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Worst Dubs?
« on: May 10, 2010, 10:43:22 pm »
Dont get me wrong, Im not a snub. In fact, there are a few series i actually PREFER the dub for.
But for everyone, theres at least one series whos dub was just so wrong, so horrible, so tacky that you pretty much shuddered.
Anyone wanna share?
For me, there a few, but the main one is Lucky Star...
Seriously, the dub sounds like the same person doing a Bart Simpson impression of varying pitches. XP

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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 10:57:28 pm »
Worst dub = TTGL (or Gurren Lagann for short xD)
Kamina, who is the manly character, has a more high pitched voice than Simon, who is much younger, and much less manly.
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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 11:20:53 pm »
Worst dub = TTGL (or Gurren Lagann for short xD)
Kamina, who is the manly character, has a more high pitched voice than Simon, who is much younger, and much less manly.
WhatIactuallylikedthatdub. :c


I thought one piece was pretty bad, but I've never seen it in Japanese to compare.
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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010, 11:32:11 pm »
Really? I hated that dub >.<

And yeah, OP had a horridly scary dub by 4kids, as did YGO.
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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2010, 01:11:35 am »
Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni (When They Cry in English). They killed the laughs. ;A;

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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2010, 06:24:18 am »
I love the Gurren Lagann dub with a fiery passion <333

In general I prefer dubs, unless it's some moe blob show like Clannad.
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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2010, 11:04:23 am »
I didn't like Naruto's voice :\ Also, any dub by 4kids TV is bad, and Funimation has screwed up quite a few animes too...

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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2010, 11:38:23 am »
<-- is kind of a snob when it comes to dubs >_____>;

I really didn't care for Sumomo's voice in the English dub of Chobits. ^_^;  Honestly I'm sure there are other dubs that I really disliked, but can't think of, because I generally didn't watch them for more than a few minutes.

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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2010, 01:06:53 pm »
ouran high school host club.... renges poor poor laugh....

and sailor moon! >O RAWR i could spend weeks (maybe months) ranting about everything they did wrong!
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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2010, 04:25:47 pm »
.....did you just diss ouran? *begins to glow evilly*

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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2010, 04:45:54 pm »
^ far from it. i love ouran i just found the sub much much better then the dub
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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2010, 05:06:57 pm »
lol, sorry. Glad you not trying to say anything bad about ouran, but i love the dub. Tamaki, the twins, and hunny just seem more expressionate and likeable.

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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2010, 07:37:34 pm »
I'm pretty sure this thread exists someplace else..   Anyway, Excel Saga, or to be precise Excel on Excel Saga.  I am aware that she is annoying in both the Japanese and English version, but when you can't even finish an episode because of the voice, it is time to think about changing it.  I suppose there is an argument that you can say the VA did an exceptional job, in fact she even EXCELED  ;D

I also didn't care much for the dub of Magic Knights Rayearth.  I don't know, I watched a bit of the dub and it just didn't work for me.
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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2010, 07:55:52 pm »
Kyo Kara Maoh and Ouran........>.>
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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2010, 10:23:31 pm »
^ Same here. Kyou Kara Maoh didn't dub well at all.

Fullmetal Alchemist dubs kill me a little.
Sorry Vic, but that voice just isn't what I think for Ed. Plus, have you heard Bradley's voice in the Brotherhood dub? Geh.

That and the voice of Sasuke.
I remember when I first got into subs, I ended up watching the dub again and found that Sasuke's voice sounds of that of a full grown man.
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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2010, 10:49:51 pm »
Personaly I hate Ouran, both dub and japanese, but I'm not going there.

Uhh, I think Sailor moon's dub was terrible, and Tokyo mew mew's dub Mew Mew Power was horrendus.
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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2010, 11:21:54 pm »
NARUTO, POKEMON (later versions), YUGIOH, SAILOR MOON, TSUBASA, BLEACH, xxxHOLIC, AND GURREN LAGGEN

i have more but i can't remember. i kinda liked the bleach one, but naruto and bleach kinda died for me ._.

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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2010, 06:43:29 am »
I do not understand the hate for the Gurren Lagann dub, it is full of beautiful, manly fighting spirit.
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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2010, 06:45:52 am »
I'm with Olsa on the Gurren Lagann issue, while alot of the dub voices didn't come up to the standard of the japanese. It was still a good stand alone voice cast.

And Nia's voice was so much better.

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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2010, 10:55:31 am »
But Nia was just annoying, no matter her voice xD

I generally don't like dubs, but one I truly loved was the Baccano! dub.
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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2010, 12:10:37 pm »
You know, my friend actually ranted and raved about the Excel Saga dub.  It's like his favorite ever.  And he's pretty much a subs guy like me . . . I think.

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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2010, 12:38:14 pm »
Her voice makes me want to shoot my computer >.>
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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2010, 12:42:25 pm »
That's not good xD I've never watched it, so I wouldn't know. >_>;

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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2010, 03:01:39 pm »
lol, i like how all my favorite dubs got bashed on the topic i started...

