It’s been a little bit since I talked about Dragon Ball Super on here. I did do a big Dragon Ball Collab with Leth from Lethargic Ramblings and Shoujo from Shoujo’s Rambling a couple months ago and that was fun. Still, I feel like I should talk a little more indepth on my thoughts of what I’ve seen so far. I mean, there was an arc that finished and another one started since then. Those are big things to occur, I think. Maybe? Maybe not? Either way, I about Super anyway. Besides, there is a new movie trailer to discuss as well.
By the way, I know that the show is technically over. This is the one show that you could call me a dub only watcher. Somebody tried to use that as a derogatory term against me on twitter and I couldn’t help myself laughing at it. That’s still the way that I prefer it and you can’t change my mind about it. I’m that stubborn.
Zamasu/Goku Black Arc
This was the weirdest and possibly worst end that I’ve seen from anything Dragon Ball. I am not a fan of having a literal deus ex machina ending because it means that our characters didn’t have to work for it. Isn’t working and struggling to get somewhere the point of shonen battle series? Either way, the rest of the arc was alright. I do have some issues with our protagonists not being able to understand how time travel works, but whatever. The character stuff was what mattered, and Dragon Ball Super was able to deliver on that front decently.
Future Trunks was able to hold his ground and stand up for what he thought was right and that was mattered until it didn’t. He and the survivors of the Earth that was decimated by Zamasu and Goku Black fought off and destroyed Zamasu until they didn’t, and I already talked about that. I do have to say that a broken god and Goku as a complete evil villain were fun concepts that I am glad I got to see explored a little bit. So in the end, this arc was alright for me. It also leads to some fun filler episodes that I had an absolutely blast watching.
Beginning of The Universe Survival Arc
At this point, only the exhibition arc has been completed on Toonami and that was a lot of fun. The trio of danger was a good foe for our characters Buu, Gohan, and Goku. Their abilities were interesting and they provided some good threats for our crew. Well, except Goku. I mean, Goku does have the ability to access god energy and nobody except Universe 6 knew about so that was always a fun shock. In fact, it’s always fun to see people play down Goku’s ability and then shown how wrong they are after the fact. Seeing Gohan and Buu fight was good too, because it’s been a while since we’ve seen of them in combat. Having the focus taken away from Goku for a little bit was worth it. Also, each fight was only an episode long so it was easy to keep engaged with all of them.
Now there are some other ideas that seemed interesting. For one, having Goku in a villain role for wanting to have this universe wide tournament in the first place is an interesting idea. While Goku has played the role of hero in a lot of situations because he fights many villains over the years. All of those situations just involved Goku fighting somebody stronger, so he has only been a hero by happenstance. Having all the universes other then ours placing Goku as a villain makes sense here and I would like to see how this plays out. The thing that ruins it are the Omni King saying that whoever loses the up coming tournament has their universe wiped out of existence, BUT it was said that these universes would be deleted anyway because their mortal levels too well. Goku gave these universes a chance to live, but the other universes never acknowledged that. I guess they might have wanted to be taken out of existence without knowing about it? I suppose ignorance is bliss.
Dragon Ball Super Broly (movie)
The more trailers that appear for this film, the more excited I am about it. I never liked Broly because he always seemed like a muscle head that has no inner complexity to him that is not worth having three DBZ movies after him. This more Toriyama built Broly seems to come from a much more sensical and sympathetic back story. So yay, he can have actual character now. The visuals look amazing as well and hearing about how Vegeta is going to have a bigger role in this film makes me even more excited, because Vegeta deserves so much more then what the franchise has given him up to this point. There is so many things to be excited about here, so yay! I hope the hype I am building for myself doesn’t ruin this film for me.
I am a little conflicted about some of the story changes though. This movie’s backstory is changing what was made by years of Toei’s canon so that we get much more Superman story then what we were originally given. Having Goku making the trip to Earth when he was a toddler instead of a baby changes things a little bit. Still, I don’t mind it. I mean I do like the Bardock film a lot, but if this movies’ backstory could be as interesting as that film, then this change can be considered a win in my eyes.
IF you have watched all of Super, please don’t spoil things for me. I have a general knowledge of what happens in the Universe Survival Arc, but I want to see how everything plans out and leads to that point. Thank you for indulging me in this.
I have noticed that a lot of Dragon Ball Super’s flaws are the same kind of flaws that DBZ had, so I have been enjoying Super even more since that fact. Watching new Dragon Ball after watching other different for anime for years has been a very eye-opening experience for me. Thank you for enjoying my Dragon Ball posts, even if they come out inconsistently.