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penguintruth



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:20 am Reply with quote
You've got to love the old-fashioned Saban-era editing in these clips: Taking out blood, scars, painting over beer white. I'm getting flashbacks. Kai is already censored, but this is ridiculous.

Still, the dub is fairly respectable, for a Funimation dub of DBZ. Colleen Clinkenbeard and Monica Rial are by far the best voices for Gohan and Bulma they've given them. Even voices I was never particularly fond of, like Sean Schemmel as Goku or Chris Sabat as Piccolo have improved somewhat in the clips I've seen from the dub of this.

It's about time Funimation give the fans a respectable DBZ dub.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:30 am Reply with quote
I'm not sure how I feel about the new voices for Gohan and Bulma. I mean I know this is early on, so I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt and see how Colleen Clinkenbeard and Monica Rial do later on in the series. I think I can grow on Monica Rial's Bulma, but I still prefer the previous VA for Gohan.
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Teriyaki Terrier



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:19 am Reply with quote
penguintruth wrote:
You've got to love the old-fashioned Saban-era editing in these clips: Taking out blood, scars, painting over beer white. I'm getting flashbacks. Kai is already censored, but this is ridiculous.

Still, the dub is fairly respectable, for a Funimation dub of DBZ. Colleen Clinkenbeard and Monica Rial are by far the best voices for Gohan and Bulma they've given them. Even voices I was never particularly fond of, like Sean Schemmel as Goku or Chris Sabat as Piccolo have improved somewhat in the clips I've seen from the dub of this.

It's about time Funimation give the fans a respectable DBZ dub.


I knew this would happen, I was just hoping for once this show wasn't heavily censored on a station.

I mean really, DragonBall Kai was never excessively violent and like Dragon Ball Z, was a pretty clean show through out the seires.

I look forward to watching this series through the hopefully uncut Funimation version. If its anything as exceptionally awesome as Dragon Ball Z, then I'll really enjoy this series.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:37 am Reply with quote
I must admit, I was pretty skeptical about Monica doing Bulma, but she did very well; for some reason I kept thinking she'd do her Asa voice. Colleen was pretty good also, but I think she'll be much better once Gohan gets older and she can deepen her voice. That said, I do have soft spots for Stephanie Nadolny and Tiffany Vollmer and I probably always will. Other than that, it sounded like the same, good ol' DBZ dub that I love.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:37 am Reply with quote
Good clips though i wish we could have seen more than from just episode 1.

Like Bulma and Gohan's new voices though you can hear Collen's misao(shin chan) voice sometimes.

Now just waiting for a time date for the first episode. Question
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ConanSan



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:26 am Reply with quote
Ha Ha, they got Radiz mixed up with Vageta, oh Nick, you punb dranksters.

But nothing objectionable so far, AFIK, the only real noticeable edit seems to be Master Roshi's Beer and in the grand scheme of things, that isn't that bad.

Mind you, I can't mind if DBK did the "Roshi Spit take" or not. Memory's fuzzy.
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dxInt



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:55 am Reply with quote
There may be edits on Dragonball Z Kai so little kids can see it, but at least Nicktoons didn't do anything as egregious as crop the show in widescreen (as Japan is doing in their broadcast version).
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mglittlerobin



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:01 am Reply with quote
Is the animation supposed to be old school looking? Or is that just me?
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archer9234



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:07 am Reply with quote
They use the original DBZ and splice in new animation for KAI. If I remember correctly.
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Gasero



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:51 am Reply with quote
mglittlerobin wrote:
Is the animation supposed to be old school looking? Or is that just me?

You must be new to this "anime" thing if you're making statements like that.

DBZ is over 20 years old. During my time DBZ was on the level with other weekday morning and afternoon cartoons.

Someone with a Bleach icon should know that DBZ was the show that transitioned into the shonen anime we have now (fighting tournaments and unlimited enemy factions included).
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Cliffjxn



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:55 am Reply with quote
I'm just happy Bruce Falconer doesn't seem to be involved. I really couldn't stand most of his compositions. His music had a way of draining all the emotion and power out of a scene.
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Daimao Raki



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:32 pm Reply with quote
I still think Toei should have reanimated everything and started from the very beginning.
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mglittlerobin



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:20 pm Reply with quote
I know DBZ is really old, I have watched some of it on DVD and I was just wondering if they had reanimated it or if they just used the old footage, so it's basically the old footage with some new footage and a lot shorter.
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Hannish Lightning



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:04 pm Reply with quote
It's about time Funimation give the fans a respectable DBZ dub.
It's always have been respectable. I am not sure what dub you've listened to though.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:48 pm Reply with quote
Just to let people outside the US know, you can't watch the clips on the Nicktoons site due to Viacom's idiotic geoblocking policy... Twisted Evil
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