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Jul 04, 17 at 1:45am

I can rarely watch anime dubbed anymore.
The anime i do watch dubbed i only do so because they were my favorites growing up.
For all the other anime i watch i've just gotten used to subs, the emotions/voices sound more believable in the shows native tongue.

Jul 09, 17 at 11:46pm

It depends really, I prefer dubs so I can look away and still understand what's going on. Sometimes I can't stand the original dubbing sometimes I can't stand the other types dubbing.

Jul 10, 17 at 5:28am

Dubbed is nice because im a busy guy so I can do other stuff while I watch its that or learn Japanese lol (or not watch anime which is a boring thought)


I personally im unable to like English dub for various factors.

First off, they change the openings to their shows, maaaany times they do and usually its a rap or something similar.

Second, it feels as if the dubberd were emotionless, when they speak I feel nothing from them, who knows, maybe in Japan thr watchers are the same over anime and are like "gosh no Japanese would ever speak like this" but Im not japanese o judge the original source, so I will stick to it

Jul 12, 17 at 11:24pm

I do have to say, I gotta support the English dub. Even though most eng dub has pretty cringe acting, there are some gems among them. They end up becoming part of characters we know and love. And eventually even show up at conventions. XD
Otherwise eng sub all the way.


Spanish subs all the way. I can expand my vocabulary and make my hobby into revision

As for dubbed, I just can't watch them. I've watched a few but after episode 11 of Oretachi ni wa Tsubasa wa Nai I haven't watched another dubbed series


The dubbs really take away from the final product.

But I don't mind watching arabic dubs as they are the best in the world.

Aug 06, 17 at 10:23pm

The actors in most dubs I've seen don't really seem to get the general vibe of the show/character. Or they just don't bother trying to sound like the original voice for the character (although sometimes they try too hard and then we're stuck with characters that squeal every line). The dub for Yuri Kuma was cringeworthy, but then once in a while there's an anime that you can't help but be curious about hearing in english dub (like Space Dandy).


ill just shortly agree with most people here once you get used to reading the words at the bottom sub is the way to go

Aug 20, 17 at 9:18am

There are some I can only watch dubbed, some I can only watch subbed whether there's a dub or not, and some I can watch both the dub and the sub. Really just depends for me at least.

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