Majin Buu
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Majin Buu

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

Majin Buu is the last main antagonist of the Dragon Ball Z series and this VC is for his "Fat Buu" form which is the first form we see of Majin Buu in the storyline. Majin Buu is the monstrous force that was created by the wizard Bibidi in which his son Babidi was the one whom unleashed him upon the world. This Majin Buu seems to have such a jovial child-like personality however he was still a deadly force that was out to cause nothing more than destruction.
Created by Pokejedservo on Jun 20 2011
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Majin BuuJosh Martin
Josh Martin
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Majin BuuScott McNeil
Scott McNeil
Dragon Ball GT (2003)
Majin BuuCorby Proctor
Corby Proctor


Today on the Dragon Ball VC section we have a little something for the first form of Majin Buu that we see... FAT BUU! We shall begin this with the FUNi dub of DBZ in which Josh Martin voiced Majin Buu here. Josh's work as Majin Buu is definitely his most known role and is probably one of his most renowned performances and I can fairly understand why here. Josh did a rather high voice that does suit his comical and cutesy nature however Josh's performance does also suit on how lets just say Majin Buu can be anything BUT comically cute as well. So to make a long story short Josh's work as Majin Buu does sound suitably childish (both in a good and bad way) and is a good example of the voice work in the FUNi dub of the series.

Now for the EuroCanadian dub of DBZ with Ocean Group Scott McNeil gets to take over the role here. To be quite honest I found Scott's work as Buu to be really underrated as I thought his voice for the role was very suiting for the role as well. While Scott has done rather high voices before his Majin Buu voice is a little different from what I would normally hear from him but that is by all means cool with me as Scott's voice was also rather fitting for Buu's persona as well. (However whenever Majin Buu is being evil I admit I do think Scott does make Majin Buu sound a bit more sinister.) But still whenever Majin Buu is being friendly or being destructive Scott McNeil's performance for the role genuinely worked with the role as well.

In the Blue Water dub of Dragon Ball GT Corby Proctor gets to take over the role of Majin Buu in this dub. Corby's voice for Majin Buu is well to be blunt not all that good, oh sure it is rather high but it sounds rather forced and it can be occasionally kind of hard to understand what Corby is even trying to say. To be fair Corby's performance as Majin Buu seems to be passable enough but still while there are some good performances in the Blue Water dub of DBGT this isn't one of them, its not the worst performance in this dub but its definitely not one of the best. Overall I liked Josh and Scott the most while Corby is a fairly distant second.



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8000 Saiyans
said at 12:24 AM on Wed Apr 11 2018
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Frank Welker would be perfect for Majin Buu.
said at 4:46 PM on Tue Apr 10 2018
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Only Josh Martin played this role reasonably well. While I can see why his Buu voice would be annoying to people, at least it's not the Elmo impersonation that is McNeil's take or the unholy spawn of Smeagol that is Proctor's take.
8000 Saiyans
said at 2:06 PM on Tue May 15 2018
@Galactic_Cyrus Being better than Scott and Corby doesn't mean anything. He still doesn't compare to Kozo Shioya's rendition.
Vocal Evolver
said at 11:59 AM on Sun Apr 8 2018
Josh Martin. Scott McNeil was...not the right choice for this role.
said at 5:33 PM on Sun Jan 28 2018
Josh Martin is epic as Majin Buu, he voices his personality and his looks perfectly, childish and adorable!!
8000 Saiyans
said at 4:23 PM on Mon Oct 16 2017
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None of them do it for me, but I guess I'll go with Josh Martin.
8000 Saiyans
said at 7:01 AM on Wed Dec 13 2017
How I wish these voice actors went for the Kozo Shioya route.
said at 8:01 PM on Wed Dec 7 2016
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Scott and Josh are equally great, however I go for Scott.
said at 8:40 PM on Tue Dec 6 2016
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His Toonami Asia for Super voice actor kinda sound like Josh Martin but also really screechy kinda like Josh version fused with Toad of Mario fame he is a bit better than Corby's weird Jar Jar Binks impression though but overall he's third, both Scott and Josh are better
Shaun Ince
said at 9:27 PM on Sun Nov 27 2016
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Oh boy, just think about it.
If AGGroupe had produced an English dub of the entire show, which is comprised of 6 voice actors we would have had Doug Rand as Majin Buu.

Now wouldn't that be something?
said at 5:44 AM on Mon Dec 5 2016
@Shaun Ince I can actually hear it right now XD

For Super Buu he'll definitely bring his A game tho, and give us that classic "badass" voice we heard for Broly and pretty much every other DB villain he voiced.

It would be a fun time if I do say so myself!
Shaun Ince
said at 3:13 PM on Mon Dec 5 2016
@HylianBelmont Either that or he'd use his Cooler voice for Super Buu. And then switch to his Garlic Jr voice or a variant of that for Kid Buu. Possibilites are endless.
said at 11:10 PM on Mon Dec 5 2016
@Shaun Ince I always thought that he would voice Babidi with his Garlic. Jr voice myself.
Shaun Ince
said at 11:57 AM on Tue Dec 6 2016
@HylianBelmont Yeah that would be perfect.
said at 11:17 PM on Tue Dec 6 2016
@Shaun Ince For some reason I'm imagining Paul Bandey as Majin Buu and that's just infinitely amusing to me.

