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Re: What'd a proper English cast of Dragon Ball sound like?

Postby 8000 Saiyan » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:13 am

Super Sonic wrote:It's not so much of a "proper cast", and I like the Funi cast, but I think this would be interesting:

Goku- LeVar Burton
Gohan- Wil Wheaton
Bulma- Marina Sirtis
Piccolo- Michael Dorn
Chi-Chi- Denise Crosby
Krillin/Dr. Gero- Brent Spiner
Cell- Jonathan Frakes
Baba- Gates McFadden
King Kai/Narrator- Patrick Stewart

All are good actors, though some might laugh at this a little when they realize something in common. :wink:

Dorn would be a great voice for Piccolo. Wheaton could fit Gohan, but Sirtis would probably fit someone like Princess Snake more.

Spiner could work as Dr. Wheelo.
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Re: What'd a proper English cast of Dragon Ball sound like?

Postby TheBigBoy » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:49 pm

Not sure if it's already been discussed already in this thread, but are there any ideas for what an English Goku with a hick/hillbilly accent would sound like? I imagine it would go over like a lead balloon with most fans but I'd be on board with it if done right.

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Re: What'd a proper English cast of Dragon Ball sound like?

Postby Forte224 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:58 pm

TheBigBoy wrote:Not sure if it's already been discussed already in this thread, but are there any ideas for what an English Goku with a hick/hillbilly accent would sound like? I imagine it would go over like a lead balloon with most fans but I'd be on board with it if done right.

I honestly just can't picture it. I've tried, but it's just impossible to even imagine for me. I'd be willing to have it happen though and give it a good chance
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Re: What'd a proper English cast of Dragon Ball sound like?

Postby KBABZ » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:12 pm

Teaching Nozawa and the gang English?

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Re: What'd a proper English cast of Dragon Ball sound like?

Postby 8000 Saiyan » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:20 pm

KBABZ wrote:Teaching Nozawa and the gang English?

I think they would sound awkward with their accents.

TheBigBoy wrote:Not sure if it's already been discussed already in this thread, but are there any ideas for what an English Goku with a hick/hillbilly accent would sound like? I imagine it would go over like a lead balloon with most fans but I'd be on board with it if done right.

I for one, wouldn't mind if Richard Ian Cox's Goku had the hick accent.
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Re: What'd a proper English cast of Dragon Ball sound like?

Postby Ripper 30 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:31 am

8000 Saiyan wrote:
KBABZ wrote:Teaching Nozawa and the gang English?

I think they would sound awkward with their accents.

In the Japanese cast, I think only Ryō Horikawa knows English.
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Re: What'd a proper English cast of Dragon Ball sound like?

Postby Forte224 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:47 am

8000 Saiyan wrote:
KBABZ wrote:Teaching Nozawa and the gang English?

I think they would sound awkward with their accents.

TheBigBoy wrote:Not sure if it's already been discussed already in this thread, but are there any ideas for what an English Goku with a hick/hillbilly accent would sound like? I imagine it would go over like a lead balloon with most fans but I'd be on board with it if done right.

I for one, wouldn't mind if Richard Ian Cox's Goku had the hick accent.

So when we say "hick accent" can you give an example? Are we talking like Larry the Cable Guy, or...? Because I feel like Japanese hick sounds way different than an English hick and wouldn't necessarily fit
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Re: What'd a proper English cast of Dragon Ball sound like?

Postby DragonBallKing » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:36 pm

Forte224 wrote:
8000 Saiyan wrote:
KBABZ wrote:Teaching Nozawa and the gang English?

I think they would sound awkward with their accents.

TheBigBoy wrote:Not sure if it's already been discussed already in this thread, but are there any ideas for what an English Goku with a hick/hillbilly accent would sound like? I imagine it would go over like a lead balloon with most fans but I'd be on board with it if done right.

I for one, wouldn't mind if Richard Ian Cox's Goku had the hick accent.

So when we say "hick accent" can you give an example? Are we talking like Larry the Cable Guy, or...? Because I feel like Japanese hick sounds way different than an English hick and wouldn't necessarily fit


I don't really think he should have an accent in English per say, but using simple speech, avoiding big words when you could use smaller words, as well as using aint, watcha, gonna and fightin would be the best way to get the "hickness' part of the character across.

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Re: What'd a proper English cast of Dragon Ball sound like?

Postby 8000 Saiyan » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:08 pm

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8000 Saiyan wrote:
KBABZ wrote:Teaching Nozawa and the gang English?

I think they would sound awkward with their accents.

In the Japanese cast, I think only Ryō Horikawa knows English.

If I recall, Nakao can also speak English. Or maybe I'm mistaken, I don't know.
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Re: What'd a proper English cast of Dragon Ball sound like?

Postby Forte224 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:44 pm

8000 Saiyan wrote:
Ripper 30 wrote:
8000 Saiyan wrote:

I think they would sound awkward with their accents.

In the Japanese cast, I think only Ryō Horikawa knows English.

If I recall, Nakao can also speak English. Or maybe I'm mistaken, I don't know.

