Not in America. I do think if a fan who had the means to do it, they would do it.
Yes.Where are the multiple opportunities? Kai?
Here’s the thing Dragon Ball hasn’t been allowed to die or be forgotten in the West. After GT, Funimation immediately goes back to redub the first 67 episodes and first 3 Z movies with their homegrown cast in 2005. Then the season sets come out in 2007. Which sold extremely well like in the top 10. They still sell well. Mike’s podcast interview with a former Funimation brand manager had him mentioning Z outsold Kai 2 to 1 even when they were pushing Kai as the definitive version.Dragon Ball is going to drop popularity again one day, that will be the day there’s a chance for resurrection of the series.
And then of course Kai came out almost immediately following the season sets and then Super and then all the video games in between.
This isn’t like Sailor Moon where for a good decade the franchise ceased to exist in the West allowing for a complete redub in 2014. (Also the censorship in the old Sailor Moon dub has always been a joke with its erasing of queerness, Dragon Ball’s censorship of whitewashing eastern religion and culture and downplaying sexual antics has always been more socially acceptable to a Western audience) Dragon Ball hasn’t gone anywhere and it isn’t going anywhere to be forgotten.
And no some anime company in 2040 isn’t going to redub some anime from the 80s and 90s[/quote]
Highly unlikely but still possible. Releasing videos for home release isn’t the same as airing a TV show on a channel. My point is most of these people shilling for funimation are long time fans.
Everyone knows it’s unlikely, to just constantly bring up the same talking points is a cop out. In case you haven’t noticed I enjoy discussion, so repeating something over like an npc does get a little frustrating, though by no means is it something I don’t want to hear, with some coherent arguments to go with it there’s potential for some interesting discourse. There’s only ever really been one dub, to try and compare something that doesn’t exist yet to something that does exist really sounds to me like you’re trying really hard to reach to conclusions that otherwise can’t be objectively stated as true.It’s not a cop out, it’s just a matter of fact that you don’t want to hear.
That’s just capitalism I guess. We’d need to have a company that isn’t as grotesque as funimation or someone who has the wealth to spend and wants to make a new dub.It’s not even a matter of “a new generation could like a redub” it’s a matter of why. Dubbing is not cheap. Even if we ignore the specials and movies and only redub the original Dragon Ball and Z that’s 444 episodes. Why would any company pay for that when the existing dub no matter how bad it is still sells well?
There’s only one dub and no competition, I don’t think it’s reasonable to say with some competition things might be different.