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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)
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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 ...
Ryô Horikawa ...
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

Masako Nozawa voices Goku's father Bardock in this feature; she has also voiced Goku, and Goku's sons Gohan and Goten throughout the Dragon Ball saga. See more »

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After biting Grandpa Gohan, baby Goku starts acting happy. According to the series, though, Goku didn't start behaving as a baby until he fell off a cliff on his head. 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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Spin-off Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock (2011) See more »

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Another Great DBZ special
7 April 2001 | by (california) – See all my reviews

Originally broadcast almost 11 yrs ago, this tv special shows how advanced japanese animation is, nowadays people have jumped on the DBZ bandwagon. Now DBZ is the most popular cartoon out there, and yet it ended almost 6 yrs ago.

This special "Story of Bardock" reveals Goku's father and his battle with Freeza, who would be very familiar to DBZ fans.

Bardock has dreams of a future son ,Goku who will save the universe from Freeza and all enemies.

Bardock at first denies this, thinking he is hallucinating,but when Freeza kills his friends and sets his sight on him, he knows it's more than a dream.

Like in the movie Superman, Bardock must send his son Guku, in a space pod so Freeza won't get to him.

The final showdown between Bardock and Freeza is memorable along with the action.

Goku would later become a great warrior and avenge his father by killing Freeza.

Later Freeza's brother, Koola would seek revenge on Goku.

As you can see what makes DBZ great are it's complex stories and it always follows up to the events in it.

Great DBZ special.


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