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Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks (1993)

Dragon Ball Z Special: Zetsubô e no Hankô!! Nokosareta Chô Senshi - Gohan to Trunks (original title)
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In a dark future where the Androids have taken over Earth, Gohan and his student Trunks are the last defense against these deadly killing machines.

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Akira Toriyama (original manga), Hiroshi Toda (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Masako Nozawa ... Son Gokû / Son Gohan (voice)
Mayumi Tanaka ... Kuririn (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Bulma / Baby Trunks (voice)
Ryô Horikawa ... Vegeta (voice)
Takeshi Kusao ... Trunks (voice)
Naoko Watanabe ... Chichi / Puar (voice)
Daisuke Gôri Daisuke Gôri ... Gyûmaô / Umigame (voice)
Naoki Tatsuta ... Oolong (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ... Kame Sen'nin (voice)
Shigeru Nakahara ... Android No.17 (voice)
Miki Itô ... Android No.18 (voice)
Shinobu Satouchi Shinobu Satouchi ... Announcer (voice)
Shin'ichirô Ôta Shin'ichirô Ôta ... Tenshu (voice)
Nao Nagasawa Nao Nagasawa ... On'na (voice) (as Nagasawa Naomi)
Kazunari Tanaka Kazunari Tanaka ... Kakariin (voice) (as Tanaka Kazushige)
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This TV Movie tells the story of "Future" Trunks; that is, the Trunks from the alternate future where Goku has died and Androids terrorize the Earth. Amongst other things, it shows how Gohan trained Trunks, their fights with the Androids, and what inspired Trunks to go time traveling. Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

This TV special is an alternate timeline version of what would have happened if Goku had died from the heart disease in Dragon Ball Z (1989). See more »

Goofs

Yajirobe is, apparently, nowhere to be seen though there is no scene of him being killed by the Androids or in hiding with the others (this is explained in a flashback in the series, however, in which the Androids do indeed kill him.) See more »

Quotes

Gohan: You just need to find the right motivation, that's all... Yeah, for me it's simple. All I have to do is think about how the androids killed Piccolo and Krillin. Then I feel a horrible hurt, and then the pain from that turns into rage, it's maddening! I don't ever want it to happen again, something that unfair. And then suddenly... the dam breaks.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, there is an image of Trunks and Goten and it reads "Dragon Ball Z - Supesharu - Owari" which translates into "Dragon Ball Z Special - End". See more »

Alternate Versions

The original Japanese version had a special title card shown before the TV special. This was restored for the 2008 DVD release from FUNimation. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Star Wars & Dragon Ball Z (2007) See more »

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U.S. release: Dragonball Z: The History of Trunks
13 November 2000 | by Robert S.See all my reviews

Well, I have to say that I was impressed by FUNimation's translation of the Trunks Special. The VAs performed quite well, and the script was fairly decent.

The dubbed special features a variety of musical acts, although the most disappointing music, by far, was the title sequence by Andy Baylor. The obnoxious techno track did not match the opening animation at all, and actually had me longing for "Rock the Dragon".

I would recommend waiting for the bilingual DVD to come out, so that you may enjoy the special in its "true" form, but if you can't wait, then the VHS version of "The History of Trunks" should keep you happy for now.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

30 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon Ball Z Special 2: The History of Trunks See more »

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Production Co:

Fuji TV, Toei See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Mono (original version: voices)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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