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by huzaifa_ahmed
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Hiromi Tsuru, Bulma's voice actor, has passed away.
Replies: 214
Views: 6562

Re: Hiromi Tsuru, Bulma's voice actor, has passed away.

This was so unexpected & so heart-wrenching. Fuck. It hit like a ton of bricks. I'd been playing MGS1 & 2 the last few months; she was incredible at Naomi & she did a great no-nonsense act. Easily one of the all-time Japanese VO greats. She accomplished so much at a really early age &...
by huzaifa_ahmed
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Does Tanaka play a more convincing male than Nozawa?
Replies: 21
Views: 2178

Re: Does Tanaka play a more convincing male than Nozawa?

I mean no disrespect to either, but I would say, yes, in my experience, her voice generally feels better (or less ill-fitting, at least...) for a male character. I have had this thought as well, btw. I think people generally take issue with Goku more because he's tall and buff. Kuririn is petite and...
by huzaifa_ahmed
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: If at all, how did Linkin Park affect your experience with Dragon Ball (or anime overall)?
Replies: 29
Views: 1972

If at all, how did Linkin Park affect your experience with Dragon Ball (or anime overall)?

So...been awhile since I've visited. Wanted to say...I'm unsure if anything's been said by anyone else here, but...if anyone's unaware, the vocalist of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, took his own life a few days ago, and...I understand that this is quite tangentially related to Dragon Ball...and c...
by huzaifa_ahmed
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball in Japanese not allowed on YouTube?
Replies: 33
Views: 1493

Re: Dragon ball in Japanese not allowed on youtube?

ImmortalMGTOW, you mean? Yeah that IS an interesting case. It's weird.
by huzaifa_ahmed
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Who really is the definitive Son Goku?
Replies: 110
Views: 3012

Re: Who really is the definitive Son Goku?

It is true though, every other version has been an adaption of that material. Right but Toriyama specifically had much involvement in that adaptation. He thought "that could only be what Goku sounds like" hearing Nozawa's take. Hayter is mistreated as a dub voice actor? Since when? I didn...
by huzaifa_ahmed
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Who really is the definitive Son Goku?
Replies: 110
Views: 3012

Re: Who really is the definitive Son Goku?

Hayter is mistreated as a dub voice actor? Since when? I didn't know he was mistreated. Same thing with Schemmel. Are they mistreated because they're not Otsuka and Nozawa ? That's such a non-sequitur lol. I think when MGS & DBZ make dozens of millions on dub-primary/only releases, & the du...
by huzaifa_ahmed
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Who really is the definitive Son Goku?
Replies: 110
Views: 3012

Re: Who really is the definitive Son Goku?

Whether you like it or not, people view Hayter as the definitive Snake even if he doesn't sound like Otsuka. Personally, I find this definitive thing ridiculous and rather arrogant. I much prefer using the term favorite rather than definitive. I know, I was simply speaking from a "what is the ...
by huzaifa_ahmed
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Who really is the definitive Son Goku?
Replies: 110
Views: 3012

Re: Who really is the definitive Son Goku?

Nozawa was the original voice. Nozawa is the voice Toriyama picked. Nozawa is the voice that Toriyama continued to hear in his head while drawing the manga. Well, yeah; Akira Toriyama was Japanese, was probably exposed to Nozawa first, and probably didn't care enough to watch every single country's...
by huzaifa_ahmed
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Great performances of Dragon Ball actors in other productions
Replies: 40
Views: 1377

Re: Great performances of Dragon Ball actors in other productions

8000 Saiyan wrote:
huzaifa_ahmed wrote:
8000 Saiyan wrote:I think what I should have said that what you've said about who is the Japanese counterpart doesn't really mean much.


Ah I guess. I feel like it helps me understand foreign VAs better by giving them an analogy of sorts to actors I recognize for certain archetypes.
by huzaifa_ahmed
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Great performances of Dragon Ball actors in other productions
Replies: 40
Views: 1377

Re: Great performances of Dragon Ball actors in other productions

8000 Saiyan wrote:I think you're making too many assumptions when you're comparing Japanese voice actors to English ones.


