Several Differences Between The Dragon Ball Anime And Manga Part 2.
(AfroGamers.com) Recently, I wrote an article explaining the differences between certain elements that were only seen in the anime and manga.
I am doing a second part explaining other differences between the anime and the manga of Dragon Ball.
Here are several more differences between the Dragon Ball anime and manga.
1. Anime – In The Dragon Ball Super anime, when Goku and Vegeta first appear in Future Trunks timeline during The Future Trunks Arc, Goku Black immediately transforms to Super Saiyan Rose which is much better than Super Saiyan Blue Goku in my personal opinion because unlike Super Saiyan Blue Goku, Super Saiyan Rose Goku Black has better ki control and doesn’t have the stamina issues.
Manga – In Future Trunks timeline in the Dragon Ball Super manga, Goku Black first transforms to a Super Saiyan (unlike the anime) after getting used to Goku’s stolen body while fighting against a Super Saiyan 2 Vegeta that’s literally pummeling him until the corrupted Kai Zamasu heals him and then Goku Black gets a massive zenkai boost that causes his godly mind and stolen Saiyan body to then transform to Super Saiyan Rose.
2. Anime – In The Tournament Of Power anime, For most of “The Tournament Of Power Arc”, Vegeta was deliberately pushed to the side and wasn’t even truly tested because they had him basically fighting jobbers like Ribrianne, The Dangerous Trio, and The Superhero Dude. But when he finally got his shot against Jiren, he came out swinging and became the first person to actually land a single shot on Jiren which is something that Kakarot couldn’t even do while at Super Saiyan Blue, Super Saiyan Blue Kaioken x20, let alone Ultra Instinct Omen.
And then Jiren of course fights back with punches of his own and knocks Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta down and immediately fires a blast that almost managed to eliminate Vegeta from the stage until he blew himself up therefore saving himself from being eliminated and then Jiren comments, “Your fists reek of arrogance” to which Vegeta replied, “I am indeed arrogant, but that’s my pride as a Saiyan” and immediately powers back up to Super Saiyan Blue and charged up and says to Jiren “I’ll never beat you, don’t make me laugh”, and “Kakarot can have Ultra Instinct, I’ll surpass you in my own way!!!” and does a full powered Final Flash that actually knocks down Jiren for the first time during “The Tournament Of Power Arc”, but as Vegeta was laughing, Jiren quickly got back up and commented on how powerful Vegeta’s full powered Final Flash was did a very powerful blast that nearly killed him, but then surprisingly, Vegeta quickly gets back up and immediately powers back up to Super Saiyan Blue once more and as he’s trying to break his limits, he remembers the promise that he made to Cabba and then he says that he will break past his limits and surpass Jiren in his own way and does my favorite transformation in Dragon Ball Super by transforming to “Ultra Super Saiyan Blue” and the transformation looked badass and much better than Super Saiyan Blue Kaioken x20.
Manga – In The Tournament Of Power manga, Vegeta is never seen going into Ultra Super Saiyan Blue, but instead, we see him fight against Toppo with Mastered Super Saiyan Blue unlike the anime where we see him fight against Toppo with Ultra Super Saiyan Blue.
3. Anime – In the Tournament Of Power In The Dragon Ball Super anime, green Universe 6 Saiyans In Caulifla and Kale both Super Saiyans are fighting against an much experienced fighter in Super Saiyan 2 Goku from Universe 7. Final Form Frieza (Angel) stands on top of a rock watching and enjoying his most hated race, The Saiyans beat the hell out of each other, but when Frieza tries to step in to try to fight the two Universe 6 Female Saiyans, Goku immediately stops him and tells him back off because it’s his fight.
Manga – In The Tournament Of Power manga, we see Final Form Frieza (Angel) first fighting Caulifla the Saiyan from Universe 6 who transforms into a Super Saiyan in front of Frieza with Frieza commenting that he’s not surprised, but did acknowledge that Caulifla’s stronger than when Goku first transformed into a Super Saiyan against him on Old Namek during The DBZ Era. And then when things were getting tougher for Final Form Frieza (Angel), he then transforms into his most powerful form, Golden Frieza and immediately turns the tide and proceeds to give Super Saiyan Caulifla a vicious beatdown until Kale got extremely angry and went into an uncontrollable, but powerful Berserk form which surprises Golden Frieza and through this bad powerscaling, Golden Frieza gets viciously beatdown by Berserker Kale which pissed me off at the bad powerscaling.
4. Anime – In The Dragon Ball Z anime, Goku’s backstory about how he got to Earth was not fully explored especially in the Bardock TV special.
Manga – In Dragon Ball Minus manga, correctly suspecting that Frieza was gonna wipe out Planet Vegeta, Bardock and Gine sent their son Kakarot to Earth. After arriving on Earth, Goku suffered a head injury and forgot the mission and was adopted and raised by Grandpa Gohan until he was killed by the Great Ape that Kid Goku transformed as in Dragon Ball.
5. Anime – In The Revival Of Frieza Arc in the Dragon Ball Super anime, after Sorbet told him that Goku defeated Majin Buu, Frieza for the first time in his life trains for four months which was briefly shown in the anime. Frieza had managed to catch up to Goku in just four months to achieve Golden Frieza while it took Goku many years to get to the level of a Super Saiyan God which shows us why Frieza is such a natural born prodigy much like Vegeta is.
Manga – In The Revival Of Frieza Arc In The Dragon Ball Super manga, Frieza’s four months of training to catch up to his mortal enemy Goku is deeply explored a bit more further than it was in the anime.
The Conclusion – One misconception that some people have is just because the anime did this means the manga will do this as well, but as I learned over the years, now everything as it seems in the anime and manga.
Staff Writer; Kwame Shakir (aka Joe D.)