Dragon Ball Z Special 1: Tatta Hitori no Saishuu Kessen


Dragon Ball Z: Bardock, The Father of Goku

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: DBZ: A Final Solitary Battle! The Z Warrior Son Goku's Father Challenges Furiza, Dragon Ball Z Special 1: Tatta Hitori no Saishuu Kessen - Freezer ni Idonda Z Senshi Son Gokuu no Chichi
Japanese: DRAGON BALL Z スペシャル たったひとりの最終決戦~フリーザに挑んだZ戦士孫悟空の父~
English: Dragon Ball Z: Bardock, The Father of Goku
German: Dragon Ball Z Special 1: Son Gokus Vater
Spanish: Dragon Ball Z TV Especial 1: La Batalla Final Solitaria del Padre del Guerrero Z Son Goku que Desafió a Freeza
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Information

Type: TV Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 17, 1990
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 47 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.561 (scored by 6841268,412 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #16232
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2005
Members: 106,450
Favorites: 151

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Synopsis

Bardock, Son Goku's father, is a low-ranking Saiyan soldier who was given the power to see into the future by the last remaining alien on a planet he just destroyed. He witnesses the destruction of his race and must now do his best to stop Frieza's impending massacre.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors

Freeza

Main
Nakao, Ryusei
Japanese

Bardock

Main
Nozawa, Masako
Japanese

Son, Gokuu

Supporting
Nozawa, Masako
Japanese

Vegeta

Supporting
Horikawa, Ryo
Japanese

Nappa

Supporting
Iizuka, Shouzou
Japanese

Son, Gohan

Supporting
Azusa, Kinpei
Japanese

Zarbon

Supporting
Hayami, Show
Japanese

Seripa

Supporting
Mita, Yuuko
Japanese

Narrator

Supporting
Yanami, Jouji
Japanese

Dodoria

Supporting
Hori, Yukitoshi
Japanese

Staff

Nava, Brenda
Script
Kageyama, Hironobu
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Opening Theme

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"Cha-La Head-Cha-La" by Hironobu Kageyama
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Ending Theme

"Hikari no Tabi (光の旅)" by Hironobu Kageyama & Kuko




Reviews

Mar 4, 2021
English Version (sorry for my shitty English):

Review: Dragon Ball Z Special 1: Bardock, The Father of Goku.


Ah the Dragon Ball movies, I still remember when I was a boy and I really liked the franchise, both its anime series and movies (Except Dragon Ball Evolution), but currently I'm not such a fan of the franchise, of course I still like it in some aspects, but in general the franchise seems a mediocrity to me and even more if we take into account the movies that almost all are summarized in being products without soul to entertain the masses and their fandom in general, not to ...
May 6, 2020
Mixed Feelings
This is too long, yet too simple to be anything more than a novelty, but I think this is definitely in the upper level of the Dragon Ball Z movies, and by FAR the best of all the TV specials/OVAs. We get to see the story of a villain falling into a seeming curse and then failing just at the last moment to prevent disaster.

Basically, this is a kind of Greek Tragedy-lite, Revenge of the Sith-style story where Bardock sees visions of a future he doesn't understand, visions of his son's accomplishments, and in his quest to figure them out and prevent tragedy, ends up ...
May 22, 2022
FunnyFunny
Sadly, this is nothing more than a poor fanfiction of Dragonball. A normal review would merely discuss the work itself, but to do that over looks a fair bit of provenance that is what really decided the audience view of this work. Many people enjoy this due to the portrayal and inclusion of Bardock. While it is incredibly interesting to hear the backstory of Goku's father, none of it is true in the slightest. It is a pure fanfiction. Bardock, while being Goku's father, has none of the qualities present in this portrayal of him. Bardock is not like Vegeta, a heartless warrior Saiyan, but ...

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