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I watch the subbed versions for most animes but there have been some animes like golden boy and dragonball z where I preferred the english dubbed over the japanese dubbed. But I wouldn't mind watching the english dubbed version of the animes I watch in japanese subbed if they were to come on tv.
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Fact is, both can be good, and both can be bad.

It is a well known fact that older dubs are pretty horrible, while newer ones are much better.


I don't usually mind a dub if it's based out of Japan, such as Cowboy Bebop or maybe Black butler. Although, if it's a dubbed show that's based in Japan, it's just kind of weird to me. There are usually Japanese puns, and a lot of Japanese references in the shows that I just don't think are depicted right when it comes to a dub, if that makes sense. It's also weird to me that a bunch of people are running around Japan speaking English and using English jokes specifically from the states or something.

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SUB! The voice acting in subs is way more better than DUBS, Dubs are horrible just don't like how they sound at all! SUBS ALL THE WAY
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It all depends on the anime, which voice actors were chosen for the roles, and if the voice actors are any good at the roles they were chosen for.
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Why can't we all just be thankful that we have two fine options? No matter what anyone says, Crispin Freeman is the greatest VA to ever live. You can't prove facts wrong
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dub preferably coz in sub you literally have to focus on the tv and a quick glare at something else means you've missed some vital info so you have to ask who ever is watching with you 'what did he/she say?'
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dubs must be good otherwise il switch to sub. bleach for example has awesome dub
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Subs...The Japanese are awesome at voice acting
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I always goes for sub, but I'm also from a country where we don't dub movies/series so I've grown up with subtitles.
It has the added benefit, that you start to pick up what certain words means I saw a short non-subbed anime clip on youtube last night and to my own surprise, I actually understood some of the things they were saying
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Insomnist wrote:


sortoffaerygirl wrote:

Please stop posting this topic. It's been done to death for going on for almost 25 years, ever since the VHS days where they charged more for subs because they knew fans would pay for them. It is a pointless question that has never led to anything useful. Nobody really needs to care, both are out there for fans on the same disc, or even when streaming, so it's not like you have to buy two different tapes now if you want to see both like you did when this first started. Moving on...

Partially.

I agree there's not much point in -us- having this conversation anymore, except for fun.

But I wonder why the anime industry isn't having it, internally.

I wonder if they realize how much money they could make without having to deal with third parties and localization if they just slapped subtitles onto their original releases and sold them through international distributors.

Maybe there's not as much money to be made that way as I'd expect, but it'd be fantastic not to have to wait years for something to be released in the US because it's being held up by a feature I don't care about and will never use.

Although they'd probably wait a few months to protect home sales since prices seem much higher in Japan than the US. Otherwise it'd probably be cheaper for Japanese purchasers to simply buy through the international distributors.

Of course I say all that yesterday and this morning this happens.

I should buy a lottery ticket or something.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-05-01/ghost-in-the-shell-arise-blu-ray-to-have-english-subs
Posted 5/1/13
I prefer subs. I mean some of the dubbing don't suit the characters like for example ...
Dgrey man Kanda having that overly hantai manly voice like wtf? No ... fuck u... wut kinda voice did u just give
my baby Kanda? ew.

So yea. Plus if u read subs its betta to learn or pick up a few phrases and words in Japanese
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I personally prefer Subs 100% I don't have an issue with reading subtitles and paying attention to the details of the episode. I enjoy listening to the Japanese voice actors more than the English ones. There are a few excellent English voice actors who are worth listening to though :). I feel like some Dubs just sound a little bit too "cartoonish" for my taste and I can't take them seriously. To each his own though!
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I guess it depends on what series. I like the subs because it's the original soundtrack, but some shows, like FMA:Brotherhood, have really good voice actors in english. Coyboy bebob is another show I enjoy watching in English.

Other shows seem like they just picked random dudes off the street and gave them $10 and a 40 to record some lines.
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Subs
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I'll watch either. doesn't matter, anime's anime. sure, if the dub is bad, I'll just watch with subs. but if a dub is good, it helps, because I get to focus solely on what's happening on-screen, instead of dividing my attention between reading and watching. but if you stick only to dubs, you miss out on a lot of anime that never got dubbed.

been watching mostly subbed anime lately, but I recently started watching the english dub for Railgun. it's pretty nice to take a break from reading the subs every once in a while.
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