Dragon Ball Super’s manga is at the climax of the Tournament of Power as Goku and Vegeta find themselves facing off against Universe 11’s Jiren. This includes Goku using Ultra Instinct.
The manga has changed a bit how Goku reaches Mastered Ultra Instinct, but it’s also explained more of how Goku actually channels the form in the latest chapter.
The last chapter of the series saw Goku reach the Ultra Instinct state after Android 17 sacrificed himself in the hopes of defeating Jiren, and fans see the result of it in the latest chapter as Goku is able to dodge quite a few of Jiren’s attacks. Jiren then grows frustrated, and even says that Goku is looking relaxed while he dodge’s Jiren’s moves.
Goku explains that he’s not exactly relaxed, because fighting Jiren isn’t easy, it’s just that all he’s done is “get rid of unnecessary emotions.” As Goku puts it, his heart is “as calm as the gentle streams of Mount Paozu.” Jiren responds with a great amount of anger and power, and pushes Goku to the edge.
Unfortunately, even after reaching Mastered Ultra Instinct, Goku hits a snag and revert back to his base form. Although he’s figured out the mentality he needs to successfully reach the state, he’s untrained in this form and therefore unable to keep up his stamina to hold the form for too long.
Goku’s state of mind during Ultra Instinct is the same as it is in the anime, as it’s real power comes from when Goku pushes out every other anxiety, but the speed in which he masters it makes it seem like he mastered the “calmness” of his mind in a much quicker time than in the series.
Dragon Ball Super currently airs its English dub on Adult Swim during the Toonami programming block Saturday evenings at 9:30 p.m. It is also available to stream on Funimation and Amazon Video. The Japanese language release of the series is complete, and available to stream on FunimationNOW, VRV, and Crunchyroll. The manga currently can be read for free thanks to Viz Media.
If you want to catch up with the English dub, the first 65 episodes of Dragon Ball Super are now available to stream on FunimationNOW, VRV, and available to purchase on Amazon Video as well. The 65 episodes span the full range of what has aired in the North America and covers the “Battle of Gods” arc, “Revival of F” arc, the “Universe 6” arc, and bringing the series right up to the climax of the “Future Trunks” arc. The series is also currently airing reruns weeknights on Adult Swim.