This pretty much sums up my thoughts exactly. A very beautiful episode (although there were definitely some ugly parts. What was up with the SSJ2 SSB Goku hair?) but substance wise it left a lot to be desired. The fight itself wasn't that exciting either. If this wasn't a Takahashi episode this would definitely just be an "OK" episode. Since it's so beautiful though, it's definitely a good one.Artorias wrote:Visuals were obviously incredible. But the writing certainly left something to be desired...I thought it was pretty bad to be honest. The two conversations Jiren had with Goku and Vegeta were some of the most vapid, boring "nothing-speak" in this tournament. You can tell the writers are struggling to come up with things for the characters to talk about. This is likely because Jiren is such a bland, nothing character.
The episode was still pretty damn great, but mostly because of the spectacle, not the actual substance.
It was certainly overhyped, in the sense that it was basically just your average good Super episode that looked prettier than usual.
Also, maybe it's just the Goku fanboy in me, but my favorite part in the Vegeta centric episode was a Goku scene. It was that scene in the very beginning with Goku screaming in Jiren's face as he transforms. Alpha as hell lol.
It almost feels like a throwaway episode since nothing really even happened, much like how 113 was.