The Training of Kame-Sen'nin

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.


Main charactersEdit

Supporting charactersEdit


Chapter # Title
25 "A Rival Arrives!!"
A Rival Arrives
Character Debuts: Krillin
26 "Who's That Girl?"
Who's That Girl?
Character Debuts: Launch
27 "Nothing to Sneeze At"
Nothing To Sneeze At
28 "Let the Training Begin!"
Let the Training Begin
29 "Bad Day at Turtle Rock"
Bad Day At Turtle Rock
30 "Milk Run"
Milk Run
31 "It Only Gets Harder"
It Only Gets Harder
32 "Let the Contest Begin!!"
Let the Contest Begin
33 "Hard Work Pays!!"
Hard Work Pays
34 "Strongest Under the Heavens!"
Strongest Under the Heavens
35 "The Battle is Set!!"
The Battle is Set
Character Debuts: World Tournament Announcer, Nam, Giran, Ranfan, Bacterian
36 "Match No. 1"
Match No. 1

Differences from the animeEdit

  • The scenes in which Yamcha trained before the Tournament are not present in the manga.
Dragon Ball manga
The Monkey King · Wish Upon A Dragon · The Training of Kame-Sen'nin · Strongest Under The Heavens · The Red Ribbon Army · Bulma Returns · General Blue And The Pirate Treasure · Taopaipai & Master Karin · Test Of The All-Seeing Crone · Return To The Tournament · The Eyes of Tenshinhan · The Demon King Piccolo · Piccolo Conquers The World · Heaven And Earth · The Titanic Tournament · Goku vs. Piccolo · The World's Greatest Team · The Lord Of Worlds · Earth vs. The Saiyans · Goku Vs. Vegeta · Dragon Ball In Space · Battlefield Namek · The Ginyu Force · Goku vs. Ginyu · The Wrath of Freeza · Goku vs. Freeza · The Super Saiyan · Enter Trunks · The Red Ribbon Androids · Rise Of The Machines · The Terror of Cell · The Room Of Spirit And Time · The Cell Game · Gohan vs. Cell · Death Of A Warrior · The New Generation · Tournament of the Heavens · Mark of the Warlock · Boo Unleashed · Hercule To The Rescue · Last Hero Standing! · Goodbye, Dragon World

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