This weekend, Dragon Ball Super took fans back a few years when the ‘Universal Survival’ arc forced Mr. Buu to fight seriously. The battle between Buu and his Universe 9 opponent was a massive one, but Goku’s ally was able to beat down Basil after the wolfish character hurt Mr. Satan. Next week, Gohan will take to the stage when he dukes it out against Universe 9’s Lavender, and the preview for episode 80 is a promising one.
In the trailer, Goku does his typical voiceover and explains Lavender is a bit creepy. The unhinged wolf seems even more psychotic than his defeated teammate, and Lavender appears to blind Gohan during their match. However, the half-Saiyan appears confident as he battles against his competitor. And Goku? Well, he seems to think his son has the battle in the bag.
You can watch the preview above!
You can check out the synopsis for Dragon Ball Super’s 80th episode below:
“Gohan is blinded! His battle against the Venomous Lavenda begins!!
Universe 7 is pumped after their victory in the first round! Moving on to the second round, Gohan is up against the Universe 9 warrior Lavenda. Blinded by Lavenda's poison, Gohan cannot read Lavenda's ki and seems to be in for a tough fight!!
Round 2 of the Omni-Present Match!!
Who's the opponent Gohan is challenging?!
The second-oldest brother in Trio the Dangers, he's also known as "Venomous Lavenda".
Gohan heads into battle as the contestant for Universe 7! After getting into a tight spot, what is his counterattack?!
Goku This Week: unperturbed by his son's pinch!
Gohan throws himself into battle for the first time in a long while. Goku observes his son's battle! Goku declares Gohan's pinch to instead be an opportunity…?!”
As for the saga's start date, the new arc premiered on February 5, 2017. The “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.