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Posted 10/22/14
Everyone always complains about the English dub of anime but over the course of watching Japanese dubs i started to notice more problems with them as well. For example bad voice acting, bad scripts or just not very enthusiastic performances.

List some of these worst Japanese dubs you've heard and what was wrong with it.

Personally i hated the Japanese dub of both Dragon ball Z and Histories strongest disciple kenichi mainly because i didn't like the main characters voice actors they were both to high pitched which made the annoying. And kenichi was just whiny in general.

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Protagonist for break blade

Protagonist for scryed

Surprisingly Kira Yamato was alright because he did not get a lot of script, thank the god for that.
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Renge from Air Master.
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I can agree with you on DBZ. I think they just kept kid Goku's voice so he still sounds like a kid even though he's like 39.
Gohan also grows out of his voice
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Oh my gosh! I also hated the Japanese dub for DBZ!
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For me it wasn't so much the voice acting, as it was the sound track. I grew up watching the Funimation Dub, years later I discovered the original Japanese version, and the music is just awful, I hate all of it. Which is weird, because I've watched the original Dragon Ball(no z) and I like that music, but original DBZ is awful in the bgm department, Kai is much better.
Posted 10/22/14 , edited 10/22/14
I want to say Oniisama e..., but I can't tell if it's bad acting or if the Japanese "accent" just sounded like that back then (sort of like a 50's American "accent" for lack of a better term).

There were times where I literally cringed at that show. I think the very first episode had quite a few parts like that. And the voices for Kaoru the Prince and Saint Just - LOL, so weird.........

Then again, the whole show was like that for me - not just the voice acting but also some of the visuals



Still a great show though.

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I didn't like the original VAs for Ranma 1/2. To me, then, they sounded like hyperactive chipmunks that grated on my nerves a lot. One reason I picked up the habit of watching DVDs/Blurays dubbed with subtitles. I really need to dig out the DVDs and give them another listen to see if my 'ear' for Japanese has improved since I watch more anime subbed any more.
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i hate 'watakshi' instead of 'watashi'. bugs the crap out of me.
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I don't hate DBZ's Japanese dub, since the Funimation dub (at least for seasons 1 & 2) changed the dialogue so much, I've learned to enjoy it, but yeah, that's the first thing that comes to my mind, although I find it more "annoying" than bad. I mean, Goku's voice...

...enough said.
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Seirei Tsukai No Blade Dance
Mahouka Koukou No Rettousei
^^^Kamito had like no effort in his voice and I hate the way Rinslet talks
A lot of the characters in Mahouka used this proper speech so it made it really boring to listen to their conversations
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Posted 10/22/14

sonicriders02 wrote:

I don't hate DBZ's Japanese dub, since the Funimation dub (at least for seasons 1 & 2) changed the dialogue so much, I've learned to enjoy it, but yeah, that's the first thing that comes to my mind, although I find it more "annoying" than bad. I mean, Goku's voice...

...enough said.


Thats why I watched in English with subs. Best of both worlds. The Japanese voices pretty much made it unwatchable. Oh god the screaming...
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dragon ball has the worst sub
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ThisWasATriumph wrote:

Thats why I watched in English with subs. Best of both worlds. The Japanese voices pretty much made it unwatchable. Oh god the screaming...


Hmm, smart. I guess I could've done that, but I kind of wanted to watch it in it's original form anyway. Maybe I'm just not a big dub fan.
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Posted 10/23/14
For bad Japanese dubs, I have to go with the Wonder Momo anime, I mean have you heard Momo's voice?
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