There is a lot of talk about Broly being the "Evil Doer" who killed Jiren's parents and his teacher, but the real question is, what does the truth of Jiren's origin hold for the future of the "Dragon Ball" franchise? Many questions were raised in episode 131 of "Dragon Ball Super" when Goku, Frieza, and Android 17, in their base form, were able to take down Jiren and he stopped struggling in the last moments of the match. This question was finally answered by the last episode's director, Megumi Ishitani.

Reason for Jiren's loss

She explained Jiren's whole psychological and emotional state on Twitter. Thanks to Herms, her entire answer has been translated from Japanese to English. According to her, In episode 131, Jiren does lose his faith when he sees Goku not giving in at all as he continues fighting for his friends.


Until now, Jiren's whole source of power was his own self, and he even tried to set an example for Goku by blasting his friends and then telling him that things he trusts in could easily be erased.

At the end of episode 130, when Frieza saves Goku, Frieza mocks Jiren and he starts to doubt himself even more. Incidentally, when Frieza and Android 17 knock him down with their surprise attacks, they fully shatter his belief, but then Toppo's trust in Jiren gets him back on his feet and gives him another reason to fight.

When Goku stood before Jiren with Frieza and Android 17, Jiren finally accepted that his source of power was flawed and he was happy to see Goku still standing up for his friends.


She also mentioned that "During the Universe Survival arc, Jiren considered fighting with his full power to be the greatest way of honoring his opponent."

According to Comicbook, Jiren considered Frieza and 17 to be worthless opponents and Goku was the only opponent he recognized worthy.

Vegeta's SSBE form exclusive to anime

Last week, a "Dragon Ball Super" fan questioned the director of episode 131 about Vegeta's Beyond Super Saiyan Blue form being anime exclusive or not. She replied to them by saying that Vegeta's new form is indeed anime original. Unlike Goku's Mastered Ultra Instinct, Vegeta mastered this evolved form in a different way. Strength-wise, this new form is on par with Goku's Super Saiyan Blue Kaio-Ken form.


It's highly unlikely that Vegeta's Beyond Blue form will make an appearance in the manga, but fans hope that Akira Toriyama keeps this form as franchise canon.

Fans will finally get to see Vegeta's Super Saiyan God form in the new Dragon Ball Super movie that is set to be released on December 14, 2018, in Japan. Funimation has acquired the theatrical rights for the movie and is planning to release it in the United States and Canada in January 2019.