This is how Mario Castañeda, from rejecting it, became the voice of “Goku”

  • A study reveals that 33.3 percent of people who have seen ‘Dragon Ball’ since their childhood, they are more noble.

  • A recent survey reveals that 64 percent of young people who are interested in anime.

  • A dubbing actor can charge between 10 and 30 thousand pesos per feature film, although the figure can increase.

In an interview with Ryan Hoffman, the dubbing actor Mario Castañeda revealed the process by which he became the voice of “Goku”, the emblematic superhero of ‘Dragon Ball’ and, without a doubt, one of the most iconic characters in anime.

Mexico is one of the countries where Akira Toriyama’s anime is one of the most popular; however, it is not the only one where ‘Dragon Ball’ enjoys a good reputation.

In fact, a study conducted by the Cadiz Universityin Spain, ensures that 33.3 percent of people who have seen ‘Dragon Ball’ since their childhood, they are more noble, they are more attached to certain values, they are more sociable, optimistic and intelligent.

And it is that, beyond the story of “Goku”, anime in general is one of the most relevant industries in recent years, which has a great presence among young people. This is revealed by a survey conducted by Dentsupointing out that, Among the 20-29 age group, 64 percent responded that they are interested in anime, while the The corresponding figure for those ages 15 to 19 was 72.4 percent..

In this sense, according to a recent ranking, ‘Dragon Ball’ is one of the most recognized comics, just below ‘One Piece’, and Mexico, according to Bandai Mexico’s Marketing Director, “is the third country with the most ‘Dragon Ball’ fans in the world”.

This is how Mario Castañeda, from rejecting it, became the voice of “Goku”

The digitized reality dictates that, currently, audio content is one of the fastest growing and Mexico is one of the countries where a large number of consumers are reported.

Taking into account the latest data from the macro survey Statista Global Consumer Surveyit is in countries like Brazil (49 percent), Sweden (45 percent) and Mexico (40 percent) where listening to podcasts is much more frequent.

Under this framework, one of the podcasters with the most followers is Ryan Hoffman, who recently interviewed the dubbing actor, Mario Castañeda, the emblematic voice of “Goku.”

Within the extensive talk they had, the story of how Castañeda became the voice of the superhero of ‘Dragon Ball’ caused a stir for Internet users, content that, on TikTok, has accumulated more than three million views.

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#MarioCastañeda refused to be the voice of Goku

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In Mexico, dubbing is one of the most recognized industries, although, for some, one of the most controversial due to the payment that actors and actresses receive.

To mention another example, in addition to Mario Castañeda, there is Mario Filio, one of the most popular voice actorslending his voice to Will Smith, “Miss Piggy” from the Muppets, “Goofey”, “King Julien” from the movie ‘Madagascar’among others.

To this day, it is estimated that a voice actor You can charge between 10 and 30 thousand pesos per feature film in a starring role, although this can increase up to 100 thousand pesostaking into account the character, the product and if the actor is someone recognized.

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