Something we've all waited for(well I waited for at least), A Bardock chapter i was quite thrilled to see the heros father come back and finally kick some ass! Afterwards I was satisfied, yet I wish they would have done more with it.
Honestly its not that strong.But being based of a CARD GAME, yes thats right its based off of a card game it does quite well for itself. It takes place right after the Bardock special, but at the same time before... It confused me, for we all know Bardock's useless psychic powers, but how does he time travel? That's never really explained
through out the three chapters. I wish that Ooishi Naho would expand upon this point to explain how Bardock got on Planet plant, hundreds and hundreds of years in the past. Other than that its quite enjoyable, seeing Bardock again made me EXTREMELY happy which leads me into.....
There is minor character development, but the reason being that this special was quite short which left little to no time for character to really change. I'll only cover the 2 main characters from the manga and not any of the Planet Plant People for they were all generally the same, weak timid shy kind.
The hero of the Chapters is you guessed it: Bardock.
It seems the visions of his son havent changed him much. He still has his rough Saiyan exterior. He acts a lot like Vegeta cold, yet is good deep down in side. Personally Bardock is Portrayed extremely well Ooishi Naho got it right with his attitude and refusal of help from any one, and to his Anti-Socialness.
Bardock does "Warm up" a little towards the end, and goes berserk at the sight at the new villain Chilled, who happens to look just like Freeza
The Villain: Chilled (I always wonder why the cold jokes)
With the outward appearance we can assume that he is Freeza's and King Cold's Distant ancestor, and appears to be in his 4th form from the get go. I wish there was more build up to the fight but, just the sight of Chilled made something snap in bardock mind and just made him scream.. "FREEEEEEEEZZZZZZAAAAAAAAAAA" and begin to attack him. Personality is like the rest of the Unnamed race, Arrogant Prideful in their ability and a total tyrant. He kills his own solders for no good reason other than the fact that he could. We honestly see where Freeza and cold get from. I wish they would finally name this damn race and go further with the whole Freeza family thing. It'd be cool to see more of his race running with him and how they differ, Ooishi Naho miss this chance to clarify on that which is very disappointing.
Ooishi Naho did a great job in capturing Toriyama's style. Being his student i didn't except anything less from her. My only complaints really are; the Planet seems a bit dry, and boring and extremely Bland. the background isn't the best, it doesn't seem as detailed, which is disappointing, for she has drawn Dragon Ball SD AMAZINGLY. My 2nd complaint is the Planet plant people. the way they look bugs me.... a lot.... The way they look seem to cartoony for dragon ball or Z so... they seem out of place.
If you love Bardock and you want to expand the Dragon Ball Universe just a little more give it a read. Its fun its amazing and personally a great read for any fan of Bardock would love this. Be be warn fans of Broly might not approve.