Dragon Ball Kai

Dragon Ball Kai
Voice Directors: Christopher Sabat, Rawly Pickens (Temporary)

US Premiere: May 24, 2010
US Conclusion: Ongoing
US Home Media: May 18, 2010
Japan Premiere: Apr 05, 2009
Japan Conclusion: Jun 28, 2015

Seasons: 2
Episodes: 159

Animation Studio: Toei Animation

Popularity: 59th All Time, 161st This Week

Franchise: Dragon Ball
Characters on BTVA: 124
Titled Dragon Ball Z Kai for North America.
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Recurring Roles

Guest Stars

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8000 Saiyans
said at 7:16 AM on Mon Mar 12 2018
 5 Shout Outs!
If the Ocean dub of Kai ever comes out, it'll be very interesting to see how it compares to the Funimation dub.
8000 Saiyans
said at 7:16 AM on Mon Mar 12 2018
If the Ocean dub of Kai, it'll be very interesting to see how it compares to the Funimation dub.
Shaun Ince
said at 8:51 PM on Fri Nov 24 2017
 3 Shout Outs!
https://youtu.be/xdNDiW2SAhA

According to this interview with Sean Schemmel, he actually finished dubbing Kai Final Chapters in 2016. Even though they were working on the show on & off again, he was busy on tour promoting Resurrection of Freeza that came out in 2015. Everyone else had more or less finished dubbing it back in 2015. Schemmel was the only one who hadn't finished dubbing it at the time.
Shaun Ince
said at 2:23 PM on Sun Nov 19 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
The two roles that Dameon Clarke did in Z, South Kai & Killa which were replaced by Jason Douglas, I can say without a doubt that Jason is a massive improvement. He's much more natural than Dameon in those roles.
Abdullab
said at 3:58 PM on Sun Nov 19 2017
@Shaun Ince don`t forget he did a great job at replacing brad jackson as king cold too
Shaun Ince
said at 10:32 PM on Wed Nov 22 2017
@Abdullab I know. But I wanted to focus on those two characters in particular.
8000 Saiyans
said at 2:49 PM on Fri Oct 27 2017
The DBZ Kai Funimation dub is pretty good, although I have to admit that I'm not a fan of Tien, Chi-Chi, Recoome, Master Roshi, Ox-King, Android 16, Yamcha, Jeice and Majin Buu's voices.
8000 Saiyans
said at 4:05 PM on Fri Oct 27 2017
@8000 Saiyans Oh, and I still don't like King Kai's voice. Schemmel has improved a lot as Goku, but as King Kai he's just getting worse.
Abdullab
said at 4:18 PM on Fri Oct 27 2017
@8000 Saiyans join the club. I actually like Schemmel`s King Kai but I understand why a lot of people hate it
8000 Saiyans
said at 12:01 AM on Sun Oct 29 2017
@Abdullab I'm glad you understand.
Shaun Ince
said at 7:39 AM on Thu Jul 20 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
So, anyone here seen the scene where Vegeta admits Goku is better than him in the Kai dub? Assuming you've watched any Kai clips on YouTube that is.
Abdullab
said at 8:29 AM on Thu Jul 20 2017
@Shaun Ince ive seen the kai dub fully and i thought the scene was really done well, all the actors did great jobs and patrick really hit it home with the writing,
i just wish sabat would give him a credited role perhaps in super where there is a big tournament of surival going on.
Shaun Ince
said at 6:28 PM on Tue Jul 4 2017
 4 Shout Outs!
Interestingly enough, I'm actually more invested in the dub of Kai than I am with Dragonball Super. Might have to do with the fact that the Buu arc in Kai was what I was anticipating most of all. Also I think the cast in Kai were essentially at their peak. Monica Rial nails Bulma's more subtle moments really well. Colleen Clinkenbeard got better as Android 18. Rick Robertson who returned to voice Dabura was excellent. Same with Duncan Brannan as Babidi. I won't spoil it for anyone else that hasn't seen it, but anyone that has been enjoying the dub so far, will definitely enjoy it once it gets later into the Majin Buu stuff.
Abdullab
said at 10:53 PM on Tue Jul 4 2017
@Shaun Ince not to mention the fact that the kai buu arc was on hiatus for almost half a decade.

i also agree rial is doing a great job with bulma as well, she really nailed her crying scene of the infamous goku tells evryone gohan and vegeta are dead .i genuinely feel sorry for bulma whereas volmer and ocean made my ears bleed in that scene.

happy collen got to potray 18 post android saga, it really shows how she can potray 18`s good nature after her marriage with krillin while McCoy is back, its nice knowing collen got a chance to complete her z story with 18.

rick for a guy who only has 4 roles to his name excluding reprisals, its not an easy feat to beat scott mcneil in a voice compare by a huge landslide, its really a bummer dabura got killed early on .
gohan18Kai
said at 10:09 PM on Tue Jul 11 2017
@Shaun Ince
I agree with you, Kai was very important to me, but this love all I feel for the dub of Kai is all thanks to Colleen Clinkenbeard, because until 2009 I was not much fan the American dub of Dragon Ball, but from moment that I hear Colleen's voice on Gohan (Kid /Teen) and Android 18 in the Raging Blast 02 game, my opinion has completely changed. Colleen is my favorite voice actor and hearing her voice in my favorite characters was a very happy moment in my life, I hope she stays in Gohan's voice for a long time yet. I am currently sad that I do not hear 18 in Super with her voice, but deep down in my heart I have the hope of one day she returns for the voice of 18. In 2011, I became a fan of Kara Edward, Laura Bailey, Eric Vale, Monica Rial and Kyle Hebert, Chris Ayres and Sonny Strait, they are amazing, I really admire them.
Truesonic
said at 1:48 PM on Tue Jun 27 2017
 1 Shout Out!
There seems to be an error with the recent credits. They're crediting Alexis Tipton as Trunks when it should actually be Laura Bailey. Laura Bailey voices Trunks in Kai, so it's likely just an error.
Shaun Ince
said at 6:11 AM on Wed Jun 28 2017
@Truesonic Maybe. Though if it turns out to not be a credits mistake, then that would mean that Alexis Tipton replaced Laura Bailey as Trunks much earlier than we expected. Might be worth asking Sabat or Alexis herself.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:21 AM on Wed Jun 28 2017
@Shaun Ince

It is just a mistake. Alexis is the Trunks half of Gotenks because the voice was too much for Laura to do. Trunks himself is always Laura in Kai.
Abdullab
said at 7:31 AM on Wed Jun 28 2017
@Shaun Ince @Truesonic I think Alexis took over because a hint is given with the Cell scene for final chapters, when Clarke doesnt voice Cell they get Travis to voice him but instead they used Jim Foronda
Shaun Ince
said at 8:23 AM on Wed Jun 28 2017
@NCZ Ah I see. Thanks for clearing that up. This was something I had been wondering for a while since I watched both Parts 2 & 3 of Kai Final Chapters. At least we know now.
Shaun Ince
said at 8:26 AM on Wed Jun 28 2017
@Abdullab Dameon Clarke being replaced in Kai Final Chapters is completely different. It's likely that they didn't think it was worth bringing Travis or Dameon back to do just one line & most likely, they could have been busy. So they used someone else from FUNi's talent pool that was readily available.
Abdullab
said at 8:46 AM on Wed Jun 28 2017
@Shaun Ince i guess youre right, though im really surprised they went with jim while he dosent sound like clarke i thought its a good cell. i always thought if clarke or travis couldnt voice cell they would give it to final chapters writer patrick seitz.
Shaun Ince
said at 5:56 PM on Tue Jun 6 2017
 1 Shout Out!
You know, it's probably going to be around July time when the last 20 something episodes of the Kai dub end up leaking online somewhere. I don't even think the Toonami airing so are that far into it yet.

I guess that's more convenient for me, seeing as I can't watch the Kai dub legally(at least for now) & will have to wait a few months for the Blu-Ray sets to come out.

