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Posted 3/10/15 , edited 3/13/15
i tried watching FAIRY TAIL eng dub and for me it wasnt even decent....
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24 / M / Under your skin.
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Posted 3/10/15
Depends on if I'm taking it seriously or not, if its just a funny movie or something I'm watching with a friend whatever have the crappy dub. If it's something that I actually wanna pay attention to or care about I want the subs.
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Why should this be talked with? FIRST OF ALL, there's NO SUCH THING AS A BAD DUB. It is the voice actor you are USED to hearing. Seriously, why can't ppl understand this concept? For example: Watch Bleach dubbed, 366 episodes DONE, and then hear all of the characters that you are USED to hearing in English but in Japanese. Obviously you WILL hate the voice actors of the Japanese. Another example: what if you started with sub, watched 366 subbed. And then hear those main characters dubs, OF COURSE YOU'LL HATE THE ENGISH ACTORS. It is a matter of opinions. What you watch first, you tend to be bias over it. Japanese version, more ppl tend to watch it first because of the fact that it came out first, and after watching it, you wouldn't like ANY voice actor the character that you're used to hearing from the current voice actor. Since the Japanese version came out first, people can't judge it. While dub comes it second, it has disadvantages... Although, this does relates to the concept that what you watch FIRST is what you're used to, and what you're used to, is what you're bias over. Get it people?
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Posted 3/10/15
I watch subtitles. The voice actors are very good. The dub voices are usually much worse and the remixing of the dub voices is terrible.
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Posted 3/10/15
I understand what deathskullkillercx is saying and how people are automatically used to the Japanese voice acting due to our brains going through a process where you start to realise that the anime was made over in Japan, so the voice acting should be good, naturally. But sometimes that isn't even the case, as you can see with Goku's voice in the sub. xD

However, there can be a bad dub if the voice acting is bad overall and destroys the whole atmosphere of an anime. I can't exactly name one because I haven't watched a dub since 2010 but there are a few dubs out there that are completely rubbish.

People should stop complaining about it though; don't like something, don't watch it or complain about it. :L
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Posted 3/10/15
If the dub is done right, and the voice actors are good and get emotional in it, then I will watch it dub and sometimes only dub.

Anime like DBZ, DB, FMA Brotherhood, others. I will watch ONLY in dub. Its the best for those, imo.

Some redone opening songs dubbed are good too. I found SAO opening 1 dub on itunes, its great. Found Fate Stay Night UWB opening dub on youtube, and its very good. I jammed to it on my way too and from work today in the car. xP

Dub isnt always a bad thing, it just needs to be done right or not at all.
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25 / M / US
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Posted 3/10/15
I recently watched the dub and I thought the voices sounded great. I've never been one to care about whether an anime is subbed or dubbed anyway. Everything like the characters, story and etc. remained the same after localization and that's what matters to me.
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Posted 3/10/15
I usually stick with subtitles. There are just some dubs that have been so horrible, I'm kind of unsure about trying some dubbed by the same people... Plus, I feel like subs can enhance your vocabulary on the foreign language that's translated!
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Posted 3/11/15

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Outbreak Company you say.


Somehow I think the voice acting aren't that bad.
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Posted 3/12/15 , edited 3/12/15
I can stand good voice acting. I generally watch the JP audio though. Dubs makes weird choices sometimes. Like me and a friend were browsing Netflix and started watching the last Bleach movie. It was English and decent enough, but for some reason they looked at all of Renji's tattoos, dyed hair, his personality in Japanese, and the way he does things and decided that he should have this really proper sounding voice that's more fit for Ishida rather something more rough around the edges. Then there's Aizen who is unwatchable dubbed imo.

Weird choices like that turn me off from even bothering to check for a dub. Having said that, streaming is my preferred method and I'm mostly into simulcasts at this point in my anime life so checking for a dub isn't usually an option to begin with.
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Posted 3/12/15
I work in Radio so Voice Over is my job, and I agree with some of whats been said. If a Dub is BAD, it's the Acting. My best example off hand is Attack on Titan. Original, the acting was wonderful. Dub? Second rate at best. The Problem is the United States doesn't have many good Voice Actors. Most of us could probably name them all in less than half an hour without having to use google. What we need in the United States, or in English speaking countries in general, is just better actors getting into Voice Over. I'd love to one day be a Voice Actor, its my dream, and I worry more than anything that I'm gonna do a bad Dub as my first Role and never get another one for the rest of my life
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Posted 3/12/15
I was immune to bad voice acting for a while. Never really noticed. Then I started watching anime subbed then tried to go back to dubbed and my ears started to bleed.
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20 / F / You don't need to...
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Posted 3/12/15
When the voices fit, I love dubs. Like Ouran High School Host Club is my favorite dub But when you've watched the sub and then go to the dub sometimes... my ears started bleeding when I watched Vampire Knight. Like NO.

But I prefer sub over dub for 2 reasons:
1.) I can feel the emotions more.
2.) I like picking up some Japanese from the subtitles!

But I still watch dub. Mostly through [adult swim]/Toonami. I just got into Kill La Kill, and I have to say the dub is good. I've seen the first episode in sub.
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Posted 3/12/15
I have never been able to watch anything dubbed, whether it's good, bad or indifferent! Dubbed shows just seem to lack something, and I've yet to see one that was totally up to par. Dubbing just ruins the experience for me; I figure if it was created to be spoken in a certain language, it should be watched in that language, even after accounting for the lack of understanding of the language & all the problems inherent in translation. Fortunately I read subtitles easily, so I dont miss much of the visuals, but I can understand how a person could find it frustrating, making the idea of dubs more appealing.
The other advantage to subs is that it helps my Japanese language skills!
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