been a fan of both DB and DBZ and the Dubs arn't so bad. i try not to micro-analyze(if i can see somebody's junk or not. or if its noodles of hamburger's). i stay focused on the story...the emotions etc.
If you watch it in Japanese it is targeted for the Teens, as it contains some choice words definitely not for kids ears.
But then you have the English dubbed, which has scenes removed, characters touched up (especially the short skirt girls and any cleavage shown) because it is targeted for the kids. And as said some annoying voice acting.
Also MFW I was logged into my test account >.<
I think anime dubbing has gotten a lot better though. Especially with companies like Funimation. I think Funimation is one of the best anime dubbing companies located in America.
Yu Yu Hakusho, Golden Boy, Black Lagoon, Yugi-oh, Cowboy Bebop and DDZ all come to mind. Bebop and Lagoon just have a style that is a lot more "West" than most animes, so the dub fits better. While sub YYH is a very average anime with a fantastic dub. Japan as a whole even admitted the dub version is superior.
If a dub is well done, it's almost always better than the sub imo. Code Geass is one of the very few exceptions, as it has a good dub but I'm too in love with Lelouch's dramatic, over the top, FABULOUS voice acting. I think his names Jun Fukumaya or something, but he has an amazing voice for them type of characters. He was great in G-Senjou no Maou.
However, it's not very often that you find a well done dub, and f***ing dubs that leave suffixes in are horrible. They're just the worst. They always sound so bad and unnatural.
Dubs like Yugi-oh and DBZ are great because the original series are so badly written and over the top and silly, and the dub is so over the top that it actually adds to the show and makes it a lot more fun and ridiculous.
Yugi-oh literally goes from a childrens cardgame = serious business to a childrens cardgame = SRS BSNS!
Seto Kaiba apparently goes through a lot of the development in the sub that makes it appear natural and actually shows his baby steps from villain to anti-hero to hero in a good light. But nobody cares about that Kaiba. Everyone cares about the super-douchey over dramatic tsundere Kaiba who creates his own ****ing city to host a tournament for a childrens card game, then holds the next round of said city in a blimp where no one can watch the matches.... and then has the semifinals and finals in a ****ing stadium, leaving everyone to wonder why exactly he didn't just have the tournament in the goddamn stadium in the first place. Sub Kaiba? You're wondering why exactly he did all this. Dub Kaiba? He's a dramatic douchebag, of course he would do something like this!
It was just so much more entertaining. Same with DBZ. We need the cheesyness of "the balls are inert" and "OVER 9000!!!" because otherwise we're just stuck with a very mediocre Shounen anime with some of the worst pacing an anime has ever seen.
[Edited by malyg, 7/28/2012 6:34:19 PM]
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