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Regarding accents in dubs
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30 / M / Glendale, AZ
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Posted 7/17/11
I know it depends on the show, however, in shows that take place in Western setting countries, when are accents appropriate?

For shows set in the UK or France, accents are probably needed because it stays true to the intent of the story being set in those countries. When shows are set in a Western setting country and there are accents in the dub, I find it rather funny how even dub haters will criticize that (some shows maybe need not accents).

While Liam O'Brien's role of Tenma in Monster was one of my fave performances of any dub, I find it weird that show didn't really use German accents since it's set in Germany. If it's a UK dub of a show set in the UK, local voice talent using their native accents would seem appropriate. In the Tears to Tiara dub, people may feel annoyed by the characters speaking in accents but the show itself is set in the UK and thus deserving of an accent.


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31 / M / Lagrange, KY
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Posted 7/17/11
i don't really mind accent's that much but however and this just a personal peeve I just wish that dub companies would stop using a southern accent for people from osaka or southern japan. While it might be true for people here that do have accent "myself included" but it's just not necessary to do and usually stops me from watching some dubs
Posted 7/17/11
In Negima they gave Negi Springfield a terrible English accent i get it he came from Wales but no need to emphasize it to death geez.
Posted 7/17/11
I believe the UK has many different accents so I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't do any one of those accents. I'm not too sure about France, but I don't watch english dubs [much] so accent or not, they would be fine if they're there.
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Posted 7/17/11
Hetalias= accent master. So there.
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Posted 7/17/11 , edited 7/17/11
When the characters are supposed to be from a certain part of the world, should the dubbers remain faithful to that, that is something pretty awesome.
British Kuroshitsuji for the win.

Also loved everyone's British accents in Negima. The sub is totally boring but THAT DUB RULES!!

But

Don't f**king give an-honest-to-goodness JAPANESE character a GODDAMN NEW YORK ACCENT. THAT'S ANNOYING!!

*glares at DiC and 4kids.*

..........oh wait, both those companies are dead.
HA HAAAAAAAAA
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Posted 7/17/11
i don't like the accents i can't understand them much but whatever
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Posted 7/17/11
i don't care if theirs an accent or not
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Posted 7/18/11

Chiibihime wrote:

When the characters are supposed to be from a certain part of the world, should the dubbers remain faithful to that, that is something pretty awesome.
British Kuroshitsuji for the win.

Also loved everyone's British accents in Negima. The sub is totally boring but THAT DUB RULES!!

But

Don't f**king give an-honest-to-goodness JAPANESE character a GODDAMN NEW YORK ACCENT. THAT'S ANNOYING!!

*glares at DiC and 4kids.*

..........oh wait, both those companies are dead.
HA HAAAAAAAAA


British accents in dubs can be pretty amusing. I laughed my ass off when I heard Spitfire from Air Gear start talking with a British accent in the dub. Sometimes a New York accent can be appropriate for a dub. Gangsters and the like usually get dubbed with New York accents, and while it may be a blatant stereotype, it usually seems to work well.
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Posted 7/18/11 , edited 7/18/11
It depends on the anime and where its based in. Hellsing is a good example of a good dub, it uses voices that seemingly match up with where hellsing takes place. But of course that might bother some people from the UK, the same way it would bother me if I heard a southern United states accent when the story is based in the northern united states.
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Posted 7/18/11 , edited 7/18/11
Don't watch dub. Don't want to. Too many things about it ruin it like what your talking about. The brand names of cereal are usually better than the generic brands. There's millions of analogies out there. Why be on CR if you like DUB? Hmmm???? It'll always be a matter of opinion of course.
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Posted 7/18/11 , edited 7/18/11

TheDeusz wrote:

Don't watch dub. Don't want to. Too many things about it ruin it like what your talking about. The brand names of cereal are always better than the generic brands. Anime is the same why and you are lying to yourself if you think otherwise. Why be on CR if you like DUB? Hmmm????


You are incorrect if you think subs are ALWAYS better than dubs.
Because they're not.
Sometimes the dub actors put more feeling into the characters, through their voices. Sometimes the scripts are more clever. Sometimes the voices fit better, sound better, etc.

And I don't watch anime on CR. I just like to talk about anime with other fans on the boards.

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Posted 7/18/11 , edited 7/18/11


When I have the option I give both a try. Certainly wouldn't be unreasonable to say that a fairly large amount of dub simply isn't as good as the original sub. Of course there are going to be some that are alright. With as many series that have been dubbed chances are there have to be some out there that are decent. I, for one, who loved the Yu Yu Hakusho dub. It's just silly that someone would complain about accents but continue to watch dub.
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Posted 7/18/11 , edited 7/18/11

TheDeuszIt's just silly that someone would complain about accents but continue to watch dub.


People who complain but continue to watch dubs are doing so in hope of dubs getting better. Which is not silly because their hopes are not in vain.

And this is the internet. People have the freedom and rights to complain about whatever they want. In this circumstance, it's really not hurting or offending anyone, so just let them carry on, huh?

Yu Yu Hakusho is a good example of a superior dub I was talking about. Justin Cook gives Yuusuke so much more personality than his Japanese voice actor did.

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Posted 7/18/11
Now your just arguing for the sake of arguing. V_V
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