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I am not a big dub fan, mainly because
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It's always the same maybe two douche bag, poorly acting, annoying voiced idiots that play the main protagonist.

Who is okay'ing these same idiots to be cast into the these shows.

I really don't mind dub, but this is my main gripe. I do love subs and would rather watch subs, but sometimes I like to work and watch and cant keep my eyes peeled to the screen to read at all times.

I am also a Funimation subscriber and this is where I am speaking of dubs.

What is it with these terrible dub voice actors, I understand they can not afford real A list or even B or C, well maybe C, who knows. But sh!t I am sure I could do so much better. If they want a sexy mans voice then I am the guy!

Anyway I am just venting here.

Feel a little better now that I got it out.
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My problem isn't that they're bad, but I do get tired of hearing the same 5-6 voices.

And not only anime but this carries over to cartoons and video games as well.
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Posted 2/6/17

zangeif123 wrote:

My problem isn't that they're bad, but I do get tired of hearing the same 5-6 voices.

And not only anime but this carries over to cartoons and video games as well.


Well at least in video games, lately has been some great voice acting, Battlefield 1 campaign mode for example. Some games even have A-list actors involved as well.
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Watching a dub compared to a sub is like:

The sub is the original Broadway cast that won multiple Tony Awards.

The dub is a school play, usually a high school play, and hopefully a good high school play, but every now and then it's a grade school play.
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I've never seen a complete anime dubbed but its really like that? The main problem is that there aren't many voice actors or seiyuus like in Japan and everyone in the Western Countries simply watchs anime with subtitles so if isn't a perfect voice actor people just wont feel comfortable hearing that.
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Posted 2/6/17 , edited 2/6/17

lawdog wrote:

Watching a dub compared to a sub is like:

The sub is the original Broadway cast that won multiple Tony Awards.

The dub is a school play, usually a high school play, and hopefully a good high school play, but every now and then it's a grade school play.


Yes great analogy, I love it!!

But why keep failing with the same idiots!!!

Do the producers not realize that their english dub VA's performances are junk
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Hey you can't be picky. Funimation is the only one that is willing to dub majority of anime here in the states. Unlike with Sentai and Aniplex, they both only dub if the anime is a big hit. Besides all the voice actors Funimation used now are major players in the voice acting community, when it comes down to anime. Funimation right now is a hit and miss on the dubbing. Which is fine for me. I prefer watching anime dub that came out in the 2000s. Now I recommend you listen to the dubs that on Netflix. Now they got it going on with dubs. I would say Netflix dubs are top of the line.
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Posted 2/6/17

gl0ckc0ma wrote:


zangeif123 wrote:

My problem isn't that they're bad, but I do get tired of hearing the same 5-6 voices.

And not only anime but this carries over to cartoons and video games as well.


Well at least in video games, lately has been some great voice acting, Battlefield 1 campaign mode for example. Some games even have A-list actors involved as well.


I'm talking more about JRPGs. They usually string along the same voice actors used in anime.
Posted 2/6/17
Funimation, admittedly, is particularly bad about spamming a few voice actors as lead characters, even though their numerous miscellaneous characters prove that they have a bit more actors than they let on. Although there are certainly less voice actors interested in anime dubbing in the west, there's an issue regarding a select few actors being grossly favored.

That said; generalizing the entire scope of dubbing as terrible, though, is disingenuous. Ghibli is well-known for roping in stellar celebrities, and with great results. Still others, (i.e.; Baccano, FMA/FMAB, and Cowboy Bepop) feature performances that are nothing to sniff at.
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aeb0717 wrote:

Funimation, admittedly, is particularly bad about spamming a few voice actors as lead characters, even though their numerous miscellaneous characters prove that they have a bit more actors than they let on. Although there are certainly less voice actors interested in anime dubbing in the west, there's an issue regarding a select few actors being grossly favored.

That said; generalizing the entire scope of dubbing as terrible, though, is disingenuous. Ghibli is well-known for roping in stellar celebrities, and with great results. Still others, (i.e.; Baccano, FMA/FMAB, and Cowboy Bepop) feature performances that are nothing to sniff at.


This I agree with. All those voice actors who did Baccano, FMA/Brotherhood, Bepop, are now top notch VA Funimation can no longer get a hold of.
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I don't actively avoid dubs but I have my gripes with them, which are probably the same as everyone elses. There are very few voice actors dubbing anime and very few among them try to make their voice sound any different between roles. Not to mention dub changes, re casting and other smaller issues that can really get under a guys skin.
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the dub opening of SAO and EF ~ A Tale of Memories / Melodies as well as the dub for yugioh (and insert other well done dub series here) proves that dub can sound just as good as the original, once enough effort is put into it.
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I like dubs but I also like subs.

It's not like Funimation can hire Hollywood stars to voice the characters. You gotta work with what you got or leave it alone.
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Black Lagoon Dub. That's all.
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Depends on the series and the staff handling it. Sometimes I do prefer the dub. For instance, I've seen Yu Yu Hakusho in full with 3 different languages. The English dub was the last language that I saw it in, and yet its my favorite (the biggest reasons are the great comedic timing and chemistry of the English cast). The Dragon Ball series, of which I prefer the dub, is another example.
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