It's just hit me how many episodes per season a show like Dragon Ball Z has! The show is the epitome of how much longer anime runs than most western media. If you think Dragon Ball Super is getting off to a slow start, just stick with it. You'll be riveted by the time we reach 2020!
Dragon Ball Super has been expanding upon Lord Beerus' dream hinted at in last week's episode, and we can be sure that the show is building up to the first face off between this new-ish villain and Goku! If you missed last week's recap, you can catch it right here. For now, let's dig into episode 3 of Dragon Ball Super!
Lord Beerus and Whis
I really like what's being done with these two right now. They're both incomprehensibly powerful characters, yet their scenes are very nearly comedic. Normally, building up villains this way would annoy me, diffusing the potential threat they could pose, but it works for Beerus. Despite his premonition of a "Super Saiyan God", he's still just lounging around, eating and taking baths like it's no big deal. I like that Beerus is ridiculously powerful, yet doesn't even know what a Saiyan is, let alone a Super Saiyan.
This episode also brought us the Oracle Fish, which is something I want right now! It seemingly has omniscient powers, but that doesn't matter when it's this adorable. Whis is all very well as a companion to Beerus, but part of me is hoping that this floating fish becomes the primary villain's companion!
And right after all this talk of destroying planets, and Super Saiyan Gods and premonitions, we're treated to Bulma's birthday. Dragon Ball has always been good at rapidly lowering the stakes. The goofiness of seeing Krillin stuck in traffic or Buu eating everything at the buffet seems to put everything in perspective. It's fun seeing Trunks and Goten together once more, but I'm looking forward to see them in action again. Perhaps that will have to wait till episode 4!
Vegeta is still training
While celebrations are going down, Vegeta continues vying for his world's worst husband award by continuing his jaded, determined training he started last time. He's barely in the episode, and seems to still be suffering from the paranoia of Goku being stronger than him. If Lord Beerus does come to Earth in the next episode, I just hope Vegeta will be able to put his pride aside and help out. Goku sure seems intent on doing so!
Goku could ruin everything!
So the stakes really are being drawn up in this episode, with the Supreme Kais noticing Beerus' planet destruction Obi Wan style, and becoming worried as to what could happen next. Old Kai seems adamant that Beerus could next seek to destroy the entire universe, and seeks to stop him finding any reason to do so. That reason of course would be meeting Goku, who would put up such a fight that entire galaxies would be collateral. It would be terrible if a fight of that magnitude were to occur. Though I'm pretty sure the show isn't thinking that! Bring on Episode 4 of Dragon Ball Super!