Top 10 Best English Dubs of Anime

The Top Ten
1 Cowboy Bebop Cowboy Bebop is a 1998 anime television series animated by Sunrise featuring a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto, mechanical designer Kimitoshi Yamane, and composer Yoko Kanno.

I just caught an episode on T.V. again after more than 12 years, and you know what? The voice performances still hold up really well, but particularly Ed's voice- SO WELL SUITED! Can't think of this character without that voice...

This is the best english dub you will ever hear and I 100% recommend watching the dub of Cowboy Bebop instead of the Japanese version.

This anime set up all English dubs by being the first to be perfect. I think it should be #1 for its legendary step in anime.

2 Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Alchemist is an anime series adapted from the manga of the same name by Hiromu Arakawa. It is about two brothers, Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric, trying to restore their bodies after failing at bringing their mother back to life. It aired in 2003 and was remade as Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood ...read more.

This is the only series that I think can rival and even surpass Bebop for dubbing. The 03 dub was already solid with amazing performances worthy of praise, and then Brotherhood somehow managed to SURPASS it. In short, my vote is for FMA simply because they got the perfect dub not once but twice.

It's absolutely perfect. Every voice fits each character so well, it's (in my opinion) better than the Japanese dub.

Amestris simply looks like a west european country in the past.

3 Death Note Death Note is a Japanese television drama anime series based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The show is centered around Light Yagami - a promising highschooler and aspiring detective with a strong sense of "justice".

Amazing, so perfect, way better than the Japanese!

4 Code Geass Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, often referred to as simply Code Geass, is a Japanese anime series created by Sunrise, directed by Gorō Taniguchi, and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi, with original character designs by manga authors Clamp.

Codw geass is one of the best anime ever made! Aside from it is made with factual basis, it also has the right mixture of family matters and romance... Go CODE GEASS!

5 Black Lagoon Black Lagoon (stylized in all caps) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rei Hiroe. It has been published in Shogakukan's seinen manga magazine Monthly Sunday Gene-X since April 2002, with its chapters collected in twelve tankōbon volumes as of August 2021. In North America, the manga ...read more.
6 Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku who, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. The action adventures are entertaining and reinforce the concept of good versus evil. