Dubbed is something we wish we could enjoy but sadly isn’t because the bad wrap anime like one piece 4kids gave And the 8 voice actors that seem to do every single fucking dub.
(shows all the characters with the same voice)
Even though I love sub… It’s a pain in the ass to fucking read and can be easily distracting especially during the abnormally fast-paced scenes. I feel like anyone who says they are used to sub are lying to themselves. I’ve watched 1000’s of episodes in sub and still find myself missing stuff. Unless those people trained themselves to keep one eye on the subtitles and one eye on the action. They’re full of shit. So we decided to ease your journey of finding the best anime to watch by listing the Top 10 Anime Where The Dub Was Better.
10. Dragon Ball Z
it seems to be one of the few anime from the long-running shounen circle with an actual good dub I mean the dub from one piece and naruto still give me nightmares. The reason why I think the dub is better in Dragon ball z is that it fits Goku much better. I mean I would assume that a warrior that’s ripped as Hell deserves a manly heroic voice (shows pica from one piece) and sean Schemmel does an amazing job at it. The sub is just too awkward Goku and Gohan they sound like old grannies because they are old grannies and that’s also why they are obsessed with vegetables.
9. Hellsing Ultimate
The Sub just doesn’t work because the characters in this anime are from Europe. Even though realistically most of them wouldn’t speak English it does sound more immersive with the characters having different accents depending on where they’re from including German, British, Italian, and Scottish accents
Wait… or is it Irish? Not sure what accent this character has but it’s fucking awesome.
The sub version of this anime isn’t diverse and ruins the immersion of the story.
8. Cowboy Bepop
This is a classic anime here in the united states and I think most of us can remember staying up late nights watching episodes on Toonami. the English dub sounds high quality and fits the style of the anime very well. honestly, both sub and dub are good but, the dub feels more natural with the voice actor for spike complementing the character more. I mean even the Composer Yoko Kanno has expressed appreciation for the English dub.
7. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
When it comes to dub it feels like most of the voice actors don’t put the same amount of energy as the Japanese actors. But in this rare exception, it feels like Vic the voice actor for Edward put more energy in his performance. The Dub for Armstrong’s Voice also seems to be slightly better and i think it fits his strongman character more. Overall when it comes to the comic relief in this anime the dub actors made it fit much better.
This one was really hard to judge because both the sub and dub have their pros and cons. The Dub is unique when it comes to Steins;Gate because some of the dialogue and jokes were actually changed to make more sense for people in the united states. Although I do think the sub has funny moments like when Okabe tries to speak English but overall the dub sounds better and Okabe sounds more of a mad scientist. If your looking to watch this show for the first time I would first watch it in dub since the last thing you want is to be distracted by the subtitles.
5. Gurren Lagann
Like I said with the previous anime it feels like the dub fits the protagonist more than the sub. After comparing both it really feels like the sub voices for Simon and Kamina are kind of plain. We can really see this in the first episode when a Gunmen comes crashing through and Kamina goes to confront it.
4. Devil May Cry
I have talked about the dub and sub of devil may cry in previous videos. The dub voice for Dante seems to match the character much better with his nature of being lazy while The Japanese version makes him sound more uptight then he actually is. Not to mention The dub voice actor for Dante played him in the video games. The voices for the monsters also sound weird and if we take a look at the sub when Dante faces Sid for some reason they gave him a normal voice which doesn’t make any sense. I do admit that patty is outright annoying in the dub which can put off the majority of the people who watch it but trust me it’s well worth it.
3. Heavens Lost Property
Tomoki is a goofy perverted teenager and the dub just brings more of that character to life whereas the sub just sounds extremely weird. You can tell that the Japanese voice actor is really going all out for this anime but unfortunately just doesn’t work. The dub also really shines for other main characters like Mikako, and supporting characters like Tomoki’s grandfather.
2. Space Dandy
this is a rare show because it actually aired in the united states before Japan. The creator of space dandy also made cowboy bebop so you can expect a somewhat similar style that dub voice actors are just great at. Although I would say the sub voice actor for dandy did a really good job. The only reason why I would say the dub is overall better because of the other main characters like Meow, QT, and some supporting characters like Dr. Gel. For example, QT in the dub had auto-tune which sounds better than just a plain voice like in the sub. The Dub does come at a pretty big cost because for some fucking reason they decided to leave out the opening.
1. Ghost Stories
When most anime get a dub they usually end up having to change small lines for it to make sense so you don’t get any of this *Shows you die when you’re dead* However Ghost Stories is not like that instead they opted in to change the whole damn thing. Basically what happened was Ghost stories turned out to be a complete flop on Japanese TV So, Animax gave the contract to ADV Films with Very few rules with one of them being “Do whatever else you want to make the show successful.” It was at this point animax had fucked up. The show turned out to be one of the most offensive and funniest anime i have ever watched. At the end of the day, I would rather have bad dub that makes it hilarious than good sub that goes with a horrible story.