Doug Rand would no doubt be hilarious too though.
Shaun Ince
said at 10:37 PM on Mon Mar 27 2017
@Metabad What we really need is Ed Marcus as Majin Buu. That would be revolutionary.
said at 2:57 PM on Tue Mar 28 2017
@Shaun Ince With his Master Roshi voice? "Eeeer... Buu make you chocolaaaaate!"
said at 5:26 PM on Wed Oct 5 2016
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1. Josh Martin: He sounds the most endearing and yet also, the funniest, though he can be annoying at times.

2. Scott McNeil: While it's okay, it does sound too much like Elmo.

3. Corby Proctor: Is that you, Jar Jar Binks?
said at 5:18 PM on Sat Apr 9 2016
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Josh Martin and Scott McNeil are both fitting in the role and are grating but Josh plays him more of a manchild while Scott plays him more like an manbaby.

Corby Proctor that's Buu Not Jar Jar Binks.

Josh has my vote.
said at 8:55 PM on Wed Mar 23 2016
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Corby Proctor sounds like Buu is one word away from saying "meesa".
said at 10:23 AM on Tue Mar 8 2016
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I actually prefer Scott McNeil. His Elmo/Creature-esque performance helps add to Buu's bubble gum-esque form IMO. Josh is really funny and a close second
said at 5:53 AM on Mon Aug 10 2015
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1 Scott
2 Josh
3 Corby
Shaun Ince
said at 10:57 PM on Tue Oct 28 2014
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Josh Martin sounds the best here. Scott Mcneil's take sounds similar to Elmo from Sesame Street, but it works.

Corby sounds like Jar Jar Binks. Just terrible xD
said at 10:10 AM on Sat Aug 9 2014
Josh is the only one I like here: Scott sounds like an imitation of Elmo, and Corby sounds atrocious.
said at 5:05 PM on Sun Dec 22 2013
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Josh sounds most natural, he can do the voice while altering his tone of emotions into ranges that dont break the pitch. I think hes best handled that roll.

Scott isnt bad at all but sounds a bit weird to me, kinda unclear with his word pronounciation at times and sounds like hes talking through a glass of water... though I agree with the user below.. he sounds too babish and cartoony rather than childish.

Corby is just awful.
said at 10:07 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
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1. Josh Martin - His high pitched, childish voice was just perfect, and he was very funny and endearing even when he was a bad guy.

2. Scott McNeil - What's up with this dub giving Scott weak performances? He's trying to sound more babyish than childish, and we end up with an Elmo imitation.

3. Corby Proctor - Did Jar Jar Binks and Gollum do the fusion dance here?
said at 10:54 PM on Tue Aug 20 2013
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Josh Martin was hilarious as Majin Buu. I actually found his performance quite likeable, and pretty funny as well.

Scott McNeil doesn't do that great a job here. He sounds somewhat like Elmo to me. It sounds closer to the Japanese seiyu, but then I prefer Josh's performance to that actor's myself *gasp* (such blasphemy, I prefer how the FUNi dub did things over the original version here).

Corby Proctor is downright horrid. One of the worst voices in the Blue Water dub of DBGT. He sounds, as many have said, like Jar Jar Binks. I suppose it's good for laughs, but it doesn't fit Buu that well.
said at 10:08 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
@OldSchoolFTW Like I said up there, Proctor's rendition is a fusion of Jar Jar and Gollum! Seriously, just listen to it! It's Jar Jar's voice without the accent but with Smeagol's tone instead!
said at 12:52 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
That's really a perfect description of how Corby Proctor sounds in this role.
said at 7:09 PM on Sun Aug 4 2013
I'm going with Josh Martin.
said at 11:47 AM on Sat Mar 9 2013
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Josh Martin! I find the voice kind of annoying but the way he asked that woman if she thought he was sexy and then asked her to give him a kiss, and then ranted about being expected to live up to models' body images is just so weird and hilarious!

I don't think it's perfect, but certainly better than that crap Scott and Corby did.
said at 12:05 PM on Fri Sep 21 2012
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Josh Martin, he had a good balance of Buu's childish and threatening sides brilliantly.

Normally Scott is a great VA, but here he sounds forced and sometimes constipated for some reason.

Corby just sounds like Jar Jar lol! :D
said at 11:33 AM on Tue Jun 19 2012
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I'm gonna go with Josh Martin. Scott McNeil's a great voice actor and all but uhhhhh.......that sounds like a possessed Elmo.
said at 5:01 PM on Fri Mar 30 2012
Scott sounds funny as Buu, but Josh sounds way funny as Buu.
said at 3:53 PM on Wed Mar 14 2012
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Corby sounds like Jar Jar
said at 5:28 AM on Wed Jul 18 2012
@Red524 Really? I thought Scott sounded like Jar Jar Binks. But, that might just be my ears playing tricks on me.
said at 11:24 PM on Thu Mar 8 2012
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Scott McNeil, its not even close. Funi Buu sounds ridiculous.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:00 PM on Wed May 8 2013
@jrose11 And Scott's Buu doesn't? I don't follow.
said at 5:05 PM on Tue Jun 11 2013
@Nightmare Crusher This.
said at 6:02 PM on Sun Mar 4 2012
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Josh gets my vote. The others sound meh to me.
said at 10:53 AM on Fri Jun 24 2011
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Josh Martin quite easily.
said at 11:25 PM on Wed Jun 22 2011
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Scott McNeil for me.
said at 12:50 PM on Tue Jun 21 2011
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I vote for Josh Martin
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