Anime: English Dub or Japanese original

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Hotshotprime43, Jun 8, 2014.

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English Dub or Japanese original

  1. Japanese original

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    36.7%
  2. English Dub

    31 vote(s)
    63.3%
  1. Hotshotprime43

    Hotshotprime43 Well-Known Member

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    How do you prefer your anime. Watching the original Japanese audio or the English dub. Ill pick the dub just so I don't have to read subtitles.
     
  2. Thenames9

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    Depends on the quality of the dub. Usually I go for dubs.
     
  3. Ash from Carolina

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    Honestly it really depends on the series. Some times they put together a really solid voice cast and the English dub is just as good or even better than the original Japanese cast. Other series it felt like the English dub isn't done well so the original Japanese is better.

    It seems like the English dubs have been getting better over the years. I've been watching anime for a long time and the early English dubs just weren't very good. Now it seems like voice casting goes out to find the right voice and directing tries to get more accurate translations.

    With action packed series I find the English dub to be better because there is just so much action you can't read and follow all the action at the same time. Well and with the Ecchi series the English dubs are better because cartoon boobs are so distracting :) 
     
  4. Stardust262

    Stardust262 Moe is the Only Way

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    Unless the Dub is absolute shit I will always watch Dub over Sub.

    The only time I can recall I watched the Sub instead was Yugioh 5Ds (whose dub was, you guessed it, shit).
     
  5. Belgrath

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    My thoughts exactly.

    Then again, there are some series I watch are mostly with English subtitles. Here are a few official DVD releases with English subtitles that I own, no dubs:

    Hidamari Sketch (all 3 seasons including the Hidamari Sketch x SP OVA)
    Oreimo
    Wagnaria!!
    He is My Master
    Toradora! (heard it was getting re-released on Blu-ray with a English dub... WTF?!)

    Only DVD release that I watched subbed is Puella Magi Madoka Magica. (didn't really care for the dub)
     
  6. decops

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    If i can find it in english i'll watch it in english. i really do not care about dub vs subs.
     
  7. wheelnut

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    english all the way no matter what
     
  8. QLRformer

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    I like myself a dub. They just take too long to come out (or they never are dubbed) so I end up with subs more often than not.
     
  10. Novaburnhilde

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    I'd watch either, I don't mind having to read subtitles, there are also dubs that I really like.
     
  11. gary39

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    Subs then dubs.... I like watching the original then the dub so I can hear what the characters sound like in english
     
  12. Coffee

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    I usually watch the English Dub when I can. But I still watch subbed anime if the dubbed isn't out yet.
     
  13. Inikalord

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    Again like others have said, it depends on the show and the quality of the dub, which includes voice acting, script adaptation, sound mixing etc.

    Unless the dub is crap, I'll switch to the sub. For most cases though, I go with the dub.

    To me, it's all divided into 3 categories.

    Dub over Sub - Shows where the Dub is the preferred way to watch it.

    - Cowboy Bebop
    - Trigun
    - Big O
    - Code Geass
    - Fullmetal Alchemist / Brotherhood
    - Hellsing / Ultimate
    - Death Note
    - etc

    Dub or Sub - Shows where the Dub and Sub are usually on equal grounds. Can be watched either way.

    - Dragon Ball Z Kai
    - The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
    - Space Dandy
    - Puella Magi Madoka Magica
    - Gun X Sword
    - Almost any Shonen
    - etc

    Sub over Dub - Shows where the Sub is usually the preferred way of watching it.

    - Dragon Ball / Z / GT
    - Almost any slice of life
    - etc
     
  14. jala12

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    Largely circumstantial. But if the dub is serviceable, I might watch that instead especially if it makes sense contextually like if most of the characters are not Japanese or something.
     
  15. grindcore138

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    Dub if it's available (and good), but the last few series I've watched were subs.
     
  16. Rexidus

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    I find that with Subtitles I pay more attention to the text than the screen. So since I want to watch something not really focus solely on the text I prefer Dubs.
     
  17. lars573

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    Dub or GTFO. Subtitles on animation are too hard to follow.
     
  18. Aernaroth

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    Never forget a dub is often done by the lowest bidder.

    You want to hear how that series was meant to sound in it's original cultural context? Learn to read subs.
     
  19. GuardianAngel87

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    It's no secret at this point is that I liked dubbed anime especially if the quality of it is either good or downright enjoyable and sometimes it's the case that the anime in question features any of my favorite voice actors. I do watch the sub occasionally though. More so if the series itself either never had a dub or the dub for it hasn't come out yet and sometimes it's even the case of I wanted to see what a series is like in its uncut format.
     
  20. ABH1979

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    Huh. I expected the "Dub" option to be thoroughly shit on -- I guess there's been a bit of a shift, over the years.

    Anyway, I'll usually try to watch the Dub, unless I hear/read bad things about it.