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ArchedThunder
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(06-17-2017, 11:10 PM)
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This thread is primarily for the Japanese broadcast and its worldwide simulcast, if you are watching the show with a dub you will run into spoilers for episodes you have not yet seen. If you want to discuss the show as it airs in the US please checkout the Toonami OT over in the Off-Topic Community section.



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  • Discussion of descriptions of upcoming episodes found in Japanese magazines must be in spoiler tags. Anything that has happened in the show or the preview that airs at the end of an episode is fair game for spoiler tag-free discussion.
  • No linking to sites where you can illegally watch the show.
  • Discussion of episodes that have just aired in Japan but have not yet been simulcast must be spoiler tagged.
  • Try to be civil.


Dragon Ball Super is a follow up to Dragon Ball Z, though all of the stories so far have taken place before the final episodes of Z. The primary story arcs of the show are based on outlines written by Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama and then expanded and modified by the writing staff at Toei Animation.
The series continues the adventures of Goku and his friends as they meet new and returning characters as well as fight new, powerful foes. The Dragon Ball world has been expanded with new realms of power and the revelation that our heroes reside in one of 12 universes, each with their own people, warriors and gods.
Dragon Ball Super began airing on July 5th, 2015 and continues to air every Sunday morning on Fuji TV at 9:00 AM in Japan.


Dragon Ball Super has completed 4 arcs from Akira Toriyama, 2 of which were adaptations of the films Battle of Gods and Resurrection F.




Dragon Ball Super is currently in its 5th major arc, The Universe Survival Arc!

At Goku’s request, the Omni-Kings’ “Tournament of Power” martial arts tournament between universes now begins! …But this also proves to be the beginning of universal destruction. What awaits the victors of this tournament, and the vanquished…?! How will these intense team battles between the elites of each universe turn out…?!

Dragon Ball Super producer Shunki Hashizume has also provided a comment on the arc;
Dragon Ball Super enters its new chapter, the “Universe Survival Arc”. As you can see from the main visual, it’ll be a full-throttle story where Goku and the rest of the Universe 7 warriors form a team to take on a tournament between universes! Artificial Human No. 17 and Majin Boo are there too, so personally I can’t contain my excitement at the thought of what kind of fights we’ll see! Look forward to this new chapter that’ll be sure to feature super-intense battles with nonstop appearances by the elites of each universe!
~Translations from Kanzenshuu


If you are able to watch Japanese TV the show airs Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM Japan Time on Fuji TV, but for everyone else we have Simulcasts and dubs.
Depending on your region you should be able to watch episodes officially subbed around an hour after it finishes airing in Japan on Crunchyroll, Daisuki, AnimeLab and Funimation. On these services you are also able to watch all the previously aired episodes subbed!

Various dubs around the world have also either begun airing or will begin soon! Funimation's English dub airs Saturday nights on Adult Swim, but is very far behind the Japanese broadcast.


Dragon Ball Super also has a manga, but unlike with Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z the anime is not based on the manga. The manga is created by an artist who goes by the name Toyotaro and is based on the same outlines as the anime, but does many things differently. This version of Super is also quite a ways behind the anime.
The manga can be read totally free, in English on Viz's site.



Q: Is that Android 17 in the poster for the new arc?
A: Yes! After the events of the Cell Games Android 17 was revived with everyone else who died and even settled down, married, became a father and even got a job as a park ranger.

Q: Is that Yamcha is the poster for the new arc?
A: No, it's Gohan, shut up.

Q: Is this an okay place to jump in?
A: This arc pulls heavily from the past two arcs in both concepts and characters, so starting here would likely result in some confusion.

Q: Is this the last arc of Super?
A: While nothing confirms that this isn't the last arc, absolutely nothing says that it is. Dragon Ball is currently making a lot of money for all parties involved and as such is it unlikely to end any time soon. If this was the last arc it would also probably be advertised as such to increase interest in the arc.

Q: If the first two arcs are just retellings of two movies should I watch them or the show?
A: It really comes down to what you want to do, some people even prefer the Super retellings of the arcs. The fastest way to get caught up on the series is to start by watching the films Battle of Gods and Resurrection F and then pick up Super on episode 28, but the best way to get into the show in a shorter amount of time than watching 27 episodes is to watch the first two episodes of Super, the Battle of Gods film, episode 15 and then either Ajay's Resurrection F Super Cut (a fan recut of the the film that includes a lot of Super footage, but I can't link you to it) or watch episodes 16, 17 and 18 followed by the Resurrection F film and pick up Super at episode 28.


Even though the first 27 episodes are primarily a retelling of the films "Battle of Gods" and "Resurrection F" there is still some good action, so for those who skip the first 27 episodes I have made some GIFs of the best pieces of action from these episodes.
Collection 1
Collection 2
Collection 3
Collection 4
Collection 5


Quote to reveal.


Welcome to the new OT!

Yes, the majority of this OT is copy and pasted from OT6.
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Toad.T
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(06-17-2017, 11:11 PM)
I HAVE GATHERED SEVEN DRAGON BALL THREADS!

