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The first anime I ever watched were dubs, and the first anime I watched knowing it was actually anime and not just a cartoon with a funky art style, Sailor Moon, was also dubbed. But as soon as I realized what anime actually was, I actively started to seek out subtitled stuff as opposed to dubs. So, yeah, I've never really liked dubs. They can be serviceable when there's no other choice, and I don't think they're all terrible, but I would pretty much never choose a dub over a sub.


I heard about Sailor Moon, but I've never seen it. Was it good ? Back then I was in the mindset that anime is only for kids and was too old for this...
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StriderShinryu wrote:

The first anime I ever watched were dubs, and the first anime I watched knowing it was actually anime and not just a cartoon with a funky art style, Sailor Moon, was also dubbed. But as soon as I realized what anime actually was, I actively started to seek out subtitled stuff as opposed to dubs. So, yeah, I've never really liked dubs. They can be serviceable when there's no other choice, and I don't think they're all terrible, but I would pretty much never choose a dub over a sub.


I heard about Sailor Moon, but I've never seen it. Was it good ? Back then I was in the mindset that anime is only for kids and was too old for this...


It was the most amazing thing I'd ever seen.. back then. lol

It's one of those classic series that I think you probably had to "be there for" as I'm just not really sure that it's held up over the years. Given that it was one of the vanguards of the whole magical girl thing, even including the dark twists they sometimes take, there is a lot to still appreciate at least as a piece of history if nothing else. There was a lot of "baddie of the week" filler that I found annoying even back then but they usually did mix in some decent character development in almost every episode so it's not too hard to forgive.

Watching it now, especially all of it front to back, is a toss up but back then it was life changing.

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StriderShinryu wrote:


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StriderShinryu wrote:

The first anime I ever watched were dubs, and the first anime I watched knowing it was actually anime and not just a cartoon with a funky art style, Sailor Moon, was also dubbed. But as soon as I realized what anime actually was, I actively started to seek out subtitled stuff as opposed to dubs. So, yeah, I've never really liked dubs. They can be serviceable when there's no other choice, and I don't think they're all terrible, but I would pretty much never choose a dub over a sub.


I heard about Sailor Moon, but I've never seen it. Was it good ? Back then I was in the mindset that anime is only for kids and was too old for this...


It was the most amazing thing I'd ever seen.. back then. lol

It's one of those classic series that I think you probably had to "be there for" as I'm just not really sure that it's held up over the years. Given that it was one of the vanguards of the whole magical girl thing, even including the dark twists they sometimes take, there is a lot to still appreciate at least as a piece of history if nothing else. There was a lot of "baddie of the week" filler that I found annoying even back then but they usually did mix in some decent character development in almost every episode so it's not too hard to forgive.

Watching it now, especially all of it front to back, is a toss up but back then it was life changing.



Yes, some shows really age really bad. But I think it's easier for Shojo anime . I can rewatch Candy or Sally The Witch without any problems now. But I can't stand Astroboy. Captain Harlock is almost okay, but I haven,t rewatch Grendizer or Heidi since my childhood.. Since Sailor Moon is about magical teen girls protecting the world , it's probably still enjoyable today.
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Dubbed obviously I was like 5 or 6 when I first watched My Neighbor Totoro. As to my first anime series it was the same one that all the cool elementary school kids were watching in the late '90s, Poke'mon of course
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My first anime was i don’t know, but it was subbed in french.


I could have said dubs, but i consider my first anime as when i KNEW that what i watched was japanese.
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That's easy, dubbed, I know dubbed anime via experience and all the kids shows I started out with were all in English. Then again, language isn't really that big of a deal for me anyway. Dragon Ball Z is what got me into anime since the 1990s, then Tenchi Muyo!, Outlaw Star, Big O, etc came along dubbed. Just face it! there aren't enough Japanese people on the internet anyway.
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Subtitled!
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So I have two as the first one I saw I caught late at night halfway through and had no idea what it was. Back in the 90's sci-fi channel was running Vampire Hunter D late at night subbed and I caught it halfway through. I was fascinated but watching it I felt like I was watching a drug fueled trip - at the time I chalked it up to catching it half way through. I have sense seen it from the beginning at though it makes more sense...well it has definitely a dose of the anime crazyness.

The first anime I saw knowing what it was, was several years later a subbed version of ghost in the shell - about the time it first came out I believe (I am old). I was instantly hooked and watching the original Eva series soon afterwards only deepened my addiction.
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Hmm interesting question. As far as I can remember, my first anime was Studio Ghibli's movie, Ponyo. I went to see it in the cinemas, and it was dubbed. I call this my first anime, because I specifically remember viewing it, from start to finish. Aside from Ghibli films, which I didn't know was "anime" at the time, I can't remember which came first; me hiring Ghost in the Shell from the DVD store and watching it subbed (I didn't know it was anime, despite) or me catching Madoka Magika on TV, dubbed awfully.

To be more precise though, when I was growing up, we had all the videos of Kimba, which, according to MAL, was the first anime with colour. I wouldn't have known I'd seen it if I hadn't read a random thing about the evolution of anime, so I don't believe it would count as a first. I would have been too young to read subtitles, but I recall accidentally watching it with subtitles one time - and not understanding a thing. So that's a hard question if we're going to go by that. I was about 4? Before school anyway.

Nowadays, however, I watch everything with subtitles.
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My first anime was the movie Akira and it was dubbed as at the time it was almost impossable to get subbed anime in the UK as it was mostly only published dubbed by Manga Entertainment. Now days I very rarely watch dubs unless watching a show with the husband.
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Eather DBZ or Pokemon. They where on one after the other on morning TV.
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Subbed episodes of Ranma ½ it was back when the internet was a new thing.
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Pokemon dubbed, remember those marthons on CN? I remember my dad with my sister watch Studio Ghibli films. My sister doesn't like anime.
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Actually, it was dubbed to Spanish. By hat time I wasn't into anime. I didn't even know what anime was.

When I started with anime it was dubbed to English (I used to think the Japanese language was incredibly weird and uncomfortable to listen to).

After all the dubbed "good anime" ran out, I had to go with Japanese (English subbed ones) super against my will.

Then, After a while I got used to it and even began to love it.

Now I hate dub. For me, the only good way of watching anime is in its original language.
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First anime I ever saw was Pokemon dubbed. All I did was watch stuff dubbed that I could get on TV or on-demand. I think I didn't watch my first subbed anime till like '07 or so, and didn't really start watching it till I started watching Naruto and One Piece subbed in 2012. Either way, I'm fine with both ways.
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