Monday, July 6, 2015

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' Dub Premiere: The Voice of a Man Sounds Better

That "F" stands for Frieza, one of the most beloved...hated...greatest enemies of Goku who came back a second...third time, it was the the dub premiere and LA already had the world premiere back in April. The premiere had much fanfare being right next to Anime Expo, the largest anime convention in North America and now having being localized for those who speak English, has become much more agreeable with English speaking taste.

For a fan, dressing up like Goku or Frieza was the normal thing to do to pay respect to a franchise that made so many after-school afternoons a highlight of growing up. Fans both attending Anime Expo and to see their hero Goku once again take on the villainous Frieza dressed in orange and blue, purple and white, carried staffs and dragon balls around in the lobby of LA Live's Regal Cinema's 14. Too bad no one was gold...iyfg They also got to catch the film with the rest of the VIP's for showing their support.

VIP's like Seán Schemmel (Goku), Christopher R. Sabat (Vegeta/Picolo) and Chris Ayres (Frieza) walked the red carpet before hearing themselves on the big screen.

They made the film so much easier to get into. The sound of their voices was like that of an old friends. Or in the case of Sabat and old bully. Our earlier review of the film wasn't as favorable as it is now, after watching the dub. 

Goku sounds so different when sounding like an old Japanese women. Now that he's Japanese women free you have an instant nostalgia connection hearing him again as classic Goku with the other returning voice actors. Chris Ayres can't compare to Linda Young, the Frieza so many grew up with in the original English dub. He's earned the title though, doing it on Dragon Ball Kai. Great choice of Todd Haberkorn as Jaco of Galactic Space Patrol, you may remember his voice as Sgt. Keroro. We were hoping that he would be the voice of an annoying Kamen Rider like alien going into the theater and were happy to hear his cowardly nature and comebacks.

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' , now that its dubbed, will leave a grin on your face. Getting your old friends, including the very old Master Roshi to shout out their attacks and just kick butt with their wails will make you want to yell yourself.

Do catch it in theaters in its limited release