Man do I long for the days of having an anime block in the UK again. Sadly, we aren't so lucky :(
Abdullab
said at 3:02 AM on Wed Jun 7 2017
@Shaun Ince too bad masakox says that every anime centric channel gets cancelled after 6 months but they could try atleast a dubbing streaming service.
Scrappy-Fan92
said at 3:23 PM on Fri Jun 2 2017
 5 Shout Outs!
Funimation's dub is proof of why anime licensors should fight for reprisals whenever possible. It's glorious hearing old actors with new tricks.
Abdullab
said at 7:13 AM on Thu May 18 2017
 4 Shout Outs!
since we are a month away when you can get kai the final chpater part 3 (final) on blu ray and whatever, I just want to thank funi for a great job on this series.

when this first came out we were like oh rehashing the same story but shorter but funi saw it as an oppurtinity to help redo their mistakes on the original and gave a proper english adaptation of the series.

sagas that they did poorly were now done excellent, sagas that were done excellent were done to perfection but not just the writing staff but the vas have to be given credit as well.

when they worked on it they were serious noobs but now they are more experienced and give their characters a proper potrayl and while there were some major recasts they proved to be excellent and some of them surpassed the original.

granted the completion of the series dub took longer than expected but it was worth it while this series is over we still have plenty of super to fill us on and kai goodbye.
Abdullab
said at 8:56 AM on Wed May 17 2017
 4 Shout Outs!
remember when i said that the ssj3 transformation scene will suck without the falconer music, i take it all back, Kai breaking nostalgia glasses and shows u true DB since 2009
HylianBelmont
said at 2:36 PM on Tue Jun 27 2017
@Abdullab Glad to see you appreciate Kai more!

However, some of the Faulconer music is still lit though https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytFTkjDBozo
Abdullab
said at 7:24 AM on Wed Jun 28 2017
@HylianBelmont yeh i have always loved kai more, the thing is final chapters was on hiatus for so long i thought it was never coming out so i had to use the original seasons 7-9 as closure

ive said some stuff in this page im not proud of takhato101,falconer, that one about sabat but it takes one person to remind me to take a relook and realiase my mistake
HylianBelmont
said at 12:28 PM on Sun Jul 2 2017
@Abdullab I can quite understand that feeling admittedly, I've actually said some things about the older dubs/their VAs, and fans of those specific dubs that I'm actually not proud of myself (not particularly on this site though, I think) and I'm glad I realised how counter productive generalising some people as "nostalgia blinded idiots" actually is, haha.
Abdullab
said at 2:38 PM on Tue May 2 2017
 1 Shout Out!
While I love Kai, I always wondered why nadolny got replaced, i know why every actor got replaced except her.

the only thing thing i got was she and sabat had a falling out and even that is just a rumor
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 3:21 PM on Tue May 2 2017
@Abdullab Sabat cited "creative differences"; ergo they had different perspectives on either the finances or the characterization of the show & production. & it's personal enough that it's not really our business. I feel that's enough of an answer for me, at least.
Abdullab
said at 3:26 PM on Tue May 2 2017
@huzaifa_ahmed well creative differences is a good enough reason so ill take it.
gohan18Kai
said at 7:07 AM on Wed May 3 2017
@Abdullab I love the voice of Young Goku with Stephanie, but for Gohan (Kid, Teen) Colleen is the best.
Abdullab
said at 7:56 AM on Wed May 3 2017
@gohan18Kai yeh it took time but yeh collen did make a very good gohan
Morgil
said at 9:38 PM on Sat Jun 3 2017
@Abdullab
I heard Stephanie's Goku very briefly during the prologue to the extended edition of Battle of the Gods, but that may have just been some old archival audio of her screaming.
Abdullab
said at 4:31 AM on Sun Jun 4 2017
@Morgil its actually old audio
Shaun Ince
said at 5:19 AM on Sun Apr 30 2017
 1 Shout Out!
Here's some info regarding the Buu Saga of Kai. Part 1 was released a couple days ago. Part 2 & 3 are coming out in May & June.
Abdullab
said at 7:28 AM on Sun Apr 30 2017
@Shaun Ince man wow that was quick than again one of the positives of kai was removal of uncessary filler to make the show run faster.

i liked the fact they got patrick seitz to write an episode or two for kai yet he has to voice an actual character in the series excluding xenoverse games then again there is always the universe surival arc.
Abdullab
said at 6:06 PM on Wed Jun 28 2017
@Abdullab scrath that he was the script writer for final chapters but still an excellent job.
Shaun Ince
said at 7:39 PM on Wed Jun 28 2017
@Abdullab Patrick Seitz started doing script adaption for the Kai dub back in 2011-2012 during the Cell arc.
Abdullab
said at 8:49 PM on Wed Jun 28 2017
@Shaun Ince i didnt know he wrote that arc also, sabat should really give him a credited role, i thinks its been long overdue and super has plenty of new characters popping
Shaun Ince
said at 8:13 PM on Wed Apr 12 2017
 1 Shout Out!
Another trailer for the Final Chapters DVD's got released yesterday right off the cusp of Part 1 being released this month. Part 2 starts from the Goku & Majin Vegeta fight & probably ends with Gotenks & Buu fights. As to how far it goes into it, they don't make it all that clear in the trailer.

I know it's going to take a while for the Final Chapters to hit Region 2, though I might have to import from Madman Entertainment when it becomes available there. Even though it's from Australia, it's still part of Region 2.
Arian
said at 6:39 PM on Wed Apr 12 2017
 1 Shout Out!
Taking the advice of a friend of mine, I would like to bring to the attention of all of you a petition I have going for Ocean Kai.

https://www.change.org/p/michelle-mcteague-put-dragon-ball-kai-on-the-air-in-canada

It only takes a minute (or less than) to sign and show your support, so I recommend you do so if you want this to happen.

If we get the right amount of signatures, I will personally contact Corus Entertainment and present this to whomever I can to get Kai on the air in Canada.

Thank you for listening.

