Manga (And Also Anime) Monday: (Your Childhood) Super

Happy Monday BaddaBing BaddaBlog readers! This is Manga (And Also Anime) Monday, the recurring segment where we talk about anything to do with either of those fantastic mediums. Today’s topic has transcended any for of cultural status and has become a fond childhood memory to many world wide. Yup, I’m writing about Dragon Ball. About time, right?

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I wrote about this a little bit, waaaaaaaaaaay back (like 3 or so months ago) when BaddaBing BaddaBlog had just started that Dragon Ball Z was getting a squeal. This sequel is fully canonical, with involvement from the original creator of Dragon Ball, Akira Toriyama, being involved in this new series. This makes the very lack lust series Dragon Ball GT (Giant Turd) no longer truly a part of the Dragon Ball timeline. Fans reacted incredibly well to the announcement of this new series, titled Dragon Ball Super, and have continued to enjoy it so far into its run. Here’s what’s been going on in the show if you have a desire to start watching it, but are turned of by the pilling backlog of episodes.

The first episodes of Dragon Ball Super begin by reintroducing the audience to their favorite characters. Not surprisingly they are largely unchanged from Dragon Ball Z. I’m pretty sure they included this just to show that the characters are different from how they were depicted in GT (Giant Turd). Two new characters are also introduced, Beerus the God of Destruction and Whis. Beerus is more or less going to be a frenemy this episode and Whis is going to be a pretty neutral character, bot seem interesting though. Beerus, looking to get into a fun fight, seeks out the fabled Super Saiyan God, which means he fights Goku and Vegeta. The fights are pretty standard, but Vegeta’s does have this great character building moment.

Just as one would expect, Goku powers up to Super Saiyan God and manages to successfully fight Beerus. He doesn’t beat the God of Destruction, but he puts on a good enough fight that the God decides not to blow up the planet. Super Saiyan God looks pretty cool, I like how it resembles Goku’s original kaioken power-up.

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In the next story arc Frieza is wished back to life through the power of the Dragon Balls. He wants revenge on Goku for killing him, because he’s still evil and stuff, and decides that he’s going to actually give a damn and train for his fight against him. This allows him to take a form that fans are affectionately referring to as Golden Frieza.

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I know it seems kinda lame, but I’m just glad we get more Frieza. A bunch of fighting ensues, which allows the side characters to get some action for a change.

Goku and Vegeta arrive from the training after a bit and use their new form to kill Frieza.

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Originally this form called Super Sayian God Super Sayian, but is shortened to Super Sayian Blue, because mouthfull. The two Sayians then leave to go train with Whis more and in the process they discover that there are alternate universes and that a fighting competition is going to be held between their universe and another.

And that’s where the story currently rests, you’re now fully prepared to jump back into this beloved franchise. If you enjoyed this post please like in and leave a comment down below. If you would like to stay up to date with BaddaBing BaddaBlog you can subscribe via email in the upper right tab. alternatively you could like the official Facebook Page or follow me, @LucasDeRuyter, on Twitter. I hope you all have a great week and be sure to come back here for Pop Culture Wednesday.

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Manga (And Also Anime) Monday: (Your Childhood) Super

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