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"You might wanna watch what you say, Krillin. When I sneeze, I change, and terrible things can happen."
Launch unto Krillin

"Look Out for Launch" (?ふしぎおんなランチ Fushigi na On'na no Ko Ranchi, lit. "The Peculiar Girl, Lunch") is the fifteenth episode of Dragon Ball and the second episode of the Tournament Saga. This episode first aired in Japan on June 4, 1986. Its original American airdate was September 7, 2001.



Launch walks into a Saloon

Goku and Krillin are traveling on the Flying Nimbus to search for a girl for Master Roshi. Meanwhile, in a western saloon, an innocent girl comes in and sits down. A large cowboy is waiting for a woman by the name of Launch and who is a fearsome thief and robber. This sweet, innocent girl does not fit the bill, but she then sneezes. Her sneeze causes her hair to turn blonde and she changes into the infamous Launch, the woman that the large cowboy was waiting for. The large cowboy is surprised and puts up his guard, but is easily beaten by Launch.


Goku saves Launch from the police

Launch takes out everyone in the saloon and leaves toward the railway tracks. There, she derails a train and steals some money from one of the train cars. She then quickly flees the scene. The police chase her and fire their guns, but their aim is way off. Launch then throws a grenade, destroying one of the cop cars. Launch then prepares to shoot the police car, but at that very moment, she sneezes. This turns her back into a sweet, innocent girl. The policemen then got out of their car to arrest Launch.

Coincidentally, Goku, and Krillin venture to the desert in search of a girl for Master Roshi. Goku hears the innocent girl yelling for help and he then goes to check things out. When they arrive, Goku defeats the two policemen with ease. After the rescue, Goku and Krillin decide that she would be good for Master Roshi and the trio head back to Kame House.


Launch in her bad form shooting Roshi, Krillin and Goku for making her wear a perverted outfit

Upon arrival, Goku takes Master Roshi out of the bathroom to meet her. Master Roshi is stunned, after seeing Launch. He then asks her to wear the "Master Roshi training armor", which is nothing more than black lingerie in reality. Launch begins to change into the "armor" outside but, before she is able to, Krillin suggests that she change inside, much to the irritation of Roshi. Master Roshi tells Goku and Krillin to also wear the lingerie, so he does not look suspicious. Launch emerges from the house, wearing the "armor". Soon after, she sneezes, turning herself into the mean Launch. She then fires her machine gun at Master Roshi, Krillin, and Goku. Luckily for them, Launch sneezes again, turning her back into her sweet, innocent form.

Major Events[]

  • Goku rescues Launch from the Police and brings her to Kame House.


  • Launch (Evil) vs. Tall Man, Tubs, Chibi, a Bartender, and Brown County Cowboys
  • Launch (Evil) vs. The Police
  • Goku vs. The Police





Differences from the Manga[]

  • All the scenes involving Launch at the Saloon in Brown County and her robbing the train are exclusive to the anime.


  • In the scene at the saloon, Akira Toriyama's manga counterpart "Tori-Bot" is shown on a poster as one of the criminals who had already been taken down, and he had the lowest bounty, possibly being comic relief. His name is also written in English with tall, bold letters, resembling the logo of the manga Akira.
  • The second bounty poster in between Tori-bot and Launch's is a gunman named Mark who is the antagonist in a chapter of a previous manga series by Akira Toriyama called Chobit.
  • The reward poster amounts are given in Dollars, not Zeni.
  • This is the first episode to not have Bulma in it.
  • The farmer seen when Goku and Krillin are looking for a woman resembles Mousse. This farmer also appears in Dragon Ball Z: Super Gokuden: Totsugeki-Hen.
  • Barry Watson, one of the producers of the English versions by Funimation, voices one of the cops (the one wearing sunglasses) who attempt to arrest Launch. The voice he uses appears to be an impersonation of Terry Klassen, who had voiced Krillin and several other characters in the original Canadian/Ocean Group dub of Dragon Ball Z. Klassen also worked as a writer on that aforementioned series and previously the BLT dub of the original Dragon Ball's first thirteen episodes, though he did not voice any parts in the latter.
  • This episode marks the only appearance of Launch's bad form wearing a complete set of her original outfit that consists of a red headband ribbon, a light-green midriff-baring crop top, yellow shorts with a red belt, brown fingerless gloves and red sporty shoes with green socks in the original Dragon Ball. In "The Turtle Hermit Way" and "Goku Goes to Demon Land", she's wearing the same outfit she wore in here but lacked her fingerless gloves. It won't be seen again until Dragon Ball Z's "Terror on Arlia".


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