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With Super over, what are your top 10 episodes

Postby DHM211 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:34 pm

Everything posted below is my opinion.
1) 130 - "The Greatest Showdown of All Time! The Ultimate Survival Battle!!"



2) 109/110 - “This is the Universes Ultimate Battle! Son Goku vs Jiren!!”



3) 95 - "The Worst! The Most Evil! Frieza's Rampage!!"



4) 66 - "The Climactic Battle! The Miraculous Power of a Relentless Warrior!"



5) 131 - "The Miraculous Conclusion! Farewell, Goku! Until We Meet Again!"



6) 47 - "SOS from the Future: A Dark New Enemy Appears!"



7) 48 - "Hope! Redux. Awaken in the Present, Trunks"



8 ) 56 - "A Rematch With Goku Black! Enter Super Saiyan Rosé”



9) 70 - "Champa's Challenge! This Time We Fight with Baseball!!"



10) 1 - "A Peacetime Reward: Who Gets the 100,000,000 Zeni?!"

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Re: With Super over, what are your top 10 episodes

Postby IM21 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:47 pm

can't really say it from the top of my head, but I like your list and most of the episodes are probably in my top 10. I love that you included the baseball episode which was also one of my favorites. I'd probably put the Goku vs Hit ending in there and perhaps one of the Goku vs Beerus fighting episodes.

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Re: With Super over, what are your top 10 episodes

Postby lancerman » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:57 pm

Not in any particular order but the one's that stand out to me our.

The final two episodes, Freeza and Goku at Baba's Palace, Goku going UI Omen the first time, UI Goku vs Kafla, Goku and Kuriren training in that mirage place, the baseball episode, the episode Gohan and Freeza teamed up, the episode Goku went SSJB + KK for the first time vs Hit, and maybe the SSJB Vegeto vs Zamasu/Black SSJR episode.

Those are the ones that stick out.

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Re: With Super over, what are your top 10 episodes

Postby Bullza » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:31 am

I'd have to go through them all again. I can't rank them so I'll just put them in the order they came out.

1. Episode 14 - I believe the one where Goku and Beerus' fight comes to a close. It's the one where Goku is fighting mostly as a Super Saiyan.

2. Episode 47 - The first episode of the Future Trunks saga.

3. Episode 57 - The episode where Goku and Trunks fight back to back against Black and Zamasu.

4. Episode 66 - The episode with Vegito Blue and Trunks splitting Zamasu in half.

5. Episode 90 - The one where Goku spars with Gohan. That one really came out of nowhere for me.

6. Episode 104 - The episode where Hit fights Dyspo.

7. Episode 109 - First of the two part special.

8. Episode 110 - Second of the two part special.

9. Episode 116 - The episode where Goku defeats Kefla.

10. Episode 130 - The Mastered Ultra Instinct episode.

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Re: With Super over, what are your top 10 episodes

Postby Exline » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:21 am

I started with the Tournament of Power and most of my favorites are from this arc. It is mostly because I was not a fan of the previous arcs in the anime adaptation. I prefer the manga's take on the Future Trunks Arc and U6 Arc

My top 8 list: (Don't have enough time to do 10)

08) Dragon Ball Super Episode 109 - "The Ultimate Enemy Approaches Goku! Now, Let Loose! The Killer Spirit Bomb!!"
Dragon Ball Super Episode 110 - "Son Goku Wakes! New Level of the Awakened!!"


07) Dragon Ball Super Episode 125 -"With Imposing Presence! God of Destruction Toppo Descends!!"

06) Dragon Ball Super Episode 77 - "Let's Do It, Zen-Oh! The All-Universe Martial Arts Tournament!!"

05) Dragon Ball Super Episode 114 - "Intimidating Passion! The Birth of a New Super Warrior!!"

04) Dragon Ball Super Episode 107 - "Revenge ‘F’! The Cunning Trap?!"

03) Dragon Ball Super Episode 118 - "Accelerated Tragedy Vanishing Universes..."

02) Dragon Ball Super Episode 131 - "The Miraculous Conclusion! Farewell, Goku! Until We Meet Again!"

