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Which DB series got the worst dub?

Post by DHM211 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:18 pm

I think Dragon Ball,GT,Kai and all the movies had a great dub but the DBZ TV series had a pretty bad dub in my opinion. Whats your opinion? EDIT: english dubs only.
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Re: Which DB series got the worst dub?

Post by dprez » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:19 pm

FUNimation's DBZ dub is probably the worst.

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Re: Which DB series got the worst dub?

Post by jpdbzrulz4sure » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:26 pm

FUNi's DBZ's dub (as well as Westwood Media's [?] dub, which sourced FUNi's dub scripts) definitely, though FUNi's DB and GT dubs aren't that much better.
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Re: Which DB series got the worst dub?

Post by dbboxkaifan » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:37 pm

English dub only? DBZ's FUNimation.
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Re: Which DB series got the worst dub?

Post by DBZAOTA482 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:43 pm

Dragon Ball GT

At least the old FUNi dub for DBZ had a half-way decent soundtrack but in GT, you just got a horrible rap song and instrumental reneditions of that said monstrousity (way to destroy GT's only saving grace). I also hate the lines, for example Goku once said to Cell "give me some credit." after Cell used the Kamehameha wave. WTF?! THAT'S KAME-SHINNIN'S MOVE, YOU COCKY, HYPOCRITICAL LITTLE BASTARD!!! He doesn't have to give you shit except an ass-whopping (you can see I hate GT Goku) and I hate Pan's voice so much (like her already dreadful personality wasn't enough), she sounded like a shrill middle-aged lady.
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Re: Which DB series got the worst dub?

Post by Pokewhiz7 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:44 pm

DBZAOTA482 wrote:Dragon Ball GT

At least the old FUNi dub for DBZ had a half-way decent soundtrack but in GT, you just got a horrible rap song and instrumental reneditions of that said monstrousity (way to destroy GT's only saving grace).
To be fair, this isn't a problem with the new DVDs.

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Re: Which DB series got the worst dub?

Post by Gonstead » Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:56 pm

DBZAOTA482 wrote:Dragon Ball GT

I also hate the lines, for example Goku once said to Cell "give me some credit." after Cell used the Kamehameha wave. WTF?! THAT'S KAME-SHINNIN'S MOVE, YOU COCKY, HYPOCRITICAL LITTLE BASTARD!!!
And another to be fair, Goku's cells are exactly how he received the Kamehameha along with other moves that were implemented into Cell.

So technically, the line isn't really wrong.
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Re: Which DB series got the worst dub?

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Re: Which DB series got the worst dub?

Post by theoriginalbilis » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:36 am

Most people on here know it's DBZ. I won't say it's the worst dub ever, it actually has it's charm, but it was FUNI's first big dub and it SHOWS. Most of the problems stem from the script and the fact they used inexperienced actors. Don't worry guys, it got better over time.

The best worst dub ever is the AB Groupe "Big Green" dub for the DBZ movies. Absolutely hilarious, and some of the voices in there are totally epic (even if they don't fit the character.)
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Re: Which DB series got the worst dub?

Post by penguintruth » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:41 am

theoriginalbilis wrote:it got better over time.
It got better when they did Kai. Not before that.
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Re: Which DB series got the worst dub?

Post by DHM211 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:43 am

penguintruth wrote:
theoriginalbilis wrote:it got better over time.
It got better when they did Kai. Not before that.
The majin buu saga had a pretty decent dub.

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Re: Which DB series got the worst dub?

Post by Fizzer » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:17 am

The Blue Water dub of DBZ, as I remember it, was pretty awful. The Funimation dub was much more consistent and much higher quality, also, complete.

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Post by Gonstead » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:23 am

Fizzer wrote:The Blue Water dub of DBZ, as I remember it, was pretty awful. The Funimation dub was much more consistent and much higher quality, also, complete.
Blue Water never dubbed DBZ. They dubbed the original Dragon Ball and GT.

Westwood Media in conjunction with the Ocean Group did DBZ if that's what your thinking.
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Re: Which DB series got the worst dub?

Post by Fizzer » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:26 am

The dub that covers the artificial human arc onward, yeah. I've heard many people call it the blue water dub before, sorry about that :P

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Re: Which DB series got the worst dub?

Post by dbboxkaifan » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:14 am

theoriginalbilis wrote:The best worst dub ever is the AB Groupe "Big Green" dub for the DBZ movies.
This isn't true, sir, the Speedy Dub and its Saiya People make it the best-worst comical English dub, it qualifies as one of the worst dubs but not the worst dub ever.

And I agree for once with peguin, FUNimation got better in Kai.
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Re: Which DB series got the worst dub?

Post by Piccolo Daimao » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:21 am

penguintruth wrote:
theoriginalbilis wrote:it got better over time.
It got better when they did Kai. Not before that.
I think what he might mean is that, while it was still bad, it got less bad as the dub progressed. For one, Sabat's Vegeta developed from a poor Drummond impersonation to...well, a generic gruff and angry voice.

OK, poor example, but you know what I mean.
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Re: Which DB series got the worst dub?

Post by Hellspawn28 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:28 pm

I found both 1996-1998 and 1999-2005 Funimation dubs to be pretty terrible. It's too bad that we never got a good dub of Dragon Ball until Kai came out in the US.
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Re: Which DB series got the worst dub?

Post by KiddoCabbusses » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:37 pm

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theoriginalbilis wrote:The best worst dub ever is the AB Groupe "Big Green" dub for the DBZ movies.
This isn't true, sir, the Speedy Dub and its Saiya People make it the best-worst comical English dub, it qualifies as one of the worst dubs but not the worst dub ever.

And I agree for once with peguin, FUNimation got better in Kai.
From what I've seen (Movies 1, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 12), I'd say "Speedy vs. Big Green" is more a case by case thing.

Speedy Movie 1, for example, actually has a script which only has minor errors and doesn't have anything narm-ish sounding. Big Green's got worse dubbing errors and bad-sounding lines in this instance. It's mostly when "Saiya People" start popping up that the Speedy dubs start sounding absurdly goofy at all. Well, beisdes the voice acting quality.
In contrast, Speedy Movie 9.... easily the absolute most hilariously bad English dub of any Dragon Ball product ever.

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Post by Gonstead » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:49 pm

I will say though that the Big Green Bardock and Trunks specials were better quality dubs out of what they had dubbed.

Big Green Bojack Unbound wasn't that bad either.
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Re: Which DB series got the worst dub?

Post by Hellspawn28 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:54 pm

The Big Green dubs are so bad that they are good :lol: . They are pretty much level at MST3k level of badness.
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