New Dragon Ball Anime Hair Explained. Apparently. 

New Dragon Ball Anime Hair Explained. Apparently. 

There’s a new Dragon Ball Z movie. And it won’t be in theatres until April 18, but yesterday, there was a preview screening. Details are leaking out, but what most people probably want to know is whether or not there is new Super Saiyan hair.

Note: Don’t like spoilers? At all? Well, don’t read this.

Yesterday, a photo appeared online showing blue-haired Goku and Vegeta toys. Some wondered if the photo was real.

New Dragon Ball Anime Hair Explained. Apparently. 

Dragon Ball Z has already had a blue-haired character with Broly, whose locks turn neon blue during an altered Super Saiyan state.

Depending on the level of their Saiyan transformation, Goku and Vegeta, however, haven’t had a blue-hair iteration, but rather, go to yellow in Super Saiyan mode. So after seeing these rumoured blue-haired figures, the assumption was that these characters would be getting a new transformation in the upcoming animated feature film — maybe some kind of Legendary Super Saiyan form. Or something.

Whatever! This was supposed to be cool. I mean, blue hair.

Even if that makes the characters look like Toriko from the anime… Toriko.

New Dragon Ball Anime Hair Explained. Apparently. 

[Photo via Matome Naver]

But still! BLUE DRAGON BALL HAIR. To battle the gold Frieza!

Apparently, this isn’t a new form. It’s supposedly just cosmetic. A new look, if you will.

On a GameFAQs spoiler thread, forum member Then00bAvenger summed up the blue-haired spoilers that are floating around. “The blue hair thing is apparently just an effect of ‘going Super Saiyan’ when you have absorbed Super Saiyan God powers. In other words, it’s not really a new form as it is a ‘new look’ for Super Saiyan for Super Saiyan Gods. Or something like that. I don’t know, it’s weird. Both Vegeta and Goku do it and they have to use that form to fight against Golden Freeza.”

Continuing, Then00bAvenger added, “Goku and Vegeta use their blue forms pretty much immediately against Golden Freeza actually.”

Over on Dragon Ball fan site, forum member Kei17, who also runs a DBZ fan site and who claims to have seen the preview, wrote this when asked about the blue hair: “It’s just Super Saiyan fused with Godly power. It happens solely for a powerup and has no interesting story behind it.”

Online in Japan, others who claimed to have been at the preview confirmed the blue-haired Saiyans. “They seemed like regular Super Saiyans, but made blue,” wrote one net user.

Oh. OK.

Keep in mind that we’re filing these explanations under “rumour” until Kotaku can confirm this first-hand once we see the movie when it opens next month in Japan.

Picture: Dragon Ball Wikia


  • Really it’s just that Goku and Vegeta are getting on in years so they’ve started blue rinsing their hair.

  • I mean, it’s simple. Yellow flame isn’t as hot as blue flame, so with god powers – blue hair/aura shows its a more powerful super saiyan. Just kidding, but that’s my theory.

    • You know what, that could be the exact theory of how they went with the blue flame. Good thinking!

  • Hello,

    To all DB & DBZ fans,…………..

    It’s time. This is the final straw.

    We need to give Akira Toriyama an intervention. We need to stop him before he goes too far, before this gets too out of hand. He’s self destructing, and he’s desecrating his legacy for the sake of profits. He’s milking the DBZ cow for all it’s worth, selling us out for a few zeni. He’s raping our beloved Goku right in front of us!




    Come on people, a child could write better scripts, a child could come up with better character designs, and a child could illustrate a better composite for the SSJ God transformation. . You can not seriously tell me with a straight face that Battle of Gods was a “good” movie? Are you freaking kidding me? Dragon Ball Evolution ranks higher in creativity than Battle of Gods. It was an absolute disgrace, complete and utter garbage. Not worthy of being called Dragon Ball Z. Not to mention, the movie wasn’t even animation, they Michael Bay’ed it for Christ sake. It should have been called Transformers Battle of Gods, because the entire film was CGI.

    And now this?

    Frieza? Really Akira? What, are you taking notes from Hollywood now? Rehasing old rivals to generate revenue. Might as well resurrect Cell, Dr Gero and Majin Buu while you’re at it. Heck why not. Fuck the fans, right? It’s all about that zeni.

    And don’t get me started on this Blue hair SSJ god.

    I don’t even have any words for this. Blue hair ?

    This is making me sick. My childhood is being raped right in front of me. I feel disgusted and ashamed.

    I have nothing further to say, except this.

    In strange aeons even the artists themselves can kill the art.

    That’s why it is up to use to protect the art, yes, even from the artists themselves.

    I’m counting on you TRUE DB and DBZ fans to do what’s right. DO NOT SUPPORT THIS FILM! DO NOT PAY TO SEE IT! BOYCOTT IT!


    Fuck you Akira.

    • And here we have the dbz version of a genwunner.

      Apart from your complaint about the overuse of CGI, which I admit was noticeable during the panning shots they did in some of the fight scenes, everything else is just you bitching on the movie because it’s not the same as what you grew up with and you’re just coming off as a self centered, over-entitled child.

      I personally believe it was a very nostalgic throwback to when Goku first when super-saiyan and show just how much he’s changed to coincide with the new season being released. Not everyone has the same opinions as you dude, and honestly it’s a bit ironic to think of yourself as a true fan whilst telling people not to support the show.

      gg dude gg

    • stop trying to decide others opinions for yourself the fact of the matter is the movie was very successful and personally my favourite movie that and battle of the gods don’t try and tell me that i dont love them or that i am not a dbz fan cause i am

  • DBZ has never been this popular and i personally think this moving was amazing the plot couldve been better but it was amazing apart from that

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