They are all case by case. JoJo and One Punch Man are much much better in Japanese, but I can't imagine watching FMA Brotherhood, Kill la Kill, or most specifically Dragon Ball in Japanese. It's up to the studio to deliver quality dubs and sometimes they do and sometimes they don't, and sometimes the original voice acting is so good you have to stick with it. But people hate me because I'm not picking a side haha
@ShogunDamon, I saw Kill La Kill in Japanese first, and the English sounds horribly off... but only for Ryuko. I like everyone else's tbh.
@TheStarHawk, I mostly agree. Kill la kill is a better experience subbed.
@ShogunDamon, I can't imagine watching jojo in japanese. Von stroheim would severly lack an element in japanese that made him one of my favorite characters in part 2, along with any other character with an accent.
@slapmysalami, you haven't watched JoJo until you watch Joseph in part 3 in Japanese.
@ShogunDamon, while Jojo's subbed is better, I still love it dubbed. Matthew Mercer as Jotaro is just fantastic. I grew up watching DBZ dubbed and seeing it subbed is a no go. I barely saw FMAB 2 years ago, and dubbed is just amazing.
@ShogunDamon, I always use both subs and dubs simultaneously
@ShogunDamon, the Engrish is integral to the JoJo experience.
@ShogunDamon, Underrated comment
@Commandshark, F-MEGA Serect Ur Cur
@ShogunDamon, all three of those might seem like theyd be bad with their subbed but 2-3 episodes in and they're good
@Mattizzle9, good grief
@ShogunDamon, Heck I even hear the Teamfourstar voices for Dragonball Z now over the regular English dub cast
@ShogunDamon, I've always been a filthy "dubber". Mostly because I just can't keep in the "zone" reading and matching the emotional tone of the performance. Though even I will admit there are certain "performances" that are pure cringe. That's why before I watch something I'll look at who the cast is before hand.
Panty Stocking with Garterbelt
@ThePandaPool , Trigun
@ThePandaPool , Death Note
@ThePandaPool , dbz
@ThePandaPool , 97 berserk
@ThePandaPool , hellsing
@Pat Myckok, also, Fooly Cooly
@speedway guy, *DBZA
@InsaneAnimeCleavage, let’s be real. I don’t think I’ve heard a bad abridged series
@Pat Myckok, I have very lucky tastes but I'm sure they are out there
@ThePandaPool , this is just my opinion, but I preferred Code Geass dubbed over subbed. I felt like the English voice actor did a really good job capturing Lelouch.
@Stacys daughter , no joke 6 years ago I got a picture with Johnny Yong Bosch (the voice of Lelouch in the dub) at a con while I was cosplaying as Lelouch
@Sexy Homunculus, that’s so cool! I’ve been wanting to go to a con!
@Stacys daughter , you should do it! Cons are so much fun, especially if you cosplay.
But it's also fun just walking around seeing all the many different cosplays people wear and come up with, and sometimes you can find some really cool stuff to buy in the dealer's room.
@Sexy Homunculus, that’s why I wanna go! I wanna cosplay but also see all the different cosplayers too! I really want to go to Comic Con, Vid Con, and an Anime con. If I’m going to Comic Con, I want to cosplay as Valkyrie from Thor🙈
@Stacys daughter , Comic Cons and Anime Cons are both awesome, although they're both different with their own pros and cons (no pun intended). Comic Cons usually bring in more famous and mainstream guests, but because of that they're often more expensive and crowded. Anime cons are typically cheaper and not as packed, although they also tend to attract the stereotypical creepy guys who don't get out much and rarely shower.
On a side note I'd recommend going even if you're by yourself. I've heard so many people say they want to go to cons but never have because "I don't have anyone to go with." While it certainly is more fun to go with friends I also think you'll be missing out if you don't go at all.
@Sexy Homunculus, that’s the problem, I don’t have people to go with. I would love to go to one by myself but due to past traumas(guys stalking me and being felt up in a busy, public, area.) it freaks me out going to places like that by myself. That’s why I prefer to go with others just to feel safe. And I’m a small 5’2 115lb girl with no self defense training😅 If I didn’t have those past traumas I would totally go, but since I do and don’t have anyone to go with I have to sacrifice until I find a person to go with😅
@Stacys daughter , Ok, I can understand that. I know for some cons they have active Facebook groups and it's certainly possible to meet people that way. One con I go to every year is San Japan and people post stuff on the fb group year round even when the con itself is still months away. In San Japan's case they also try to hold multiple events a few times every year including things like cosplay bowling and cosplay ice skating. If there's a con you're interested in I'd recommend seeing if they have any social media that's easy to follow. If you're lucky you just might find a new group of people you can meet and go with to a con.
Hope that helps.
