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Best Freeza dub voice?

Post by GS7X7 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:13 pm

So which Freeza dub voice was the best one? He's had at least 4 different English VAs so far.... 5 if you count the Malaysian dub. :P


1. OCEAN DUB- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rqSJpSykeI

2-3. FUNIMATION DBZ DUB vs. DBZ KAI DUB- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7fASqHz_eE

4. BLUE WATER DUB- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byf4XGDvZ0k

5. MALAYSIAN SPEEDY DUB- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEq7ey6nDoE
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Post by Kamiccolo9 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:14 pm

Ayers, hands down. No contest.
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Re: Best Freeza dub voice?

Post by UltimateHammerBro » Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:18 pm

Kamiccolo9 wrote:Ayers, hands down. No contest.
Even before I opened the topic, I was thinking the exact words "Ayers, hands down". So yeah, Ayers.
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Re: Best Freeza dub voice?

Post by GS7X7 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:21 pm

The new movie dub's going to be kinda awkward, Freeza's had his voice changed more often and radically then just about any other character in the dub.

I'm still undecided but I'm not for either 4 or 5.
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Re: Best Freeza dub voice?

Post by Ajay » Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:25 pm

Ayres is the only person outside of Nakao who has come even remotely close to portraying Freeza as the character he's meant to be.

Even if Linda Young were given Kai's script, she still isn't fitting for the character. There is no contest.
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Post by Mewzard » Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:41 pm

Chris Ayres, no doubt. He's just been a delightful Freeza.

I can't wait to see him voice Freeza in the new movie.
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Re: Best Freeza dub voice?

Post by UltimateHammerBro » Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:26 pm

Mewzard wrote:Chris Ayres, no doubt. He's just been a delightful Freeza.

I can't wait to see him voice Freeza in the new movie.
I'm just wondering: are we sure that he will? I remember Chris Sabat saying that he'd choose him, but I can perfectly picture the higher powers forcing him to pick Linda Young because "that's DBZ not DBZ Kai yadda yadda yadda".
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Re: Best Freeza dub voice?

Post by KaiserNeko » Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:28 pm

UltimateHammerBro wrote:
Mewzard wrote:Chris Ayres, no doubt. He's just been a delightful Freeza.

I can't wait to see him voice Freeza in the new movie.
I'm just wondering: are we sure that he will? I remember Chris Sabat saying that he'd choose him, but I can perfectly picture the higher powers forcing him to pick Linda Young because "that's DBZ not DBZ Kai yadda yadda yadda".
It's going to be Chris Ayres.

Also, Chris Ayres is the best representation of Freeza in the English speaking world, in my opinion.
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Re: Best Freeza dub voice?

Post by Sedorna » Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:49 pm

Chris Ayres, definitely. I get the impression that Ocean, and possibly blue water) Freeza voiced Freeza based on a picture of how he looked, not who he was. Original Funi Freeza seemed to be trying to copy Ocean Freeza. But Ayres voiced Freeza based on his personality and characterization, not his first form's outward appearance.

The Malaysian dub? Well, it's certainly interesting, I'll give it that. But where does the Big Green dub fit into all this?

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Post by dbzfan7 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:18 pm

It's insulting to compare any other Freeza dub voice to Chris Ayres. That's how good his take is, and how bad everyone else is. Only Martian Billany counts as a good Freeza voice that's not Chris Ayres, but he's only doing it for Parody, and that one live action fan made production. So he kinda doesn't count since he isn't an official voice of Freeza.
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Re: Best Freeza dub voice?

Post by Kamiccolo9 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:28 pm

dbzfan7 wrote:It's insulting to compare any other Freeza dub voice to Chris Ayres. That's how good his take is, and how bad everyone else is. Only Martian Billany counts as a good Freeza voice that's not Chris Ayres, but he's only doing it for Parody, and that one live action fan made production. So he kinda doesn't count since he isn't an official voice of Freeza.
Speaking of parody, and I'm sure I'll get some flack for this, but I don't really care, Little Kuriboh could easily be a more than adequate Freeza in a legitimate dub.
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Post by fadeddreams5 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:31 pm

At first, I hated Ayres. Then, I slapped myself in the face for ever questioning his portrayal of the mighty Frieza. He's the best, hands down.

Frieza's Japanese VA is also great. He voices that one mad scientist captain from Bleach, IIRC. I love his voice.
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Re: Best Freeza dub voice?

Post by voltlunok » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:33 pm

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Mewzard wrote:Chris Ayres, no doubt. He's just been a delightful Freeza.

