Do you prefer Subs or Dubs? I’m not really into submissives… hang on, that’s not what you’re talking about, is it! When I first started watching anime very few shows were dubbed. I’ve also watched a lot of foreign films so I am comfortable with subtitles.
Are you saying you prefer subtitles? No. Not at all. I know there are certain elements of the anime community that look down on those that watched dubbed anime and only use the Japanese name for the shows. Personally, I don’t really care what anyone else does.
I do what I want. Sometimes I’ll watch subtitles and sometimes dubbed. When Attack on Titan was released, I was only able to get the DVD with subtitles so that’s what I did. Lately, I watch most of my anime on Funimation or Netflix and usually late at night so I tend to go with dubbed as this makes it easier to enjoy the animation.
So, my answer is that I have no preference. I take each situation on as they come. Not being bound to one or the other gives me more freedom and that’s what watching anime is all about. Why put restrictions on your entertainment?
Have you ever switched between the two? Yes, I ended up watching the dubbed version of Attack on Titan, season two. It was a weird experience. I remember the Japanese voices from season one, but somehow my brain has put the English words into those voices. Don’t ask me how or why. There are a few movies where I’ve watched the dubbed and subtitled version and I end up wasting most of my time saying ‘they didn’t say that in the other version’.
Anything else you’d like to say? Only one thing. Let’s stop worrying about how other people are enjoying their anime. The important thing is that they are watching it and if having it dubbed makes it easier then so be it. The more people that watch anime, the more shows they’re going to make and I want more shows!