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The Best English Dubbed Anime of All Time

Anime today is one of the largest entertainment industries in Japan, second only to manga. But what happens when you take this unique storytelling style and recreate it in another language? Will you lose some magic? Or do dubs offer something that a subtitled version can’t?

This is a debate that has been going on for decades and we probably have a debate for many more to come. And that is why I have decided to go through the best dubbed anime here in this article.

If you don’t like to read dialogues while watching anime and think it makes the whole thing a bit tedious then this list is for you. Here is a list of the best English dubbed anime movies and series. This list is not ranked, let us know in the comments what are some other good English dubbed anime.

1. Free! (2013)

Next we have a sports genre anime. ‘Free!’ Belongs to a group of high school students who are fond of swimming. Although Haruka, Rin, Nagisa, and Makuto were close in elementary school and won relay tournaments, they have now parted ways there. Years later they find themselves together and try to form a group.

But there is a problem. Rin has become indifferent and is jealous of Haruka. In such a situation, his only objective is to defeat Haruka. But the group needed a fourth member.

2. Cowboy Bebop (1998)

This is one of the greatest action/adventure anime of all time. Spike is a bounty hunter and is helped by his partner Jet, a former cop. The pair are later joined by Faye Valentine, a trickster, and Ed, a computer expert, a genetically engineered corgi.

As the series progresses, the adventures become more fun and interesting, while each character’s darker and darker past slowly unravels. The series is beautiful in its execution and the conclusion is one of the best in anime in my respect.

3. Assassination Classroom

The story here is quite unusual. It follows the daily life of a powerful octopus-like alien working as a junior high teacher. The creature’s students are tasked by their government to assassinate him, thus trying to prevent the planet’s oblivion.

And who will teach them how to use weapons and tactics to kill him? Foreign Professor himself! This popular anime series may look like it’s gone beyond the “strange line,” but trust me here: There’s no way to stop a binge-killing class.

4. Attack On Titan

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Attack on Titan chronicles humanity’s struggles to live inside cities surrounded by giant walls, a defense against Titans that feast on humans, seemingly without reason.

Everything about Attack on Titan received its fair share of praise, starting with the characters and dark themes, ending with an incredible story, rich in plot lines that question the morals of the characters and spark discussion among fans. No wonder it is beloved among critics and fans alike! The fantasy is currently awaiting the final part of the final season to come out in 2023.

5. One-Punch Man

Globally, what has been dubbed anime has most recently been seen as One-Punch Man (ワンパンマン), classified as action and comedy. Its manga series debuted in 2009, and the first and second seasons of the anime adaptation aired in 2015 and 2019 with 24 episodes.

One-Punch Man presents the strongest hero character named Saitama who can defeat any enemy with one punch. For other different heroes and opponents.

Which anime has the best English dub?

#1. The Rising of the Shield Hero :

Released Year: 2018
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
IMDb Rating: 8.1
Stars: Kaito Ishikawa, Asami Seto, Billy Kametz
Rotten Tomatoes:
Where To Watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video

The Rising of the Shield Hero is a Japanese animation adaptation based on the Japanese light novel series, written by Aneko Yusagi and illustrated by Minami Sera. The light novel series debuted in February 2019, and currently, eight volumes have been released.

The manga adaptation began in June 2019. Much is based on the anime light novel series The Rising of the Shield Hero 2019, written by Aneko Yusagi. Even though the hard work and effort put into the making of anime has paid off for many, not all of them have been completely successful.

What is the #1 anime in the world?

  1. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (TV):

This is, without a doubt, the greatest TV show of all time, not even just for anime. (no spoilers) Where to start? The characters are almost all perfectly executed, and there are many more. From our main character Ed and Alphonse, to Roy Mustang and Mace Hughes, Hoenheim, Scar, Solf J., Ling, and Seven Deadly Sins, and they’re just the main protagonists. The way almost every single major character has a well-developed arc and dynamic with the rest of the cast, it is simply breathtaking.

I never thought I could take care of so many characters in one show; As a bad character I never hated one character, although there were a lot of characters I hated. It is long. This is one of the only complaints I have with this show. Sometimes, the world building and character list can get so long, that sometimes I forget about some of the ones (though it took me a particularly long time to finish it, still of length.) should be mentioned).

The soundtrack is absolutely fantastic, although I would say that some orchestral songs are used sparingly. But what they have is amazing. Also, this show is one of the reasons I fell in love with Japanese music, or at least the band featured in the opening. My personal favorites are The Holograms by Yui Again, Nico Touch the Walls by Holograms, and Golden Time Lover by Tsukima Switch.

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