Dragon Ball Z Kai Volume 1 Blu-ray Ending and Preview


Some comments on this video:

The scripting is a little wonky here, sounding a lot like the Ultimate Uncut Edition script. When we're given the shot of Vegeta on the rock Nappa asks Vegeta if he wants to kill the group, but in Japanese (at least, according to fansubs, so take it with a grain of salt), Nappa's just saying he's having difficulty standing still and waiting.

Chris Sabat's Vegeta is a lot smoother, a lot more natural than it had previously been, but I still dislike his Piccolo. And Nappa, for some reason, sounds hyper.

Dragon Ball Z Kai Volume 1 Blu-ray Menu and Recap


A few comments on this clip:

First, the menu seems okay. Kind of plain, but all right.

Second, the narrator sounds a bit like Brice Armstrong (though I know it's not him), which is pretty good.

Sorry, Mr. Schemmel. That singing is just bizarre sounding. I wasn't a big fan of "Dragon Soul" to begin with, and this rendition didn't help.

Checking the fansubs, the narration is very similar to the Japanese one, so that's a good sign. Even what Vegeta said was on target.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - Episode 11 ENGLISH DUB Review


Episode 11, "The Miracle at Rush Valley"



Synopsis: On the way to Dublith, Edward, Alphonse, and Winry make a detour to Rush Valley, a town full of automail engineers. While engineers gather to admire his automail parts, Edward's State Alchemist watch is stolen by a pickpocket, Paninya, with two automail legs. The three follow her into the mountains, where her automail mechanic Dominic lives. Winry asks for an apprenticeship, but he denies her. While there, Dominic's daughter-in-law goes into labor, and Winry helps deliver the child while Ed and Al wait, powerless. Dominic reccomends Winry apprentice to an automail engineer he knows. Ed and Al continue onto Dublith.


Ahaha, oh wow, this is the worst episode of the dub since the first episode. Shit-tastic.

Sean Schemmel Strikes!: How I Pissed Off Goku


"Bitch, please."

So, we all know that I'm not a huge fan of Sean Schemmel, the voice of Goku in Funimation's English dub of Dragon Ball Z. I've said it enough. I just don't think he's that great in the role. In fact, I've said he's pretty fucking terrible. Granted, he's better than the AB Groupe and Creative Product Corp's dub Gokus, but certainly not as good as Peter Kelamis was in the role for Ocean. It's not a controversial opinion. Many people share my opinion. Anyway, apparently this has caught Mr. Schemmel's attention recently.

On the Sean Schemmel Fanclub (ahahahaha) page on Facebook, Schemmel said this:

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - Episode 10 ENGLISH DUB Review


Episode 10, "Seperate Ways"

In this episode: wacky hijinks!


Synopsis: Edward describes his experiences at Laboratory 5 to Major Armstrong and Lt. Colonel Hughes. Fuhrer King Bradley visits and warns the group not to investigate any further. The brothers get on a train to Dublith, to go see their alchemy teacher, though the thought of it frightens them. While reading the paper, Hughes is inspired to do some research into the massacres around the country, but is confronted by Lust. Hughes tries to contact Roy via an outside pay phone, but is killed by Envy, in disguise as Maria Ross. After Hughes' funeral, Roy begins investigating his death, vowing to find his killers.


Sorry for the lateness!

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - Episode 09 ENGLISH DUB Review


Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - Episode 09 Review

In this episode, Edward faces his arch nemesis!


Synopsis: Edward regains consciousness in a hospital, scolded by Ross and Brosh for his recklessness. From there, he calls Winry to Central to repair his automail. Alphonse struggles with the implications of Barry the Chopper's words, eventually leading to a confrontation with Ed. Winry yells at him for doubting his brother's intentions, and the two make up on the roof, renewing their vow to keep going.


It sounded to me like nearly everyone took a step back in their performances this episode. I found a few things that annoyed me.