Dragon Ball Dub changes

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I began watching Dragon Ball from the beginning last night and while chuckling over Goku's hick-ish naivety and crass demeanor, I wondered to myself, how different was the sub from the dub?

Have a look see for yourself and you be the judge....


We go from one of my all time favorite lines of "Did a snake bite your wiener?" To this....


No wonder people who have only seen the dub think of Goku as a radically different character than how he was originally depicted. This is episode 1 and it only gets worse the further down the rabbit hole you go.

What other moments stand out to you that were changed from Dragon Ball's original script to the English dub?
 

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I actually watched the English dub only. Now I am a bit scared to find out what the differences are... lol

I mean I don't think he has changed.
 

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The dub tends to portray Goku like a comical Superman who has very little faults. The sub portrays him as quite selfish at times, crass behavior, and he even swears.
Potty mouth Goku? This sounds like I need to rewatch. :haha:
 

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The dub isn't as radically different in English for Dragon Ball as it is in the Dragon Ball Z dub. With that said, I can still watch the DBZ dub as long as Bruce Falconer doesn't orchestrate the soundtrack.
 

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Potty mouth Goku? This sounds like I need to rewatch. :haha:
I have to really pay attention to Dragon Ball, but I think he let's something slip at least once. One that stands out for me was when he blasts Freeza after he betrays him with that last bit of energy. He says Bakayarou which as I understand it is implied to mean someone is being very idiotic and you're calling them out on it. So, think about how you would snap at someone with a swear word and it generally fits. "You dumb bastard or you dumb ass!" would be the closest thing in modern American English.

 

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Ill just use this thread to post some German Dragonball Dub/ Language changes!

You think Bruce faulconer Sucks this song makes me cringe every time i start watching!
Atleast the background Music stays identical!

Also the Z Intro is luckily Chala in German:
 
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Ill just use this thread to post some German Dragonball Dub/ Language changes!

You think Bruce faulconer Sucks this song makes me cringe every time i start watching!
Atleast the background Music stays identical!

Also the Z Intro is luckily Chala in German:
The Dragon Ball opening feels very German discotheque. At least your Z has a version of Chala Head Chala.

Do you even know the garbage we had in America?!


I would say the Season sets were the most tolerable. Although I started watching DBZ in 1996 when Rock the Dragon ran supreme.
 

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The Dragon Ball opening feels very German discotheque. At least your Z has a version of Chala Head Chala.

Do you even know the garbage we had in America?!


I would say the Season sets were the most tolerable. Although I started watching DBZ in 1996 when Rock the Dragon ran supreme.
I mean the second one was nice! Also who tf put movie clips into the intros?

Now i get why all americans are oppsesd with powerlevels and transformations!
 
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Sorry for double posting but here are some german name Changes/ diffrences:

Krillin was originally called krillin but nowaday they use his original name Kuririn
Chao-Zu and tenshinhan were kept from the japanese version
Yamcha is called Yamchu in german
Puar is Pool
Super saiyan keep their japanese name because Saiyaner sounds dumb
Namek are called Namekianer tho
Oozarus are weraffen or Wereapes
Saibaman are called Pflanzenmänner (plantmen)
Kami is just translated into german that means hes called Gott
Kaios and kaioshin are kept from Japanese

And in the bad first dub the kamehame ha was reffered to as Schockwelle der alten ahnen which means Shockwave of the old Ancestors which is stupid considering its Roshi technique atleast roshi isnt called master Master like in english instead hes called Muten roshi (like in japanese) or Herr der schildkröten (lord of Turtles)
 

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What exactly is censored?
The german Censouring is weird!
Gokus Dragonballs are ok but Bulmas butt is not? Im pretty sure ive seen a bunch of butts on childrenns tv also the pat pat scene is gone even tho its relativly innocent! But i think you can still see bulmas Dragonboobs under the shower! And the underwear is A hat with holes for the ears (i didnt found a good emoji so yeah) I would hate the hat thing if it wasnt hilarous!
 

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The german Censouring is weird!
Gokus Dragonballs are ok but Bulmas butt is not? Im pretty sure ive seen a bunch of butts on childrenns tv also the pat pat scene is gone even tho its relativly innocent! But i think you can still see bulmas Dragonboobs under the shower! And the underwear is A hat with holes for the ears (i didnt found a good emoji so yeah) I would hate the hat thing if it wasnt hilarous!
That brings to mind, in DBZ movie 12, when the evil people escape from hell. Is the scene where Goten, Trunks and eventually Gotenks fighting Hitler and the SS edited in anyway in Germany? I heard there's some laws in Germany that bar showing anything related to the Nazi party. Although they don't depict the swastika in the animation and it's replaced with an X.
 

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That brings to mind, in DBZ movie 12, when the evil people escape from hell. Is the scene where Goten, Trunks and eventually Gotenks fighting Hitler and the SS edited in anyway in Germany? I heard there's some laws in Germany that bar showing anything related to the Nazi party. Although they don't depict the swastika in the animation and it's replaced with an X.
I dont know i didnt watch movie 12 at all but its probably cut out!
 
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