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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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Akira Toriyama (manga "Dragon Ball"), Takao Koyama (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masako Nozawa ... Bardock / Son Gokû (Kakarotto) (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe Kazuyuki Sogabe ... Tôma (voice)
Yûko Mita Yûko Mita ... Seripa (voice)
Takeshi Watabe Takeshi Watabe ... Panbûkin (voice)
Kôzô Shioya Kôzô Shioya ... Toteppo / Dokutâ (voice)
Ryûsei Nakao ... Freeza (voice)
Shô Hayami Shô Hayami ... Zarbon (voice)
Yukitoshi Hori Yukitoshi Hori ... Dodoria (voice)
Banjô Ginga Banjô Ginga ... Tôro (voice)
Kinpei Azusa Kinpei Azusa ... Grandfather Son Gohan (voice)
Ryô Horikawa ... Vegeta (voice)
Shôzô Îzuka Shôzô Îzuka ... Nappa (voice)
Hirohiko Kakegawa Hirohiko Kakegawa ... Saiya-jin A (voice)
Yûji Machi Yûji Machi ... Saiya-jin B (voice)
Chie Satô Chie Satô ... Saiya-jin C (voice)
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Storyline

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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

9 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bardock: The Father of Goku See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the original Japanese version, Bardock's crew had no idea why Frieza wants to capture Kanassa. But in the English dub, it is stated that Frieza wants to capture Kanassa because those who dwell there develop psychic powers. See more »

Goofs

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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[first lines]
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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Performed and written by Dale Kelly (as Dale D. Kelly)
(Heard in the English version)
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The best Dragon Ball Z Movie There Ever Was.
23 July 2003 | by EmphinixSee all my reviews

Bardock the Father of Goku is a great DBZ Movie because you learn everything about what happened before the series and all the secrets of Goku's past.

It's a very good movie, I saw this movie with my brother at his dorm at a college campus and I downloaded the movie to on my pc


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