Jiren's VA was amazing in 130 and 131

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Jiren's VA was amazing in 130 and 131

Post by Asura » Fri May 04, 2018 3:40 am

Just thought I'd show some appreciation for how great the voice actor did, his screams were extremely intense. It definitely made the character a lot better in my mind, because he was always so monotone and boring the entire time.

https://youtu.be/kD-W2xxioO4?t=70

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Re: Jiren's VA was amazing in 130 and 131

Post by Lord Beerus » Fri May 04, 2018 7:05 am

Eiji Hanawa was sensational in the final three episodes of the show. Mainly because it by that time the anime had actually bothered to expand on Jiren's characterization more. Which lead to his vocal range being more diverse.

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Re: Jiren's VA was amazing in 130 and 131

Post by namekiansaiyan » Fri May 04, 2018 9:05 am

I think he had the best voice performance in Dragon Ball Super.

The power up in episode 130 was just too good.

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Re: Jiren's VA was amazing in 130 and 131

Post by JulieYBM » Fri May 04, 2018 9:10 am

Hanawa Eiji did a great job. It was a nice gesture to have the final foe for the series be voiced by Iron Man from Disk Wars: Avengers considering just how much of the staff from that series was the initial staff for Dragon Ball Super.
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Re: Jiren's VA was amazing in 130 and 131

Post by Kataphrut » Fri May 04, 2018 10:57 am

Jiren first showed up in Dragon Ball Heroes around February back before we even knew his name, right? That means his VA would've been cast almost a year before he had any actual lines in the show.

I wonder how he felt during those first few recording sessions. "Okay Hanawa-san, Jiren's finally making his debut in the series. You have one line, a couple of grunts, and that's it for a month." Easy money I guess.

Then a year later you get to the last few episodes and he finally gets to act! Jiren gets all these lines, a motivation, emotional range, basically a whole character arc out of nowhere. Credit to the guy, he knocked it out of the park, but until then he was kind of a victim of the weird circumstances surrounding how the character was written and executed.

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Re: Jiren's VA was amazing in 130 and 131

Post by FortuneSSJ » Fri May 04, 2018 12:26 pm

It was the same that episode 66 was for Zamasu's voice actor. The moment where both show how amazing they are.
Despite all the production problems, Toei always tries to bring the best voice actors in the industry to Dragon Ball. That didn't change.
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Re: Jiren's VA was amazing in 130 and 131

Post by MKCSTEALTH » Fri May 04, 2018 12:33 pm

His sceam of agony in 130 against Goku's Kamehameha is still one of my favorite moments. Really loved his later scenes

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Re: Jiren's VA was amazing in 130 and 131

Post by PFM18 » Fri May 04, 2018 12:57 pm

Just another reason this arc is so great. If you can watch that video and not grt goosebumps you probanly dont have a soul

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Re: Jiren's VA was amazing in 130 and 131

Post by Logania » Fri May 04, 2018 2:22 pm

One of the best vocal performances for a villain next to Norio Wakamoto as Cell.

Too bad his performance was wasted on a bland alien.
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Re: Jiren's VA was amazing in 130 and 131

Post by Zen Yabuki » Fri May 04, 2018 5:03 pm

Easily one of my favorite voice performances for this series.

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Re: Jiren's VA was amazing in 130 and 131

Post by Asura » Sat May 05, 2018 1:24 am

I also wanna give a shout-out to Caulifla and Kale's VAs, they did amazing in 116. Really intense screams. (and mini-shout out to Champa's "KEEEFFUUUURRAAAAA")

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPkQlzmI-K0

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Re: Jiren's VA was amazing in 130 and 131

Post by Baggie_Saiyan » Tue May 08, 2018 1:07 pm

Asura wrote:I also wanna give a shout-out to Caulifla and Kale's VAs, they did amazing in 116. Really intense screams. (and mini-shout out to Champa's "KEEEFFUUUURRAAAAA")

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPkQlzmI-K0
It's just a shame the old cast are not at their peaks anymore, these new character VA's blowing them out the water, with maybe the exception of Kusao.

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Re: Jiren's VA was amazing in 130 and 131

Post by Lupin Vegeta » Sat May 12, 2018 12:26 am

MKCSTEALTH wrote:His sceam of agony in 130 against Goku's Kamehameha is still one of my favorite moments. Really loved his later scenes
That scream is what sold that Kamehameha as a finishing blow for me. It looks and sounds so decisive that I have no problem believing Jiren has been weakened to shit by 131 and even with all his showoff powering up he's pretty much done.

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Re: Jiren's VA was amazing in 130 and 131

Post by PerhapsTheOtherOne » Sat May 12, 2018 11:37 am

Out of all the new material, I think Jiren's VA does the best screams.

We all know how much DB fans love their screaming muscle men :P

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Re: Jiren's VA was amazing in 130 and 131

Post by PFM18 » Sat May 12, 2018 12:39 pm

Lupin Vegeta wrote:
MKCSTEALTH wrote:His sceam of agony in 130 against Goku's Kamehameha is still one of my favorite moments. Really loved his later scenes
That scream is what sold that Kamehameha as a finishing blow for me. It looks and sounds so decisive that I have no problem believing Jiren has been weakened to shit by 131 and even with all his showoff powering up he's pretty much done.
Yeah it was handled beautifully and really made the par in 131 where Freeza is standing over Jiren, having defeated him, that much more believable.

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Re: Jiren's VA was amazing in 130 and 131

Post by Doctor. » Sat May 12, 2018 12:42 pm

He was great in #129 as well.

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