by Jeremy DeFatta
Good day, everyone! I have a little treat for all of you today. Those of you who are fans of Dragonball Z, anime in general, and/or Internet comedy likely already know about Team Four Star, but I want to say a bit about them here.
Over the past five years, Team Four Star has produced a high quality, abridged version of Dragonball Z with a funny and talented cast of voice actors. To fans of the source material: do not worry; these guys are not making fun. They actually do it full justice and add a lot of humor that was absent from the original. That, and many of the voice actors sound very similar to the original American dubbed voice cast.
I recommend visiting TFS’s YouTube channel to watch the DBZA series, as well as funny videos of the team playing video games while in character. For more of their work, check out their homepage. They are also in the process of giving Hellsing Ultimate and Attack on Titan the same comedic, abridged treatment. I would caution against watching those unless you are already familiar with them, though. While hilarious, they do spoil a lot of plot points in the original stories.
I hope all of you enjoy these videos. They are certainly worth watching, even though the first few DBZ episodes might are bit rough. They’ll give you new insight on familiar characters; I’m proud to say Krillin is now my favorite character (at least in the abridged version).
Let me know your thoughts below. Tweet me @quaintjeremy.
(ed.- Vegeta will always be my favorite character. I liked this so much I subscribed to the YouTube channel. It’s hilarious even if you don’t know the series, and if you do, it is positively side-splitting.)