Dragon Ball Super: Super heroes is all the rage with shonen fans these days, and it won’t be long before the movie makes its way to the United States. Crunchyroll is set to release the film in the United States in August, and right now special screenings are keeping the film alive in Japan. And thanks to one of these screenings, fans learned a bit more about Gohan and the original plan for his new form.
The whole thing was revealed thanks to Chronicles on Twitter as they shared a look at one of the storyboards from Dragon Ball Super: Super heroes. It turns out that a screening in Japan shared the original program with fans, and that’s where netizens noticed Gohan’s new form was referenced by a different name.
The official storyboard of #DragonBallSuperSuperHeroes presented to fans in theaters starting today, reveals that Gohan’s new form was originally called “Final Gohan” during production.
Later it was changed to “Gohan BEAST”. pic.twitter.com/vLpz01ij5B
— SUPER クロニクル (@DBSCronicles) July 9, 2022
According to this document, Gohan’s new form was called Final Gohan rather than Gohan Beast. However, it looks like the name was changed at some point during development. It could have been a temporary nickname referring to the fact that Gohan’s power boost comes in the film’s final act. But by the time his theatrical cut was over, Final Gohan was out and Gohan Beast was in.
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As you can imagine, fans are now wondering if dragonball picked the right name for Gohan’s form. Power is an evolution of Ultimate Gohan, so many netizens were confused as to how Gohan Beast came about as a title. Some have already adopted Final Gohan as their preferred name, but for now it looks like the franchise is moving forward with Gohan Beast!
Do you think Dragon Ball Super finally went with the better name? Or should Gohan have kept the original name? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.