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I cannot, for the life of me, watch Dubbed anime anymore!
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Posted 11/16/14 , edited 11/16/14
This was honestly never in my mind until I heard what people had to say on the internet and I watched subbed anime before that happened(social indoctrination?!). Both versions generally gives me the illusion of a real person speaking just fine, I just prefer the Japanese voicing style. For example, they don't do high-pitches voices in dubs since apparently, a lot of Westerners are annoyed by that but in my eyes, that's kind of unfortunate.

I honestly don't believe that the Japanese are that much better at acting in the purest sense(not moe-voice or cool Japanese accents which is up to your tastes+studies show that foreign accents makes people seem more attractive which offsets things) since mathematically, it gets exponentially harder to get better at a skill, the better you are at it. The people doing the dubs certainly sound much better than anyone I know who try to read out lines in gaming(which nobody cringes over according to what I see on Youtube LPs). There was even a study comparing the enjoyment levels of subs vs dubs for films in general by measuring elements like flow and such and such and the difference was concluded to be negligible.
I've also been to Japanese anime review sites and I seem to have found a lot of anime with 3/5 stars for voice acting, which is mediocre. Terrible anime like Magical Warfare would usually score 50s~60s from average votes from what I've seen if that serves as a reference.

What I think is plain silly is when Westerners say things like: "as expected, the Japanese dubs for Frozen is much better than the English version." I asked a Japanese person about this and he says all his friends and family prefer it in English. The only exception is him- he has no preference. He's also the one dude who is absolutely fluent in English if that had any effect.
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Watch golden boy dub, A Masterpiece. Watch Gunbuster for Amazing female(japanese) voice acting.

There is nothing wrong with dubs, some people like it and that's fine.

Do you not enjoy your favorite childhood cartoons ? Cause i'm sure they spoke in english.
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Posted 11/16/14
Can't do it. Can't watch dubbed animes T.T
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Posted 11/16/14

-Paul- wrote:

Watch golden boy dub, A Masterpiece. Watch Gunbuster for Amazing female(japanese) voice acting.

There is nothing wrong with dubs, some people like it and that's fine.

Do you not enjoy your favorite childhood cartoons ? Cause i'm sure they spoke in english.


I'm a little confused about the Gunbuster mention. Is that sub or dub with Japanese characters/voice actresses?
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I used to sinc up the video from both versions of Dragon Ball Kai just to see where they made changes.... It was kind of fun...

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Posted 11/16/14

RedExodus wrote:


-Paul- wrote:

Watch golden boy dub, A Masterpiece. Watch Gunbuster for Amazing female(japanese) voice acting.

There is nothing wrong with dubs, some people like it and that's fine.

Do you not enjoy your favorite childhood cartoons ? Cause i'm sure they spoke in english.


I'm a little confused about the Gunbuster mention. Is that sub or dub with Japanese characters/voice actresses?


For (japanese) voice acting:p. by Noriko Hidaka.

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Older shows most definitely, but newer productions get great treatment, full dubs with a cast that cares about what line's they're reading than just reading lines robotically. I have the SAO Blurays and I enjoy the dubbs, same with my Eden of the East blurays. Horizon over the Middle of Nowhere (a personal favorite) also has great dubs, expect that from season to seasons a VA dropped out so there is a replacement that is out of place. As anime gathers more paying support in the US the quality of the dubs will increase... On another not it also depends on which company is doing dubs I have some stuff by Sentai Filmworks and the dubbing is great but the stage scripting isn't. But its what ever, I enjoy anime and I I will watch it both sub and dub, but the nice thing is with dub discs is its really easy to convince someone to check out (insert anime here) and get them into anime as well.
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Posted 11/16/14 , edited 11/17/14
I remember when you had to walk uphill both ways to Suncoast to buy a VHS tape of anime, and you where lucky if you had a choice you spoiled little brats get off my lawn.

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Posted 11/16/14
Use to watch dubbed anime, but now for some reason, I just cannot stand it now. Probably because there li little dubbed anime on Crunchyroll, so now if I try to watch dubbed anime it sounds really wrong to me.
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i still like dubbed. it some suck bad, but i still watch it.
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That's kind of just you and several other guys complaining about dubs, some of you guys just can't find any interest in watching dubbed anime. Though, I do admit that the overall dub in One Piece is meh compared to Tiger & Bunny, Read or Die OVA, Jin-Roh or even Great Teacher Onizuka. Infinite Ryvius' dub would have been great if the main character didn't have the same dubbed Sai, Amuro Ray, or Yagami Light voice pulled off in the first place.
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Never understood how people can watched dubbed anime. Dubbed anime can make the personality of a character seem totally different to what was meant by the producers and because that happens, the story is delivered to the people who watch in a slightly different way. Why would you watch that? It's beyond me. And stuff gets lost in translation too. That's why I can't really deal with anime fans who say they watch the same show as me but then reveal that they watch it in dubbed, I'm like, "Well, we're not watching the same show then."
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Posted 11/16/14 , edited 11/16/14

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Never understood how people can watched dubbed anime. Dubbed anime can make the personality of a character seem totally different to what was meant by the producers and because that happens, the story is delivered to the people who watch in a slightly different way. Why would you watch that? It's beyond me. And stuff gets lost in translation too. That's why I can't really deal with anime fans who say they watch the same show as me but then reveal that they watch it in dubbed, I'm like, "Well, we're not watching the same show then."



Have you seen Ranma 1/2 dubbed (granted it's an ancient show by now)? The Canadian studio did a great job, everyone sounded natural.

Then again, back in the Ranma 1/2 days the VHS video tapes came with translation notes, so they were pretty serious about getting the meaning across back then.

Samurai Champloo also had a pretty good dub I think.

I do watch subs normally. However, I'm willing to give dubs chances.
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Posted 11/16/14 , edited 11/17/14
Until I hear of someone literally dying from listening to dubbed anime and it somehow becoming an actual universal phenomena, I'll continue to enjoy both subbed and dubbed.

When something isn't a universally shared opinion, it's not universally shared. Same thing goes for "universal quality."
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Posted 11/16/14 , edited 11/16/14
I'm not surprised and too many people still complain about dubs, even in real world. I can get tired of other complaining too much about dubs this and that, like come on folks, that's getting really old now and I mean really old. Some people or a most have yet get over this quickly. It seems pathetic that so many people so far, still get so worked up and make a huge deal over dubbed anime.
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