01) Dragon Ball Super Episode 95 - "The Worst! The Most Evil! Frieza's Rampage!"




Reasons below for anyone interested:

Dragon Ball Super Episode 77 - "Let's Do It, Zen-Oh! The All-Universe Martial Arts Tournament!!"


Dragon Ball Super Episode 95 - "The Worst! The Most Evil! Frieza's Rampage!"


Dragon Ball Super Episode 107 - "Revenge ‘F’! The Cunning Trap?!"


Dragon Ball Super Episode 109 - "The Ultimate Enemy Approaches Goku! Now, Let Loose! The Killer Spirit Bomb!!"
Dragon Ball Super Episode 110 - "Son Goku Wakes! New Level of the Awakened!!"



Dragon Ball Super Episode 114 - "Intimidating Passion! The Birth of a New Super Warrior!!"


Dragon Ball Super Episode 118 - "Accelerated Tragedy Vanishing Universes..."


Dragon Ball Super Episode 125 -"With Imposing Presence! God of Destruction Toppo Descends!!"


Dragon Ball Super Episode 131 - "The Miraculous Conclusion! Farewell, Goku! Until We Meet Again!"

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Re: With Super over, what are your top 10 episodes

Postby sintzu » Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:00 pm

It'd be hard to put these in order so I'm just going to put them in the order they were released in.

Episode 39 : Goku uses the Kaioken against Hit.

Episode 47 : Goku Black's introduction.

Episodes 56 & 57 : Ssj Rose & The Saiyans vs Black.

Episode 63 : Vegeta puts Black in his place.

Episode 66 : Vegetto's return.

Episode 105 : Roshi reminds us why he's the master.

Episodes 109&110 : Goku vs Jiren round 1.

Episode 123 : Vegeta goes beyond Blue.

Episode 126 : Vegeta surpasses a destroyer.

Episodes 130 & 131 : Goku vs Jiren round 2.

Honorable mention, Episode 27 : fixed RF's ending.
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Re: With Super over, what are your top 10 episodes

Postby DHM211 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:06 pm

Exline wrote:I started with the Tournament of Power and most of my favorites are from this arc. It is mostly because I was not a fan of the previous arcs in the anime adaptation. I prefer the manga's take on the Future Trunks Arc and U6 Arc

My top 8 list: (Don't have enough time to do 10)

08) Dragon Ball Super Episode 109 - "The Ultimate Enemy Approaches Goku! Now, Let Loose! The Killer Spirit Bomb!!"
Dragon Ball Super Episode 110 - "Son Goku Wakes! New Level of the Awakened!!"


07) Dragon Ball Super Episode 125 -"With Imposing Presence! God of Destruction Toppo Descends!!"

06) Dragon Ball Super Episode 77 - "Let's Do It, Zen-Oh! The All-Universe Martial Arts Tournament!!"

05) Dragon Ball Super Episode 114 - "Intimidating Passion! The Birth of a New Super Warrior!!"

04) Dragon Ball Super Episode 107 - "Revenge ‘F’! The Cunning Trap?!"

03) Dragon Ball Super Episode 118 - "Accelerated Tragedy Vanishing Universes..."

02) Dragon Ball Super Episode 131 - "The Miraculous Conclusion! Farewell, Goku! Until We Meet Again!"

01) Dragon Ball Super Episode 95 - "The Worst! The Most Evil! Frieza's Rampage!"


Funnily enough, I did a top 10 list of the Universal Survival arc and our lists are very similar!
No order:
95
103
107
109/110
114
118
121
125
130
131

sintzu wrote:Honorable mention, Episode 27 : fixed RF's ending.

Solid list, just curious what you meant by this. From what I remember, isn't 27 basically the same ending as the movie just stretched out?

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Re: With Super over, what are your top 10 episodes

Postby sintzu » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:15 pm

DHM211 wrote:Curious what you meant by this. From what I remember, isn't 27 basically the same ending as the movie just stretched out?


