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

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Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" dub seems to be coming...

Post by Robo4900 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:29 am

Tian wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:22 am
Robo4900 wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:57 pm
... Honestly, I'm surprised the Animax DB dub hasn't surfaced in some form yet. You'd think at least one episode would've made it online by now. 153 episodes of a show like this, airing in like 2006?... It's quite surprising that we've seen nothing of it.
The following may sound as the weirdest thing and probably the most stupid I've written on these forums so far: I think the dub may be there but people are searching it in the wrong way. Since Animax Asia aired in several countries and several languages, I can suppose someone recorded this rare English dub but didn't upload it in an English speaking site but in an Asian language speaking site.

It happened to me once when I was looking for this rare alternate Latin Spanish dub of Asterix & Obelix vs. Caesar and I eventually found it on a... RUSSIAN STREAMING SITE.

So yeah, looking for it in another Asian languages like Malay, Filipino or Indonesian might help.
That sounds like a great idea.
Sadly, I have nothing I can contribute to help such an effort along, but if anyone here has the knowledge to carry out such a search, I would be willing to help out in any way I can. Even if that ultimately just amounts of moral support. :lol:
Tian wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:22 am
Off-topic: Wow, how time flies for this thread. It started out when I was a 10 year old kid, I posted on it for the first time as a 16 year old teenager and now I'm quoting you as a 20 year old young adult.
Heh. Technically more on-topic than the rest of your post, arguably (or, indeed, my post). :P

But yeah, the time's really gone. We're all getting old! :lol:

Honestly, I have no doubt in my mind that this dub will see the light of day, but at this point... I think the form it'd take would be something like a DVD boxset, maybe as much as a decade or more from now. I doubt Funi would do anything of the sort these days, but if they have a major management change and/or if MangaUK or Madman or someone else like that decide to do something ambitious, Ocean Kai would be a great set for collectors. Certainly more appealing than that awful 30th anniversary set Funimation shat onto our doorsteps.
Though having said that, I think there is always the possibility of a random Canadian TV station deciding to pick it up too. We'll see.
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Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" dub seems to be coming...

Post by Planetnamek » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:36 am

I'm surprised that this site had kids on it as it does not seem like a place they would flock towards. Anyways that's a great idea for searching for alternate dubs, I might just try that.
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Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" dub seems to be coming...

Post by MasenkoHA » Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:01 pm

Robo4900 wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:29 am

Honestly, I have no doubt in my mind that this dub will see the light of day, but at this point... I think the form it'd take would be something like a DVD boxset, maybe as much as a decade or more from now. I doubt Funi would do anything of the sort these days, but if they have a major management change and/or if MangaUK or Madman or someone else like that decide to do something ambitious, Ocean Kai would be a great set for collectors. Certainly more appealing than that awful 30th anniversary set Funimation shat onto our doorsteps.
Though having said that, I think there is always the possibility of a random Canadian TV station deciding to pick it up too. We'll see.
I wish I had your optimism in general.

At this point no I don’t think it’s ever going to happen. It’s been “coming soon” for a decade now, the Funi Kai dub has long since aired in territories that might have aired the Ocean Kai. It just aint happening.

And yeah I know the first episode of the Harmony Gold dub has recently showed up 30 years later but that actually aired on television.


It would be nice to hear Saffron Henderson and Scott McNeil as Gohan and Piccolo again.

It would be nice to see if Brian Drummond uses his iconic Saturday Morning cartoon villain voice or something in the spirit of Ryo Horikawa (which we know he’s more than capable of)

It would be nice to see the Ocean cast finally get to tackle the rest of the Namek saga even in Kai form after Funimation robbed them of it with their incompetent business decisions.

But I aint holding my breath.

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Re: Ocean Studios' "Dragon Ball Kai" dub seems to be coming...

Post by Robo4900 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:25 pm

MasenkoHA wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:01 pm
At this point no I don’t think it’s ever going to happen. It’s been “coming soon” for a decade now, the Funi Kai dub has long since aired in territories that might have aired the Ocean Kai. It just aint happening.
The Funi Kai dub aired once in the UK, on Kix in 2011-2012, but no version of Kai has aired in Canada at all. And Funi Kai airing once on one channel in the UK doesn't suddenly mean no other channel will ever air the Ocean version; one version airing once doesn't put a moratorium on alternate versions, that's not at all how that works. The entire country didn't suddenly decide "We're a Funimation dub country now", one channel decided to air Funi's version.

And Turner UK's reps have outright said when asked that if a Turner channel (like Cartoon Network, or a revived Toonami, or whatever) were to air Kai, they'd seek out Ocean's version.
And not only did Wow TV in Canada show tons