-Arian
Shaun Ince
said at 11:09 AM on Mon Mar 27 2017
 1 Shout Out!
I took a listen to Spopovich in the Kai dub. Andrew Chandler has changed the voice. A massive difference compared to his voice from the dub of Z.
Kioea
said at 6:10 AM on Mon Apr 17 2017
@Shaun Ince Speaking of changes, Killa now sounds a lot more credible. I'm glad he's being played straight now, it's a huge improvement over Dameon Clarke's version.
Shaun Ince
said at 10:01 AM on Mon Apr 17 2017
@Kioea Yeah they changed his voice actor. Infact Jason Douglas has taken over 2 roles formerly voiced by Dameon Clarke. South Kai & Killa.
Abdullab
said at 1:11 AM on Mon Mar 27 2017
 1 Shout Out!
Although Kai is awesome, we can all agree that the ssj3 transformation scene will suck without that falconer music
HylianBelmont
said at 1:59 AM on Mon Mar 27 2017
@Abdullab Eh... I'm sure someone will do a video combining the two, like they did with the first Super Saiyan transformation haha.
Abdullab
said at 9:19 AM on Mon Mar 27 2017
@HylianBelmont you got a point
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 9:32 AM on Mon Mar 27 2017
@Abdullab "We can all agree" ...Ooh, I *think we will find there are many who would take issue with that statement...*
Abdullab
said at 9:40 AM on Mon Mar 27 2017
@huzaifa_ahmed i didnt mean like that, granted falconer productions were hired because of how funi treates japanese ost at that time but you have to admit, we got a little goosbump when that music played in that scene
Shaun Ince
said at 11:03 AM on Mon Mar 27 2017
@Abdullab I have to disagree with that. The Faulconer score got better in the Buu arc, but there are some scenes where the music just doesn't fit. Then again, I'm someone that's against replacement scores in general, and not everyone feels the same way.
Abdullab
said at 11:09 AM on Mon Mar 27 2017
@Shaun Ince good point though im not a big fan of music replacements myself but my god the music in that scene my opinion was just so good otherwise falconer productions original score i mean i cant remember a silent scene in the original z dub
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 3:43 PM on Mon Mar 27 2017
@Abdullab oh yeah, dude, just playin ;) Wasnt saying your opinion's invalid, just pointing out opinions regarding replacement score (& specifically ones like DBZ's where it was intentionally produced to to heavily alter the tone of the show's presentation).
Abdullab
said at 4:06 PM on Mon Mar 27 2017
@huzaifa_ahmed good to know
Shaun Ince
said at 9:21 AM on Tue Apr 4 2017
@Abdullab Speaking of the SSJ3 transformation that we'll be seeing in the Kai dub, I hope the approach Schemmel took for it was similar to how it was in Fusion Reborn where the screaming wasn't looped several times. Though in the movies case it was shorter and Schemmel screamed for almost a minute with few breaks. The original dub of Z got somewhat more tolerable when it came to the Buu Saga, but they were capable of so much better. And we're seeing that in the Kai dub right now.
Abdullab
said at 9:48 AM on Tue Apr 4 2017
@Shaun Ince You got that right Kai is definetly an improvement
Shaun Ince
said at 6:28 PM on Sun Mar 26 2017
 3 Shout Outs!
12 episodes into the Final Chapters of Kai & I'm very impressed with the dub so far. Since we're getting into the stuff with Dabura, Babidi & Majin Buu, it's going to be very interesting to see how they'll handle these scenes again, with much stronger voice direction & more accurate dialogue. I'm pretty excited. Anyone else feel the same way?
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 8:52 PM on Sun Mar 26 2017
@Shaun Ince Yeah. Dabra is easily amongst my favorite voices in FUNi's dub. I feel it's one that doesnt get nearly enough praise.
Shaun Ince
said at 10:59 AM on Mon Mar 27 2017
@huzaifa_ahmed I did see a trailer for the DVD of Kai Final Chapters, & there is a small sample of both Dabura & Babidi's voices in the trailer. Duncan Brannan is definitely confirmed, and I believe it's the same with Rick Robertson. In America, the DVD comes out towards the end of April and goes from episode 99 to 121. That's what I read on FUNIMATION's website.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 3:58 PM on Mon Mar 27 2017
@Shaun Ince FWIW, while we're on this subject, I just wanted to point out that "Dabra" is a reference to "Abracadabra" as Babidi & his crew are magus/wizard-type characters. I forget what the exact Japanese wording & context of the meaning was, but it's something like that.

Also on that topic: Bibbidi->Bobbidi->Boo. Dat Toriyama humor ftw.
Shaun Ince
said at 4:06 PM on Mon Mar 27 2017
@huzaifa_ahmed Yup.
Shaun Ince
said at 11:57 AM on Sun Feb 26 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzdsEsbkbic

Here is the fake Cell Games reenactment from Kai. This one has the TeamFourStar voices in it. Strange thing is, in the version that aired on Adult Swim they used old dub footage.
Shaun Ince
said at 12:34 PM on Sun Feb 26 2017
@Shaun Ince News just in. Sabat explained the reason why they couldn't use the version with Team Four Star voices. Legal issues. TOEI is not on very good terms with TeamFourStar & airing the version with their voices would seem like an endorsement of TeamFourStar. So to avoid any lawsuits, they reused old dub footage on the Adult Swim airing of the episode
Kioea
said at 3:43 PM on Sun Feb 26 2017
@Shaun Ince Oh, man, that's too much! Is that Kaiser finally getting his shot as "Cell?"
Shaun Ince
said at 5:12 PM on Sun Feb 26 2017
@Kioea Yeah I believe so. Also the other voices are as obvious as they get. Lawrence Simpson(MasakoX) as Fake Goku, Nick Landis(Lanipator) as Fake Piccolo & Vegeta. And last but not least Curtis Arnott (Takahata101) as Fake Mr Satan.
HylianBelmont
said at 6:14 AM on Mon Feb 27 2017
@Shaun Ince I laughed so much at this version, not going to lie XD
Ghosty404
said at 11:59 AM on Mon Feb 27 2017
@Shaun Ince Where did Sabat say that..?
rosebr10
said at 12:02 PM on Mon Feb 27 2017
@Shaun Ince
Don't forget Krills at the end with the plug. From what I've read, that's the only part that survived the cut in the broadcast (naturally).
Shaun Ince
said at 8:14 AM on Tue Feb 28 2017
@Ghosty404 I got my sources mixed up. Though I've been hearing from sites like Kazenshuu that usually have very reliable sources & inside knowledge that they couldn't use the TFS version for legal reasons. And when you take into consideration how TOEI is still on bad terms with TeamFourStar, they would be pissed off that their greatest enemy to appeared in FUNimation's dub of Kai. Though TOEI was all well & good with letting them butcher their old dubs because it still made them money. But that's a whole other issue which I don't believe is all that comparable to what happened here with the Cell Games reenactment in the Kai dub.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:20 AM on Tue Feb 28 2017
@Shaun Ince

I mean not only that but it's just common sense. Toei are pretty protective of their series and would rather not tie unlicensed/unofficial stuff to them too closely. Funimation went too far when it came to pushing the envelope with the winks and references and Toei put their foot down.
Shaun Ince
said at 9:59 AM on Tue Feb 28 2017
@NCZ Yeah. Removing the TFS version from the broadcast was a good move. The last thing FUNimation needs is a lawsuit from TOEI for tying TFS to their product.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 4:34 PM on Tue Feb 28 2017
@NCZ "Toei are pretty protective of their series"

I'm sure you mean well with this statement, but I'm not sure I can agree in this context, considering we have umpteen (usually mistranslated/mishandled) English dubs of Dragon Ball specificly, & most of their big series in general have bowdlerized localizations.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:06 PM on Tue Feb 28 2017
@huzaifa_ahmed

Doesn't matter. They had the legal rights. If Toei aren't interested in associating themselves with an unlicensed version of one of their products then it's within their rights not to be.
Shaun Ince
said at 8:58 PM on Tue Feb 28 2017
@huzaifa_ahmed While there are loads of dubs of Dragonball that just aren't up to par in terms of how they were adapted, they didn't sneak in voice talent from a internet parody group that uses their footage. While it can be argued that their use of said content could fall under Fair Use, TOEI Animation just doesn't see it that way. They want to protect their IP & assets so they won't work with them. A fair amount of Japanese companies feel the same way. Compare that to other companies outside of Japan, particularly game developers & publishers that are open to people using their content to share around with people without any ramifications.
WrightWay
said at 3:29 PM on Wed Feb 8 2017
 4 Shout Outs!
Does anyone else think Sean Schemmel's Goku is sounding better than ever in the Buu episodes for Kai? If you listen to the second half here, I feel like it sounds like Sean's managed to perfectly capture the enthusiasm, sincerity, and warmth of Masako Nozawa in the Original Version, while also melding it with his own, unique voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBKw_re2QqQ
Abdullab
said at 6:20 AM on Thu Feb 9 2017
@WrightWay The Buu arc is where Sean gets to shine as goku hell even when the buu dub came out in the original z that is when fans started to accept sean as goku
Ghosty404
said at 4:39 PM on Sun Jan 22 2017
 15 Shout Outs!
-sees the Bang Zoom dub of Super get released properly-

-single tear at the fate of Ocean Kai dub-
Shaun Ince
said at 10:46 AM on Mon Jan 23 2017
@Ghosty404 "sad violin music".
Diagla554
said at 2:10 PM on Tue Feb 21 2017
@Ghosty404 I don't know why people are surprised. The ocean dub hasn't dubbed anything Dragon Ball related in over 10 years.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:57 PM on Tue Feb 21 2017
@Diagla554

