Anime: English Subs are (usually) better than English dubs.
Debate Rounds (3)
-It is based solely on logic, and relevance.
-Facts, Statistics, and definitions will play no part in this argument.
-Assume the viewer natively reads/writes English, and has no sensory impairment
-This is about anime, not manga
-Examples can be given.
It is not about:
-what most people like or prefer
It is about:
-Logically, which will give a viewer a more meaningful (and better) experience?
1: Season 1 Code Geass in dub... Sub is better.
2: Season 1 of Black Lagoon in Sub... Sub is better.
English subs provide a better experience for viewers.
Viewer that start watching an ongoing anime series, will always have to wait longer for the dubs. This not only frustrates a viewer, but causes dubs to rushed when finding voice actors. Because of this, subs represent characters better than dubs.
1: Newer anime fans will gravitate towards classic animes already dubbed since there are so many thus spreading the influence of anime and benefiting the community here in the west.
2: The FMA:B/FMA Dubs were superior (In my opinion)
Yes, subs may be better at times, but for newer viewers, there is already a full arsenal of dubbed anime that they can gravitate to because in dubs you can better focus on the action(shounen) or story rather than reading it below. (Doesn't apply to veterans)
2. Subs cause a viewer to stay attentive. Anime, such as 'Serial Experiments Lain' or 'Baccano!' require a viewer's attention to understand the plot.
3. Subs do not distract a viewer. It takes no time to get used to.
4. Dubs take away references/formalities of Japanese culture.
2:There are plenty of complex dubbed animes so this claim needs more evidence. FMA can make you think at times and is very complex in it's mythos.
3: I was distracted as a newbie, BUT as I became more of a VETERAN I got used to it. You just contradicted your statement since my claim was that newer viewers be distracted, not veterans.
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Vote Placed by Seeginomikata 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Dubs are only better when the characters/setting are American. Honestly, I preferred series' such as Yukikaze and Baccano in dubs because the characters represented were Americans dealing with American things, and were thus better represented by American voice-actors and American-oriented dialogue translations. However this is a specific circumstance. Generally, and for the reasons pro stated, subs are just better.
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