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General Blue furiously executes the enormous electric eel with his bare hands

"The 21st World Martial Arts Tournament" (だいに十一回いっかい天下てんかいちどうかい Dai Nijūikkai Tenka'ichi Budōkai, lit. "The Twenty-First Number One Under Heaven Martial Arts Gathering") is a background music track (BGM), produced by Toei Animation and composed by prolific Japanese composer, Shunsuke Kikuchi. The track was created for the soundtrack of the original Japanese Dragon Ball series.

The track played during the Emperor Pilaf Saga, Tournament Saga, Red Ribbon Army Saga, General Blue Saga, Commander Red Saga, Fortuneteller Baba Saga, Tien Shinhan Saga, and King Piccolo Saga. It also briefly played in the Namek Saga. The track matched the struggles of Monster Carrot, Master Roshi, Yamcha, General Blue, Commander Red, Nam, Bacterian, Bandages the Mummy, Man-Wolf, and Tien Shinhan.

The track is confirmed to play during the following scenes:

Dai Nijuuikkai Tenka-Ichi Budokai as BGM[]


Monster Carrot prepares to face Goku

1. "Boss Rabbit's Magic Touch" - plays when Monster Carrot prepares to fight Goku and positions himself in a prepared stance.


The police spot Goku and Krillin

2. "Look Out for Launch" - plays when two officers are shown getting hit by Goku when he attempts to stand up for Launch.

Angry Bees

Goku dodging the bees during his training

3. "The Turtle Hermit Way" - plays when Goku and Krillin are seen dodging bees while they are tied to trees as a part of their training regimen.

4. "The Tournament Begins" - plays when Yamcha is running and training while performing his deadly Wolf Fang Fist.


Krillin knocks out his opponent

5. "Elimination Round" - plays when a bear contestant fights Krillin and is knocked out in the elimination round.

6. "Smells Like Trouble" - plays when Bacterian gets back up to fight Krillin.

7. "Quarterfinals Continue" - plays when Nam prepares to take out Ranfan.


Nam pulls off his deadly aerial maneuver

8. "Danger From Above" - plays when Nam uses his deadly and powerful aerial attack, the Cross Arm Dive, against Goku.

9. "Number One Under the Moon?" - plays when Great Ape Goku becomes enraged during his battle against Jackie Chun.


Goku infiltrates Muscle Tower

10. "Cold Reception" - plays when Goku is seen rushing outside Muscle Tower and is seen eliminating the Red Ribbon Army soldiers.


A pirate's skeleton is found

11. "Roshi Surprise" - plays during the ending when Krillin, Goku, and Bulma come across a deceased pirate's skeleton, while the narrator is explaining the whereabouts of the hidden pirate treasure.


General Blue struggles against a giant electric eel

12. "The Trap is Sprung" - plays when General Blue is seen executing a giant electric eel with extreme ferocity, showing that the eel's deadly electric power had no effect on Blue due to his superhuman might and telekinetic strength.

13. "A Real Bind" - plays when Commander Red retreats to his hideout in order to escape from Goku.

14. "A Real Bind" - plays when Colonel Violet infiltrates and robs Commander Red's vault as Red becomes infuriated.


Yamcha beats down the invisible man

15. "Deadly Battle" - plays when Yamcha beats down the invisible man after his appearance is revealed.

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Bandages squeezes Goku

16. "The Devilmite Beam" - plays when Goku struggles as Bandages the Mummy squeezes him with his bandages.

17. "Pilaf's Tactics" - plays when Emperor Pilaf, Shu, and Mai realize that Goku does not have his tail, so they cannot grab it.

18. "Terror and Plague" - plays when a tiger thief is attacked by Goku after trying to eat a girl.

19. "Full-Moon Vengeance" - plays when Man-Wolf attacks Jackie Chun after being teased.

20. plays when Tien Shinhan rushes at Jackie Chun, unleashing a combination of attacks.

21. "Victory's Edge" - plays when Tien attacks Goku with a strong punch as the episode concludes.


Darkness Master Roshi attacks Goku

22. "A Taste of Destiny" - plays when Goku attacks the emulated image of Master Roshi, created by the Darkness.

23. "Junior No More" - plays when Piccolo enlarges his body a second time and the ring crumbles as he becomes a colossus in size, hovering above Goku by a long margin.

24. "Outrageous Octagon" - plays when Pilaf, Shu, and Mai attempt to save their ship from toppling over a cliff and Goku surprises them by appearing in front of them.

Look Out Below - Dai

Gohan searching for the Dragon Ball

25. "Look Out Below" - plays when Raiti, Bulma, and Krillin wait as Gohan is lowered into the acidic water below to recover a Dragon Ball while wearing a suit that would temporarily suffice for his diving purposes. As Gohan is lowered into the water and a few moments pass, the rope that is used to lower him is completely burned by the acid.