They DID dub it though, that's the thing. It just never got released because god knows why.
GothamRed
said at 3:09 PM on Wed Mar 1 2017
@NCZ It's probably trapped somewhere in the all-consuming Toei legal vortex.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:26 PM on Wed Mar 1 2017
@GothamRed

There are two types of people Toei wants nowhere near them. People who make unofficial parodies of their work, and Canadians.
GothamRed
said at 4:38 PM on Wed Mar 1 2017
@NCZ Takahata and Antfish better watch their steps.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 4:26 PM on Mon Mar 13 2017
@NCZ World Trigger tho? :D
Shaun Ince
said at 7:15 PM on Tue Mar 21 2017
@NCZ You might be onto something.
HylianBelmont
said at 1:33 PM on Sun Jan 8 2017
 11 Shout Outs!
I'm really loving Kyle Hebert's performance as Gohan so far. He was already good in the role, but his voice sounds a lot more.. earnest this time around? Not quite sure which word I'm looking for but hopefully you all get what I mean.
Shaun Ince
said at 8:54 AM on Sun Jan 8 2017
 7 Shout Outs!
Just got finished seeing the dub of the first episode for Kai: The Final Chapters. One thing I noticed straight away was that Kyle Hebert changed his Goham voice to better fit his age. Which the dub of Kai states as being 16(not 18 in the original Z as well as the original English dubs of Z)

Kara Edwards sounds as good as ever, Duncan Brannan as Sharpner sounds much better. Alexis Tipton as Erasa sounds very good. Practically flawless here. Despite how small her role is in the actual show, it's one of her better better replacement voices for Laura Bailey, perhaps even much better than Bailey was originally in that role.

I think the only thing I'm most anticipated for at least in the Buu arc, is how the most pivital scenes in the Kai dub are going to be handled. The world tournament stuff, Babidi & Dabura, Majin Vegeta & Majin Buu stuff & Goku's SSJ3 transformation.

Oh and also wondering if Colleen is going to change her voice for 18 here. It seemed to go through two different voices throughout the Android Saga/Cell Saga & her Zangya voice cropped up at least when she was flustered/angry. I"ll see how it plays out.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 9:20 AM on Sun Jan 8 2017
@Shaun Ince "(not 18 in the original Z as well as the original English dubs of Z)"

Gohan was always 16, him being 18 was only a dub thing.
Shaun Ince
said at 10:25 AM on Sun Jan 8 2017
@Nightmare Crusher Ah. Thanks for clearing that up.
gohan18Kai
said at 3:54 PM on Sun Jan 8 2017
@Shaun Ince I love Kai: The Final Chapters, I noticed that the dub is so much better. Kyle is much more perfect with Gohan, Kara always perfect, Alexis is being a great replacement of Laura Bailey with both Kid Trunks (Super) and Erasa. I'm looking forward to seeing Colleen's return in the voice of 18. I'm sure she's going to be a lot more perfect.
WrightWay
said at 12:11 PM on Fri Dec 23 2016
 7 Shout Outs!
A significant improvement all around from FUNimation's original take on DBZ in terms of the English dub of Kai: the voice cast sounds a lot more natural and less forced in the roles, and the dialogue/script writing is significantly more faithful than back then, which was a nice surprise- keeping the Japanese score was much appreciated, too. The Dragonball FUNimation Kai dub is all around very professional now, and mostly competent, so a lot of my gripes with previous dubs of Dragonball were alleviated with this one. Doc Morgan's narration also seems a lot more fitting to me than Kyle Hebert's style was, although I didn't mind Kyle's take on it much, either.

That said, I do wish J. Michael Tatum had done a little less "Shakespearean" type dialogue for Zarbon & Vegeta during the Namek Saga dub (and I'm still not pleased with Schemmel's King Kai at all, I can forgive Recoome since he doesn't show up later anyway), but I really liked the voice acting from Schemmel's Goku/Nail, Sabat's Vegeta/Piccolo, Rial came into her own with Bulma by the Cell Saga dub (although I honestly found her Namek Saga dub performance in Kai very annoying), etc. a lot. Kyle Hebert's Gohan has also begun to sound a lot younger and more natural than he did back in the old DBZ dub, so that's nice to hear.
GothamRed
said at 8:57 PM on Tue Dec 13 2016
 6 Shout Outs!
Just a guess, but likely the three actors credited as Flash aliases (Wally West, Bart Allen, and Jay Garrick) Playing the Fake Mr. Satan, Goku, and Cell from the Cell Games reenactment will be members of TeamFourStar. A while back on one of their streams Nick Landis said that in roles where he can't use his real name he uses a flash alias. Could be wrong, but it seems like something they'd throw in.
Shaun Ince
said at 9:29 PM on Tue Dec 13 2016
@GothamRed Yeah, me & Huzaifa werw discussing this on Twitter about who it could be. He came to the same conclusion more or less.
Shaun Ince
said at 6:55 AM on Fri Dec 9 2016
 7 Shout Outs!
So South Kai is going to be voiced by Jason Douglas instead of Dameon Clarke. That's pretty interesting.
The Ear of One
said at 10:09 PM on Wed Dec 7 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
so they finally will air season 2? it took forever but at long last
Shaun Ince
said at 7:41 PM on Wed Dec 7 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
Now here is something I think is on our minds. Do you think they'll bring back Rick Robertson as Dabura? He was actually one of the standouts from FUNimation's dub of Z. He sounded suitably demonic as Dabura.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 8:05 PM on Wed Dec 7 2016
@Shaun Ince I'm sure he'll be back. He always reprises Dabura for the games and his performances have always been sharp.
FUNiman
said at 8:38 PM on Wed Dec 7 2016
@Shaun Ince Rick Robertson is a FUNimation standout period. I think he'll be back, but I will be very upset if he isn't; Rick Robertson deserves way more voice acting roles than he has right now.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 7:45 PM on Thu Dec 8 2016
@FUNiman On that note, Andrew Chandler does as well. I love Christopher Sabat but his Zoro was quite good & I'd definitely not have complained if he voiced him in the series.
Shaun Ince
said at 5:22 PM on Wed May 3 2017
Small update, he did in fact, reprise as Dabura.
Shaun Ince
said at 7:29 PM on Wed Dec 7 2016
I think Alexis Tipton taking over former Laura Bailey roles might become a recurrring theme. I think Erasa is like the fourth character she shares with her now?
Raebo
said at 7:19 PM on Wed Dec 7 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
It's nice to see Laura Bailey up there as Kid Trucks. I like Alexis Tipton and I'm sure she'll do fine in Super, but I couldn't help smiling when I saw Laura Bailey's face beside Trunks.
gohan18Kai
said at 4:48 PM on Fri Dec 9 2016
@Raebo I also smile when I saw the face of Laura Bailey beside Kid Trunks. I'm sure Alexis Tipton will do a great job on Kid Trunks' voice on Super. (^o^)/(^o^)/
Shaun Ince
said at 11:29 AM on Wed Dec 7 2016
 7 Shout Outs!
http://www.funimation.com/blog/2016/12/06/dragon-ball-z-kai-the-final-chapters-heading-to-toonami/?utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=122016-fn-dragonballz-kai&utm_source=Twitter&utm_content=buu-saga-announcement&utm_nooverride=1

FUNi's dub of the Buu Saga of Kai will be airing in January along with Super. It will be taking the midnight time slot. Rejoice everyone :D
gohan18Kai
said at 1:32 PM on Wed Dec 7 2016
@Shaun Ince It was the best news of the day for me (^o^)/ Thank God, Colleen will still continue in the voice of Android 18 on Kai.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 1:46 PM on Wed Dec 7 2016
@Shaun Ince Look at the castings for the fake Cell Games.

Also notice how they haven't mentioned Kid Trunks.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 2:32 PM on Wed Dec 7 2016
@Nightmare Crusher

Wow, has Frank Abagnale been auditioning for Funimation?