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« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2010, 03:47:10 pm »
EFFF I LOVE NIA'S DUB VOICE. Pre-timeskip she's voiced by Starfire's VA then in the timeskip she's voiced by Atoli's VA, EFFF <3

But yeah, if I don't like a dub I just don't watch it. I appreciate dubs, and hope that Bandai can stay strong and keep making 'em, Bandai always releases my favorite shows and I love their pool of VAs ~
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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2010, 06:15:28 pm »
I dislike D.Gray-Man dub. Kanda my favorite character
sounds like a HUGE MACHO MAN OR STEROIDS . LOL

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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2010, 06:27:04 pm »
Goodness!
I forgot the D. Gray-Man dub. That was a painful one. DX
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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2010, 07:15:20 pm »
Negima! killed me....
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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2010, 08:06:30 pm »
Uhhhh I didn't like Ouran...I think that's it. I hate the new Pokemon voices, but I don't watch it anymore, sooo xD

I love dubs, truly~

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« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2010, 11:40:39 pm »
i must say the companies nowadays are doing a MUCH better job than before. but i still prefer the RAW/SUB versions (since i am trying to move to japan and become more fluent) so yea ._.
english translations are just making me lazy! >~<

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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2010, 09:18:06 am »
I guess it kind of isn't fair of me to comment too much, seeing as I just do not like dubs.
Don't get me wrong, I've watched a dub or two, I just think that the Japanese voice actors do a better job of matching the characters. As well as screams and laughs.
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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #31 on: May 13, 2010, 10:03:53 am »
^ditto to that~!

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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2010, 10:06:37 am »
Same here, but I can respect the effort and talent.  And sometimes, it just isn't there.  No offense to the people involved or people who enjoy it. ^_^;

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« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2010, 10:07:47 am »
^lol

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« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2010, 03:22:15 pm »
See, I respect the efforts of both, and i feel the characters better either way depending on the show, but otherwise, each has its pros and cons:
Subs are cool cuz they are more often unedited (ARENT THESE JELLY DOUGHNUTS DELICIOUS??? 8D) and japanese is a really beautiful language...
Dubs are cool because i find myself connecting better with english, and with anime that have less on screen action and more talking (like Death Note) i can multitask and enjoy the plot by listening alone :)
Either way, it usually has more to do with how well the dub is done.
Oh, and despite the bashing happening in above posts, i infinitely prefer the ouran DUB. The characters are way more expressive and fun to watch :)

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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #35 on: May 13, 2010, 04:13:33 pm »
Yesterday I saw Ulquiorra's english voice *on demand TV*
and It really disappointed me... It's not that I want to be a bitch BUT
I was hoping for a better voice X''D </3

Mmm I come from a place where dubbing is srsbsns and they have been always proud
of the dubbing. I MUST BE HONEST and say that many people in my home country
always say "Lol! American dubbing just so wrong! Dx!"
However! NOW that I had the oportunity to watch it I expected something worst
but it wasn't as bad! not bad at all, Utena was good! Ouran wasn't as bad
Bleach with Ulquiorra's and some other exemption was not bad either XD

I still prefer Japanese original Voices, I think must of us do
BUT I think dubbing is okay, there's so many people who dislike reading subs.
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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #36 on: May 13, 2010, 08:01:03 pm »
ohhhh! Gravitation's dub was bad 2....
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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #37 on: May 13, 2010, 08:18:12 pm »
yea gravitation was pretty bad ._.

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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #38 on: May 13, 2010, 08:35:20 pm »
Though, I liked the graphics on the Gravitation dub more than the sub.
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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #39 on: May 13, 2010, 10:47:42 pm »
^yea i'm a graphics person .-.

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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #40 on: May 14, 2010, 08:32:56 am »
Same here.
That's why I stopped reading the manga a thrid of the way through. I got picky with the art! DX
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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #41 on: May 14, 2010, 08:34:52 am »
thats happened to me before... i always feel bad forsaking a manga cuz the anime looks better... XP

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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #42 on: May 14, 2010, 11:47:43 am »
i usually go with the manga for a lot of series ._. i just love how in some manga there's a lot more story to it, than the anime (one GOOD example is fruits basket) i hated that anime SOOO much! D:< i loved the manga though <333

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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #43 on: May 15, 2010, 11:32:03 pm »
SAILOR MOOOOOOON~!
Seriously, the english was so bad. "Hi, I'm Rini~ I have the most annoying voice! And Serena sounds WAY TOO OLD for this role~! Teehee!"
Made me want to shoot myself.

What else...
Saikano's english dub wasn't too great. So much crying from Chise... Dx

Princess Tutu's english dub had one bad one. Mytho's voice was too deep for someone his age. o-o
Really early onset of puberty maybe?
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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2010, 09:15:04 am »
D.N. Angel X-Samurai and .Hack (Legend of the Twilight) dub failed....
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« Reply #45 on: May 16, 2010, 10:22:59 am »
^yea DN angel was a bad one for me ._. that's why when i got the dvd i was happy it came with subs XD

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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #46 on: May 16, 2010, 10:24:08 pm »
Bible Black. That made the dub of Excel Saga sound nice.
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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #47 on: May 18, 2010, 08:29:00 pm »
I dislike D.Gray-Man dub. Kanda my favorite character
sounds like a HUGE MACHO MAN OR STEROIDS . LOL


i know EXACTLY how you feel! DX i decided to watch it one day and i scream at the computer when Kanda started talking. Cross's voice was pretty bad too

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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #48 on: June 14, 2010, 04:49:30 pm »
SAILOR MOOOOOOON~!
Seriously, the english was so bad. "Hi, I'm Rini~ I have the most annoying voice! And Serena sounds WAY TOO OLD for this role~! Teehee!"
Made me want to shoot myself.

What else...
Saikano's english dub wasn't too great. So much crying from Chise... Dx

Princess Tutu's english dub had one bad one. Mytho's voice was too deep for someone his age. o-o
Really early onset of puberty maybe?
Isn't he about a bazillion years old though? xD
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Re: Worst Dubs?
« Reply #49 on: June 15, 2010, 08:27:37 pm »
I am pretty evenly split between sub and dub, both have there highs and lows.              I can not watch the english dub of ouran*shutters*, just so wrong!  it causes me pain
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