This will be the very first open debate I’ll be having here- So don’t forget to participate. Give your views in the comment section and if you have done a post related to this topic, link it too!
There won’t be a winner or anything. I’ll just be counting which choice got more comments/ votes and getting back to you in a week with the results!
This is a topic or choice that all anime fans have to make when they begin to watch a new anime. Subbed or dubbed?
While most of the non anime fans I recommend an anime to prefer to watch it dubbed, I personally choose subbed.
However, I don’t know which I like better. I’ll list out a couple of points under each of the topic to get you started and then you can take over. Do give your views and opinions!
- The voicing is better than that of most dubbed. More emotion and the ages match the character. A lot of dubs have old sounding voices for younger characters and it ticks me off. It also has a realistic feel to it. Most dubbed voices have American accent for non American characters!
The lip sync used to be a big deal but its fixed now, mostly.
- It helps you learn another language comparatively faster. It is proven in studies that when you listen to a language, you pick it up faster. So watching anime subbed will comparatively teach you a language faster!
- Subbed anime gives you a better humour effect. Word puns for instance make no sense when dubbed. If you take some time out and check out the joke in the actual language, it gives a better feel. Matching sounds, rhymes, songs, puns, they all sound better.
- You have more anime to choose from. Not all anime are dubbed to English, so you have more content! (eg) Chihayafuru, Skip Beat!
- You can join the pop culture to support Seiyuus!
- You can concentrate on the art, animation and general pictures more in dubbed. Unlike subs, you needn’t keep an eye out for the subs and be distracted by them. You can give the required focus to the story especially in sports anime.
- Some of the classic anime are dubbed. Like Pokémon, Yu yu Hakusho, and Dragon Ball Z. Once you get used to dubbed anime, it’s hard to let go. How many of us can visualize Ash talking Japanese? I can’t.
The voices attract viewers in their own way.
- Watching subbed anime with your non anime loving friends can be a pain. When you have dubbed anime, that isn’t an issue anymore. More people, more fun right?
Okay guys. your chance! Take over and give your points! Have fun and feel free to contradict me and criticise my choices (I don’t mind). Just gently, yeah?