Dubbed Voice Acting (mild rant)

It's as bad as I expected when I swapped over out of curiosity. I don't know who keeps hiring these actors to do animes/games but they're the same ones ruining many good animes/games. Thank god for subs. They should've used the Japanese actors to do the English. Even with the heaviest of accents it'd sound better than the chick that plays the voice of Risa/Lisa. If you're gonna hire English speaking voice actors then find out who did the Original Fooly Cooly. Best dubs ever. DBZ dub actors are solid too. Edit: No I am not an elitist sub over dub otaku. I pointed out some good dubs. In the case of DBZ I actually prefer the dubs.

It's not the VAs, it's the direction they're given, along with the fact most of them simply HAVE to have some sort of accent.

@Subject-Astra I'm talking about a specific crew of actors that do anime dubs and game voice acting. There's like 1 or 2 of them that are decent and the rest sound like Barney rejects.

This is something to agree to disagree with, as many call it. After all, it is more a matter of preference than anything else. I prefer the dub for this game over the sub with over 90% of the voices, personally. Then again, I prefer the dubs for anime most of the time, also. With older anime, though, it doesn't really matter to me, since they are both pretty bad on those. Dubs have only gotten better though over the past 2 decades in my opinion.

@Ragnawind do you not have an ear for good vs bad acting? If anything good dub actors are all but gone. Most new animes' dubs are mediocre at best.

This is a Funimation/FoxKids-quality dub. Good enough for those who don't want to read subtitles.

@Likaizam said in Dubbed Voice Acting (mild rant):

This is a Funimation/FoxKids-quality dub. Good enough for those who don't want to read subtitles.

Hallelujah I knew I wasn't the only one thinking that same thing, I just couldn't find the words. Arigathanks gozaimuch for that comment. 😁

@ChiknAriseMcFro said in Dubbed Voice Acting (mild rant):

@Ragnawind do you not have an ear for good vs bad acting? If anything good dub actors are all but gone. Most new animes' dubs are mediocre at best.

Of all the complaints I've seen about this game's dub, you are by far the most close minded I've seen about it. Going as far as claiming all dubs are bad and presenting it as facts is some real idiocy.

Also Risa's VA is probably the best one in the dub by far.

@ChiknAriseMcFro said in Dubbed Voice Acting (mild rant):

@Ragnawind do you not have an ear for good vs bad acting? If anything good dub actors are all but gone. Most new animes' dubs are mediocre at best.

Once again, it is all preference and in actuality, the acting isn't even bad for acting in english in most anime and games. It is mostly just those that prefer subs that are always toxic and saying dubs are bad, when they aren't. They also claim there is no emotion, which is blatantly false especially for those that have actually studied acting. There is no denying that SOME shows have bad dubs still, but they are few ad far between. One example would be the original dub for AICO Incarnation from Netflix. The company that did that was pretty bad. Some of the dubs for the new Gundam series could definitely be better to, such as Gundam AGE and the Build Fighters series.

Risa's dub is probably the worst IMO. Doesn't carry nearly the same intensity and emotions she has in Japanese. Probably a bit biased considering she's my favorite and often have her as AI partner on JP so yanno, I'm used to her JP VA. There's a couple others I don't like but some are great. But as the person above said, it's all a matter of preferences.

I enjoy the English acting. Love dubbed stuff. I think they sound good. I am currently right at the end of Episode 2. Luther is awesome. Voice acting is too notch.

They need to give the dub casino announcer a raise - She fits the role perfectly. The rest of the dub doesn't seem terrible to me or anything (I play it in English), but she just really stands out. It might be because she even sounds like her JP counterpart with a similar voice IMO.

I like the dub but it's OK if you don't, that's what opinions are! I'm not trying to be sarcastic when I say this, but I haven't seen anyone else mention it - You can change the audio back to Japanese and keep the English text if you'd like. Everyone wins!

@Kos have you considered the dub is just bad? The English actress for Risa can't compare to the Japanese. The way Japanese Risa says Sayonara gives me chills. The English actress is D list at best. Stop defending mediocrity and develope an ear. For the record I didn't say "all dubs are bad". In fact I cited a few that are actually good.

@ChiknAriseMcFro Have you considered that your opinion isn't a fact? You're showing exactly what I meant by being close minded. The dub is fine, it's by no means horrible and 2B does a pretty good job at being Risa.

@Ragnawind I am member of the National Thespian Society and I have studied acting. I'm not just spouting off nonsense and bias without some authority on the subject. There are a few decent VAs in the English but most are just bad actors period.