ARISE, MOD SHENRON!
Kagari
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(06-17-2017, 11:12 PM)
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Boo at not using the (don't) read the manga line.
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LotusHD
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(06-17-2017, 11:12 PM)
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I don't get the OT title

Edit: Nvm I do now
RocknRola
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(06-17-2017, 11:13 PM)
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Yay, new thread! On episode day too, nice.
Chase17
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(06-17-2017, 11:13 PM)
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The right title was picked.


May this be the thread of prosperity for Goten, Trunks, and Marron.
dickroach
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(06-17-2017, 11:13 PM)
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I'm here for the Gohan
Just_myles
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(06-17-2017, 11:13 PM)
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From the OT:

Originally Posted by HeroR

You mean Gohan's entire character have to be rewritten as a berserker so he wouldn't kill Cell when he had the chance? Trunks putting his daddy's issues over saving the world? 18 being an utter dumbass and not running when people told her to, a trait that she has never shown again.

Everyone in that arc were dumbasses to keep the story going longer than needed.

Vegeta literally did the same thing in this latest chapter where he rage boost and kicked Merged Zamasu. And how do you explain Super Saiyan 2 Vegeta being even with Super Saiyan 1/2 Black whose base form is above Super Saiyan 2 Trunks whose is equal to Super Saiyan 3 Goku.


Yeah, I saw he kicked him. yes. He kicked him.

As for the power level inconsistencies, I can say the same thing about the anime(definitely can). Everyone seems to be able to fight SSB. At least the lines are blurred in the manga and the forms are not that really far from each other as well.

Originally Posted by HeroR


And Super Saiyan Rage isn't a rage boost. It's a new form created by rage, just like Super Saiyan 1 ans 2.

Even worse.
Chaotic-Strike
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(06-17-2017, 11:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kagari

Boo at not using the (don't) read the manga line.

You should use your mod powers and correct this travesty.
ArchedThunder
Doing Toriyama's work.
(06-17-2017, 11:15 PM)
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dickroach
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(06-17-2017, 11:15 PM)
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I haven't looked at that pic in the OP in a while
look at how prominent that son of a bitch Grand Priest is. you know he's up to something.
HardRojo
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(06-17-2017, 11:15 PM)
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Ahhh, the fresh smell of a new thread. Also, Ashodin and ArchedThunder, you didn't let my boy Vegeta claim the last post of the previous thread :(

Originally Posted by Chaotic-Strike

You should use your mod powers and correct this travesty.

Hakai OT title.
ZealousD
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(06-17-2017, 11:16 PM)
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The penis.

The penis will slip next.

That's the joke.
The JT
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(06-17-2017, 11:16 PM)
Have they started the tournament yet? I still a couple episodes behind.
Chase17
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Originally Posted by The JT

Have they started the tournament yet? I still a couple episodes behind.

Not yet.
ArchedThunder
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(06-17-2017, 11:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by The JT

Have they started the tournament yet? I still a couple episodes behind.

Week after next.
hikarutilmitt
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(06-17-2017, 11:16 PM)
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Weeeeeeeell okay then.
Magwik
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(06-17-2017, 11:17 PM)
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Need more first page GIFs

Also I'll never reach ArrowGAF levels of post contribution
Turin
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(06-17-2017, 11:17 PM)
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Krillin's got this.
jabuseika
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(06-17-2017, 11:19 PM)
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Ashodin
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(06-17-2017, 11:19 PM)
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I'm slipping on posts. Other stuff has been having my attention.

Also I ended the last thread with a bang

do you get it
mysteriousmage09
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(06-17-2017, 11:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by jabuseika

His eyes in this pic, lmao.
StalkerUKCG
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(06-17-2017, 11:20 PM)
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Here's some cool things. One might spark a conversation.



Originally Posted by Xenoverse 2 DLC4


DLC Pack 4 (Paid Version)


2 new playable characters – Fused Zamasu, SSGSS Vegito
1 new story mode chapter – Warrior of Hope
1 new playable stage – Devestated Future
3 new Parallel Quests
5 New Attacks
2 New Costumes – including that of Super Saiyan 4 Goku
5 New Super Souls

DLC Pack 4 (Free Version)


New costumes from TP Medal Shop – Oozaru, Yajirobe
New accessories from TP Medal Shop – Oozaru face/tail, Saiyan’s tail, Majin symbol for Earthlings only
New versions of characters – Future Trunks, SSGSS Goku, SSGSS Vegeta, Kid Trunks
5 new attacks
2 new Raid Quest bosses – Future Trunks and Bojack






Last edited by StalkerUKCG; 06-17-2017 at 11:27 PM.
Alienous
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(06-17-2017, 11:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kagari

Boo at not using the (don't) read the manga line.

I don't see where this is coming from. Everything I've read of a manga has better ideas than the anime. Minor things like handling Buu's disqualification from the tournament, to larger things like Zamasu having a more interesting moveset, with Janemba-like portal combat and a callback to summoning the world's hardest metal, Trunks' Buu arc leading into the Black arc due to Supreme Kai's on-screen sacrifice, etc.

