Super Buu
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Super Buu

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


Created by Pokejedservo on Aug 13 2010
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Super BuuBrian Dobson
Brian Dobson
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Super BuuJustin Cook
Justin Cook

EDITOR'S OPINION

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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Autovolt
said at 5:21 PM on Sat Apr 9 2016
Justin Cook is absolutely terrifying as Super Buu, I'm amazed that he has the versatility to do this, I'm sure there's some pitch shifting involved but still this is a great example of his range.

Brian Dobson sounds a bit forced but still is pretty menacing.

Going with Justin though.
IAMTHEVASTUNIVERSE
said at 6:10 PM on Sat Apr 9 2016
@Autovolt The original DVD releases of Funimation's Dragonball Z dub indeed electronically pitched Justin Cook's voice down as Super Buu. Which is where the sound file in the comparison is from but in the remastered 2005 dub that comes with the orange brick releases the pitch shift is gone and Justin Cook's natural voice as Super Buu can be heard.
GreenGoblin75
said at 5:41 PM on Mon Mar 7 2016
1. Justin (Initial)
2. Brian
3. Justin (Everything after Initial Dub)
HienFan
said at 12:25 AM on Sat Dec 5 2015
They both sound similar and are both very good, I'd say it's actually a tie
Kioea
said at 5:32 AM on Thu Jun 11 2015
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Essentially, this is PRO-duce vs Pro-DUCE. But whichever way it's said, it still sounds terrifying.
Bauglir100
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.
Bauglir100
said at 10:37 PM on Sat Jan 3 2015
@Nightmare Crusher Which certainly raises a lot of questions.
mdalsted
said at 6:43 PM on Thu Jun 11 2015
@Nightmare Crusher Did they have the same voice director throughout the run of the dub?
Kioea
said at 3:39 PM on Thu Jun 25 2015
@mdalsted Unfortunately, there's no credit info for the later Ocean episodes, so we can't be certain. They'd certainly stopped using FUNimation's voice directors after their partnership dissolved, so if you mean the entire run of Ocean, then the answer's probably no. But from Season 4 onwards, I'd say the chances are pretty high that it was the case.
On a side note, according to its credits, Blue Water had the same voice director all the way through its run. But that doesn't mean it was definitely the same for Ocean.
MicroPhoneBass
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)
OldSchoolFTW
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!
Galactic_Cyrus
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.
OldSchoolFTW
said at 12:33 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus
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.
Galactic_Cyrus
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
munsonx4
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.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 2:30 PM on Wed Dec 10 2014
@munsonx4 They did WHAT?
munsonx4
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.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 10:07 PM on Sat Jan 30 2016
@Nightmare Crusher Didn't mean to infer he was unintelligent - just that he doesn't let that side of him show, as you said. His calculating moments are mostly internal, while on the outside he comes off as rough and straightforward like a brute.
coolgeek176
said at 7:03 AM on Wed Aug 7 2013
I think Justin Cook is better. Brian Dobson is also good.
munsonx4
said at 4:03 PM on Sat May 11 2013
Both sound pretty good imo
MilanTheVillain01
said at 5:30 AM on Wed Jul 18 2012
I prefer Justin Cook, but Brian Dobson's also very good as well.
PusoPimp
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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