"Dragon Ball Super" FUNimation Dub Official Discussion Thread

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Re: "Dragon Ball Super" FUNimation Dub Official Discussion Thread

Post by Scsigs » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:28 pm

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shadd21 wrote:This is the second time the dub used the term “ Son of a bitch” :crazy:
And? What's the problem? "Son of a bitch" is PG-levels of cursing. You people are acting like the characters are dropping f-bombs left right and center. :roll:
Honestly, I would argue that using the word “bitch” in a Dragon Ball dub is a bit out of place. Sure, it would be a lot worse if Mai dropped an f-bomb, but “bitch” still feels a bit too harsh for what is technically a kid’s show.
Even though Dragon Ball uncut is more the speed of a teenage to young adult demographic on this side of the Pacific?
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Post by Kaio_Krazy » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:35 pm

WittyUsername wrote:
MrTennek wrote:
shadd21 wrote:This is the second time the dub used the term “ Son of a bitch” :crazy:
And? What's the problem? "Son of a bitch" is PG-levels of cursing. You people are acting like the characters are dropping f-bombs left right and center. :roll:
Honestly, I would argue that using the word “bitch” in a Dragon Ball dub is a bit out of place. Sure, it would be a lot worse if Mai dropped an f-bomb, but “bitch” still feels a bit too harsh for what is technically a kid’s show.
Airing solely on an adult block, for adult audiences. They have a censored dub waiting in the wings if it ever gets picked for a kids network, but for now there really isn't anything wrong with them using some mild to harsh language every now and again, especially if the gravity of a scene calls for it.

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Re: "Dragon Ball Super" FUNimation Dub Official Discussion Thread

Post by WittyUsername » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:47 pm

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WittyUsername wrote:
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And? What's the problem? "Son of a bitch" is PG-levels of cursing. You people are acting like the characters are dropping f-bombs left right and center. :roll:
Honestly, I would argue that using the word “bitch” in a Dragon Ball dub is a bit out of place. Sure, it would be a lot worse if Mai dropped an f-bomb, but “bitch” still feels a bit too harsh for what is technically a kid’s show.
Even though Dragon Ball uncut is more the speed of a teenage to young adult demographic on this side of the Pacific?
That’s why I said “technically”. It still seems a little jarring to have Dragon Ball characters refer to each other as sons of bitches. Granted, PG-13 movies are perfectly fine with using that word, but then again, they’re also fine with dropping one (and occasionally two) f-bombs, and I don’t think very many people are interested in having Dragon Ball characters using that word.

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Post by WittyUsername » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:04 pm

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WittyUsername wrote:
MrTennek wrote:
And? What's the problem? "Son of a bitch" is PG-levels of cursing. You people are acting like the characters are dropping f-bombs left right and center. :roll:
Honestly, I would argue that using the word “bitch” in a Dragon Ball dub is a bit out of place. Sure, it would be a lot worse if Mai dropped an f-bomb, but “bitch” still feels a bit too harsh for what is technically a kid’s show.
Airing solely on an adult block, for adult audiences. They have a censored dub waiting in the wings if it ever gets picked for a kids network, but for now there really isn't anything wrong with them using some mild to harsh language every now and again, especially if the gravity of a scene calls for it.
I’m not saying they need to keep the language G-rated. I’m fine with “damn”, “hell” and even “bastard”. I just feel like “bitch” might be pushing it a bit.

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Post by Kaio_Krazy » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:25 pm

WittyUsername wrote:
Kaio_Krazy wrote:
WittyUsername wrote:
Honestly, I would argue that using the word “bitch” in a Dragon Ball dub is a bit out of place. Sure, it would be a lot worse if Mai dropped an f-bomb, but “bitch” still feels a bit too harsh for what is technically a kid’s show.
Airing solely on an adult block, for adult audiences. They have a censored dub waiting in the wings if it ever gets picked for a kids network, but for now there really isn't anything wrong with them using some mild to harsh language every now and again, especially if the gravity of a scene calls for it.
I’m not saying they need to keep the language G-rated. I’m fine with “damn”, “hell” and even “bastard”. I just feel like “bitch” might be pushing it a bit.
And I respectfully disagree.

