AKIRA: Which Dub Is Better?

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Which Dub Is Better?

  1. Streamline

    6 vote(s)
    40.0%
  2. Pioneer

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  3. Both

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. Neither, I Don't Like AKIRA

    4 vote(s)
    26.7%
  1. Tkemert20

    Tkemert20 「私は眠い」

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    Ever since the new pioneer dub was released, there's been alot of fan controversey about which is better. I honestly like both, but i wanted to know your opinions.

    EDIT: Added Dub Comparision

     
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  2. David

    David . TFW2005 Supporter

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    Neither, I Don't Like Dubs. I prefer subtitles.
     
  3. Might Gaine

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    Depends.. do you want your Kaneda to send like Leonardo from TMNT or do you want him to sound like Ichigo from Bleach? xD
     
  4. Takara_destron

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    I voted neither, Akira is a horribly overrated film.
     
  5. pinoy78

    pinoy78 Shoji Kawamori having FUN

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    this
     
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    Both are fine as far as I'm concerned.
     
  7. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    Honestly, read the manga instead. It doesn't try to cram 2000 pages in under 2 hours.
     
  8. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    Only watched it once, i think it was the Pioneer dub but im honestly not sure at any rate while it looked good it wasn't my cup of tea.
     
  9. Dolza_Khyron

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    just by watching that clip posted above, i must say, if for nothing else, but me NOT recognizing the voices as typical voice actors used in anime today, is a BIG plus for the original.

    the original, while i am not sure if it is more or less accurate to the original, i do prefer the voice acting more. to me it just sounds better. sounds less like they are trying to dub an anime, and more like they are trying to dub a masterpiece.

    but either way. the film was never that great in my opinion. but, if i was to watch one, i'd watch the original, it's the same reason why i prefer the Robotech Dub vs the Macross dub. while the Macross dub, might be more accurate to the original, i do prefer the robotech voice acting. with the exception of Lynn Minmay. Rebbecca West is NO Mari Iijima. that's for sure. :) 

    how ever. i'd prefer her to of voiced Lynn Minmay in english, 20 YEARS earlier, so she wouldn't sound like she's a 40 year old, while she's trying to BE a 16 year old lol
     
  10. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    This

    This

    And this.
     
  11. ChopperByrne

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    Leonardo FTW!!!!
     
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    Sso02V Injector Has a Posse

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  13. Tkemert20

    Tkemert20 「私は眠い」

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    Yeah, the manga, INDEFINATLY, is better. I always wondered why Otomo didn't just make a two parter like they're doing with the live action adaptation. And 555th post, woo!
     
  14. cagliostro

    cagliostro Victi Vincimus

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    This, where's the sub option.
     
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    Optimus1986 TMNT & Hulk Fanatic

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    Yes, indeed it is.
     
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    I think I prefer the original. While the main characters sound better in the original, the new dub does do a slightly better job on side characters. But I like my Keneda to sound like a pissed off biker, not a loveable screw up.

    Plus the original gave us "TETSUOOOOOOOOOOOO"
     
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  18. Keroshino

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    Wow at all the Haters!
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    personally...i perfer the "Pioneer Dub"
    what can i say...i love hearing Joshua Seth (Tai from Digimon) and Johnny Yong Bosch (Vash from Trigun)
     
  19. CripNite

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    Akira was the first DVD I ever bought (at a very steep price too!), and I was a little jarred to hear the new dub which I wasn't expecting. At first I was wishing the original was available on the DVD as well, but after watching it a few times over the years, I've come to enjoy the newer dub.
     
  20. bellpeppers

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    No sh*t. Surprised me.


    The Pioneer dub is o.k., but I liked the earlier dub better. I prefer Kuh-NAY-duh over KAH-nee-dah.
     

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