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Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks (1993)

Dragon Ball Z - Doragon bôru zetto: Zetsubô e no hankô!! Nokosareta chô senshi - Gohan to Torankusu (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

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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Storyline

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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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)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

In the beginning of the movie, there is a girl that has a balloon that has a a drawing of a cartoonish Goku with the words "D.B. S P" on it. See more »

Goofs

The Androids at one point, to Gohan and Trunks, say something along the lines of "you two again?", however at this point they had only fought Gohan and were not familiar with Trunks, yet somehow seem to know who he is. See more »

Quotes

Android 18: [sees Gohan] Oh, look. It's blondie. Except his hair is black today.
Android 17: Of course. He's copying you.
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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

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

Soundtracks

The Dance of Eternity
Performed by Dream Theater
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"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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