Goku’s Mother (Gine) Revealed in Dragon Ball Minus Manga

Posted on April 3, 2014

Pictures of Gine, a wife to Bardock and mother of Dragon Ball Z’s Goku, have finally been revealed! As you can see, she is a slender woman, sporting hair around shoulder-length, Saiyan armor, and a tail!

Gine makes her debut in Dragon Ball Minus, a special bonus manga created by Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama. In Japan, Dragon Ball Minus will officially be published with Toriyama-sensei’s Jaco the Galactic Patrolman manga on April 4, 2014. In North America, Viz Media will release Dragon Ball Minus in the 18th digital issue of Shonen Jump on April 7, 2014.

As repored back in February on Anime Games Online, the name Gine is an anagram of the Japanese word negi, which means green onion, spring onion, or scallion.


Dragon Ball Minus tells the story of Goku and his family before our hero’s arrival on Earth. In addition to Bardock and Gine, other characters from the Dragon Ball universe make an appearance too. This includes Vegeta, Raditz, and Frieza!


Below is a commercial for Dragon Ball Minus in Japan.