Anyway, since Alexis Tipton is specifically credited for Erasa there. Plus Colleen being 18, and not Meredith McCoy. My guess is that this was probably dubbed a long time ago and they had to sit on it for whatever reason. I wouldn't be surprised if it's Laura as Trunks for the Buu saga and they can't mention her in the cast list due to shenanigans.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 2:35 PM on Wed Dec 7 2016
@NCZ I think the first known mention of this dub was during a behind the scenes feature on Battle of Gods. Chris Sabat is directing Kyle Hebert and mentions something about bringing down the pitch compared to Kai IIRC. So this thing has been around for some time.

Good point about Erasa being credited, but not Trunks. Makes me feel a little better about Laura's chances of being in this.
Shaun Ince
said at 2:36 PM on Wed Dec 7 2016
@Nightmare Crusher Hah, Wally West as one of the fake characters. Also no mention of who is voicing Kid Trunks is very interesting indeed. The fact that they listed Trunks as Eric Vale despite Future Trunks not being in the Buu Saga is either an error, or covering up the fact that Laura Bailey could be involved in this portion of the dub.
Shaun Ince
said at 2:48 PM on Wed Dec 7 2016
@Nightmare Crusher They must have been sitting on this for almost 2 years. I remember a podcast that Schemmel had with Kyle Hebert back in 2014 where they'd finished the scene where Gohan had unlocked his hidden potential and was getting ready to fight Super Buu. Quite possible that they could have finished this dub in early 2015.
JF1991
said at 3:17 PM on Wed Dec 7 2016
@gohan18Kai

Probably because recording wrapped up on this before the dub of Battle of Gods & Xenoverse when McCoy returned. Don't overthink it too much.
JF1991
said at 3:19 PM on Wed Dec 7 2016
@Shaun Ince

Vale does voice Trunks again as his older self (present timeline) near the end of the series. Weird how the cast list goes that far ahead unless there's flashbacks of Future Trunks
Shaun Ince
said at 3:47 PM on Wed Dec 7 2016
@JF1991 Yeah, that I'm well aware of. I just found them not listing Laura Bailey as Kid Trunks rather strange. Not only that but Bailey's replacement in Dragonball Super isn't listed as voicing Kid Trunks in the Kai dub either. Which has me wondering if Laura Bailey went uncredited this time around.
gohan18Kai
said at 4:55 PM on Wed Dec 7 2016
@JF1991 What matters to me is that at least in 2017 I'll be happy to hear Colleen in the voice of Android 18 again. (^o^)/
FUNiman
said at 5:33 PM on Wed Dec 7 2016
@Shaun Ince Looks like Funimation is gonna dominate Toonami soon! Hope this doesn't negatively impact HxH's airing.
GothamRed
said at 6:27 PM on Wed Dec 7 2016
@Nightmare Crusher Unless they changed the post, the listing says Laura Bailey as young trunks

http://www.funimation.com/blog/2016/12/06/dragon-ball-z-kai-the-final-chapters-heading-to-toonami/?utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=122016-fn-dragonballz-kai&utm_source=Twitter&utm_content=buu-saga-announcement&utm_nooverride=1
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:28 PM on Wed Dec 7 2016
@GothamRed They changed it. Young Trunks was not listed before.
GothamRed
said at 6:31 PM on Wed Dec 7 2016
@Nightmare Crusher Well guess we got that squared away now.
Shaun Ince
said at 7:27 PM on Wed Dec 7 2016
@GothamRed Sweet.
Shaun Ince
said at 7:57 PM on Wed Dec 7 2016
@FUNiman I hope it doesn't kill off HxH. That being said, having double the Dragonball material is going to double the ratings that Toonami gets most definitely.
GothamRed
said at 8:35 PM on Wed Dec 7 2016
@Shaun Ince I mean they did the same with Naruto and Shippuden for a while and that didn't really knock anything off the schedule
Shaun Ince
said at 7:00 AM on Fri Dec 9 2016
@NCZ I think they were waiting to see if they could get Dragonball Super on TV first. Then they decided, why not release both of them at the same time? Having double the Dragonball material beckons to the older days of Toonami where they had all the Dragonball shows rotating between each other.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:16 AM on Fri Dec 9 2016
@Shaun Ince

I doubt it was Funimation's call. Pretty sure Toei's shrubbery was preventing either from seeing the light of day, independently from each other, and only recently could they get sorted out together.
freezeframe100
said at 3:04 PM on Fri Dec 9 2016
@Shaun Ince

Has that ship already sailed though? The HxH dub isn't bad but it's nothing outstanding. The leads leave a lot to be desired (the supporting roles are doing all the heavy lifting voice-wise). HxH should be averaging at least a million viewers per episode but I wouldn't be surprised if the dub (leads) turned some fans away (Leorio is a lazy Mercer casting, Gon is copy/paste Magi Aladdin and Killua's voice was not a good pick). Though there's always a chance it picks up a lot of viewers once it hits the Chimera Ant arc.
Shaun Ince
said at 3:56 PM on Fri Dec 9 2016
@NCZ That's probably more likely if anything. Damn you Toei lol.
Shaun Ince
said at 9:08 AM on Sat Dec 10 2016
@freezeframe100 While discussing H×H would be better suited for that page, the slow buildup might be causing it to lose viewers.
Shaun Ince
said at 5:30 AM on Sun Jan 15 2017
@NCZ Well, I watched the most recent episode of Dragonball Kai not too long ago. It has Trunks in it. Definitely Laura Bailey. It's not as raspy as it used to be, it's only slightly raspy. Though I have seen some confusion going on, on Youtube where they think Tipton is voicing him in the Kai dub despite no evidence from FUNimation or Sabat that suggests otherwise.
whyofbladez
said at 3:44 PM on Sat Dec 3 2016
Regarding the anticipated Ocean Dub; just watched this interview with Brian Drummond that Geekdom101 did.

And we got confirmation; Brian was Vegeta again
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9Qs5FfhO2Q
GreenGoblin75
said at 4:52 PM on Sat Dec 3 2016
@whyofbladez
Can you put the time where they start talking about Ocean Kai?
whyofbladez
said at 5:01 PM on Sat Dec 3 2016
@GreenGoblin75 Of course, I forgot to put it in my comment. It was at 42:52
GreenGoblin75
said at 5:04 PM on Sat Dec 3 2016
@whyofbladez
Thanks.
Firion2
said at 4:02 PM on Wed Nov 2 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
Dub Buu Saga, funimation.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 5:16 AM on Wed Nov 16 2016
@Firion2 Obviously, they're waiting for TV to get to that. This is a massive show incomparable to almost any other anime.
whyofbladez
said at 10:24 AM on Mon Nov 28 2016
@huzaifa_ahmed Not sure, since it's reaching the end of the Cell Saga now.
The may not be announcing anything and just leaving it a surprise, but I don't know.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 2:09 PM on Mon Nov 28 2016
@whyofbladez I'd imagine they are airing Buu arc quietly, & saving the hype for Super. I mean now we have *two* dubs of Super to look forward to.
GreenGoblin75
said at 2:10 PM on Mon Nov 28 2016
@whyofbladez
It appears they only have three episodes left to air. Hopefully they'll announce it soon.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 8:28 PM on Tue Nov 29 2016
@GreenGoblin75 Sigh...it's GT reruns. I don't even have cable as of yet, but my faith has kind of been invalidated tbh.
whyofbladez
said at 9:56 PM on Tue Nov 29 2016
@huzaifa_ahmed GT, huh?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHP4JtsBnUQ
JRPictures
said at 10:05 PM on Tue Nov 29 2016
@huzaifa_ahmed Care to provide a source on Toonami airing GT after Kai is done. I'm seeing absolutely no evidence of it.
JRPictures
said at 10:10 PM on Tue Nov 29 2016
@huzaifa_ahmed Also Jason DeMarco pretty much confirmed it's not happening: https://twitter.com/Clarknova1/status/803796011835674625?lang=en
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 9:26 AM on Wed Nov 30 2016
@JRPictures I saw Sketch & others' confirmations before, so not news to me (although it was, at the time), but I'm definitely glad that isn't the case.

