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: 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: 7.741 (scored by 6287462,874 users)
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Ranked: #10032
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Popularity: #1791
Members: 97,047
Favorites: 151

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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)


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Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Aoi Kaze no HOPE" by Hironobu Kageyama

Feb 5, 2008
-FlameHaze- (All reviews)
This is a pretty good movie, if you watched Dragonball, Dragonball Z or Dragonball GT, you must be a fool to not watch this atleast once.

In the future of Dragonball Z in th alternate world, where Goku dies from the heart disease and there are few survivors including Trunks and Gohan. This movie got me very close to tears midway through, and i felt I could really connect with how the characters was feeling. This is why this is my favourite Dragonball Z movie, there seems to have been alot more effort put into this movie.

The animation quality of this movie for me seemed read more
Jul 4, 2015
Luquillo (All reviews)
Here we go, the last DBZ film that I would consider to be really good. As a matter of fact, it's my favorite of the 13 movies and I think it's better than the first special. Plus, it doesn't feel like a chore to watch at all. This movie does several things right which sets itself far away from most of the redundant pack. It almost feels like a different animal.

The History of Trunks is normally referenced along side Bardock: The Father of Goku. Besides being a special feature along with the aformentioned movie, the reason for me is the similarities between the two. This read more
Nov 13, 2014
literaturenerd (All reviews)

Since I reviewed the 2011 Bardock 2, considered the worst DBZ special, now I will review what is arguably the best DBZ special: History of Trunks! Can something as silly and lighthearted as DBZ pull off tragedy?! Well...it sort of can actually. I am not saying this is Clannad or anything, but when I watched this at 12 years old, it was depressing as SHIT!


I bought the VHS in the year 2000, when it first came out in the US. As mentioned before, I was 12 at this time. Obviously this is a highly nostalgic review for me, so someone seeing this for the read more
Dec 3, 2020
Zangetssu (All reviews)
Probably the most emotional and beautiful film in the DBZ unverse. No other film has been drawn with so much energy and depth of character. The viewer, usually a Dragonball fan, is immediately thrown in at the deep end in the first scenes, unexpectedly without any warning. The course of the movie is full of tension and action. As a fan while watching this masterpiece, you are really feverish sharing the same hopes as the z fighters do, hoping as you do in every Dragonball fight, but this movie is different than the rest. It doesn't follow the same structures of the other DBZ films read more

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