On the weekend I was sitting in bed, contemplating getting up but knowing that in reality, that was a long way away from actually happening when I stumbled upon something. While scrolling on Instagram, I found a photo that left me thinking, which Dragon Ball series had the better final episode?
Now, I’m going to list here which I think out of the four main Dragon Ball series’ has the better finale’s from 5th being my least favourite and 1st being the best. I also need to mention that yes, Dragon Ball Super isn’t technically finished and neither is Dragon Ball Heroes. However, there is also no official word on Dragon Ball Super’s anime return so, if it was to not come back, the final Tournament of Power episode would be its last. So, let’s begin.
4. Dragon Ball Super
As I mentioned before, Dragon Ball Super isn’t over and the final episode felt more like a season finale than an actual finale, which makes sense as that’s what it was. In saying that though, the ending of the Tournament of Power was incredible, with mortal enamies in Goku and Frieza teaming up to beat a common foe in Jiren, as well as Android 17’s final wish saving all universes. The battle was intense, Frieza was given another life and there was a hint that a lot more was to come in the story. However, as I said before, it wasn’t an actual ending therefore, it’s last on my list.
3. Dragon Ball
The orginal Dragon Ball series ended in style, which then set-up the upcming Dragon Ball Z. By the end of Dragon Ball, we had watched Goku grow from a young strange and acedemically challeneged young boy to a big strong, equally as acedemically challeneged adult. He married Chi-Chi, saved the arth from Piccolo, finally won the World Martial Arts Tournament after lsoing on two previous occasions and became the worlds strongest fighter. The series could have easily ended there but by keeping Piccolo alive in order for him to train more and fight Goku again, it gave options for a future. This ending beats Dragon Ball Super’s in my eyes as it was a true ending and a great wrap-up of the long jeorney we watched.
2. Dragon Ball Z
Just like Dragon Ball’s ending, Dragon Ball Z’s showcased a possibility for the future with Pan and Uub. Goku and his freinds join the latest World Martial Arts Tounrmanet and leaves to train the reincarnation of Kid Buu. All of Goku’s fans looked alive and well, as did the Earth. Just like the Dragon Ball series, Dragon Ball Z’s ending hinted that there was a lot more to come for Goku and his freinds. Also, Goku leaving Chi-Chi again without warning was hilairious. This allowed Dragon Ball Gt to start and it hinted a new generation to come. However, the GT series was dissapointing but that wasn’t Dragon Ball Z’s fault.
- Dragon Ball GT
When it comes to the overall story of Dragon Ball Gt, it has to be my least favouirite and many Dragon Ball fans would agree but the ending of Dragon Ball GT, it was truly special. Technically, Dragon Ball GT’s ending was the only true ending of Dragon Ball, as the other hinted that there was more of Goku’s story to come but GT’s endig wraped averything up. GT’s ending said goodbeye in the most emotional way, as we got to see Goku say goodbeye to characters not only from Dragon Ball GT but Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball, who we haven’t seen in years. Then there was the final spar between Goku and an older Krillin on Master Roshi’s island. The flash-backs of their childhood together and the long jeourney they had gave us chills of nolstalgia. Then we see Goku off to train with the dragon and essentially reach a level of power unrivalled. Finally, a glips into the future of Goku Jr and Vegeta Jr, two or three generations later. Goku imortalised as a hero and an older Pan seeing a glimpse of Goku’s sprirt in an unknown form, which seemed more god-like than mortal. Who knows what adeventures Goku had while trainimg with the dragon but from what we can see, he never forgot his family and freinds. I critized GT heavily, as most fans had but the way it finished Goku’s story, it almost made up for the rest of the poor series.