June 03, 2010

Anime Dub Reviews

In a world...

...where certain fans believe that anyone who dubs anime is commiting a crime against humanity and anyone who listens to the dubs is a racist, homophobic, troglodyte who hates unicorns.....

 ...one brave man...
 ...has dared to buck the pretentious prima-donnas and give thoughtful, well researched and literate reviews and analysis of the English dubs of the Western Anime releases.

  John Turner is that man.

UPDATE: Actually it appears to be a group blog and John Turner is but one of three brave souls standing in defense of the notion that dubs are legitimate and enjoyable interpretations.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 12:18 AM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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Thank you so much for the kind words about my website.  I really feel that dubs deserve a far better reputation in general.  While I understand you disagree about the "brick muppet" line, I'm at least glad you understand that this is my opinion alone.


Anyway, thanks again.  I REALLY REALLY appreciate it!

Posted by: Jon Turner at Thu Jun 3 12:12:36 2010 (Ns3NV)

2 Thanks for posting this.  I've always liked having a good dub, as I prefer spending my viewing time looking at the pretty pictures.  On the other hand, I have found some dubs that were completely un-listenable; and not understanding very much Japanese gives me a certain degree of interpretive freedom while listening to the original voice track.

Beyond that, I do respect the efforts that some R1 license-holders have made to produce quality interpretations, and a review site of such is very welcome.

Posted by: Ben at Thu Jun 3 20:57:18 2010 (xp+PL)

3 I do not like dubs; probably a result of my exposure to dubbed anime back in the bad old days.  That doesn't mean I think that dubs are illegitimate, it just means I don't listen to them.  I think a website like Jon's could, if things go right, mean a lot towards the improvement of dubbed shows in general.

I still won't listen to 'em, though.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Thu Jun 3 23:18:12 2010 (iJfPN)

4 Subs of course help me practice my Japanese, however, a few shows, like Spice and Wolf really need to be watched dubbed.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Thu Jun 3 23:37:50 2010 (EJaOX)

5   Hey nitwit!  Call Me.

Posted by: Robert Mitchell Jr. at Fri Jun 4 12:49:13 2010 (o/M0U)

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