Hey, quick apology for the late post, but lets just pretend that its on time :p. I mean two hours into day four isn’t too bad…. I just had a busy day and didn’t have time until now. I currently fighting the sleepy time monster that wants me bad. Anyways thats enough babbling from me.
Before getting into my main points I would like to make a few things clear. 1. I’m not saying I hate one or the other. 2. I’m not saying one is always better then the other, they both have their good and bad moments.
Okay, now for the question that can start a fist fight quickly. Whats better? Subbed or dubbed? Well in my personal preference I prefer subbed, for multiple reasons. 1. I feel the voice acting is normally better, this isn’t always the case, but I have managed to stay away from bad anime, so most of the anime I watch is very well done. 2. Now I’m not saying, subbed will make you fluent in japanese, but it does, over time cause you to be able to hear common phrases and automatically know what it means without having to read the translating. I have also seen it spark many people to wish to learn japanese, where as dubbed doesn’t make that go through your head, because its in english.
Now dubbed can be good too, I have watched many anime with english dub, and I enjoyed them. Soul eater, full metal alchemist, kenichi, rosario vampire (I know, I know “the manga is better”) and many others. The only few problems I have with dubbed is the fact that, after you watch 2-4 dubbed animes, you recognize the voices from other shows, there sadly just arn’t a lot of different voice actors used in dubbed. My second problem is sometimes in can just BUTCHER a show, like, I can’t watched Mirai Nikki dubbed. I tried….. it was bad……. For all of you who don’t know Mirai Nikki ( Future Diary) one of the characters (Yuno) is kinda bat shit crazy, psychopathic maniac girl. And the original voice actor for her did a brilliant job with getting the creepy but sweet voice that is Yuno. However, the english dubbed, sigh, as odd as it sounds, she sounds like a normal girl. This normally wouldn’t be a bad thing, but, she isn’t normal, she’s fucked up. She needs a messed up voice to go with the personality, not a normal voice.
Now this post may not seem fully rant material but, heres the more rant part of the post. People who refuse to watched anime that isn’t dubbed……. This bothers me incredibly, because they are shutting out SOOOOOO many animes. Its like finding a whovian who says he hated David Tennant, pure disappointment in the person. Then some of them, they take it a step further and they say that subbed is bad, and start attacking it. But then we get the really dumb people who are like “Why do the make anime in japanese, it should just all be english”. These people are the one I wish had their names in a certain book, so that they could die. (bonus points to all who get the reference)
Anyways I’m about to pass out, the sleepy time monster has won this fight. But let me know, whats your preference dubbed or subbed, and why? I swear if you don’t fall into the people like I mentioned in the last paragraph, then your safe. At 2am I send out a lot of death threats. SLEEEEEEEP. okay yeah thats all for today ( totally on time too :P) ps. I was too tired to proof read this so, be gentle with the corrections.