Locust wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:45 am
I don't know how unpopular some of these are but hey ho -
* I don't like that Nozawa voices so many of Goku's relatives/Goku-a-likes, as much as I enjoy her performances. For younger Goten/Gohan it's not so bad, but certainly for Bardock and Tullece - I wish they had chosen different voice actors
* I absolutely find the Android/Cell arc boring as hell
* Broly in the original first film he featured in, was a fine character, for the purpose he served - I don't get the hate
* I like the Bio-Broly movie. It's complete dogshit of course, not a good film - but it does scratch the primal itch I have for shity shlocky B-list horror movies
This is really more an unpopular opinion of a Dragon Ball fandom thing than a series thing but -
I see a lot of (usually Western, I have observed) fans really, really having kneejerk reactions to malexmale pairings and yaoi. It's fine if they are not your thing, but the way some people react is ... like you threw acid on them
I have never seen any other fanbase react quite like that, most other fandoms, it's just accepted as "yep, this is a section of fanwork that exists, I'll just ignore it since I'm not into it"
It's just a little odd to me, this reactions
The first, I agree with & have stated as well multiple times. Most of the counter-arguments I've heard don't even make sense either. It might be that I don't even consider Nozawa the ideal adult Goku, even in Japanese. I'm sorry, but I just don't feel it. I respect her as a person Toriyama helped cast & she's a trooper with continuing the role for almost 40 years, but I just don't get it. Doesn't help that Super is the most exposure I have to her Goku & Super's scripts & characterizations are...awful when it comes to Goku's lines.
I'll add real quick that I don't think Sean Schemmel is exactly the ideal English Goku, as he doesn't nail Goku's more childish side when he tries to influence Nozawa's more high-pitched take for the comedy, but he wasn't casted for that aspect of the character back in '99, so I cut him some slack there. To keep Nozawa on as Gohan & Goten, especially as teens & adults, I feel, is pushing it, while Bardock & Turles is overkill. Bardock I can at least accept when it's a spin-off thing just with him. Turles, though, no.
All that being said, I absolutely love
Nozawa's Goku Black. She's more reserved, in control, & I can feel the menace she has in her voice before it. The only time I feel Schemmel gets even close to emulating that performance (when he's not doing the dumbfuck inconsistent British accent for no reason in SSR), is in one of the later XV2 DLCs after his performance in Super set a better standard for him to act as for Goku Black. Future games that cover that content, or at least feature Goku Black are gonna have a much better Goku Black performance in English than XV2's inconsistent mess.