I'd rather be hopeful of Buu Kai rather than have GT on there, that's for sure. I just wish I could maybe edit that comment somehow.
Shaun Ince
said at 11:30 AM on Wed Dec 7 2016
@huzaifa_ahmed Buu Saga Kai is airing this January. As confirmed by FUNimation. It's airing along with Dragonball Super.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 1:38 PM on Wed Dec 7 2016
@Shaun Ince Been through this on Twitter for awhile, but...*I'm dreaming*. This is really the dream scenario (er, considering the last year or so, & all).

Certainly could be *far, far* worse than this.
Darth Bugs
said at 11:33 AM on Sat Oct 29 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
Also, I'm aware that of the few major re-casts Funimation has done for DBZ Kai, Kid Gohan's has been the most controversial, but I personally think Colleen Clinkenbeard's voice has been more appropriate for both Kid Gohan's age and even his personality.

Stephanie Nadolny sure did have a unique character voice, but I believe she was better suited as Kid Goku's voice due to his more energetic personality and because he was mainly seen as a 12-year-old whereas Kid Gohan's appearances spanned from ages 4 to 11. Now I know Colleen has also replaced Stephanie as Kid Goku's voice, but she hasn't been able to make as big of an impact in the role as Stephanie due to not much demand for Kid Goku-related productions these days.
FUNiman
said at 7:20 PM on Sat Nov 5 2016
@Darth Bugs I agree with you completely. Part of the reason I like the Funimation dub (or even Ocean for that matter) over the sub is because the roles are more unique in that Nozawa doesn't play EVERY Goku related character. That's why I was perplexed when Adult Goku wasn't Stephanie yet Gohan was.

Nadolny will always be Kid Goku to me, but for Kid Gohan I definitely prefer Clinkenbeard.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 5:20 AM on Wed Nov 16 2016
@Darth Bugs Colleen Clinkenbeard from the Kai dub may be more appropriate than Stephanie Nadolny, but she sounds more like a woman than a small child. She may have far better scripts, but she'd be more suited to a character like Chi-Chi if they were ever to need a recast.

Saffron Henderson had the most appropriate English voice for Gohan. Sweet, young, meek, polite, cute (as opposed to "brutal" like the old dub voice). & she *never* sounds grating the way Clinkenbeard can get.

It is also entirely incidental, but it is also a testament to that her performance sounds almost exactly like Masako Nozawa's. Not that important, but definitely something to appreciate.
Darth Bugs
said at 12:02 AM on Tue Jan 24 2017
@huzaifa_ahmed Well I for one think Colleen doesn't make Gohan sound like a girl anymore than Masako Nozawa does as either Gohan or Goku. I doubt no one in Japan has ever complained about Goku being voiced by a woman even as an adult, considering she's been the only voice for Goku and Gohan in the Japanese version unlike all the English dubs.
Darth Bugs
said at 11:06 AM on Sat Oct 29 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
DBZ Kai sure is an improvement over the original. Not only is the lack of filler great, but the English dub is a huge improvement over the original dub both in terms of writing and voice acting. Funimation has really outdone themselves the past several years with their more experienced voice cast and they're greater respect for the Japanese version of both the anime and the new DBZ movies as well.
Ghosty404
said at 11:03 AM on Thu Oct 27 2016
 7 Shout Outs!
So, the Ocean Kai dub is basically lost media now?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:19 PM on Thu Oct 27 2016
@Ghosty404

It's probably sitting there on a hard drive somewhere...
Shaun Ince
said at 7:08 PM on Thu Oct 27 2016
@NCZ All we need now is for someone to leak it online somewhere. It's bound to happen sometime.
Scrappy-Fan92
said at 7:35 PM on Thu Oct 27 2016
@Shaun Ince But if it leaks, does this site qualify it as official material for Voice Compares?
Shaun Ince
said at 6:14 AM on Fri Oct 28 2016
@Scrappy-Fan92 Don't know. Might be better asking the admins that question.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 1:24 PM on Fri Oct 21 2016
 8 Shout Outs!
Trevor Devall was in the Ocean dub. A pity we may never get to hear... uh... whoever he played. He doesn't say.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_snEpBIjhx0&feature=youtu.be&t=23m26s
Fulgore2005
said at 4:26 PM on Fri Oct 21 2016
@Nightmare Crusher Thought he's be a Mr. Satan/Hercule myself.
Shaun Ince
said at 7:13 AM on Tue Oct 11 2016
 6 Shout Outs!
You know the lack of info regarding who commisioned this dub was always a gripe I had when I heard news about it. Other than the leak we had around 6 yeara ago with Kirby Morrow, we had other actors talking about their involvement in said dub(most likely breaking NDA's to get the info out there)

One part of me hopes that this dub isn't dead & buried for good. Ocean got a second chance to improve over their old dub & we all want to hear the fruits of their labor.
Ghosty404
said at 9:52 PM on Mon Oct 10 2016
 10 Shout Outs!
I just wanted to hear Lee Tockar as Frieza..
Shaun Ince
said at 7:06 AM on Tue Oct 11 2016
@Ghosty404 Everyone who was invested and interested in this dub did. Now we may never hear it
:(
Nightmare Crusher
said at 9:00 AM on Mon Oct 10 2016
 10 Shout Outs!
You have to wonder who the hell paid for the Ocean dub in the first place. Someone ponied up the cash for almost a hundred episodes to be dubbed and they've never released it. I have to wonder if my theory about an overly rich super fan with a private collection was actually accurate.

Hopefully some brave soul manages to leak at least part of this thing for the world to hear.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 1:45 PM on Mon Oct 10 2016
@Nightmare Crusher You think maybe a Canadian TV network ordered it the way that TV networks order things?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 1:47 PM on Mon Oct 10 2016
@huzaifa_ahmed To my understanding the problem is that no network would take it. If a station paid for it they would have probably shown it.
MadDude657
said at 6:44 AM on Tue Oct 11 2016
@Nightmare Crusher I hope the same thing doesn't happen with gintama and world triggered... well maybe not gintama since crunchyroll needs a English dub to go with the DVD/Blue ray they promised and world triggered I never know a lot about it but I just hope it doesn't get can as well. Ocean need more anime to dubbed.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 12:52 PM on Tue Oct 11 2016
@MadDude657 Actually, IIRC the dub production for Gintama was for a typical direct-to-home-video dub, it was never intended for TV. I believe CrunchyRoll was originally going to upload it for streaming, but they decided to nix their operation of handling distribution - & anime dubs are just a small part of direct-to-DVD releases, which is why they're so cheaply made - & teamed up with FUNimation to avoid licensing competition (because Amazon & Netflix were much bigger & scarier competition).

This is great for people who prefer dubs or subs - subscribe to one service; however, for dubs, which are unfortunately a smaller part of the situation & can go from B-list to Z-list depending on licensor...this isn't a great situation, as it means that almost *anything* that isn't licensed by Aniplex...will only get a dub with FUNimation's local Flower Mound actors.

* I don't have problems with using that talent pool, to be sure, but a lot of people from there move to LA for bigger work. Ideally we'd use the best that we could afford in LA, with help from Texas. New Generation Pictures or NYAV, with occasional outsourcing to Ocean when affordable.

* This would be the most diverse option available without going extremely overboard, & I'm sure FUNi *could* afford it, seeing as they have a near-monopoly on anime in the West. In fact, one of the things I was *excited* about for CrunchyRoll distributing anime was that they used Ocean *right off the bat* - that automatically adds diversity to the dubbing pool. & in fact the Vancouver VA's were on-paper the *most talented* of all dub VA's.

