Warning: Spoiler for Dragon Ball Super, Chapter 93The Super Dragon Ball The manga has adapted the events of the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie in recent chapters, but chapter 93 has put that aside for the time being considering Broly’s background, which ultimately gives the film its Dragon Ball Super: Broly a niche in the timeline.
The movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly was released on December 14, 2018 in Japan and 2019 in the United States and was a huge success. The film, unlike many of the previous Dragon Ball series, is said to be the classic sequel to the animated TV series Dragon Ball Super and really looks to have continued the rest of the anime. However, the manga started a new season, The Galactic Patrol Prisoner’s Tale, on December 20, 2018. This leads to a conundrum for fans: which story follows. Tournament of Power, the final season of the TV series?
Dragon Ball Super: Broly takes place after the Tournament of Power
In chapter 93, Broly is shown through his scenes in Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, before returning to explain who he is and how he got there. On page 3 of the chapter, a narration box states that “immediately after the Tournament of Power, Goku and Vegeta find themselves fighting Broly”, ultimately confirming that the events in the Broly movie take place right after the Tournament of Strength. strong in both manga and anime. The phrase indicates that The Galactic Patrol Prisoner Story must take place after the Broly movie in the manga, clearing up the previous misconception.
While the execution of the flashback is a bit flawed, as it condenses the entire Broly movie into just five pages, it’s ultimately good to make it clear that the film is as suitable for the manga as it is for the anime. Previously, the events of the film were essentially relegated to a single page in the manga, making it unclear how or why the events of the film happened in the Dragon Ball Super manga. It also opens the door for a potential Dragon Ball Super revival to begin adapting manga sections that have yet to be animated, such as The Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga, for the only notable event between them is the movie Broly itself. It also gives more insight into how much time has elapsed between Broly and the Superhero, as The Galactic Patrol Prisoner’s Tale begins at chapter 43, meaning Broly has to be set up before then. Superhero-related content begins in the manga at chapter 88, so the Galactic Patrol Prisoner Story and Granolah the Survivor Saga took place in the interim.
Fan Super Dragon Ball It’s certainly nice to be able to pause this particular debate, even if most people think its position is correct.