matt0044 wrote: SingleFringe&Sparks wrote:
matt0044 wrote:I found Clinkenbeard's Gohan grating in a good way since it kinda reminds me, "Oh, yeah, he's still just a kid in the end."
For me it went in and out. There were times where he spoke and it sounded fine, and reminded me of the Japanese voice he had when it was soft and meek, but then when she got angry and yelled as Gohan, thats when it got grating. In a bad way. She was just way to high-pitched in those extremes for me, where as Nadonly knew how to scream in the right pitch, for a boy character and one that wasn't painful to listen to.
Yeah, it was grating but I took that as part of the character as well as the age. I don't know if you realized but kids from 4 to 9/10 years of age generally tend to sound less deep toned. Naldonly was good as young Goku since he was growing into his teen years but young Gohan was barely at that age by the Cell saga's end.
The voice Stephanie used for 5 year-old gohan was indisputably too deep for the character at the time but I still think that was because she was trying to emulate the Ocean dub's VA, but yeah her Young Gohan was better, simply because she had the lower tone that we associate with the mood of the transformation and the fight, and she also seemed to just have better control of her yells. There is a way to yell for characters that doesn't make it sound ear-splitting. In the Z-dub for Gotenks' SS3 vice-shout in the ROST Laura Bailey & Kara Edwards were able to do the pitch that again, was high for their character's age - but low enough for it to sound like a yell as opposed to a pitchy scream that I just get from Colleen's Gohan.
KBABZ wrote:Yesterday I watched a fair chunk of Funimation's 2009 dub of Blood Rubies. Clinkenbeard does a good job as Kid Goku, but I can't disassociate the Gohan Connection, and I prefer Nadolny's more stilted, naive and fun-loving approach.
Also not sure if it was mentioned here at all, but Rial's take on Bulma doesn't quite work for her teenage years like Vollmer's did. Does a fantastic mature Bulma in Z though!
I disagree. I thought Vollmer was better in the later parts of the series at most but watching the Path to Power Dub, I thought it was her worst attempt for the character. Her voice was just too heavy for the character at that age and the ditsy attempt she gave sounded a bit clownish as opposed to Rial's who you can actually distinctly tell her bitchiness to her cockiness and general loudmouthed naivety. I never got that from Vollmer's Bulma at all. Rial's voice is also just higher pitched as well which is supposed to make bulma sound young. Vollmer just didn't have the range for her personality or age.