Brice Armstrong (Captain Ginyu, Lord Slug) passed away

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Re: Brice Armstrong (Captain Ginyu, Lord Slug) passed away

Post by Stridster » Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:49 pm

That's depressing to hear. He was definetly one of the highlights in the english dub of dragon ball, his voice kinda gives off a sort of bedtime story feel that I think really fits the original series.

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Post by MyVisionity » Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:42 pm

The man had a great voice and definitely stood out among the FUNi cast.

I wasn't a fan of his narrator or Ginyu, but he was clearly talented.

Also it looks like he was married for over fifty years and had six children? That's something.

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Post by MasenkoHA » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:22 pm

Definitely preferred him as a narrator over the others. I understand this wasn’t an option for Kai but I wish they had used him as a narrator for Z when they were doing the redubbing to connect it with Dragon Ball better instead of Funimation treating it like the lesser prequel.


Not a fan of his Lord Slug. Something didn’t sit right with me about it and I’m not sure why.

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Post by JulieYBM » Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:13 am

Damn, this sucks. I hope it was a peaceful passing.
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Post by 10gigtriforce » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:41 am

Rest in peace, now you can dance the dance of joy for all eternity in honor of lord Freeza...

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Post by Toxin45 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:20 pm

Rip brice you were amazing as ginyu,the narrator,and slug

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Post by Cure Dragon 255 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:36 pm

Even some latin american sites are mourning him. Just like some USA sites mourned Jose Lavat. RIP Brice.
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Re: Brice Armstrong (Captain Ginyu, Lord Slug) passed away

Post by Hellspawn28 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:01 pm

I was never a fan of any of the Funimation voice actors, but it sucks that he is dead. He was probably a great guy with great friends and family. RIP.
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Post by John Pannozzi » Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:19 pm

He also voiced Senbei Norimaki in the Dr. Slump crossover episodes. What a sad coincidence that Senbei's original seiyuu, Kenji Utsumi, is also dead.

I remember how in the Budokai 3 bonus DVD, Brice talked about being a longtime comic and cartoon fan. And him going a dairy-themed Ginyu joke during the outtakes was also great.

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Post by Arteaga4K » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:05 pm

RIP Brice Armstrong, I thought he was great. Even though I didn't like most of the changes the 2005-2007 redub did, I liked his Ginyu more than Dale Kelly's, and he was my favorite announcer.
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Post by Soppa Saia People » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:09 pm

John Pannozzi wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:19 pm
He also voiced Senbei Norimaki in the Dr. Slump crossover episodes. What a sad coincidence that Senbei's original seiyuu, Kenji Utsumi, is also dead.
utsumi also voiced old slug as well if i recall correctly, though i think Armstrong voiced him in the entire movie ? like you said, an unfortunate coincidence.
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Post by Valerius Dover » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:11 pm

For any GT fans here, he was also Sugoro, the guy who ran that Sugoroku Space game, as well as Lord Yao from A Hero's Legacy.
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Post by WittyUsername » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:53 pm

Outside of his DragonBall roles, Armstrong also played a ridiculous number of characters (mostly one-off demons) in Yu Yu Hakusho. Seriously, he was everywhere in that show. I guess the casting directors for that dub were really fond of his voice.

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Post by Witty User Name » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:31 pm

First Christopher Tolkien, now Brice Armstrong...all my fandoms have someone dying these days.

Regardless, R.I.P. and my condolences to his friends and family members.

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Post by Mr.Saturn99 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:24 pm

What a shame -- his Ginyu never clicked with me, but he was the perfect storybook narrator for Dragon Ball. My condolences to his friends and family.

I momentarily suspended a dub/sub Dragon Ball rewatch a couple months ago, but this might make it a little harder to dive back in.

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Post by SuperSaiyaManZ94 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:30 pm

Mr.Saturn99 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:24 pm
What a shame -- his Ginyu never clicked with me, but he was the perfect storybook narrator for Dragon Ball. My condolences to his friends and family.

I momentarily suspended a dub/sub Dragon Ball rewatch a couple months ago, but this might make it a little harder to dive back in.
He's my second most favorite dub announcer voice as far as those go after Doc Morgan, and as for Captain Ginyu his was ok but I like R. Bruce Elliot's take in Kai (and Super) just a little more.

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Re: Brice Armstrong (Captain Ginyu, Lord Slug) passed away

Post by WittyUsername » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:13 pm

I always loved the drill sergeant voice that Brice Armstrong gave Ginyu.

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Re: Brice Armstrong (Captain Ginyu, Lord Slug) passed away

Post by Mad Swami » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:34 pm

Much respect to the guy but, I am not sad. He was 84 and lived a full life. I am happy for him and the work he's done. I don't think we should be mourning per say because this isn't like someone being ripped of life. Much love to the guy happy to enjoy all of his work

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Post by Hulk10 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:37 am

84 years is a respectable lifespan I agree and we should be grateful to be able to enjoy his work.
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Re: Brice Armstrong (Captain Ginyu, Lord Slug) passed away

Post by 8000 Saiyan » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:21 am

He apparently once met James Earl Jones, who told him "I wish I had your vocal control."
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