Dragon Ball Super fans were disappointed seeing Gohan eliminated when he was during the Tournament of Power as many of them felt like the character wasn't given his due before he was taken out.
But the manga run of Dragon Ball Super is already making major changes to how the Tournament of Power is progressing, and one of the hugest changes is making sure Gohan is as impressive as he deserves.
The manga started Gohan on the right foot by having Gohan wear his Piccolo gi rather than wear his father's, and now that the tournament has started he's majorly impressive as he single handedly fights off the Trio de Dangers of Universe 9 (rather than struggle against one like he did in the series), and he even saves Piccolo from being eliminated by using a huge burst of ki power.
This gets the Universe 9 fighters off of him, and he's able to jump to Piccolo's aid outside of th Tournament of Power arena. But before he falls, he blasts himself back into the ring. But before he and Piccolo can counterattack, Frost and Freeza come in to eliminate Universe 9.
This set of maneuvers is already demonstrating a Gohan with a higher level of skill than in the anime series. Gohan may have been the team's strategist in the anime series, and had some nice teamwork with Freeza, but Android 17 and Freeza ended up getting more shine than a character that was once the focal point of the franchise.
But now the manga may remedy that, and is already heading in the right direction.
Dragon Ball Super currently airs its English dub on Adult Swim during the Toonami programming block Saturday evenings at 9:30 p.m. It is also available to stream on FunimationNOW and Amazon Video. The Japanese language release of the series is complete, and available to stream on FunimationNOW, VRV, and Crunchyroll.2comments
If you want to catch up with the English dub, the first 52 episodes of Dragon Ball Super are now available to stream on FunimationNOW, VRV, and available to purchase on Amazon Video as well. The 52 episodes span the full range of what has aired in the North America and covers the "Battle of Gods" arc, "Revival of F" arc, the "Universe 6" arc, and bringing the series right up to the current TV airings of the "Future Trunks" arc.
The first Dragon Ball Super film is set to release this December in Japan, and it has just released its first trailer. The film will focus on the Saiyans, the "origins of Goku's power," and potentially the story of the very first Super Saiyan. Not only does it aim to be the best film in the series, original creator Akira Toriyama will be contributing to the film's script and character designs.