Sean Schemmel (Goku) Talks About Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods English Dub

Posted by Dawn Bryant
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Sean Schemmel, the voice actor for Goku in FUNimation’s English dub of Dragon Ball Z, recently went on record to talk about the up-coming movie, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, which is scheduled to be released in Japanese theaters on March 30, 2013. Actually, he tweeted and said he has not yet heard anything about FUNimation dubbing the movie. He continues on to say that it doesn’t mean it won’t happen, it just means he hasn’t been contacted at this point in time.

As shown in the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Trailer, 20th Century Fox is playing a role in the movie, so it’s possible there may be a new and different cast. We at Saiyan Island certainly hope that’s not the case as FUNimation, Mr. Schemmel, and the rest of the English dub cast have done a world class job. It would be tough to top them!

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is the 18th movie in the Dragon Ball anime series. It will take place between Dragon Ball manga chapters 517 and 518, in the 10 year timeskip after Goku defeats Buu, but before the 28th World Martial Arts Tournament. Akira Toriyama along with Toei Animation, Fox International Productions Japan, Shueisha, Fuji TV, Bandai, and Namco Bandai Games are all involved. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is set to release in Japanese theaters March 30, 2013. There is no word on a North American or European release date at this time.

  • Rayson

    Ha.

  • Sawada Tsunayoshi

    God Dragonball Z w/o Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Eric Vale, and Sonny Strait it just seems so lifeless and empty.

  • http://twitter.com/MurryEggplant MurryEggplant

    love you Gokuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VQNS44N5ZWINJCW33ZLGCTTZZY Buster

    Well this post is kinda useless if that’s all he said but we needed some news at least.

  • narutobleachop

    This is the only anime  that I enjoy the English dub! They better use FUNi’s cast, on behalf of all American fans I will say we love them!!!!

  • Boomer6574

    He also talks about dubbing the Buu Saga for Kai but…

  • Rayson

    Not including me, I’m more of a Naruto fan but i did watch dbz.

  • http://twitter.com/thesagebeast thesagebeast

    i prefer alot of anime in english

  • Boomer6574

    I watch all shows in English.

  • Pol

    Meh, I prefer the Japanese version anyway so it’s not a big deal. But Funi didn’t get to dub the 2008 special, so perhaps they might not get this?

  • Hagareno

    Anyone who’s heard the Kai dub knows that getting a better cast than the current is borderline impossible. I was blown away by the quality. 

  • NeoBahamut

    oh, it just won’t be the same without them! i mean, sure it’s great to have a new movie at all but to have it without Schemmel’s clumsy-at-times, hardcore-at-times Goku, Sabat’s pissed off and almost british Vegeta and all the rest it’ll suck! this isn’t like Naruto which we’ve only known in japanese…

  • devantwilliams

    I prefer anime in both english and japanese, not much of a choice though with Naruto Shippuden cuz the dub is nowhere near up to date.

  • http://twitter.com/Boomer6574 Jevonte Marquis Gore

    So i’m not the only one who thought Vegeta sounded british!

  • http://twitter.com/KyuubiMinato Tetsuyama Minato

    How is this news?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ENRWH6PGHSJ274LYJOEMUZXHDM LiL JJ

    Well, how am I supposed to watch the movie without Funi? lol In my opinion, Dbz was one anime that was dubbed very well. I just could never really get into the Japanese voice acting. Anyway, I think this movie will be dubbed at some time or later. I heard that they’re supposed to be continuing Dbz Kai with the Buu saga, wonder who’s gonna do the new voices?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2P4PUH52YW6UHRYJFQA57NJUW4 Alex Marrero

    As much as that would suck, I’m not willing to wait the minimum of 2 years before it is dubbed. Within nine months of it’s theatrical release in Japan (when the DVDs are usually released) we’ll get a subbed version. That’s the one I plan on watching.

  • Nigel Davis

    Even though I dislike the Japanese Dub for DragonBall, I would prefer that over an entirely new English cast. No one messes with DragonBall English Dub!

  • http://twitter.com/Boomer6574 Jevonte Marquis Gore

    They’ve been voicing DBZ since i was little.

  • http://twitter.com/Boomer6574 Jevonte Marquis Gore

    First time I saw DBZ I wasn’t too interested in it because I was Poke’mon fanatic at the time. But Poke’mon fell off after the first two shows and I started watching DBZ a lot more often.I’ve grown use to Funimation over the years.

  • http://twitter.com/Boomer6574 Jevonte Marquis Gore

    But to be honest I don’t Funimation can talk about dubbing it right this second. After all Toriyama and Toei are still working on the movie.

  • Shogunreaper

    It will probably come out about a year after the japanese dvd release.

    Wasn’t a fan of the kai dub since so many actors got changed but i’ll probably watch this.

  • Boomer6574

    People have been asking about this being dubbed.

  • *Super~Sayian*

    Doubt it’ll change much, Sean plays Goku’s and hurcule’s voice I believe, while the guy who plays vegeta’s voice ( forgot his name ) plays like 10 important characters like piccolo. so unless he’s gone then it’s not going to change anything major. 

  • *Super~Sayian*

    I would agree if it was naruto, but in DBZ case I’ll rather wait 2+ years for dub 

  • *Super~Sayian*

    Mmm.. I enjoyed pokemon ,yugioh, digimon, YYH, inuyasha and naruto dub

  • OtherWorlded

    I am watching it regardless. Who here can say they are not glad to be getting another DBZ Movie? If you are not leave this page… Also, I am now curious onto what lead you to SI…

  • uchihalord1994

    JUST PLEASE LET HIM DO THE VOICE ACTING IN THE NEW MOVIE’S COMIN OUT XDDD

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2P4PUH52YW6UHRYJFQA57NJUW4 Alex Marrero

    Not worth anticipating a 90 minute movie for 2 years because I dislike the voice actors. I can look passed that and enjoy the film, since I’m watching it for the story continuation, action, and nostalgia more then the voices.

