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Posted 5/1/13 , edited 5/1/13
Nice vid, definitely make some good points. Personally, I can go either way. I watch more subs (because they're more easily accessible), but I do enjoy the dubs of some series, like Fullmetal Alchemist, Samurai Champloo and Cowboy Bebop. I have no real preference, I'll take whatever's available to me.
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SUB because sometimes the voices that they choose for the animes in english dont go with the character at all then it just gets weird. And I hate that I'd rather her the original voices that were specifically for those characters.
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if the voice acting is good, dub. i can focus more on the animations and pick up on subtleties. but most dubs suck, so i watch subs primarily.
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Posted 5/2/13
sub
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Posted 5/4/13
When i first started getting into anime I did start off with the DUB versions and luckily they were all good dubs (Cowboy Bebop, FMA and TRIGUN are excellent).

As long as the voices fit the character then It's all gooood!

After hearing the original Japanese of DBZ tho i am glad i always put the dub on for it!
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Posted 5/4/13 , edited 5/4/13
Dub because sometimes it's confusing in Japanese, that being said I've seen some shitty ass dubs - like Cardcaptor Sakura and Clannad, which I watched subbed
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Posted 5/4/13 , edited 5/4/13
Gotta go with subs here. I don't have any problem with a good dub, but so many of them have terrible voice actors or get bowdlerized or just sound narm-y. Plus there's a fairly narrow array of well-dubbed shows, where there's almost unlimited good dubs. I read quickly enough that I never have trouble with it (even with studio SHAFT), and I know enough japanese pronouns and honorifics and such that don't really translate well that I get more nuance out of listening to the original audio at the same time instead of relying on translators alone. It does generally rule out multitasking since you need to keep your eyes on the screen at all times, and it's inconvenient to split your visual focus when there's a lot of action and a lot of text at the same time, but subs have enough advantages and I'm well enough used to them that I tend to prefer.
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Posted 5/4/13
I like the original audio, so sub

Dub, if it's a funny spoof dub
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Posted 5/4/13
I watch most things in sub but for certain shows like Black Lagoon and Baccano where the characters are suppose to be in English I watch those dubbed.

However shows like FMA and Yu Yu Hakusho I enjoy dubbed as well.
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Posted 5/4/13 , edited 5/4/13
Sub. Sometimes the English voices are annoying ;p
But usually it just depends. I like some dubs instead of the subs for certain shows.

Yeah like FMA:D
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Posted 5/4/13 , edited 5/4/13
What's funny is one of the best dubs I've listened to is Hellsing Ultimate Abridged, and that's a comedic fan dub.

I wouldn't mind dubs nearly as much if they were this (in)decent.
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Posted 5/4/13
You know what had a good dub? Princess Mononoke. Great cast.
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Posted 5/4/13
I prefer whichever I see first for a series. I grew up watching whichever I could find, so I'm pretty used to both of them by now after more than a decade of anime viewing. I can understand why people prefer one or the other, such as how the Japanese voices more naturally pull off over-the-top acting (like in action or comedy shows) than American voices usually can, or how if there's a lot of text on the screen at once it can be hard to read it all in time. Either way, if I see it first dubbed, then I prefer it dubbed; if I see first subbed, I prefer it subbed. I saw Gurren Lagann in English first, and Inu x Boku SS in Japanese first, and now I have a hard time watching them any other way.
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Anime English-dub actors have a weird tendency to make all characters under 30 (especially girls) sound like 8-year-olds, and the writing is often very bad. Even when that isn't the case, I still prefer subs, because it's just more fun that way. I actually once heard a famous dub actress say she prefers subs (Yes, really. Not saying who, though, because I doubt her employers wanted her to say that).

Dubs for movies are usually good, because they have a bigger budget; extremely popular shows sometimes sneak in a decent dub for the same reason. Dubs for Westerny shows like Cowboy Bebop don't suck because they're a genre American actors are familiar with. Everything else is generally pretty bad.
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subs always
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