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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods finally gets an English dub

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HOWWWWWWWWAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHH

You guys know me. I use way too much hair gel, have the social grace of a drunk gorilla and I scream in my sleep. I’m almost a Dragon Ball Z character. I’ve been waiting for the latest film to finally get an English dub, and thanks to some dragon-wishing, that request is getting fulfilled.

Why not just watch the original Japanese version, I hear you ask? One simple reason really: I like having functioning ear drums. When it comes to anime, most adaptations usually have mediocre or passable dubs into a Western language.

Dragon Ball Z on the other hand, is the sole exception to the rule. For years now, that mammoth series has boasted a top-notch line-up of voice actors who have defined the roles of screaming space god fighters in a way that makes the original dub look terrible in person.

On one hand, you’ve got professional voice-over work. On the other hand, you have what sounds like a gaggle of high school girls finding out that they’ve just won tickets to a One Direction concert. But I digress. Over in the US of A, the latest film, Dragon Ball Z, gets a theatrical release on August 5. Which means that a proper digital/DVD release isn’t far off.

The first new Dragon Ball Z film in 17 years, Battle of the Gods featured some top-notch animation and scenes when it was released, as well as a new power-up for Goku in the form of Super Saiyan God Mode. Yep, the series took things a step further once again.

And I’m looking forward to it. It’s about damn time.

Last Updated: June 2, 2014

54 Comments

  1. I just got goosebumps hearing that old fimiliar word, by that old familiar voice…Aaaah….DBZ…

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  2. RinceofFuturePast

    June 2, 2014 at 14:38

    Dragonbore Z. Nothing to see here! Move along! http://www.lolzgif.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/husky-dance.gif

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    • Admiral Chief Kilo

      June 2, 2014 at 14:38

      My sentiments exactly

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      • RinceofFuturePast

        June 2, 2014 at 14:45

        Indeed. Same story rehashed a million times. Almost as bad as the Power Rangers.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 2, 2014 at 14:51

          or Final Fantasy. *run*

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          • RinceofFuturePast

            June 2, 2014 at 14:53

            Haha! I agree!

  3. Hammersteyn

    June 2, 2014 at 14:39

    Liked the movie, but not all of it. Won’t spoil why but at least it’s something new in the DBZ universe. Can’t wait for the sequel. Hopefully it’s out before their 40th anniversary,

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    • RinceofFuturePast

      June 2, 2014 at 14:44

      Let me guess at story? Big bad comes along, hero learns new skillz that make him more powerful dan eva before? Until the next baddy who is more powerful, so must learn the way of the flying wombat to get even moar da power?!

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 2, 2014 at 14:49

        You left out the most important part, where our hero learns about friendship & thus gets the greatest power of all, the power of HEART!

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        • RinceofFuturePast

          June 2, 2014 at 14:50

          HEART!

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          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            June 2, 2014 at 14:55

            die

          • RinceofFuturePast

            June 2, 2014 at 14:56

            Where’s the love?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 2, 2014 at 15:04

            He needs to learn the lessons of friendship like we did! Then we can all HEART together!

          • RinceofFuturePast

            June 2, 2014 at 15:06

            I HEART that!

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            June 2, 2014 at 15:18

            Dead

          • Mark Treloar

            June 2, 2014 at 15:08

            Playing too much D&D?

        • Dutch Matrix

          June 2, 2014 at 15:02

          Even 1980’s He-Man face palms at that! Refresh

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 2, 2014 at 15:00

        Umm………….No!
        *Goes off to practice Kamehameha in the mirror

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        • Mark Treloar

          June 2, 2014 at 15:09

          There is a whole youtube channel of those. add yours.

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          • Hammersteyn

            June 2, 2014 at 15:25

            I’m bashful.

      • wrong

        August 15, 2014 at 07:30

        nope goku lost good try tho lol ur wrong

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  4. Umar's Crown

    June 2, 2014 at 14:43

    Thank fuck…..FINALLY

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    • RinceofFuturePast

      June 2, 2014 at 14:49

      Can’t’ tell…

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 2, 2014 at 15:25

      Finished Blue Exorcist season one this weekend, so proud of myself

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      • Umar's Crown

        June 2, 2014 at 15:44

        Ao no…Loved it, but, they made up their own ending for the anime. Hoping they go back and redo it…Unfortunately there won’t be a season 2 for now 🙁 🙁

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        • Hammersteyn

          June 2, 2014 at 15:52

          FFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 2, 2014 at 14:45

    Should have written the entire article in CAPS Darryn. Opportunity missed.

