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"They Call Him... the Turtle Hermit!" (かめせんにんきんとううん Kame sen'nin no Kintōun, lit. "Kame-Sen’nin’s Kinto-Un") is the fourth chapter of the Dragon Ball manga.


The cover shows Bulma standing in front of a colored background with various geometric shapes overlapping it while wearing a different outfit than she always wears, carrying an Uzi in one hand with her other hand on her hip as she has a smile on her face while standing next to a motorcycle. On the other hand, Goku appears in the background floating while holding the Power Pole.



Goku being accepted by the Flying Nimbus

Goku and Bulma greet the old man after he jumps off the turtle onto the beach. He tells them his name is Master Roshi, the turtle hermit. Turtle tells him that Goku was the one that helped him, so the old man attempts to give him the Immortal Phoenix but unfortunately, he forgot that it died because of tainted bird seeds. Goku is given the Flying Nimbus instead but Kame-sen'nin says only pure hearted people can ride it which rejected himself. When Goku attempted to get on it worked, and he flew around the beach happily.

Bulma, who desperately wanted something, asked if she can get something too. The old hermit agreed if she will show him her panties. Bulma lifts her night gown up to show him, but she did not know that Goku took them off of her earlier in the morning while she was sleeping so he saw more than we wanted. Kame-sen'nin, who got a nosebleed, decided to give Bulma something but while he was thinking Bulma spotted, he was wearing a Dragon Ball and said she wanted that instead, so he gave it to her. After telling Goku that she got another Dragon Ball Kame-sen'nin got hesitant on giving it to her but that changed when she lifted her dress up again at him.


Goku and Bulma arriving in Aru Village

After the hermit left, Goku and Bulma headed back to pack the Capsule House back into its Capsule. Just before doing so, Bulma went to change her clothes but was shocked to see that her panties are on the floor. Goku admits to taking them off of her while she was sleeping so she got mad and pulled out a machine gun and shot him and threatens to kill him if he ever does so again. Just before they head off, Bulma still wants to rise the nimbus, but Goku reminds her that she needs to be pure hearted, which she angrily assures Goku, and proceeds to jump on the nimbus only to be rejected and fall to the ground, leaving her crushed to know that she isn’t pure hearted, and forced to continue to depend on her capsules.

Three days later, Bulma finds out that the Dragon Radar indicates that they are close by to the next Dragon Ball. They discover Aru Village up ahead which is where it should be, so they decide to go into to town which they find to be suspiciously empty.





Differences from anime[]


Bulma finding Aru Village by the Dragon Radar

  • Scenes of Pilaf, Shu and Mai are not seen.
  • Goku and Bulma find out of the Dragon Ball in Aru Village from the Dragon Radar. In the anime they found out from Bulma dropping one of the balls and seeing it glow after crashing her motorcycle. However, it is implied through dialogue in the episode that the Dragon Radar was pointing them in that direction earlier.


  • In the VIZBIG edition the word "Panties" was changed to "Undies".


  • The beginning of this chapter takes place on September 2, Age 749. The ending (which takes place 3 days later) takes place on September 5.
  • Bulma goes through 3 different costume changes in this one chapter.
  • This is the first chapter to not introduce a new character.
  • Polka dots were added to Bulma's panties in the colored version from the Kanzenban edition.


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