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Old November 8th, 2018 (4:44 PM).
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    Generally I prefer sub, as English doesnt suit the tone and dialogue only dub I really like is Yu yu hakusho and DB

    Also DB sub is better than their overrated dub counterparts. Goku's voice isn't that feminine and Vegitos voice is goat
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    Old November 9th, 2018 (11:38 AM).
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    Depends on setting and which version I watched first, usually. I do gravitate toward sub since *most* anime are ostensibly set in Japan, though.
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    Old November 9th, 2018 (4:04 PM).
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      I usually do sub first. If I rewatch an anime I'll do dub. Nothing against either and the whole "which is better" debate is just really pointless and toxic imo.
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      Old November 9th, 2018 (7:31 PM).
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        Old November 10th, 2018 (11:12 AM).
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        Tbh, I'll watch either, so I don't really prefer one over the other. That's just the way it is for me.
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        Old November 30th, 2018 (6:47 PM).
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          I prefer dubs as it’s easier to focus on the art, but subs are fine too.
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          Old December 19th, 2018 (2:02 AM).
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            Depends. I mainly prefer Subs but if i came across a dub that did good like FullMetal Alchemist and Cowboy Bebop? I'd watch it.
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            Old December 21st, 2018 (3:41 PM). Edited December 21st, 2018 by Ash.
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            normally i watch the show subbed first. then i'll give the dub a shot and if i like it then i'll choose the dub over the sub if i plan on wanting to use the anime as background noise since i don't have to look up to see where the show is at haha.
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            Old December 22nd, 2018 (11:33 AM).
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              I turn the volume all the way down and guess.
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              Old December 23rd, 2018 (2:43 AM).
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              I can only watch with subs. The only exceptions are Pokémon and Digimon down to childhood nostalgia polluting my judgement...but I can live with that.
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              Old December 26th, 2018 (6:26 PM).
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              sub for me, i prefer watching things in their original language and that extends beyond anime. just seems most natural haha
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              Old December 26th, 2018 (10:41 PM).
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              subs sounds more natural to me compared to dubs. and there are times when the subs' voice actor do a better job than the dubs'
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              Old December 27th, 2018 (5:53 AM). Edited December 27th, 2018 by AdorbzFangirl.
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              As I've said in these previous debates, I prefer dubs mainly because reading subs are harder for me. I have various learning disabilities, and one of the issues I have is poor reading comprehension. Reading subs makes it hard to really understand what's going on. I have to focus more on them than the visuals in the anime. With dubs, I just have to listen while watching and can understand what's happening a lot better... does that make sense? D:

              The only anime I do prefer subbed is Black Butler. I hate hate HATE Grell's english voice actor. He makes Grell sound like grinding flatware. I simply cannot STAND it. I mean, no offense to his voice actor... he probably wasn't made for the role or anything. ><
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              Old December 27th, 2018 (11:58 PM).
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                I do prefer to watch dubbed most of the time. I can handle subbed, but usually, I prefer dubbed.

                I even have a bit of a soft spot for bad dubs, however, so maybe my standards are utterly broken.
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                Old December 29th, 2018 (4:23 AM).
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                I tend to watch dubbed where I can, although it depends on the quality of the voice acting. Japanese voices all sound the same to me - asides Norio Wakamoto, anyway - so I can't say I honestly care (although it annoys the hell out of me in video games to the point I would rather play the game without voices at all, which I can't explain...) but a lot of the modern English VAs are quite grating and lack the charisma of the older ones. I look at the dub first, then the sub second if I don't like what I see, basically. When I even watch anime at all these days. Which is rare.

                ...and if Yuri Lowenthal is in a prominent role, I avoid it like the plague. I detest his voice.
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                Old December 29th, 2018 (7:51 AM).
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                  If a dub is done well then it will be the dub without fail. Like some other members above, I have reading issues which make it extremely difficult for me to read the subs fast enough so I inevitably end up missing some of the story or at very least the art and context.

                  From a purist point of view it used to really bother me and I would force myself to watch everything subbed until I came across several quotes from Hayao Miyazaki in which he basically stated that his films were meant to be watched not read. That was a true eureka moment for me and since then I have stopped torturing myself and watched the dub of most things as long as it is done well and doesn't change the meaning of the original. If it is a dreadfully poor dub though then subbed it still is.

                  With that said, due to the issues I have, I usually watch dubs with subs turned on anyway in case I need a little extra help processing the information on screen so I guess I'm just weird! :)
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                  Old December 30th, 2018 (8:28 AM).
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                    Dubbed all the way.

                    There are exceptions though in which I'll watched subbed. But for me... mostly... dubbed.

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                    Old December 30th, 2018 (12:29 PM).
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                    i tend to mostly only ever watch subbed, unless i absolutely have to watch dubbed or if i find the dub is somewhat tolerable.
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                    Old December 30th, 2018 (3:29 PM).
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                      Depends on what type of mood i'm in when watching the anime in question. If i'm multitasking for whatever reason, such as drawing or eating, then dubbed is the way to go for me (unless the dubbing is horrendous). However i will admit i feel more comfortable watching subbed, and will choose to do so if i can dedicate my entire time to watching it.

                      Sometimes i'll watch Dragon Ball Z/Super or the first few Pokemon seasons in dub even if i'm not multitasking, but that's mostly for the nostalgia. Not a fan of current Pokemon's dubbing, and though the Dragon Ball's one is pretty darn good, watching Super subbed has made me grow to love the sub just as much.
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                      Old January 4th, 2019 (12:14 AM).
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                        I mostly prefer subs for some other anime but sometime I watch dub on some specific animes (e.g Clannad, Baka to test, Dragonball etc.) so I prefer both
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                          im always a person who likes original the best..however such anime like gw and dbz/dbgt I grew up watching the dub version..
                          certain anime I like better as dub like InuYasha
                          but like my fav anime Shaman king I prefer the japanse version. mostly due them skipping whole scenes
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                            I prefer Dubs over Subs, i watch Pokemon for dubs though, but i also like to watch anime in an sub for anime that is uncut and uncensored, not for Pokemon at all.
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                            i literally cannot focus, so i have to watch dub. otherwise, i'm constantly rewinding to catch up on what i missed.
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                            Hmmmm, depends on the series.

                            Sometimes I prefer the dub voices, and sometimes I prefer the sub.

                            Actually in some cases, I also watch both. lol
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                            I'm actually kind of surprised that I prefer subs when given the option between the two. I used to hate them and any sort of captions, but the first few series I watched while getting into anime either hadn't been dubbed yet, or the dub was so poor that I switched over to subs.

                            Anything I grew up watching (Pokemon, Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, etc.) I'll keep watching dubbed when I go back to it, but I think I'll be sticking with subs for the most part now.
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