Preview: Dragon Ball Super

dragon ball superThe hype machine is moving steadily towards the new Dragon Ball Super release.

A lot of mainstream media have caught up to the new Dragon Ball series such as The Verge, Kotaku, Techno Buffalo and Rolling Stone, indicating that the Dragon Ball franchise is still pretty much alive among the general public.

The story of Dragon Ball Super is set a few years after the defeat of Majin Buu and an even stronger opponent will make its debut. This character will probably be introduced with the “I’ve never sensed anything like it before”-sentence to make the story move forward.

The adaptation will be produced by Toei Animation with producer Atsushi Kido who has worked on parts of the Freeza Arc, which was obviously one of the best saga’s. The Freeza arc was diverse in its setting since it was set in space and on the planet Namek. First opposing parties such as Goku and Vegeta gathered the strength to defeat Freeza, which gave the story the necessary background stories about the Saiyans.

Following Freeza, the most interesting arc were the Cell Games. After that the story began to decline in its execution with transforming Buu into different shapes and sizes. A lot of the action took place on earth with minor arcs in the world of the dead. It became less diverse and especially the Buu saga dragged on.

It will be interesting to see which route Dragon Ball Super will follow. Will it take the road of the original Dragon Ball Z franchise with more slow paced filler episodes or will it leave out unnecessary plot elements and rush through the series like Dragon Ball Kai? Dragon Ball Super will be airing in July 2015.

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3 thoughts on “Preview: Dragon Ball Super

  1. CheesyJ says:

    I would be fair to say that I’m happy to relive a part of childhood once again. Dragonball Z had such a great impact on my imagination as a kid, and has stuck to me ever since. Despite being excited for the new series, I’ll keep my expectations lower than usual because GT left a bad taste in my mouth. Let’s see how it plays out.

    • ninetybeats says:

      I didn’t really dislike the GT version. It wasn’t better than Z, but the travelling through space arc and gathering the Black Star Dragon Balls was actually quite entertaining.

      • CheesyJ says:

        Yeah, it was definitely different from the previous iterations of he series. As for myself, it felt like an overall step back from DBZ. I just hope that the new series can be a step forward.

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