If you’re a longtime fan of Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z you’d be doing yourself a major disservice by missing out on the new series, Dragon Ball Super. This series has all of the crazy action you love, with higher stakes than ever before, with the political system of the gods being brought into review.
Most recently, this show took a leap of faith, and brought back one of our favorite characters. Future Trunks. Now we all know every time this guy gets involved, things get ugly. He’s a prophetic youth, always bringing tidings of a destroyed reality, or at least one on a time limit.
Spoiler alert, because if you haven’t been following along, some major stuff is about to go down.
No androids this time, but an evil Goku roams the world, attacking and destroying cities. His intent is unclear, but it looks as though he seeks to destroy all of humanity. Trunks makes a mad dash back to our present time to enlist the help of our now god-like warriors. Goku and Vegeta are obviously at the forefront of everything as always.
What makes this arc truly interesting is its main antagonist. Zamasu. Zamasu is the first villain in the history of the Dragon Ball franchise to have real motives outside of blind destruction. They’re about as paper thin as Dragon Ball narrative tends to be, and yet still, they’re more interesting than the likes of Majin Buu or Cell.
Zamasu is also a Kai prodigy, which makes him even more interesting as a bad guy. He’s fighting on behalf of a pre-established faction. Zamasu is one of the most diverse creations in all of Dragon Ball.
This story just took a major turn in the most recent episode. It looks like Trunks has been driven to the brink of rage, and we finally get to see this boy stand up and take what’s his. Zamasu has pushed him too far, and now he’s going to fight for his reality. Things are picking up, so you should stay tuned, because I’d bet we’re about to see Trunks transform (at least to Super Saiyan 3) within the next few weeks. That’s about as super as it gets, right?