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by NitroEX
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Funi's Kai dub and accuracy
Replies: 60
Views: 4971

Re: Funi's Kai dub and accuracy

A lot of great points made in this thread. Every time I've tried watching the Kai dub I'm often taken out of the experience with Funimation's questionable attempts at humour. Jokes can sometimes be tone-deaf to what's going on within the scene, such as - off the top of my head - when Cell delivers t...
by NitroEX
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Would you Have Auditioned for Super?
Replies: 41
Views: 1050

Re: Would you Have Auditioned for Super?

I think I'd have an existential crisis if I found myself working for Funimation but it would be interesting being behind the scenes at the very least. I don't think anyone should aspire to work there as a voice actor other than a starting opportunity as they apparently don't pay actors very much (un...
by NitroEX
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased
Replies: 7114
Views: 779080

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased

Re the music: I've tried explaining myself multiple times and we're just going in circles at this point so I won't bother responding to that topic any longer. I would assume that has more to do with CanCon. They’re not exactly avoiding royalties when the Wasserman music is still playing in the backg...
by NitroEX
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: What English speaking Actress Could Pull Off Playing Adult Goku in an Official Dub?
Replies: 14
Views: 542

Re: What English speaking Actress Could Pull Off Playing Adult Goku in an Official Dub?

Barbara Goodson could have probably done a decent job, but it would have still sounded a little young and more like a teenage boy even at her deepest but it might have worked with Goku's goofier personality if the dub was faithful. Of course, nowadays it would take some getting used to but if it was...
by NitroEX
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased
Replies: 7114
Views: 779080

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased

But, again, to what benefit is it for Fukunaga to straight up say they did not like Wasserman music? Why do you have a hard time believing that part isn’t true? There’s plenty of ways he could have spun it. “focus groups didn't like the music” “we were looking at fan input and the music wasn’t well...
by NitroEX
Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased
Replies: 7114
Views: 779080

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased

Sure when it comes to things like “we think the new cast is very talented” that’s some PR nonsense I’m sure but when it comes to not agreeing with Saban’s over the top censorship demands or preferring to work with the more lax Cartoon Network there’s no reason to believe he isn’t being one hundred ...
by NitroEX
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased
Replies: 7114
Views: 779080

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased

Didn’t Kelly specify Batman Beyond? Batman TAS had a way more 1940s noir style soundtrack making it way more stylistic and unique than anything Funimation bothered with Yes. I'm referring to Batman Beyond, I already mentioned it by name and didn't feel like typing it out every time after that. I th...
by NitroEX
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased
Replies: 7114
Views: 779080

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased

I remember that comment. It’s interesting though because Batman Beyond would have only been around for a month when season 3 started production. If Batman Beyond was kicking their ass in ratings its because season 1 and 2 have been playing for like the 5th fucking time on Toonami by the time Batman...
by NitroEX
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased
Replies: 7114
Views: 779080

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased

Funimation's reasons for the Kikuchi tracks being absent from Z seem to flip flop depending on who's being asked. If I recall correctly, Sabat's excuse in at least one of his interviews was that the music tracks had degraded and were of such poor sound quality that they couldn't be used, which I per...
by NitroEX
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased
Replies: 7114
Views: 779080

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased

I mean, of course FUNimation's logo was on them. They were the company dubbing the games. I know that, but Final Bout (US) obviously didn't use their cast, it was outsourced to an LA studio which leads some to believe it was the game publisher rather than Funimation. When it came to the Budokai gam...
by NitroEX
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased
Replies: 7114
Views: 779080

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased

I don't care to remember the specifics of each company's history but I do know that the games were released under different publishers prior to some sort of merger which helps explain the regional differences of the Budokai series and Final Bout. Bandai released them for Japan and Europe while Atari...
by NitroEX
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased
Replies: 7114
Views: 779080

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased

Do we know how exactly Ocean got the rights to dub Kai 1.0? Was it whatever allowed them to dub the rest of Z without Funimation? I doubt we'll ever know for sure but maybe it was a leftover 'use it or lose it' type clause in their contracts with Funimation. They were still working with them on Fun...
by NitroEX
Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased
Replies: 7114
Views: 779080

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased

Boo Kai was effectively sold as a separate series anyway, much like Super. Watever contracts they had in place for the original Kai wouldn't have automatically granted them permission to dub the second batch, even if they wanted to it probably wasn't that simple.
by NitroEX
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased
Replies: 7114
Views: 779080

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased

Pitch shifts were always Funi's thing, and IMO mostly were just there to disguise the tiny number of actors they were using to dub the series originally, which then only stuck around later on because of tradition. IIRC Ocean only ever used a pitch shift for Shen Long, and only in the dubs that were...
by NitroEX
Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased
Replies: 7114
Views: 779080

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased

I haven't heard much of Derek Stephen Prince's version, but I do recall it being more monstrous, like Tockar's take seems to be. Here's a comparison I have saved of Derek Stephen Prince in the Bang Zoom dub. It was rough around the edges but in his defence, he did start at an awkward point and the ...
by NitroEX
Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased
Replies: 7114
Views: 779080

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased

Tockar's Freeza is basically what I predicted it would be knowing his vocal range, which it's a perfectly fine direction to go in. Derek Stephen Prince has already done a similarly monstrous take with his Freeza in the Bang Zoom dub so it's not unlike anything we've heard before. Lee's villainous ro...
by NitroEX
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased
Replies: 7114
Views: 779080

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased

Yeah, new music was definitely composed for Kai as Anitunes have had that listed on their website for years but the thing with the Ocean kids dubs is that they occasionally rely on library music for various other projects so the Kai music could have been reused for other things by now, not by Anitun...
by NitroEX
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased
Replies: 7114
Views: 779080

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased

It wouldn't surprise me one bit if Funimation or Toei did suppress the Ocean Kai dub for the UK. It matches what Subzero Ice said years ago that "Toei Animation ONLY gave them the option of the Funimation dub of Kai". This was despite Kirby Morrow describing their version of Kai as being "for releas...
by NitroEX
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased
Replies: 7114
Views: 779080

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased

Except, that’s not accurate. He was hired when they were casting for Sleeping Princess in Devil’s Castle, the decision to fire the Vancouver cast in favor of recording locally was being made before he was hired. All he actually did was convince Barry Watson they didn’t need to look past the Denton ...
by NitroEX
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Kai
Topic: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased
Replies: 7114
Views: 779080

Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" Dub Turns 10; Still Unreleased

I'll give you the stuff about Sean and the other Goku's, but you're being way too cynical with Chris Sabat. He's a guy who genuinely cares about the fans. Him getting Drummond to do Copy Vegeta just to boost ratings for 3 episodes? I'm not convinced. He posted on twitter at the time referring to Dr...