We're going to have a hard time ranking the top anime fights of our childhood, if ever anyone asked us to. There are just so many of them, from Ghost Fighter's gym ad-worthy "Isang Daang Porsyentong Kapangyarihan" duel to the fiery and sword-tastic skirmish that is the Kenshin-Shishio face-off in Samurai X.
However, we're pretty sure that Dragon Ball Z's Goku vs Frieza fight on Planet Namek is right up there, too. The fight—which feels like it lasted for a hundred episodes—gave the anime world its first view of a Super Saiyan and is arguably the greatest fight in the show.
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You know how it ends: Goku gets angry, goes on full SS mode, and curbstomps the Saiyan scourge Frieza. Frieza is a powerful douche who effortlessly nukes planets but, despite his skills (yes, he's a dude, don't let the violet lipstick fool you), he was seriously outclassed by Goku.
The fight is over. However, from the smoldering ashes of Frieza's defeat came a question that our young minds asked back then: What will happen if Frieza also "had" a Super Saiyan mode?
We really won't know because this scenario is just a figment of our playful imaginations... Or is it?
Check out the video below and prepare to get your mind blown:
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That's the newest trailer for the upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F movie and, yes, you just saw Frieza in friggin' gold! The movie is all about Frieza's destructive return and a new form for the super villain certainly kicks the hype meter up a notch.
However, there's no official confirmation yet if that is indeed "Super Saiyan Frieza." By all indications, though, it sure looks like it's another, more powerful form because, well, he'll need it if he'll go up against the person who bitchslapped him before.
We know you're super excited to watch the movie, but you'll have to wait a bit. Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F will be shown in Japan this April while its international release is still TBA as of the moment.
In the meantime though, here are the movie's previous trailers: