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I am not a big dub fan, mainly because
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Posted 2/6/17 , edited 2/6/17
Speaking of comedic timing, Prison school dub imo was better than sub. I just wish they'd stop highering the same few guys over and over. Get rid of them already and bring in some new talent.
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Posted 2/6/17
It has been awhile since I watched dubbed, but one that sticks out is Desert Punk. Lead voice actor (who also voiced, indistinguishable as it is, Trunks of DBZ) was also the lead writer for the dub script.
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Posted 2/7/17
See it didn't used to be like that. In the late 90's and early 2000s there were 4 separate companies releasing anime in the states. Unless you strictly stuck to what one company was releasing you had virtually no crossover. Yu Yu hakusho, Evangelion, Trigun, and Ghost in the Shell, all were released by a different company. No way can you say 4 huge titles like that would be without a lot of crossover today.

I rarely watch much dub for newer shows and I'll go back and watch subs for older shows just to see how it compares. Most of the older shows I can watch either but some the dub is just too perfect. Mainly the movie Ninja scroll. That dub is perfect.
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Posted 2/7/17
They tried harder with Ninja Scroll, Dominion Tank Police, and things like that. I think it was only in the early 2000s or so when it started going really big did you get a lot of bad dubs.
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Posted 2/8/17 , edited 2/8/17
Yeah I think that the ADR directors for these companies are too set in their ways, working with talent that they're comfortable with and have worked with for sometimes over 20 years.

It's part of a larger problem with companies like Funimation, where they have just been so monumentally slow to adapt to changes in technology and the culture of anime that they often get left behind in the dust as fans flock to better options (hence the rise of fansubs during the start of the streaming age since nobody wanted to buy shitty high priced DVD's with 3 episodes each). Crunchyroll managed to shake up the industry and somehow bring everything in the west out of the 90's. But since they're so heavily in Chernin-land now I'm afraid that the age of innovation for western anime fans is pretty much going to come to a halt. But even if that's so, we do have it pretty good at the moment.

But I digress. As far as dubs are concerned, I really dislike how they're trying to create a sort of dub assembly line. Every minor series that Funimation gets receives horrendously rushed dub jobs that feature the same stable of voice actors. None of whom even make an attempt at using different speaking voices for their characters that fans haven't already heard before. And like I said earlier- they work with the same actors for way too freaking long. Enough with the middle aged men and women playing high schoolers already. It just doesn't sound natural.

I read an interview recently about the dubbing industry from the perspective of a voice actor. And he pretty much confirmed a lot of what I had already guessed at. Such as how insulated the whole casting process is. Landing those jobs are not really a matter of talent, it's more a matter of who you know. And they also actively try to avoid casting anime fans for some reason. And while I agree that working with random weebs can probably be annoying. It's pretty silly to discount fans who have talent and can actually bring some passion and understanding to these roles.
Posted 2/8/17
yeah Idk I've always thought that, no matter what voice actor, dubs just always were missing something. Like they just sounded really cheesy or something. Maybe it's just because it's weird for me to match an American voice to an anime character.
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Posted 2/9/17 , edited 2/9/17
Its this freaken Todd Haberkorn douchebag and cheesy fuks just like him, someone needs to force that guy into retirement. The guys voice is just cheesy and annoying AF. Cringiest voice and somehow he gets so many roles.
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Posted 7/17/17 , edited 7/17/17
Closed because it's been inactive for over a year and there's a new thread on the topic.

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