Dragon Ball

Season 1 Episode 3

The Nimbus Cloud of Roshi

Aired Weekdays 6:30 PM Aug 22, 2001 on Cartoon Network
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Turtle arrives the next morning with an elderly old man who possesses a Dragon Ball. However, Bulma will have to do a little more than she is used to to get the Dragon Ball.

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  • another entertaining episode with a few laughs, and some good monsters in


    “The Nimbus Cloud of Roshi” see’s Goku and Bulma continue to take the turtle (from last episode) to the sea. On the way they fight a bear with a Mohawk. Finally, when they get to the sea the turtle takes the duo to the “Turtle Hermit” Roshi. Roshi gives Goku the Flying Nimbus (Harry Potter Anyone? It even looks like a snitch! JK Rowling copying Dragonball??? Wtf???) Cloud. He also has a Dragonball which he gives to Bulma (She’s got 4 now). This episode also see’s the Emperor continue to search for the Dragonball. Again this is another entertaining episode with a few laughs, and some good monsters in. Overall: 8 out of 10


    As a token of appreciation, Master Roshi presents Goku with the Flying Nimbus Cloud a magical flying cloud that can be ridden only by someone pure of heart. He gives Bulma an orange bauble that he wears around his neck, a seemingly worthless stone that had watched up on the beach. It turns out that this "bauble" is in fact a Dragon Ball. Unfortunately for our friends, Emperor Pilaf and his aids Mai and Shao are also after this same Dragon Ball.and now they know that Bulma has it.moreless
Donald Brown

Donald Brown

Giant Bear (1995 dub)

Guest Star

Michael Donovan

Michael Donovan

Master Roshi (1995 dub)

Guest Star

Masaharu Satou

Masaharu Satou

Wani (Japanese Version)

Guest Star

Donald Brown

Donald Brown

Emperor Pilaf (1995 dub)

Recurring Role

Mike McFarland

Mike McFarland

Master Roshi

Recurring Role

Chuck Huber

Chuck Huber

Emperor Pilaf

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Un-Edited Scene: The shot of Bulma shooting Goku and the others after finding that she actually flashed the perverted Kame-Sennin was kept in the dub of this episode. This is especially strange, since the previous episodes edited out similar cases of gun violence as well as minor things like farting.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Bulma: I guess we'll both have to take the Flying Nimbus, it'll be faster.
      Goku: But didn't Master Roshi say you had to be pure of heart to ride the Flying Nimbus?
      Bulma: What's that supposed to mean? I'm probably the purest person you know!
      Goku: All right! (calls down the Flying Nimbus) Go ahead, give it a try.
      (Bulma falls off the Flying Nimbus)

    • (to Pilaf as he leaves)
      Roshi: Have fun at the bottom of the ocean!
      Pilaf: Thank you!

    • Master Roshi: I can give you something else out ... You have to show me your panties first.
      Turtle: A man in your position Elder, how dare you?
      Master Roshi: So what of it? Even an elder wants to see panties occasionally.
      Turtle: No wonder you couldn't ride the Kinto'un.
      Master Roshi: Be quiet!
      Bulma: Well, alright, I think I can manage that.
      (Bulma shows her panties to Master Roshi, not realizing, that she isn't wearing anything at all underneath her outfit)
      Bulma: (faking embarrassment) I'm so embarrassed.
      Master Roshi: Did you see that? What a bonus!
      Bulma: Well I haven't said I was going to give you that.
      Master Roshi: I may able to see it for lots of money.
      Bulma: Sure you can, here see it! (Bulma flashes Roshi again)
      Master Roshi: Okay, I'll give it to you.
      Bulma: We did it! We did it!
      Master Roshi: I should've brought a camera.

  • NOTES (8)

    • Original Japanese Title: 亀仙人のキント雲 (Kame-sennin's Kinto-Un)

    • Original Japanese Airdate: March 12, 1986 (7:00 – 7:30PM, Wednesday, Fuji TV)

    • Manga Correlation:
      - Chapter 003, "Goku - Running to the Sea" (Pages 8-End)
      - Chapter 004, "Kame-sennin's Kinto-Un" (Pages 1-13)

    • Recurring Character Debut: Master Roshi (Kame Sennin in the original Japanese Version)

      Master Roshi is introduced into the series as a perverted old man, who is actually stronger than he looks. He had also taught Son Gohan, Goku's adoptive grandfather, before he passed away.

    • Mystical Object Debut: Nimbus (Kinto'Un in the Japanese Version)

      Nimbus is a magical cloud given to Goku from Master Roshi. Only those of pure heart can physically get on the cloud-type creature as a means of transportation.

    • Master Roshi's name in the original Japaneses Version is Kame-Sen'nin (meaning "Turtle Hermit"). He is also known as the Lord Muten Roshi-- the Invincible Old Master.

    • Canadian Dub Title: Roshi's Nimbus Cloud

    • Episode Edit: In the original version, Roshi demands that Bulma show him her panties in return for the Dragonball he possesses. Bulma doesn't know that Goku removed her panties the previous night, and just pulls up her dress, giving Roshi more than he bargained for. In the edited version, he simply asks for a date.