The Future Trunks Arc has begun on Dragon Ball Super, and holy crap, it is not messing around. [Note: This article contains spoilers.]

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So, yes, spoilers.

Do not read past here if you didn’t see the episode when it aired on Japanese television. Everyone else, continue onward!

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Episode 47 hits the ground running, and things get very dark very quickly. Via Japanese sites Hachima Kikou, 2ch and SeiyuFan, here are images from the latest episode.

[Image: Toei via Hachima Kikou]

In the first few minutes, Trunk’s mother, Future Bulma, is KILLED. Or, damn, it certainly seems that way.

[Image: Toei via Hachima Kikou]

Trunks and Mai split a can of cat food to survive.

[Image: Toei via 2ch]

Then, it seems, his lady friend Future Mai is killed.

[Image: Toei via Hachima Kikou]
[Image: Toei via SeiyuFan]
[Image: Toei via Hachima Kikou]
[Image: Toei via Hachima Kikou]

Damn.

[Image: Toei via SeiyuFan]

And finally, the evil entity known as “Black” turns into what people are calling “Goku Black.”

[Image: Toei via SeiyuFan]

The animation was great. The music was great. The stakes are high, and Dragon Ball Super is now kicking serious ass.

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For more, including the show’s Japanese broadcast info, check Dragon Ball Super’s official site.

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