Dub version or Sub version


So I used to watch anime and read manga back in the days and stopped doing the whole thing back in 2006.
I used to watch [i]FMA[/i], [i]Death Note[/i] and [i]Green Green[/i] in Japanese with English Subs and then rewatched it in English Dub.

From that day I prefered watching the English Dub version because I can enjoy the visuals and understand the words.
While the Sub versions I have to read + had to keep up with the visuals so no matter what happened I had to keep my eyes on the screen, and sometimes I do like to look away because someone else will be talking to me or I have to read/answer a text or email.

During my absent of anime I continue watching [i]DBZ[/i] fights/transformations on YouTube because it is a cool thing to watch.

But I recently watched [i]Digimon[/i] (watched [i]Digimon Adventure[/i] to [i]Digimon Tamers[/i] as a kid) and stopped at the [i]Data Squad[/i]
Because the rest of the episodes were in Japanese.

I got recommended to watch [i]Sekirei[/i] and I watched that show because it was English Dub.
Then got recommended to watch [i]Kill la Kill[/i] but I see that show is in not in English Dub but has English Subs but I really want to watch it.

Hey I wanted to know your opinion on either Dub version or Sub version of a show.
What are your Pros and Cons watching it Sub version or Dub versions.

February 8, 2014

4 Comments • Newest first


@whatthefail did you mean dub's ?

Cowboy bebop does have some of the best dub's around, or best i've heard anyway, they suit the characters so well

Not normally a fan of Dub's , Japanese people have a more appealing " shout" in my opinion , and with a lot of action anime's there's a lot of shouting

The origional gundam win has good dub's

Seem to remember Big O having good dub's , by good dub's i mean better than dragonball Z dub's

Yugioh has good voices

Another anime I found the Dub's better than the sub( cowboy bebop) is irresponsible captain taylor , the english/american voice actor for that show really get's it spot on , the can't remember what the rest of the characters sound like, all decent enough, but the main character is worth watching it for alone, same with cowboy bebop dub's , ALL the characters have amazingly perfect voices , like spot on

Reply February 9, 2014

Black Lagoon and Cowboy Bebop had amazing dubs
Most of the dub for Gantz was good, although some parts were quite stupid

Reply February 8, 2014 - edited

depends on personal preference, really. also, some subs can be as cringe-worthy as bad dubs.
as for me, i prefer the original dub, with few exceptions (such as Dragon Ball, Yu-gi-oh, and maybe a few others)

Reply February 8, 2014 - edited

The majority, if not all of the dubbed Anime I've enjoyed were action series'. Off the top of my head:
Death Note
Cowboy Bebop
Big O
Gundam Wing/Seed

I'd never watch an SoL dubbed.

Reply February 8, 2014 - edited