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Dubbed versus Subbed…

by on May 6th, 2009 at 12:49 am, under Image, Text

I have to cast my vote for having animes subbed. Some dubbed voices are really well done, like the Cowboy Bebop cast, but some dubbed voices are just…painful (Luffy from One Piece anyone?)

Not to mention, I’ve had really bad experiences with American dubs because often, other than changing just the voices, the also change the lines and sometimes just completely butcher the anime.

For example, look at 4kids and what they did to One Piece and Yu-Gi-Oh. Some content was changed in both series, Yu-Gi-Oh had episodes missing and all references to death were replaced with the dead person being in “The Shadow Realm”.

Worst example of dubbing ever has to be Sailor Moon. Some voices turned out well (Haruku/”Amara”) but when the outer senshi were introduced, episodes were edited and some were cut out and Haruka and Michiru’s lines were mangled and because they were a lesbian couple and that would probably corrupt the children, they were portrayed to be cousins through out the show and Sailor Stars was obviously never dubbed because there was probably so much to edit it out with the Stars being women masquerading as males and the whole relationship with Seiya and Usagi.

-stops ranting- So yes, I prefer the subbed version because that’s the closest thing you’ll ever get to the real anime unless you learn Japanese.


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