Anime Underground 14 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching Dragon Ball Super If You Loved DBZ  

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If you read the original Dragon Ball manga, you already know exactly how it awesome it is. The series was so successful that it went on to spawn the acclaimed Dragon Ball Z. Akira Toriyama’s creation took the world by storm, becoming one of the most popular manga and anime series of all time.

Decades of success later, and the world is presented with Dragon Ball Super. Despite a few flaws (and let's be real, Dragon Ball Z had a ton of flaws), there are a bunch of reasons why Dragon Ball Super is awesome.

The show never fails to express a loving dedication to the whole Dragon Ball universe. Well, at least the parts made by Akira Toriyama (he didn’t write or draw Dragon Ball GT). At times, one could even make the argument that Dragon Ball Super is even better than the best parts of DBZ.

If you're still not convinced, here are some reasons why you should watch Dragon Ball Super as soon as you get the chance. 

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The New Transformations Are Awesome

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Photo: Episode 110/Toei Animation

Crazy transformations are a staple of the Dragon Ball universe. One of Dragon Ball Z’s most memorable transformations is when Goku first goes Super Saiyan while fighting Frieza. The moment is rightfully epic, and changes the rhythm the series forever. 

Dragon Ball Super takes things even farther, as Goku and Vegeta learn to transform into Super Saiyan Blue, perhaps the most powerful transformation the two have ever mastered. Well, at least until they find out about Ultra Instinct, which gives its user complete protection from incoming attacks... 

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Goku and Vegeta Are Still Incredibly Competitive

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Photo: Episode 32/Toei Animation

As was the case in Dragon Ball Z, Vegeta is frustrated at always being made to chase Goku’s heels when it comes to power levels, but in Super, he manages to catch up and close the gap. 

By the start of Super, both are keenly aware of what the other is capable of, and often assess the fights they get into in terms of how the other might handle it. It's probably as close to teamwork as they'll get, short of fusing together to become Vegito. 

Though they aren’t full-on adversaries, it’s still great to watch them one-up each other time and again. Like the martial arts masters from old kung fu movies, they’re best friends and prime adversaries at the same time. 

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Everything About Vegito

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Photo: Episode 66/Toei Animation

Vegito (who is birthed from a fusion of Goku and Vegeta) is the most powerful character in all of Dragon Ball Z; watching him toy with Super Buu is one of the most memorable fights in Dragon Ball history.

With his pedigree, it comes as no surprise that the hero's appearance in Dragon Ball Super makes for an equally memorable moment. Of course, he has become even more powerful, since Goku and Vegeta both have channeled some godlike energy.

If you haven't already stopped reading to imagine the crazy fights Vegito gets into, just know that his appearance in Dragon Ball Super is appropriately epic. After all, there’s nothing better than combining Vegeta’s tactical genius and cockiness with Goku’s hand-to-hand brilliance and confidence.

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Fan Favorite Villains Return

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Photo: Episode 96/Toei Animation

Frieza’s back, but not necessarily as a villain. This time, he’s got a halo over his head, and has to fight alongside the team. (Whaaat?!) Other previous villains also make a return, albeit halo-free. Tien is an old school villain from the Dragon Ball days who turns good in Dragon Ball Z, so his return isn’t exactly a surprise. 

Of course, Fat Buu is still lazing around and eating everything in sight, but he also throws down a few times. Android 17 makes a comeback, and his character progression is actually quite surprising. He’s more than just a bad*ss park ranger; nowadays, he's a family man, and having something to protect makes him more powerful than ever.

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