Today Funimation finally announced who they will be casting within the latest Dragon Ball series, Dragon Ball Super. Dragon Ball Super was created to mark the 30th anniversary of the Dragon Ball universe. What does this mean for long time fans of the series? Well it means that a lot of our favorite voice actors and actresses will be reprising old roles. Namely, Seán Schemmel who will be playing Goku, Christopher R. Sabat portraying Vegeta, Jason Douglas as Beerus, Ian Sinclair as Whis, and Sonny Strait as Krillin.
The actors and actresses are as such:
|VEGETA||Christopher R. Sabat|
|PICCOLO||Christopher R. Sabat|
|MR. SATAN||Chris Rager|
|KING KAI||Seán Schemmel|
|SHENRON||Christopher R. Sabat|
|YAMCHA||Christopher R. Sabat|
|KIBITO KAI||Kent Williams|
|ELDER KAI||Kent Williams|
For those who yet to read anything about Dragon Ball Super, Funimation describes it as:
Reuniting the franchise’s iconic characters, “Dragon Ball Super” follows the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain Earth’s fragile peace. Overseen by Dragon Ball’s original creator, Akira Toriyama, Dragon Ball Super draws on its thirty-year history to create a bold, new universe that is welcoming to fans and endearing to new viewers.
“We are excited to welcome back our many friends and talented newcomers in making ‘Dragon Ball Super’ as special as it can be for fans across the U.S.” said Masayuki Endo, President of Toei Animation Inc. “Funimation has been a fantastic partner in shaping the series for English audiences.”
“We’re thrilled to reunite the original voice cast for our U.S. English dub production of ‘Dragon Ball Super’ with Toei,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of Funimation. “Dragon Ball fans – new and old
– can look forward to the same great dub experience with ‘Dragon Ball Super’ that they have been enjoying for the past 18 years.”