Although Dragon Ball Super's anime series officially ended earlier this year, the manga is still going strong and has just kicked off the Tournament of Power and Universal Survival arc.
Already making waves for fans for changing how events occur in the tournament, the manga went one step further and completely took the wind out of Krillin and Tien's sails by eliminating them from the tournament as soon as it started.
In the anime version of the tournament, both Krillin and Tien had moments to shine and contributed to the elimination of other universes. But like the changes to Master Roshi and Gohan mentioned before, Krillin and Tien have different fates. In the manga, the two struggle to defend themselves from Frost of Universe 6.
Not only is Frost showing more of his power in the manga, he completely eliminates Universe 9. But before he does this, he easily outsmarts Krillin and eliminates him. Then, Tien fires a tri-beam at Frost, but it's entirely ineffective. Catching Tien by surprise, Frost lands a sucker punch and kicks him out of the tournament.
Although fans of the anime argue that Tien had been forgotten as the series progressed, they will surely agree that he at least made more of an impact during the Tournament of Power. But it definitely seemed like Tien got the raw end of the deal on this one.
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 Funimation and Amazon Video. The Japanese language release of the series is complete, and available to stream on Funimation, VRV, and Crunchyroll.
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.