Dragon Ball Super continues its march undaunted showing how the franchise is alive and well. While we await official news about a new animated project after the latest rumors, the manga has come to Chapter 68 which introduced some new villains.
ATTENTION THE FOLLOWING NEWS CONTAINS SPOILERS ON DRAGON BALL SUPER CHAPTER 68
Dragon Ball Super here is Granola and the Heeters
It was the same Toyotaro, the artist behind Dragon Ball Super, ad to introduce Granola:
Granola is the sole survivor of the cerealites breed, so I wanted to portray him as a wandering, lonely bounty hunter. Although he has the appearance of a human being, I wanted to emphasize the physical differences that distinguish him from earthlings. His clothes are traditional from his birthplace and I also gave him a vintage style. Regarding the character realization phase, I begin to draw his eyes freely before representing the lens on the right eye since it is difficult to balance it with the left. Furthermore, when he concentrates in certain directions his eye is not visible, so the emotions he feels are also hidden. With Granola I have to carefully check the angles to make sure I reveal what she is feeling.
Dragon Ball Super Chapter 68 actually opens a new manga arc: Granola breaks into the ship of a crime boss to recover a precious element: the remains of the Android OG73. We later learn that Granola was hired by the Heeters to recover OG73.
The Heeters they are based in the Seventh Universe and the band is made up of three members: Maki, Oil and Gas. Of the three, Gas is by far the most powerful. The little one is shown beating Granola in combat and has truly extraordinary strength. In fact, the group believes Gas is one of the strongest warriors in the universe!
Finally here is the official trailer of Dragon Ball Super Chapter 68:
Trailer of Chapter 68 of Dragon Ball Super. pic.twitter.com/9NAGqxFyTL
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Dragon Ball Super, the manga and the anime
Dragon Ball Super narrates the events that occurred after the battle against Majin Buu and covers the following ten years until the end of Dragon Ball Z, thus going to position itself between the 288th and the 289th episode of the latter. It begins as a remake of the animated films Dragon Ball Z – The Battle of the Gods and Dragon Ball Z – The Resurrection of ‘F’, then proceeds to tell original stories.
The anime consists of 131 episodes produced by Toei Animation and aired on Fuji Television while in Italy, in blocks of episodes, it was broadcast on Italia 1 dubbed in Italian between 2016 and 2019. Direct sequel to the series is the film, the 20th of the franchise, Dragon Ball Super: Broly released on February 28, 2019 thanks to Anime Factory.
The manga, which we remember is written by Akira Toriyama and designed by Toyotaro, instead it has reached the 14th volume, the first 12 have already been published in Italy by Star Comics editions.
Here is the synopsis of the first volume:
Several time has passed since the great battle between Goku and Majin Buu, and now a new threat hangs over the world that has found peace … This time the enemy comes from the “Sixth Universe”! A whole new Dragon Ball begins, picking up the Saiyan adventures where they left off!