Dubs or Subs?

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  • Dubs

    19 16.10%
  • Subs

    44 37.29%
  • It depends on the show

    49 41.53%
  • Neither; I speak Japanese

    6 5.08%
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    Default English vs. Japanese

    Do you usually prefer the japanese voice actors in anime or the english voice actors? Do you like a mix of them?

    I'll use Soul Eater as an example:

    Maka: English. The japanese voice actor sound sort of... whiny, maybe?

    Soul: Japanese. I don't know why.

    Death the Kid: Japanese. The English sounds less like I would imagine a god to sound. And he sounds hilarious in japanese when he's having a symmetry tantrum.

    BlackStar: Japanese. He just sound better that way.

    Shinigami-sama: English, totally. The japanese voice actor sound really monotone, and the other sounds really awesome and goofy.

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    Ahh, the ongoing Sub VS Dub argument.

    For Dragon Ball (Z), I prefer the Japanese version since the English version deviates from the original in a sometimes BAD but sometimes good way in terms of story.

    But for Dragon Ball Z Kai, I prefer the English version since FUNimation NAILED it thanks to them sticking to the JPN version and improving some of the old voices like Gohan's and Frieza's.

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    I prefer the English mainly because I can understand it and i can see for myself how well the voice actors do, But I love that Japanese because it is the original form of the Anime with no Dub edits.

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    Depends, only dub if the dub doesn't suck (Evangelion).
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    I like a subtitled original version because sometimes they dub it like the watchers are little babies that can't hear "damn,crap,etc."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tunahead View Post
    I like a subtitled original version because sometimes they dub it like the watchers are little babies that can't hear "damn,crap,etc."
    Actually, that's not the case for dubs that are faithful to the original. Hell, even unfaithful gag dubs like Shin Chan turn up the curse-o-meter to over 9000. So you're kinda making a dangerous assumption.

    Also, the JPN language has no specific curse words but rather it depends on your tone and the context the words are used in. Besides, it takes REAL skill to write mature stories without resorting to cursing, especially if its obligatory.

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    I now watch most of my anime in Japanese.

    In the English version of Bleach, there's really no way I would want to sound like Ichigo Kurosaki with random yelling and screaming for no reason. This is really when he's in his gigai. When he's in his substitute Soul Reaper form, he really sounds like a hero. His Japanese voice is very constant so it's good.

    I only remember the Shinigami's voice off of Death Note from the Japanese version and Yagami Raito and Ryuzaki who was L and they annunciate every vowel and consonant in their Japanese words so I can understand and copy and repeat every one of them. It's just difficult to understand anime females in Japanese unless you were actually feeling what they were saying at the time.

    I don't remember the English but I also like watching Fooly Cooly in English because every Saturday on Adult Swim, it comes on at 10:30 PM PDT just before Cowboy Bebop and they have a lot of scenes and they don't swear a lot, or shout just like when Higuchi yelled out, "zakenna" on the phone. Now I know that it's zakenna or fuzakenna and not sakenda or sakana or any random misrepresentation of the word.

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    I like japanese dub the most because it's original, and seiyuus' apply their whole spirit when dubbing Animé.

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    Default Re: English vs. Japanese

    Well some voices might seem a little bit odd. But I think FMA is pretty good in the english dubbed version

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    The Japanese dub is the very original dub so of course it would be better than any other dub to any other language. However, since I prefer watching shows in a language I understand, I'll always watch the English dub of any anime.
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    Japanese. I always like to watch shows/movies in their original language. :D


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    Default Re: English vs. Japanese

    I don't know, it depends. If it's only in Japanese, you don't really have a choice, but it's nice to watch some anime that's been dubbed into English since they have more merchandise and you can discuss their voices and if the anime's new you can usually go and meet them. However, the majority of the animes I watch have yet to be dubbed into English =(

    However, there is the rarity that I chose sub over dub. Lucky Star, for example. I just don't like the English voice. Especially for Konota. It feels all wrong and not hyper and energetic enough.
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    Default Re: English vs. Japanese

    English. Why in the world would I watch something in a language I don't understand? Even if the voice actors are horrible, its better than hearing some random gibberish that i don't uinderstand which makes it worse than the worst dubbing has to offer.

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    I have myself at least watched a couple episodes and a movie on Bleach in German, and Renji's voice could sound as if it was by an adult male. To me, it sounds all wrong but at the same time it's funny. It was found on Youtube since I don't own the German dub, only the English and Japanese dub of Bleach. Now you're talking about how he sounds on English, I might still remember how he sounded on that dub then. He sounded loud though.

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    Default Re: English vs. Japanese

    So long as the voice acting is good, I don't care too much which version I watch.

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