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Dragon Ball Super Review: Super Hero (Chapter 89) A Rival Appears! Toriyama brings the superhero formula to the Dragon World

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Superheroes, Androids and High School Dramas. The Dragon Ball Super manga gets fully into its seventh plot arc, the Superheroes saga, expanding the horizons of the known Dragon World. The last chapter published A rival appears! It can now be read on paper and for free in digital format through the Manga+ app, leaving us with what we can consider the first clash of forces within this new stage: in the absence of super saiyans, we will have Saiyanman X-1 Y Saiyan X-2, two heroes with capes in the purest style Akira Toriyama.

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The new stage of dragonball leaves parked the emotions of the battles through the cosmos and beyond the time of Son Goku and Vegeta of Dragon Ball Z and the Dragon Ball Super anime to focus on the traditional humor and martial arts tone of the manga’s original stages. In fact, in this new stage the protagonists are the already adolescents Trunks, Son Goten and Mai. Yes, the same one from the Pilaf gang!

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In Dragon Ball Super we are told the story between the battle against Majin Bu and the 28th edition of the Grand World Martial Arts Tournament. During that time, Goku and Vegeta faced off against gods of destruction, the most powerful fighters in all the universes, and a threat from a parallel future. Meanwhile, and due to a mistake with the dragonballs, the evil Pilaf and his henchmen Mai and Shu reverted to being children, thus appearing more or less the age of Trunks and Goten.

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The events of the manga Dragon Ball Super: The Saga of Superheroes They take place a few months before the movie Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, showing us how those mischievous children have grown with enormous potential, but with little prominence until now. With the problems of teenagers his age: high school classes, superhero obsessions and, in Trunks’ case, early romantic interests. After all, Bulma, her mother was not much different.

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What happened in The Superhero Saga: Chapter 89. A rival appears!

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If Dragon Ball Super Chapter 88, The birth of superheroesserved as a contact with the new theme of the work of Akira Toriyama and the pieces are positioned, in A rival appears! a direction is given to the plot.

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After the clumsy raid of Saiyanman X-1 Y Saiyan X-2 (Trunks and Goten respectively) in Dr. Hedo’s Butterfly Mountain lair. A series of events related to a mysterious disc extracted almost by chance. For now, Trunks tries without much success to find out what data it contains, although his highest priority is to get the attention of a Mai that, since she now looks like a teenager, she returns to the institute and coincides in her same class from the Blue Hal High School .

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Meanwhile, the Dr Hedo, the peculiar grandson of the original creator Cell and the Red Ribbon Androids, draws up a colorful plan to get him back that, in order not to break family tradition, involves using his own creatures for his own purposes. His most recent creation: Beta 1an android that looks like a high school student with a single mission: to investigate which of the students of the Blue Hal High School has the disc.

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The dynamic takes a new course when Beta 1 investigates the suspicious behavior of Trunks and Goten and discovers, by chance, that Mai has Hedo’s disc in her possession, so she reveals her nature as a super villain and takes the initiative by launching an attack against the students. Luckily, the young main saiyans take advantage of a moment of inattention to change their clothes discreetly and stand up to him as Saiyaman X-1 and Saiyaman X-2.

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How Chapter 89 Expands Akira Toriyama’s Dragon World (Manga Spoilers)

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As in the previous 88 chapters, Toyotaro is in charge of the drawing and Toriyama of the plot and characters. In fact, in a sneaky way he expands curious elements of his own work, the one published years ago and the recent one, throughout this episode.

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  • Initially it is possible to see a small iota of the content of the disk with Cell’s designswhich will be used later in the film Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero.
  • In addition, we see how it appears Bra, Trunks’ sister and daughter of Vegeta and Bulma. The last time she appeared she was almost a newborn, and even though she is a girl, she is shown to be just like her mother and her maternal grandfather. He’s a prodigy with technology..
  • Mai’s (rejuvenated) admission to Blue Hal High School It serves as a resource to give Trunks’ romantic interest more leeway and weight. In fact, he attends the same class as him, while Goten is a grade below both of them because of his age.
  • Beta Android 1 has many references. At first glance, it is clearly reminiscent of the A18 and A17 designs. Best of all, though, is when he shows off his super costume: Hedo, like Trunks and Goten, is a huge fan of superheroes.
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  • As for names, it is very interesting that Trunks has not lost the habit of improvising attacks with outlandish names. And we even see some new technique. We hope that it will not take long to reach video games.
  • In addition, the name of the Beta 1 android is a reference to Dr. Hedo’s androids and we expect several more updated models: those of chapter 88 were Alpha and in the movie Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero we saw Gamma Number 1 Y gamma number 2.
  • Yes indeed, Beta nº2 is a mecha that seems taken from the inaugural stage of Dragon Ball and reminds us of those robots from the Red Ribbon and the Pilaf gang.
  • Finally, it is very significant that Mai does not suspect that the identity of Saiyaman X-1 and Saiyaman X-2 corresponds to Trunks and Goten. And she even more than she feels a certain loving predisposition for the first when reminding him of the Trunks of the future. Why will it be?
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Definitely, the new chapter manages to channel the direction of the manga and knows how to add great little details to the fans and, in the process, offer a little battle. Let’s hope it’s the first of many. whatWhen will we leave doubts?

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When will Chapter 89 of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero arrive?

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the sleeve of Dragon Ball Super It premieres the third week of each month, both on paper through V-Jump and in USAin “simulrelease” (simultaneous publication) through the web and the Shueisha Manga+ application for free. The next chapter will be published Monday, February 20 at 4:00 p.m. (USAtime).

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As reference, in Manga+ not all episodes are available: Only the last 3 chapters of each series are visible, so every time new chapters are added, the previous ones are no longer available. This is important to keep in mind.

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In any case, Dragon Ball Super is currently being published in USA. In January there will be 18 volumeswith which there is only one margin with respect to the Japanese edition.

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