'Dragon Ball Super': Episode 18 trailer is out; appearance from Lord Champa, Vados expected


The upcoming episode of “Dragon Ball Super” will finally take on the events connected to the most recent blockbuster film “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F'”and will possibly introduce a familiar character from the “Dragon Ball Super Manga”.

The new and eighteenth episode, titled “I’ve Come Too! Training Begins on Beerus Planet!” will see both Goku and Vegeta undergo rigorous training on the home planet of The God of Destruction, Lord Beerus. Aside from fighting against each other, they are also seen performing unusual tasks such as cleaning massive tree branches.

Most of all, at the end of the trailer, a familiar looking figure of a duo can be seen. A… fat Lord Beerus, and another Whis? For those who have been keeping tabs with the “Dragon Ball Super”, the duo is known as Lord Champa, who is actually the God of Destruction from Universe 7, and the twin brother of Lord Beerus, and his companion Vados, who is actually the sister of Whis.

Should the anime follow closely to the manga, the arrival of Lord Champa and Vados in the time of Goku and Vegeta’s training would also mean major development for Goku and Vegeta. In a scene from the manga, with a translation courtesy of Saiyan Island, Goku and Vegeta was training under the observation of Whis, when Vegeta transformed into Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan. Talking about it, Goku bit his tongue, possibly due to the long pronunciation of the name. Whis then suggested, “How about… Super Saiyan Blue?”

The scene then faded with a narration that also called the transformation with its new coined namesake: “In fact, a little while before this, the terrible emperor Freeza who had previously terrorized the universe came back to life and attacked Earth. However, after meeting Beerus and Whis, Goku and Vegeta received training from Whis, managing to evolve into Super Saiyan Blue, a form surpassing Super Saiyan God. And so they even managed to defeat the revived Freeza!”

The term Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan refers to the transformation done after someone achieves Super Saiyan God form, and then transforms once more into Super Saiyan. In the process, the hair gets its usual Super Saiyan look, only that now it’s colored blue instead of the usual yellow. This transformation form was first introduced in Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’.