How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

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How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by precita » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:53 pm

As we all know by now, Bulma's VA sadly passed away a few days ago. Bulma however is too important a character for Super to just ignore or phase out like they could do with some minor characters.

We most likely will see Bulma again right after the tournament of power arc ends and the main cast returns to Earth. How should they handle her next appearance? Just have her written as normal with a new VA? Should she have a reduced role and appear less in future episodes?

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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by Duo » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:59 pm

It's such a shame, especially given her chemistry with Whis', but I would strongly prefer not to hear another voice for a very significant period of time. It would be really nice if they could just avoid using the character for a couple or several years.
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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by The_Destroyer » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:08 pm

It'll be very difficult to write her off. I guess they could have the next arc take place somewhere else, like Sadala, and we dont get cutaways to Earth.

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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by Saturnine » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:11 pm

There are plenty of talented VAs in Japan. All they need to do is a casting and find a sound-alike who can act, there's not much more to it really.

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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by Chuquita » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:19 pm

Bulma's been too integral to Super (outside of the tournament portions of this arc), I say just keep going, but with the new/replacement voice actress.
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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by 8000 Saiyan » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:22 pm

All they need to do is find someone that can do a great voice for her.
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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by Bullza » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:32 pm

Yeah just find a good replacement voice and continue as normal really.

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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by Torturephile » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:38 pm

Not matter the losses, the show must go on. Bulma may still be as prominent in the future as she was earlier in Super, and I don't want that to change.
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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by Lord Beerus » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:22 pm

They will find a new seiyuu to voice the character and the show will continue as planned.

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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by precita » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:15 pm

Lord Beerus wrote:They will find a new seiyuu to voice the character and the show will continue as planned.
But will they make some in-show reference about how her voice is different?

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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by JoeCapricorn » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:50 pm

What options are there?

I don't see them retiring the character of Bulma because she has been an integral part of Dragon Ball since the beginning.

It is more likely that they will find a voice actress that can approximate her voice. There won't be any in-universe explanation to any change in her voice. The voice actress for Ribrianne sort of sounds similar.

But if there is, the most likely explanation would be immediately after the ToP there is a time skip and Bulma sounds "older".

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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by SirTorra » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:04 pm

They should handle it the same way they would have if the VA didn't die. There are plenty of talented VA in japan that can step in for bulma. Why are people act like its bulma that died? Bulma is alive and well as far as we know.

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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by Faisal Shourov » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:57 pm

Just find a replacement and continue as normal.
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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by majinwarman » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:13 am

Chuquita wrote:Bulma's been too integral to Super (outside of the tournament portions of this arc), I say just keep going, but with the new/replacement voice actress.
I believe that would be the best way to honor her.
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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by sintzu » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:30 am

Just recast her and write as they usually do.
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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by JulieYBM » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:34 am

I imagine they'll just cast somebody and be done with it. If it's a veteran I suspect Inoue Kikukou or Orikasa Fumiko, the latter of which Morita Masakazu has much experience working with. If it's someone younger I suspect they'll cast Sawashiro Miyuki.
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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by Lord Beerus » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:40 am

precita wrote:
Lord Beerus wrote:They will find a new seiyuu to voice the character and the show will continue as planned.
But will they make some in-show reference about how her voice is different?
No. I don't see the reason why they should.

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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by AnimeNation101 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:45 am

Duo wrote:It's such a shame, especially given her chemistry with Whis', but I would strongly prefer not to hear another voice for a very significant period of time. It would be really nice if they could just avoid using the character for a couple or several years.
That woudln’t Be nice at all, the way i see it.

Retiring Bulma for years would be a dishonor to her VA. She would want the character to live on rather than be forgotten for years.

I think doing her justice is keeping Bulma and probably giving her an even bigger role.
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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by FubukiFoxx » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:55 am

There'll be at least several months from now until the end of the Tournament of Power, which gives them a good window of time to start looking for a suitable replacement; additionally, if they want a little more time for the wounds to have healed, having the next arc take place on Planet Sadala would make a lot of sense.

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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by JulieYBM » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:16 pm

Folks: they recast Lupin III. They will have no problem recasting Blooma.
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