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I'm very strong towards wanting the original Japanese versions of anime because it always will be better for the reason that the animation was crafted and connective with the voicing as well voice acting is taken much more seriously *Cough*Fire Emblem Fates USA*cough* so changing the dub from something it wan't made in is always going to be weird but it's possible to make something really good in English dub that was in Japanese like Grandia II on Dreamcast (I've been referencing Games but it's still relevant xD) but also I would add that a show (or Anime) like RWBY is better in English because it was crafted along side English and was made in that environment, it would be weird if it was in Japanese, it's simply how it works.

Also the topic, I thought "Would it be bad for kids to watch Japanese dub when still very young and learning to speak English or dont even know how to read"?
Like would it mess with how the really little kids speak?

What do you all think about this?

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I prefer English dubs, since I naturally understand English, hearing the character's voices as opposed to reading text makes the anime seem more intense. As for the exposing kids to dubs from other languages at a young age, I think its a good idea. It would potentially increase the chance of them becoming multilingual, for it to have any benefit in the long run they would need some sort of guidance otherwise they could develop the ridiculous speech patterns of fictional characters.
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I don't agree Japanese dubs are always better. Case in point DBZ. Those voices are just way too damn high! I mean dammit name any other Japanese anime that gives voices like THAT to it's characters?

The English voices are SO much better!

There are other dubs that has English voices that are just as good if not better than Japanese.

I haven't watched dubs for a while since I've mostly been watching new stuff without dubs but I still don't agree with the notion they are always inferior. There are some pretty bad English dubs out there but that doesn't mean all dubs are bad by default.


Although lately I've noticed quite a few dubs try to hard to appeal to kids and force in a bunch of slang and other stuff that just feels awkward. But when they dub it properly I don't see a problem.


Just because Japan makes anime doesn't mean they always have good dubbing. Sometimes the actors half ass it or they higher the cheapest guys in the business to save money.


Regarding your question though no I don't think it would mess up how they speak. In fact it's better to learn multiple languages early rather than later.
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i prefer Subbed animes instead of dubbed
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not this debate again


on the subjects of kids learning tho, no, they can learn to distinguish between different languages. even animals can do at least that much, no kidding

theyve already tried to teach little kids languages from tv shows from a young age in experiments though, it doesnt work
they need a language parent
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not this debate again


on the subjects of kids learning tho, no, they can learn to distinguish between different languages. even animals can do at least that much, no kidding

theyve already tried to teach little kids languages from tv shows from a young age in experiments though, it doesnt work
they need a language parent


I'm confused, you said kid's can do it but then you said they experimented and it doesn't work... I don't get it. o.o
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It really depends on the voice actors' skills for me. There are some anime where I prefer English dub, and others that I prefer the Japanese version.

I usually end up watching shows in Japanese though since I watch a lot of simulcasts. I've gotten super used to subtitles so it doesn't really distract from the show.
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I'm very strong towards wanting the original Japanese versions of anime because it always will be better for the reason that the animation was crafted and connective with the voicing as well voice acting is taken much more seriously *Cough*Fire Emblem Fates USA*cough* so changing the dub from something it wan't made in is always going to be weird but it's possible to make something really good in English dub that was in Japanese like Grandia II on Dreamcast (I've been referencing Games but it's still relevant xD) but also I would add that a show (or Anime) like RWBY is better in English because it was crafted along side English and was made in that environment, it would be weird if it was in Japanese, it's simply how it works.

Also the topic, I thought "Would it be bad for kids to watch Japanese dub when still very young and learning to speak English or dont even know how to read"?
Like would it mess with how the really little kids speak?

What do you all think about this?



I grow up with two languages. English and Spanish. I and other people I know we tend to mix both English and Spanish together when speaking to each other. Is really not that hard.
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i prefer Subbed animes instead of dubbed


WHAT HE SAID
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AzuroHeart wrote:


RedExodus wrote:

not this debate again


on the subjects of kids learning tho, no, they can learn to distinguish between different languages. even animals can do at least that much, no kidding

theyve already tried to teach little kids languages from tv shows from a young age in experiments though, it doesnt work
they need a language parent


I'm confused, you said kid's can do it but then you said they experimented and it doesn't work... I don't get it. o.o


if kids are learning 2 languages separately, they wont confuse the 2


kids however dont learn languages any better than adults from tv if thats their only way
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Razzalax wrote:

i prefer Subbed animes instead of dubbed


WHAT HE SAID


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What. Fates has great voice acting.
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Fate's voice acting was in my opinion better than what I've seen before but I lament the fact that we could not use the original Japanese.
On topic, if the kid cannot read fast enough to keep up with the subs they have to either watch the dub or not watch at all. Watching the dub is great then, I do not believe the translations are that bad usually just the acting and most kids do not care. Once you can read fast enough I would suggest watching subs, I've watched subs since I was 9 so it does not take to long to read that fast either. If you really enjoy dubs though keep doing it.
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My family was station overseas (Dad was in the military), I learn both English and German while young. Spoke it and later could read and write German. It help that I was sent to what we call preschool and that we lived off base. Introducing children to languages is good. Children are like sponges and can pick up quickly. That said, I like watching Anime with Japanese voice actors.
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I prefer sub to dub for the most part but a quality English dub (like on the Ghibli DVDs/Blus) is equally favorable to sub for me.
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