So I caught the first episode earlier this morning on Vimeo. My only complaint about the vid was audio desync about halfway through. But yeah, aside from the episode itself going into more detail about Goten's day, Beerus's little escapades seems to be the only noticeable difference between the anime and the manga chapter we were given. Not sure if this shows Beerus as being more merciful or even more volatile, or both (considering they tried to have him poisoned in the manga). Either way, Beerus confirmed for still the coolest.
Not gonna lie, I like that they're starting off the first few episodes in a bit of a slice-of-life manner. While I know Dragon Ball was mostly about the light hearted adventure and Z was about to escalating scale of the battles, I think times showing how life away from the next universal threat is a nice way to start; lets us see how the characters are on a day-to-day basis. It seems like it's going to continue on with that while still building up to when its parallels with the films come to be, if the next episode is any indication. Part of the episode is said to be about Vegeta going on a family trip to the amusement park.
Toriyama had said that he wants to at least add some more light and funny moments to his projects in ways that he feels are more to his kind of style these days. We'll see soon enough how that affects Dragon Ball Super in the long run. I'm confident it's bound to do a better job at striking the balance between the two than something like the ParaPara Bros.
Would've been nice to see, considering 1. The fight scenes in general as of the recent films and such seem to have a lot more attention to detail in the movements and choreography (for lack of a better term) instead of just a lot of repeating frames of blurred punches and kicks, and 2. The only other real bit of action in the episode was Goten and Trunks fighting off a giant monster (which, in hindsight, wouldn't be a bad idea for what kind of fights to show off once in a while).
^ It's not about punches or taps--those are just 'triggers' Beerus can use to release a predetermined amount of energy.
What I mean is: we are talking about an energy attack here. The same casual tap could still destroy the planet entirely... As could a flick from his toe, a chop from his hand, or a swat from his dick. It's all about the amount of energy he chooses to use--the 'trigger' itself is inconsequential.
Last edited by Galan007 on Jul 6th, 2015 at 04:17 AM
I'm glad that both the physical strength and the speed of top tiers DB characters will now be accepted for what they really are, i.e. high, extremely awfully high the first and FTL the second.
Being said that, for the next episode: "Discovering worlds beneath the seas along with Vegeta".