@Sexy Homunculus, it really does. I will look into it because I really do wanna go to a con. So maybe I can make friends to go! Thank you and I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to make it a little difficult. Being stalked and touched kinda freaks someone out😅
Don't forget Black Lagoon, where the dub is actually better than the sub because of how the voices are handled.
@Your Waifu, ghost stories dub is also better than the sub
@Pat Myckok, yes, but for different reasons. Ghost Stories dub is better because it did so badly in Japan that the localizers were given no script and told they could do whatever they wanted with it, so it went from just being bad to being entertainingly bad. Black Lagoon dub is better because the characters are all of different nationalities, and all speak in their native languages, but in the original are voiced by Japanese actors who have never spoken those languages. In the dub they're all voiced by people who speak those languages fluently, which is much easier to listen to and makes the characters sound more authentic.
Gotta love seeing YuYu recognized
@WhereIsPaige, honestly without the little ghosts on the Yu Yu I would have missed it.
@WhereIsPaige, for those who recognized it japanese name up there yeah. Also Inuyasha would be good up there.
Look , I’ll be fair and honest, A lot I mean like 75% percent of the time the Japanese voice actors just have passion in their voice and bring emotion to the role, sadly some Dubs don’t have that raw emotion or feelings when it comes to certain scenes yes some sound weird but the English voice actor just don’t put that much feeling into it and that’s why people don’t enjoy it as much, but that’s just me, let me know how you feel
@DrSin, I feel like you're a weeb and I actually enjoy dubs more (for the sole fact that I like to be able to enjoy the scenes/background and everything going on without having to read the whole time) I will agree that oftentimes the voice acting in subs usually has more emotion in it, but that doesn't mean that all dubs are bad by any means like most weebs would have you believe. in my opinion it shouldn't matter how other people enjoy watching Anime, but the most vocal filthy weebs give the rest of us a bad name.
@Swagnamite, so because you can’t read fast and enjoy everything you see makes me weeb? Ha ha, it’s ok, I enjoy a lot of things but I wouldn’t call me a weeb, I give everything a chance the problem is they lose the emotion of the show I’ve watched a ton of dub and just felt meh , re watched original and just enjoyed it a little more, yes DBZ is one of the glory finds where I enjoy the shït of the English cast I even follow those guys works, just like I do with Billy West, and Dan heartman , but I don’t think reading quickly classifies a weed
@DrSin, me calling you a weeb was a joke, I have enjoyed a few subs, but I just enjoy dubs a little more because I don't typically just watch the show, I get distracted and do other stuff too, and I can't do that if I'm reading the whole time.
Ive said it before and I'll say it again, english dubs are good and you're all weebs
Not a single Space Dandy comment this is outrageous
A Silent Voice is a wonderful movie. Highly recommend a watch
Dragon Ball and Dragonball Z
Why must we have these civil wars? Why can’t we all just come together over a shared love for anime and accept that people will consume it in different ways?
This is gonna be unpopular but: Ouran High School Host Club dub is pretty good
Why hasn’t anybody mention MHA? I’ve watched both dubbed and subbed and I think they both did an excellent job (especially with Present Mic)
Also, Sgt Frog, Bo-bo-bo, Hetalia
Planning to watch the movie Akira for the first-time, should I watch the Dub or Sub? Any difference or just preference?
@DJ Master RKelly, it’s pretty good in English and sub but if you have a hard time with subs then you will be fine with the dub.
@DJ Master RKelly, just do dub so you can focus on the animation
Just because they arent bad doesnt mean subbed isnt better 🤷♂️
How the FVCK is Dragon Ball Z Kai not on here?!
Rurouni Kenshin. Cannot stand most of the japanese voices.
Bruh. Check out ghost stories on youtube. The english dub. Best fųckįng dub ever.
How is Ghost Stories not a part of this?
You forgot the only one that matters: Naruto
I read this whole post, and unless I missed it.. why isn’t anyone giving 7 Deadly Sins their credit for the Dub??!
The shadow realm only exists because of dubs.
Darling in the Franxx is good in English
My main concern with dubs is less the voices than the "lost in translation" stuff when there are words in Japanese that have no english equivalent and they either make an entire dubbed sentence fit in the time span of a single word or suffer translation errors. Then there is the opposite, english can convey something in fewer words/more quickly than Japanese then they need to fill in stuff, BELIEVE IT *belly laughs*
The only dubs I prefer over the sub are Dragon Ball, Pokemon, and Yugioh. What's funny is that I can't STAND the dub for black butler due to the intense British accents despite that actually being a more canonically accurate depiction of the characters
Oh no, the kill la kill dub was terrible that shoulnd't be there
Movies don’t count
All sub elitists can stick a cactus up their rectum and then have vinegar placed on the cuts.
Well don’t you feel stupid now!