The manga run of Dragon Ball Super has made many changes to the Tournament of Power’s eliminations, and this has been divisive among fans of the anime’s version of the events. But these changes can sometimes be hilarious.
While the manga does not give Ribrianne and Android 18’s fight the same attention and love it had in the anime, it does give a great nugget in seeing Android 18 fighting for Krillin after Ribrianne reveals a crush on him.
This is amazing and I cannot be convinced otherwise. pic.twitter.com/x5AzLxXlCI
— Terez (@Terez27) May 23, 2018
In the manga, Ribrianne and Android 18 come to blows like they did in the anime. But when Krillin cheers for her in the stands, Ribrianne takes a moment to ask Android 18, “Who exactly is that gorgeous man?” When Android 18 responds that Krillin is her husband, Ribrianne is angered that “an ugly beast” like Android 18 would be “married to such a fine specimen.”
The other Kamikaze Fireballs then explain how Krillin in Universe 2 with his “bald head, and no nose” and “pleasingly simple features” is “beyond perfection.” Unfortunately, the hilarity of their encounter doesn’t go the same lengths it did in the anime as their fight is interrupted by Universe 4’s tricky invisible fight Gamisaras.
Both of them are quickly eliminated after this moment, and it’s definitely one of the more stinging elimination order changes in the manga as fans were hoping for 18 to get the same amount of “screen time” she did in the original Tournament of Power.
As for the anime series, Dragon Ball Super is currently airing its English dub on Adult Swim during the Toonamiprogramming block Saturday evenings at 9:30 p.m. It is also available to stream on Funimationand Amazon Video. The Japanese language release of the series is complete, and available to stream on Funimation, VRV, and Crunchyroll.
If you want to catch up with the English dub, the first 52 episodes of Dragon Ball Super are now available to stream on FunimationNOW, VRV, and available to purchase on Amazon Video as well. The 52 episodes span the full range of what has aired in the North America and covers the “Battle of Gods” arc, “Revival of F” arc, the “Universe 6” arc, and bringing the series right up to the current TV airings of the “Future Trunks” arc.
The first Dragon Ball Super film is set to release this December in Japan, and it has just released its first trailer. The film will focus on the Saiyans, the “origins of Goku’s power,” and potentially the story of the very first Super Saiyan. Not only does it aim to be the best film in the series, original creator Akira Toriyama will be contributing to the film’s script and character designs. Fans will get their first look at the new film during the Dragon Ball North America Tour, as well.