I can't wait to see him voice Freeza in the new movie.
I'm just wondering: are we sure that he will? I remember Chris Sabat saying that he'd choose him, but I can perfectly picture the higher powers forcing him to pick Linda Young because "that's DBZ not DBZ Kai yadda yadda yadda".
If I remember correctly they actually did consider bringing Linda Young Back for Kai but she heard Ayres performance and gave her blessings to go on with him. She knew he was a better fit and stepped down. I think Ayres is one of the few good things Kai gave us and I really like him so my vote is on him but I still have a soft spot for Young so...they can share the title in my opinion! :thumbup:
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Re: Best Freeza dub voice?

Post by NitroEX » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:34 pm

Might not be official but I fucking love this guy's Freeza. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSiP7QjfDVI

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Post by Gonstead » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:40 pm

voltlunok wrote:
UltimateHammerBro wrote:
Mewzard wrote:Chris Ayres, no doubt. He's just been a delightful Freeza.

I can't wait to see him voice Freeza in the new movie.
I'm just wondering: are we sure that he will? I remember Chris Sabat saying that he'd choose him, but I can perfectly picture the higher powers forcing him to pick Linda Young because "that's DBZ not DBZ Kai yadda yadda yadda".
If I remember correctly they actually did consider bringing Linda Young Back for Kai but she heard Ayres performance and gave her blessings to go on with him. She knew he was a better fit and stepped down. I think Ayres is one of the few good things Kai gave us and I really like him so my vote is on him but I still have a soft spot for Young so...they can share the title in my opinion! :thumbup:
She was initially cast as Frieza again for Kai (Episode 1 laughing) but when it came to the character actually speaking, she had trouble keeping up with the script which had her pretty upset since she liked playing the character. Chris Ayers is brought in for Frieza and she was happy for him to continue the role.
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Re: Best Freeza dub voice?

Post by voltlunok » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:46 pm

Gonstead wrote:
voltlunok wrote: If I remember correctly they actually did consider bringing Linda Young Back for Kai but she heard Ayres performance and gave her blessings to go on with him. She knew he was a better fit and stepped down. I think Ayres is one of the few good things Kai gave us and I really like him so my vote is on him but I still have a soft spot for Young so...they can share the title in my opinion! :thumbup:
She was initially cast as Freeza again for Kai (Episode 1 laughing) but when it came to the character actually speaking, she had trouble keeping up with the script which had her pretty upset since she liked playing the character. Chris Ayers is brought in for Freeza and she was happy for him to continue the role.
Ah thank you. I knew it was something along those lines but I just didn't remember all the info.
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Re: Best Freeza dub voice?

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voltlunok wrote:
Gonstead wrote:
voltlunok wrote: If I remember correctly they actually did consider bringing Linda Young Back for Kai but she heard Ayres performance and gave her blessings to go on with him. She knew he was a better fit and stepped down. I think Ayres is one of the few good things Kai gave us and I really like him so my vote is on him but I still have a soft spot for Young so...they can share the title in my opinion! :thumbup:
She was initially cast as Freeza again for Kai (Episode 1 laughing) but when it came to the character actually speaking, she had trouble keeping up with the script which had her pretty upset since she liked playing the character. Chris Ayers is brought in for Freeza and she was happy for him to continue the role.
Ah thank you. I knew it was something along those lines but I just didn't remember all the info.
Yeah. The new scripts--which were faithfully adapted, this time around--had very (for lack of a better term) "wordy" dialogue. Freeza was using a lot of upper-class speech that he wasn't in any previous dub. So the dialogue was very wordy and relatively fast. Combine that with the need to speak the dialogue with emotional conviction, intelligibility, and fit to the on-screen lip flaps...and you've got one hell of a task on your hands. According to Chris Sabat, Young just couldn't keep up. Ayers, by contrast, is heavily involved with theater outside of anime and LOVES Shakespeare, so when he was given the chance to play a character with the elegance and upper-class speech reminiscent of a Shakespeare play, he was all too happy to comply.
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Re: Best Freeza dub voice?

Post by Lord Beerus » Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:02 pm

Chris Ayres.

I mean, the man basically made Freeza sound like the elegant, sophisticated badass for the first time in English, as he was supposed to be.

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Re: Best Freeza dub voice?

Post by Kamiccolo9 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:04 pm

So, I'm gonna go out on a limb here, and assume that the general consensus is that Chris Ayers is the greatest thing to happen to Freeza since he got his first hoverchair?
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Post by Lord Beerus » Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:35 pm

Kamiccolo9 wrote:So, I'm gonna go out on a limb here, and assume that the general consensus is that Chris Ayers is the greatest thing to happen to Freeza since he got his first hoverchair?
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