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The Titanic Tournament (群雄割拠! Gun’yū Kakkyo!, lit. "Rivals Standing Their Ground!") is the fifteenth volume of the original Dragon Ball manga series written by Akira Toriyama. It was released on December 6, 1988 in Japan, and on May 19, 2004 for the English version. It continues through the Piccolo Jr. Saga.

Volume introduction by Akira Toriyama

Vol.15 11-12-1988

The cover flap image, one of Akira Toriyama's beloved children

"I’m running too low on material, be it illustrations or photos, to put in this space, so I’ve finally been forced to pull out a picture of myself from when I was a kid. Around then, I got these weird lumps, or growths, or something on my head, and ended up looking just like a Kewpie doll. Apparently, I had to get them surgically removed. Even now, the unbecoming scars from the surgery are still clearly visible on my head, so I can’t shave off my hair."


Tien Shinhan easily defeats Mercenary Tao, while Goku defeats Chi-Chi. Demon Junior (Piccolo) easily takes out Krillin. Inhabiting Hero’s body, Kami defeats Yamcha. Finally, Goku defeats Tien.


Main characters

Supporting characters


Chapter # Title
169 "Tenshinhan vs. Taopaipai"
Tenshinhan vs. Taopaipai
  • Original Title: 天津飯と桃白白 Tenshinhan to Taopaipai, lit. "Tenshinhan and Tao Pai-pai"
170 "The Assassin's Struggle"
The Assassin's Struggle
  • Original Title: 殺し屋桃白白のあがき, Koroshiya Taopaipai no Agaki; lit. "The Hitman Tao Pai-pai's Struggle"
171 "Goku Gets Married!"
Goku Gets Married
  • Original Title: 孫悟空の結婚 Son Gokū no Kekkon, lit. "Son Goku's Marriage"
172 "Kuririn vs. Demon Junior"
Kuririn vs. Demon Junior
  • Original Title: クリリン対マジュニア Kuririn Tai Ma Junia, lit. "Kuririn vs Ma Junior"
173 "Kuririn vs. Demon Junior, Part 2"
Kuririn vs. Demon Junior, Part 2
  • Original Title: クリリン対マジュニア勝負決す!!, Kuririn Tai Ma Junia Shōbu Kessu!!; lit. "Kuririn vs Ma Junior: Settling the Score!!"
174 "Yamcha vs. Shen"
Yamcha vs. Shen
  • Original Title: ヤムチャ対シェン Yamucha Tai Shen, lit. "Yamcha vs Shen"
175 "Shen"
  • Original Title: シェン Sh-e-n, lit. "S–H–E–N"
176 "Goku vs. Tenshinhan"
Goku vs. Tenshinhan chap176
  • Original Title: 孫悟空VS天津飯 Son Gokū Bāsesu Tenshinhan, lit. "Son Goku vs Tenshinhan"
177 "Goku vs. Tenshinhan, Part 2"
Goku vs. Tenshinhan, Part 2
  • Original Title: スピード Supīdo, lit. "Speed"
178 "Tenshinhan's Secret Move!"
Tenshinhan's Secret Move
  • Original Title: 天津飯自信の必殺技! Tenshinhan Jishin no Hissatsu Waza!, lit. "Tenshinhan’s Prided Surefire Technique!"
179 "The Two Weak Points"
The Two Week Points
  • Original Title: ふたつの弱点, Futatsu no Jakuten, lit. "Two Weak Points"
180 "Kami-sama vs. the Demon King"
Kami-sama vs. the Demon King
  • Original Title: ピッコロ大魔王対神様 Pikkoro Daimaō Tai Kamisama, lit. "Piccolo Daimaō vs God"


  • Tien Shinhan vs. Mercenary Tao
  • Goku vs. Chi-Chi
  • Piccolo vs. Krillin
  • Hero vs. Yamcha
  • Goku vs. Tien Shinhan
  • Piccolo vs. Hero

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Volume 15: The Titanic Tournamment
Tenshinhan vs. Taopaipai · The Assassin's Struggle · Goku Gets Married! · Kuririn vs. Demon Junior · Kuririn vs. Demon Junior, Part 2 · Yamcha vs. Shen · Shen · Goku vs. Tenshinhan · Goku vs. Tenshinhan, Part 2 · Tenshinhan's Secret Move! · The Two Weak Points · Kami-sama vs. the Demon King
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