I saw a video of her at a panel with Schemmel from not too long ago and she didn't speak any English the whole time. She had a translator
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Re: What'd a proper English cast of Dragon Ball sound like?

Postby Dragon Ball Gus » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:55 pm

TheBigBoy wrote:Not sure if it's already been discussed already in this thread, but are there any ideas for what an English Goku with a hick/hillbilly accent would sound like? I imagine it would go over like a lead balloon with most fans but I'd be on board with it if done right.

We've seen it with Peter Kelemis' Goku.
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Re: What'd a proper English cast of Dragon Ball sound like?

Postby 8000 Saiyan » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:58 pm

Forte224 wrote:
8000 Saiyan wrote:
Ripper 30 wrote:I think they would sound awkward with their accents.

In the Japanese cast, I think only Ryō Horikawa knows English.

If I recall, Nakao can also speak English. Or maybe I'm mistaken, I don't know.

I saw a video of her at a panel with Schemmel from not too long ago and she didn't speak any English the whole time. She had a translator

I was talking about Nakao, not Nozawa.
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Re: What'd a proper English cast of Dragon Ball sound like?

Postby Forte224 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:02 pm

8000 Saiyan wrote:
Forte224 wrote:
8000 Saiyan wrote:If I recall, Nakao can also speak English. Or maybe I'm mistaken, I don't know.

I saw a video of her at a panel with Schemmel from not too long ago and she didn't speak any English the whole time. She had a translator

I was talking about Nakao, not Nozawa.

*facepalm* Oh my goodness, I literally didn't read past the "N" and assumed it was Nozawa. I am derp. No idea if he can speak English or not :oops:
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Re: What'd a proper English cast of Dragon Ball sound like?

Postby Tian » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:07 pm

8000 Saiyan wrote:If I recall, Nakao can also speak English. Or maybe I'm mistaken, I don't know.


No. He uses a translator too.
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Re: What'd a proper English cast of Dragon Ball sound like?

Postby Ripper 30 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:21 am

8000 Saiyan wrote:
Ripper 30 wrote:
8000 Saiyan wrote:

I think they would sound awkward with their accents.

In the Japanese cast, I think only Ryō Horikawa knows English.

If I recall, Nakao can also speak English. Or maybe I'm mistaken, I don't know.

Never heard Nakao speak English but I Guess Wakamoto can after his Performance as Alexander in Hellsing.
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Re: What'd a proper English cast of Dragon Ball sound like?

Postby TheBigBoy » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:58 pm

Dragon Ball Gus wrote:
TheBigBoy wrote:Not sure if it's already been discussed already in this thread, but are there any ideas for what an English Goku with a hick/hillbilly accent would sound like? I imagine it would go over like a lead balloon with most fans but I'd be on board with it if done right.

We've seen it with Peter Kelemis' Goku.


Eh maybe...he sounds more like a Canadian surfer to me.

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Re: What'd a proper English cast of Dragon Ball sound like?

Postby DragonBallKing » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:09 pm

Ripper 30 wrote:
8000 Saiyan wrote:
Ripper 30 wrote:I think they would sound awkward with their accents.

In the Japanese cast, I think only Ryō Horikawa knows English.

If I recall, Nakao can also speak English. Or maybe I'm mistaken, I don't know.

Never heard Nakao speak English but I Guess Wakamoto can after his Performance as Alexander in Hellsing.


If I didn't know I better I'd think English was his native language https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDnu0giUS00 :lol:

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Re: What'd a proper English cast of Dragon Ball sound like?

Postby dario03 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:54 am

Super Sonic wrote:It's not so much of a "proper cast", and I like the Funi cast, but I think this would be interesting:

Goku- LeVar Burton
Gohan- Wil Wheaton
Bulma- Marina Sirtis
Piccolo- Michael Dorn
Chi-Chi- Denise Crosby
Krillin/Dr. Gero- Brent Spiner
Cell- Jonathan Frakes
Baba- Gates McFadden
King Kai/Narrator- Patrick Stewart

All are good actors, though some might laugh at this a little when they realize something in common. :wink:


Oh, oh I know! A bunch of them were voices in the 90's cartoon Gargoyles!
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It would be interesting to hear some of them in DB roles.

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Re: What'd a proper English cast of Dragon Ball sound like?

Postby Ripper 30 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:43 am

DragonBallKing wrote:
Ripper 30 wrote:
8000 Saiyan wrote:If I recall, Nakao can also speak English. Or maybe I'm mistaken, I don't know.

Never heard Nakao speak English but I Guess Wakamoto can after his Performance as Alexander in Hellsing.


If I didn't know I better I'd think English was his native language https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDnu0giUS00 :lol:

That Engrish though.
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Re: What'd a proper English cast of Dragon Ball sound like?

Postby 8000 Saiyan » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:54 pm

Ripper 30 wrote:
DragonBallKing wrote:
Ripper 30 wrote:Never heard Nakao speak English but I Guess Wakamoto can after his Performance as Alexander in Hellsing.


If I didn't know I better I'd think English was his native language https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDnu0giUS00 :lol:

That Engrish though.

Wakamoto greatness right there.
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