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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)
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.


Akira Toriyama (original manga), Hiroshi Toda (screenplay) | 1 more credit »





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)


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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Did You Know?


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 »


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


Android 18: You better get out of here while you still can.
Trunks: So you can gang up on my friend again?
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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

For the Toonami broadcast, all blood is cut or censored. See more »


Edited into The History of Trunks Abridged (2015) See more »


Through Her Eyes
Performed by Dream Theater
(Heard in the English version)
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User Reviews

"What was Future Trunks' timeline like?"
24 August 1999 | by Robin-72See all my reviews

This made for TV movie is a classic. The animation is top notch. Better than the series even. It tells what happens to the Z warriors in the future, and why Trunks had to go back in time to save Gokou.

A short summary would be: In the 'alternate' future the androids have killed everyone but Gohan and Trunks(and Master Roshi and Bulma, though they don't play a big role in the movie). Gohan trains Trunks, but Trunks cannot turn Super Saiyan. Gohan doesn't let Trunks fight the androids because he's not a Super Saiyan. Not until Gohans death does Trunks finally turn Super Saiyan.

There are some very emotional scenes, and some great fighting scenes as well. I recommend that if you see a fansub copy to pick it up. It's well worth it. KamehameHAA!

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Release Date:

30 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fuji TV, Toei Company See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby | Mono (original version: voices)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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