Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero saw Gohan and Piccolo level up in light of the Red Ribbon Army’s comeback, but luckily for the two Z-Fighters, they weren’t alone in their efforts to save the world. Along with Goten and Trunks, the young fighters were able to fuse once again to create Gotenks, the character spawned by the two offspring of Goku and Vegeta performing the fusion dance, though they didn’t quite get the landing right. Now the next arc of Dragon Ball Super’s manga will again focus on Goten and Trunks.
When the Granolah The Survivor Arc came to an end in the manga earlier this year, the Cerealian had buried the hatchet with Goku and Vegeta in the face of their enemies known as the Heeters. Surprisingly, Gas and his criminal family were not defeated by the Z-Fighters, but rather by Frieza, who arrived on the scene with a new transformation at his disposal in “Black Frieza”. The Dragon Ball Z villain had apparently encountered a “Hyperbolic Time Chamber” on his journey to conquer the universe, which allowed him to train for the equivalent of a decade and thereby become the strongest creature in the universe. With Goten and Trunks taking charge, it looks like Frieza will be put on the backburner in favor of more light-hearted fare.
The next arc of Dragon Ball Supers manga will reportedly take place between the final battle for the Granolah Arc and the start of Dragon Ball Super: Superherowith Goten and Trunks wearing superhero outfits similar to those of Gohan’s Saiyaman identity and Gamma’s 1 and 2. While the specifics of whether or not they will fight a villain this time, or have to perform the fusion dance again, are still a mystery, the manga taking the opportunity to focus on the sons of Goku and Vegeta is another big step in a new direction.
At the moment, there’s no word on how long this next manga arc will be, or if the anime series will return in the near future, but that could change in next month’s Jump Festa, the Shonen event that will focus on Dragon Ball Super among a number of other major anime franchises.
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