DB Episode 23

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Goku getting wrapped in Giran's Merry-Go-Round Gum.
Goku getting wrapped in Giran's Merry-Go-Round Gum.

Goku finds out he is fighting a monster called Giran. Goku and Giran are about to fight, when it starts raining and the match is postponed. Goku is in a restaurant eating with his friends, when they see Giran order milk. As he does the monks from the Orin Temple start laughing at Giran, and he threatens them all. He then tells the bar tender for more milk, and starts attacking the monks. Before the glass is filled, he has beaten all of them. Yamcha then stands up to Giran, for not stopping. After a small altercation between the two, Jackie Chun steps in and tells them to stop.

The next day they start the match. As they fight, Goku throws Giran out of the ring and believes he has won, but Giran can fly and comes back in the ring and shoots Merry Go Round Gum around Goku, trapping him. He then throws Goku far away, but he calls the Flying Nimbus and lands back in the ring. The judges say that they would allow it, but he is forbidden to use it again. As Giran is about to hit Goku again, his tail grows back, and he manages to stay in the ring. Goku breaks free from the purple rings and Giran surrenders and Goku advances to the semifinals.



Voice cast

Character Japanese dub Blue Water dub FUNimation dub
Son Goku Masako Nozawa Zoe Slusar Stephanie Nadolny
Jackie Chun Kōhei Miyauchi Dean Galloway Mike McFarland
Kuririn Mayumi Tanaka Dan Gascon Laurie Steele
Bulma Brief Hiromi Tsuru Leda Davies Tiffany Vollmer
Yamucha Tōru Furuya Victor Atelevich Christopher R. Sabat
Ranfan Yoko Kawanami ?? Laura Bailey
Tenkaichi Tournament Announcer Hirotaka Suzuoki ?? Eric Vale
Oolong Naoki Tatsuta Corby Proctor Bradford Jackson
Puar Naoko Watanabe Kris Simms Monika Antonelli
Giran Banjō Ginga ?? Andrew Chandler
Narrator Joji Yanami Steve Olsen Brice Armstrong

Differences from the manga


  • The rainstorm at the beginning that postpones the match and has everyone wait at the restaurant.


  • Goku's tail grows back in this episode, which marks a bad moment in the tournament between him and Jackie Chun a few episodes later.
  • The Tenkaichi Tournament Announcer says that the reason the Kinto Un is allowed for one time only is because it is a natural part of the environment due to it being a cloud.


First World Martial Arts Championship Saga
Goku's Rival? AppearsThe Peculiar Girl, LunchTraining-- The Rock HuntWith Life at Stake! Milk DeliveryThe Turtle Hermit's Intense TrainingThe Tenkaichi Tournament Begins!Will it Appear?! The Power From the TrainingWatch Out! KuririnYamucha vs. Jackie ChunHe's Here! The Mighty Foe GiranKuririn's Desperate Offensive and Defensive BattleGet up, Goku! The Fearsome Tenku pekeji-kenThe Final Round!! Kamehame-HaGoku's Greatest Pinch!Clash!! Power vs. Power