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: 7.781 (scored by 7084570,845 users)
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Ranked: #10102
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Popularity: #1921
Members: 109,884
Favorites: 178


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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


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


Feb 5, 2008
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 ...
May 6, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Do you want to see the good guys get beaten up and destroyed and crushed with not a chance of victory for over 40 minutes? Then I've got the story for you!

I mean, it's alright, it's just not exactly the most rewarding story since it's completely pointless when the show itself establishes everything this movie much more succinctly. And this is Dragon Ball Z we're talking about; ain't nothing succinct about this show.

Sadly, the fact that Trunks's origin story was pretty well-covered in the show itself renders this superfluous. Unlike the other TV special with Burdock, the Trunks special adds no new backstory and exists ...
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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