Unleash your Super Saiyan power: The known anime and manga references for Gohan & Vegeta in Dragon Ball FighterZ

By on June 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Last week, we brought you a look at all of the known anime and manga references for Goku and Frieza in the upcoming collaborative fighter between Bandai Namco Entertainment and Arc System Works, Dragon Ball FighterZ. Now IKevinX is back to give us a look at the other two Saiyans we’ve seen in gameplay so far: Gohan and Vegeta.

Clad in battle gear similar to Piccolo’s and in his Super Saiyan 2 form, most of Gohan’s attacks and animations obviously come from his battle against Perfect Cell at the climax of the Cell Games, with his Dragon Rush being a particularly impressive panel-by-panel recreation from the manga. Though certain moves are also lifted from some of his younger days, notably his battles against the likes of Frieza’s 2nd Form and Dodoria on Planet Namek. We also get a great at his Level 5 Super, courtesy of Maximilian: the one-handed Father-Son Kamehameha that was used to utterly obliterate the entirety of Perfect Cell, with Gohan even having a recovery animation mirroring his complete exhaustion after the attack.

As for the Prince of all Saiyans, the self-proclaimed “Super Vegeta’s” attacks draw chiefly from the Android and Cell Sagas, but have references peppered in from throughout his entire tenure with the series, especially when it comes to the staggering amount of kicks he uses, which even the video creator noted was a bit of a chore to fully source… unlike his signature barrage of ki blasts. Lastly, his expressions during his Final Flash Super have been beautifully recreated, complete with the attack’s planet destroying capabilities! You can see both videos below.

IKevinX has mentioned doing videos like these for the entire roster as characters are released, so Perfect Cell and Majin Buu will likely be coming soon. For more on DBFZ, you can check out IGN’s “7 Things You Need To Know,” which has good coverage of the title’s core mechanics, and can even pre-order the game from Bandai Namco Entertainment’s online store.

Dragon Ball FighterZ is set to be released in early 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, with a closed beta coming sometime before the end of summer.

Source: IKevinX

Oklahoma-based freelance journalist who enjoys fighting games of all sorts. When he's not grinding out setups, he enjoys watching anime and wrestling.