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Subs or Dubs

Do you prefer subtitled in the original language or redubs in your native language when watching anime?
Usually everyone tosses their votes in with subs, which is true, but there are a couple in which I was impressed with the dub. The voice actors they got for Cowboy Bebop for example were amazing. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Inuyasha were also good casts.
Sep 22, 11 at 1:44pm
I agree even though i haven't watched those anime i have watched Darker Than Black Subbed and Dubbed i liked it about equally to me it all depends on the quality dubbers seem to rush too much and don't find quality voices enough but i guess that would mostly be due to time and budget difficulties
subs tend to be better because anime companies in japan higher better/higher paid actors for the voice (like disney does with Gibli films i.e. Anne Hathaway). Japanese voice actors are respected more as well. However some anime companies like Oceans in Canada do a good job. Funimation did an awesome job on FMA. So every once and awhile you'll find a gem, but usually that is not the case. Subs are best. Now if you watch the english dub of Shin Chan or Ghost Stories it will be 10x funnier then the Japanese version.
Sep 22, 11 at 4:59pm
Definitely subs for me. I can count on one hand the amount of dubs I've liked. What really sucks though, is a good anime in which both versions suck. I watched one anime in which the main character's voice grated my nerves in either language. V_V
I like subs AND dubs, but I really would like people to get into dubs more. Now, I'm fine with people liking what they like, and I believe that there are more people who like subs more than dubs, but I tend to get irritated around the fact that I see so many people who nonchalantly say things like "Dubs are pointless", or anything on those lines(I'm not pointing any fingers here). However, I'm not gonna be one to go around shoving my thoughts onto people about which is better. I just wish that those that speak in such manners would just understand that not everyone has to like the same things. Plus, I'm willing to accept that there may be some English voice actors that I personally think should work on their "craft", but that is me speaking from my point of view. I feel that VA work is hard to do, and as these guys, from either Jap Voices or English Voices(or even VAs who speak other languages), should at least given a bit of slack. I tried to record my voice, thinking that I did a VERY GOOD "Naruto Uzumaki", but when I heard it afterwards......it wasn't even close. It was horrible! X( Either the equipment I was using was lame, or I just sucked. Probably the latter! XD (;^_^ Forgive me if I sound a bit like a jerk.) Both subs and dubs each have their benefits, and it's fine to just go with what you feel comfortable with.(I can really go into a lot of pros and cons for each)
Sobi @sobi commented on Subs or Dubs
Sep 23, 11 at 4:11am
Currently I prefer Subs, but that only because I got a new prescription for glasses. Before I got these new ones I couldn't watch Subs, and I there are even a few subs I still can't because they give me intense migraines. I'll admit that Subs do tend to be much more accurate and Japanese voice actors do tend to have more skill that most, not all, but most American ones. There are pros and cons to each. With all that said the one thing that irritates me most is the people that trash dubs to me when I can't actually watch some subs without getting ill. Ok, so that was more of a tiny rant. lol
Sep 23, 11 at 9:00am
It irritates me too Sobi I couldn't watch subs for a while when I broke my glasses and had to stick to dubs If the voice acting is good I prefer dubs since I'm more of a listener than anything.
I gotta go with subs. There are a few good dubs, but what really turned me off them was the maids voice in Black Butler. Her voice made me want to tear my ears off!
Sep 25, 11 at 4:15pm
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