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"Aka the "Trunks Special". This is about what would happen (have happened?) to the world if Trunks hadn't gone back in time to save Goku and warn the others of the coming of the Androids. (Alternate timelines can be so confusing!) Gohan, who is the last living Z-Warrior, realizes that he can not defeat the androids and begins training a young Trunks. I have only seen the Japanese version, so far, but I know that all Trunks and Gohan lovers will want this one. It has some really heart-wrenching moments in it."
mtllcARMS | 11/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What can I say, I'm an avid Trunks fan through and through. I asked for this video last year for my birthday and I literally cried when my mom told me she didn't buy it. I saved for a month straight to afford it and ran home eagerly clutching it, annoying my mom to all ends. I watched immediately (of course), and fell in love again with his utmost kawaiiness, Trunkie-chan! I had just become a fan of DBZ in September and this sparked my love for the lavender haired bishonen even more. I personally thought this was MUCH better than the Bardock special although I thought that one was pretty good. But heck I'm biased because I love Trunks! ^_^; I was crying near the end of this, it's so sad, you feel really bad for Trunks when you know all he went through, it explains a lot that the stuff they show us on Toonami doesn't. Set in Mirai Trunks's timeline, we start off when Goku dies and all the Z fighters reactions. We go ahed in time and see the androids blowing stuff up when Trunks is about 13. The movie's mainly about Trunks, Gohan, Bulma, and the other ALIVE characters and how much their lives have been ruined by the androids. It gets very emotional, especially the climax. At the end we see the Mirai as we know him in the series being beaten up by the androids. His mom convinces him to travel back in time to save the past and Bulma's goodbye.
*Trunks waves, smiling* "Goodbye! I love you!"
"I LOVE YOU TOO TRUNKS!"
"If ONLY you knew how much...""Oh dear... He's in your hands now Goku..." *It then shows clips from Trunks showing up to Android #17 and #18's first appearance.*
I didn't mention this, but it has AWESOME music too...
I DEFINATELY recommend it for any fan of DBZ or Trunks, I gurantee you'll love it!"
If you are a fan of DBZ, get a hold of this dvd if you can!
mtllcARMS | Mission, TX United States | 09/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This dvd is mainly for the widestream American fans of DBZ. If you watched the series,(like so many), on Cartoon Network, it left out alot of story. There is a huge mystery as to where exactly trunks came from, how bad it really was, and how devistating the androids really were. Believe me, any questions you may of had, are definetly answered here in this dvd. The story starts off explaining the "real" story line to Dragon Ball Z, as to where Goku gets infected with a radical new strain of virus, which affects super saiyans. He passes away, and six months after that, the androids show up, and start destroying everything. Vegeta, Krillin, Yamcha, Tien, Chizazu, and Piccillo all fell to the androids awesome power. (excuse me if I misspelled any of their names) All that were left was Trunks, and Gohan. I don't want to give away any more, so just to sum it up (for those who actually saw the series), alot of fighting and battling, and then he decides to travel to the past to give Goku the antidote, and to warn him of the dangers to take place in 3 years from that point. Watch the dvd, and really see something. I still like to watch it even though I have seen it a couple dozen times. The one last thing that you must know, is the two languages play a key role in this dvd. If you play the english edition, it is good enough to make you understand exactly what is going on, but if you REALLY would like to know the true story, watch it in its original japanese edition. There you will see a different story all together. :) thanks for listening(reading). ENJOY!!!"
The future that never was, and the future that never will be
Dante Bathory | Cretinville | 12/15/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Chances are, if you're reading this review, you're a DBZ fan. And chances are, if you're a DBZ fan, you know of Trunks, the purple-haired pretty boy, and offspring of Vegita and Bulma. Trunks comes into the main DBZ story right at the end of the Frieza saga: he's from the future, an ugly future that is overrun by the two all-powerful androids, 17 and 18. They've killed off all the Z fighters (sans Goku, who fell victim to a mysterious heart virus before the androids came about) and the world lives in fear. This is the history of the future Trunks, and even though those who've seen DBZ already know what will happen, it's still a fairly good 48-minute DVD. The story is, admittingly, lacking (not only is this feature short, but it's, well, DBZ) and the fighting scenes aren't on the same level as some of the epic brawls in the main story, but the animation is solid, and FUNImation -- gasp! -- actually handled the video transfer well: everything looks extremely smooth; no grain, no jumpy screens, no rainbow. The dub is, as you'd guess, completely botched: dumbed down script, voice actors don't even fit their characters, and heinous music playing throughout nearly every scene (Slaughter, anyone?) -- simply put, the Japanese version has been mangled. There's also a lack of extras, but this is FUNImation, after all, so I guess it's my fault for actually expecting something good out of them. Still, The History of Trunks is a neat feature for DBZ fans -- Trunks fans especially -- with its surprisingly touching scenes, excellent video quality, good fighting sequences, and interesting take on a "What if?" world, but it won't win any new fans over."
The story we wanted to see
Dante Bathory | 09/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have seen the japaneese version so i can tell you this story is in the future when android 17 & 18 managed to defeat the earth special forces. It is the story of truks training with gohon, gohons death and his trip back in time. It features amazing battles between him and the androids. One of the best DBZ movies ever. Irecommend it to any fan."