Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero was able to become number one at the box office for its opening weekend in North American theaters, proving how anime has exploded further in popularity. With the feature-length film giving Gohan and Piccolo new transformations, a new key visual has dropped for Gohan Beast thanks to the mobile game, Dragon Ball Legends. While the latest film gave fans an in-depth look at Gohan’s ultimate form, the key art depicts the transformation in a more traditional 2-D style.
Dragon Ball Legends first hit the scene in 2018 and uses the vast roster of characters from the Dragon Ball franchise to help push its “gatcha” style to players looking to collect all the Z-Fighters and their villains alike. The mobile game presents a story following a Saiyan from the past named Shallot, who encounters characters from the Shonen’s lore thanks to time-travelling shenanigans, and has gained a number of transformations throughout his journey. Gohan Beast has hit the mobile game along with Piccolo’s new “awakened potential” form that fans have dubbed “Piccolo Smooth”, showing how the new Super Hero transformations have resonated amongst fans.
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Twitter Outlet DBS Hype shared the new key art from Dragon Ball Legends to celebrate Gohan Beast’s arrival, not only giving us a closer look at the new transformation, but depicting it in a traditional 2-D art style that differs from what we had seen during the events of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero:
DB Legends: Gohan (Beast) illustration (HQ). pic.twitter.com/O7TpzveeyJ
— Hype (@DbsHype) October 19, 2022
Currently, it has yet to be seen how Gohan’s new Beast transformation stacks up against Goku’s Ultra Instinct and Vegeta’s Ultra Ego, though during Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, there is an off-hand comment made regarding the idea that the two main Z-Fighters wouldn’t manage to defeat Cell Max in a fight. With Black Frieza arriving in the latest manga chapter, Shonen fans are continuing to debate where Dragon Ball Super will venture next whenever its hiatus comes to an end.
What do you think of this new take on Gohan’s ultimate form? Do you think we’ll see Gohan Beast arrive in the future of the Shonen series outside of the movies? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of the Z-Fighters.