The fan community of dragonball is celebrating with the publication of the most recent volume of the manga where a new arc opens under the name of Super Hero.
This has created a bit of confusion among followers of the plot, since the arc shares the same title as the last animated feature released in theaters this 2022.
This is how, technically, both the movie and the new manga saga (and therefore the anime in the future) will have the title of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero.
From what has been seen so far with the recently published pages of the manga, we can infer that both the plot of the tape and that of the illustrated publication are correlated.
So both elements could be considered part of the official canon of the current era of manga and anime. But the reality is that this was the least of the complications.
Since from the beginning of this new stage there was a serious and confusing doubt about at what exact point in the time line the plot of Super was located.
For a small but devastating detail that generated some uncertainty among fans: the end of Dragon Ball Z.
Akira Toriyama talks and explains the timeline of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero
Through the Twitter account of bds hype The translation of the most recent official message illustrated and signed by the legendary Akira Toriyama, creator of all Dragon Ball, has been released.
There in the text, among everything that the teacher shares, he finally makes it clear to us at what precise point the events of Super Hero are located. What ends up clearing up many doubts to accurately locate where we are in history:
Toriyama’s latest message from Anime Comic confirms that the movies so far have followed major episodes in the 10 years between the original manga’s Majin Buu arc & the final chapter! SUPER HERO’s a story right before the final chapter, that is the End of Z!
translations: @herms98 pic.twitter.com/kfrc3s8sja
—Hype (@DbsHype) December 1, 2022
According to Toriyama, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is supposed to take place right before the original ending of Dragon Ball Z, which means there is now finally an official confirmation of both the film’s timeline and the manga’s current arc. from Dragon Ball Super.
From yesteryear the obvious assumption is that the plot was Super started shortly after the end of the Majin Boo arc, but we had in limbo the final scene with which Dragon Ball Z closed.
We now know that, in theory, we would be about to get to this point in the plot. Even if some things don’t fit completely, but surely everything will end up connecting later: