Dragon Ball Z Special 2: Zetsubou e no Hankou!! Nokosareta Chousenshi - Gohan to Trunks

Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks

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Synonyms: Dragon Ball Z: Resist Despair!! The Surviving Fighters - Gohan and Trunks
Japanese: ドラゴンボールZ・絶望への反抗!!残された超戦士・悟飯とトランク
English: Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks
German: Dragon Ball Z Special 2: Die Geschichte von Trunks
Spanish: Dragon Ball Z TV Especial 2: ¡Resistencia hasta la Desesperación! Los dos Super Guerreros Supervivientes, Gohan y Trunks
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Type: TV Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 24, 1993
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 48 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.791 (scored by 7215972,159 users)
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Ranked: #10082
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Popularity: #1936
Members: 111,832
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It has been thirteen years since the Androids began their killing rampage and Son Gohan is the only person fighting back. He takes Bulma's son Trunks as a student and even gives his own life to save Trunks's. Now Trunks must figure out a way to change this apocalyptic future.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors


Furukawa, Toshio


Tsuru, Hiromi


Miyauchi, Kouhei


Tanaka, Mayumi


Furuya, Toru



Opening Theme

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"Cha-La Head-Cha-La" by Hironobu Kageyama

Ending Theme

"Aoi Kaze no HOPE" by Hironobu Kageyama


Dec 29, 2021
Okay the only reason I went out and found this movie back in when I watched it (I don't really remember when) was because I read somewhere on Wikipedia that the English dub soundtrack used songs from Scenes from a Memory, my favorite album, from my favorite band: Dream Theater. 10/10 soundtrack, I don't care that it doesn't fit the source material at all. So obviously there is some bias there, and that's why this gets a higher grade than a Dragon Ball OVA normally would from me.

I like the idea of the story, and again this was one that was covered in the Legacy ...
Sep 4, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Dragon Ball in an apocalyptic reality where the androids won against the Z warriors, with just two of heroes that still live: Trunks and Gohan.


It's a simple idea, but it sounds very interesting. This movie gives future Trunks a past, a horrible past.
It's very simple, too much I say. Half of it are battles and scenes that are not so important. The plot twist and the reason of Trunks SSJ is predictable, so it hasn't the waited effect to see Gohan dead.
Trunks is bland till he has his transformation, the real star of the first half of the movie is Gohan, who is now ...
Jun 23, 2016
Some bloke ones told me, that the History of Trunks is like a DBZ, mixed with the Last of Us, that's nursed by Terminator, and boy, was he wrong!

Now, don't get me wrong - I gave this movie... well, special, the highest score yet, out of the whole franchise! True, I'm not a fan, and thus my opinion maaay be just a liiiitle bit biased, knowing of how much this franchise hurt me... but still... there're just too many details, and flaws, that keeps reminding me why I'll never gonna be a fan of the series! That aside, what do I think about this ...

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