The Granolah Arc got here to an finish with the shock return of Frieza, and whereas Black Frieza is perhaps the speak of the city, Dragon Ball Super‘s newest storyline featured a flashback to the early days of Bardock whereas nonetheless employed to the tyrannical despot. While Bardock didn’t return from the grave or reveal that he had accessed Ultra Instinct, Shonen Jump took the chance to focus on the daddy and son pair with new cowl artwork seeing them combat side-by-side.
Bardock has been an attention-grabbing character within the historical past of Dragon Ball, first showing throughout a distinctive Dragon Ball Z film through which his last moments have been chronicled earlier than the destruction of Planet Vegeta and earlier than Goku was despatched to Earth. Depending on whether or not or not you take into account it canon, Bardock’s story did not finish right here in Dragon Ball Z, as a particular episode was created through which it was revealed that Goku’s father did not die as a results of Frieza’s power ball however was as an alternative despatched spiraling into the previous. Encountering Frieza’s ancestor on an alien world, Bardock would ultimately change into a Super Saiyan himself although this arc hasn’t been talked about within the franchise following its conclusion.
The upcoming October cowl for V-Jump, a journal tied to Shuiesha, revealed the side-by-side artwork of Goku and Bardock, seeing father and son Saiyans teaming up, which is an occasion that has by no means taken place within the likes of Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and/or Dragon Ball Super:
Following the loss of life of Gas and Elec by the hands of Frieza, the Granolah Arc got here to a shut, and whereas a new arc is presently being labored on, the return date for Dragon Ball Super has but to be confirmed at this level. With Frieza’s new transformation, alongside with the brand new transformations launched to each Gohan and Piccolo in Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, there’s loads of territory for a new arc to cowl when the sequence returns.
With two full manga arcs but to be tailored to the anime, Dragon Ball Super’s tv sequence actually has loads of territories to cowl every time it ought to return.
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