    People need to learn to look passed the voice acting (dub or subbed) and enjoy the media form itself. There would be a lot less bickering over Japanese vs. English if that were the case.

  • *Super~Sayian*

    If that was the case then dub wouldn’t had been a option. it would just be subbed with english text. since the plot is all that matters. once you realize that part of our nastalgia IS the voices then maybe you’ll get an idea why we prefer dub over sub. why only feel half satsified with just plot when you can get the full benefictal experience when it’s dubbed as well. that’s like having a cake and eating it.

  • MuffinVonCupcake1

    And you’re Master Roshi. You’re so old, you’ve never gotten a flashback to your younger days!

  • Idy Inyang

    How about Black Lagoon?

  • Twice_The_A

    Haven’t they already changed the dubbing enough as it is already!? I’m looking at you! DB Kai >_>

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    The 1st time I found out about saiyanisland,  I was finding GBA roms for my GBA emulator on PC till I found this site was 1st used for downloading DBZ GBA roms and GBA emulators, thats how I 1st found out about saiyanisland.

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    Me too XD

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    It will be AWESOME if they dub this, but I would still watch the Japanese version, I don’t mind Goku’s voice in Japanese, I enjoy atching both English and Japanese version of DBZ, but I am litte more on the English side since I grew up watching DBZ English dub XD

  • narutonatsu

    kai voice acting isn’t bad. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2P4PUH52YW6UHRYJFQA57NJUW4 Alex Marrero

    That’s your opinion. Don’t come at me because I didn’t come at you. I simply explained my reasoning. Not everyone cares that much about voice acting, and acting as if caring is an absolute is ignorant. It’s importance is relevant, not fact. 

  • http://twitter.com/Boomer6574 Jevonte Marquis Gore

    I DON’T CARE WHAT THE HATERS SAY THESE GUYS MADE DRAGONBALL!!!!

  • *Super~Sayian*

    Hm based off your comment, I think I hit it right on the nail

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    Me too, but I hope they do keep Goten’s and Kid Trunks, voice the same, I have a feeling they are going to change Fat Buu’s & Babadi’s voice.

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    Kai voice not bad tbh XD

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2P4PUH52YW6UHRYJFQA57NJUW4 Alex Marrero

    Now you just make no sense. Be a d*** for no reason. I have no idea what your issue is, but if the truth hurts, so be it. I’m not unsulting you like you are me, I’m just giving you the facts because you seem to be so avid about voices over human beings being what “everyone” believes to be important. Well… take a look. I’m someone, so obviously it’s not everyone.

    I’m done with this conversation. 

  • http://twitter.com/Boomer6574 Jevonte Marquis Gore

    The Kai actors are okay but they  can’t top Funi.

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    True XD

  • OtherWorlded

     LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003901522824 Jaber Almarzouqi

    we need some storm 3 news already !! -_-

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003901522824 Jaber Almarzouqi

    im tired of waiting

  • scabab

    They better not change the actors if they dub it.

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    I know, its strange O_O

  • ShisuiUchiha88

    I will not watch this new DBZ Movie on jap dub because it sucks … Eng dub is far more better and i will wait for it even if i need to wait 3 years for that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/maaz.s.shaikh Maaz Shaikh

    Word! ;D

  • http://www.facebook.com/maaz.s.shaikh Maaz Shaikh

    The truth has been spoken! X’D

  • http://Youtube.com/Jmeny14 Killer Popo

    It doesn’t “suck” it’s just a different approach.  Funimation chose their English voice actors based on the character designs while Bird Studio and Akira Toriyama chose the Japanese voice actors based on the characters’ personalities which is why Goku, Gohan, and Krillin have child-like voices even though they are adults, because they are children at heart. Akira Toriyama chose to give a meaning to literally everything in the dragon ball universe and that is why I respect DBZ as a whole. Dubbed or not I really couldn’t care less, as long as I get to see Akira’s work it’s all good to me.

  • http://Youtube.com/Jmeny14 Killer Popo

    Actually Kai’s voices pretty much own Funi as well as the ocean dub. People think that just because they grew up with it, it’s automatically the best. The only changed voice in Kai that I prefer in the original Z has to be Perfect Cell and it’s not that big of a difference since both voice actors sound almost identical. 

  • http://Youtube.com/Jmeny14 Killer Popo

    Master Roshi did have a flashback about his younger days back in Dragonball at the start of the King Piccolo saga about him growing up with his mentor Master Mutaito and his rival Master Shen A.K.A. the Crane Hermit that trained both Tien and Chiatozu. 

  • http://Youtube.com/Jmeny14 Killer Popo

    Master Roshi did have a flashback about his younger days back in Dragonball at the start of the King Piccolo saga about him growing up with his mentor Master Mutaito and his rival Master Shen A.K.A. the Crane Hermit that trained both Tien and Chiatozu. 

  • http://twitter.com/thesagebeast thesagebeast

    goku sound like a kid in english e sound likea big kid

  • shatti

    I can honestly say that DBZ is one of very, very, VERY few animes that sounds better in the english dub instead of the japanese. :D

  • http://twitter.com/Boomer6574 Jevonte Marquis Gore

    My man i didn’t even like the Ocean dub the first time i heard it ,reason was i didn’t know what the hell going on with their voices but i had no choice at the time cuz this was back when i was first getting into DBZ. Looking back though the only scene of their’s  i probably liked better than Funi’s was probably the “Over 9,000″ scene.

