"I am Shishihime Ikiho! The legendary hero who has lived 5000 years!"
"That's right, and I am a high schooler who couldn't live alone even for a second... and is as cool as the devil himself."
There is a thread for the whole "Stealing Manga/Anime" argument, and it ain't this one. So please, don't let this get thread get bogged down in this argument.
I really don't have any which way about the "Dub vs Sub" argument seeing I enjoy both. I usually gravitate for the dub first seeing I enjoy hearing things in my own language, and don't have to read while watching at the same time. But if it is only available in sub format, I'm not going to lose any sleep over it. Now, the only time I'll ever prefer a sub over dub is when the dub is just horrible. Namely how I watched the first batch of One Piece episodes when 4Kids was still doing the dub.
Last edited by Kevin M.; 06-01-2012 at 08:14 PM.
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I usually prefer English subs over English dubs in most cases. However, since I also have family that I watch some animation with, the dubs take priority. Growing up in Hawaii, seeing subtitled films in the theaters was pretty common for me, so reading subs is usually not a problem. Another thing I like to do is use dubs when the setting is not in Japan (or Asia). Adding '-san' to a European name is a little jarring when it takes place in Europe and the person speaking is not from Japan (for example) and is one of my pet peeves with Japanese dubs.
One blu-ray I just picked up recently was First Squad: The Moment of Truth. It had Dubs in English, Japanese, and Russian. Since the setting takes place in Russia, I watched it with the Russian dubs and English subs. It was a weird but fitting experience.
I've also noticed that subs sometimes do a bit worse in the translation. They may have an expert Japanese speaker translating, but it doesn't get verified on the English side so it might be literally correct, but very odd. Or you'll get weird typos. That's less likely with a voice actor, presumably because they'll speak up when their line is nonsense.
Last edited by Nick Soapdish; 06-21-2012 at 12:07 PM.