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The Wise Wizard
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Posted 5/26/12

MakaS0ul wrote:

I tend to watch dubs if they are available, but there are some that I just can't watch. I don't complain if there are only subs available though.

Over at ANN, where there is a more dub-friendly userbase, their are a small number of members that have a "no dub, no buy" policy when it comes to DVD/BD. That I can accept, as not buying doesn't mean they don't watch subs (hopefully from legal sources).

The ones that irritate me are the one or two that actually pile hate on companies that release a sub-only DVD or BD, and claim by licensing these titles those companies are preventing some other company from licensing the title and dubbing it. They don't seem to have a clue that it is highly unlikely these titles would have been licensed by any company that would dub them, and instead would prefer to selfish deny the chance to legally own a title to those that either don't like dubs or don't mind subs.

Personally, I prefer dubs, but there have been some that make me facepalm.

The Geneon dub for Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha was one example. They pronounced Arf's name at least 3 different ways during the first series, and Fate's VA sounded like she had her nose pinched together throughout both series.

Guin Saga was another; Poor lip flap matching for Guin from the very start, and some cringe-worthy "Did they leave in an outake?" dialog toward the end, along with the occasional jarringly bad voice characterizations for minor one-time characters.The following clip has many examples, but one of the ones that stood out in my mind starts at about 5:49, immediately followed by one of the bad voice characterizations I spoke of:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmEESOXQJso
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Posted 5/27/12
Will people adapt though if English dubs suddenly disappeared?

Aka "Will you quit anime if the only thing left are English subs?"
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bhl88 wrote:

Will people adapt though if English dubs suddenly disappeared?

Aka "Will you quit anime if the only thing left are English subs?"


no.. I like to watch certain shows in english but if they stopped releasing new anime in english then meh, I'd adapt.

If somethings not out in english yet and I really want to watch it, japanese is always there, I like having both options. If I really don't like how something is going in english I can always switch to japanese, and vise versa. It's just good to have the option for which language you want to watch something in...
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I watched Madoka both in sub (unofficial) and dub (official)
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I always prefer the English dubb for a couple of reasons. If I'm watching a show episode after episode my dyslexia tends to set in and subtitles becoming very frustrating. I love watching Host Club, Cowboy Bebop, Fruits Basket, and Romeo X Juliet in English. I prefer shows like Sailor Moon with subtitles due to the many frustrating story changes in the English dubb, but I can't watch too many without getting a subtitle headache lol
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Posted 5/31/12

TheAncientOne wrote:

Guin Saga was another; Poor lip flap matching for Guin from the very start, and some cringe-worthy "Did they leave in an outake?" dialog toward the end, along with the occasional jarringly bad voice characterizations for minor one-time characters.The following clip has many examples, but one of the ones that stood out in my mind starts at about 5:49, immediately followed by one of the bad voice characterizations I spoke of:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmEESOXQJso


Imao, those voices are just too good. Were they just goofing off the whole time making this?
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i actually dig most english dubs. I multi task a lot so its a hell of a lot easier to listen to the anime and then once i know something cool is about to happen i start watching it and put a pause on whatever else im doing at the time, like work a video game or whatever it might be. plus you guys hate alot on the acting of the english dubs when not all of them are that bad. except 4 kids. 4 kids can rot in hell for messing with OP. but either way funimation took over the dub and its pretty dam good.
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Posted 8/11/12
For nostalgia sakes I prefer Pokemon and digimon in dub, only because I'm familiar with the terminology.
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Posted 8/11/12
I grew up on Dubs (Toonami), so I prefer them over subs. Preference really does take control of your view of either or.

Three example:

1. Steins Gate: At the moment, its my favorite anime. The english dub for the show was just announced. In my mind, its going to take a lot for the dub to gain respect from the anime community.

2. Wulin Warriors: A dubbed puppet show made in Taiwan that aired on Toonami. Though it's not an anime, I'm using it as a 'light' example. The english dub of this show was so bad and so negatively received that it was taken off the air after TWO EPISODES! TWO EPISODES! This show was on Toonami!!! Not many people remeber this blunder, but I do.... and it was horrendous.

3. Clannad (including AF):


For me, the third example is the best. Other than Wulin Warriors-- which is a rare case-- a sub can't be better than a dub, and vice versa. Each rendition might be better than the other in certain ways and at specific points in the series, but one can't be better than the other.




Just my thought.
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Posted 12/1/12
Let me revive this thread once more.

A LOT of anime shouldn't be dubbed.

- The acting is horrible in dubbed from subbed.
- Could be a bad match on who is acting that position


The animes that shouldn't or never should be dubbed from what I can think of is...
Clannad (whoever made it dubbed should die...) I loved this anime the most.. It broke my heart while watching afterstory.

Naruto is doing great in subbed but the anime itself is kinda horrible because of ALL the fillers that it has. I guess I don't care about the dubbed right now.

Toradora they have a fan-based dubbed version of toradora that just ruined it sorta... Just stick with subbed.

There is more anime that I can name off but I can't think of it right now because I am super tired haha!

Give me your thoughts guys and girls. I want to know what you think.
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Posted 12/1/12
I like the Clannad dub. Don't wish death on people.
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Posted 12/2/12
im not a fan of dubs and there's to many reasons to why i like subs better but there are 3 anime that i prefer English dub that's Dragon Ball Z, Deathnote and Baccano.
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Posted 12/2/12
I watched a small amount of Anime in English in comparison to the amount I've watched in Japanese with subs. But anything good that was on Cartoon Network's Toonami, I'd probably prefer to watch in English dub just because that's how I first experienced anime. Except maybe Samurai X / Rurouni Kenshin because I watched a good bit of that in Japanese with subtitles.

Then I did also watch InuYasha and Fullmetal Alchemist in English (don't remember if I watched Brotherhood in English or Japanese).
But if anything, I definitely prefer Japanese voice actors, overall. Better atmosphere. Better ingredients, better pizza, papa johns.
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Posted 12/2/12 , edited 12/2/12
Code Geass, Death Note, Yu Yu Hakusho, Cat Planet Cuties, and Gurren Lagann were pretty good dubbed.
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Posted 12/2/12 , edited 12/2/12

lime527 wrote:

Code Geass, Death Note, Yu Yu Hakusho, Cat Planet Cuties, and Gurren Lagann were pretty good dubbed.


Black Lagoon, Chrono Crusade, Texhnolyze, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Birdy the Mighty: Decode, Shigurui: Death Frenzy, Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, Kino's Journey, Haibane Renmei, Ghost in the Shell, Gantz, etc etc

Anyway, the thing with watching dubbed or subbed is if you don't know the language [ie not fluent in Japanese, English, French, German, etc.] you are listening to it will probably sound better than the language you do know because you aren't able to pick up on certain things. Personally, I watch anime both dubbed and subbed, I have no problem watching either version. To me, anyone who bashes something before they actually try it misses out of a bunch of good things.
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