Dragon Ball Takes a Page From Frankenstein With New Arc

Dragon Ball Super's manga has released a new chapter, as it took a brief hiatus after the conclusion of the Granolah The Survivor Arc and the introduction of "Black Frieza". With the new arc following Goten and Trunks as they try their hand at protecting the city as new superheroes Saiyaman X1 and Saiyaman X2, the storyline takes place before the start of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, with the infamous Dr. Hedo creating androids that look quite like Frankenstein's monster.

Warning. If you have yet to read the latest chapter of Dragon Ball Super's manga, Chapter 88, you might want to steer clear as we'll be diving into serious spoiler territory.

During Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, it was hilariously revealed that the young Dr. Hedo was attempting to fund his scientific experiments by creating androids that could work at convenience stores, netting him money thanks to their salaries as clerks. In this new manga chapter, Goten and Trunks stumble upon the "Alpha series", Hedo's far less powerful androids, who all look as though they have been stitched together much like Frankenstein's monster.

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Unfortunately for the sons of Goku and Vegeta, their friends stumble upon the androids first, allowing Goten and Trunks to swoop into action and save them. The two Z-Fighters were out searching for these scientific experiments as several Capsule Corps "helper bots" were being stolen to work on Dr. Hedo's projects. After defeating this Frankenstein-like group, Trunks and Goten stumble upon a data disc marked "Dr. Gero Disc – Confidential" giving them plenty to think about.

Frankenstein's Dragon Ball

When the Z-Fighters leave, Hedo returns and is told by his beaten android, "Alpha 12", what took place, while hilariously revealing that he was running an underground sushi operation to score more funds:

"This base of operations is finished. Curses, just when our sushi sales were really starting to pick up. I'll have to procure research funds some other way."

At present, Dragon Ball Super hasn't released details when it comes to how many chapters will follow Goten and Trunks during their superhero exploits, though there are plenty of avenues for the Shonen manga to explore when it comes to the young Z-Fighters.

Do you think we'll see other Red Ribbon Army Androids arrive in this new arc? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of the Z-Fighters.