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I cannot, for the life of me, watch Dubbed anime anymore!
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Posted 11/16/14
There aren't any good dubs nowadays.

Railgun dub was absolutely horrible.
Subs can be easily tinkered around and can be easily adjusted to perfection. Same cannot be said about dubs.
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24 / M / Netherlands
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Posted 11/16/14
i prefer subs aswell, but thats just a preference, when i started anime i watched everything with dubs.
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Posted 11/16/14
I just watch whatever is given, I don't really have a preference. Maybe I have a subconscious preference for one or the other but it's not apparent to me.
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Oh yeah, happened to me when I joined CR. Can't stand dubbed anymore.

Unless it's Inuyasha. I grew up watching that in Dub.
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When i listen to dubbed Anime it just sounds so wrong. I listened to the English version of the Tokyo Ghoul intro song and it felt so cheap and annoying. The only Anime/Cartoon that I can watch dubbed is Avatar The Legend Of Korra. Although i would much rather watch it in Japanese with subs it's not as bad as other Anime.
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What happened to the dubbed industry is simple, at least in America, is that the current voice actors have not managed to inspire enough of a new generation of voice actors to do anime shows to make a significant difference in the dubbed vs. the original subbed anime product. They mostly want to voice act in big movie pictures made in America, which is understandable. As a result, voice actors for anime feel relatively the same as they were ten (plus) years ago because people today have not picked up many new shows from Japan to even attempt to dub them. That's what I think.
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24 / M / USA
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Posted 11/16/14
There are a few anime where I really like and enjoy the dub but for the most part any new anime I watch I'll only watch in in sub format, because dub just doesn't sound as good.
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21 / M / Florida
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Posted 11/16/14
I rarely watch dubbed anime because they come first subbed. However, there are exceptions such as Space Dandy which had an extraordinary dub.
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Posted 11/16/14
In general, I prefer subbed--but dubbed can be good, if two conditions are met:

1) If the show is NOT centered around Japanese culture in some way. Conversations about kotatsu or ramen just don't translate well into dubbing. On the other hand, shows with a fantasy/sci fi setting--in most cases, there is no reason that those can't happen anywhere, so having the actors speaking English doesn't bother me.

2) If they did a professional job with the dubbing: hiring good English voice actors, translating conversations so that they make sense when spoken in English and still jive with what's happening on the screen, etc.

Those are both high bars for a lot of anime. But before you say that it can never happen--watch Pixar's English dub of Spirited Away. Except for a few kanji laying around, you'll forget that it was originally in Japanese.
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Posted 11/16/14
I can watch either dubbed or subbed anime as long as the dubbing company is good at what they do. I will not watch a Sentai Filmworks dub when I get one of their Blu-Rays in the mail. I listened to the Kokoro Connect dub,and I just didn't touch any more of their dubs. Funimation, on the other hand, usually does a very good job on their dubs, and I usually watch their dubs instead of subs. Also, Aniplex did a really good job on the SAO, Blue Exorcist, and Madoka Magica dubs. So, I don't care if the anime is dubbed, unless the dub is horrible.
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Posted 11/16/14

RiptideRaccoon wrote:

I'm with ya!
I prefer subs, but I don't really care too much if anyone else prefers dubs.
I listed my reasons why in another post, I'll just copy/paste it here :P


Pros of English Dubbing:
1. My native language



Cons of English Dubbing:
1. Americanization (Edits/Cuts from the original)
2. Not as high quality voice acting
3. Waiting for a company to Dub


The money just isn't there for dub voice acting, (which is totally understandable) so I prefer the higher quality original voices.
And... ya know, sometimes this happens...


HAHAHA I REMEMBER THAT! Didn't they change them shortly afterward so on reruns they were donuts?!? xD
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Posted 11/16/14
I've never been able to adapt to watching dubbed anime. I've only ever watched subbed anime, then bought Ichigo Mashimaro on dvd. I tried to watch it dubbed, but found the voices off and just wrong. I went back to watching it subbed on the dvd and never went back.
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Posted 11/16/14 , edited 11/16/14
A lot of dub sucks but some dubs are bearable like Trigun or even good like cowboy bebop. They reason why subs are so much better is that Japan takes anime seriously but the anime industry in Western countries isn't as big. With the exception of Samuel l jackson in Afro Samurai of course
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Posted 11/16/14 , edited 11/17/14
I personally go with dubs if I can, but what I've noticed is if you get used to either subs or dubs for a certain show, then switch over, it'll sound weird because you aren't hearing the voices you're used to. I'll agree there are dubs which are... lackluster... but I believe there are certainly shows with a great or decent dub out there. But who knows, maybe growing up with crappy dubs over old martial arts movies has made me more tolerant. What I WILL say is, for fucks sake don't start thinking only watching subs instantly makes you a superior being; it doesn't.
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Posted 11/16/14
Subs all the way, I watchef 20 seconds of SAO and new I hated it, if it's not Japanese it doesn't feel right at all, but good for me cr is nothin but subbed anime
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