Voice Actor Updates From Anime Weekend Atlanta 2014
Published by 29 September 2014, 8:57 PM EDT

Anime Weekend Atlanta 2014 took place over the weekend and with several friends of the site in attendance we have been able to secure a couple quick Dragon Ball voice actor updates.

Jourdan (“Kakarot88”) passes along word that Yūko Minaguchi confirmed she would return as the voice of Videl in the upcoming video game Dragon Ball XENOVERSE. Minaguchi added that she would also return to voice Videl and Pan again in the future, and that the Majin Boo arc of Dragon Ball Kai has been an exception due to her living in New York at the time; the role of Videl has been taken by Shino Kakinuma for the final arc of the “refreshed” series.

William (“theoriginalbilis”) also passes along word by way of “OmegaRockman” that Scott McNeil continued to confirm the existence of an alternate English dub of Dragon Ball Kai sourcing many actors from the original Ocean Studios pool (used in FUNimation’s original 1996-1998 Dragon Ball Z dub and a later alternate dub primarily produced for the UK market). It was also slipped that the role of Goku has indeed been re-cast (yet again) to the heavily-suspected Richard Ian Cox. This will be the fourth actor from said voice pool to play Goku (Ian Corlett, Peter Kelamis, Kirby Morrow, and now Cox); Morrow noted in a 2010 podcast appearance that the new production company found his portrayal to be “too cool” for the character.

Said alternate dub of Dragon Ball Kai has never been officially confirmed by any production company or television network, though voice actors for Freeza (Lee Tockar) and the aforementioned Goku (Kirby Morrow) have slipped tidbits about their new castings or replacements, respectively. Earlier this year, what appears to be a replacement opening theme song for the alternate production was discovered on a website for composer Dave Steele.

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