I am consistently mindblown that FUNi does not seem to diversify & unionize whenever their is a decently-popular show. They haven't produced *one* union dub that wasn't a continuation of a dub that *someone else* paid good money for.

& frankly, it comes off as a little cheap & almost as if dubs are a very minor aspect of their operation - & they shouldn't be.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 12:57 PM on Tue Oct 11 2016
@MadDude657 My point being that I hope to God that the dubs that CrunchyRoll commissioned to Ocean *do* go through.

Hopefully it's far enough along that FUNi doesn't find it an unnecessary expense, & doesn't discard the recorded dub altogether.

& who knows? Maybe that relationship with Ocean continues, & some of their upcoming dubs go union in Vancouver? I'd like it, & I suppose anything's possible, but based on their history I suppose I'm not holding my breath in anticipation.
Shaun Ince
said at 5:45 PM on Sun Oct 9 2016
 6 Shout Outs!
So, word is going around that Ocean's dub of Dragonball Kai is cancelled? Kirbopher aka Chris Niosi confirmed this several hours ago. I'll wait till one of the Ocean dub VA's post a statement until I believe this fully. If it does turn out to be true, that's as damn shame indeed. Everyone wanted to see Ocean's dub DBZ without being held back by Saban & the various scripts edits. Which as we know, was all done in collaboration with FUNimation as well.
Ghosty404
said at 3:24 AM on Mon Oct 10 2016
@Shaun Ince Link to where he confirms it?
Shaun Ince
said at 9:15 PM on Mon Oct 10 2016
@Ghosty404 http://www.kanzenshuu.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=14416&start=3580

There is a whole breakdown of this on Kazenshuu.
Zillah
said at 1:54 PM on Sun Oct 9 2016
 8 Shout Outs!
Ocean Kai is cancelled now? That's a shame, I was really looking forward to seeing how they'd handle it.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:15 PM on Sun Oct 9 2016
@Zillah

The dub was apparently complete despite never being aired. So it was less cancelled and more aborted.
Zillah
said at 6:04 PM on Wed Oct 12 2016
@NCZ That makes it even more disappointing then.
Pan
said at 3:20 PM on Wed Sep 14 2016
 1 Shout Out!
i love this team song! Im stunned that its Vic Monyan sining
Shaun Ince
said at 10:36 AM on Mon Aug 15 2016
OK this I've been wondering every since this page got updated. Was there any confirmation that Tia Ballard was voicing Marron in the Kai dub? Any replies are appreciated
Nightmare Crusher
said at 12:59 PM on Mon Aug 15 2016
@Shaun Ince I've heard that it was during a panel at Animaine 2014. Unfortunately, I can't find a recording of this panel.
Shaun Ince
said at 5:05 PM on Fri Dec 2 2016
@Nightmare Crusher I think she must have broken an NDA when she announced that. I noticed that her involvement in the Kai dub hasn't been brought up again as far as I know.
GreenGoblin75
said at 10:02 PM on Sun Jun 12 2016
I was really surprised when I heard the Wilhelm scream in one of the episodes.
MegaAnimazing
said at 2:16 PM on Wed Jul 6 2016
@GreenGoblin75 Wait what?
GreenGoblin75
said at 2:20 PM on Wed Jul 6 2016
@MegaAnimazing
https://youtube.com/watch?v=9FHw2aItRlw

I heard this sound effect in one of the episodes. Something happened to one of Frieza's henchman and they used this effect
MegaAnimazing
said at 5:15 PM on Thu Aug 18 2016
@GreenGoblin75 I was expecting a scene from an episode, not the scream, I know what the wilhelm scream is.
Shaun Ince
said at 5:43 PM on Thu Aug 18 2016
@MegaAnimazing Type in Wilhelm scream in Dragonball Z Kai and it should be the first result.
The Doctor
said at 8:47 PM on Sun Aug 21 2016
@MegaAnimazing Found it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI9tcvm4qws
King Marth 64
said at 9:35 AM on Tue Feb 23 2016
I just saw Marron is voicing by Tia Ballard in this page, but not the rest of other characters from Funimation dub shows in Buu Saga, but where is the source shows Marron is going to be voicing by Tia since we haven't heard the dub from the Buu Saga revealed yet?
Shaun Ince
said at 6:59 PM on Thu Nov 12 2015
 8 Shout Outs!
This is my favorite version of Z now. FUNimation improved drastically when comparing it to their previous dubs.
DarkWhite
said at 8:45 PM on Sun Oct 18 2015
Do you think they're not dubbing the Buu saga because it'd be a hassle getting some of the main actors (referring to Laura Bailey, Kyle Hebert and Rick Robertson) back who aren't in Texas anymore?
Shaun Ince
said at 8:29 PM on Tue Oct 20 2015
@DarkWhite They've most likely finished dubbing the Buu Saga of Kai by now. Infact a podcast with Sean Schemmel & Kyle Herbert back in late 2014 kinda confirms this. I'll link you a hilight of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zap0G9LUsfg

Schemmel mentions dubbing the scene where Gohan & Goku say goodbye to each other when Gohan is just about to leave for his fight with Super Buu. So if they had already dubbed that far into the Buu Saga of Kai, imagine how far they could have gotten now. It's more or less done at this point.

I think they're gonna wait till Kai's finishes in the Cell saga, & then announce the Buu Saga of Kai on DVD & Blu Ray. Then, not too long afterwards, show the Buu Saga of Kai on Toonami.

Either way, it's best to wait for a response from FUNimation themselves to see whether or not they're bringing it out.

Regarding Laura Bailey & Kyle Hebert, it's definitely not a huge hassle to bring them down to Texas. Otherwise they wouldn't have come back for Xenoverse.
Digifan
said at 10:12 AM on Tue Sep 15 2015
 1 Shout Out!
The french dub is much better than I thought.
It's almost like the Funimation dub.
I love Kid Gohan's voice dubbed by Colleen Clinkenbeard.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 8:24 PM on Sun Sep 13 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Seems that James Beach is also involved in the Ocean dub. Judging by this and the fact that Brendan Hunter is back as Tien, it's safe to say that this is one of those dubs that uses Vancouver and Calgary actors..
http://dbzf.co.uk/topic/8549313/1/
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:54 PM on Sun Sep 13 2015
@Nightmare Crusher
That's awesome to see James might be in the Kai dub but if he isn't playing a blue hair character than I will be immediately disapointed.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 9:00 PM on Sun Sep 13 2015
@Music Meister Given how specific he was about the episode he's probably just a random Namekian or something minor. With any luck he'll turn out to be Zarbon, keeping the blue tradition alive.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:25 AM on Mon Sep 14 2015
@Nightmare Crusher
Yeah, seems like it but a guy can dream.
Also if any Blue Water actor should be Zarbon it should be Brendan Hunter.
Shaun Ince
said at 8:32 PM on Tue Oct 20 2015
@Music Meister His performance as Hisoka would definitely be a great fit for Zarbon.
SmartyBoyboy
said at 3:17 PM on Sat Nov 14 2015
@Music Meister Hmm, I think he could be a good Trunks. I mean hey his mother is blue-haired after all.
SmartyBoyboy
said at 3:19 PM on Sat Nov 14 2015
@SmartyBoyboy I mean James Beach, not Brendan Hunter.
Metabad
said at 3:54 AM on Sun Jan 10 2016
@Shaun Ince I think Brendan Hunter would make for a much better Whis, personally.
Shaun Ince
said at 1:44 PM on Sat Feb 20 2016
@Metabad That's actually not a bad idea. Brendan Hunter does sound like a great choice for Whis.
The Ear of One
said at 11:41 AM on Thu Jul 30 2015
when will Funimation dub the Majin Buu saga? I heard they already recorded it?
but when will it be aired.
yugimon135
said at 9:35 PM on Mon Jul 6 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
Will Laura Bailey return as Trunks?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:41 PM on Wed May 13 2015
 9 Shout Outs!
Every time another voice gets revealed I want too see the Ocean dub more and more. Yet it never comes. T_T
Shaun Ince
said at 6:47 PM on Wed Jul 8 2015
@Nightmare Crusher It's been at least 5 years since Ocean announced it.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:48 PM on Wed Jul 8 2015
@Shaun Ince Ocean never even actually announced it. We only know the dub exists because various voice actors offhandedly mentioned to have worked on it.
Shaun Ince
said at 2:52 PM on Tue Jul 14 2015
@NCZ Sorry for the late response( I didn't get notified for some reason like I usually would if somebody replied to my comment) But yeah you are correct in saying that the various Ocean Group VA's have brought up their involvement in their dub of Kai.
Truesonic
said at 8:43 AM on Tue May 5 2015
I know the Buu Saga is currently airing in Japan but does anyone know if there has been any update on the English Funimation dub?
BCHolbrook
said at 8:46 PM on Tue May 12 2015
@Truesonic I'm actually wondering that too. Maybe they're waiting for Japan to finish their run? :P
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 4:17 AM on Tue Apr 28 2015
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Like Star Wars, Dragon Ball will probably never really end.

