This episode begins by jumping into a fight between Itadori and Junpei. Right away they’re going at one another, which surprised me. I’m so used to there being the dramatic monologue before the fight that us jumping right into this one seemed a refreshing change of pace.
Junpei is full of anger and pain, all built up over time and finally bubbling over with the death of his mother. The fight is cool, and one Itadori seems to have an advantage in right away. Junpei took the fast track to attaining his powers, through the help of Mahitoi, giving better control almost right away. Although that doesn’t seem to compare to old fashioned hard work.
Transitional chapter! Y’know, with the conclusion of the Moro story arc, I’d kind of hoped we’d finally get that time skip to the end of Z which has been at the back of my mind when anything perilous happens in Dragon Ball Super. And what with the events of the previous chapter, you’d think that it’d be closer than ever.
At this point, I feel like I could just as easily see the end of Z arc getting retconned out of existence. Which wouldn’t be the worst thing. Just age Goten and Trunks up for God’s sake.
Here we have it, the final episode of the series, one that no doubt many people were super excited to see reach its conclusion. Much to my own surprise, it’s one I come out of with some really mixed feelings about. Not something I was expecting to say going into this one considering how positive I’ve been about the series as a whole so far.
Specifically, I’m mixed on the ending of this episode and one major choice that weirdly bummed me out. Especially considering this moment is going to be something that elates the vast majority of the fandom. But I’ll get to that further down the post. I’ll even highlight it so you can skip right to it if you want to.