A New Beginning – Dragon Ball Super: Chapter 42

I wasn’t going to talk about Dragon Ball again this soon after spending a full week talking about GT, but I just caught the latest chapter of the Dragon Ball Super manga and felt compelled to say something about it. Especially considering it begins to delve into new story lines after the Broly movie. I don’t want to be in danger of purely being a Dragon Ball blogger, but hey, write about what you love.

A New Beginning - Dragon Ball Super: Chapter 42

Previously, I spoke about how I feel the manga’s version of the Tournament of Power story arc lacked the intensity, the drama or the pure hype of the anime, despite actually being a better told version of events from a storytelling perspective.

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Dragon Ball GT Rewatch Week: The Black Star Dragon Ball Saga – Day 3: What is a Goku

Contrary to popular belief, Son Goku does has a character. Not a deep or complex one mind you. Goku likes two things: to fight strong guys and, to a slightly lesser extent, food. That first major character trait had ended up being the cause of a great number of events throughout Dragon Ball. Hell, two thirds of Dragon Ball Super came as a direct negative result of Goku’s innate, uncontrollable lust for battle.

Toriyama’s Goku isn’t a hero in the classic sense, there no doubt he’s a good guy, but still a selfish one who readily endangers those around him if it gets him what he wants. With Super still seared into my mind; The Goku seen in Dragon Ball GT, thus far, he doesn’t seem like Toriyama’s Goku to me.

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Dragon Ball GT Rewatch Week: The Black Star Dragon Ball Saga – Day 2: The Problem with Pan

Pan has been one of the biggest points of contention amongst Dragon Ball fans. Ever since Toei took the liberty to alter her character since her introduction in the final pages of Dragon Ball’s manga. The daughter of Gohan and Videl and the granddaughter of Goku, the battle loving little girl seemed like a post-Goku future of series along with Uub. The Pan seen in Dragon Ball GT is the furthest thing from that.

Today, Dragon Ball Super exists, and Goku has still has many more fights to have compared to when he was still trying to pawn off his “guardian of Earth” moniker during the later half of Dragon Ball Z. In Super, Pan seems a lot more like the character we knew from the end of Z, despite only being a baby. One of the most painful things about going back and watching GT is my huge problem with Pan.

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