Impressions: Dragon Ball Super Manga Vol. 2


The Start of Zero Mortals Plan

Around half a year later after the release of the first volume in North America, we get the second volume featuring the rest of the "Universe 6 Arc" and the beginning of the "Future Trunks Arc." Like I stated in my impressions of the first volume, the manga is taking a somewhat of a different approach with the storytelling, and personally, I like that.

So, Volume 2 starts with Chapter 10, which continues the fight between Frost and Goku, the former showing off his latest form. If you’re familiar with the anime, then you already know the events of this arc, but one big difference is that Goku did not use his Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-ken form. Which the outcome of his fight with Hit was still the same, that’s still an interesting difference, and something worth reading too.

My enjoyment of the Tournament of Power arc is more or less the same as the anime. I really liked some of the characters introduced in this arc, such as Champa, Vados, Frost, Cabba, and Hit. Personally, I prefer Champa over Beerus as he’s hilarious. However, what I like about this arc is that Vegeta got a lot of action and defeated the most enemy, but as expected, he didn’t beat the main fighter from Universe 6, as expected, but then again neither did Goku, albeit he fared better. We also see the return of Super Saiyan God. 

The other half of this volume covers the start of the Future Trunks arc, which minus the ending if you have seen the anime, or caught up with the manga, is one of the best arcs of the series. But let’s not get too ahead of ourselves. So far in this volume, we only get the introduction of the Future Trunks arc, when Trunks travels back to the past to get help. Not really much different from the anime.

Reiterating my words from the first volume’s impressions, if you’re watching the anime and have yet to read the manga, please do so. While the manga is behind the anime, which is currently just starting the Tournament of Power arc, from the surface both the anime and the manga are the same since it still follows the same order. You’re missing out on an interesting perspective of the series and doing yourself a disservice if you’re not reading the manga.  You can read the manga legally via Viz Media’s website

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