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The Eyes of Tenshinhan (てんいちのスーパーバトル!! Tenka'ichi no Sūpā Batoru!!, lit. "The World's Greatest Super Battle!!") is the eleventh volume of the Dragon Ball manga series by Akira Toriyama. It was released on February 10, 1988 in Japan, and in May 2003 for the English version. It continues the Tien Shinhan Saga.


The Eyes of Tenshinhan

The Tenka'ichi Budôkai is heating up, and there can only be one winner! Last tournament's champion Jackie Chun goes up against three-eyed "Crane School" kung fu master Tenshinhan! Then, it's the long-awaited match between former classmates Goku and Kuririn—and guess who has some tricks up his sleeve! But Tenshinhan isn't just fighting to win, he's carrying out a deadly grudge—to avenge his master, the Crane Hermit, whose brother was killed by Goku. It all comes down to a final round so devastating the battlefield itself might not survive intact—let alone the spectators![1]


This section, or a part of it, has been transcluded from Return To The Tournament; any changes involving it should be made there instead. / 

Legend says whoever gathers the seven magical "Dragon Balls" will be granted any one wish. Son Goku, a young boy from the mountains, first heard the legend from a city girl named Bulma. After many adventures with Bulma, Goku decided he wanted to get stronger, and so he trained under Kame-Sen'nin, the great martial artist, even competing in the Tenka'ichi Budôkai (the "Strongest Under the Heavens" martial arts tournament). Now, three years later, its the new Tenka'ichi Budôkai…and Goku is stronger than ever! But so are his opponents, especially Chaozu and Tenshinhan, the students of Kame-Sen'nin's old rival! Now, Goku and Kuririn face a life-or-death match against Chaozu…[1]

Volume introduction by Akira Toriyama

A picture of Toriyama with his son

"This is the first time I've put my photo in this section. This is photo of me with my son, Sasuke. I may seem like a "show-off" parent for including my son, but it does beat having to come up with something to draw for this page. Maybe I'll start doing this from now on. Let's see, next time maybe I'll use a photo of my cat Koge, or my dog Mato. Hmmm… I think I'm onto something here…"[1]



Info below is retrieved from Viz Media.[1]

  • Son Goku - Monkey-tailed young Goku has always been stronger than normal. His grandfather Gohan gave him the nyoibō, a magic staff and Kame-Sen'nin gave him the kinto'un, a magic flying cloud.
  • Yamcha - A student of Kame-Sen'nin and Bulma's on-off boyfriend. He was seriously injured by Tenshinhan and taken to hospital.
  • Bulma - A genius inventor, Bulma met Goku on her quest for the seven magical Dragon Balls.
  • Lunch - A strange woman whose personality changes whenever she sneezes.
  • Kuririn - Goku's former martial arts schoolmate under Kame-Sen'nin.
  • Puar - Yamcha's shapeshifting friend.
  • Tsuru-Sen'nin (The "Crane Hermit") - The rival of Kame-Sen'nin, he teaches a different style of martial arts, whose signature move is the dodon-pa attack. His brother, Taopaipai, was an evil assassin who was hired to kill Goku.
  • Tenshinhan - A student of Tsuru-Sen'nin, he can fly and is a very proud fighter.
  • Kame-Sen'nin (The "Turtle Hermit") - A lecherous but powerful old man martial artist master, his signature move is the kamehameha attack. Like last time, he entered the Tenka'ichi Budôkai in disguise as "Jackie Chun" so as to test his disciples.
  • Chaozu - A student of Tsuru-Sen'nin, he can fly an use psychic powers.



Chapter # Title
121 "Kuririn's Master Plan"
Kuririn's Master Plan.jpg
  • Original Title: クリリンのだいさくせん Kuririn no Dai-Sakusen, lit. "Kuririn's Great Strategy"
122 "Goku vs. Panpoot"
Goku vs. Panpoot.jpg
  • Original Title: そんくうさんじょう!!! Son Gokū Sanjō!!!, lit. "Here's Son Goku!!!"
123 "Tenshinhan vs. Jackie Chun"
Tenshinhan vs. Jackie Chun.jpg
  • Original Title: じつりょくはくちゅう!! Jitsuryoku Hakuchū!!, lit. "Evenly Matched!!"
124 "Young Tenshinhan"
Young Tenshinhan.jpg
  • Original Title: わかテンシンハン Wakaki Tenshinhan, lit. "Young Tenshinhan"
125 "Goku vs. Kuririn"
Goku vs. Kuririn.jpg
  • Original Title: そんくうたいクリリン!! Son Gokū Tai Kuririn!!, lit. "Son Goku vs Kuririn!!"
126 "Goku vs. Kuririn, Part 2"
Goku vs. Kuririn, Part 2.jpg
  • Original Title: そんくうつよし!! Son Gokū Tsuyoshi!!, lit. "Son Goku The Mighty!!"
127 "Goku vs. Kuririn, Part 3"
Goku vs. Kuririn, Part 3.jpg
  • Original Title: クリリンのさくせんくうさくせん Kuririn no Sakusen, Gokū no Sakusen, lit. "Kuririn's Strategy, Goku's Strategy"
128 "Goku vs. Tenshinhan"
Goku vs. Tenshinhan.jpg
  • Original Title: てんいちのスーパーバトル!! Tenkaichi no Sūpā Batoru!!, lit. "The World's Greatest Super Battle!!"
129 "The Volleyball Play"
The Volleyball Play.jpg
  • Original Title: はいきゅうけんせんとうパワー Haikyū-Ken to Sentō Pawā, lit. "The Haikyū-Ken and Fighting Power"
130 "The Fist of the Sun"
The Fist of the Sun.jpg
  • Original Title: てんしんはんあせる! Tenshinhan Aseru!, lit. "Tenshinhan Feels the Heat!"
131 "Tsuru-Sen'nin"
  • Original Title: テンシンハンのうTenshinhan, Kunō!, lit. "Tenshinhan, in Anguish!"
132 "The Arms Race"
The Arms Race.jpg
  • Original Title: つるせんにんおんねんこうほう!! Tsuru-Sen'nin no Onnen Kikōhō!!, lit. "Tsuru-Sen'nin's Curse, the Kikōhō!!"


  • Krillin vs. Chiaotzu
  • Goku vs. Pamput
  • Tien Shinhan vs. Master Roshi (Jackie Chun)
  • Goku vs. Krillin
  • Goku vs. Tien Shinhan


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Viz Media (July 8, 2003).

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