Final Impressions: Dragon Ball Super

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Ka Ka Kachi Daze!!!!!!!. Wow, after a whopping 131 episodes, DBS or Dragon Ball Chou has finally come to an end.

This series first aired way back in 2015. You can read my first initial impression on the series. That post was written almost 3 yrs ago.

Leading on from my first impression, dragon ball super essentially cut up two of it’s movies and practically made them for tv. The very first arc, battle of the gods is essentially bringing in the casual viewers that has not seen the movie or not been keeping up with the show for a long time. To help re-establish the characters, whether they are main or secondary. Needless to say, Piccolo and Gohan is just fodder at this point.

The second movie is resurrection F. This is bringing back an old time favourite villain and nemesis of Goku, that being Frieza. And he brings in a new power-up form, golden Frieza.

There are two main tourney arcs and a brand new arc featuring future Trunks. With some pointless fillers thrown in between.

Now I will be honest, the first tourney arc I skipped. So I really can’t say, however watching later episodes I kind of the got the gist that Beerus has a twin brother Champa. Now comes the brand new arc.

Black Goku arc. This arc had it all, intrigue and suspense. With what looked like a corrupted Goku. It had me guessing, did the famous line “you either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become a villain” finally come true for Goku?. Well, it sort of applies. It’s revealed that a Kai in training is the real villain. As to how he became Goku, spoilers…so not telling!.

In one sense, it’s great that this arc gives more precedence to future Trunks. He could have become a forgotten character after the whole Cell arc. But it’s nice the writers put him back in the fore front. Now here comes the worst aspect of this arc. The bloody ret-conning of Vegito and the potara earrings.

Now comes the final arc; the tourney of power (or powah!). I won’t spoil it for those that haven’t seen it yet. All I can say is, this dragon ball super arc is pretty much a treat for the long standing fans of the show. You could see what the wish will be from a mile away, however the winner of the tourney surprised me a lot. This arc also brought in two favourite OSTs. Limit break x survivor. And the insert song, when Goku gets a temporary transformation. And the title of the song is Ka Ka Kachi Daze – ultimate battle. Yes, the opening for this post.

The show in general had its ups and downs. The filler arcs were just out right boring and pointless. Art bounced up and down, from being animated really well, to at times pretty poor. Why they removed Buu from the tourney arc, is never explained. Just that’s is a “Buu thing”.

Despite some of the short comings, dragon ball super is a long standing series that I enjoyed.


5 thoughts on “Final Impressions: Dragon Ball Super

  1. I probably won’t watch this, as I have a low threshold for filler. Glad to hear that the series overcame its rough start (dat terrible animation) and ended up being an improvement over GT. I get the feeling that the writers don’t know what to do with Buu. He is super powerful, but he’s so silly that they don’t want to use him.

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  2. Mannn I dunno. I’ve been a fan of Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z since I was a kid, but they really lost me at GT, I watched both the Battle of the Gods and I own the Resurrection F movie, but turning just those 2 movies plus a couple of tournaments into 131 episodes does seem like it’d leave room for a lot of pointless filler like you said. I’m not sure If I realllllly want to start it.

    The thing I hated the most as the series went on was just how insignificant everyone that wasn’t Goku or Vegeta became. It’s cool that they give Trunks another arc in this, but the reason I liked Res F so much more than Battle of the Gods was because we got to see almost everyone else in action again. Tien, Krillin, Gohan, Piccolo, etc. and it felt like they still had some kind of purpose.

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    1. Skip the fillers, they were just a waste of time. The last tourney arc did them justice, they got some screen time too. Kril just a tad too short. Android 17 & 18 get some love too in the final arc. Yeah, I agree DB has a terrible attitude towards other characters, as you said correctly it neglects them in favour of Vegeta and Goku. Which is a shame.

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  3. Dragon ball has always been my fave tv series. Since episode 1. the beginning of goku. I’ve been a fan of his great adventures. until fighting his final battle with Jiren along side with frieza, that fight was awesome.

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    1. Yeah, that fight was just amazing. Really nice to see that Toriyama didn’t go with yet another power boost, but ended it with Goku and Vegeta being on par with each other.


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