Impressions: Dragon Ball Super Part 3 Blu-Ray Set


Battle Between Twin Universes

With another Dragon Ball Super Blu-Ray release comes another set of 13 episodes, and this time the series finally starts with its own original arc and not bad retellings of the movies. The Universe 6 arc introduces the God of Destruction of Universe 6, Champa, who is Beerus’ twin brother. We also get introduced to Vados, who is Whis’ sister. Right off the bat I really started enjoying this arc when it first aired since it developed the concept of there being other universes in the Battle of Gods movie.

To mirror my thoughts from the manga, 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.

I’m really enjoying the option for Marathon Play, which basically only shows the opening sequence of the first episode and the ending sequence of the last episode, meaning that once an episode ends, it jumps straight to be the beginning of the next, saving you the effort of skipping the opening and ending songs for the episodes in between, almost like watching a movie. The only thing I wish is that it also skipped the episode recaps before the episode cards.

In terms of the context of the English dub, it seemed as faithful as the original version, minus a few jokes, which is totally fine. Once again, the English subtitle track for the Japanese version was bad since it referred Beerus as Beers this time, although it’s better than ‘Bills”, it’s still an error that shouldn’t happen in 2018, many years after both Battle of Gods and Resurrection of F. It also lacks a subtitle track for the English dub too.

This is where Dragon Ball Super starts to get better and more entertaining. It’s not my favorite arc, but the Universe 6 arc was very enjoyable – it introduces new interesting characters, like Frost, Cabba, Freeza, Champa and Vados, it’s not a retelling, and it just being a tournament felt like watching classic Dragon Ball (but never as entertaining). If you enjoyed this arc, then you need to add this to your collection. 

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