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

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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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