[Let’s Talk: Dubs] Dragon Ball Super

Dragon Ball Super is the latest installment in the ever popular Dragon Ball series by Akira Toriyama.

Dragon Ball Z has been a long time staple of Funimation Entertainment. So it came as little surprise when they announced the dub for Dragon Ball Super. The cast list is of course full of returning actors such as Sean┬áSchemmel as Goku, Chris Sabat as Vegeta, and many more. However there are also some newcomers to the cast of characters we’ve come to love over the years.

4486126-dragon-ball-z-2015-movie-screenshot-12The first 2 arcs of Dragon Ball Super are an expanded retelling of the last two movies. Battle of the Gods and Resurrection F. It will be a decent amount of time before we come into any new content.┬áSo if you’ve seen Battle of the Gods, you basically know how things are going to pan out and are familiar with the performances given. Jason Douglas returns as the god of destruction Beerus and Ian Sinclair returns as his servant Whis. Seeing as this is an expanded retelling, both characters have more lines and it gives both actors more to work with and allows them to expand on already amazing performances from the movies.

The one new name that stood out on the cast list was Alexis Tipton, stepping in to play Kid Trunks in place of Laura Bailey. She features prominently in the first and second episodes and so far she’s turning in a solid performance. She plays the character with a lot of energy and bounces very well off of Kara Edwards playing Goten. Since the two are often in scenes together, the chemistry of these two performances is important to consider. It will be interesting to see how their relationship develops.

If you were a fan of the movies, there is a lot to be found in these episodes for you with expanded character motivations and extended world building. It’s a pretty solid start for Dragon Ball Super, but I would be lying if I said I wasn’t hyped up to see how casting for the new characters that will appear in the Black Goku and New Future Trunks arcs will go. You can watch Dragon ball Super on Toonami every Saturday night at 11:30 P.M.


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