The Dragon Ball franchise has had all sorts of wild canon and non-canon adventures over the years, but even with time travel, the older characters have never really interacted with their past selves.
A recently resurfaced video proves this isn't the case as it shows Goku going back in time with Future Trunks and interacts with his younger self from the Dragon Ball era. You can see a clip of it below thanks to @DbsHype on Twitter.
Y'all remember this cute moment when Goku met himself as a child? I still love it so much pic.twitter.com/asS34aEk84— Dragon Ball Hype. (@DbsHype) March 4, 2019
This clip in particular comes from a special video game released in Japan for the Terebikko in 1992. Titled Dragon Ball Z: Gather Together! Goku's World, this game featured anime scenes provided by Toei Animation with the series cast all filling their roles. It was sold on VHS tapes and bundled with a special telephone addition which fans would use to either talk to the series' characters or answer trivia questions.
The short animation has Future Trunks return to the past to explore various events in the Dragon Ball franchise with the other characters. This is where the above clip comes in as Goku briefly steps out and interacts with his younger self. They travel back to when Goku and Krillin were training under Master Roshi as kids, and Goku nearly destroys the timeline not long after Future Trunks warned him this would be the case.
Since this is an animation attached to a video game, the story can be a bit stiff. But if you want to check out the whole video for yourself (with English subtitles), you can do so at the link here. Just note there are a ton of pauses that make up the gameplay, but it's still a fun look back at franchise past.
Dragon Ball Super currently airs its English dub on Adult Swim during the Toonami programming block Saturday evenings at 11:00 p.m. It is also available to stream on Funimation and Amazon Video. The Japanese language release of the series is complete, and available to stream on FunimationNOW and Crunchyroll. The manga has chapters that can currently be read for free thanks to Viz Media.
If you wanted to catch up with the English dub of the series, there's actually a pretty nifty way to do so. You can currently stream the first 91 episodes of the dub on FunimationNOW, which brings the series from the beginning all the way to when the the universes began gathering their fighters for the Tournament of Power. It's not too far off from where the Toonami run of the series is at currently.
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