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Do you prefer anime dubbed or subtitled?
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18 / F / England
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Posted 11/10/16
I'm just curious because I only really like to watch it subtitled but my girlfriend will only watched it dubbed.
Why do you prefer whatever one you picked?
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21 / F / Sweden
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Posted 11/10/16
Subbed, can't stand dubbed
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Posted 11/10/16
Depends on the Anime I think or what you were first introduced too. Like I was raised on Dragon Ball Z being dubbed. It took a long time to get used to Goku's japanese voice because his american translation sounded alot tougher.

Overall I like subs more. After watching anime dubbed I'm starting to notice the same voice actors for main, supporting and protagonist characters across multiple anime, which isn't bad but alittle wierd maybe for me when I'm watching one dubbed anime and moving to another dubbed anime and the same voice actor is playing each main character.
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Posted 11/10/16
Some are better dubbed, like Yu-gi-oh, pokemon, DBZ etc. while the rest I watch subbed. There's also some which are equally good like Naruto.
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22 / F
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Posted 11/10/16
Never really like the dubbed version of any anime. Seriously.
The essence and emotion of the characters disappears when its dubbed.

I'll always choose the original version with subtitles.
I can appreciate the scene and read the lines simultaneously without pausing it so I guess we're good lol.
Posted 11/10/16
Doesn't really matter to me. I like both
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I think you are bound to get a sorta biased answer considering you posted this on the forums of a primarily English subtitle dominant site. My opinion flips around from show to show. I don't like saying I prefer one or the other. I'd much rather say which I prefer from show to show.
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Posted 11/10/16
Dyslexia means I prefer dubbed. I also love animation find subs distracting.

But the sub dub argument is pointless. Individual preference vary.
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Posted 11/10/16
Subbed it seems like that have a pool of 5 voice actors doing every anime it gets old really quick
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Posted 11/10/16
Doesn't matter much to me, if its an anime I want to watch on the TV from the couch, having a Dub is nice.

Though I dont have the problem many people have where their brain gets "locked" into the first character voices they hear. I can switch between dub and sub every other episode without any issue. Whenever I hear someone talking about not being able to watch 1 or the other due to the voice being different, I just don't get it. That must really suck.
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30 / M / Glendale, AZ
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Posted 11/10/16
All anime is technically dubbed.
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Posted 11/10/16

kadmos1 wrote:

All anime is technically dubbed.


You're correct of course, but I'm sure we all know he meant English dubs vs. Japanese voices with English subtitles.
As for me, I prefer dubs whenever they're available. I like to appreciate the visual aspects of anime, and reading subtitles distracts from that. It's also important to not just know what characters are saying, but how they're saying it. When I read subtitles, I always feel that certain parts of the voice acting performance have been lost in translation anyway. I still think I get more out of a slightly worse English performance vs. the Japanese one, because I can understand it directly.
I have switched back to subtitles for some shows when I thought the dub was just flat out bad though.
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Posted 11/10/16

Fayc wrote:

I'm just curious because I only really like to watch it subtitled but my girlfriend will only watched it dubbed.
Why do you prefer whatever one you picked?


I've closed this because

1) Poll Topics belong in the Polls forum
2) There's already a poll about dub/sub preference: /forumtopic-961197/do-you-prefer-subs-or-dubs

There is a discussion thread in the Anime forum about sub/dub preferences, though it's been a few months since anyone posted there.

/forumtopic-956385/which-is-better-subtitle-anime-or-dub-anime

Feel free to either post your thoughts there or start a new discussion without a poll (in which case I can close the old thread if no one posts to it first).
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