  • http://twitter.com/Boomer6574 Jevonte Marquis Gore

    Well only Toriyama knew how old Frieza was. I mean after all he’s been alive longer than Vegeta who’s older than Goku.

  • http://twitter.com/Boomer6574 Jevonte Marquis Gore

    Why can’t people understand this about the voice acting for other shows?

  • Jesse Blair

     Yeah i mean take power levels for example. Or how long it took namek to explode. SOOOOO much meaning

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VQNS44N5ZWINJCW33ZLGCTTZZY Buster

    Ugh, with no Jump out there hasn’t been any news recently….

  • DR benson

    I wont even watch it if not in english dub WITH the ORIGINAL voice actors

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TPCKZEW45HO2ZSYJAXMF6IPNR4 Ibrahim

    they fkn better put the original voice actors

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/77NXOZDY4ZRFJ6DRNLBSRKMTMQ Josh Slack

    Sean Schemmel and Christopher Sabat as Goku and Vegeta and Piccolo is how they will always sound to me. I grew up with the English Dub and when I’m reading the manga or anything I always picture the English dub. Something about what Funimation does (especially Dragonball Z) just makes everything so memorable. I guess it’s because I watched it from such a young age until now. Unlike Naruto which I watch in both Japanese and English dub I really don’t care (however the Japanese is far superior with a lot of characters). And I’m pretty sure with DBZ Kai/GT on Nicktoons we’ll get an English Dubbed Battle of the Gods. It’s Fox, they’re money hungry anyway.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SP3Z3EZZVVAYVKGVFSDSUO6O2Y Elias Silva

    i hope they put Sean Schemmel in this movie and Christopher Sabat those two made dragon ball z and dragon ball z kai so awesome so Fox better put them on that movie its going to be a disappointment if there not going to do the voices

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/77NXOZDY4ZRFJ6DRNLBSRKMTMQ Josh Slack

    What if Fox gets actual American actors to do the voice over work if we don’t get a Funimation dub? Like having Ben Affleck voicing Goku and Hugh Jackman as the voice of Vegeta?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VQNS44N5ZWINJCW33ZLGCTTZZY Buster

    Still no news…. At least we got some big Pokemon news today if that still counts.

  • http://twitter.com/SayvonGTAMcLeod Sayvon McLeod

    PLEASE english version… you messed with af!!!!!! dnt do this!!! WE CANT TAKE IT!!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7727AOX2QSTFCT3FTHZ3YPRJFE Thesageforlife K

    too tell you the truth i want the new pokemon game WAY more then storm

  • http://Youtube.com/Jmeny14 Killer Popo

    The powerlevels did have a big meaning in DBZ up to Frieza saga and after that Akira Toriyama didn’t have a reason to keep track of powerlevels since the Z-Fighters were so strong that their powerlevels didn’t even matter, it was just one person being stronger than the other. Also, Akira Toriyama had NOTHING to do with Toei Animation prolonging the explosion of Planet Namek, it was their decision not his(Planet Namek blew up a lot faster in the manga than the anime). 

  • mrecchiman

    I’m confused why some fans are freaking out that FOX will have anything to do with the dubbing at all. They’re a financial partner and distributor for the theatrical release (also a possible distributor for the theatrical release in North America too).

    Warner Brothers helped produce the Berserk movies and guess what? Nothing happened for the English release.

    VIZ Media licensed them for North America and did the dubbing (@ NYAV Post; same studio as the TV Series dub).

    Funimation is going to license Battle of Gods and dub it themselves too. Even if Sean Schemmel was currently dubbing it or was told in advance that Funimation is planning to dub it, he’s not going to publicly say so unless he was to get sued for breaking a non disclosure agreement.

    Some of you probably have no idea wtf I’m talking about but maybe someday if you’re interested to know how the industry actually works you’ll learn about these things.

  • http://Youtube.com/Jmeny14 Killer Popo

    Same here dude, I’ve been waiting for a game like Pokemon X & Y for a LONG time and now I finally get it now I wish that I had gotten a Nintendo 3DS LOL

  • http://twitter.com/samael789 samael789

     Messed with what now?

  • http://twitter.com/samael789 samael789

     The Funimation cast aren’t the originals.

  • Haoshoku_Haki

    yeah i’m the same, sure storm will be all good and well but holy wow new 3D pokemon i am so happy!

  • Haoshoku_Haki

    as if they will change voices, the current FUNimation cast will want to do it and Mike Macfarland will get it definitely, just like every bit of new FMA.

    However the japanese version is still much better to me, so i’m happy regardless

  • narutobleachop

    I think your right FUNi will end up dubbing it…in the end… BUT…If Sean was doing it right now then he would not have said anything or would have said he can’t talk about it at this time. He went on record to say he isn’t doing it which makes us all worry! Also we don’t know know what the terms of Fox’s contracts are. For all we know, they could own the rights to all DBZ movies in the US, giving them full control of who dubs.

  • http://Youtube.com/Jmeny14 Killer Popo

    Same here dude, other than Sean Schemmel as Goku, Kyle Hebert as Adult Gohan, Sonny Strait as Krillin, and Mike Macfarland as Master Roshi I prefer the Japanese version over the English dub

  • Boomer6574

    They both sound the same to me.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5BN6QW2HOVY2O7JGX2CNMWSICE Dan

    You do know there is no such thing as Dragonball AF right…..

  • http://twitter.com/Boomer6574 Jevonte Marquis Gore

     DragonBall AF ain’t real man.

