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Posted 9/29/17 , edited 9/29/17
Hi everyone,

I was thinking about how terrible Son Goku's Japanese voice is today and growing up watching DBZ in German I realized that Son Goku in Japanese sounds extremely annoying, childish and dumb as hell whereas I remember that when I watched DBZ in German Son Goku never came across like this.
In German he never said those really idiotic things like "Oh, I don't know what you are talking about?" when someone tells him something extremely easy to understand and other shit. In German he seemed more mature, not brilliant and intelligent but simply like an average man who likes to fight and is mature.

I wanted to ask if there's other people who relate to this? Do you guys know if they actually change the text in German just to make him less.. retarded?
I used to love DB in general but ever since watching DBS I find him obnoxious and annoying. He basically started a tournament that destroys every universe with exception of his.. and could not care less. That's not something the German Goku from the German DBZ would have done or at least he would have approached it differently than "Oh? What is this? Haha I doubt it! It will all be fine, don't worry!"
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Posted 9/29/17 , edited 9/29/17
I have went through all of Dragonball and Goku is indeed an adult child who loves to fight. He is not too bright and constantly causes trouble for himself by letting the enemy power up so he can have a better fight. He's a fighting genius where all his intelligent points went into fighting.

German Goku is probably smarter, Aryan race and whatnot.
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Goku was willing to risk the solar system be destroyed and his son take emotional trauma to get him to reach his true potential. We all love him but hes been dumb as a bag of rocks since he was a kid. His heart is enormous though.
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It's the same with the English dub. Listening to a grown man with that high pitched a voice is jarring.
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Yeah, I kind of agree that Goku's character in DBS is kind of a dick. I don't think it has to do with his Japanese voice acting though. It's just how they're writing him now. He doesn't seem to give a shit about anything but fighting other strong guys. He used to fight to save people, and now it seems like he just doesn't even give a shit that he's going to destroy multiple universes just so he can have a little fun. I mean, he's not even worried that his universe could possibly be destroyed along with everyone he's ever known or loved.

I know they're going to fix this later on of course, by making whoever wins the tournament of power wish all the other universes back with the super dragon balls, but still it's kind of annoying to see Goku acting so selfishly and not giving a shit that he's literally destroying billions of lives just so he can have his fun fighting the strongest beings across 12 universes. It's like he's literally the bad guy now.


TitoJackson wrote: His heart is enormous though.

It used to be. In DBS he doesn't seem to give a shit about saving people anymore though.
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Hitler DBZ? Geez, you're even more crazy than I thought. But man that would be epic. If you've seen blood lad that came pretty close. Hellsing was one too, anyway I'm off topic
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Posted 9/29/17 , edited 9/29/17

Nyxali wrote:

Hi everyone,

I was thinking about how terrible Son Goku's Japanese voice is today and growing up watching DBZ in German I realized that Son Goku in Japanese sounds extremely annoying, childish and dumb as hell whereas I remember that when I watched DBZ in German Son Goku never came across like this.
In German he never said those really idiotic things like "Oh, I don't know what you are talking about?" when someone tells him something extremely easy to understand and other shit. In German he seemed more mature, not brilliant and intelligent but simply like an average man who likes to fight and is mature.

I wanted to ask if there's other people who relate to this? Do you guys know if they actually change the text in German just to make him less.. retarded?
I used to love DB in general but ever since watching DBS I find him obnoxious and annoying. He basically started a tournament that destroys every universe with exception of his.. and could not care less. That's not something the German Goku from the German DBZ would have done or at least he would have approached it differently than "Oh? What is this? Haha I doubt it! It will all be fine, don't worry!"


Well Goku is an idiot. Spent the first 12 years of his life living in the mountains. Master Roshi educated him for maybe a year before he went off on his own again. That's probably why Chi Chi is so hard on Gohan and Goten with their studies.
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I am guessing there's literally no German speakers on here?
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Nyxali wrote:

I am guessing there's literally no German speakers on here?


You posted the thread about an hour ago. Most of us have jobs and whatnot. German CR users will respond at their discretion, and it may be weeks to months before they do.
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Goku's naivety and recklessness are the only semblance of personality he has.
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Nyxali wrote:

I am guessing there's literally no German speakers on here?


http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumcategory-582613/animemanga-ecke
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Posted 9/29/17 , edited 9/29/17

Cardamom_Ginger wrote:


Nyxali wrote:

I am guessing there's literally no German speakers on here?


You posted the thread about an hour ago. Most of us have jobs and whatnot. German CR users will respond at their discretion, and it may be weeks to months before they do.


I live in the UK and Germany is only one hour in front. This is the time they should all be on the computers.
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Posted 9/29/17 , edited 9/29/17

Nyxali wrote:


Cardamom_Ginger wrote:


Nyxali wrote:

I am guessing there's literally no German speakers on here?


You posted the thread about an hour ago. Most of us have jobs and whatnot. German CR users will respond at their discretion, and it may be weeks to months before they do.


I live in the UK and Germany is only one hour in front. This is the time they should all be on the computers.


They are in front of their computers. In front of them wörking.
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Posted 9/29/17 , edited 9/29/17
I've been watching Super and Goku's voice has kinda grown on me. It doesn't annoy me as much as it used to.

But Dragon Ball is one case where I prefer the dub. Sorry Masako, you're a legend but I prefer Schemmel. It's just what I grew up on.
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Posted 9/29/17 , edited 9/30/17

DrunkKanti wrote:

It's like he's literally the bad guy now.

"You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain".

Well, technically Goku has already done the former.

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