Warning! Spoilers for Dragon Ball Super’s ‘Universal Survival’ arc below!
Earlier this year, otakus learned Dragon Ball Super would embark on a new arc once its ‘Future Trunks’ saga ended. The ‘Universal Survival’ storyline debuted back in February, and fans lost it earlier this summer when news broke that Goku would get a new transform in the arc. And, now, some terrifying details about the hero’s form have come to light.
Earlier today, Weekly Shonen Jump saw its most recent issue hit shelves, and the magazine included a spread about Dragon Ball Super. The publication shed new light on Goku’s mysterious transformation, and fans like Todd Blankenship translated the Japanese update into English.
“What does this new back say?!” the Dragon Ball Super spread reads. “Goku’s tense back — this new visual signifies that something terrible is going to happen!! Don’t miss a second.”
Blankenship commented on the translation, giving fans a bit of clarification about the form’s ‘terrible’ roots. The translator explained the ‘terrible’ translation can mean ‘unexpected’ or ‘impossible,’ but it has a negative connotation in almost any setting.
“With that in mind, translating it as "one hell of a thing is going to happen" might strike the right mix of vagueness and impressiveness,” Blankenship explained.
Goku's back is serious business. pic.twitter.com/awdIBsgj7d— Todd Blankenship (@Herms98) July 20, 2017
Thanks to Weekly Shonen Jump, fans are already speculating how Goku will come by his new transformation. The Saiyan’s new form is an intimidating one as he sees his Gi ripped and dark hair styled as if Goku were going Super Saiyan. If Goku is pushed into releasing a brand-new form, it may be because the hero winds up being Universe 7’s last line of defense at the Tournament of Power. With a whole universe on his shoulders, Goku would be forced to give it his all against fighters like Jiren, and that may require the Saiyan to release a power he’s never tapped into before.
You can check out the Dragon Ball Z ride’s synopsis below:
“You are in the Super Tenkaichi Budokai, the fighting between Z-warriors takes place now! From your floating pod, you are caught in an intense air combat. Suddenly, a terrifying enemy appears before your eyes: " Broly God " !! Even Goku in "Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan" can do nothing against him ... With Goku, with the Kamehameha, can you defeat this enemy !? And who will be the most powerful warriors who will remain until the end?”
The synopsis of Dragon Ball Super's current saga can be read here: "According to an invitation that Goku gets, Zen-Oh (Omni King) is starting a martial arts tournament between all the universes called "Chikara no Taikai" (Tournament of Power). But it is the beginning of universal destruction. Something awaits the winners and losers of this tournament. What will become of this fierce team battle between each universe's elite warriors?
Dragon Ball Super's “Universal Survival” saga is part of the recent simulcast agreement that sites like Crunchyroll and Funimation have scored. Dragon Ball Super airs on Crunchyroll Saturdays at 7:15 p.m. CST. Toonami airs the English dub on Adult Swim Saturdays at 11:30 p.m.