Even as Dragon Ball Super has concluded its Japanese and English Sub series runs, the show's big power-up from the final "Tournament of Power" arc is slowly growing into the next iconic piece of Dragon Ball lore we always knew it would. Take a look at some new promotional artwork of Goku in his complete Ultra Instinct form!
横並びでの変化…?— U-EnI☆ヒョウ (@ueni_music_hyo) May 5, 2018
Obviously it's in Japanese, but this looks to be a promo for one of the various Dragon ball video games that's in the spotlight right now - most likely the Dragon Ball Heroes arcade/card game. Not only do we get a new look at Goku in his mastered Ultra Instinct state, we also get some new sketches of Vegeta in his latest power-up form, Super Saiyan Beyond Blue (or SSB2).
Indeed, Goku and Vegeta's new respective limit breaks were exciting parts of the Tournament of Power finale - even if they were arguably frivolous, and didn't really add anything crucial to how the Tournament ended, other than wearing Jiren down by certain degrees, before the Pride Troopers own power breaks forced Freeza, Android 17, and Goku (who was barely functional) to combine forces to take Jiren down for good.
The animation around both Ultra Instinct and SSB2 were some of the most gorgeous moment in the entire Dragon Ball Super series. It's one reason why both power-ups are already becoming so iconic within the fandom (and beyond); as we move into this upcoming Dragon Ball Super movie, and the eventual anime series that comes afterward, fans are wondering how each will develop. The fact that this is the first time we seen Goku and Vegeta go down such different paths of power-up, it's also a pretty intriguing question as to which transformation the series would prioritize - and which might end up being another SSJ4 or SSG case: i.e., cool in the moment, but not all that intriguing in the long-fun.
What was your favorite technique or power-up in Dragon Ball Super? Let us know in the comments!
Dragon Ball Super currently airs its English dub on Adult Swim during the Toonamiprogramming 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.