On October 17, 1990, the special Dragon Ball Z Special 1: Tatta Hitori no Saishuu Kessen (Frieza's battle against Goku's father) was released in Japan, as an additional story between episodes 63 and 64 of the Dragon Ball series. Z. This special was quite emotional at the time, and even author Akira Toriyama stated in Jump Gold Selection: Dragon Ball Z Anime Special II, released in June 1991, that it really made him cry.
This special promised to expand the Dragon Ball Z backstory as soon as the franchise began to gain ground outside of Japan. The project was thought to be non-canon, since Akira Toriyama was not involved in its production, but this was quickly denied. The Bardock story was quickly a hit with fans of the franchise, and the author was pleased with the result.
Akira Toriyama's statement said: “That special was too good. I cried. How did you manage to create a story that surpassed the original manga? " The story was written by Takao Koyama, who in the same interview stated that he was very happy that the story was considered for inclusion in the manga, to which Toriyama replied, "That's because I wanted to use that great story in the manga. paper, no matter what… It was the least he could do. That final scene is really moving. "
Dragon Ball Z Synopsis
Five years after winning the world martial arts tournament, Goku now lives a peaceful life with his wife and son. However, this changes with the arrival of a mysterious enemy named Raditz who presents himself as Goku's lost brother. He reveals that Goku is a warrior of the once powerful but now virtually extinct Saiyajin race, whose home world was completely wiped out. When he was sent to Earth when he was a baby, Goku's sole purpose was to conquer and destroy the planet; But after suffering amnesia from a head injury, his violent and savage nature changed, and instead he was raised as a kind and polite child, now fighting to protect others.With his failed attempt to forcibly recruit Goku As an ally, Raditz warns Goku's friends of a new threat rapidly approaching Earth, one that could plunge Earth into intergalactic conflict and cause the heavens to shake. A war will be fought for the Seven Dragon Balls, and only the strongest will survive in Dragon Ball Z.