  • http://twitter.com/Boomer6574 Jevonte Marquis Gore

    Hugh Jackman would probably make a great Vegeta in real life.

  • MuffinVonCupcake1

    Oh, what are the odds? A woman who doesn’t know any better. But on a serious note, thanks. I honestly forgot about that.

  • william brodie

    i dont know what this AF thing is but it sounds like raditz

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

     Dude, AF isn’t real, quit posting false info -_-

  • mohammad bashir

    all i know is that the actor for Vegeta better be the same

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LSVRKFTALEPPDHTBEX7U2Z7OFY Plasticore

    Tough to top them? are you serious?
    Ocean dub’s cast (mainly vegeta and goku) are far more superior.

  • MCMatty

    @yahoo-LSVRKFTALEPPDHTBEX7U2Z7OFY:disqus  Just because you clam the ocean dub is “better” doesnt meant that it, is mabye for you it is. But i grew up with schemmel as my goku and anything else doesnt sound like goku to me. Its purely pchological. So whoever gets the job of the dubbing someone is going to be dissapointed

  • http://twitter.com/Boomer6574 Jevonte Marquis Gore

    Ocean sucked. Their only good scene was the Over 9000. And just so we’re clear regularly don’t believe in tellin’ VA’s how to do their jobs.

  • william brodie

    just as long as they keep JYB away from this i will be contempt lord knows his is the last voice i want to hear in dbz

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1206348690 Herve Shango

    i agree that dbz is the few animes that sound so much better in english

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.mic.161 Chris Mic

    I hope he dubs the DBZ Kai majin buu saga too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/utkarsh.niga Utkarsh Nigam

    i am a dbz fan come on my youtube id gmail facebook all has dbz pics please dub in english the orignal please

  • http://www.facebook.com/utkarsh.niga Utkarsh Nigam

    hey i think They Need a Big boost of Movie in english The Battle Of the Gods Then they should start a new Series Reply for your thoughts

  • http://www.facebook.com/utkarsh.niga Utkarsh Nigam

    The Current Actor OF Goku’s voice is Good please dont Remove That Goku’s voice

  • http://www.facebook.com/utkarsh.niga Utkarsh Nigam

    Hey i am one of your Follwers i am following you i wanted thoughts about what i am saying now They Need a Big boost of Movie in english The Battle Of the Gods Then they should start a new Series Reply for your thoughts please reply

  • http://www.facebook.com/utkarsh.niga Utkarsh Nigam

    Yeah i Agree

  • http://www.facebook.com/utkarsh.niga Utkarsh Nigam

    HEY i am following you i wanted your thoughts on this. They Need a Big boost of Movie in english The Battle Of the Gods Then they should start a new Series Reply for your thoughts

  • http://www.facebook.com/utkarsh.niga Utkarsh Nigam

    Yup I mean I Have grown up with that Voice of goku I Think if They Change it now DBZ no one will Watch DBZ ONLY Those will watch who are Big fans of dbz Those who want to see the move Like ME :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/utkarsh.niga Utkarsh Nigam

    who?

  • http://www.facebook.com/utkarsh.niga Utkarsh Nigam

    I Been Watching since i was little and now They’ve stop the series :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/utkarsh.niga Utkarsh Nigam

    Hey Hey guys I Have an Idea Whoever Wants a Dragon ball series back some fans have made comics like DB AF I KNOW Its fake but if they Show it on T.V IT will Be Great a SUPER SAIYAN 5 6 AND 7 PLEASE SUGGEST Whoever knows akira toriyama please Guys it will Be a new beginning Please guys please

  • http://www.facebook.com/utkarsh.niga Utkarsh Nigam

    Hey guys i am going on a trip to japan!!!!!!!! and as i am typing my flight is going O a BURGER yes i was saying someone give me suggestion i am going to one place to makers of Naruto or DBZ please suggest and i will get pic of akira toriyama and share on facebook!!!!!! i will show you guys

  • Bardock – SSJ2

    I heard that Akira toriyama wanted to make a true sequel to DBZ I can’t wait /(^_^)

  • Boomer6574

    Master Roshi’s voice actors.

  • Justin

    Please bring it to American and use the funi cast. No one plays a better Goku than Sean Shemmel in my opinion. I have been a fan of DBZ my whole life I really want to see this and hear this in English.

  • Dom Tannery

    I really hope that they dub in English. Cause I’ve seen every movie and every episode of db, Dbz, and db:gt

  • JLA

    but its unsynced :(

  • djh1991

    I grew up with Dragon Ball Z too. Back around 1997 and 1998 when I was at the age of 6 yrs. old. That was the time when I started to watch anime on television at that time. I think I remember watching DBZ was on the Namek saga where Bulma, Krillin, and Kid Gohan went to Planet Namek. For some reason I still remember they used the Ocean Group Dub, but it was held by Funination Productions Ltd/Entertainment in the late 1990s when they used the “Rock the Dragon” theme song for the intro. But I still cannot wait for this brand new DBZ movie (Battle of the Gods) to come out.

  • pronstar

    Does anyone have the scoop on this image of a SSJ 3 Vegeta? Also, I love that this is the first story that Toriyama has worked on that takes place after the original series. Can’t wait!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Sugar.Armada.Booking Christopher Ball

    I’m all set. You can only do soo much! How about a quasi sequel from ill fated GT.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ironmanpa Justin Walter

    I wonder what the length of this movie is? It better be 1 hr and 30 mins. I’ll be pissed if its under an hour. We always seem to get that treatment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aaron-Epstein/100002670306555 Aaron Epstein

    yes you are correct

  • http://www.facebook.com/e500freestyle Mike Rentschler

    The english dub of Yu Yu Hakusho was pretty good I thought.