Sorbet shot Goku after he dropped out of Blue.
Vegeta saved Goku instead of standing there watching Freeza nearly kill him.
They explain how Vegeta got Blue.
Vegeta's fight was longer.
Freeza blowing up the planet had more of an effect like showing everyone die and the music that played with it.
We got a nice little ending with everyone celebrating their victory instead of things just ending right after Goku kills Freeza.

It's nothing that'll make or break RF for anyone but I thought it was a nice improvement. It's easily my favorite episode from the retellings as it fixed the only thing I though was wrong with the movies.
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Re: With Super over, what are your top 10 episodes

Postby DHM211 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:20 pm

sintzu wrote:
DHM211 wrote:Curious what you meant by this. From what I remember, isn't 27 basically the same ending as the movie just stretched out?


Sorbet shot Goku after he dropped out of Blue.
Vegeta saved Goku instead of standing there watching Freeza nearly kill him.
They explain how Vegeta got Blue.
Vegeta's fight was longer.
Freeza blowing up the planet had more of an effect like showing everyone die and the music that played with it.
We got a nice little ending with everyone celebrating their victory instead of things just ending right after Goku kills Freeza.

It's nothing that'll make or break RF for anyone but I thought it was a nice improvement. It's easily my favorite episode from the retellings as it fixed the only thing I though was wrong with the movies.

Fair enough. I forgot about most of that tbh.

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Re: With Super over, what are your top 10 episodes

Postby Asura » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:29 pm

1. Episode 116
This was the fight of the tournament for me, and it's easily the episode of Super I have rewatched the most. While not initially caring for Kefla as a character, this episode almost makes you feel bad for her with how much she gets smacked around. I had my doubts that they would be able to make UI feel as special as it did in the special, but they probably surpassed the special in terms of showing off just what the transformation can do. Goku's Kamehameha at the end is in my opinion the greatest Kamehameha of all time. This was an episode that I didn't have that much high hopes for and it over delivered in every way possible. From the writing to the fighting to the direction to the animation, everything was so good, and the conclusion to the fight was probably one of the most satisfying ends to a fight in the franchise.

2. Episode 131
Although the last episode of Super goes out on a rather predictable ending, the climax of this fight was anything but predictable. Despite not having the insane type of animation we saw in 130, the art supplied by Takahashi and the wonderful direction and writing decisions here to have Goku & Freeza double KO themselves and Jiren and leave 17 as the last man standing wasn't something I was expecting, and despite many saying that they're tired of Ultimate Battle, I couldn't imagine any other song playing at this moment. Really a great episode and a great end to the series, albeit too predictable and safe.

3. Episode 130
This episode could have been #2 or maybe even #1, but I think the poor writing knocks it down a few notches. The way UI works seems to be different than what Whis was describing in 129, and the incredibly lackluster reveal of 17 being alive at the end was actually legitimately laughable as to how bad it was. That all being said though, this episode was very obviously carried by its animation and direction. By far the best animated episode in the franchise, and definitely one of the most memorable. Aside from the writing this episode was absolutely movie-quality levels of perfect.

4. Episode 110
It's the special, and it's special. The first awakening of Ultra Instinct will forever remain a franchise staple, and the animation and art that we saw at the time was absolutely unparalleled to anything we ever saw in the entire franchise thus far. This episode couldn't have come at the more perfect time, I was initially rather upset that they were doing Jiren vs Goku this soon, but it was actually the perfect decision to keep people engaged in the tournament and opening up the mystery to Goku's new transformation, which disappeared after the episode was over.

5. Episode 125
The writing and direction of this episode was outstanding. Toppo felt legitimately even more threatening than Jiren, and with Goku & Vegeta fighting Jiren (and losing), it really made you wonder how they were going to survive now that Toppo is this powerful. Of course, Episode 126 goes on to be one of the worst written episodes in the entire show and completely fucks up everything 125 beautifully sets up, but that's not 125's fault. This was another episode I didn't have much high hopes for, and it also overdelivered. Freeza's beatdown was one of the most brutal things in the show (which isn't actually saying that much), and 17 was a real treat in this episode.

