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Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock

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Alternative Titles

English: Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock
Japanese: ドラゴンボール エピソード オブ バーダック

Information

Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 17, 2011
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Duration: 19 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Ranked: #20402
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Popularity: #1688
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Synopsis

Shown at Jump Festa 2012, held in December, 2011.

Bardock, Goku's father, who was supposed to have died when Freeza's attack hit him along with the Planet Vegeta, was sent way back in time where the planet was inhabited by strange creatures. There, he meets Freeza's ancestor, a space pirate named Chilled, and fights him to protect the planet.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Bardock
Main
Nozawa, Masako
Japanese
Chilled
Main
Nakao, Ryuusei
Japanese
Frieza
Supporting
Nakao, Ryuusei
Japanese
Zarbon
Supporting
Miura, Hiroaki
Japanese
Berry
Supporting
Kuwashima, Houko
Japanese
Dodoria
Supporting
Nagasako, Takashi
Japanese
Narrator
Supporting
Yanami, Jouji
Japanese
Ipana
Supporting
Ebara, Masashi
Japanese

Staff

Ueda, Yoshihiro
Episode Director
Yamamuro, Tadayoshi
Character Design
Arai, Hidenori
Sound Effects
Katsumata, Aiko
Background Art


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More reviewsReviews

Dec 26, 2011
Alpharon (All reviews)
Esta review también está en español.

In the Jump Anime Tour (version 2008) we received Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!, the first thing DB related in more than 13 years. And it was pretty good, since, only three years later in the Jump Festa 2012, we received Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock, a 20-minute special that adapts the manga of the same name.

The story show us that Bardock, Goku's father (and Raditz too, but nobody cares about him, thx to team four stars :P), survives that ginormous attack launched by Freiza, that killed all his companions and destroyed planet Vegeta. If he read more
Nov 11, 2014
literaturenerd (All reviews)
Overview:

Almost every huge franchise has a few spinoffs that are REALLY bad and enrage the fandom. Star Wars had the Christmas Special. Superman had Superman 4: Quest for Peace and the 2006 Superman Returns. Dragonball has a fair number of bad spinoffs, but Bardock 2 released in 2011, may be the worst of the worst. Although GT is still pretty god damn horrible and in close competition.

SPOILERS! although, honestly you shouldn't bother seeing this shit anyways.

Plot and characters: 1/10

I have literally seen DBZ fanfiction that was better written than this piece of shit! Bardock is blasted by Freeza's giant death ball and for absolutely read more
Dec 27, 2011
artist-retired (All reviews)
Well, if Dragonball Kai disappointed you, then I would suggest turning your sights an something else, something actually new, but as long as your fan glasses aren't on, then this would be a must watch for any dragonball fan.

STORY: Long, long ago, Frieza blew some shit up, killed Goku's father (And every other saiyan on their home planet) and became a major asshole, but what if, what if Goku's father, Bardock, actually survived and instead was sent back so-and-so years ago and became the first of the legendary super saiyans of legend to exist or something along those lines. That is pretty much the premise read more
Dec 27, 2011
Queen_Stars (All reviews)
Forget about the Dragonball manga and forget about the Dragonball/Z anime - view this as a stand alone story...
Following the above steps only makes this special worst!

The reason why?
The story has little substance - a higly basic and short plot dependent entirely on the well known franchise.
Now, I'll delve further...

Story...
Goku's dad, Bardock, in his last special, faced off against Friezer.
Within this special, instead of dying within the blast theat blew up his planet, he was somehow teleported into a past time period.
Bardock develops a soft side for a cutsie young, kind alien who just wants to help him.
Not too long later,he comes across a new read more

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