  • michael perry

    i dont like the japanese version cus they sound like little kids i think they should make them sound cool like the dub version

  • http://www.facebook.com/thekaitlynjanetm Kaitlyn Jane

    If they use a different cast to dub this movie, then they are complete idiots! Character voices are a HUGE deal, and they aren’t the same with different voices. I couldn’t even stand to watch KAI because of Gohan’s voice.
    I will be EXTREMELY disappointed if they don’t use the FUNimation cast.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ShMikeX Mike Robbins

    Funi needs to make a deal with Fox. Funi keeps the core Z cast. Fox gets to cast the movie only characters.

  • Takashi

    I really REALLY Hope they use all original English Vocal Actors for the new movie, I hated Kai, and well…GT Had the original voice actors as well which had that going for it in a positive lights ( I am well aware almost every fan hated GT as to what it was [Including myself] ) I would very much enjoy hearing Sean Schemmel as Goku/ King Kai, Chris Sabat as Piccolo and Vegeta, and as the voice Shenron/Shenlong, of course. =) Especially Stephanie as Gohan(If they do a flashback) versus the new girl( Whom I hate) and THE ORIGINAL ANDROID 18 Gosh Darnit, the new voice of her made me mad as well. All in all Akira Toriyama is very gifted and waay ahead of his time with Dragon Ball (Z), and should keep it well within the Original Funimation dubs as far as actors. That will make me a happy camper and hopefully will make everyone reading this comment happy too. =) As long as Toriyama is on board I know it will be something great!

  • Apollo Thunderflame

    Cowboy Bebop being the Prime Example of this Phenomenon, In My Opinion. (Even the Creator thinks that the English Dub of that Show is Better.)

  • http://twitter.com/cjtoshea Cameron O’Shea

    I have seen a few episodes, all the cast seems like its all the same people from dbz… That’s probably why it’s good

  • http://www.facebook.com/SavannahDaras Savannah Daras

    If they choose a different cast for the English dub I will be so upset. It’ll ruin everything =(.

  • Charlie

    I Pray to god they use the original cast or it will suck almost as bad as Dragonball: Evolution!

  • Charlie

    Amen to that!

  • juan

    dbz is the best

  • juan

    porn

  • juan

    trjrtjrrjjtrjrtjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj

  • http://twitter.com/A5J4DX A5J4DX

    fox will be dumb to not get the funimation crew to dub!

  • Peter

    I can’t stand Goku having a deep voice, Vegeta being a 80 year old man, or Gohan sounding like a spoiled american kid.
    I will dread this dub with all my hate.

  • kylephantom4

    I sure hope it releases in English Dub, and comes out in cinema in both usa and uk, cause i live in uk and it would be a complete shame if it didnt get the cinema treatment here. I mean, come on, the only thing they never dubbed was that Yo Goku! Sons and Friends return special thing, thats the only thing they never dubbed. They better dub this film, they have to, you would have a lot of ranting fans if they don’t

  • kylephantom4

    i had to wait 3 years for them to dub Digimon Xros Wars, and I hope it was worth the wait. But for DBZ, its always worth it.

  • kylephantom4

    i would like to point out that we had a couple flashbacks of roshi the original series, as well as an episode where Mr. Popo sends young Goku into the past and ends up teaming up with a late teen Master Roshi to fight again Master Shen, and yes, he was still a perv in his younger days

  • Arnold Ssemuyaga Kabuga

    AWESOME!!!!!!!

  • Arnold Ssemuyaga Kabuga

    i really want to watch DBZ Battle of Gods!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MuffinVonCupcake1

    I was informed of this three months ago. A little late to the punch…

  • Andrew

    And this is why I hate living in tis country… Cause the average American thinks animation is childish and leaves this stuff below average on the desirable scale. God we Americans suck. …

  • michael

    where will watch dragon ball z battle of gods

  • michael

    where i;m i gonna watch dbz battle of gods

  • http://www.facebook.com/NateGamble23 Nathan Goku Gamble

    Sean Schemmel HAS TO BE THE VOICE OF Goku!!!!!!!! Has to. It just wouldn’t be the same if it wasn’t him doing Goku. I will not be able to watch it if he is not the voice of Goku………. I really want to see this movie.. I mean i grew up on DBZ seen every episode from DB, DBZ, DB GT, KIA, to all the movies.

  • http://www.facebook.com/NateGamble23 Nathan Goku Gamble

    he has to have black hair tho!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/NateGamble23 Nathan Goku Gamble

    I wish they would make a movie with real people of DBZ………. and find people who look just like a real version of each character. GAWD I need this. hell THE WORLD NEEDS THIS!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tracy.girard.33 Tracy Girard

    Funimation better be the ones to dub it because there is no better Goku then Schemmel! He IS Goku!

  • James Pettiford

    I agree. I also like the english dub of Black Lagoon better than the japanese version.

  • James Pettiford

    Lol that’s what I said too. The Japanese Revy is too… laid back for her personality.

  • James Pettiford

    I disagree. I wouldn’t call it childish, more high pitched and honestly quite annoying. The Funimation voices fit their personalities really well so I’m not too sure what you’re talking about. Funimation Goku has what I would call a child like voice. He sounds like he went through puberty yet it’s just something in his voice that is very child-like and light-hearted. Krillin’s voice is very child-like as well. I don’t know, I just don’t think the original voices fit the characters as well as Funimations. Just my opinion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/utkarsh.niga Utkarsh Nigam

    really WOW!!!!!!!!!

