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

Created by Pokejedservo on Dec 28 2010
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
KibitoDon Brown
Don Brown
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
KibitoChuck Huber
Chuck Huber


Alright folks for this VC for the Dragon Ball franchise here is a VC for the Supreme Kai's aide in DBZ namely... KIBITO! In the FUNimation English release of the series Kibito has been voiced by Chuck Huber and as much as I normally like this guy's work I do find his Kibito to be a bit of a mixed bag. I dunno maybe its just me but while Kibito is not one of the biggest men in DBZ he is a pretty big guy nevertheless so I think that shouldn't a voice for Kibito be a bit deeper than what Ol' Chuck is coming up with here? Granted its probably Chuck's lowest voice that I have heard but still it seems a bit too light for the role. However in all fairness that is the only real problem I have here as Chuck's performance for the role is not bad though as it does reflect Kibito's persona pretty well. Its not one of Chuck Huber's best works in the show let alone in general but its not a really bad performance nevertheless.

In the Euro-Canadian dub of DBZ, Don Brown takes over the role here (in which it sounds like what is probably his Shenron voice but obviously without the vocal effects added in). Alike Chuck Huber I generally like Don's work but this performance is also a well-intentioned mixed bag. Fortunately Don has the right idea in going for a deeper voice even though while I suppose Don was going for something a bit more gruff it sounds a bit more gargled than anything else. Its not a really bad voice mind you as like I said before Don had the right idea in going for deeper and gruffer voice but the execution could've been a bit better. However alike his FUNi counterpart Don's performance is not bad as well as it does work with the role that is Kibito pretty well but its not the best of that dub of DBZ nor is it the worst. Overall neither one of these guys are perfect I will even go so far as to say that neither Chuck Huber or Don Brown were the best casting choices for their respective dubs but both of their performances were alright though. 



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Vocal Evolver
said at 6:59 PM on Mon Apr 9 2018
Yeah, this was...not one of Don Brown's best.
said at 10:40 PM on Fri Feb 16 2018
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I usually really love Don Brown's work, but this is the first time I've heard him and went "WTF?" XD
8000 Saiyans
said at 6:55 PM on Wed Oct 18 2017
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Chuck Huber is the best.

What was Don Brown thinking when he did that voice? He could do much better with a more natural sounding voice.
Shaun Ince
said at 3:26 AM on Thu Feb 2 2017
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I don't know what Don Brown was thinking when he did this voice for Kibito but my God, it sounds so ridiculous. The growly voice fits Shenron just fine, but for Kibito Kai, it's a complete mismatch.
8000 Saiyans
said at 10:26 AM on Sat Dec 9 2017
@Shaun Ince If he had used this voice, he would have been so much better:

He was misdirected for this one.
8000 Saiyans
said at 10:57 AM on Sat Dec 9 2017
@Shaun_Ince But then again, it was the Westwood dub. Lots of great voice actors misdirected.
said at 3:34 PM on Mon Oct 10 2016
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Chuck Huber's excellent as Kibito: you really get the sense of a stern, confident loyal servant of the Surpreme Kai with his portrayal.

Don Brown sounds like he's a monster or someone gargling something as Kibito: he sounds very unnatural and forced in the role.
said at 4:19 PM on Sat Feb 27 2016
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I'm impressed with Chuck Huber here, his voice being slightly deepened surprisingly works really well for this character, he brings a lot of passion in this role.

Don Brown's take.....what the hell is going on here? It's not that Don can't do Kibito it's the voice he chose, he's doing this strange and goofy growly sounding voice, it doesn't fit at all. If he were to reprise for Kai, please for the love of Kami, have him do his Balgus voice from Escaflowne, now that would be far more appropriate sounding.
said at 6:45 PM on Sun Nov 8 2015
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Chuck Huber, easily, Don Brown sounds ridiculous here.
Shaun Ince
said at 8:23 PM on Tue Sep 1 2015
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Chuck Huber is the better Kibito. Don Brown sounds like he's croaking through every single line.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:45 AM on Thu May 8 2014
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Definitely Chuck Huber. His Kibito voice is cool. Don Brown makes him sound almost evil.
said at 5:17 PM on Sun Dec 22 2013
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I have no idea what Don was trying to do here.
He makes Kibito sound like a grumpy Ogre rather than a Servant to a God... but if we're going by looks I can see where it came from.
said at 9:47 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
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Chuck Huber, easily. This was perhaps the worst performance from Don Brown I've heard. Just...what was he doing there?
said at 7:36 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
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Chuck Huber. Don Brown is normally pretty good, but this voice is just not appropriate for all.
said at 8:53 AM on Thu Apr 18 2013
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Chuck Huber definitely. I think his Kibito is a very nice voice to listen to.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 8:19 PM on Sat Sep 29 2012
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Was Don Brown supposed to sound completely ridiculous? I'm just baffled.
said at 10:25 AM on Tue Jul 10 2012
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Don Brown sounds like the Sugar Puffs Monster, and big guys don't always have to sound tough, Chuck wins by an absolute mile. Actually never realised it was Pilaf and #17 who was doing the Kibito voice until now, I'm impressed by Chucks range.
said at 10:46 PM on Tue Dec 28 2010
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Chuck Huber by a mile. Don Brown just sounds like he isen't putting in any effort to really perform whats going on, hes just trying to sound big and tough. Chuck actully puts effort into his performence and sounds like hes really reacting to whats going on.
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