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Re: "Dragon Ball Super" FUNimation Dub Official Discussion Thread

Post by WittyUsername » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:48 pm

Kaio_Krazy wrote:
WittyUsername wrote:
Kaio_Krazy wrote: Airing solely on an adult block, for adult audiences. They have a censored dub waiting in the wings if it ever gets picked for a kids network, but for now there really isn't anything wrong with them using some mild to harsh language every now and again, especially if the gravity of a scene calls for it.
I’m not saying they need to keep the language G-rated. I’m fine with “damn”, “hell” and even “bastard”. I just feel like “bitch” might be pushing it a bit.
And I respectfully disagree.
Out of curiosity, where would you personally draw the line on the kind of language to use in a Dragon Ball dub?

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Post by MrTennek » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:58 am

They had Guldo say "shit" in Kai. Were people complaining about that then?

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Post by Saturnine » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:56 am

I'm very happy about Vegeta using S.O.B. Swearing makes everything more genuine and believable. Euphemisms left and right in the original, such as the ubiquitous "darn" were downright ridiculous, no one talks like that in real life (well, some people do, but I refuse to have anything to do with them). Better that they call say bitch on an arguably children's show than go to the other extreme.

What's with the notion that swearing somehow damages kids, anyway? You know they all swear when they know they'll go unpunished, don't you?

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Re: "Dragon Ball Super" FUNimation Dub Official Discussion Thread

Post by Kaio_Krazy » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:28 am

WittyUsername wrote:
Kaio_Krazy wrote:
WittyUsername wrote:
I’m not saying they need to keep the language G-rated. I’m fine with “damn”, “hell” and even “bastard”. I just feel like “bitch” might be pushing it a bit.
And I respectfully disagree.
Out of curiosity, where would you personally draw the line on the kind of language to use in a Dragon Ball dub?
Oh SOB is absolutely the peak, I really wouldn't want them using anything heavier than that. This is only to be used in moments that truly warrant it, to be clear. Not everyone needs to be calling each other SOBs. It's like your one Fbomb in a PG-13 flick, you save it. Granted, I wasn't expecting them to double up on it so quickly. However if you spell out exactly what was happening to Vegeta and Mai when they said it, I feel both situations we're serious enough to validate the use of it. Mind you, if this becomes as common as the uses of damn it and bastard in this show, I'd have to raise an eyebrow at that.

A change in language, at a pivotal moment in a story, can be a great way of displaying a character's emotional state. The fact that they wouldn't normally say something like it, must mean that the situation facing them is truly different from what came before. However, overuse of such a change will simply make it lose meaning......or make you sound like a 15 year old writing fansubs.

Fun fact: After thinking about, I remembered that I've definitely heard characters in Kai say "So of a-" so that at least sets a precedent for it being a phase that's existed in this world before the Future Trunks arc. Off the top of my head, I can only recall Mr. Satan saying it after throwing #16's head, but I could swear (lol) I've heard another character say it.

Hope this explains my feelings on the matter a bit better, and that it's not that I simply want to hear DB characters curse more, because it's kewl. (Not insinuating that's what you thought btw.)

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Post by jjgp1112 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:41 am

Kaio_Krazy wrote: Fun fact: After thinking about, I remembered that I've definitely heard characters in Kai say "So of a-" so that at least sets a precedent for it being a phase that's existed in this world before the Future Trunks arc. Off the top of my head, I can only recall Mr. Satan saying it after throwing #16's head, but I could swear (lol) I've heard another character say it.

Hope this explains my feelings on the matter a bit better, and that it's not that I simply want to hear DB characters curse more, because it's kewl. (Not insinuating that's what you thought btw.)
Yeah, and the other time was Nappa saying it to Piccolo and getitng cut off.
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Post by Kaio_Krazy » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:40 am

jjgp1112 wrote:
Kaio_Krazy wrote: Fun fact: After thinking about, I remembered that I've definitely heard characters in Kai say "So of a-" so that at least sets a precedent for it being a phase that's existed in this world before the Future Trunks arc. Off the top of my head, I can only recall Mr. Satan saying it after throwing #16's head, but I could swear (lol) I've heard another character say it.

