It’s a debate that’s raged on since the earliest days of the anime fandom - subs vs dubs. Are you a purist who only watches anime in its native language? do you wait patiently for the English releases? or do you just decide on a show-by-show basis? Since anime dubs used to be known for awkward performances, censorship, and sloppy Westernization, it seemed only natural in the ‘90s and early 2000s to write all of them off as inferior. But now that the Western fandom has evolved and localization studios have had a few decades to perfect their craft, we see dubs coming out every season that can truly stand toe to toe with their Japanese counterparts - and in some cases, surpass them.
Today, we’ll be taking a closer look at the 10 best English anime dubs. With standout performances filled with memorable lines and iconic voices, these shows just wouldn’t be the same without their outstanding dubs.