The Dragon Ball Super manga isn’t doing the Tournament of Power justice

The Dragon Ball Super anime ended in Japan a while ago. In an unusual twist, it’s the manga that has been lagging behind. That version of the story has only just reached the the introduction of Ultra Instinct. Since it started, the manga has been a reinterpretation of the story, altering details and the way things play out along the way. The version of the story told in the manga has been a stronger and more cohesive story in almost every regard too. Now we’re most of the way through the Tournament of Power though, I feel like the manga hasn’t been able to do that part of the story as much justice as it possibly could have.

The Dragon Ball Super manga isn’t doing the Tournament of Power justice

Don’t get me wrong: The Dragon Ball Super anime was, by no means, perfect. In fact, it was riddled with problems in terms of its storytelling and animation. But, it was this story line that managed to get me genuinely excited to be watching Dragon Ball again. In a lot of ways though, the final arc of Dragon Ball Super felt catered specifically for that kind of weekly anime, and the manga suffers for it.

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Mid-Week Review: Attack on Titan – Episode 43: “Sin”

You know what I’m getting tired of seeing in media: People whose fate and abilities are tied to their bloodlines. It’s one of the things I enjoyed about the new Star Wars trilogy so far, that they’ve turned way from these old cliches. Anime, apparently, still can’t get enough of it.

Mid-Week Review: Attack on Titan – Episode 43: “Sin”

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Mid-Week Review: Attack on Titan – Episode 42: “Reply”

Last time we ended with me all but certain Erwin was going to sacrifice himself in order to liberate the walled cities from a corrupt government. The actual events of this episode fall somewhere between a cop-out and a surprisingly well executed plan. I’m not salty about being wrong, but the misdirection felt, I don’t know, a little undeserved.

Mid-Week Review: Attack on Titan – Episode 42: “Reply”

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