Dragon Ball Super Episode 131 marked the end of the series, and was definitely one of the most watched episode the show had to offer. With the fate of the Universes hanging in balance, Goku, 17 and Freeza took on Jiren in what was an epic final clash.
Jiren’s power was majestic, and even though he was a shadow of his real self, I like that he was able to take on three people at once. Freeza and 17 did most of the work in the first half of the episode, and they tried to take on Jiren all by themselves. Freeza even succeeded in breaking Jiren’s spirit. However, thanks to the support from Toppo, Jiren finally realized what bonds meant, and he was able to stand once again due to sheer willpower.
For the second part, Goku took over, and along with Freeza, he took on Jiren while 17 remained as the back up. Goku and Freeza’s teamwork stood out as the highlight of the episode. I don’t think many expected them to work together. Freeza isn’t too fond of the Saiyans, and so seeing them cooperate was a bit of a surprise. I must say, the storyboard for the episode was very beautifully done, and the episode ha some great key animation here and there. Ultimately, Jiren was subdued, but Goku and Freeza both got eliminated in the process. 17 was the only one who was able to survive, and thus he won the Tournament of Power. I think the end to the Tournament of Power wasn’t all that great, but it was much better than what spoilers made it out to be.
17’s wish to restore the erased Universes was pretty predictable, although fans on Social Media were sad to see him not wishing for a Cruise. He did get one later on though. With the wish being granted, we saw every Universe being restored, and I must say, the moment was a tear-jerker. The music was very intense at this moment.
Again, I must praise the storyboard for the episode for the final scenes. We got special credits at the end of the episodes, and of course, the upcoming movie was also teased. Goku and Vegeta going off to fight, as get stronger was just teasing for the upcoming movie. As of now, Dragon Ball Super is officially on a Hiatus now. It’ll return with a movie in December.
The upcoming movie will feature a new Saiyan from an unknown Universe, who will be up against Goku, as seen in the teaser trailer. Unfortunately, we don’t know much about the movie right now, but we’ll definitely get more information from AnimeJapan event which is on-going as of now. It’s going to be along time, but let’s hope the movie is worth the wait. What did you think of Dragon Ball Super Episode 131?