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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, 21 Comments, Add Comment
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Dragon Ball Z (1996)
TrunksLaura Bailey
Laura Bailey
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
TrunksCathy Weseluck
Cathy Weseluck

EDITOR'S OPINION

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.

Pokejedservo

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munsonx4
said at 9:21 PM on Tue Dec 3 2013
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!
Galactic_Cyrus
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.
al13nm4rc
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.
PsychicVoiceSpy
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.
OldSchoolFTW
said at 2:57 PM on Tue Aug 20 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy

^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.
coolgeek176
said at 11:25 PM on Fri Mar 8 2013
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Laura Bailey is better.
reeve2
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.
AntiSabat666
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.
LegendKamina
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.
michiru95 (Guest)
said at 1:04 AM on Tue Jan 11 2011
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I think Cathy is better. She sounds more natural...Laura sounds to hoarse and scratchy. >.
don (Guest)
said at 1:41 AM on Mon Dec 27 2010
Laura's is very raspy, but for Trunks I don't mind it, Cathy sounds a lot like Mona Marshall tbh, but it's still a good fit. Laura's clip doesn't help because it's such a bad dialogue choice, sounds so dumb. Also don't forget it's Laura's first role (though by that time I know she has done a lot). Still, I'd prefer to listen to Laura than Cathy.
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?
pete
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?
kn (Guest)
said at 3:32 AM on Sun Sep 19 2010
Totally gotta side with Cathy on this one. She sounds much more natural.
kaiserneko (Guest)
said at 11:50 AM on Wed Jul 21 2010
Cathy sounds more natural. As much as I love Laura, she sounds incredibly forced here.
funimationftw (Guest)
said at 7:34 PM on Mon Oct 26 2009
laura bailey without a doubt
ninjagrape (Guest)
said at 4:50 AM on Sun Oct 4 2009
I'm more used to Laura, so I pick her. I don't know why, but somehow, Cathy reminded me of Invader Zim.. -_-
czizzi (Guest)
said at 12:56 PM on Sat Sep 26 2009
Cathy sounds more natural in the role.
jeff (Guest)
said at 6:36 PM on Mon Sep 21 2009
Laura. Hands down! Cathy sounded like a woman!
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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