Watch the history of Trunks
Bravo!Author: Karuteru from FL, USA
This is a great television special for Dragonball Z (especially for Trunks fans). It goes like this: Two devilish creations of Dr. Gero, (Artificial Humans #'s 18 and 19) begin to cause destruction about the globe. All of the Z senshi step fourth to kill them, but Gohan is the only one who survives. 13 years later, Trunks, the son of Vegeta and Bulma, has had enough, and asks Gohan to train him. I don't want to spoil it, so go get the DVD to find out what happens! I give it 10 stars out of ten!7 out of 7 people found the following review useful:
The best DBZ movie/tv movie.Author: Dark Genius
The "History of Trunks, " was the greatest DBZ movie that i have seen. It had more drama than the normal movie, and that was what made it so great.
Basically it reveals the future in which everyone except Gohan and Trunks have been killed by the Androids, and the two Z-fighters train hard to win the future...6 out of 6 people found the following review useful:
"What was Future Trunks' timeline like?"Author: Robin-72
This made for TV movie is a classic. The animation is top notch. Better than the series even. It tells what happens to the Z warriors in the future, and why Trunks had to go back in time to save Gokou.
A short summary would be: In the 'alternate' future the androids have killed everyone but Gohan and Trunks(and Master Roshi and Bulma, though they don't play a big role in the movie). Gohan trains Trunks, but Trunks cannot turn Super Saiyan. Gohan doesn't let Trunks fight the androids because he's not a Super Saiyan. Not until Gohans death does Trunks finally turn Super Saiyan.
There are some very emotional scenes, and some great fighting scenes as well. I recommend that if you see a fansub copy to pick it up. It's well worth it. KamehameHAA!5 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
The future that never was.Author: emasterslake from United States
Trunks has lived his whole life in fear and chaos as 2 Androids have been killing off the world's population and destroying all major cities. After witnessing so many innocent lives, he must find a way to bring back everything that was lost and irreplaceable.
This is the full story on what Trunk's life was like during the Armegeda of the androids. As it was very little said during the Trunks/Android/Cell Sagas. You see a lot of brief cameos of your favorite characters as well as Gohan who plays a part in this TV special.
Since this takes place in an alternate future, all that you'll see in this TV special won't affect the current time line. Well those who have seen the all the android episodes would know what I mean.
So those who really wanted to know what alternate future of the DBZ world is like can be able to see this on DVD.6 out of 7 people found the following review useful:
A whole different Dragon Ball experience.Author: Zombie-Kermit from Australia
As far as entries in the Dragon Ball universe go, this one is kind of unique. Taking place in the alternate future of Trunks, a world torn apart by the merciless Artificial Humans, where almost all the warriors are gone, along with the Dragon Balls, and nearly all hope. Only two warriors remain, Gohan, now a grown man, continuing the legacy of his father, and Trunks, the teenage son of Vegeta and Bulma, who is training in hopes of becoming a Super Saiya-jin.
What makes this movie truly unique in terms of the Dragon Ball franchise, is that death has a lot more meaning here. The majority of the time in the series, when a character dies, it's kind of hard to get emotional about it, because you know as long as the Dragon Balls are around, they will likely be all right in the end. This fantastic TV special shows us what would happen without them. There is also no Goku, save for a small scene of him dying from a heart virus at the start.
With a run time of only about 50 minutes, there is not a whole lot of time to go into too much depth, but it definitely tells you the story that it intends in that time, fitting a fair amount of story into it. We get several of most intense fight scenes of the whole series, which probably owes to the short length, since they wasted no time on time filling power up scenes, as the main series often did.
As usual the voice acting (Japanese) is of a high quality, with Nozawa's voice give adult Gohan a newfound maturity, and Takeshi Kusao plays Trunks well. As far as villains go, Artificial Humans #17 and #18 are brilliantly malicious and evil, treating humans as mere toys for their enjoyment. Being a TV Special, the animation is pretty much at the same standard set by the series, not bad in any sense, but far from groundbreaking.
In the end, the special definitely has a lot to offer, and fans of the series should definitely love it. There is plenty of intensity and emotion, and many memorable scenes. The special portrays Gohan in a new light, very different from his usual timid nature, which has seemed to annoy some fans. Despite being a TV special, it remains one of my favourite parts of the series, which is rare for material that hasn't come from Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama. I'd call this one Toei Animation's greatest achievements in the Dragon Ball franchise.2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
A man of solitude, left to defend what he lovedAuthor: double-edge
Future Trunks, my favorite character in the history of the DBZ series is definitely one of the coolest guys i know. So to me, I highly lingered for 'History of Trunks' to come out. When I watched it, to me it seemed a little to fast, they didn't give enough time to soak in emotional and sudden events, don't get me wrong this movie had it's memorable moments, the fights, the emotions, and the history of a man in a crushed world of solitude. It just seemed a bit rushed. I really liked the fact how Gohan and Trunks are the only heroes left to save what's left of the world, I'm not sure, but it makes them look really cool. And Gohan shows a lot of strength in his leadership, his fights, and his choice of words, he even looks cooler than what he looks like in the DBZ series at his age. Overall, this movie was great, but not awesome. Any Trunks fans out there? watch this movie!2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
Great DBZ specialAuthor: Emphinix from New York City
This movie is really cool I rented it about 3 days ago and I couldn't blink and it was so good. And so I learned more about Trunks before he could go to the past to give the antidote to Goku, and see how he defeated Frieza and King Cold.
The music intro is pretty cool because they say Dragon Ball Z with a deep voice. Well I was eating any goodies when I was watching this movie eating burgers and drinking some soda, and the saddest thing about this movie is when one of the main characters die while trying to defeat the Androids 17 and 18.
This movie is the best for Trunks fans, and for those who would like to know more about the history of Trunks before he went to the past to give the antidote to Goku to prevent his death by a virus.
Great DBZ special I give this one a 10/101 out of 1 people found the following review useful: