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

Dragon Ball Z Special 2: The History of Trunks

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English: Dragon Ball Z Special 2: The History of Trunks
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


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, ShounenShounen
Duration: 48 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.721 (scored by 5482154,821 users)
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Ranked: #9862
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Popularity: #1704
Members: 85,294
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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.

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Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

"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
Apr 2, 2020
Diophantine (All reviews)
Opening remarks: It's important to note that this is a TV special, not a film, nor a series of episodes. This means that the writers have to squeeze all the content of the special into 45 minutes. I think that they do this fine, but that this could have been a lot better if made into 3 episodes in the anime or its own film. I won't go into the plot holes, as I'd prefer to view this film in a vacuum, and not question whether it would be different if Goku communicated with Gohan from other world, or if they travelled to New Namek read more
Feb 14, 2021
Bizancio (All reviews)
Excuse me, I'm Spanish and I don't usually write in English. If you want you can read my review in Spanish.

If I regret something about when I was a child, it was not being able to see this special from Dragon Ball Z (1989). It's one of the few times that Dragon Ball Z wasn't doing the same old thing. But let's see what are the merits of this film that, like the Bardock special, manages to separate itself from the rest of films with a recycled scheme.

As the title says, this film tells the story of Trunks before the trip in the time machine. 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

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