Wednesday, October 21, 2015

"Dragon Ball Z, Vol. 10: Goku vs. Freeza" by Akira Toriyama


Previously on Dragon Ball Z

(I) Goku is still in recovery over his fight with Captain Ginyu.

(II) Vegeta, Gohan, Kuririn, and Piccolo are fighting with Freeza has he is transforming to his ultimate monster form.

(III) The fate of the universe lies with Goku and the gang and Goku needs to achieve Super Saiyan form in order to defeat Freeza. 

That is what you missed on Dragon Ball Z!

Before I dig into the plot of this volume I have to admit that this volume and the upcoming volumes are one of the best that I have witness in this new series because the amount of hard work that Akira Toriyama put into these fighting sequences are phenomenal and for a moment I forgot that I was reading a manga and instead watching an anime film in front of my eyes. I am loving Dragon Ball Z more and more each day thanks to the mangas.

Freeza has turned into this monstrosity of a fighter and that is not the end of his transformation. While Goku is recovering, the gang realize they need to delay time for him to fully recover and they know that this fight with Freeza will not be easy. They have courage that they can win this battle but when they realize that with each transformation of Freeza's appearance, he gains twice the amount of power he had previously so they are no match for him!

When Freeza finally reaches his final transformation, the gang runs for the hill. While he does not look like a monster, his new form allows him to attack and fly faster than the naked eye. No one except Vegeta can see Freeza and when the gang is about to give up and die, Goku is fully recovered and reaches the battlefield and that is when all hell breaks loose.

Freeza cannot believe that he has found a worth opponent and uses epic moves and attacks to test Goku's strength but figures out that the only way to defeat Goku is by using his full power. Vegeta is badly wounded and figures out that Goku is the prophecy in which he will become a Super Saiyan and while he hates for Goku to be the chosen one, he is glad nonetheless that Freeza will die and sadly Freeza kills him.

Goku is outraged by Vegeta's death but it is not the one to push him overboard and make him into a Super Saiyan. The fate of the universe lies with Goku and we do not know who will become victorious at the end of this volume. The fighting that will raise the bars for the series will not appear until next volume so until then please stay tuned for another episode of Dragon Ball Z!

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