The tournament between Universe 6 and 7 has finally come to a close on the English language broadcast on Adult Swim, and with its end brings the Omni King, Grand Zeno.
Along with Sarah Wiedenheft's hilariously subdued portrayal of the childlike king, Goku's English voice actor Sean Schemmel interacts with the king in a far more boisterous way than he does in the Japanese language version:
He’s tiny, he’s adorable, & he can wipe out entire universes with a giggle!
King of all creation Zeno finally makes his appearance in tonight's new #DBSuper dub on #Toonami, but we’re giving you an EARLY sneak peek at his ultra-cute voice, provided by @SarahWiedenheft! pic.twitter.com/XOngPUPaF7— Funimation (@FUNimation) November 12, 2017
As teased in a clip on Funimation's twitter, Goku loudly exclaims "Oh hell yeah! That would be totally awesome, little dude!" at the thought of another tournament featuring other universes. The rest of this exchange also has Schmmel portraying Goku a bit more disrespectful toward the king as he calls him "little dude" and "little guy." Sean Schemmel's performance makes Goku seem like an entirely different character from Masako Nozawa's portrayal in the Japanese language release. There are even a subset of fans who prefer his performance.
Hearing these little extra bits of flavor definitely reminds fans how much the English dub can bring to Dragon Ball Super. The rest of the episode also has a few funny bits as well. For example, Zeno's twin bodyguards oddly proclaim "Later, gators!" before they leave after silently imposing on the two universes, much to the surprise of series fans.
When later using the Super Dragon Balls, it is revealed the divine language of the gods is English in reverse. Ian Sinclair puts a great spin on Whis during this moment as he recites the divine language needed to summon the divine dragon with a flair, but has a deadpan delivery of "Peas and Carrots." It's hard not to chuckle given the major shift in tone between the two languages.
The English broadcast release of Dragon Ball Super just ended the "Universe 6" arc, where the God of Destruction Beerus challenges his brother, Universe 6's God of Destruction Champa for ultimate superiority of the planet Earth and its delicacies. Goku, Vegeta, Piccolo and the mysterious Monoka fought against various tough enemies from Universe 6 such as a member of Frieza's race, Saiyan, and a time-shifting assassin.
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Dragon Ball Super airs on Crunchyroll Saturday evenings at 7:15 P.M. CST. Adult Swim airs the English dub during its Toonami programming block Saturday evenings at 11:30 P.M.