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Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks (1993)
"Doragon bôru Z: Zetsubô e no hankô!! Nokosareta chô senshi - Gohan to Torankusu" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Animation | Action | Drama  -  24 February 1993 (Japan)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Trunks / Reporter (voice)
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Gohan (voice)
Tiffany Vollmer ...
Bulma (voice)
Chuck Huber ...
Android 17 (voice)
Meredith McCoy ...
Android 18 (voice)
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Mike McFarland ...
Master Roshi / Citizen (voice)
Monika Antonelli ...
Puar (voice)
Bradford Jackson ...
Oolong (voice) (as Brad Jackson)
Cynthia Cranz ...
Chi-Chi (voice)
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Ox King / Narrator (voice)
Mark Britten ...
Sonny Strait ...
Krillin / Man #2 / Guard (voice)
John Burgmeier ...
Tien (voice)
Christopher Sabat ...
Vegeta / Piccolo / Yamcha / Turtle / Shopkeeper (voice) (as Christopher R. Sabat)
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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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This TV special is an alternate time line version of what would have happened if Goku had died from the heart disease. See more »

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The Z-Fighter death scenes shown here contradict those shown in the Cell Saga in the series. See more »

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Gohan: Sorry about that Trunks, but I wouldn't be able to forgive myself if anything happened to you. This is my battle for now little brother, you're not quite ready yet. I can feel them all crying down there Trunks, that's why I have to go! I know you'll understand someday. See ya later kid...
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Cha-La Head-Cha-La
Performed by 'Hironobu Kageyama'
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Great DBZ special
13 August 2003 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This movie is really cool I rented it about 3 days ago and I couldn't blink and it was so good. And so I learned more about Trunks before he could go to the past to give the antidote to Goku, and see how he defeated Frieza and King Cold.

The music intro is pretty cool because they say Dragon Ball Z with a deep voice. Well I was eating any goodies when I was watching this movie eating burgers and drinking some soda, and the saddest thing about this movie is when one of the main characters die while trying to defeat the Androids 17 and 18.

This movie is the best for Trunks fans, and for those who would like to know more about the history of Trunks before he went to the past to give the antidote to Goku to prevent his death by a virus.

Great DBZ special I give this one a 10/10


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