Toriyama and Toyotaro deserve a break…
When will Dragon Ball Super return? The franchise, both in manga and anime, has been keeping a low profile lately, despite the success of its recent movie, all eyes are back on the arcs to come following Frieza’s return. Of course, there is only one small problem with that move. As you may know, the manga has been out of circulation for a few months now, and it was only a matter of time before fans began to question what had happened.
Speculation about when Dragon Ball Super will return is growing by the day. As of yet, no official comeback window has been given, but netizens have their own predictions. The biggest theory suggests that the manga will target a winter comeback that lines up with Shueisha’s Jump Festa in December. But if the vacation is too much for Toyotarou, others believe another return window would be early 2023. After all, there are few better ways to start a new year than with Goku, but hopefully the hero will return eventually.
DB 超 は 中 です が 漫画 に 出 き た 人物 を し て くれ て ます。 ちゃ 細かい です！ 銀パト の 名前 は インタビュー の 時 に に 考え た の が 反映 さ れ て ます ☆！
— とよたろう (@TOYOTARO_Vjump) October 20, 2022
The last message that Toyotaro gave to solve this doubt was the following: ““V-Jump is on sale tomorrow! DB Super is on hiatus, but features characters that appeared in the manga. It’s so detailed! Ginpato’s name reflects what I thought during the interview. Awesome! Please, watch it. Just for the moment, I share an image.” This message is important because Dragon Ball Super could have returned in this issueBut the wait keeps getting longer.
If you haven’t been keeping up with the franchise lately, let us break down the situation at hand. In July, the manga launched with its usual monthly chapter, and it was there that fans saw the Granola arc come to an end. With a little help from Bardock from beyond the grave, Goku helped defeat Frieza’s former henchmen, but the real surprise of the battle was Frieza. After all, the villain came out of nowhere to eliminate his business partners, and Frieza even revealed a new form that has Goku cornered.
As this arc came to an end, Shueisha’s powers confirmed that Dragon Ball Super would be taking a hiatus while its creators brainstormed behind the scenes. Toyotaro, the manga’s illustrator, backed up these claims before his monthly updates stopped. And after three months, we haven’t heard a thing about a comeback..
Frieza’s return in Dragon Ball Super
One of the most long-awaited returns in Dragon Ball Super will be that of Black Frieza, the franchise’s most recognizable villain has returned after his appearance in The Tournament of Power, but this time he will not be an ally of Goku and company, but a powerful villain. Y, the way he came back was to show all his power.
In Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball chapter 312, Goku and Frieza are in the midst of their iconic first battle on Planet Namek, and at this point in the fight, both warriors appear to be pretty evenly matched. Of course, both of them only use a fraction of their true power, but even so, Frieza knows that Goku is not like any of the other challengers he has fought in recent memory. In fact, Frieza is so impressed with Goku that he says to the Saiyan: “It’s been a while since I trained this well…”.
Frieza’s statement, as seemingly insignificant as it is right now, carries more weight than anyone could have imagined when these words first left his mouth. In Dragon Ball Super, this villain is basically saying that he never had to exercise in his life because he was born a prodigy, and his inherent strength and transformation abilities made him stronger than virtually anyone he’s ever come across. That’s why, in just four months, Frieza becomes stronger than a Super Saiyan God, because he’s tapping into something within himself that he’s never really explored before.