Japanese Title: "Will the Power of Training Emerge?"
English Title: "Elimination Round"
Saga: The World Martial Arts Tournament!
Previously on Dragonball, Master Roshi revealed the actual success of Turtle Hermit training occurred from the continual training with weights after they both pushed a giant rock. While Goku and Krillin weren't excited with the idea of training this way, they soon found themselves taking off their shells and wearing nice suits that Launch prepared for all of them. After setting off for the tournament, Goku found himself reunited with Yamcha, Bulma, and his other friends, so they got together for a night of excitement before becoming enemies.
Today, the number of participants must be trimmed to 8 finalists, so an elimination tournament is held. Bulma isn't excited when she learns the group can't watch the qualifying round, so she gets Uulong ready to transform and help her. What other mischief will occur, especially when Krillin meets up with those he originally trained with?
Meet the cast:
Goku: Goku was raised by the wise Gohan, whom he refers to as Grandpa, but a tragedy led to Gohan's demise. After Bulma found Goku, he decided to accompany her and met Master Roshi. Once Roshi learned of the connection, he invited Goku to come for Turtle Hermit Training, an invitation Goku accepted. The training is now over, but what will the results of his training be?
Krillin: This young man arrived claiming to have a gift ready for Master Roshi, but he soon found himself searching for a girl for Roshi. After completing this adventure, Krillin was accepted into training with Goku and struck up a rivallry, which he found Goku usually winning. Now he's ready to fight and show his strength, but figures from teh past are ready to haunt him.
Bulma: Bulma found Goku and had him help her obtain the Dragonballs, which she hoped would allow her to find the perfect boyfriend. She soon discovered she didn't need the Dragonballs though as Yamcha and her became good friends, enough so where he moved in at her house. Now she's ready to cheer for Yamcha, Goku, and even Krillin, whom she has just met.
Oolong: This young pig may look like a weakling, but his ability to shape shift can come in handy, especially when they are searching for the Dragon Balls. Oolong saved the world from Emperor Pilaf's wish, and now he finds himself living with Bulma and having all the joys of life he previously wanted. With the tournament about to occur, Oolong has come out to cheer for his friends.
Puar: This innocent cat may look friendly enough, but she actually attended the same school Oolong went to, and she can hold her shape a lot longer than Oolong. Puar joined the gang when they realized Yamcha and Puar were actually willing to become friends, but her loyalty to cheering for Yamcha will always come first.
Yamcha: Don't let that face confuse you. This Yamcha is much older than the one who first appears, and he only loves one thing: money. After spending time with Goku and Bulma, he no longer fears women, and has a good relationship with Bulma, but he has decided to prove he is the world's best fighter so he can finally have a rematch with Goku. Will his self training prove to be enough?
Master Roshi: Known as the "Turtle Hermit," this old man knows Martial Arts, and a powerful move known as the Kamehameha Wave! Having trained the Ox King and Goku's Grandpa Gohan, he'll also train Goku and Krillin for the World Martial Arts Tournament! It's a well-known fact that Master Roshi has a big lust for beautiful women, but he tried to put aside his greed to watch the boys enjoy fighting. He may put a few obstacles in their way as the tournament progresses though to show tough love.
Launch: This girl has a split personality, two people in one! When Launch has blue hair she's kind, nervous, and a very loving lady. But when she sneezes, she turns into a blonde femme fatale with a mean criminal streak, and a really big arsenal of weaponry! Master Roshi decides its best to not have her at the tournament, so she stays at the Kami House but leaves the boys with a gift before going, suits that are identical to their masters.
Bacterian: Don't let that grin fool you, for Bacterian is considered to be one of the worlds greatest martial arts masters. He refuses to take a bath, so everyone who gets close to him must cover their nose and be distracted by his smell instead of the fight. The gang soon learns that even in the prelilms, he's one not to be taken lightly.
Elders of the Many Tree Temple: These boys fought side-by-side with Krillin and the Orinji temple, and they are marked as members of that temple by having six dots on their forehead. These boys have come out to fight in the tournament, and they find Krillin is in the same bracket, so the bullying resumes. What will happen when they actually go head-to-head?
Giran: This beast is a member of the previous tournaments final fight, and he's ready to show the world his beastly ways at all costs. First though he must fit in a crowded room to survive the elimination round.
Jackie Chun: Don't let this old mans looks confuse you, for he's considered to be one of the strongest fighters in the world. His fighting ways are similar to those of the Turtle Hermit, and he's come to stop Goku, Krillin, and Yamcha frmo winning the tournament, but can he get past the first round?
Nam: This man is seen in the background of the qualifying rounds of the tournament, and he is one of the first ones to advance to the finals, btu what skills are hidden behind this quiet demeanor?
Ranfan: Don't let her looks fool you. Ranfan has come to compete in the Worlds Martial Art tournament at all costs, and shes willing to use not only her looks but her body as well to win. Will she manage to survive the qualifying round?