Twitchy’s Anime Rocking Chair – I can’t watch Dragon Ball Z in English.

Call me a purist, or a weeaboo, or whatever the hell you want, but I can’t watch DBZ in English.  I just can’t.  The voices don’t sit well with me.  The translations don’t go over well…and the Americans have a history of fuckin’ shit up when they don’t need to.

Exhibit A: Gohan’s transformation into Super Saiyajin Level 2.

Android 16 begs Gohan to protect nature.  After he says this, Cell (Voiced by Norio Wakamoto) curbstomps him and tells him that he’s said his last words.  Gohan, filled with rage, surpasses his own limitations and goes into SSJ2  for the first time.  The timing of everything in that scene was absolutely perfect.  Gohan was speechless up until the curbstomp, and even into his transformation he still didn’t say a word.  The placement of Hironobu Kageyama’s “Unmei no Hi” (Day of Fate) was timed perfectly.  The result?  One of the most moving scenes in any animation series.

In the American version, Gohan says a few more lines (THAT WERE UNNECESSARY), Android 16’s voice carries far less emotion, and there’s NO UNMEI NO HI.  WHAT THE HELL.  They replaced with more of their generic rock music.

For a guy that’s grown up on the Japanese DBZ, I could never bring myself to watch the English version.  I still can’t.  The English dub does have some moments, but for every good moment, I would always find something that I just didn’t like.

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CHA-LA HEAD CHA-LA!! oh hey…sorry about that. So I noticed that my cousin and friends have all decided to plaster their wall with  Dragon Ball videos and i’ve been watching them ALL while I should be doing something that at least resembled work done. Now I would love to sit here and make a lazy ass post about my favorite DBZ episodes but, I doubt any of you would sit here for hours waiting for Goku to get enough spirit from people and living organisms for the Genki Dama. btw, you’re welcome…

Do any of you wish they remade DBZ? and instead of orange and blue outfits they were dressed like total HYPEBEASTS? no? really? guess that’s just me…Check out ‘Human Aliens‘ designs. Here Goten, Trunks, and Gotenks are sporting brands like Bape, Jordan, Adidas, Polo, and Original Fake…Check those Yeezy’s on Trunk’s feet. dope

Speaking of wishing. Check this kid out…

I like this kid but a part of me feels bad, because I sort of see a past version of myself in this kid: the escapist, I have no friends, the internet is the only place that accepts me parts. But on the other hand: bahahahaha. What a nimrod! I like Dragon Ball Z too, even though Mr. Popo made me pretty uncomfortable, but I’m pretty sure I never ripped my shirt off my emaciated sad sack torso and screamed bloody murder trying to go super saiyan in my bedroom.

 There is a high probability that this is not real, but I’m just going to disregard that and continue to know that, no matter what, this dude’s day was probably way worse than mine. With 90,000 views and counting, this dude “The Secreted” himself into fame alright, but it wasn’t for saving the world from Vegeta. It was for looking like a dingus. Thanks internet.