Dragon Ball Super: Universe 6 Saga is set after the events of “Battle Of Gods” & “Resurrection F” which were later expanded in episodic format for the anime series. This storyline centers around Goku & Vegeta continuing their training to become ultimate warriors surpassing their teacher, Beerus The God Of Destruction. As they train, the two leads enlist in a tournament to compete against a group of warriors from another universe led by Beerus’ brother, Champa. Both Goku & Vegeta recruit their allies to participate in the tournament.
The video game “Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot” is out right now. As a fan of Dragon Ball Z since it aired on “Toonami,” I’d like to share the good and bad parts of Universe 6 Saga, find out if it’s an entertaining storyline.
Today’s review doesn’t contain no SPOILERS whatsoever. Feel free to read my non-spoiler article.
Strong & Weak Aspects
Strong: English Dub Funimation alumni including Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Sonny Strait, Chris Ranger & Chuck Huber all did an excellent job for their respective voiceover performances.
Animation is impressive bringing many details to life such as the environment, world, character models and a few elements translated visually from the long running manga series.
Action Sequences are superb as they managed to keep my blood boiling for more fight scenes with Goku & Vegeta beating the crud outta their opponents. Especially Botamo, who looks like a gritty reboot of Winnie The Pooh on Netflix.
Champa’s team members factor in as opponents. Each one is distinctive showcasing a variety of combative techniques.
Jaco, an intergalactic police officer has some funny as heck moments with Bulma, who is Vegeta’s wife.
My favorite battle is Vegeta fighting Magetta. A robot like creature who isn’t controlled by a person nor programmed with a computer chip.
Humor retains its style of comedy by Goku’s funny interactions with the people he encounters, his chemistry with Vegeta, love of food among a few hijinks he runs into. Thus, Hilarity Ensues. Hercule Satan & Fat Buu have some funny moments. Both of them are my favorite characters besides Bardock & King Kai.
Music Score has some good tracks to match certain scenes.
Every time I see Beerus, Goku or Whis eat onscreen, I tend to eat something huge, because they make me hungry.
Besides the tournament story arc, I also enjoyed some filler episodes with Goku having trouble using his “Instant Transmission” to teleport to a specific place, Goten & Trunks stowaway inside a galactic Amazon-esque delivery truck and the main leads searching for dragon balls in a different universe.
The last episode’s final scenes sets up the next saga. If you’ve already seen it, you probably know what I’m talking about.
Weak: One scene involves a character related to Goku is capable of flying in space, which is understandable because saiyans (Goku’s species) can survive in the vacuum of space. My only problem is the fact a non-powered trio are able to breath in space. Has anybody seen “Total Recall?” (1990 original) If you walk without a spacesuit, your head will explode to pieces.
The Final Verdict: A-
Dragon Ball Super: Universe 6 Saga is a decent story arc worth 19 episodes to keep you busy from start to finish. Voiceover performances, fight scenes, animation, storyline and side plots kept me invested without looking at the clock. If you’re planning on buying Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, I highly recommend Dragon Ball Super on Blu-Ray/DVD if a complete edition of all seasons are available.