Rock the Dragon… (Dragon Ball Z thread)
Just copped Season 2 of DBZ. I missed a lot of this show when it was on (I watched the hell out of the “Next Dimension”/“OVER 9000!!!” dub back in 95, but I really didn’t see much past the whole Ginyu/Goku switch), and actually now I’m glad I didn’t.
I LOVE the option to watch the dub with the OG Japanese BGM. (Call me weird, but trying to listen to the Japanese track throws me off a little. I usually watch anime with the dub track on, but with subtitles to see what they’re REALLY supposed to be saying. I can’t explain why, but that’s just my preference.)
Anyway, I find it astounding that the simple act of changing the original background music makes DBZ a different show. Instead of a “I’m trying really, REALLY hard to be bad-ass” feel to the show, the show actually gains a lot of heart and feeling.
Anyway, Season 2 ends where I left off: Ginyu is a frog and Kuririn & Gohan are in Saiyan armor.
I only wish that FUNimation would give us the Ocean Group Dub that the UK got. I don’t care about recycled (Super Fighitng Robot) Megaman BGMs or censorship, I just want to hear Brian Drummond as Vegeta, Scott McNeil as Piccolo & Terry Klassen as Kuririn again.