The Super Saiyan God ritual in Dragon Ball Super was first explored in a fan comic called Dragon Ball AF, created by Toyotarou. Dragon Ball AF introduced a similar ceremony that required seven Super Saiyans to call Goku back to Earth, similar to how it required seven Saiyans to perform the Super Saiyan God ritual in Super. Toyotarou’s fan comic, while not canon, demonstrated Dragon Ball GT’s ability to build on the controversial story and predict future power-ups, making his contributions he gives Dragon Ball Super meaning.
IN Super Dragon Ballto reach Super Saiyan God form, Goku had to perform a very specific ritual with other Saiyans to help increase his power to unfathomable levels., and the idea was first explored in a two-decade-long fan comic created by current Super manga artist Toyotarou. Called Dragon Ball AF, this unfinished series introduced a similar ceremony before Dragon Ball Super came out and could completely influence the direction of the story that Toyotarou will one day become. an indispensable part of it.
Technically first seen in the 2014 film Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods — the events were slightly adapted and retold in the first installments of the 2015 Dragon Ball Super manga and anime series — the Super Saiyan God ritual saw Goku and the “five righteous Saiyans” together Help him overcome his limits and enter the kingdom of god Ki.
In the 2003 doujinshi (fan-comic) Dragon Ball AF, created by Toyotarou (by then renamed Toyble), Goku is residing in the Ryu’oshin Kingdom, where he followed Shenron at the end of Dragon Ball GT, and is soon needed to return to the human world, leading to the enactment of the Z Fighters on Earth a special ritual that required seven Super Saiyans to call him home.
Dragon Ball AF introduced its version of the Super Saiyan God ritual before Super
This same ceremony involves a revived Gohan, Goten, Vegeta, Trunks, Bra, Pan, and Broly joining forces to rejuvenate the seven inert Dragon Balls by directly infusing them with their Super Saiyan energy. And since Goku, as explained in this doujinshi, is now the living vessel for Shenron’s soul after GT, completing this ritual will allow him to be summoned to Earth and thus, return war against his lab-created biological son, the evil villain named Xicor.
Toyotarou never finished Dragon Ball AF, so its fifth volume consists only of rough drafts.
Although this ceremony did not yield the same results as Super’s god-like transformation, The same Dragon Ball AF version requires six Saiyans, added to Goku to make seven, does it correctly and also helps bring Goku back into the fight in a way that levels the playing field against an extremely powerful foe. Furthermore, by introducing this ritual, Toyotarou has taken Dragon Ball GT’s divisive story and built on its foundation in meaningful ways that feel right at home in the Dragon Ball universe, undoubtedly inspired his professional work on the series many years later.
Toyotarou’s Dragon Ball AF attempted to overcome Dragon Ball GT’s divisive ending
So while This fan comic and its post-Dragon Ball GT story are not canon, it’s remarkable that one of the creative minds behind the Dragon Ball Super manga came up with an eerily similar ritual that included the use of multiple Saiyans before it became a thing of official lore. too random to ignore. It’s worth mentioning that Dragon Ball AF also predicts that Vegeta will increase in power later in Super, meaning that the young author, despite primarily working under the supervision of Akira Toriyama, is definitely bringing his ideas to life. yourself into reality. Super Dragon Ballmade fans of his early works extremely excited.
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