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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Giru with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Dragon Ball

Giru or also known as T2006 is a little robot who was a companion of Goku, Pan and Trunks when they were searching for the Black Star Dragon Balls. He later stays on Earth and becomes a close friend of Pan despite the verbal and physical abuse he receives.
Created by Pokejedservo on Sep 19 2009
Dragon Ball GT (2003)
GiruMatthew Erickson
Matthew Erickson
Dragon Ball GT (2003)
GiruSonny Strait
Sonny Strait


Yes folks believe it or not this is the first VC for a character in the DB saga whom is actually from the not-so well received Dragon Ball GT namely the diminutive little robot Giru.

In the FUNi dub of Dragon Ball GT he is voiced by VA Sonny Strait whom is well known for doing goofy higher voices and this is no exception. Sonny Straight's Giru voice is a nice goofy cutesy higher tone with a little bit of a robotic modification to his voice and certainly fitted Giru's persona and is one of the best performances in the FUNi dub of the show.

In the Blue Water dub he is voiced by Matthew "Trunks/Zoids Van" Erickson in which his voice is not QUITE as goofy as Sonny's but its not bad and it certainly is more robotic. (But to be fair that's more likely due to the Blue Water dub making the Robotic Alteration considerably thicker.)

Both are good but I am going with Sonny Straight here.



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said at 2:34 AM on Fri Apr 20 2018
Matthew Erickson feels more natural (amazingly enough for the Blue Water dub since we all know how the quality of that is like) compared to Sonny Strait who just sounds too goofy and forced.
8000 Saiyans
said at 8:41 AM on Thu Apr 19 2018
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I prefer Matthew. Sounds a lot better than his Trunks.
Vocal Evolver
said at 12:55 PM on Sun Apr 8 2018
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Erickson. Strait is WAY too forced.
8000 Saiyans
said at 7:37 PM on Sun Nov 26 2017
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Gotta go with Matthew Erickson.
said at 12:44 PM on Wed Mar 29 2017
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Erickson has a much more natural robotic delivery and I think the vocal effects added to the voice are really well done.

Sonny isn't terrible, but I think the voice sounds a little too goofy (like Stitch), and the vocal effects here sound a bit more odd compared to Matthew.
said at 4:40 AM on Fri Oct 28 2016
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Matthew Erickson is pleasant to listen to really.
said at 4:41 AM on Fri Oct 28 2016
In comparison I mean.
Shaun Ince
said at 11:02 PM on Wed Oct 26 2016
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Voting for Matthew Erickson. Sonny Strait sounds like Jar Jar or Stitch from Lilo & Stitch.
said at 1:24 AM on Fri Mar 18 2016
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Matthew Erickson's voice is the better fit in my opinion. For the record I also think "Gill" a better name for the character too.
said at 7:15 PM on Sun May 1 2016
@NitroEX Giru was pretty much just how Japanese would vocalize Gill, it was also Gill in the romanization
said at 10:41 AM on Tue Mar 8 2016
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Matthew seems more fitting. Sonny's is kinda strange.
said at 4:35 PM on Sat Feb 27 2016
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Neither are truly ideal but Matthew Erickson sounds a lot more pleasant and more fitting in the role.

Sonny Straight's weird Stitch/Gollum/Waspinator esque voice does not fit this robot AT ALL! and it's a shame I remember when I first saw this compare, I thought oh man Sonny must be perfect here and I'm rather disappointed that he wasn't. He should have done a voice far closer to his natural tone...that's what I was expecting, sure it'd ultimately sound too much like Krillin but it'd be more fitting.

Matthew does sound weird but he's a lot more consistent and fitting, plus I did grow up with Blue Water's GT dub and it is one of the better voices in the dub so I'll go with Shinn Asuka on this one.
said at 6:11 PM on Tue Jun 9 2015
Definitely Sonny Strait. Perfectly goofy and somewhat of an adorable voice. Great fit for Giru.
said at 7:28 AM on Thu Feb 13 2014
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Matthew Erickson

Sonny sounds too much like Stitch
said at 9:18 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
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Going with Matthew Erickson. Sonny was cute sounding, but a bit grating at times as Giru.
said at 5:16 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
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I'm going with Matthew here. Sonny's Stitch-like voice was kind of grating.
said at 2:19 PM on Mon Mar 11 2013
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As much as I like Sonny Strait, he just sounds too goofy.

I think I'll be waiting for Shinn Asuka- I mean, Matthew Erickson.
said at 7:02 AM on Sun May 5 2013
@Fulgore2005 *voting for
said at 11:57 PM on Fri May 4 2012
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I looked at the voice compare and expected to vote for Sonny Strait but he was just too goofy. Matthew Erickson's performance was hard to judge, but the voice was very cool. It might get annoying after a while, but Matthew gets my vote.
said at 2:32 AM on Wed Oct 19 2011
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I think Matthew Erickson does better. He gave a straight up well acted performance even disregarding the robotic effects (which they probably had to use since...well...he's a robot.) He gave a more serious performance but could be comedic when he had to be. He was much better as Giru/Gill than he was as Trunks.

Sonny Strait just adds this lame cutesy goofy tone to his voice that is clearly not needed and just makes him sound like too much of a joke.

So yeah, Matthew Erickson by far.
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