Dragon Ball Super made a big leap forward with the anime franchise as it introduced a teenage Goten and Trunks during the events of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, and now this version of the fan favorite duo will be coming to the manga next as well! One of the biggest complaints fans have had about the Dragon Ball Super franchise as a whole was that not only were some of the fan favorite fighters pushed aside for more Goku and Vegeta focused arcs, but that characters like Goten and Trunks didn’t really age despite how long they have been involved with things.
Dragon Ball Super has announced the next major arc for the manga release of the series as it gets ready to return from hiatus next month, and has revealed that it will feature Goten and Trunks in a major role. But the exciting thing about this new arc is the fact that much like seen in Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, teenage Goten and Trunks will be coming to the manga as well. This means that we will be moving forward in time with the manga’s story as well.
Dragon Ball Super will be kicking off its next major arc on December 21st in Japan (and likely December 20th for fans in North America), and that means it’s finally returning from its hiatus with Chapter 88 of the series. Dubbed the “Super Hero” arc, it was revealed that the teenage Goten and Trunks will be playing a central role in it and will become super heroes in their own right. It’s highly likely that this will tie into the events of the Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero feature film, but Dragon Ball’s official website has not revealed that as of yet.
With the inclusion of this teenage Goten and Trunks in the manga, it moves its timeline forward quite significantly as well. Though it has been teased that those behind the Dragon Ball franchise consider the timelines of the anime and manga as two different entities, fans are still trying to figure out where the manga exclusive arcs such as the Granolah the Survivor and Galactic Patrol Prisoner arc fir into the overall canon. Perhaps this will help those matters along.
Are you excited to see teenage Goten and Trunks make their way to the Dragon Ball Super manga next? What are you hoping to see from the next major arc? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!