Monday, September 5, 2011

The Dub/Sub Challenge!

Today we've done a lot of talking about dubbing and subtitles in anime. It's a hot topic among anime fans, and always will be. Some people don't understand why localization houses bother putting together dubs, while others aren't into reading while they watch. The argument is a little lopsided in support of subs, but I think it's time to see things from the other side of the coin.

You hate subs, you hate dubs, it doesn't really matter. I want to know who's willing to put aside their tastes and try heading over to the other side. I figured we could see who's interested in actually giving the opposite side of things a shot. I'm normally a dub guy, and I'm more than willing to switch over to the sub side for a series or two. Anyone willing to jump in with me?

It's not like it's going to be the end of the world. You can watch a series in the opposite way you normally do. I think it'll be interesting to see what the experience is like! It might be even more interesting to watch a series you know and love in the manner that you don't normally watch. That way you could see what the other side is like.

If you're up for the challenge, hit me up on Twitter or leave a comment on this post. I hope some of you guys and gals are willing to try this out. It's all for fun, and maybe we'll all come away with a better understanding as to why certain people prefer one side over the other. You won't know for sure until you try!


  1. I'm really a "right down the middle" kind of guy when it comes to the sub/dub area. With shows like Oreimo, Shugo Chara, and One Piece, the dubs are bad enough to where i prefer reading subs with the original voices. But there are also shows like Baccano who's story and time period(Mafia style 1930's) make the dubbed voices fit much better and make the story, which is one of the most weird and hard to follow that I've seen, much easier to grasp.

    Just my 2 dirty pennies.

  2. im actually watching sub and dub. i really don't mind either one. i like the locailzation of some animes and watching the sub version is not bad either

  3. I'm much more a dub guy. I've watched a handful of shows in sub format, but only when there is no dub alternative. In general, it has to be a show that I really rreeeaaallly want to see for me to watch it in sub format when no dub is available. Toradora was the most recent example. Otherwise, I will generally ignore most anything that doesn't receive the dub treatment. I simply don't enjoy reading anime. If I want to read anime, I'll just stick to manga where I can take it in and read it at my own pace.

  4. Err, not sure what happened to my user there. That was my post.

  5. Alright I'll switch it up...

    Oh wait...I do both. That means... I have to stop watching anime altogether D:

  6. i was tempted to flip with Boogiepop phantom but then i found the working through it right now :D