Why do people prefer subbed than dubbed?
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English voices in anime are mush better, because it's more energetic and make the characters come to life IMO. In Japanese the voices all sound the same to me. Just my opinion, but what do you guys think?
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Posted 7/27/13
Opinionated.
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Posted 7/27/13 , edited 7/27/13
Honestly I like being able to hear anime in English, but there is something to be said about seeing anime as presented in its original language. With subtitled anime, you hear the honorifics and other difficult to translate words and sometimes that helps you understand things better.

And really, when the dubs get rid of a character's catch phrase, that really is bad: for example dub of the previous Rozen Maiden got rid of DESU.


EDIT: And one more example: In the Railgun dub, Kuroko calls Mikoto "Sissy" instead of Onee-sama. I'm sorry but Onee-sama sounds much better than sissy.
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Posted 7/27/13 , edited 7/27/13
Most often times it's because the Japanese voice acting is better (not always, mind), and the voices sync better with the lip movements and actions. Sometimes a dub will have silly sounding inflections, or un-natural pauses mid sentence to match the lip movement.
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Posted 7/27/13
There are certain roles where the original language is better.

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Posted 7/27/13
Kuz dub sounds like shit *q*
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Posted 7/27/13 , edited 7/27/13

Kappuccino wrote:

English voices in anime are mush better, because it's more energetic and make the characters come to life IMO. In Japanese the voices all sound the same to me. Just my opinion, but what do you guys think?


Hate to break the news to you, but you've just run up against the "no duplicate threads" rule. This really covers the same thing as existing thread:

/forumtopic-791559/what-do-you-guys-prefer-dub-or-sub

I know that sometimes you'll look for a thread and simply not find it. Shrug. It happens. But two things to try before posting a new topic is to use CR's search (it's not perfect but it usually manages pretty well for me--I just need to remember to click the search icon a second time after the post matches are displayed, in order to get topic matches to display). When I searched for "dub" I got several results--including the above.

Other people use Google. Below is one way that I've seen recommended:

At google.com
*Type a keyword for the thread you want to find
*Next, type site:http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic
*Search

Example
Type: favorite book site:http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic

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