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Why does Goku's voice in the original Japanese version sound so high-pitched?

#1slk_23Posted 6/16/2011 3:42:25 PM
It sounds like you would need to not have testicles during puberty in order for a grown man to pull that kind of voice off. Plus, you're supposed to believe that this guy is one of the buffest guys in the world. Did they do this for the sake of irony? Kind of like how they made out Majin Buu to be this huge, menacing creature, but in the end, he turned out to be a cute, pink blob?
#2tremain07Posted 6/16/2011 3:44:39 PM
jpn goku sounds like hes been kicked in the baby maker one too many times


guess thats what happens when you let a 70 something lady voice a late 20s old man
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#3Then00bAvengerPosted 6/16/2011 3:46:22 PM
Because they used the same voice for adult Goku as they did for child Goku
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#4NatsumiMurakamiPosted 6/16/2011 3:51:29 PM
Which was stupid then and is stupid now.
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#5NatsumiMurakamiPosted 6/16/2011 3:53:32 PM
Which was stupid then and is stupid now.
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#6SlamslatePosted 6/16/2011 3:58:15 PM
don't like it? Don't watch it.
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#7NeoGeoXSegaPosted 6/16/2011 6:03:25 PM
One of the few instances where the English dub makes infinitely more sense!
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#8LArcEnCieIXPosted 6/16/2011 9:13:37 PM

From: Slamslate | Posted: 6/16/2011 4:58:15 PM | #006
don't like it? Don't watch it.


What if he likes other aspects of the show? What then?
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#9Master_GamerPosted 6/16/2011 9:19:07 PM
TC, Japan has a weird thing where shonen protagonists have to sound like children since they're basically extremely childish manchildren. Goku has a woman's voice because they decided to keep the same VA who had voiced him when he was a three-foot twelve year old when he went through his growth spurt.
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#10TetsujiinPosted 6/16/2011 9:23:17 PM
Goku's Japanese VA is a woman, correct?
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