  • MuffinVonCupcake1

    Just sayin, I’m pretty sure Frieza is an old lady, too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/utkarsh.niga Utkarsh Nigam

    THAT WOULD BE AWSOME!!!!!!!!!! XD

  • http://www.facebook.com/Dereck.Mob Dereck Mobley

    Was a big fan of FMA Brotherhood dub

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pauly-James/1182357385 Pauly James

    If Sean isn’t goku, and the rest of the cast doesn’t play their characters, I wont watch the movie. Simple as that. No point. They made it what it was today. Without them, its not DBZ

  • damian

    i want to know when they are going to be airing fairy tale again as i have watched every episode of dragonball, dragonball z and dragonball gt and also all the movies aswell as all the bleach movies and episodes plus am up to date with all naruto shippuden episodes please please say they are going to continue plus it would be really good to see another series of dragonball as i miss it soo much.

  • http://www.facebook.com/abas1606 Abas Bashir

    i watched all episodes man i love dragon ball z

  • http://www.facebook.com/sal.salim Salman Salimuddin

    I’d rather watch dbz in japanese than with a different voice cast in english dub.

  • http://twitter.com/nikki_heteropia Nikki#1

    i said this recently to my bf *started watchin it over from DB* after watchin the toriko, one piece, DB combi i can say only the DB voices sounded odd lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/RikerGold Riker Gold

    Ox-King 4 life

  • http://www.facebook.com/KagomeChaos Dawna Moore

    I love all of those too !!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pauly-James/1182357385 Pauly James

    If Sean Schemmel isn’t Goku, i’m not watching it.

  • william

    All funimation cast must return to do voices for sbz battle of the Gods or they’ll be surprised to not make as much money as they should..

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.verge Jesse Verge

    I’d love to see this dubbed by funimation, Sean Schemmel worked his butt off for this character and should rightfully be casted as Goku again. I do however like the original funimation actors more than the new Kai voices they added, but I think that’s because I hear those voices most often

  • Furhan Ashraf

    Definitely.

  • Az

    hmm, not to that extent if its not by him.. i’d rather be watching it subtitled :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jensen.vilsboll Jensen Vilsboll

    I have seen every episode but DBZ GT. I hate that series. I would love that the original cast come on, not the gay DBZ KAI cast!

  • Logan Dean

    they should bring battle of the gods to usa there is to many fans here not to

  • Logan Dean

    and of cors with the original voices

  • nate

    SSJG IS AWESOME

  • Blackarot

    I love Dragon Ball Z so much

  • Blackarot

    Same!

  • Nelson Abarca

    You do realize that it’s the same cast.

  • jesus

    who elese wants to see this awesome movie

  • Andrew Hayes

    yeah i do i really want to because dbz is one of my fav animes and im really looking forward to it being released in either english dub or sub, english dub is preferable

  • eddie vazquez

    hey guys if you guys are really true dbz fans and want to see this movie in English dub as much as I do then I have a favor to ask you dbz fans. I know someone who is petitioning on change .org for funimation to dub dbz battle of the gods I English. I know you guys might think that since its a dbz movie and the whole franchise did so well(except for gt. I hate gt and that’s why I want this movie to dub in englsih because it will be like gt never existed, kinda like an alternate universe) that it will get dubbed in English no matter what we do.

  • eddie vazquez

    well but here’s the thing. It may get to funimation faster and increase the chance of them dubbing it with the same cast that we love very dearly. Last I checked the petition had over 24000 signatures and only needs 25000 more to be valid and get sent to funimation.

  • Terarded

    I WANT AN ENGLISH DUB AND I WANT IT NOW AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH *turns super saiyan*

  • Terarded

    can you give me a link to the petition? id gladly sign it.

  • eddie vazquez

    yeah sorry I tried but I can’t give the

  • Kwame

    Please Give Us An English Version Or I Will Cry For 10 Years (starts crying)

  • Jaissal S

    I think that the Funimation voice actors are currently working on the Buu Saga for Dragonball Z Kai.So this would most likely delay the Funimation dub for Battle of Gods. I personally think that they should be dubbing the movie first, which is most likely in higher demand.

  • KELLEY

    THIS WILL BE THE BEST MOVIE IN THE DBZ SERIES

  • Simiyimi

    I hope it will come out in english

  • growabrain

    kai was canceled ages ago.

  • Azura Racon

    It was confirmed to be continuing last november. And Sean Schemmel and Kyle Hebert have already said they’re recording.

    Where the hell have you been? Under a Rock?

  • Azura Racon

    Kai has almost the Same Cast.

    The only main cast Differences are Bulma and 18. And they still have 18′s old actor on File. They even almost used her in Kai, but probably wanted to use a more youthful voice, and shift to the original, Mature voice for the Buu saga.

  • Azura Racon

    Except that the Japanese cast is what the Characters are supposed to sound like.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love the English cast, too. But Akira Toriyama hand picked the Japanese Cast. They’re the voices Toriyama heard in his head when he wrote the Dialogue.
    It’s okay to love the English version, but never disrespect the original

  • Talos

    The English voice acting is the best not because i speak English but because they catch all the emotions and tension in a well acted manner not like the Japanese version where its like a bad joke they don’t even try the voice acting is horrible down right unwatchable when it comes to shows like Naruto shipuden – i like how every character almost has there own voice and that they sync the voices to the mouths but i would be happy with english not synced to the mouth just so i could watch the rest of naruto already but what 2 years when someone else could do the same thing in a week right.

    isn,t kai the same thing as dragon ball z from what i have seen it is only not as good like how dumb was that they could be doing something useful like english dubbing naruto instead they rather do something no one cares about damn you nicktoons

  • Jake Fox

    Contributing to the cause is me

  • Conk3r90

    So when is there gonna be a funimation dub?

