It went about as I expected. Goku doing poorly because despite everyone thinking this challenger is pretty strong, Goku doesn’t break out Blue from the start removing all tension and wasting our time for about half the episode. Once he does go Blue it gets a bit more entertaining with some fast-paced action and Goku doing what looked like a Warp Kamehameha.
I LOVE that the tournament’s in 40 hours if they’re not using Frieza minutes. I really want them to get right to it and hopefully Goku recruiting the others is swift.
This was not a good-looking episode at points. Quite a bit of off model art during talking scenes. It’s one thing if the fight animation/art looks bad, but when the characters look bad standing and/or talking, it’s blatant incompetence. Once Goku went Blue, the art and animation was pretty decent by Super’s standards.
I still think this fight was pointless padding because the fight doesn’t conclude. If after Goku’s last fight, you replace this challenge with the explanation of when the tournament starts, you don’t lose anything important.
There might be some decent Vegeta moments next week but it’s definitely looking to be a slow and padded out episode without much happening, at least nothing I can’t tell you in a few seconds. Not looking forward to it.