Dragon Ball Super How the new Super Hero Arc can connect the manga and movies

Dragon Ball Super has revealed its next upcoming arc, which will be called the “Super Hero Arc”. From December 2022 on the pages of the Dragon Ball Super manga, the Super Hero Arc is one with an incredibly eye-catching name. Finally, Dragon Ball Super is just coming off the release of his second highly successful feature film – which just so happens to be titled Dragon Ball Super: Superhero.

Toei has been vague about confirming direct connections between the Super Hero manga arc and the Super Hero movie, but there are several simple and connections that could really connect this next manga arc to both. Dragon Ball Super movies, as well as the most recent manga arcs that came out before!

clearer timeline

One of the biggest concerns about Dragon Ball Super right now is the timeline of the series. Dragon Ball Super has always faced the challenge of finishing his story in a way that is in sync with the final flash-forward epilogue of Dragon Ball Z; recent years have made matters even more complicated by the Dragon Ball Super manga the only location of the canonized storyline, with the features somewhat vaguely sandwiched between manga arcs.

The Dragon Ball Super The “Super Hero” manga arc could finally bring the threads together in a clearer timeline of the most recent events in the series. At the moment, two different stories take place in it DBSin two very different locations:

  1. Goku and Vegeta have left Earth to train with Beerus and Whis, and defeat new intergalactic threats, such as the escape of Galactic Prison inmate Moro (a “planet-eating” wizard), or the devious crime syndicate The Heeters, who tried to and Vegeta’s Saiyan past to lure them into a brutal new fight – all of which led to the threat of Black Frieza, who is now more powerful than ever. (As seen in the last two Dragon Ball Super manga arcs.)
  2. How the rest of the Z-Fighters of Earth fare while Goku and Vegeta are away from Earth, as new threats like the Red Ribbon Army rise again (seen in Dragon Ball Super: Superhero).
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The Dragon Ball Super The “Super Hero” storyline can bridge a much-needed gap that currently exists. Obviously, the Moro Arc of the manga takes place just after the events of the Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie and the Granolah Arc begins right after the epilogue of the Moro Arc. The events of Dragon Ball Super: Superhero seem to take place just before the Granolah Arc begins; so this manga Super Hero Arc could tell its story on Earth, as the events of the Granloah Arc unfold beyond the world. If so, it would help the manga and movies finally converge at a point where the main characters can all reunite – during or after the events of the Super Hero Arc – when Goku and Vegeta finally return to Earth.

That would be a great point to launch a brand new one Dragon Ball Super anime series, or possibly a window to make Goku decide to continue as Earth’s protector. After all, Dragon Ball Z’s epilogue included elements such as Goku training his replacement (Uub) and Goten and Trunks acting as Earth’s defenders – all of whom are now in the Dragon Ball Supers most current sotrylines. The Super Hero Arc could be a key part of setting up that “future” version of Earth we saw at the end of DBZ.

Everyone back on the (power) level


If nothing else, Dragon Ball Super is already teasing some major changes for Goten and Trunks in the Super Hero arc. Those two are the last of the great fighters of the Dragon Ball Z era to be in need of a much-needed power upgrade and a new story premise, and if they do get it, Dragon Ball Super will finally be (largely) balanced in its long uneven power leveling.

It’s no secret that Dragon Ball Super gave all its attention (and power) to Goku and Vegeta, leaving characters once thought to be future heirs to the series (Gohan, Goten, Trunks, and Pan) on the sidelines. But even while the most recent Dragon Ball Super manga arcs have opened up new doors of power for both Goku and Vegeta, the Dragon Ball Super: Superhero movie unlocked crazy new powers in both Gohan and Piccolo. If this “Super Hero” manga arc boosts Goten and Trunks (as it already teases), then all the main characters (Saiyan and Namekian) will be boosted to a level where they are all back on an equal footing, for the first time in a long time. time. It would certainly be a nice change.

Dragon Ball Super‘s “Super Hero” arc begins in December.

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