5. Episode 114
Look mom! Dragon Ball Z is on TV again in 2017! Almost no one was expecting this episode to look like this. The NEP didn't really hint at Takahashi's art at all, so when I first started this episode I actually legitimately had to pause after Kale's transformation because I couldn't believe that I was actually watching the same show. This is the episode that obviously made Yuya Takahashi a household name in most DB fans' minds, and the fandom really did feel like it exploded after this episode aired. It didn't just look pretty though, the fight was great too, with actual choreography and great direction. Kefla's birth is also one of the most iconic parts of the show for me, it was handled so well with the soundtrack and the horrified look on Goku's face, and I don't think I've ever seen a look like that on Goku's face ever.

6. Episode 95
This episode, as well as episode 94 actually caused me to go from hating the character of Freeza to absolutely loving him. Whoever at TOEI decided to rewrite Freeza from a spoiled, raging brat to a calm, cool, and mysterious dude did an amazing job, because he really does feel like a completely new character (whereas he feels like the exact same character as before in Toyotaro's manga). Freeza's brutal torture of the U9 assassins was great, and a fitting return for the Emperor of the Universe.

7. Episode 94
94 and 95 pretty much go hand in hand like I said above, this was probably one of the best written episodes of Super, and Karasawa's art really made it special.

8. Episode 104
One of the only episodes that actually focuses on two other universes fighting each other. I think this was the episode that told people "This tournament is going to have some amazing episodes, just watch." The action, the new soundtracks, the way the fight was written, the return of SSG, there's almost nothing to hate here, this was the very start of the run of amazing episodes we would get between 104 and 121 (namely 104, 105, 107, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 116, 117, 118, 121)

9. Episode 109
The first half of the special. This was a great episode, but unfortunately there were two things that made it be this far down on the list, which is that A) The fight between Ribrianne and Goku lasted too long despite the animation being wonderful, and B) The spirit bomb struggle between Jiren and Goku lasted what felt like forever. Goku's beatdown by Jiren felt so satisfying though, and truly made Jiren feel like the most unstoppable wall imaginable.

10. Episode 107
Incredible direction and storyboarding, excellent writing, very unexpected team-up between Vegeta and Roshi (these types of combinations were exactly what made this tournament so interesting and special), and a great episode for Roshi to finally get knocked out on.

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Re: With Super over, what are your top 10 episodes

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5, 24, 33, 62, 67, 87, 89, 100, 115, and 126.
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Torturephile wrote:5, 24, 33, 62, 67, 87, 89, 100, 115, and 126.

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Re: With Super over, what are your top 10 episodes

Postby Lord Beerus » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:23 pm

1. Episode 130
2. Episode 131
3. Episode 110
4. Episode 47
5. Episode 109
6. Episode 56
7. Episode 66
8. Episode 116
9. Episode 95
10. Episode 70

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Re: With Super over, what are your top 10 episodes

Postby Doctor. » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:12 pm

I might as well list off all of Super's good episodes, since they're so few among the trash and the mediocrity:

