Why Dragon Ball Super Might Be As Bad As Dragon Ball GT

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The premiere of Dragon Ball Super has been awaited since Dragon Ball GT concluded in 1997.

There have been rumors about a new Dragon Ball series, but--up to Super--all have been false; in the late 90s, a picture surfaced advertising Dragon Ball AF.

A picture of Super Saiyan 5 Goku accompanied the logo. It was, however, fan made.

Fast forward, and the American generation that fell in love with Dragon Ball is now grown up. It is because of this that I must ask the following question: Is this really necessary?

Don't get me wrong. Part of me is excited for Dragon Ball Super.

I haven't seen Goku and Vegeta in new adventures since I was in 12, and it will be interesting seeing sleek, modern animation bringing their fights to life.

My concern is this: Dragon Ball Super is making a lot of the mistakes that made the latter part of Z and GT hard to watch.

After the Frieza Saga, the show stops addressing Goku's identity crisis and just becomes about fighters and their quest for greater power. Every season had a new Super Saiyan form, and this ran its course by the time the Majin Buu Saga aired. Super Saiyan 3 wasn't that cool.

It didn't add anything to the story, and no character beat any significant villain while in that form. Vegito defeated Super Buu, and the Spirit Bomb killed Kid Buu.

The new forms were being advertised, but they played little role in the central plot.

The newer Dragon Ball releases fall into this same trap. Super Saiyan God was advertised, but Goku wasn't in this for the majority of his fight with Beerus.

In addition, the Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan will serve as a new benchmark in what has become a warrior's endless quest for more power.

It was the same plot device (or lack thereof) that made the Buu Saga and GT a chore to watch.

I will watch Dragon Ball Super, and my nostalgic love for the brand will force me to enjoy it on some level. But I can't help but feel that it will taint the way I view the show.

It is already making a lot of the mistakes made by some of the franchise's less enjoyable releases. Dragon Ball Super airs in July.

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