A 3 sentence response to your otaku rant is too much!?
Thou doth protest too much. (as it were.)
Its rare to see such a cliche and ignorant statement. So you mean to tell me that if an anime has a fabulous dub in the japanese language done by VA veterans, yet has a sub par English dub, anyone who dares to prefer the more experienced, better thought out voices more is an otaku?
Indeed. If English is your native language, and you prefer the Japanese dubbing, (possibly with subtitles) then you show a great
indication that you are an American Otaku.
When the hell did he say that? The guy dares to say that he enjoyed the japanese dub more than some (never said ALL like you seem to think) of the english dubs. How'd you get the idea from that that he's a dub hater who wants to refuse to let anyone see english dubs?
Besides, do you just like to watch with Japanese "seiyuu" or do you like to foist it upon other people?
You can't seem to understand the concept that everyone wants to like English dubs who is a native English speaker like those on this board. Nobody, even in your words, the most hardcore otaku, wants to see a dub in english turn out bad. The problem is, something you have to learn, is that japanese dubs are produced in higher quality than english ones. English voice actors get dreadful pay and are not recognized as union workers (the reason why there's always so much confusion over Animaze dubs). The biggest reason why you don't see FUNI dubs turning out as good as jap ones. In other cases they use bad equipment (Wordfit with Ocean), or simply overuse their actors (Pilot Candidate). Everyone wants to see the English dub as a genre succeed (which is why there's so much praise over dubs like Bebop), the problem is, that at this point in time the disrespect and economic reality from the production side causes the unrefutable fact that japanese dubs are better than english ones when it comes to anime.
Which he never showed much of. He just dared to say that some out there like the occasional japanese dub more than an english one.
Also, I was shocked at the anger I felt through this message.
I'm an English dub lover too. But unlike you, I enjoy hearing it from both sides of the spectrum and don't go crazy when someone dares to have another opinion.
But as an English Dub Lover, I must stand up for my opinion. (Besides, I meant it as a joke.)
Back on subject, I too feel otaku as an insult. Proof enough is Faye's dialogue in last night's episode of Bebop. Which is why when someone insinuates that people who don't head over heals praise every single English dub are otakus comes off as an extreme insult.
The Lone Gunmen. Harsh Realm. John Doe. Firefly. Boston Public. Wonderfalls. And now MadTV. FOX must DIE!!!!!!