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    • RinceofFuturePast

      June 2, 2014 at 14:46

      lulz

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    • Mark Treloar

      June 2, 2014 at 15:10

      to simulate constipation?

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  6. Matthew Holliday

    June 2, 2014 at 14:55

    awesome, watched the japanese one, was terrible.
    english should be awesome

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  7. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    June 2, 2014 at 14:55

    Finally!

    Now where do I get it?

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 2, 2014 at 15:01

      Arrrrrr! Sorry, frog in my throat. Um, Look and Listen I guess?

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      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        June 2, 2014 at 15:18

        That sounds like a mighty fine plan m’hearty!

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  8. DarthZA

    June 2, 2014 at 15:02

    “Dragon Ball Z on the other hand, is the sole exception to the rule.” LIES

    Do yourself a favour and watch FMA in English. Most of the male characters don’t sound like little girls like they do in the Japanes voices. The English in that series is absolutely incredible.

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    • The D

      June 2, 2014 at 15:05

      Is that the original Full Metal Alchemist or Brotherhood? Genuinely curious.

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      • DarthZA

        June 2, 2014 at 22:23

        The original. Haven’t watched Brotherhood yet, so don’t know. I bought the original DVD series, and the default language was English. After the first episode, I couldn’t go back.

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  9. Brian Murphy

    June 2, 2014 at 15:07

    Yawn, English dubs suck. Sub-titles ftw!

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 2, 2014 at 15:24

      Same here.

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  10. Mark Treloar

    June 2, 2014 at 15:14

    Hmmm, so Goku fight’s Pink’s stylist?

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 2, 2014 at 15:24

      hehehe no but it’s part of the story though

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  11. loftie

    June 2, 2014 at 16:05

    Super Saiyan God Mode – epic winz!

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  12. ratamacue76

    June 2, 2014 at 17:27

    This is great news for those of us who prefer to relax, and simply watch anime and save the reading for mangas.

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  13. SP Van Zyl

    June 2, 2014 at 17:35

    This brought a tear to my eyes…Literally.

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  14. Lardus-Resident Perve

    June 2, 2014 at 21:08

    Excitement lever OVER 9000!

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  15. Jesse Pierce

    June 3, 2014 at 19:57

    Lol at all the weeaboo faggots who can’t anything besides Japanese dubbed Lucky Star.

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  16. Rubert

    June 3, 2014 at 23:42

    I got picked on as a kid. I’m not a conousouier of anime but thru my parent divorce my friends divorce we found common ground among a TV show that made us want to better ourselves and people around us. If you think its about fighting a different big bad guy very time it’s not. It’s relatable to life as you struggle thru life and face different adversities. DBZ forever be the show of the common man. Because Goku was nothing but a common man an ordinary person in extraordinary situations.

    Fight me. You online gangbangers 🙂

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    • Bernard Moran

      July 17, 2014 at 22:53

      I like Dbz as much as the next fanboy, but in fairness goku wasn’t an ordinary guy. He was a superpowered alien. That’s kind of a leg up 😛

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  17. Jimmy of England

    July 1, 2014 at 21:18

    Some immature kids over here, grow up guys. If you don’t like DBZ then move on instead of posting childish comments. I don’t know why you came here in the first place if you don’t like it. Foolish really…

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  18. chris

    July 17, 2014 at 20:45

    Will it come out in dvd English? ??

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  19. I am wolf

    August 3, 2014 at 05:57

    The only Japanese voice I liked at all was Lord Bill’s; I much prefer the dubbed English versions of this series. Big tough Goku with a little girl’s voice is just so wrong. Hope Bills has a good English voice.

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  20. BlackSSj

    August 7, 2014 at 10:30

    anything dubbed by funimation is good they need to dubb all anime

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  21. t-mark19

    August 13, 2014 at 05:04

    i would not mind seeing broly coming back and reaching god mode!!!!!!

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  22. Blacklychan

    August 13, 2014 at 19:13

    Where can I watch in dubbed?

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  23. anomous

    May 6, 2015 at 12:17

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