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: 7.731 (scored by 4661446,614 users)
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Ranked: #9662
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Popularity: #1589
Members: 73,210
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Tsuru, Hiromi
Tanaka, Mayumi
Miyauchi, Kouhei
Watanabe, Naoko
Tatsuta, Naoki


Koyama, Takao
Kageyama, Hironobu
Theme Song Performance

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

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"Aoi Kaze no HOPE" by Hironobu Kageyama

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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
Oct 20, 2017
Marihyper999 (All reviews)
When I complete this Dragon Ball Z special, I loved it, especially, for everything.

Well, this special is the story of the young man who came from the future, is called, obviously Trunks, a brave boy who risked his life to kill the androids, although there in his story was with his teacher Gohan, that's where Gohan is different from the counterpart of the past, this one irriego his life no matter that his body is completely destroyed, there began the whole drama, which people cried for emotion of the death of Gohan, and even, that Trunks of this alternate time becomes Super Saiyan in its read more

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