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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

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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

The names of Bardock's Saiyan team were all changed for the English dub:
  • Toma was renamed Tora


  • Panbukin was renamed Shugesh


  • Totapo was renamed Borgos


  • and Selypa was renamed Fasha.


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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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Dragon Ball Z Theme
Performed and written by Andy Baylor (as Andy Bayler)
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Bardock - you rule, baby!!
2 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

Well, I only saw this two days ago for the first time - and as a newly recruited Dragonball Z fan (that is, a solid fan for the past 2 years), I have to say that this was fantastic. Bardock was beautiful (and that is a term I only usually use for Piccolo and Vegeta). I have to say, that at the start, I couldn't see much resemblance between Bardock's personality and Kakarot's (Goku's). But as the film progresses, you can't help but notice the same self-sacrificing and caring nature they both share – although Bardock's was kinda buried. They are both willing to die for the people and planet that they love. And Vegeta! Well, he was beautiful. Very true to character – arrogant and proud. (I'd like to take a moment here and point out how sorry I feel for Vegeta, named after his father and his planet!). As was Frieza. I couldn't help but find myself despising that cold-hearted lizard all over again – and I must admit I had a great laugh when he was defeated by Goku on Namek (albeit temporarily) and permanently by Trunks on Earth. But anyway, all I have to say is that this is a classic piece of Dragonball Z work.


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