New series "Dragon Ball Super" to air this July as a sequel to Dragon Ball Kai but unlike GT is by Akira Toriyama and will now be considered canon.

http://corp.toei-anim.co.jp/press/2015/04/_730.php

I suppose with the success of the new movies this isn't completely unexpected but I personally hope it's a limited series (maybe 26 episodes, 50 max) rather than another couple hundred episodes...

Toei's got no excuse to retrace old animation this time. Hope this new series doesn't suffer from inconsistent animation issues like Sailor Moon Crystal has.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:50 AM on Tue Apr 28 2015
@Jackson_H Yes, all of my yes.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 5:10 PM on Tue Mar 24 2015
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Seems that Saffron Hendersoncame back for the Ocean dub. Too bad they still haven't released the thing.https://mobile.twitter.com/SafHen/status/575006852930347008
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:09 PM on Tue Mar 24 2015
@Nightmare Crusher It blows my mind that Kai premiered six years ago, the Ocean dub has been in the works for at least four or so of those years, and we still know nothing about it.

It's kind of odd that a new dub is being made at all considering Funi's has been readily available in Canada for years.
Kioea
said at 3:33 AM on Sun May 24 2015
@NCZ My guess is that it's two-fold. 1. Marketing - Ocean fans will want a Kai dub featuring the voices they know (And why not? That should make compares more interesting). 2. The whole "Canadian content" thing that restricts (or at least used to restrict) shows broadcast on Canadian TV. If that's still in effect, then while you can likely buy FUNi's version, it can't be shown on television.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:53 PM on Fri Oct 10 2014
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Here's something interesting I found, Brendan Hunter is going to reprise Tien. I never expected a voice from the Blue Water dub to turn up.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CRPKL2mnSo#t=1m11s
Metabad
said at 10:43 PM on Fri Oct 10 2014
@Nightmare Crusher Huh, now that's pretty interesting...
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 4:50 PM on Tue Oct 7 2014
I like how we have several credits for the Ocean dub now, but what I really want to know is if Brian Drummond is back as Vegeta.
Metabad
said at 5:30 PM on Tue Oct 7 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy I think he tweeted about how he went back to voice a character he's voiced for years, and that he'll need water after all the screaming he's done.

I'm kinda paraphrasing since I don't remember exactly what he said, but it was something along those lines. So based on that, I think he did return.
Metabad
said at 5:31 PM on Tue Oct 7 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Okay, I found it.

"Finished voicing a character I've been doing on&off for almost 20yrs. Can't say who(so don't ask). But the yelling may be over! #vocalrelief"
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 5:39 PM on Tue Oct 7 2014
@Metabad That description pretty much screams Vegeta. The twentieth anniversary of the English premier of Dragon Ball Z will be in two years from now and Vegeta yells like no tomorrow, seems pretty obvious. I'm getting excited.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 8:13 AM on Sun Oct 6 2013
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I want this show to get frickin' completed already! And I also want to see what Ocean will do with it after all these years, if their new dub is as awesome as it should be, I might import their DVDs or Blu-rays so I can have both dubs. :)
PurpleWarrior13
said at 6:44 AM on Thu Jan 23 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy I highly doubt that would be on DVD or Blu-ray, as their dub for DBZ (second half of the show), never made it to home video. Heck, I'm starting to wonder if the Ocean dub is even happening, since the FUNi dub has been shown in the US, Australia, and the UK (who got the Ocean dub of DBZ before). Canada is it's last hope, and it's been years since we've heard anything about it.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 11:21 AM on Thu Jan 23 2014
@PurpleWarrior13 I share your skepticism on the subject, but I still have a hard time imagining it not happening at all when both Kirby Morrow and Scott McNeil confirmed it was being done. And Scott still mentions it from time to time, like on links I put on the Piccolo compare, and this one which seems to be fairly recent: http://youtu.be/AgXNS9Z678g
SupremeTarantulas
said at 3:56 PM on Mon Jul 7 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Replacing voices/getting VA's to reprise is no easy task some, I
SupremeTarantulas
said at 4:03 PM on Mon Jul 7 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Sorry accidentally posted, continuing on now.

Replacing voices/getting VA's to reprise is no easy task some, I don't think some of Ocean's original VA's are even active that much, not gonna mention who, but don't hear much from them anymore unfortunately, and it's not FUNimation where they gather a cast together, it's completely different studio most likely. Getting in touch with VA's, new or old will take time, especially with all the jumbled info the Ocean Dub has, VA's are wrong and stuff like that. I want to hear Brian Drummond as Vegeta as again, think he's still active, the only actors I know for sure are the Dobson brothers. I understand your impatience though, I want FUNimation's dub done, or a cast announced already, want to know if Duncan, Rick, and Josh are back as Babidi, Dabura, and Buu.
SupremeTarantulas
said at 4:10 PM on Mon Jul 7 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Well looks like Josh is Buu againsince he reprised the role in Battle Of Gods.
SupremeTarantulas
said at 7:32 PM on Mon Jul 7 2014
@pete again since.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 11:50 AM on Tue Jul 8 2014
@pete Brian Drummond is definitely still active, haven't you heard his Wolverine lately? Awesome stuff. And Duncan and Rick have both done some recent work. They should all be returning.
SupremeTarantulas
said at 12:27 PM on Tue Jul 8 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Thanks I swore I heard him recently, but wasn't sure, forgot his Wolverine, but it is badass. David Kaye works from California, so he's probably not in this. A majority not sure of, unless I checked the wrong places. Alec Willows and Doug Parker are the ones I don't know for sure about. Richard Newman and Terry Klassen did some recent work so they may be involved. Trunks is probably recasted, as are the female ones, I don't think I've heard them at all, though I think Tien's Ocean VA(Matt Hill?) is still active, as well as Ted Cole.
SupremeTarantulas
said at 12:30 PM on Tue Jul 8 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Recasting/getting in touch with the old VA's is probably delaying it, they're probably at least starting the Namekian arc by now, if not on the Ginyu force, but a majority of the Ocean's Ginyu Force may not be clove, as those are who I mentioned, so it will take a while either way.
munsonx4
said at 8:48 AM on Tue Oct 7 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Found out Goku's new voice actor is Richard Ian Cox for DBZ Kai Ocean Dub.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 6:30 PM on Thu Apr 8 2010
Also please try to resist saying "this VA voiced this character".

Nothing is official yet and there may be some small cast changes.

I've only credited some English VA that are definitely the voice of certain characters from official announcements, trailers and leaked clips.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 5:53 PM on Thu Apr 8 2010
For now we will be using the old Dragon Ball Z dub character names. We're aware that there may be some small changes for the Dragon Ball Z Kai dub but until we officially hear them we'll leave the names as they are.
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