Post by Doing it for eJm on Dec 16, 2017 8:55:51 GMT -5
I dig the idea. It makes sense for it being the 20th DB film to do an origin based film rather than make up another forgettable movie villain and it helps to develop the characters in the manga and anime more for future arcs and establish the new status quo before just doing something out of continuity.
So they are basically ditching the second Bardock movie?
If you want to be technical about it, this would be set when the Saiyins are more established on the planet rather than being in the origins of the planet so in theory....*sigh* the Bardock movie could still be in continuity or whatever the hell it is.
It shouldn't, but hey. It'll stay for that Super Saiyin Bardock cash.
I thought none of the movies were canon, but then again I really don't have any solid idea.
As far as I know, the only ones that are canon officially are Battle of Gods and Ressurection F (fully confirmed when they became arks in Dragonball Super), Bardock: Father of Goku (since some of it was in Z itself), History of Trunks and technically a couple of the Dragonball ones since they’re retellings of the original episodes.
The first TV Special, Bardock The Father of Goku, still counts as far as the anime is concerned.
Dragon Ball Minus is a Toriyama-written manga that is his own version of Bardock's story. That seems to be canon to the manga.
The OVA, Episode of Bardock, is iffy. It was originally conceived as a "What If" story. But the Xenoverse 2 game gives an explanation on how he was able to time travel. It really is up to your own taste if it's canon or not.
Last Edit: Dec 16, 2017 16:31:30 GMT -5 by mrtuesday
Post by Doing it for eJm on Dec 16, 2017 16:53:50 GMT -5
Xenoverse is hard for me to take seriously as continuity or any of it being in continuity because of the whole concept it involving alternate timelines and fan service and it’s hard to figure out how it makes sense without making allowances for stuff.
I put it in the same place as Dragon Ball Heroes since that seems to have every possible bizarre What If and nonsensical storytelling including Super 17 fused with 16 and Super Saiyin 4 Broly. Because why not?
Post by Fundertaker on Dec 16, 2017 17:37:13 GMT -5
Well, we officially have multiple universes and time travel as part of of the DB canon. What's keeping them from having multiple multiverses to keep everything as "canon" and not having to bother much with it.
Let's say DB-DBZKai-DBS and all the universes included are MV1 The movies and OVA's + whatever they decide to keep from DBZ (including Garlic Jr.'s return) are MV2 Those "what if" OG DB movies are their own MV. Future Trunks and his storyline can be MV4 Whatever the time patrols touch on is MV5 and so on.