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Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku (1990)

Doragon bôru Z: Tatta hitori no saishû kessen ~Furîza ni idonda Z senshi Son Gokû no chichi~ (original title)
The tale of Bardock, the father of Goku, and his rebellion against his master the mighty Frieza.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Masako Nozawa ...
Kazuyuki Sogabe ...
Tôma (voice)
Yûko Mita ...
Seripa (voice)
Takeshi Watabe ...
Panbûkin (voice)
Kôzô Shioya ...
Toteppo (voice)
Ryûsei Nakao ...
Freeza (voice)
Shô Hayami ...
Zarbon (voice)
Yukitoshi Hori ...
Dodoria (voice)
Banjô Ginga ...
Tôro (voice)
Kinpei Azusa ...
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Vegeta (voice)
Shôzô Îzuka ...
Nappa (voice)
Hirohiko Kakegawa ...
Saiya-jin A (voice)
Yûji Machi ...
Saiya-jin B (voice)
Chie Satô ...
Saiya-jin C (voice)
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A prequel to the original Dragonball series, this TV movie tells the story of Son Goku's father Bardock and his futile attempt to stop Freeza from destroying his planet Vegeta. It also shows how little Kakarotto (Son Goku) ends up on earth! Written by Anonymous

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9 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The Japanese names of Bardock's Saiyan team are all based on vegetables:
  • Toma is named after a tomato


  • Panbukin is named after a pumpkin


  • Totapo is named after a potato


  • and Selypa is named after parsley.


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Vegeta is on a far away world in the special when Planet Vegeta is destroyed, while in the series flashbacks, he was in the bowels of Frieza's ship. See more »

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Narrator: Planet Vegeta. Many years ago, a small child was born. Uninherited and unattended by it's father and mother, the baby cried out, making it's only plea to the universe. The Saiyans were people of war, and like all Saiyan babies, the child was destined to fight!
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Referenced in Dragonball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (2007) See more »

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Bardock's Revenge
Performed and written by Dale Kelly (as Dale D. Kelly) and Mark Akin
(Heard in the English version)
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The untold story of Goku's dad.
15 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Goku's father, Bardock was a low ranking Saiyan soldier working for Frieza along with the rest of the Saiyan. His son, Goku was only an infant and is being schedule to be sent to Earth to destroy. But little did his dad know, is that his son will be a savor for the Earth in years to come.

This tells the full story of Bardock, who was only mentioned briefly in the anime. As well as featuring familiar characters including Nappa, a Young Vegeta, Zarbon, Frieza, and Grandpa Gohan.

It's highly recommended for those who want to see what Bardock was really like, and what was his thoughts on the son he hardly seen or knew in person.


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