The Dragon Ball series has been a nostalgia for all 90s or early 2000s otakus, and why won’t it be? The series gave us so many valuable life lessons, showing us the importance of hard work and determination. Shouting Kamehameha or trying to go Super Saiyan may sound a bit lame, but back in those days, these were the only entertainment we had in a world with no smartphones.
Now when we are grown-ups, the series that stopped its cannon episodes back in 1996 made its comeback with a brand new sequel series named Dragon Ball Super. The news immediately spread like fire over the internet, thereby reigniting the childhood passions of millions of Dragon Ball fans. Not only that, the revival of the franchise ensured that next-generation otakus won’t be missing out on this amazing tale and will most probably follow their parent’s (or elder sibling’s) footsteps. Here we bring you everything that you need to know about Dragon Ball Super, thereby answering popular questions like Where to read Dragon Ball Super? Is it still ongoing? If yes, does it serialize on a weekly or monthly basis?
Dragon Ball Super’s Plot
Dragon Ball Super takes place seven years after the events of Dragon Ball Z, where the Earth is at peace, and Goku and his friends are spending days without any worries. Well, living in harmony isn’t the luxury that our heroes can afford. The peaceful days end with the God of Destruction, Beerus sama, showing up on the Earth with the sole motive of seizing it of existence.
Be it Vegeta going berserk, or Goku’s Super Saiyan 3, or every other Z fighter teaming up, none of them could lay a finger on Beerus. They needed a God to stand a chance against the God of Destruction, so Goku awakened the power of the Super Saiyan God. It looked just like Goku’s base form but with red hair, sparkling eyes, and a godly aura; however, even those amazing power fell short before Beerus’ destructive powers. Later, Beerus reveals that he is here just to verify the rumors that he heard about the Earth’s Saiyan duo. From there, Goku sets out on a new journey to explore the depths of the universe and far beyond, hoping to face potent opponents in his way.
How is Dragon Ball Super different from Dragon Ball Z?
Although things like colorful transformations and unnecessary screaming remain the same, there are quite a few changes between these two series. Dragon Ball Z was all about Goku and others saving Earth from all the extraterrestrial threats, but in Dragon Ball Super, the plot isn’t revolving around Earth anymore, and rather, the story has stepped into inter-timeline or inter-universal conflicts.
Not to mention that the power levels of the characters have reached a whole new level. Not only the Saiyan duo but other side characters have also got their moments to shine, especially in the Tournament of Power arc. The series also introduced us to new and powerful villains like Black Goku, Moro, Granolah, and many more while retaining the most hated dragon ball villain of all time, Frieza.
Where To Read Dragon Ball Super?
Dragon Ball Super manga is published under monthly Shonen Jump magazine, which comes out every 20th of a month. The last three chapters are free to read, but you need to take a subscription if you want to read the entire series. We recommend you either read it from Shonen Jump or buy the volumes instead of using pirate websites. If you are an IOS user, you can read it here. If you are an Android user, you can read it here.
Is it Still Ongoing?
Yes, it is still ongoing, and the upcoming Chapter 77 will be released just a few hours after this article gets published. Right now, Goku and Vegeta are up against an invincible warrior named Granolah, who is granted powers by the eternal dragon itself. He claims to be the strongest mortal in the universe and has already proven his strength by taking on Goku and Vegeta single-handedly. Can the Saiyan duo stop him? Start following the Dragon Ball Super manga to find that out.
Why Read Dragon Ball Super Manga?
Now that you know where to read Dragon Ball Super, you must be wondering why you should read it when there’s an anime series available for it. For starters, the manga shows the exact story that the author wanted to narrate without any intervention of the production company, which often makes subtle changes to it. Moreover, there are many manga-only scenes that may completely change your outlook on a character. For example, Beerus was seen using Ultra Instinct in the manga but not in the anime adaptation. So, if you don’t want to miss out on those epic moments, you must give the manga a shot.
Anyways, the anime production is on indefinite hiatus, so there’s no telling when to expect the next season. There’s a new Dragon Ball Super movie coming, though, but I doubt if it will follow the events of the manga. So, the only way of finding out what really happened after the Tournament of Power arc is by reading the manga.