“Dragon Ball Super” Episode 041

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Come Forth, Dragon of the Gods — Grant My Wish, Pretty Peas!

Episode Summary: 

Goku fires his Kamehameha through the barrier surrounding the arena! Because of this, the audience starts getting sucked in like a vacuum, however, Whis and Vados quickly use their abilities to seal the barrier back up. Beerus and the referee try to locate the two fighters, Goku and Hit, only to find that they are both standing on each of the large portraits of Beerus and Champa. Piccolo wonders if this is considered out-of-bounds, but both Champa and Beerus quickly confirm they are both still in bounds.

Not everyone is aware of who this “Zen-Ou”, or “King of All”, is. Even the young Kaioshin, in all his wisdom, does not know who he is. After all, to put it in Vegeta’s words, he “just looks like an ordinary runt”. Beerus clarifies: The Zen-Ou is the one who “stands at the summit of all twelve universes”… In other words, he governs every universe there is! In a fit of fear, both Gods of Destruction descend to the stage to greet the Zen-Ou, and even bow to him! Surprisingly, the King’s responses are quite high-pitched, informal and childish. Shortly after, every Kaioshin joins the Gods and kneels to the Zen-Ou as well. But, why has this being of extreme importance made an appearance here? Explaining the situation, the Zen-Ou states that he has come to warn Beerus and Champa to stop slacking off; they need to pay more attention to their jobs. It doesn’t help that Whis and Vados tattle on their masters, either. But, the Zen-Ou forgives their mistakes, and even admits that the tournament they held seemed very fun! So much so that the little King is even interested in gathering fighters from all twelve universes to hold his own tournament! This grabs Goku’s attention, having flown down to the stage silently along with all the other competitors. In classic Goku style, his response is completely rude and inconsiderate for such a high being. Goku approaches the Zen-Ou, but is stopped by two bodyguards, who refuse to allow him to go any further. The Zen-Ou himself accepts the invitation, though, and approaches Goku himself. He congratulates Goku on a job well done and promises to see him again for the next competition. Goku extends his hand to the Zen-Ou, and after an extremely awkward silence, the two shake hands. The King then takes his leave, his bodyguards yelling “Bye-cha!” before departing. Immediately, the two Gods of Destruction are relieved, but Goku is reprimanded for being so foolish; after all, the Zen-Ou is capable of obliterating every one of the universes at once if he so desired, but he seemed nice enough for Goku to trust he would not do that. Beerus and Champa agree that the tournament they just held would only be a prelude for the real deal hosted by the Zen-Ou. For Beerus, the excitement in winning has gone, and Champa no longer feels bad about losing, or so he claims. A deal is a deal, though, and Universe 7 is granted the Super Dragon Balls as originally promised. Champa storms off and pesters his team to get a move on as well to prepare for the next tournament. Before leaving, Cabba tells Vegeta, whom he calls “master”, that he can show him Planet Sadla, as discussed before. Vegeta rejects ever agreeing to become his master, however. Meanwhile, Goku eagerly wants to fight Hit again, telling him that if he cannot wait until the next tournament, they can fight in three days-no, the next day, even. It seems as if Goku is more impatient than Hit is for a rematch. Also, Boo has finally awaken from his slumber and Mr. Satan forgives him for being unable to participate. Without this, Satan would never have discovered Monaka, to whom he offers a position as his gym’s mascot. Bulma, accompanied by Beerus (who promises not to use his wish for something awful to avoid Bulma telling on him to the Zen-Ou), Whis, Kuririn and 18, activates the Super Dragon Radar in order to locate the final Super Dragon Ball. At first glance it does not seem like she can find it anywhere in their range, so she determines they have to travel to the centre of both universes to figure out its location for sure. However, 18 notices something: there are actually seven signals on the radar, not just six. There definitely are only six Super Dragon Balls floating above them, though. Monaka overhears and goes to explain that a space map like the Super Dragon Radar needs to be viewed from all angles, so everyone heads to the cube via Whis’ orders, who has an idea.

Once at a good distance away, Whis cracks the surface of the planet they were just on, and under that crust is the missing Super Dragon Ball! Piccolo hypothesizes that the surface of the planet was asteroid dust that covered the circumference of the Ball as time passed since the Balls scattered. But, how does one summon this dragon? Is there a different language, like the Earth versus Namekian Dragon Balls? Bulma confirms that there is! In order to summon with these Balls, you must say “Come forth, Divine Dragon, and grant my wish, pretty peas” in the language of the Gods. Beerus orders Whis to repeat after him to summon the dragon, and he utters the chant in his divine language, although not sure of an equivalent to the cutesy form of saying “pretty please”. They agree to just attach the phrase at the end of the chant as-is. At first, it seems as if this was the incorrect method, but soon, the Balls’ stars begin to glow a deep red, and they come together to form a blinding force of light and energy. Once it clears, right in front of the cube is a giant, golden dragon. After a spectacular show of graceful flight across the entire galaxy, the others suddenly snap out of their trance and find themselves in a strange place. Piccolo assumes that they are inside of the dragon, whom he dubs “Super Shenlong”. Apparently, according to Whis, this is the normal procedure for achieving what they have come here for. After a few more moments of traveling, their location changes instantly. Now, they are inside of a room of darkness, but Super Shenlong appears and illuminates the dark. What they are looking at now is the dragon’s core, its nucleus. In the language of the Gods, he orders them to speak their wish. Beerus decides to wish for the complete restoration of the Earth of Universe Six and its inhabitants, but keeps it a secret from the rest of the group. With that, the sensation disappears and the Balls all disperse.

Meanwhile, on their way back to Universe Six, Vados makes a sudden stop and alerts Champa that their Earth and the humans have been revived completely, along with the culture from Universe Seven. When a Super Dragon Ball speeds by their cube, it becomes clear to them that this was Beerus’s doing. Don’t get the wrong idea, though, it was not out of kindness or anything; Beerus simply did it so that Champa would be in his debt.

Back at Beerus’s planet, Goku is still itching to fight Monaka, but Beerus argues that Monaka is very tired at the moment, and urges Goku to go home, promising to have the two fight soon enough. Once the rest of the party had departed, Monaka is told to go home as well, and Beerus paid him a mighty fine sum for the job… and intends to use him again for next time to motivate Goku.

The story has taken a great turn now. What could possibly await Goku and co. next!?

    Next time on Dragon Ball Super…

Haran no Shukushō-kai! Tsuini Taiketsu!? Monaka Tai Son Gokū
A Tumultuous Victory Celebration! Facing Off At Last: Monaka vs Son Goku?!

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Toei Animation announced the production of Dragon Ball Super (Japanese title; tentative for English release), the first all-new Dragon Ball television series to be released in 18 years. Dragon Ball Super began syndication on Sunday mornings on Fuji TV in Japan on July 5, 2015, with Norihito Sumitomo returning as its musical composer, and Tadayoshi Yamamuro as the series’ character designer. Dragon Ball Super takes place exactly 6 months following the defeat of Majin Buu. Dragon Ball Super is being “overseen by Dragon Ball’s original creator, Akira Toriyama”.