Super’s “conclusion” comes replete with undeniably cool moments, nostalgia aplenty, and visual flair–the last two episodes did too, but better.
Imagine, if you can, a world where the name Dragon Ball meant nothing more to the average Westerner than a crass euphemism for lizard testicles.
What follows a “Final” Transformation in Dragon Ball? A stare down. And commentary. “Ah, so that’s Ultra Instinct!”, “Well, we’ll see how he does against Full Power Jiren!”, “I wonder how this battle will conclude?”–thank you, minor characters, for tapping into the hive-mind and saving us from original thought!
One fateful night in 2014, Akira Toriyama tossed and turned in his bed. Sweat poured from his forehead as he struggled to come up with an idea for the fifteenth Dragon Ball Z movie.
The build-up to the current obligatory protagonist power-up, exacerbated by an extended broadcast break, kept viewers locked in agonized suspense. Saddle up, folks–the moment has arrived and, once again, we ride into the ever-fantasticating world of Saiyan transformations.
Sticking with the tried and true Dragon Ball formula, Toei summarizes the episode within the title, spoiling the ending before the action even begins.
Jiren, a hunk of meat devoid of personality, bursts into flames to kick off the latest episode.