The writing seems better to me, so I'm not sure where the qualms are coming from.
Shadow-Link
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(06-17-2017, 11:22 PM)
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Love the smell of a new thread. Lol nice title.
Psychological Intellect
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(06-17-2017, 11:23 PM)
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why does future trunks have blue hair?
Turin
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(06-17-2017, 11:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by jabuseika

Pair this with Zamasu hugging himself.

Super's had some great moments.
Slaythe
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(06-17-2017, 11:24 PM)
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... No Arched, no.
StalkerUKCG
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(06-17-2017, 11:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Psychological Intellect

why does future trunks have blue hair?

I think the accepted theory is that it changes with age. Like children going Blond to Brown. He goes purple to blue.

Like Bulma IIRC she went

Purple > Teal > Blue.

Trunks likely did the same.
Kwame120
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(06-17-2017, 11:25 PM)
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Oh, this OT title is perfect, looking forward to tonight's ep!
Fj0823
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(06-17-2017, 11:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Psychological Intellect

why does future trunks have blue hair?

Non-In Universe answer

Toriyama designed him having the same hair color as his mother as his main trait.

The changes to Bulma's hair took that away. He tried to change kid Trunk's hair to Blue (to match Bulma's) since battle of the gods but the studio ignored his design

He just "fixed" it for this saga onwards
DarthOrange
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(06-17-2017, 11:26 PM)
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I some point I should probably change my avatar back seeing as how we won't be seeing Universe 5 for a long while.
LotusHD
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(06-17-2017, 11:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by jabuseika

Yo Frieza weird
StalkerUKCG
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(06-17-2017, 11:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by LotusHD

Yo Frieza weird

Need me a freak like that.
LumpOfCole
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(06-17-2017, 11:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by StaticJam

Need more first page GIFs

Also I'll never reach ArrowGAF levels of post contribution









foxuzamaki
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(06-17-2017, 11:31 PM)
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I agree with this OT
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(06-17-2017, 11:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by StalkerUKCG

Here's some cool things. One might spark a conversation.




I want those in Dokkan Battle. The cards look so good!
SolVanderlyn
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(06-17-2017, 11:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Psychological Intellect

why does future trunks have blue hair?

Finally... a chance to use my degree.
HeroR
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(06-17-2017, 11:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Just_myles

From the OT:




Yeah, I saw he kicked him. yes. He kicked him.

As for the power level inconsistencies, I can say the same thing about the anime(definitely can). Everyone seems to be able to fight SSB. At least the lines are blurred in the manga and the forms are not that really far from each other as well.



Even worse.

Only a handful of characters are up to the level of Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku. Everyone else Goku was testing like Krillin or dicking on like the wolf guy.

So no. You can't say the same thing without cherry-picking.

And how Trunks getting a new form from anger, which has been done several times in the manga, worse than you proclaiming he got a simple rage boost?
Ashodin
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(06-17-2017, 11:32 PM)
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Fish God is ripped af.
StalkerUKCG
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(06-17-2017, 11:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ashodin

Fish God is ripped af.

Fox god is great
Snaku
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(06-17-2017, 11:34 PM)
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Dat OT title.
Psychological Intellect
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(06-17-2017, 11:35 PM)
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any chance the studio changes gohan's base hair style for the tournament? the no bang mild vegeta widow's peak looks is my least fave gohan look
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(06-17-2017, 11:35 PM)
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I'm glad it's saturday. After another 12 hour shift, nothing makes me happier to know that a new episode of DBS is waiting for me when I get home.

I know that people have their dislikes with the series, but I'm just glad we have new dragonball episodes going on in 2017.
ArchedThunder
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(06-17-2017, 11:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Psychological Intellect

any chance the studio changes gohan's base hair style for the tournament? the no bang mild vegeta widow's peak looks is my least fave gohan look

You aren't actually watching the show, are you?
SolVanderlyn
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(06-17-2017, 11:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ashodin

Fish God is ripped af.

Fish God is great. Kinda sad fuzzball GoD was written out :(
Psychological Intellect
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(06-17-2017, 11:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by ArchedThunder

You aren't actually watching the show, are you?

I am?
Slaythe
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(06-17-2017, 11:37 PM)
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What an OT disappointment Arched.

You didn't use the frieza poster, and the thread title....

Ergh.
NeonZ
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Originally Posted by HeroR

Vegeta literally did the same thing in this latest chapter where he rage boost and kicked Merged Zamasu.

I've only seen a page with him kicking Goku out of Merged Zamasu's hands, not merged Zamasu himself. Is there another?

And how do you explain Super Saiyan 2 Vegeta being even with Super Saiyan 1/2 Black whose base form is above Super Saiyan 2 Trunks whose is equal to Super Saiyan 3 Goku.

Vegeta only acknowledges that Black's power would gave Trunks trouble once he power ups and completely stops his blasts as a SSJ2. And during the entire battle Trunks is on the sidelines shouting that something odd is happening, and in the next chapter we're told Black was deliberately going for recovery boosts.

This is completely different from SSJ2 Trunks suddenly stopping Black's blows and counterattacking, then taking just as much damage from his Kamehameha as SSB Goku without anyone finding anything odd. One odd match up has the characters in universe acknowledging that it's odd and something weird is going on, the other didn't.

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