Hope this explains my feelings on the matter a bit better, and that it's not that I simply want to hear DB characters curse more, because it's kewl. (Not insinuating that's what you thought btw.)
Yeah, and the other time was Nappa saying it to Piccolo and getitng cut off.
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Post by shadowmaria » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:57 pm

MajinMan wrote:I can’t wait for Vegeta to call Toppo a “candy ass faggot” in the Tournament of Power.
That is not funny in any capacity, and actually incredibly disrespectful

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Post by Dragon Ball Gus » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:48 pm

So, sorry for interrupting this conversation about profanity, but Caulifla and Kale are coming to Dragon Ball Legends. Now you may be wondering "Gus, why are you talking about this here?". Because my friends, this means we get to hear a sneak peek at their English voices sooner than we expected. Who's excited? Cause I know I am.
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Post by MrTennek » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:56 pm

shadowmaria wrote:
MajinMan wrote:I can’t wait for Vegeta to call Toppo a “candy ass faggot” in the Tournament of Power.
That is not funny in any capacity, and actually incredibly disrespectful
:roll:

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Post by Danfun64 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:30 pm

shadowmaria wrote:
MajinMan wrote:I can’t wait for Vegeta to call Toppo a “candy ass faggot” in the Tournament of Power.
That is not funny in any capacity, and actually incredibly disrespectful
Not that it makes it right, but MajinMan was referring to this.
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Post by Baggie_Saiyan » Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:49 am

FUNi Sept. Solicits no DBS and no DBS collection either.... Part 4 is out today so that means 3/4 months until the meat of the Trunks arc is on BD (if we assume Part 5 is out in Oct). Can't help but wonder if FUNi's partnership with CR is causing slow down in their long series, they seem to be releasing OP slowly now based on what people have said and they took over a year to release the final part of Fairy Tail S2 despite it already being dubbed and all.

I guess:

Oct: Part 5
Feb: Part 6

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Post by supersaiyandoctor » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:45 pm

Baggie_Saiyan wrote:FUNi Sept. Solicits no DBS and no DBS collection either.... Part 4 is out today so that means 3/4 months until the meat of the Trunks arc is on BD (if we assume Part 5 is out in Oct). Can't help but wonder if FUNi's partnership with CR is causing slow down in their long series, they seem to be releasing OP slowly now based on what people have said and they took over a year to release the final part of Fairy Tail S2 despite it already being dubbed and all.

I guess:

Oct: Part 5
Feb: Part 6
Man, it's going to be forever until they release the season sets isn't it?

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Post by Baggie_Saiyan » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:58 am

supersaiyandoctor wrote:
Baggie_Saiyan wrote:FUNi Sept. Solicits no DBS and no DBS collection either.... Part 4 is out today so that means 3/4 months until the meat of the Trunks arc is on BD (if we assume Part 5 is out in Oct). Can't help but wonder if FUNi's partnership with CR is causing slow down in their long series, they seem to be releasing OP slowly now based on what people have said and they took over a year to release the final part of Fairy Tail S2 despite it already being dubbed and all.

I guess:

Oct: Part 5
Feb: Part 6
Man, it's going to be forever until they release the season sets isn't it?
Bizarre thing is September was mostly full of re-releases for FUNi and it would have been 14 months since Part 1 of DBS came out so a first season set would have made sense to come out in Sept.

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Post by Fionordequester » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:40 pm

Dragon Ball Gus wrote:So, sorry for interrupting this conversation about profanity, but Caulifla and Kale are coming to Dragon Ball Legends. Now you may be wondering "Gus, why are you talking about this here?". Because my friends, this means we get to hear a sneak peek at their English voices sooner than we expected. Who's excited? Cause I know I am.
I...kind of am? But remember; this is a video game, and the voice actresses are new to their roles. And we all know how Zamasu sounded in Xenoverse 2, under those conditions...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKRkPL6X8EM
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Post by shadowmaria » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:12 am

Fionordequester wrote:
Dragon Ball Gus wrote:So, sorry for interrupting this conversation about profanity, but Caulifla and Kale are coming to Dragon Ball Legends. Now you may be wondering "Gus, why are you talking about this here?". Because my friends, this means we get to hear a sneak peek at their English voices sooner than we expected. Who's excited? Cause I know I am.
I...kind of am? But remember; this is a video game, and the voice actresses are new to their roles. And we all know how Zamasu sounded in Xenoverse 2, under those conditions...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKRkPL6X8EM
Zamasu was still voiced by James Marsters and it was enough of an indication to see how he'll sound

Caulifla and Kale will likely be the same situation.

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