Well-dubbed anime

Discussion in 'Anime Recommendations' started by BlameSaiki, May 9, 2020.

  1. BlameSaiki

    BlameSaiki Member

    I'm primarily a subbed watcher, but after getting into the dubbed version of Castlevania, I realized how much I miss watching some dubbed shows. The problem is, it can be a hit or miss. Some English VAs can be so bad that it takes away from the show. What are some well-dubbed anime that I can get into? I want the voice acting to be on-par with shows like Cowboy Bebop & Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Naruto has a fantastic dub in my opinion, as well.

    So far, I've been recommended Black Lagoon & Samurai Champloo. Not sure how true they are, but I might give them a try.

    Any others?
     
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  2. Ebonyslayer

    Ebonyslayer Well-Known Member

    Here are a few that come to mind:
    https://www.anime-planet.com/anime/black-clover -My brother has shown me episodes, and the voice actors are so on point with the characters.
    https://www.anime-planet.com/anime/fruits-basket-1st-season -Funimation actually got the original voice actors from the older anime when they did the reboot.
    I'm going to recommend my list too. https://www.anime-planet.com/users/Ebonyslayer/lists/my-top-twenty-favorite-dubbed-anime-337616
    Hope I helped out in any way.
     
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  3. BlameSaiki

    BlameSaiki Member


    So, I just looked at the new Fruits Basket cast, did they really use the same cast for the main four?? If so, I am so down. I watched the original dubbed, so it'll feel super nostalgic if that's the case.

    Your list looks fantastic, thank you! I'll pick from there.

    Thank you for your help!
     
  4. OkamiHime95

    OkamiHime95 Well-Known Member

    Personally I didn't care for Samurai Champloo's dub, but that's just me.

    Bleach has a good dub, as well as Snow White with the Red Hair, if you haven't watched them yet. :)

    I also agree with @Ebonyslayer on Black Clover & Fruits Basket season 1.
     
  5. MoonFrost

    MoonFrost Active Member

    Toukan Ranbu: Hanamaru has a good dub. It's mostly fluff, but they put a lot of effort into it, nevertheless.
     
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  6. Warpuppy

    Warpuppy Well-Known Member

    I feel like the quality of anime dubs have improved massively in the past 20 years. I would recommend you pick a voice actor that you like and see what else that person performed in. You can do that right here on Anime Planet, and from my own experiences Anime Planet has the best voice actor database that I have found.

    This took me a while to figure out so I will guide you through how to do it. Lets take Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood for example. Go to the Anime page for Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood. Scroll down to the Characters part and click on the "See All Characters" button. Let's say you liked Edward's English voice acting in the anime, you can see on that page the English voice actor for Edward is Vic Mignogna. Click on that link and you can see all of the anime that Vic Mignogna participated in with all of his most famous roles listed on top.

    As far as a personal suggestion for Anime with good English voice acting I would go with RWBY. This is an anime that was made from the ground up with English voice acting rather then dubbed from Japanese voice acting.
     
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  7. Karasune

    Karasune Dank Doughnut

    Champloo's dub is good. I personally prefer the sub, but that's because I like those VAs a lot. I didn't watch Black Lagoon dubbed, but I've seen clips and it sounds pretty spot on.

    Yu Yu Hakusho's dub is a classic example of how voice actors can make characters personalities shine. I always recommend it.

    Servamp is a ridiculous show and honestly not the greatest, but I remember enjoying it solely for how good the dub was.

    EDIT: Samurai 7's was enjoyable as well. Baccano's dub = masterpiece.
     
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  8. MikeyMabbs

    MikeyMabbs New Member

    91 Days is absolutely superb, I don’t know how to link it
     
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  9. Franzi

    Franzi Active Member

    Posted by Franzi on Oct 1, 2020
    #9
    Yes! Baccano is a masterpiece!
    I think the rule is: anything that's set in America is gonna be a good dub. (91 days, Black Lagoon, Baccano, damn i bet Appare Ranman's gonna have a great dub too!)
    Durarara does an amazing job too! And Gurren Lagann! (Oh my god Kamina's voice get's you so pumped up!!!)
     
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  10. Jet

    Jet Active Member

    Posted by Jet on Oct 2, 2020
    #10
    a4e was awesome. Whatever happened to them?
    I always watch with subs as well, but Japanese can be rather infuriating with how many parasite words they implement. Like ano, eto, desu, etc.
     
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  11. Grach

    Grach Well-Known Member

    Posted by Grach on Oct 6, 2020
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    The dub for Slayers is great - the show might be older yet it still holds up well
     
  12. femcore

    femcore Well-Known Member

    Michiko & Hatchin's dub is better. The voices for the English voice actors fits a lot better than Japanese voice cast. Watched the Promare dub the other day and it was pretty decent.
     
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    froggichxld New Member

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  14. AGFireBolt

    AGFireBolt Member

    The first thing that comes to mind for me would be Toilet Bound Hanako-kun. Hanako's voice fits him tremendously well and I love the main girls voice actor. The dub isn't grating to the ears and is one of the few that I will only watch dubbed, such as Ouran Highschool Host Club.
     
  15. randomredneck

    randomredneck Well-Known Member

    We talking good dubs, then you gotta mention Black Lagoon. What with the show taking place in a Benetton ad from Hell, you get all the different accents in the dub and that makes it more fun. Like Shenhua. She is way more fun in English.
     
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  16. Melissa93

    Melissa93 Member

    I really enjoyed watching the dubbed version of these 3 anime:
    Sword art online S1
    After the rain
    and Nodame Cantabile S1
     
  17. apocalypticGnostic

    apocalypticGnostic New Member

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