#2 - Even though I'm not a fan of the way Vegeta has been developed in the series, it's nice that they didn't ignore his speech at the end of the Boo arc and indeed acknowledged that it exists; it was needed to help establish Vegeta's motivation following the Boo arc. Also cool scenes with Beerus and Whis.
#6 - Really fantastic direction that sold me on how threatening Beerus is and why Vegeta is afraid of him. A lot of humorous moments that improve on the movie, as well.
#11 - Probably one of Super's best in terms of writing. Though I find it disappointing that they chose to get rid of Goku's character arc from the movie, Beerus' arc in this is just as good. The fight is also good; it has some cool attacks and ideas and you can feel the tension.
#14 - A nice climax that improves on the movie version with a lot of neat shots (Beerus in front of the sun, Goku's hands and face getting burned off as he holds back Beerus' sphere).
#21 - Possibly the only time where the "Kuririn regains his courage" concept works, considering it's very believable PTSD. Also a nice moment from Roshi and I like what they did with Tagoma's character even if it eventually went nowhere. Only real complaint is that Roshi was really the only one with any confidence in Kuririn; there was no reason for his other friends to treat him like he's helpless.
#24 - This one is hated on for the poor animation, but I feel it gets a bad rep. The writing here is solid. Really good character moments: Freeza being a sneaky bastard (twice) and addressing the elephant in the room (Namek), Goku actually being angry at Freeza's actions. They also don't prolong the movie's stupid subplot of "Oh, is Vegeta gonna join Freeza's side?" until its time for him to step in and just lay it to you straight that he's not.
#27 - An improvement over the movie in just about every way. The fight is better, I feel the voice acting is superior here too (Vegeta's taunts; Freeza's breakdown; Beerus telling Whis in a bored tone to protect them, rather than saying it in a worried tone like in the film), the destruction of the Earth actually has some weight to it, Whis' plot device time travel gimmick was foreshadowed in a much more subtle way in previous episodes, so it doesn't come across as predictable and doesn't undercut the tension by a whole lot.
#36 - Probably the only interesting fight in such a boring and mediocre tournament. Vegeta was needlessly holding back and the way he saved himself from knockout and broke out of the 'cage' was stupid, especially after the episode did such a good job of relying on tactics beforehand, but it was still the best of the bunch.
#43 - Don't think this one needs much explanation. It was heartwarming and gave us a side of Goku we all want to see.
#47 - Great introduction to the arc and Black as a villain. This episode gets praised a ton for good reason.
#56 - Black's smug and the Rosé reveal may steal the show (as well as the twists following it), but the first part was actually very solid as well and touching in a way.
#65 - Really good job of establishing Merged Zamasu as a threat. Also very neat set of powers he has.
#67 - This one's polarizing for good reason. Bad animation and the stupid instance of Vegeta and Goku grabbing to the outside of the machine to get back aside, it was a creative ending and I liked the bittersweet tone it ended on.
#70 - Another fan favorite, no need to explain this one.
#71 - Really, really cool direction that gave Hit a ton of personality with it alone. It has a ton of interesting and neat ideas (that the following episode will shit on, but still).
#79 - Just really nice to see Boo fight again.
#82 - The Zen Exhibition was good in general but this episode is probably the one that best sets up how Goku's a threat to the universe and how he's gonna be the main target for everyone during the ToP since they see him as evil. A shame the actual tournament did jack with such interesting concepts, but let's not shit on the premise because the execution was bad. First half of the episode was boring though.
#84 - Really interesting choreography. Probably one of the few times strategy actually meant shit in this series (and no, fooling the audience into thinking a fight will be solved with strategy only to resolve it with brute force, like so many of the other episodes, did doesn't count),
#94, #95 - They go together. They're great because they reintroduce Freeza in such a way that RF could only dream of. Interesting motives and interesting developments to his personality. The slice-of-life and humor in #94 was great too.
#104 - Same deal with #84. Probably the only stupid moment in the entire thing was Goku overpowering Kunshi's mines with brute strength alone. That's just another case of Super slapping you in the face after teasing you with a potentially strategic fight.
#105, #107 - The two Roshi episodes were great; #107 being clearly the best of the two. #105 has gone down somewhat in my consideration after a rewatch, since the drama at the end feels a bit forced and the first fight in the episode wasn't overly interesting. But the fight with the hypnotist and Ganos were really good, as well as the callback to the original Kame style training (an example of a callback that's done well, since it builds on previous moments rather than just calling attention to them and repeating them word-for-word, scene-for-scene).
#116 - Probably the only episode that's here purely for the spectacle and not for the writing. Omen was great and the Kefla fight had the most interesting bit of choreography in the entire tournament with the fantastic Kamehameha. A lot of stupid shit was said in the episode, but I can mostly ignore it.
#131 - Terrible second half, fantastic first half. Already wrote my thoughts on this one in the episode thread.

That's about it; all the other ones are bad or mediocre like I said. If I had to reduce this to a top 10, then it would probably go something like:

1 - Episode 56
2 - Episode 11
3 - Episode 95
4 - Episode 94
5 - Episode 71
6 - Episode 47
7 - Episode 67
8 - Episode 107
9 - Episode 65
10 - Episode 104

Something like that.

