TheGreatness25 wrote:On the Gill vs. Giru thing... if his name is supposed to be a pun on "Gear," then "Giru" would actually be more accurate. I'm not sure if it's been confirmed that "Gear" is not the pun, but I don't see why it would be "Gill." Unfortunately, there's no manual for when words are to be translated with an "L" or with an "R."
I find myself having the same problem with "Zi" or "Ji" (the letter being ジ).
This is why I looked to the Street Fighter example as their character shares the same name and is translated directly as Gill instead of Giru. The Gear pun was also previously used on Dr. Gero so I don't see why they would use it twice.
Gill still works reasonably as a pun in my view as it could be referencing the gills of a fish. There does seem to be some sea-based elements in GT, notably the octopus-shaped spaceship belonging to of the main trio.
TheBlackPaladin wrote:she never specifically said she came back for Kai. So I wonder if her statement about "getting to do more," was more about voice acting in general than Gohan specifically.
I don't think that's the case as it wouldn't really make much sense, given the context of her tweet. The way I see it, she didn't outright say she's in Kai but she is presumably under NDA so she couldn't. Based off of what we know thus far, I'd say it's reasonable to believe she implied involvement in Kai.
If you go back and look at it, the whole thing came about when someone basically tweeted to her saying that it wasn't Saffron Henderson voicing Gohan in the "Ocean dub", he could only have meant the Westwood dub episodes of the Cell Games when she was replaced, as that's the only "Ocean dub" she was missing from. She responded saying "Awwww... I heart Gohan! Years ago I got married in the US & lived in CA. Temporarily replaced but got to do lots more." If we try and break that down, she's most likely referencing those Westwood episodes as they were recorded in 2001, the same year she got married and moved to California. We can see from her IMDB that she did some voice work in California for a while (Naruto, Zatch Bell!, Saints Row) but she also started appearing on Vancouver cast lists again afterward, so she didn't stay there for too long, giving her plenty of time to be cast in Kai when it came to Vancouver.
The part where she says "Temporarily replaced but got to do lots more." all but confirms it for me. Again, the context here is very clearly about Gohan, not general roles and voice work. She explains why she left the role in 2001 (getting married) and then right afterward says she was "temporarily replaced". Now both Stephanie Nadolny & Jillian Michaels did
replace her but keep in mind the context, the set up from the fan was about Gohan not being voiced by Saffron in the Ocean dub, not the Funi dub, she responded talking about what happened when she was replaced in the Ocean dub, not the Funi dub. It seems clear to me that when she mentions being replaced, she was referencing her more recent replacement in 2001 rather than in 1999. The last part where she says "got to do lots more" can only mean Kai, as this was the only Dragon Ball project to come to Vancouver after 2001-2002. DB and GT were both done in Calgary.
Robo4900 wrote:This is pure speculation on my part, but I think Henderson may very well have been able to come back during Z if kid Gohan had shown up towards the end; Jillian Michaels took over while Henderson was temporarily unable to show up(I forget if it was maternity leave, or her wedding), which ended up covering the rest of Gohan's appearances as a kid in Z due to both how fast Ocean were dubbing at that time, and how few episodes were left with kid Gohan. Then of course, Michaels was cast as the sole voice of Goten, so if Henderson became available, it wouldn't make sense to replace a character Michaels had been voicing all along.
Again, it's speculation, so don't quote me on that.
It probably wasn't realistic for her to come back during Z as I believe they finished recording it in 2002 and she was most likely still in California at that point.
I don't know when exactly she came back to Canada but based on when she started consistently appearing in Vancouver based projects I'd say it must've been around 2005 or so.
Also, there really isn't any evidence to suggest she left due to maternity leave, at least not that I know of. ButtfaceKalinski went into more detail about this a while back and I'm inclined to believe him. All that I've read so far seems to point to the timing of her wedding and moving to Caifornia being the reasons she left.
Robo4900 wrote:But, having said this, I do wonder if Henderson would have come back to voice Goku in GT if that had stayed in Vancouver as originally planned.
Given that the Blue Water dubs started being broadcast in 2003, and were probably recorded sometime in mid to late 2002, I don't think she would've been available for that either.