Monday 4 March 2019

Episode 54 - The Canadian Dragon Ball Experience

With nine different voice actors for Goku and a lot of bad theme songs, the Dragon Ball franchise has been an odd patchwork in Canada, but not one that has derailed its success in any way. Geoff and Yazy join me to talk about discovering and following Dragon Ball/Z/GT through all its different dubs, and try our best to clear up some misconceptions on why so may different versions hit the airwaves. We have so much fun that we completely forgot to mention that Dragon Ball Evolution aired on YTV at one point.

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Theme song by Karl Olson. Check out Packet Flood, the album all of this show's music is taken from, on his Bandcamp.


  1. Ah, but if you lived in Winnipeg you probably got to see the tapes I was getting from Hawaii in English subs starting with the original DB series. That would be about 1992 as I recall. I used to send the tapes there after I received them so they could be passed around to fans. That and GeGege no Kitaro which were also on the tapes...

    1. So basically, you were responsible for bringing DB tape subs to Winnipeg?

  2. Yes, I think so but later, when the stores selling bootleg merch started to show up, they also had a lot of things like tapes. Dunno where they got their copies from. But Hawaii ran the original series and up to (I believe) episode #104 of DBZ in subs. After that, Funimation complained and they stopped subbing that series. Pity that...