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Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks (絶望への反抗!! 残された超戦士・悟飯とトランクス, Zetsubō e no Hankō!! Nokosareta Chō-Senshi • Gohan to Torankusu) is the second Dragon Ball Z TV special. Originally airing in Japan on February 24, 1993, between episodes 175 and 176, the special is based on an extra chapter of the manga series. It depicts an alternate version of the future in which Goku dies from a virus and a teenage Trunks tries to defeat the androids ravaging Earth.

Synopsis

Goku has died of a heart virus, leaving his friends and loved ones behind, but it was a foreshadowing of the horrific events to come. Six months later, the bloodthirsty Android duo attacked the city, and all the Z Warriors (Piccolo, Vegeta, Yamcha, Tien, Chiaozu, Krillin, and Yajirobe) were killed. In this dark future, Gohan and his student Trunks are the last defense against these deadly killing machines.


Dubbing History[]

The Special was first dubbed by FUNimation in 2000, being released on VHS and DVD the same year. The DVD featured a new soundtrack by American rock bands, such as Dream Theater and Bootsy Collins with Buckethead, along with a score done by Dale Kelly, Andy Baylor and Mark Akin. It premiered on Toonami on September 12, 2003 as part of a month-long event called "DBZ Movies," during which a Dragon Ball Z feature aired every Friday.

In 2003, AB Groupe produced their own dub for European distribution, airing on Toonami in the United Kingdom under the title of Dragon Ball Z: Gohan and Trunks.

As with what was done with the series itself, FUNimation went back to their dub of the specials and remastered their dub for them as well. They cleaned up certain performances, and replaced certain voices, namely Mark Britten with Kyle Hebert as Ox-King. It was released together with Bardock - The Father of Goku on DVD and Blu-Ray in 2008, with the option to watch to the dub with the original score by Shunsuke Kikuchi.

Speedy Video also released a VCD of this special, subtitled The History of Trunk, but it is uncertain which language audio the disc uses.

Cast[]

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor
FUNimation AB Groupe
Original Remastered
TrunksDBSpecial2
TrunksSSJDBSpecial2
Trunks Takeshi Kusao Eric Vale Doug Rand
TrunksbabyDBSpecial2 Hiromi Tsuru
(baby)
Stephanie Nadolny Jodi Forrest
GohanDBSpecial2
GohanSSJDBSpecial2
Gohan Masako Nozawa Dameon Clarke David Gasman
GohanchildDBSpecial2 Stephanie Nadolny
(young)
Jodi Forrest
(young)
BulmaDBSpecial2 Bulma Hiromi Tsuru Tiffany Vollmer Sharon Mann
Android17DBSpecial2 Android 17 Shigeru Nakahara Chuck Huber Doug Rand
Android18DBSpecial2 Android 18 Miki Itō Meredith McCoy Sharon Mann
VegetaDBSpecial2 Vegeta Ryō Horikawa Christopher Sabat Doug Rand
KrillinDBSpecial2 Krillin Mayumi Tanaka Sonny Strait Sharon Mann
RoshiDBSpecial2 Master Roshi Kōhei Miyauchi Mike McFarland Ed Marcus
Chi-ChiDBSpecial2 Chi-Chi Naoko Watanabe Cynthia Cranz Sharon Mann
Ox-KingDBSpecial2 Ox-King Daisuke Gōri Mark Britten Kyle Hebert Paul Bandey
OolongPuarDBSpecial2 Oolong Naoki Tatsuta Brad Jackson David Gasman
PuarDBSpecial2 Puar Naoko Watanabe Monika Antonelli Sharon Mann
Narrator18DBSpecial2 Narration Jōji Yanami Dale D. Kelly Kyle Hebert Ed Marcus

Video Releases[]

Distributor Year Format Dub Region Country
FUNimation Entertainment 2000 VHS FUNimation NTSC United States United States
DVD 1
NTSC
2008*
Bluray fontlogo 3 A
DVB-T
  • released in double pack with Bardock - The Father of Goku

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