  • David

    We got to have a English Dub of the movie. Its just seems so awesome. I hope it comes out soon like maybe in late 2013 or somewhere in 2014. Im good with those 2.

  • Don

    Bashers of the Original DBZ Japanese voices should >>STFU<< if you haven't watched Dragonball in Japanese followed by DBZ in Japanese which is the original sequence. Because if you haven't, you can't respect/understand the very culture of the nation that spawned your beloved series.

    Funimation's awful dubs add:

    1. Bad sounding americanized dialogues (pre-Kai)
    2. Addition of dialogues where there were none in the original.
    3. Awful (and constant) sountrack that could be written by 8 year olds.

    Arguing with these kiddies is a lost cause, they think they watched DBZ but in reality they only watched 30%-40% DBZ. The fact that they hate the original DBZ is PROOF of how different Funimation dubs are!

    For those of you who are new to Dragonball I urge you to watch the DragonBall series in Japanese with English subs FIRST. Then watch DBZ in Japanese with English subs.

  • Adam

    I don’t hate the Japanese voices, I just like the English dialogue more.

  • Adam

    I’ve watched the movie in Japanese. It’s awesome but the actors seriously don’t sound like they mean some of the stuff they say, there isn’t much emotion or tension to the voices, we need FUNi to dub this movie so that we can enjoy the movie in a way that makes us feel the emotion and tension we need.

  • Darwin Maxwell

    Golly gee willagers! You’re saying there are DIFFERENCES between the original and the dub? How did they ever get away with such a horrible crime? Why would anyone want to hear American dialogue in AMERICA? Blasphemy! Clearly anyone that disagrees is an idiot and hasn’t seen Dragon Ball, or else they would’ve seen how it totally made sense to have the same female voice actress continue to voice Goku as a full grown man. And that music right? Bruce Faulconer’s tense atmospheric music doesn’t fit at all with all the intense fighting and brooding in DBZ. Any 8 year old with a doctorate in musical composition and two Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowships could compose that! Really, how do they expect me to watch DBZ without a high school marching band making it sound like Godzilla is attacking Tokyo every single second of the show?

    Damn, see what you made me do? I’ve exhausted my entire supply of sarcasm now. I was trying to save it for a rainy day, and you went and made me use it all up in one post.

  • dee9922

    I just watched the movie in Jap. They seriously lack emotion, they had way more emotion in the show.

  • Dan D McNulty

    And Frieza, and Gohan, and Dende, and in all honesty probably a few more I can’t think of.

  • Don

    Well holy hot damn! I guess you put me in my place. Seems all my complaints are completely unfounded because the opinion of a DBF fan (Dragonball Funi) carries a lot more weight. (see i can sarc too!)

    But seriously, Funimation treated you like idiots and you don’t even realize nor care for it. They assumed you wouldn’t like DBZ in its original form. They assumed that you would develop a brain tumor if you read subtitles. They assumed you wouldn’t “get” the Japanese culture. And wtf DBZ wasn’t made for kids! It’s HELL not HFIL, Tenshinhan not Tien, Mr Satan not Hercule, and Muten Roshi is a sex maniac! Now I got a question for you, does kamehameha sound ridiculous to you? I hope you know where I’m going with that question.

    And this whole thing about female VA for Goku, this is exactly one of the things a fan of DBF will bring up again and again… What you fail to really grasp is that DB came before DBZ. You also fail to understand that the CORE of the Son Goku character is a very naive, kind-hearted, super strong child who made friends out of his enemies.

    His child voice became a “trademark” for fans worldwide (except USA) and Akira wanted to keep that. Our planet-destruction-capable hero Goku, is still a sweet little kid inside! So contrary to what you know, Goku was NOT intended to be a manly character.

    Last serious question to all you DBF fans – If an entire generation of kids grew up watching and loving DB Evolution and then hate on DBF, how would you feel? That is same feeling for me when I defend DBZ.

  • Darwin Maxwell

    You act as if I don’t know Dragon Ball came before Dragon Ball Z as if
    anyone that disagrees with you is clearly to stupid to put 2 and 2
    together. It’s not some secret fact that only diehard fans know. It’s
    obvious to anyone with a half a brain. Just because the female adult
    Goku voice has been indoctrinated into Japanese fans brains doesn’t mean
    it was a good idea in the first place. You’re free to think that it was
    if you want, it’s a subjective matter of opinion, but most people
    exposed to Sean Schemmel’s amazing voice work as Goku will still hold an
    opposing view. He captured the original intent and made him sound very
    innocent and juvenile, but at the same time made it sound like a voice
    that would be PHYSICALLY POSSIBLE to come from grown ass man. I’m sure there are even some Japanese fans that would agree.

    And, DBZ was indeed originally made for kids. The word ‘shonen’ in Shonen Jump means “young boy”. The word ‘hell’ just doesn’t have the same connotations in Japan because most everyone there sees it as a fictitious fairy tale place because they are predominantly non-Christian. It doesn’t have the same level of taboo. Same goes for Hercule/Mr. Satan. It was changed because the name ‘Satan’ in English speaking America has connotations that immediately evoke an association not originally intended by the Japanese creator.

    Plus, If I want to watch a more faithful version, Funimation was nice enough to give us that option too with the uncut dvds that they so generously redubbed for adults that can handle that sort of thing just fine.

    Furthermore, watching an anime with subtitles is NOT closer to the same experience a Japanese speaking person has when watching it in it’s original form because you have to bounce your attention back and forth between reading the dialogue and watching the animation. And while that’s more of a slight annoyance to me with most anime, for kids and their lack of reading experience, its a deal breaker.

