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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Kid Trunks with sound clips and images.
Kid Trunks is the son of Bulma and Vegeta and his best friend is Goten. He is a little spoiled and a bit arrogant. He is one of the youngest Super Saiyans in the series and very powerful for his age.
Created by Pokejedservo on Wed Sep 9 2009, 30 Comments, Add Comment
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
TrunksLaura Bailey
Laura Bailey
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
TrunksCathy Weseluck
Cathy Weseluck


Yes folks one of the folks from the whole Dragon Ball franchise whom is already on the VC his kid self will get a VC as well. Namely Kid Trunks whom was pretty much in the Buu Saga (unless you count when he was a baby in the Cell saga).

In the FUNimation dub of the series he was voiced by VA Laura Bailey. At first you might notice on how raspy Trunks' voice is here but to be fair considering who his father is that's understandable. ;) But still even though its not my favorite "young boy" performance from her she definitely did bring out Young Trunks' persona as a cocky little half pint well.

In the EuroCanadian dub of the series he is voiced by Ocean Group VA Cathy Weseluck. While I certainly did not mind Laura Bailey's fairly raspy voice for Kid Trunks I like on how different Cathy Weseluck's voice is. Sounds a bit more natural and well normal but to be fair it still does fit Trunks IMO and she was able to give a performance suiting to Kid Trunks' persona as well.

Overall I like them both but I will slightly give Cathy the edge here.


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Shaun Ince
said at 8:41 PM on Sat Sep 26 2015
I'm going with Laura Bailey, mostly based off of her later portrayals and not her earlier performance. She got rid of the rasp & sounds much better this time around. Cathy Wesluck has the more natural voice but she has some awkward delivery in some of her lines. Which in turn, brings her performance down to me.
said at 2:16 AM on Fri Aug 21 2015
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Love, love, love Laura, but I'm a much bigger fan of Cathy here.
said at 7:56 AM on Wed Jul 22 2015
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I dunno about Laura, in this clip she sounds like Trunks has lung cancer but in Battle of the Gods she sounds too cutesy, I never really liked her boys roles, I thought they were either too strained or shows her usual typecast.

Cathy sounded more naturally boyish of the two
said at 10:58 AM on Fri Jun 19 2015
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Definitely Laura Bailey. She is Kid Trunks at heart. I also love the raspiness she provides for Trunks. It really suits the character well and makes his cocky attitude and persona more expressive. Plus she definitely sounds more like a younger Eric Vale.
said at 3:53 PM on Sat Mar 28 2015
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If it wasn't for Battle of Gods, I would've voted for Cathy Waseluck.

But seeing as I've seen BoG, my vote's for Laura.
said at 7:50 PM on Tue Nov 11 2014
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I love how both the kid English Trunks are women but the original kid Trunks is his adult VA
said at 4:31 PM on Sat Aug 9 2014
As much as I like Laura Bailey, and while she does sound like she'd be Chris Sabat's Vegeta's son in this instance, I'm giving my vote to Cathy Weseluck: she sounds a LOT less raspy, and more like an actual kid who is Trunks' age in the Buu Saga, IMO.

I'll have to wait to see how Laura does in the Kai dub of the Buu Saga if she reprises the role, though, of course: if she's dropped the raspiness and gruffiness, she could be my favorite.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:16 PM on Sat Aug 9 2014
@Savate Have you seen Battle of the Gods? Laura did a different voice for Trunks and it sounds really good.
Shaun Ince
said at 11:36 PM on Mon Oct 27 2014
@Savate She actually got rid of the rasp in Battle of Gods.
said at 9:21 PM on Tue Dec 3 2013
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Cathy was awesome as Trunks in DBZ! Can't wait to see if she returns for Ocean's dub of DBZ Kai for the Buu saga! If she does I'm guessing she's gonna use her voice for Near from Death Note!
said at 5:09 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
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Laura Bailey sounds more distinct in this role. Cathy's take sounds like a sinister version of her Spike.
said at 2:08 AM on Tue Apr 2 2013
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In my opinion, Laura's fits best because of how Eric Vale voices future trunks.
said at 9:43 PM on Wed Mar 13 2013
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Laura Bailey is quite raspy here, I admit. She improved her Trunks voice later on though and it has a lot more personality than Cathy, IMO. Also, I agree that she sounds like a young Eric Vale, so it's appropriate. I'm excited for the Buu saga to come out in Kai so that she can reprise her role, I bet Laura Bailey will sound even better now.
said at 2:57 PM on Tue Aug 20 2013

^Absolutely nailed it. Word for word how I feel.^

Laura also does a better job of sounding like what Eric Vale's Trunks would when he's grown up, while Cathy doesn't sound much like a young Alistair Abell at all.

Laura was pretty rough and scratchy when she started, but she has improved notably over the years in the video games like DBZ BT2 and BT3, and she's gradually dropped some of the raspiness in favor of a lighter, but still slightly raspy, voice. Cathy was initially better but over time Laura has proven herself better with her improvement, and for that Laura is my favorite.
said at 11:25 PM on Fri Mar 8 2013
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Laura Bailey is better.
said at 3:38 PM on Fri Nov 23 2012
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I love the Funi dub, but jesus, Trunks as Laura sounds like he smokes 60 times a day.
said at 7:57 AM on Sun Mar 11 2012
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Cathy Weseluck is way better and actually sounds like a boy. Laura Bailey sounds like a chain smoker.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 8:16 PM on Tue Jan 24 2012
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Trunks isn't just any character. He's the child version of an already established character and in that regard Laura sounds more like a younger Eric Vale than Cathy sounds like Alistair Abell.
said at 12:46 AM on Sun Sep 25 2011
Yeah I gotta backup Laura on this one. I crew up with it and it just works for Trunks. Cathy's sounds way too smooth and calm.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 10:10 AM on Sun Sep 19 2010
Laura's clip isn't even from the TV Show it's from Movie 11.

I don't know should I update it?
said at 3:47 PM on Wed Nov 14 2012
@Jackson_H No it's from the anime right before Vegeta knocks them out and sacrifices himself. Or was this already updated?
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 6:31 PM on Wed Sep 9 2009
I personally prefer Laura but Cathy is good too.

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Who do you think has been the best from these Kid Trunks voice actors?
Laura Bailey
Cathy Weseluck