Anime Dubs or subs: Your argument means NOTHING!


(Artist: Jarakin)

For fuck knows how long, most English-speaking anime fans have fought over what is better or what they prefer; Japanese voices and english subtitles(subs) or English language voices dubbed over the original voices(dubs). So, which one is better? Contrary to popular belief, there is no one single answer. There are good dubs and bad dubs. There are good originals and bad originals. There are times where the dub is better than the original and visa-versa.

Now instead of making a long-winded rant about why this argument in general is fucking ignorant, I’ll just state the following: If you do not speak Japanese fluently, then your opinion on the Japanese voice acting is null and void because what sounds great in one language may sound like shit to a native or fluent speaker of the Japanese language. I didn’t realize that until I bothered to learn the Japanese language and what I thought was good acting started to sound pretty mediocre at best.


Sorry, but your ignorant bias for Japanese actors and against english actors is fucking ridiculous so spare everybody your bullshit because nobody that understands Japanese wants to see it.

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