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Re: With Super over, what are your top 10 episodes

Postby MajinMan » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:53 am

This is more of a rough list because I haven’t seen most of the episodes in a long time, but here goes:

1. Episode 56 - This might seem like an odd choice, but this episode was so freakin good when it came out. It established the tone well, and added to the tension with the reveal of Future Zamasu. It made everyone go, “wait, Black ISN’T Zamasu??” Not only that, the first half was also really good. Vegeta giving them food and being proud of Trunks was great, and the reintroduction of Mai was a little touching. Also, Rosé is cool.

2. Episodes 109/110 - After some thought, I still think the special is the best part of the ToP. We’ve talked about this special for so long I don’t think I need to explain why it was so good.

3. Episode 47 - This episode is fantastic. The introduction of Black is one of the best any villain has gotten in DB. Set the tone perfectly.

4. Episode 131 - Much better than I thought it would be. I probably rewatched this like 4 times, and I liked it more every time. Jiren’s defeat was handled perfectly, and the reveal of Zeno’s true intentions behind this tournament, other than seeing strong guys fight each other, actually made me reevaluate what the whole purpose of this arc actually was.

People say that it’s completely pointless because everyone is going to be wished back, but after watching this episode, I completely disagree. Let’s start off from the beginning. We all know that Zeno was going to erase the bottom 8 universes. Goku came along and said “hey, let’s host that tournament thing.” This gave Zeno the idea that if the winner doesn’t wish the rest back, we’ll erase them too. It was also a test to see if these mortals that come from lowly Universes can improve. What this says to me is that Zeno didn’t give one Universe a chance to survive, he gave them all a chance to survive. He wanted to see if these mortals can improve and put aside their selfish ways, and 17 showed them that they all deserve a second chance.

I think Jiren was the main one that was supposed to show us that they can change and improve (kinda obvious, since he was the main antagonist). Jiren, at the very end, fought for his teammates and not himself. Hell, Ribrianne also learned what love actually was after losing to 18, showing that she improved as a person too. Hit also set aside his lonesome ways and improved as a person. This tournament was set up by Zeno to see if these Universes and mortals deserved a second chance, and in the end, they did. Oh yah, I didn’t even mention how Freeza of all people, someone so scummy and evil, actually put aside his selfish desires to obtain the Super Dragon Balls and worked with Goku and 17 to save his Universe. The overall message might be a little messy or hard to understand, but I got something out of it that I never expected, and I’m happy it ended this way.

5. Episode 118 - I think this episode is a bit underrated. The eliminations of Universes 2 and 6 were very well done, and we got to see some really cool stuff from Gohan, Piccolo, the Androids, and Goku. The enemy Namekians were really well done I think.

6. Episode 130 - Just a rollercoaster. Probably the best animation DB has ever gotten, some movie scenes aside. Just incredible. Jiren attacking the stands and Goku beating the shit out of him was so satisfying to see.

7. Episode 66 - The reintroduction of of Vegetto was really fun, although a bit short. Some great action and animation in this episode, capping off with Trunks destroying Zamasu. People complain about the scaling, but I didn’t really mind it.

8. Episode 39 - Introduction of Kaioken Blue, before it became common to see. It was just a really fun episode to watch.

9. Episode 107 - Another well done tournament episode. Roshi and Vegeta interacting was something I never thought I’d see, and it was done so well. Frost also felt like a legitimate threat here, so props on the staff for pulling that off.

10. Episode 11 - An episode from the retellings actually made my top 10. This episode, when it came out, was pretty much regarded as the best episode for a long while. And I agree, it was really well done. Exploring Beerus’s character and the great action/moments we got made this episode one to remember.
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Re: With Super over, what are your top 10 episodes

Postby Cipher » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:52 am

67 - Fill Your Heart with New Hope!! Farewell, Trunks
-The only episode of Dragon Ball to have made me cry. Zeno destroying the timeline is one of the few parts of Super that could easily stand alongside some of the original run's most memorable moments.

