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i remember reading somewhere

Post by Godgoku95 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:48 pm

Toei secretly tried to recast Goku but Masako found out and got mad, does anyone know if this was true or not?

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Post by eledoremassis02 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:50 pm

Godgoku95 wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:48 pm
Toei secretly tried to recast Goku but Masako found out and got mad, does anyone know if this was true or not?
Was it around the time they made Goku older (and cast a male in the part)? Cause if I recall Toriyama fought for her job as she is Goku.

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Post by Godgoku95 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:54 pm

eledoremassis02 wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:50 pm
Godgoku95 wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:48 pm
Toei secretly tried to recast Goku but Masako found out and got mad, does anyone know if this was true or not?
Was it around the time they made Goku older (and cast a male in the part)? Cause if I recall Toriyama fought for her job as she is Goku.
no, i think it was for Battle of gods or around this time

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Post by MasenkoHA » Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:55 pm

Godgoku95 wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:48 pm
Toei secretly tried to recast Goku but Masako found out and got mad, does anyone know if this was true or not?
Everything about this screams dumb fan rumor

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Post by Godgoku95 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:57 pm

MasenkoHA wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:55 pm
Godgoku95 wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:48 pm
Toei secretly tried to recast Goku but Masako found out and got mad, does anyone know if this was true or not?
Everything about this screams dumb fan rumor
no, I swear it was on a forum here

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Re: i remember reading somewhere

Post by Godgoku95 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:04 pm

I don't know how i remember but I swear it was somewhere between the 2008 OVA and the 2013 film

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Post by Godgoku95 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:23 pm

I remember Toei worrying that Masako was getting old

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Post by Valerius Dover » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:54 pm

Only someone who works at Toei would know that if you can't find that info somewhere else. That's gonna be a big "citation needed" from me. It also sounds out of character for everyone involved, so more leaning towards BS.
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Post by Godgoku95 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:55 pm

this is the last thing i recall, Toei did have somebody as a replacement

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Post by eledoremassis02 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:03 pm

Godgoku95 wrote:
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this is the last thing i recall, Toei did have somebody as a replacement
It might have been speculation as I do recall a "what if" thread about recasting Nozawa. And I did make a thread of anyone else voiced Goku for a promo or something (in the vein of this not being Kevin Conroy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6lALCLKHGM)

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Post by samuraix123 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:05 pm

Wasn't there someone who posted here about a voice actor from South Korea who could have replaced Masako Nozawa? I think I remember them sounding really really good too!
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Post by emperior » Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:44 am

The rumor was that Toei wanted to recast Goku for Battle of Gods, they asked Toriyama and he was against it. That’s just it. I have no idea who spread it and if it’s true or not.
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Post by Matches Malone » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:50 am

Godgoku95 wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:04 pm
I don't know how i remember but I swear it was somewhere between the 2008 OVA and the 2013 film
You're right, but so far no one's confirmed or denied it. The recast was planned for BOG but Toriyama threw the idea out.

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Post by Robo4900 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:15 am

I would 100% believe that Toei wanted to recast Goku for BOG, and I would also 100% believe that Toriyama said "fuck no" and everyone listened to him.

Dunno if it's true, but it's 100% believable.
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Post by SuperSaiyaManZ94 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:23 am

Robo4900 wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:15 am
I would 100% believe that Toei wanted to recast Goku for BOG, and I would also 100% believe that Toriyama said "fuck no" and everyone listened to him.

Dunno if it's true, but it's 100% believable.
Wow, that's really shocking if actually true especially considering Nozawa has consistently played Goku (plus Gohan, Goten.etc) for so many years. I wouldn't be surprised if they had made an attempt to replace her at some point around that time and Toriyama told them "Hell no" or "Over my dead body". Something like that, given how she's still going strong wouldn't go over well if he has anything to say about it especially given he had a hand in her getting the role in the first place back in 1985/1986 when they were initially casting for the anime.
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Re: i remember reading somewhere

Post by Vijay » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:33 am

For real now...As iconic as Goku in Japan, and his voice actress Masako Nozawa, legendary seiyuu with career spanning over 50 years, who has been voicing Son Goku since 1986 for original DB till Kai (2011)

What makes ya'll believe TOEI or Toriyama outta nowhere wud suddenly decide to recast Masako Nozawa in BOG that just releases 2 years following Kai🤣

If anything, it might've been mere speculation among TOEI staffs during BOG pre-production stage, of which itself must've irked the superior staffs & goddamn...musta ragged that genius to death 😂

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Re: i remember reading somewhere

Post by Godgoku95 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:17 pm

I knew it was after kai

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Re: i remember reading somewhere

Post by Sadala Elite » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:37 pm

It sounds like a dumb American fanboy rumor to me.

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Post by 10gigtriforce » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:12 am

Robo4900 wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:15 am
I would 100% believe that Toei wanted to recast Goku for BOG, and I would also 100% believe that Toriyama said "fuck no" and everyone listened to him.

Dunno if it's true, but it's 100% believable.
that sounds like something they both would do. and if its true at least that means toei isnt against recasting once she passes. but until then or she s ays shes done she should keep the role.

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Re: i remember reading somewhere

Post by eledoremassis02 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:26 am

Is quite possible they began looking for an understudy/replacement given that they aren't getting younger and even replaced some VA during kai and super. Probably through the game of telephone between two different languages it's possible the rumor was born.

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