The Most Recent Dragon Ball Super Episode Is Oh My Goodness

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

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

[Image: Toei via 2ch]
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Then, it seems, his lady friend Future Mai is killed.

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

Damn.

[Image: Toei via SeiyuFan]
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And finally, the evil entity known as “Black” turns into what people are calling “Goku Black.”

[Image: Toei via SeiyuFan]
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The animation was great. The music was great. The stakes are high, and Dragon Ball Super is now kicking serious ass.

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

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.