"Dragon Ball Super" kicked off its brand-new story arc, "The Universal Survival" saga, when the anime series' 77th episode aired last weekend.
In episode 77, Goku was getting bored with his day-to-day routine and decided to train with Whis. He invited Vegeta to tag along with him, but the prince refused because he wants to be with Bulma when she gives birth to their child. Goku ended up traveling to Beerus' planet on his own.
While training with Whis, Goku remembered Zeno's intention to hold a multiverse martial arts tournament. Ignoring warnings from Beerus and Whis, Goku uses the button Zeno gave him to head to Zeno's realm and convinces Zeno to hold the tournament.
Then, Goku, Beerus, and Whis headed to the sacred world of the Kais where the Great Priest arrives. He instructed them to assemble their ten most powerful warriors. These warriors would be the ones to compete in the Tournament of Power.
Although fighting against the best warriors in the whole multiverse is very exciting for Goku, it looks like the stakes of the competition is much higher than he had imagined. A brief synopsis for episode 78 was published by Fuji TV and was translated by Todd Blankenship on Twitter. It reads: "At Goku's request, the Omni-Kings' "Tournament of Power" martial arts tournament between universes now begins! ...But this also proves to be the beginning of universal destruction. What awaits the victors of this tournament, and the vanquished...?! How will these intense team battles between the elites of each universe turn out...?!"
As reported by Tripped Media, the Omni Knight's presence during the competition could mean the end of other universes because the king has decided to punish whichever god loses their fight by eradicating their world. Hence, Goku's first fight against Universe 9 is a battle he has to carefully prepare for.
"Dragon Ball Super" airs every Saturday at 7:15 p.m. CST on Crunchyroll. Toonami has also begun airing the English-dubbed version of the anime series on Adult Swim every Saturday at 11:30 p.m. ET.