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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of King Gurumes with sound clips and images.

Created by Pokejedservo on Apr 12 2011, 6 Comments
Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (1989)
King GurumesJeremy Inman
Jeremy Inman
Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (1989)
King GurumesGarry Chalk
Garry Chalk
Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (1989)
King GurumesMike Reynolds
Mike Reynolds


Today on the Dragon Ball VC section we have a VC for the 1st Dragon Ball Movie villain whom was once a kind king whom now craves for Blood Rubies and his name is... KING GURUMES! We shall actually begin this with the late 1980's dub of Dragon Ball from Harmony Gold in which Mike Reynolds was the first VA for King Gurumes. Mike Reynolds' rather gruff gravelly voice that he normally uses works pretty well with Gurumes here as he does sound like a big gluttonous demonic monster but does suit on how he was once a human king of his land. I will at least say that Mike Reynolds' work as King Gurumes is probably one of the better performances in the Harmony Gold dub of Dragon Ball and is a good example of Mike's voice work in general.

Now we shall go for the mid 90's dub from FUNimation and BLT Productions in which Garry Chalk gets to take over the role of King Gurumes here. Alike his 80's counterpart Garry Chalk's voice also suits on how Gurumes is very much a demonic gluttonous creature but was once a human king whom is now desperate to cure himself of his perpetual hunger. While it may not be one of Garry Chalk's absolute finest performances but it is a somewhat interesting change of pace to see Garry do a voice and role like this. Simply to make a long story short Garry Chalk's performance for this role is a fine one and a fine example of the voice work in the 90's dub of the 1st Dragon Ball movie.

Last but not the least is the 2010 FUNimation re-dub of the movie in which Jeremy "Android 16" Inman takes over the role here. Unlike his predecessors Jeremy's voice and performance seem to focus a bit more on  Demonic Gluttonous Monster than anything else but I don't necessarily mind it as Jeremy does do a pretty good gruff demonic voice for the role. While Jeremy's voice and performance for Gurumes doesn't sound as kingly as the other two he does deliver a rather energetic performance as it does give a good sense of ravenous desperation here which is needless to say rather suitable for the role here. Overall if I had to choose I suppose I would go with Garry Chalk the most but Mike Reynolds and Jeremy Inman were not too far off lets just say. 



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said at 6:16 AM on Thu May 29 2014
 1 Shout Out!
Going with Garry Chalk.

He can be menacing while still making the character entertaining to listen to.
said at 10:03 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
1. Mike Reynolds - Sounds both creaturish and the most "kingly" out of all of them.

2. Garry Chalk - Sounds perfect for a gluttonous ruler, and is very entertaining to listen to.

3. Jeremy Inman - Sounds very stiff here.
said at 7:22 PM on Fri Dec 14 2012
 1 Shout Out!
I like Gary Chalk the most. Jeremy Inman is good too.
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said at 5:25 PM on Tue Nov 27 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
The only one of these I really enjoyed listening to was Garry Chalk.
said at 10:28 AM on Fri Apr 20 2012
My vote's on Jeremy. The others aren't so bad either.
said at 11:09 PM on Tue Apr 12 2011
 4 Shout Outs!
1. Garry Chalk
2. Mike Reynolds
3. Jeremy Inman

This VC just proves how utterly stale the new dub is...Garry and Mike blow Jeremy out of the water!
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Who do you think has been the best from these King Gurumes voice actors?
Mike Reynolds
Garry Chalk
Jeremy Inman