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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Super Buu with sound clips and images.

Created by Pokejedservo on Fri Aug 13 2010, 22 Comments, Add Comment
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Super BuuJustin Cook
Justin Cook
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Super BuuBrian Dobson
Brian Dobson


Well folks today we shall be doing a VC for one of Majin Buu's forms and believe it or not his 2nd form shall be the first one this VC section will cover namely Super Buu. In the FUNi dub of the series he is voiced by Justin Cook whom is a fairly pleasant surprise in this role, why you ask? Simple because this is probably the biggest sign of proof that yes Justin Cook can do a voice that sounds nothing like Yusuke Urameshi, to be fair its not the only time but its probably the biggest case that I know. Anyways Justin delivers a fairly low somewhat gruff voice that suits on the role whenever Super Buu is being gleefully cocky to menacingly furious and is probably one of his better performances.

In the EuroCanadian "Ocean Dub" he is voiced by Brian "2K2 Skeletor" Dobson whom also did a low gruff voice (which sounded a bit more gruff than Justin Cook's version). While Dobson has certainly had good heroic roles before this is one of the better signs on how he can do villainous roles just fine. Dobson gave Super Buu a rather menacing and monstrous voice with a very suitably sinister performance that is probably one of the better performances in that dub. Overall both of these guys were great for the role but I am going with Brian Dobson a bit more but to be fair Justin Cook is at a very close second place.


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said at 11:36 AM on Fri Aug 29 2014
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I kinda wonder why Scott McNeil didn't voice Super Buu even though he voiced the fat Buu. He could do a deep voice just fine, as he's proven many times in his voice acting career.

Maybe the voice director thought he would've sounded too much like Piccolo?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 2:58 PM on Wed Dec 10 2014
@Bauglir100 "Maybe the voice director thought he would've sounded too much like Piccolo?"
Didn't stop him from playing Dabura.
Shaun Ince
said at 6:30 PM on Wed Dec 10 2014
@Nightmare Crusher Good point.
said at 10:37 PM on Sat Jan 3 2015
@Nightmare Crusher Which certainly raises a lot of questions.
said at 11:59 AM on Thu Dec 19 2013
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Im going to side with Brian Dobson on this, simply because I don't like how Justin Cook kinda yells all his lines in the post-dragonbox recording and Brain's Super Buu (Gotenks) sounded so much more intelligent and proper considering he was supposed to have piccolo's brain then.
Shaun Ince
said at 1:17 PM on Mon Dec 1 2014
@MicroPhoneBass Justin Cook's voice as Super Buu was pitch shifted&/or voice filtered in the original FUNimation Broacast dub. That's why it sounds deeper when you compare the FUNi Broadcast dub(54-276) to the dub on the Orange Bricks & DragonBox(68-291)
said at 7:35 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
Both are pretty good. I have to go with Justin, though. He's just so intimidating!
said at 9:35 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
@OldSchoolFTW Is it wrong that I went with Brian Dobson because Cook sounds TOO sinister? I mean, Super Buu's meant to be both demonic and brutish, while also having some comedic moments here and there. I get the demonic from Cook, but he sounds totally serious and intelligent. Cook's take is an epic voice performance, but Dobson just fits the character better.
said at 12:33 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
Not really. Both are great, but I can sort of see how Dobson fits Super Buu's more comedic personality a bit more. I think I just like Justin's voice more itself.
said at 12:37 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
@OldSchoolFTW So do I: it's an epic villain voice. I just wish it had gone to a villain who was...well, BETTER than Majin Buu. XD
said at 7:05 PM on Sun Aug 24 2014
@Galactic_Cyrus Interesting thing I learned. In the Original Funi Dub Justin's recordings as Super Buu were deepened. While in the remastered redub they returned his old recording to normal pitch. So basically he used his Raditz voice while recording as Super Buu. Wished they'd kept it at a lower pitch that way Raditz and Buu wouldn't sound the same.
said at 2:30 PM on Wed Dec 10 2014
@munsonx4 They did WHAT?
said at 9:39 PM on Sun Dec 14 2014
@Galactic_Cyrus They deepened his voice in the Original Funi DUb and removed the affect in the redub. They also removed the filter from 19's voice in the redub too. And they made Candy Vegito's voice high pitched in the original funi dub.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:56 AM on Mon Mar 2 2015
@Galactic_Cyrus Thing is, Super Buu is actually really intelligent. He acts like a brute as part of his plan to get the Z-Fighters to let down their guard so he can absorb them and get more power.
said at 7:03 AM on Wed Aug 7 2013
I think Justin Cook is better. Brian Dobson is also good.
said at 4:03 PM on Sat May 11 2013
Both sound pretty good imo
said at 5:30 AM on Wed Jul 18 2012
I prefer Justin Cook, but Brian Dobson's also very good as well.
said at 2:54 PM on Mon Jun 18 2012
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I watched both dubs of the episode Empty Planet to truly compare. Justin's "PRODUUUUUUUUUCE!!!" is much better than Dobson's but I suppose Justin's laughs and screams and always gonna be hard to beat. Cook it is!
said at 9:47 AM on Tue Nov 1 2011
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Wow, to me this is a straight up tie, ironic to put those 2 head to head. A cople of VAs known mainly for voicing heroic charaters, killing it as villains. THey bothe sound like there orgasming on every word, they're both to good to decide.

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