43 - Goku’s “Ki” is Out of Control?! Lots of Trouble Taking Care of Pan
-When Dragon Ball chooses to slow down to reflect on the passage of time, it can be disarmingly affecting. Pan going to space is a little silly, but this episode nails the series' sincere side, and under different circumstances it could have served as an ending.

131 - The Miraculous Conclusion! Farewell, Goku! Until We Meet Again!
-Good finale; nails the Dragon Ball feeling. The Goku-Freeza tag-team can also stand up alongside some of the series' best.

116 - The Comeback Omen! Ultra Instinct’s Great Explosion!!
-I actually really like the entire Goku/Caulifla/Kale/Kafla fight—probably the Super anime's best, with a fun sense of scale, distinct beats, and interesting character dynamics all the way through—but this is unquestionably its strongest episode, and of the series' stronger action episodes on the whole.

94 - Revival of the Evil Emperor! The Mysterious Awaiting Assassins?!
-"Then what shall slip next?"

95 - The Wickedest! The Most Evil! Freeza’s Rampage!!
-We all love this episode.

109 - The Ultimate Enemy Approaches Goku! Now, Let Loose! The Killer Spirit Bomb!!
110 - Son Goku Wakes! New Level of the Awakened!!

-Are we all counting these as one episode? These two promise a sense of both scale and tension that are, at that point, elements that make a welcome return in Super. Can't say they're followed up on particularly well, but as far as the series' action goes, everything's in rare form here.

38 - Universe 6’s Strongest Warrior! Meet the Assassin Hit!!
-It's the Naoki Tate Hit episode, and it's super fun to watch.

15 - Vegeta Becomes a Pupil?! Take Down Whis!
-Sure, why not.

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Re: With Super over, what are your top 10 episodes

Postby Torturephile » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:26 am

Cipher wrote:15 - Vegeta Becomes a Pupil?! Take Down Whis!
-Sure, why not.

That's episode 16. Episode 15 is the Mr. Satan episode.
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hunduel wrote:I liked this episode. I seriously don't know why people hate it.

namekiansaiyan wrote:I seriously don't see why some of you like this episode when nothing happened and was basically filler.

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Re: With Super over, what are your top 10 episodes

Postby Lord Beerus » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:12 pm

Torturephile wrote:
Cipher wrote:15 - Vegeta Becomes a Pupil?! Take Down Whis!
-Sure, why not.

That's episode 16. Episode 15 is the Mr. Satan episode.

And that episode is just as funny and charming.

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Re: With Super over, what are your top 10 episodes

Postby Cipher » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:03 pm

Torturephile wrote:
Cipher wrote:15 - Vegeta Becomes a Pupil?! Take Down Whis!
-Sure, why not.

That's episode 16. Episode 15 is the Mr. Satan episode.

You’re right. Thanks for the correction. Meant 16.

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Re: With Super over, what are your top 10 episodes

Postby Marlowe89 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:03 am

1. Episode 47: An SOS from the Future! A Dark New Enemy Emerges!!

This is the episode that unequivocally demonstrates why Atsuhiro Tomioka is one of the best scriptwriters for the show in my opinion. It's an episode with great art and animation, but it's not actually carried by those aesthetics despite already being top-notch in that regard. There's no time wasted reintroducing us to the future version of Trunks in the most terrifying manner possible, highlighting the much darker tones and sense of tension that the series is surprisingly capable of applying while setting the stage for one of the best villains in all of Dragon Ball, followed by scenes that masterfully contrast the struggles of Trunks and his loved ones in his own timeline with the much brighter tone of Goku's world before finally culminating in THE most brutal, tragic, and depraved introduction to an antagonist I've ever seen in the history of the franchise. This is Super at its absolute best.

2. Episode 70: Champa's Challenge! This Time We Fight with Baseball!!

Just an incredibly fun episode all around. The character interactions are amazing with homages actually done properly for once, the humor is top-notch, and the focus on Yamcha suits the episode's narrative and tone perfectly. There are so many individual highlights here it's almost unbelievable in how well-written it actually is; Yoshitaka Toshio really knocked this one out of the park (pun intended!).

