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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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Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Although it bears the Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru zetto (1989) logo and opening, this story is a prequel to Dragon Ball: Doragon bôru (1986) and takes place 12 years before the beginning of the Dragon Ball saga. See more »

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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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Connections

Referenced in Dragon ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

The Good Times Are Over
Performed by Caviar
Written by Caviar and Pee Wee King, Chilton Price and Redd Stewart (as Redd Steward)
Published by Devil in My Fif Back Music/EMI April Music (ASCAP) and Ridgeway Music Co. (BMI)
(Heard in the English version)
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Another Great DBZ Special

Originally broadcast almost 11 years ago, this tv special shows how advanced japanese animation is, nowadays people have jumped on the DBZ bandwagon.

This special "Story of Bardack" reveals Goku's father and his battle with Freeza, who would become a familiar character to DBZ fans.

Freeza would die and later get resurrected numerous times as well as Goku.

The story mainly is about Freeza killing of of Bardack's friends when he finds out Bardack is a super saiyan.

Bardack has dreams that he will have a son who is a mighty warrior. Soon he realizes this dreams are real when Freeza target s him. Bardacks knows he has to protect his futher son, and so like in the movie "Superman" Goku is sent in a space pod, to live on Earth and avenge his father Bardack.

Great DBZ special.


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