Goten and Trunks haven't managed to learn how to transform themselves into Super Saiyan Gods and/or rely on the strength that comes with Ultra Instinct and Ultra Ego, but the two Z-Fighters still have Gotenks at their disposal in a pinch. With fans waiting on word for when Dragon Ball Super's manga will return, the series has revealed that the sons of Goku and Vegeta will take center stage for the upcoming storyline, revealing new hints as to the story that Shonen fans should get ready for.
When the Granolah The Survivor Arc came to an end earlier this year in the manga, the Cerealian had buried the hatchet with Goku and Vegeta in the face of their enemies known as the Heeters. Surprisingly, Gas and his criminal family weren't defeated by the Z-Fighters, but rather, by Frieza, who arrived on the scene with a new transformation at his disposal in "Black Frieza". The Dragon Ball Z villain had apparently come across a "Hyperbolic Time Chamber" in his journey to conquer the universe, allowing him to train for the equivalent of a decade and become the strongest being in the universe as a result. With Goten and Trunks taking the lead, it would seem that Frieza will be on the back burner in favor of more light-hearted fare.
The next arc of Dragon Ball Super's manga will reportedly take place between the final battle of the Granolah Arc and the beginning of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, with Goten and Trunks wearing superhero outfits close to the likes of Gohan's Saiyaman identity and Gammas 1 and 2. While the particulars of whether or not they'll be fighting a villain this time around, or will be required to once again perform the fusion dance, are still a mystery, the manga taking the opportunity to focus on the sons of Goku and Vegeta is another big step in a new direction.
At present, there's no word on how long this next manga arc will be, or if the anime series will return in the near future, but this might change in next month's Jump Festa, the Shonen event that is planning to focus on Dragon Ball Super amongst a number of other big anime franchises.
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