    If you really want to argue that the sub will always be better than the dub, I can prove my side simply by directing your attention to a wonderful little anime called Tatami Galaxy. I’m sure even the most diehard sub fanatic would agree that it’s really a chore to watch if you don’t speak Japanese. It demonstrates just how poor our multitasking abilities really are. You can not read and see what’s going on on screen at the same time. Human brains just aren’t capable of it.

    And no one on this planet would ever say Dragon Ball Evolution was better than anything. That hypothetical is just so implausible that it doesn’t even merit a response. If you would’ve said Kai it would’ve been a more reasonable thing to say, and I would respond that while I’m not a fan of it, It’s a valid opinion, and I could easily play the devils advocate and make some good points. I certainly would not immediately assume that anyone holding that opinion was an idiot that wasn’t as knowledgeable as me. That would be asinine.

    Damn that ended up long. Totally didn’t even notice till now.

  • Darwin Maxwell

    You act as if I don’t know Dragon Ball came before Dragon Ball Z as if
    anyone that disagrees with you is clearly to stupid to put 2 and 2
    together. It’s not some secret fact that only diehard fans know. It’s
    obvious to anyone with a half a brain. Just because the female adult
    Goku voice has been indoctrinated into Japanese fans brains doesn’t mean
    it was a good idea in the first place. You’re free to think that it was
    if you want, it’s a subjective matter of opinion, but most people
    exposed to Sean Schemmel’s amazing voice work as Goku will still hold an
    opposing view. He captured the original intent and made him sound very
    innocent and juvenile, but at the same time made it sound like a voice
    that would be PHYSICALLY POSSIBLE to come from grown ass man. I’m sure there are even some Japanese fans that would agree.

    And, DBZ was indeed originally made for kids. The word ‘shonen’ in Shonen Jump means “young boy”. The word ‘hell’ just doesn’t have the same connotations in Japan because most everyone there sees it as a fictitious fairy tale place because they are predominantly non-Christian. It doesn’t have the same level of taboo. Same goes for Hercule/Mr. Satan. It was changed because the name ‘Satan’ in English speaking America has connotations that immediately evoke an association not originally intended by the Japanese creator.

    Plus, If I want to watch a more faithful version, Funimation was nice enough to give us that option too with the uncut dvds that they so generously redubbed for adults that can handle that sort of thing just fine.

    Furthermore, watching an anime with subtitles is NOT closer to the same experience a Japanese speaking person has when watching it in it’s original form because you have to bounce your attention back and forth between reading the dialogue and watching the animation. And while that’s more of a slight annoyance to me with most anime, for kids and their lack of reading experience, its a deal breaker.

    If you really want to argue that the sub will always be better than the dub, I can prove my side simply by directing your attention to a wonderful little anime called Tatami Galaxy. I’m sure even the most diehard sub fanatic would agree that it’s really a chore to watch if you don’t speak Japanese. It demonstrates just how poor our multitasking abilities really are. You can not read and see what’s going on on screen at the same time. Human brains just aren’t capable of it.

    And no one on this planet would ever say Dragon Ball Evolution was better than anything. That hypothetical is just so implausible that it doesn’t even merit a response. If you would’ve said Kai it would’ve been a more reasonable thing to say, and I would respond that while I’m not a fan of it, It’s a valid opinion, and I could easily play the devils advocate and make some good points. I certainly would not immediately assume that anyone holding that opinion was an idiot that wasn’t as knowledgeable as me. That would be asinine.

    Damn that ended up long. Totally didn’t even notice till now.

  • Khusnoor Alam

    g episodes after GT…….

  • daniel

    This guy wins.

    Goku’s Japanese voice suited him in Dragon Ball. But in Dragon Ball Z when hes an adult it really didn’t suit him tbh. If I have the choice, I’ll watch any anime in Japanese because usually the English Dubs butcher the voices. However, in Dragon Ball Z, I find that the English dub was actually superior to the Japanese.

    But that’s my opinion, you can have whatever opinion you want too.

  • adias

    A super sayain 4 goku should be stronger than lord bills

  • dbzfan23

    I don’t think goku can fully master the power of ssj god, because he has only just learned of it. I think if bills were to come back after the gt series, ssj4 could demolish him.

  • dbzfan23

    dose anyone think that there going to make another series of dragon ball??

  • Ethan Fleming

    Well yeah actually I think it’s going to be like Star Wars in 2015 with the movie like series. It’s going to be about the same year as the release of Star Wars in 2015 it’s going to be about two years

  • dave

    Im an English dub fan myself. However, to say they have no emotion in their acting is ignorance. You dont speak japanese and therefore wouldnt recognize the emotional cues. Its a different language and different culture. What may seem lifeless and boring to you probably…. most likely has the same effect the English dub has on us. On that note. I think japanese goku sounds ridiculous. Probably because im so used to Sean Schemmel.

  • Pat

    A grown man shouldn’t sound like a child. It is as simple as that. Every other character has a tolerable voice, but Goku’s voice in Japanese dub is more annoying that Rugrat’s characters on fast forward.

  • ai

    i would like to say that im speak japanese and i agree with talos, english has more emotion :/

  • Sparta Aatiq Ameer

    goku in ssj4 cant beat bill goku have to be in ssjgod to beat bill

  • Jaehyun0001

    Culture!? You’re another racist white guy who thinks just because you like to read subtitles you think you understand someone’s culture. Shut up. I’m japanese and I think they ruined the show having a girls voice for Goku. The eng dubbed Goku isn’t too manly either. I’m sure balls drop fro Saiyans too