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Old 11-28-2016   #1
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Default Dragon Ball Super: Bang Zoom Dub Discussion

Alright then, let's dance.

If you didn't know, the Toonami Asia run of Dragon Ball Super has recently been revealed to be featuring a dub produced by Bang Zoom in California.

Here is a preview clip that was recently released.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0rkCj71WcU&t=0s

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I'm really excited for this. Dragon Ball has a long history of getting multiple dubs and seeing it return to California was an unexpected surprise. If Bang Zoom plays its cards right they could end up with something that can really rival modern Funimation. Really excited to hear what they can bring to the table. Personally I'm most excited for Hit after his disappointing voice in Xenoverse 2.


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Without any contact with anyone who actually made the show, on a dub made literally only for money, with no reference audio, & often only half-translated scripts, to represent characters often entirely different from the actual story. The dub'll *probably* be enjoyable, but they're definitely keeping the old dub cast largely because nostalgia. I mean, it's not like Toei cares about us at all, esp. considering the fact that they took well over a year for such an insanely popular franchise. Like, do they want money or not?
Where have you been for the past fifteen years or so? They've had reference audio since Budokai 1. Only made for the money? Why do you think dubs get made? Why do you think anime gets made? Toei is more hands off than they probably should be, but we're not dealing with the crap from the early two thousands. Most of the remaining original Funi cast is good now. There's no reason to fix what isn't broken unless you absolutely have to.
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Old 11-28-2016   #2
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I'm VERY interested in hearing their choice for King Kai, personally, more than anyone else.

That being said, I think Price makes for a pretty good Hercule/Mr. Satan so far, and whoever does Buu did fairly well, though their delivery is a bit off at times and could use work.
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I think that might have been Spike Spencer and Buu.
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So who exactly recorded the preview footage? Will this person be able to also record the show itself?
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So who exactly recorded the preview footage? Will this person be able to also record the show itself?
Tooonami Asia. The preview was taken from their twitter.
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I'm really excited for this. Dragon Ball has a long history of getting multiple dubs and seeing it return to California was an unexpected surprise. If Bang Zoom plays its cards right they could end up with something that can really rival modern Funimation.
Again, it's really sad that Ocean Kai may never be released, and thus won't be in this rivalry. It could've been an all out race than a boxing match..
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Again, it's really sad that Ocean Kai may never be released, and thus won't be in this rivalry. It could've been an all out race than a boxing match..
It's safe to say Ocean will probably never get a shot at dubbing Super at this rate. Canada is airing the FUNimation dub & Ocean Kai's cancellation is the final nail in the coffin, in terms of Ocean dub Dragonball material. Never to be seen or heard for that matter. Very sad indeed
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Alright then, let's dance.

If you didn't know, the Toonami Asia run of Dragon Ball Super has recently been revealed to be featuring a dub produced by Bang Zoom in California.

Here is a preview clip that was recently released.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0rkCj71WcU&t=0s

The Whose Voice is This thread is getting overflow, so I'm bringing it here.

I'm really excited for this. Dragon Ball has a long history of getting multiple dubs and seeing it return to California was an unexpected surprise. If Bang Zoom plays its cards right they could end up with something that can really rival modern Funimation. Really excited to hear what they can bring to the table. Personally I'm most excited for Hit after his disappointing voice in Xenoverse 2.




Where have you been for the past fifteen years or so? They've had reference audio since Budokai 1. Only made for the money? Why do you think dubs get made? Why do you think anime gets made? Toei is more hands off than they probably should be, but we're not dealing with the crap from the early two thousands. Most of the remaining original Funi cast is good now. There's no reason to fix what isn't broken unless you absolutely have to.
I'm actually hoping we get to see Matthew Mercer as Hit. He's done Bang Zoom dubs before. Also he was who I originally had cast for FUNi's dub of the show. But the chances of him appearing in the Toonami Asia dub is pretty good. If not, he at least has to be better than Aaron Roberts disappointing voice for Hit.
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As for money, yes profit drives industry, but my point is that it goes hand in hand with art, & Toei has frequently allowed their shows (Pretty Cure, Digimon, DB, 4Kids-era OP, Super Sentai, Sailor Moon) to be altered as much as possible for as much profit as possible, problem with that being the show is already made, & you're losing the integrity of the show. The DB dub is largely miscast. We're not going to change that, simply for audience's sake, as what's done is done. But it's still miscast.
By original Funi cast I mean their In-House dub, the one that's dubbing this series.

See, I'm working from an entirely different premise than you are. I don't see the majority of the Funimation cast as miscasts. The few I do see as miscasts also have nothing to do with their Japanese voices, which is the impression I get from you. Like, I found Aaron Roberts as Hit to be miscast, but my reasons for such have literally nothing to do with Kazuhiro Yamaji's performance.
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Very very bizarre development. I'm attached to the Funi voices but I will take a listen and probably help with VCs with this Bang Zoom cast... I may end up watching the series twice if the BZ dub is palatable, to be honest. I'm a big fan of the LA talent pool, and hearing them take a crack at Dragon Ball is pretty cool.

I wonder, you know... why Bang Zoom is being used. Anyone have any ideas why we have two concurrent US based dubs of the same series? Just strangeness in licensing?
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