3. Episode 67: With New Hope!! In Our Hearts – Farewell, Trunks

Weird issues with the final scene aside, the ending to the Future Trunks arc in Super is unlike anything ever seen in the franchise; our heroes won the battle, but the antagonist wins the war. This one certainly doesn't dance around the fact that Trunks' world was just wiped from existence, and it's hard not to feel sympathy for the protagonists and particularly those that perished in the wake of Zamasu's destruction when everything finally nears its conclusion. That intense struggle that Trunks himself goes through just to protect everyone is brought to the forefront constantly, yet it's entirely for naught in the end, conveying an almost nihilistic approach to Dragon Ball that you wouldn't normally get from a series aimed at children. Undoubtedly the most emotionally impactful episode in the series.

4. Episode 94: The Emperor of Evil Returns! A Reception of Mysterious Assassins?!

Ultimately the better counterpart to Episode 95, although both should be watched in tandem. This is Frieza's episode through and through, and there's nothing not to love about it. His treatment in general here is so good that it's actually superior to how his character was handled in Resurrection F, and that's just on top of his excellent banter with Goku and that godlike transformation sequence at the end. The slice-of-life here is fantastic too.

5. Episode 131: The Miraculous Conclusion! Farewell, Goku! Until We Meet Again!!

The final episode of Super. Everything from the writing and direction to the animation was given the utmost effort to provide the anime with a satisfying conclusion, and the attempt was largely a resounding success. Goku and Frieza genuinely putting aside their differences to take down Jiren is probably one of the most unforgettable moments in the franchise. Nearly all of the characters were handled well in general, including 17, Beerus, Zeno, and even Jiren, with perhaps the sole exception of 18 whose dialogue was pretty questionable. All in all, a great sendoff.

6. Episode 104: The Ultimate High Speed Battle Begins! Goku and Hit Join Forces!!

This one had everything I was expecting and more -- interesting strategic elements, fantastic character dynamics between Goku and Hit as well as Dyspo, a fun reference to the manga version of Super, and the return of my personal favorite transformation, Super Saiyan God. It's not the flashiest episode ever, which is why it's so damn impressive that it's easily one of the best fighting-focused episodes the anime has to offer.

7. Episode 48: Hope!! Once More Awaken in the Present, Trunks

Despite being a less-memorable follow up to 47, I can't help but include this episode on my list because it does such a thorough job of establishing Black's character, developing the conflict between Trunks and Black, foreshadowing tensions to come, and really delving into Trunks' psychological trauma. Few episodes in the anime deliver such a good balance between characterization and action as this one.

8. Episode 56: Rematch With Goku Black! Super Saiyan Rosé Appears!!

If nothing else, 56 is a goldmine of good dialogue and drama. Goku and Vegeta get to meet up with the resistance in Trunks' era for the first time, and there's a lot of great (and equally heartwarming) interactions at play here. Yajirobe also makes a surprise appearance, and it's impossible to forget Black's brilliant monologue as the newly transformed Super Saiyan Rosé as well as the ominous debut of Future Zamasu. I'm not usually super enthusiastic about King Ryu's episodes, but this is one of his best.

9. Episode 114: Intimidating Passion! The Birth of a New Super Warrior!!

Anyone who has never heard of Yuya Takahashi before will no doubt become at least somewhat acquainted with his work here. This wasn't merely a Z-inspired aesthetic romp though, despite playing the biggest role in how memorable 114 would become -- it was a genuinely great fighting episode, with some of the best choreography featured in the Tournament of Power in addition to some wonderful interactions between Goku, Caulifla, and Kale. The most enjoyable aspect wasn't really the fusion that gave birth to Kefla, it was just the direction all throughout.

10. Episode 110: Son Goku Wakes! New Level of the Awakened!!

The first proper appearance of Ultra Instinct. Goku's supposed defeat is well worth the subsequent payoff, and the episode's scripting expertly manages to introduce the new form in a way that comes full-circle to the foreshadowing present throughout the series since Resurrection F. It might be flash and spectacle, but it's flash and spectacle done right.


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