So Dragon Ball Super episode 97 aired yesterday and, as the title suggests, it’s finally happening guys, the Tournament of Power has begun. I will delve into spoilers from this episode, so if you haven’t seen it and don’t want to find out what is going on, do not read beyond this first paragraph.
The episode was pretty lit in every way, shape and form, but what I enjoyed for the most part is that it would appear that we will get a fair share of action from every Universe, not just U7. I mean Basil from U9 was kicking all sorts of ass out there and I actually enjoyed seeing him on screen, as opposed to the demo match where he and everyone else from U9 came about as annoying.
We also had that cool technique from Narirama of U3, a robot like fighter who started sweeping everyone of their feet (literally). And the technique proved very effective until Hit broke one of his arms in his typical badass way and Basil again broke the other one…and also gloated for a bit, which was funny to see.
Another interesting thing to note is that Goku, Vegeta, Freeza and Androids 17 and 18 are fighting on their own. I mean I expected as much from Freeza and in a sense Vegeta, but the others…I dunno, I’m guessing no one really respects Gohan that much. But I loved the scene with Gohan, Piccolo, Roshi, Krillin and Tien actually respecting the teamwork plan when they were surrounded. That was awesome, and they way they actually used their signature moves was something to remember for some time.
Finally, there were some rumors/leaks that stated that warriors who fell from the edge would get erased immediately, but is seems that the only thing that happens is that they get sent to the spectator’s lounge, at least for the moment.
All in all, a very good episode that appears to be setting up something very big, maybe even bigger than that. I can only hope someone knocks some sense into Goku before he does something stupid though…