'Dragon Ball Super': Goku's Voice Actor Teases English Dub's Goku Black

Goku Black is one of the biggest villains in Dragon Ball Super so far, and fans of the English dub have been waiting to hear how it handles the fan-favorite villain.

Goku's voice actor Sean Schemmel is also as excited to debut his take on the character and has recently teased its debut on Twitter:

His tweet teases a "off the hook" portrayal for the upcoming villain, and its hard not to be as excited to hear his portrayal as he is. Schemmel spoke to Comicbook.com during New York Comic-Con about his upcoming portrayal stating, "With Goku Black, he’s not written in as posh a way as it’s written for Goku Black Rose. So, all I thought about for Goku Black for the game was what’s the opposite of Goku. He’s happy, high, and light; [Goku Black] is dark, low, and gravelly. I’m not copying Super Saiyan 4 or anything.”

But that was before he had any concrete information about the character, and plans to deliver Black and Rose with a different cadence (hence the fact he separates Black from Black Rose in his tweet). Now with the knowledge of Goku Black's role in the anime, fans should be excited to hear what Schemmel will do with him.

First introduced in the "Future Trunks" arc, Goku Black was a villain who destroyed the Earth, and the last remaining remnants of humanity in Future Trunks' parallel timeline. Goku Black had all of the powers that Goku had, and their shared fighting prowess meant Black was increasing in strength every time they fought. Goku's usual trick of getting stronger than the villain when losing was not a valuable strategy here.

Black also introduced a notable first to the series, Super Saiyan Rose, which was not only a form comparable to Goku's Super Saiyan Blue, but even stronger. Couple that with the main villain of the series, an immortal god Zamasu, and Black was a threat Goku was just not fit to deal with.


If you want to catch up with the English dub, the first 39 episodes of Dragon Ball Super are now available to stream on FunimationNOW, Crunchyroll's VRV service, and available to purchase on Amazon Video. The 39 episodes span the full range of what has aired in the North America and covers the "Battle of Gods" arc, "Revival of F" arc, and the "Universe 6" arc.

Dragon Ball Super's “Universal Survival” arc is part of the recent simulcast agreement that sites like Crunchyroll and Funimation have scored. Dragon Ball Super airs on Crunchyroll Saturday evenings at 7:15 p.m. CST. Adult Swim airs the English dub during its Toonami block Saturday evenings at 9:30 p.m, and is now available to stream on FunimationNOW and Amazon Video.