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Posted 7/30/16 , edited 7/30/16
I prefer subs, the Japanese audio just sound more natural to me.
Dubs just sounds like they are reading off paper which kind of irks me off . _ . ;
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Posted 7/30/16
Subs. I started with dubs but once I began watching anime with subs I just couldn't go back to dubs anymore, it feels "low quality" now (I'm not trying to troll/offend dub fans, it just doesn't sound good to my ears anymore now that I heard the original japanese voice acting).
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Posted 7/30/16

RobinWing wrote:

im fine with both

Subs
- glancing down can be kinda annoying
- but original voice acting

Dubs
- voice acting may not be of quality
- no more glancing down

its even


My thoughts, exactly. However, I do usually tend to prefer the audio I'm used to the most of the two (with One Piece and Fairy Tail being two glaring exceptions).
Posted 7/31/16
Sub all the waaaaaay.
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Posted 8/1/16
Mostly subs... occasionally dubs.
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Posted 8/7/16
It definitely depends for me. If it's a great anime dubbed like Cowboy Bebop, Berserk, or Wolf's Rain then I'd go with that option. Otherwise I stick to subs. Some dubs can be borderline cringe worthy.
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Posted 8/7/16
Sometimes though, there's the dilemma of an anime being excellent in both. In that case I tend to flip back and forth on every rewatch.
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Posted 8/8/16
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Posted 8/8/16
Subs.

I can read fast enough. Plus the Japanese audio is so much more enchanting.
I can't stand the accents and pronunciations in dubs. They remind me of elementary school kids rehearsing a play.
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Posted 8/8/16
Subs. Easier to access, eng dubs nowadays are declining in quality as companies focus much more on simulcasting rather than producing quality dubbing work.
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22 / M / Finland
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Posted 8/9/16
Depends the series. I usually watch both but mostly dubs.
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Posted 8/9/16 , edited 8/9/16
Personally I'm fine with both. I don't really watch anime but when I did back then it was dubbed. When I watch anime now it's mostly subbed but it's mostly because I started learning Japanese about a year ago so it's good practice. The only annoying thing about subs is when there is background talk and they put the subs for the characters in the foreground and the super titles for the characters in the background and you're just like WHICH ONES DO I READ lol
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Posted 8/9/16
I don't mind either but if a dub is available I'll usually default to it.
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Posted 8/9/16
I mostly prefer subs, especially after getting more used to them lately, but several shows have dubs I significantly prefer over the subs. Subs can be distracting in action series, but help in series with lots of complex dialogue, as it's easier to digest (for me anyway) by reading and pausing if necessary than just listening.

My favorite dubs would be Noein, Code Geass, Last Exile, with a few others I much prefer over the subs as well, but otherwise I'm definitely more likely to go with subs. I still get disappointed if a show I love gets a dub I don't care for though.


Really though, I think one of the biggest problems with dubs is that the voices they use for younger female characters just don't match the original Japanese, which would be ok except they rarely sound good in their own right either. (Not to disparage female dub actress, there are some extraordinarily talented ones, but it does feel like there's few who can do younger character voices as well or maintain as much of a soft voice without making it airy.)
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