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Posted 5/6/14
the title speaks for itself.

im a huge anime fan, just every now and then id like it if i didnt have to read subtitles..
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Posted 5/6/14
After a while of watching subbed you won't even read the subtitles anymore. I don't know your answer eather but would like to know so i'll be stalking this thread.
Posted 5/6/14
All the feeling of the original acting is lost when you adapt something.

I'd say keep it vanilla.
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Personally I hope they don't. I really dislike the sound of dubbed anime, if you want it dubbed, there are plenty of sites offering it. I think they have stuck to subbed because it generally pulls more people in, most of them prefer the original voice acting.
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I used to prefer dubbed anime because I could enjoy the animation without constantly having to pay attention to subtitles, but since I discovered Crunchyroll and have been forced to tolerate subtitles to keep up with new releases, I've been getting more and more used to subtitles and have grown to appreciate the Japanese voice acting. The main reason a lot of anime here isn't dubbed is because it hasn't been around long enough to be licensed for english voiceovers. I personally haven't encountered any dubbed anime here, but a lot of more popular anime ends up at Hulu, Netflix, or Otaku Streamers once it's been dubbed.
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It would be great if Crunchyroll got some license for some Funimation dubbed anime. I really like Funimation, so seeing that here (available to all users) would be awesome
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Posted 5/6/14
No dubs, I wouldn't watch them anyway.
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Posted 5/6/14


Hinhata and Those friggin' Sharks, lmao.

For seriously though, I Myself wouldn't really object to it. I mean the only time I ever watch Dubs is on Saturday Night Toonami, but I do understand that I'm sure there ARE literally a myriad of People who visit this Site who like the English dubbed versions over English Subs. So no, I wouldn't be objectionable to the adding of more Dubbed material to Crunchyroll, if it got Crunchyroll that much more publicity from like minded People; People like Us already.

Good Thread idea.
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Posted 5/6/14
Even very good English voice acting doesn't come close to the original for me. That said, it is nice once in a while to watch something without looking at subtitles, especially when there are multiple voices talking at once, as well as intense narration.
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Posted 5/6/14
I agree with Elux72, when i started watching Anime, i would always go for dubbed, but on CrunchyRoll since they mostly have subbed i converted, and i actually like it more.
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Posted 5/6/14
It'd be good as an option, since I am a paying customer I think it would be nice to be able to watch, or re-watch, some stuff in dubbed instead of subbed from time to time.

I do not speak Japanese, and only understand very little of the vocals.

My native language is English and I am from Australia.
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Posted 5/6/14
I'm used to the subs too, IcedCola, so much so that I miss reading them when watching an English dub.

I just thought of three examples of anime where reading the subtitles is actually taxing. One is "Upotte!!", when the narrator is detailing the history and statistics of the various guns. Another is "Maria Holic", with all those rapid fire internal monologues going on, as well as conversations. Lastly, there is "Teekyu", which is just rapid fire in every way. I can sort of see the value of a dubbed version of shows like these.
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Posted 5/6/14
I'd pay to not have dubs here to be honest. Reading is much better for instance, since you can always pause if you are too slow reading (O.o). Crunchy doesn't have a dub team, and I would prefer they spent their allotted resources on licensing wider ranges of anime than ever before. In fact, they should just give Crunchy all the anime already. While I can see the appeal for some, the problem is English is not the only language given in Crunchy, so other people will start bickering on why their language wasn't dubbed and so on. It would just be detrimental as just a small percentage of people would even want the dubs done in the first place, since you have to pay the voice actors enough so that they can eat.
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I already have problems with subbed anime lol. How do people read so fast? And it's hard for me to enjoy both reading and watching anime at the same time... Japanese people problems.
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21 / F / Balmer, Murlin
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Posted 5/6/14
How many threads are there about this...

Anyways, yeah, sure, add dubs. I'll watch some of them, maybe. Just because some people already on CR don't like 'em doesn't mean that other anime fans don't. It'd probably attract more business to this site.

It'd take quite a bit more on the staff's side, though, since CR is currently focused on simulcasts. As long as we don't lose simulcasts, I'm fine with dub additions.
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