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Manga 'Dragon Ball Episode of Bardock' To Be Animated [Update Dec 19]

by dtshyk
Nov 21, 2011 7:39 AM | 67 Comments
According to V Jump magazine, a spin-off manga of Dragon Ball, "Episode of Bardock" was announced to get an anime adaptation.

Source: Scan of V Jump

Update on December 19th
The anime has been streamed on Bandai Channel.

Episode of Bardock on Bandai Channel

Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock on MAL

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Update on December 19th
The anime has been streamed on Bandai Channel.

Episode of Bardock on Bandai Channel

Dec 19, 2011 1:41 AM by dtshyk

WHY!?!?!

DB/Z are my fav' anime's ever!
The manga is my fav' manga ever!
It's the reason I like anime and manga - years later, it's still of great quality.

It's rare that an anime production company and glorified fanfic' authors create something of great quality.
I have read this manga - it's not much different from any other 'shounen' filler - which I'm now convinced are all made by the same people. I better add, from a young age, I was never a massive fan of the Dragonball/Z movies (some are great) or the Garlic Jr saga - this was long before I even knew they weren't the authors material - I'm open to fillers being great, but many have dissapointed me.

Still, I understand why this is being done...
This series, 16 years after ending, still sells well - it's a certian cash injection, so I hope people enjoy it.

Nov 25, 2011 5:03 PM by Queen_Stars

Dariush said:
jpp8 said:
how does shit like this get animated while baccano is still left hanging


Beacause It is cool and baccano isnt!
baccano was ended it is no hanging!! get over it

Illogical Logic.

Dragon Ball ended forever ago.

Nov 24, 2011 10:45 PM by Sabinlerose

Dariush said:
jpp8 said:
how does shit like this get animated while baccano is still left hanging


Beacause It is cool and baccano isnt!
baccano was ended it is no hanging!! get over it


Yeah, but there is apparently a lot of Baccano! material not yet animated.

Nov 24, 2011 7:06 PM by Ston3_FreeN7

jpp8 said:
how does shit like this get animated while baccano is still left hanging


Beacause It is cool and baccano isnt!
baccano was ended it is no hanging!! get over it

Nov 24, 2011 6:20 PM by Dariush

Let's look on the bright side of things, it can't possible butcher the story any worse than what Dragonball Evolution did.

Nov 22, 2011 5:15 PM by mitch3315

jpp8 said:
how does shit like this get animated while baccano is still left hanging


Yes because we all know Toei Animation is responsible for Baccano production /facepalm

Nov 22, 2011 1:03 PM by Valaskjalf

negativedemyx said:
cr4sian_phil said:
Screw this and animate the Buu saga.


Ya know what...that would be pretty awesome if they'd did that for us. Hell I'd prefer the Buu saga over this spin-off. :/


I wouldn't. Me no want moar Kai trash.

Nov 22, 2011 9:33 AM by malvarez1

cr4sian_phil said:
Screw this and animate the Buu saga.


Ya know what...that would be pretty awesome if they'd did that for us. Hell I'd prefer the Buu saga over this spin-off. :/

Nov 22, 2011 9:24 AM by Dreadnaught_500

I honestly think that some " What if" spin-off series would be pretty cool.

Nov 22, 2011 8:27 AM by poke_core

More Bardock is always good :3

Nov 22, 2011 8:17 AM by KayChan4U

Screw this and animate the Buu saga.

Nov 21, 2011 10:54 PM by cr4sian_phil

Kazeshini said:
why stop something that works... we all know how terrible naruto and bleach are, but of course they'll continue that garbage because it simply works.


But even Dragon Ball fans hated GT, and the franchise has been next to forgotten over the last couple years.

I doubt it "works" anymore.

Nov 21, 2011 8:42 PM by Jigero

why stop something that works... we all know how terrible naruto and bleach are, but of course they'll continue that garbage because it simply works.

Nov 21, 2011 8:00 PM by Kazeshini

new DBZ anime - SURE WHY NOT!?
about Bardock - GUARANTEED WA-
read synopsis - dropped

Nov 21, 2011 7:55 PM by game8910

@ Tenchi_Ryu True, but it NEVER happened. Bardock died by my favorite anime villain's hands. I don't want to sound old-fashioned, but I'm with everyone who sees this as another cash cow. Damn, now I feel like watching DB/Z all over again lol. XD

Nov 21, 2011 6:43 PM by TerrorH3ctor

trying to squeeze every list yen out that franchise aren't they?

Nov 21, 2011 6:41 PM by Jigero

EmperorH3ctor said:
Confucius said:
kokocho said:
"a spin-off scenario taking place after the events of the TV special Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku, in which Bardock survives after his confrontation against Frieza and turns into a Super Saiyan"

What?

While I love Dragon Ball this just sounds a bit...


Wow that is messed up


That does sound like a bad fanfiction as mentioned. As a diehard DB/Z fan, Bardock is awesome, bad ass, and died in an unquestionably epic manner. This "new idea" just ruins it. I mean, trying to change what happened originally about 2 decades ago is just weird. I'd like to see Akira Toriyama's thoughts on this. :(
Bardock doesn't even have enough training to be a Super Saiyan like his kick ass son and grandson (referring to Gohan).

It's like that Fushigi Yuugi Eikoden. :( :(

Anyway, this proves that success is NOT always a good outcome. People and ideas alike can become victims of it.

To be fair though, it is possible that Bardock would have become one if he continued to do what he was doing. He was progressing pretty god damn fast compared to the usual saiyan....by the time he died, he was already pass a power level of 10,000 I believe, which pretty much put him in Vegeta and Nappa's league during the saiyan arc. So if he didn't die, I could see him eventually getting it.

Nov 21, 2011 6:34 PM by Tenchi_Ryu

Confucius said:
kokocho said:
"a spin-off scenario taking place after the events of the TV special Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku, in which Bardock survives after his confrontation against Frieza and turns into a Super Saiyan"

What?

While I love Dragon Ball this just sounds a bit...


Wow that is messed up


That does sound like a bad fanfiction as mentioned. As a diehard DB/Z fan, Bardock is awesome, bad ass, and died in an unquestionably epic manner. This "new idea" just ruins it. I mean, trying to change what happened originally about 2 decades ago is just weird. I'd like to see Akira Toriyama's thoughts on this. :(
Bardock doesn't even have enough training to be a Super Saiyan like his kick ass son and grandson (referring to Gohan).

It's like that Fushigi Yuugi Eikoden. :( :(

Anyway, this proves that success is NOT always a good outcome. People and ideas alike can become victims of it.

Nov 21, 2011 6:24 PM by TerrorH3ctor

RandyW88 said:
Love it or hate it, dragonballz is the top dog of anime, there wouldn't be anime like we have today if it wasn't for it, Dragonballz is the mario, mickey mouse of Anime...


I agree. Hell, the Shounen Jump big 3 would NOT exist if not DB/Z (and Yu Yu Hakusho). Still, the synopsis made me go "WTF?"

Nov 21, 2011 6:17 PM by TerrorH3ctor

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