Shueisha will reprint the three-chapter Episode of Bardock spin-off manga by Naho Ooishi in the upcoming April 2012 issue of V-Jump in Japan.
The short new story by Ooishi (who is also currently responsible for Dragon Ball SD in Shueisha’s Saikyō Jump magazine) was originally printed in one chapter intervals in the August, September, and October 2011 issues of V-Jump. Described as a “sequel” to Bardock’s TV special from 1990, the story follows him into the past and divulges the “legend” of the Super Saiyan. The spin-off was recently adapted into an animated version which debuted at Jump Festa last December (as well as streamed online for a short period), and was packed in with March’s Saikyō Jump on a bonus DVD just this month.
For those who missed out on picking up the individual issues last year, and if our review sounds interesting to you, Play-Asia has the April 2012 V-Jump up for pre-order. The magazine drops 21 February 2012 in Japan.
Thanks to Liam for the heads-up on the reprint.