Updated: Dec 31
Now that the Japanese voice actor for Trunks and Future Trunks has appeared on the films cast list can we expect to see Future Trunks return or present Trunks age?
In the final chapters of Dragon Ball Z the epilogue takes place ten years after the fight against Majin Buu. In these final chapters both Trunks and Goten are portrayed in their late teens to early twenties. That said, thus far throughout Dragon Ball Supers Anime and Manga neither Trunks nor Goten have aged whatsoever. When they are seen they are often taking over park ranger duties from Android 17 but only receive minor attention from DBS. Throughout Dragon Ball Super Trunks and Goten have had no signs of aging and no significant role to play in any of the events in the manga and the one anime filler arcthey took part in. However, with new info regarding the upcoming film Dragon Ball Super Hero reported by comicbook.com, that may be coming to an end. Comicbook.com reported that the official website for the new film Dragon Ball Super Hero was updated to include Takeshi Kusao, the Japanese voice actor of Trunks and Future Trunks, to the cast of the film.
With the voice actor of Trunks and Future Trunks added to the voice cast without any promotional images of Future Trunks, who remains one of the franchises most popular characters, the film is likely to portray adolescent versions of Trunks and Goten for the first time prior to their appearance in the finale of Dragon Ball Z. There is another aspect of the Dragon Ball Super Hero trailer supporting the possibility of a time skip having occurred since we last saw the Z warriors in the manga during The Moro Arc. The trailer shows a clearly older Pan than we last saw her. Not only is Pan older, but she also appears to be the same age as she is at the end of Dragon Ball Z.
S0, are you excited to see Dragon Ball Super Hero? Would you like to see Trunks and Goten play a more active role in this film? If so, are you eager to see the teenage versions of these characters as Dragon Ball Super continues? The Dragon Ball mythos is continuing to expand and soon it will have surpassed the time skip presented in the Dragon Ball Z epilogue. Until we can begin to answer these questions, let us all rest assured that one way or another a mature Trunks will appear in this film. Fingers crossed he has a sword!
· ComicBook. “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Adds Another Major Character.” Anime, Comicbook.com, https://comicbook.com/anime/news/dragon-ball-super-super-hero-trunks-casting/.