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

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

Post by dbs fanboy » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:23 pm

By hiring a really good replacement .

SirTorra wrote: 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 TBMx » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:37 pm

They would recast Bulma. But they wouldn't recast Goku if his VA died or retired. I think that would put an end to dragonball.

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

Post by JulieYBM » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:18 pm

TBMx wrote:They would recast Bulma. But they wouldn't recast Goku if his VA died or retired. I think that would put an end to dragonball.
Like I said before, Lupin III was recast, Gokuu and the others will be recast.
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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by Dbzfan94 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:23 pm

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TBMx wrote:They would recast Bulma. But they wouldn't recast Goku if his VA died or retired. I think that would put an end to dragonball.
Like I said before, Lupin III was recast, Gokuu and the others will be recast.
But will people accept a Goku that isn't Nozawa? (Excluding dubs of course)

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

Post by dbgtFO » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:27 pm

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TBMx wrote:They would recast Bulma. But they wouldn't recast Goku if his VA died or retired. I think that would put an end to dragonball.
Like I said before, Lupin III was recast, Gokuu and the others will be recast.
But will people accept a Goku that isn't Nozawa? (Excluding dubs of course)
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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by HeroR » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:36 pm

People are really taking this too far. Bulma's VA isn't the first main cast member to die as Roshi, Tien, and Mr. Satan all been recast. Even the original narrator of the entire franchise got recast after the Battle of Gods Saga.

If anything, I can see them having Bulma remain silence for an episode like the did with Tien for the 2008 special, but that is as far as I see it going.
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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by GodKaio-Ken » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:00 pm

I'd just like everyone to act really happy to see her, even if it's a bit out of character. Just show how much the character means to the franchise.
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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by DragonBallFoodie » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:35 pm

My guess is a side appearance for an adventure on Earth with young Trunks, Gohan and Maron, who were on that island protecting its wildlife.

SirTorra wrote: Why are people act like its bulma that died? Bulma is alive and well as far as we know.
This.

I have to get this off my chest: when I see Tsuru memorial fanart of Bulma saying goodbye, it pisses me off because I'm getting the impression that Bulma is never going to come back to DB.

Which is not true at all, because Bulma - Goku's first friend, Vegeta's husband, Trunks' mother and the resident smart girl - is critically important in the DB saga. She will return, and live on.

As long as Bulma is alive, Hiromi Tsuru will live on as part of her.

JulieYBM wrote:Folks: they recast Lupin III. They will have no problem recasting Blooma.
They had to recast Lupin, two members died (Yasuo Yamada, Goro Naya - Lupin, Zenigata) and the other two (Eiko Masuyama, Makio Inoue - Fujiko, Goemon) got too old to do their roles. Right now only Kiyoshi Kobyasahi (Jigen) is around even though he's as old as Masako Nozawa and Joji Yanami (King Kai).

I guess we shall have to see who will succeed Tsuru as Bulma.
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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by jplaya2023 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:50 pm

r.i.p to the actress but she has probably recorded lines for episodes at a time, and they can always use her old lines and voice overs for bulma

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

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DragonBallFoodie wrote:I have to get this off my chest: when I see Tsuru memorial fanart of Bulma saying goodbye, it pisses me off because I'm getting the impression that Bulma is never going to come back to DB.
I have always felt the same way about folks in the past with regard to this kind of fan art, and I initially went into this feeling the same way about Tsuru and Bulma fan art. I never really understood the urge to express it that way, and initially found the idea disrespectful; indeed, they are a person, not a character.

I have not felt this profound sense of loss before with Dragon Ball cast members, and I thought I was pretty devastated with Gori's passing in 2010. However, I found myself very upset looking at all the Bulma fan art -- not in the angry way as I thought I would be, but in an empathetic realization of camaraderie with these individuals. I was very surprised by my reaction in that way.

Different people deal with grief in different ways. Human beings are complicated, and our feelings are complicated. We work through these feelings and emotions in certain ways that feel appropriate to us at that point in time.

Far be it from me, and you, to judge how someone else processes and manages their grief. I understand this now, and wish I had learned it sooner.
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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by RandomGuy96 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:16 pm

They'll recast her and proceed as normal without acknowledging that anything changed.
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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by funrush » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:17 pm

Recast, don't let it affect the story. Put an in memoriam message before the credits of an episode, either the next episode or the next episode that has Bulma in it. She should have a proper tribute, but writing out the character or anything like that is unnecessary and maybe the wrong thing to do since that character's part of her legacy.

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

Post by gofishus » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:25 pm

Most likely the new voice actress will try to mimic the old one at first but then grow into her own style. That's what happened when the Funimation voice actors took over from the Ocean dub group..

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

Post by fadeddreams5 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:51 pm

Bulma is a very significant character, and I understand it's sad hearing a new voice after hearing one in particular for so long, but the show must go on. They shouldn't ghost the character out at all. In the dub, Bulma has had a ton of voice actresses.
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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by GodKaio-Ken » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:51 am

To those that say Bulls didn't die...I'd say something much worse happened. Her VA was a human being who contributed a lot to the franchise. Paying respect in a small way wouldn't be bad.
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Re: How should they handle Bulma's next appearance in Super?

Post by DragonBallFoodie » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:21 pm

VegettoEX wrote:I have always felt the same way about folks in the past with regard to this kind of fan art, and I initially went into this feeling the same way about Tsuru and Bulma fan art. I never really understood the urge to express it that way, and initially found the idea disrespectful; indeed, they are a person, not a character.

I have not felt this profound sense of loss before with Dragon Ball cast members, and I thought I was pretty devastated with Gori's passing in 2010. However, I found myself very upset looking at all the Bulma fan art -- not in the angry way as I thought I would be, but in an empathetic realization of camaraderie with these individuals. I was very surprised by my reaction in that way.

Different people deal with grief in different ways. Human beings are complicated, and our feelings are complicated. We work through these feelings and emotions in certain ways that feel appropriate to us at that point in time.

Far be it from me, and you, to judge how someone else processes and manages their grief. I understand this now, and wish I had learned it sooner.
I apologize to anyone I offended with my words.

I forgot that Ms Tsuru was a beloved favourite to many fans, and I can understand if they feel DB will never be the same without her.
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