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so was unsure whether to put this onto chit-chat thread, orrrr general anime tab, but nevertheless!

was studying (or atleast opened my old notes, to prepare for my upcoming classes) while browsing forums, when i saw @NG-Anime post a thread about dub, and then i suddenly had an epiphany

 

which do you preffer? subbed anime or dubbed anime ?

 

personally, i prefer sub more than dub, dub is fine, thats where i learned to speak english, butttt i somewhat enjoy reading more than just hearing, thus comes subtitles in subs, its rare to see subs in dubbed anime due to how, its kind of already in english so theres little point of them to hassle on it?

+/- i semi translate what the characters actually say and compare it to what the sub's say, its somewhat of a fun game i do in my brain when i play games/watch anime

 

what about you ?! do you prefer subs more than dubs?, dubs more than subs? is it depending on who the V/A's on the characters ?!, both ?!

lets have a discussion and avoid my studying have fun !

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I go for sub! Mainly because sometimes I have to turn down the sound so that my brother doesn't come and check on me (it gets really awkward sometimes, y'know...) and dub isn't really helpful at times like that. Also, having subtitles helps you to understand the words clearly. There are times when I'll have trouble hearing the words, and subtitles solve the problem.

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I have no real preference. If the dub is good, I'll listen and enjoy. If not, I just switch over to the sub. That being said, if I started on the sub, it is difficult to switch to the dub. Snow White with the Red Hair being an example...horrible dub...to me anyways. Glad my first watch was on the sub. Easier to go from dub to sub than sub to dub for sure. I have noted that on new shows (like Otome Yokai...) that I haven't seen before, if I am web searching or working during them I seem to know what is being said before I look up to read it. Apparently, my brain is learning Japanese from anime without me. If I ever visit Japan, I'm going to sound like an anime character...

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2 minutes ago, Beocat said:

that I haven't seen before, if I am web searching or working during them I seem to know what is being said before I look up to read it. Apparently, my brain is learning Japanese from anime without me. If I ever visit Japan, I'm going to sound like an anime character...

yea thats the little game i was talking about, i semi understand what is being said before, even if subtitles are different 

to bad if we actually go to japan, the way they speak will be somewhat

shall we say "accelerated" <,<

5 minutes ago, AniMeFReaK said:

There are times when I'll have trouble hearing the words, and subtitles solve the problem.

i understand this so well, so god damn well >_>

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Dub. Definitely dub because it’s easy. In sub you have to keep on looking at the long sentence then I miss the scene. I don’t get the full effect of the anime in sub.

also listening in sub the voices are weird almost cringe. Especially Goku from Dbz. 

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I've always preferred subbed.

The feelings of the characters have always seemed to get through to me better when the voiceover is done in Japanese, while when English dubbed the voiceover just sounds so forced.

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For me, I always find myself preferring sub to dub. I like the nuances of the Japanese language and it seems much more... authentic this way? I guess that's just my opinion haha. The only anime that I prefer dub to sub would be YuGiOh because I grew up with the English dub and kinda got attached to the characters that way. 

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Definitely sub due to usually better quality VAs, as well as some really serious lines just sound really terrible in English.  I don't usually actively read subs.  Over the time I've watched anime, my mind just kind of acknowledges it's there, while focusing more on the visuals, and can get 99% of what they are saying.  If I'm really tired though, I'll have to go back to reading them.  Not to mention, dubs just aren't as available as subs are, and you have to wait a lot longer for them most of the time.

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I watch a lot of sub and prefer sub a lot of the time but there are still a considerable amount of occasions where I honestly prefer the dub or consider both the dub and the original voice acting to be equally appropriate. It can depend on a variety of things like setting, character interpretation on part of the voice actor and perhaps even the particular genres that a certain show may happen to be part of. It's become quite a situational decision for me when it comes to any anime since I've found quite a bit of both that I enjoy. 

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I prefer sub than dub. I think hearing its original Japanese dubbing while reading  subs is quite better that English dub. And also, I can learn short Japanese vocabulary like BAKA or AISHITERU... But hey, dubs are not that bad (except it isn't updated). I watched the dubbed version of Kamisama Kiss and I think it's pretty cool.😀

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I prefer dub in a language I can understand, 99% of the time this is English (because I have never found a German dubbed anime that wasn't already dubbed in English with more pleasing voices.) It's not that I don't like the Japanese versions, but having to read all the time takes away from the experience for me. Also, I often enjoy doing other activities while I'm watching and if I have to read subtitles then it takes all of my focus and I become frustrated. That's a big reason for me only watching a little at a time. 

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I prefer sub but if I have to be completely honest it really depends on the voices in the anime. Some dub I can't stand simply because some of the higher pitched female voices are just to dang squeaky and annoying. For some reason only the Japanese voice cast can get it right. 

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What's up with this debate? Everybody knows subbed is the only way to watch anime xP Dubbed doesn't exist in my world.

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