such as bread, so he goes out and catches a wolf and centipede for supper which ends up disgusting Bulma. When it comes time to get ready to bed, Goku plans on sleeping in bed with Bulma, but she makes a bed for him on the floor. While Bulma is brushing her teeth, she asks him what happened to his parents which Goku replies that he does not know but he thinks they abandoned him in the forest and his Grandpa found him and kept him. When Bulma explains that she is on her quest because of Summer vacation, Goku ends up not listening and falls asleep.


Goku finding out that girls don't have balls

Later on after the two have gone to sleep, Goku wakes up and goes over to a sleeping Bulma in her underwear and discovers Bulma's "pillow". Goku proceeds to lie between Bulma's legs and discovers that she lacks male genitalia and is shocked because he does not know the difference between men and women. His surprise wakes Bulma, and Goku shudders "you've lost your balls!" Bulma, thinking Goku was talking about Dragon Balls, rushes over to them to find that they are all intact. Afterwards a dark shadow of a Turtle is shown approaching the house.



  • Note: Bold + Italicized = First Appearance
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Differences from AnimeEdit


The Owl eating a mouse

  • The owl at the beginning is shown eating a mouse.
  • The location where bulma spawns her capsule house looks different.
  • Bulma turns the lights in the capsule house on from a clap but in the anime she turns them on from a switch.
  • When Goku was watching Bulma bathe, he was up close to the bathtub when in the anime he was watching from the doorway.
  • Bulma's reaction to Goku watching her take a bath was changed as well. In the manga she is surprised when she hears Goku's voice and slips deeper in the tub but in the anime she sees that Goku is watching her and she covers her breasts while dunks her head under the water. Also in the anime after Goku ran out from Bulma throwing stuff at him a shampoo bottle hits him in the forehead.
  • Emperor Pilaf, Shu and Mai do not appear.
  • Bulma leaves her motorcycle outside of the capsule over night as it can be seen in the background outside the house when Goku is cooking the wolf.
  • King Nikochan's spaceship making a cameo.


  • Bulma is wearing different clothes then she was in the first chapter which still took place in the same day. It is likely that she changed them because she wet herself in the previous chapter but she would have needed to get the Capsule House out to get different clothes on without Goku seeing it. Bulma is also riding a different motorcycle.


Volume 1: The Monkey King
Bloomers and the Monkey King · No Balls! · Sea Monkeys · They Call Him...the Turtle Hermit! · Oo! Oo! Oolong! · So Long, Oolong! · Yamcha and Pu'ar · One, Two, Yamcha-Cha! · Dragon Balls in Danger!! · Onward to Fry-Pan... · ...And Into the Fire!