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Dragon Ball Episode of Bardock Spinoff Manga Gets Anime (Updated)

posted on 2011-11-21 10:40 EST
Naho Ōishi's 3-chapter spinoff from Akira Toriyama's original about Goku's father

Production of an anime adaptation of Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock, the Dragon Ball spinoff manga that Naho Ōishi serialized in Shueisha's V Jump magazine in three installments earlier this year, has been green-lit. The anime is part of the launch of the "Dragon Ball Force Project."

The Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock manga was inspired by Akira Toriyama's original Dragon Ball manga and the Dragon Ball Z Special 1: Bardock, The Father of Goku television special that aired in 1990. The spinoff manga follows a side story about Bardock, the father of the extraterrestrial Saiyan child who would be known as Son Goku. The manga ran from June to August of this year.

[Via 0takomu]

Update: More background information added.

Update 2: The V Jump website notes that the Jump Festa 2012 event will have advance screenings of "Episode of Bardock" on December 17 and 18. [Via Daizenshuu EX]


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