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Dragon Ball Super and the Tournament of Power: Combining Two Unlikely Story Narratives!

In spite of the long shadow cast by its predecessors, Dragon Ball Super manages to differentiate itself from past Dragon Ball anime. Not only does it play with the traditional idea of power levels and use it as a vehicle for character growths, but it also mixes and matches different narrative tropes common to Dragon Ball in a refreshing and enjoyable manner.  This can be seen in the latest storyline, the “Tournament of Power,” which takes the “tournament” narrative and the “fight to save the world” narrative—two things which normally do not overlap, and combines them together.

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