Reading my post it does come off as cringey, sure. Not sure what you mean by assumptions tho.. ?
by huzaifa_ahmed
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Any celebrities that like Dragon Ball?
Replies: 118
Views: 9770

Re: Any celebrities that like Dragon Ball?

omaro34 wrote:Shaq's son, Shareef O'Neal, a high school basketball phenom and a virtual guarentee for the NBA, constantly posts Dragonball related stuff all the time on his twitter.


Hot damn, for someone so young he is TALL.

...Here I was thinking I was privileged at 5'11 & 20. :wtf:
by huzaifa_ahmed
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which Piccolo voice do you prefer: Chris Sabat or Scott McNeil?
Replies: 45
Views: 1600

Re: Which Piccolo voice do you prefer: Chris Sabat or Scott McNeil?

It's better when they have an English voice director than a Japanese voice director directing the voice actors. If the Japanese producers want to have a hand in the dub, then okay, but after that they should leave the voice directing to the ones who can actually direct them. Well, I think definitel...
by huzaifa_ahmed
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which Piccolo voice do you prefer: Chris Sabat or Scott McNeil?
Replies: 45
Views: 1600

Re: Which Piccolo voice do you prefer: Chris Sabat or Scott McNeil?

I'm sure it wasn't Shueisha who did the castings for those dubs. It was the voice and casting directors and despite the voices of the dubs sounding like the Japanese version, there are some castings that sound different. Drummond's Ryuk is deeper than the Japanese one. I didn't notice that but good...
by huzaifa_ahmed
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Which Piccolo voice do you prefer: Chris Sabat or Scott McNeil?
Replies: 45
Views: 1600

Re: Which Piccolo voice do you prefer: Chris Sabat or Scott McNeil?

That has been the problem with FUNimation. They seem to go for Stereotypical Voice casting like Piccolo may look like a monster so give him a hulky voice sounding monstrous. I think this is quite common in Dragon Ball English voices because most of the voices are not based upon how their Japanese c...
by huzaifa_ahmed
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What if Family Guy did a Dragon Ball-based skit?
Replies: 30
Views: 874

Re: What if Family Guy did a Dragon Ball-based skit?

You shouldn't take Robot Chicken that seriously, man. It's just a joke. Humor often reflects how we feel about certain things in real life. If we joke about certain things, it generally assumes we understand & are trying to make light of it. When we don't actually get it, it seems pretty crass ...
by huzaifa_ahmed
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What if Family Guy did a Dragon Ball-based skit?
Replies: 30
Views: 874

Re: What if Family Guy did a Dragon Ball-based skit?

I'd love a tasteful, thoughtful, clever parody of Dragon Ball by fans, be they Western or otherwise. Oh wait...we've had one for a decade. Judging by the segments, I don't think that those associated with Family Guy like anime. They're pretty much mocking it. I think if they mocked DBZ, surely someo...
by huzaifa_ahmed
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Things that grind your gears
Replies: 2874
Views: 105936

Re: Things that grind your gears

8000 Saiyan wrote:I don't think Toei cares one bit about the dubs.


I would presume most likely not, from an artistic/respect perspective, however the money & influence it has simply for being American is pretty egregiously widespread. & they did use dub terms in the Super subs, so there's that.
by huzaifa_ahmed
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Things that grind your gears
Replies: 2874
Views: 105936

Re: Things that grind your gears

When someone calls Dragon Ball "dark, gritty and realistic" with a straight face. I don't know whether to laugh or get those nuclear launch codes and put mankind down in the name of eugenics. Yeah, I agree. That annoys me to no end. tbh I don't get why that should annoy people. It's a bel...
by huzaifa_ahmed
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What do you guys think of Masako Nozawa as Bardock?
Replies: 23
Views: 943

Re: What do you guys think of Masako Nozawa as Bardock?

They would have been too young for Bardock at the time of the special. Had they gone with a male actor, I think Akira Kamiya, Shigeru Chiba or Akio Otsuka would have been great choices IMO. I don't think Nozawa's Bardock sounds childish. While Goku and Bardock , she's able to differentiate the deli...
by huzaifa_ahmed
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Oolong's original dub voice actor back for Final chapters?
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Oolong's original dub voice actor back for Final chapters?

I'm not entirely sure, but I think the other VA was brought in while the original VA was out on a theater troupe or something. Theater doesn't really pay, but anime dubbing pays even less, & he couldnt do both at once, so he went with his theater troupe.

At least I think that's the main factor.

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