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I want to introduce anime to my nephew, who also isn't the fastest reader, and so I've pondered delving more into dubs, even though it will pain me to do so. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood will probably be my starting point and I have heard good things about the dub. Yet, I've gotten to the point that not only is the execution off in most dubs but the translations still never seem quite right. I know no dub will perfectly line up with the Japanese dialogue but every time I listen to the English audio it just sounds awkward and makes me think that the screenwriters could always have done something better.


you can always try things thats a lil more actiony if they are young, i find that naruto, bleach, one piece works best. but if they are under 10 per say. they most likely will enjoy the subs either way if it looks interesting.


He's 13 and I definitely have my sights set on something with action or adventure to draw him in, i.e. FMA, Gurren Lagann or Eureka Seven. Something that actually starts and finishes; if he likes it enough he can decide if he wants to invest in starting Naruto or One Piece.


might i suggest d.gray-man than. 13-16 year olds really get sucked into action anime with darker themes. not sure how the dub is though.
darker than black or black cat might work just as well.
if he has some sense for the oldies in some way, try cow boy bebop.

like i said in my older post i love using the oldies to suck people into anime such as yu yu hakusho, samurai x, dragonball, and inuyasha.


That's the thing. He's 13 but I don't really know what he might like as far as anime is concerned. I know he likes the TV shows and movies that all the other teenage punks like nowadays but I haven't thought of a good entry strategy into the world of anime for him yet.


Do you really need to see them with your nephew? 13 is old enough to watch many great anime alone
DVDs and many "other formats" have multiple audio track so he can himself choose...
I started around 15-16 and I didn't read that well then (english is a "second" language)
Started with Rurouni Kenshin (jp audio, en sub), I would have to re-watch a clip from time to time, pause if they explained something ect.
It is a fighting oriented also mood based anime, there is humor and "only" 95 episodes plus the movies......
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kufirst wrote:


wolfsaiga wrote:


kufirst wrote:


wolfsaiga wrote:


kufirst wrote:

I want to introduce anime to my nephew, who also isn't the fastest reader, and so I've pondered delving more into dubs, even though it will pain me to do so. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood will probably be my starting point and I have heard good things about the dub. Yet, I've gotten to the point that not only is the execution off in most dubs but the translations still never seem quite right. I know no dub will perfectly line up with the Japanese dialogue but every time I listen to the English audio it just sounds awkward and makes me think that the screenwriters could always have done something better.


you can always try things thats a lil more actiony if they are young, i find that naruto, bleach, one piece works best. but if they are under 10 per say. they most likely will enjoy the subs either way if it looks interesting.


He's 13 and I definitely have my sights set on something with action or adventure to draw him in, i.e. FMA, Gurren Lagann or Eureka Seven. Something that actually starts and finishes; if he likes it enough he can decide if he wants to invest in starting Naruto or One Piece.


might i suggest d.gray-man than. 13-16 year olds really get sucked into action anime with darker themes. not sure how the dub is though.
darker than black or black cat might work just as well.
if he has some sense for the oldies in some way, try cow boy bebop.

like i said in my older post i love using the oldies to suck people into anime such as yu yu hakusho, samurai x, dragonball, and inuyasha.


That's the thing. He's 13 but I don't really know what he might like as far as anime is concerned. I know he likes the TV shows and movies that all the other teenage punks like nowadays but I haven't thought of a good entry strategy into the world of anime for him yet.


Do you really need to see them with your nephew? 13 is old enough to watch many great anime alone
DVDs and many "other formats" have multiple audio track so he can himself choose...
I started around 15-16 and I didn't read that well then (english is a "second" language)
Started with Rurouni Kenshin (jp audio, en sub), I would have to re-watch a clip from time to time, pause if they explained something ect.
It is a fighting oriented also mood based anime, there is humor and "only" 95 episodes plus the movies......


It's not that he can't watch them by himself. The point of this thread was to promote watching anime with somebody not furthering the usual escapist mentality that often comes with anime.
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