View Full Version : Dubbed Version: How good?

12-05-2001, 06:23 AM
Is the dubbed version any good? Or should I work on getting a fansub?

Tsu san
12-05-2001, 03:35 PM
You could of course buy the official subbed release...
I've never seen the dubbed version, so I can't judge about the dubbing quality, but I always prefer the sub...

12-05-2001, 04:59 PM
Having seen the entire series subtitled, I can't recommend anything other than that. it's just too funny in the Japanese, and I feel an English dub would ruin it. Pick up the DVD's if you can, otherwise go subtitled VHS.

12-05-2001, 09:15 PM
It's a mixed bag with ADV, whichever you use. The timing of the subtitles is a little off and even the subtitled version has the overlays. The dub isn't bad, but it's a different feel than the original. I prefer the Japanese myself; they got some prime talent working on this show.

13-05-2001, 02:47 AM
Okay then, looks like its time to start pressuring the execs of my local anime society to copy the fansubbed version.

16-05-2001, 12:41 PM
Its not bad as far as dubs go but its not great either. Its subbed all the way for me.

16-05-2001, 04:36 PM
Supposedly the dub gets a lot better in the laterr volumes, but why bother when the sub is so much better?

31-12-2001, 09:43 AM
NO! The dubb is much better than the subb. the subbb just sounds like a bunch of japaneese people speaking things you can't understand very well. The dubb is just brilliant. Spike spencer does a great voice and Admiral Munetake is unreplacable. In my opinion it's not the language it's the voice actors. When i used to only buy Manga video anime i thought doing a good dubb was impossible and subbs were always superior. But after hearing ADV visions Evangellion and Nadesico compared to their original subs the dubbs were much better. Ruri's kawai voice in the dubb was irreplacable^^

31-12-2001, 10:09 AM
Originally posted by Eddy
Ruri's kawai voice in the dubb was irreplacable^^

Yeah.. it was ok... but you miss the oh so lovable "Baka baka!" :D

31-12-2001, 10:47 AM
"idiots" sounded better:D

02-01-2002, 07:07 AM
If you think the EVA dub is good i wonder what you would think of the cowboy bebop dub, the best dub so far.

10-01-2002, 04:46 PM
*cough* nadesico forum *cough*

11-01-2002, 07:37 AM
Who dubbed cowboy beebop then?

11-01-2002, 11:24 AM
ZRO Limit they ---- over advs voice stdio its not funny

Think of comparing a two thousand tag watch to a 30 buck copy

The only adv dub i really like is rurouni kenshin oav, but of course they gave it a ---- name to make up for the good dub, the name being Samurai X. The best english VA i've heard did seijuro hiko in that

11-01-2002, 08:03 PM
as an otaku i usually prefer subbed, but nadesico's dubbing is surprisingly good. the voices really bring out character.

12-01-2002, 07:34 AM
well, Spike Spenced (Akito) is actually devolping balls... hes come a long way since his days as Shinji Ikari and clones.

Also, Kura Solar (Ruri) did get experience in BGC2040 as Galatia, playing another cold, emotionless girl.

The other voice actors have managed to come out quite well... the guy who did played Mason in BGC2040 was in there as the Nergal exec., and hes gotten better too.

ADV are beginning to own, now that their actors have got better material to work with.

12-01-2002, 03:44 PM
i agree. ADV are cool.

Manga just refuses to do a good dubb and Kiseki are just like : we don't know what were doing we usaully make buns.

12-01-2002, 05:02 PM
I must say, I'm extremely piccy about dubbs, and in recent years they have gotten better.
Being one of the semi-purists who perfer subs over dubs due to the fact that there are certain levels in Japanese that can't be conveyed in english, and the fact that even subbed I can pick these up from what I DO speak.
HOwever, I thought the Nadesico dub was quite brilliant indeed...
I actually didnt like the eva dub (on that note)
And so far I think that the best two dubs I've seen have been Nadesico and Trigun.
Bastard!! wasn't bad but they really skrewed up some of the inter charater relations.
But, yes, personally I really admired the way the verbal humor was pulled off in english.
An irony to me was that Akitos english voice, was Shinji's english voice.
And the same person who voiced Rally Vincent from GSC voiced Yurika, there was one other GSC vetran in NAdesico but I'm not sure which character it was.

12-01-2002, 05:06 PM
i agree, the EVA dub really sucked. Rei's voice wasn't right at all

12-01-2002, 07:49 PM
i thought Reis voice was quite good..she was emotionless so how would you have her speak?

13-01-2002, 04:07 AM
like eddy...with his pink hair

13-01-2002, 09:41 AM
You'd have Rei speak like me and my pink hair...in other words you'd have Rei speak like Chibi-moon?:confused:

13-01-2002, 07:07 PM
no...baka...YOU ARE "GIRLY"...baka...j/k

13-01-2002, 11:03 PM
her voice was just too high for such a dull person. you would understand if you read the manga before you saw the show

14-01-2002, 05:09 AM
errr...how can you HEAR manga?

14-01-2002, 11:23 PM
i "heard" the voice from the facial expressions. even though people's voices are natural, and personalities are not, it would've been more "fitting" to have a quieter, more neutral voice.

15-01-2002, 07:38 AM
errr...did we listen to the same dubb? the Rei voice i heard was extremely emotionless and neutral. did you listen to the ADV version.

15-01-2002, 09:24 AM
I'm with pink boy on this one.

15-01-2002, 12:34 PM
Pink id the colour of world peace and harmony:D

15-01-2002, 12:49 PM
These dub sub threads are usually pretty fruitless because of ALL the different opinions. But anyway, I, personally much prefer the dub. It's just better and the dubbed voice of Ruri is a big part of of what made her one of my top ten characters. I think like all voice acting ventures the actors take a while to settle into their parts but once they do, the dub just gets better and better.

Jin Pu Tai
15-01-2002, 12:58 PM
IMO Yurika was the best simply because whenever I saw her I laughed my ass off at her voice :D

Ruri was cuter in the dub also I thought, and Gay's antic were hilarious.

16-01-2002, 06:42 PM
they should have had ruri saying baka in the dbb aswell. ohh.. i just wanna hug her and shout "kawai!!" she's probarbnly call me baka anyway:lol: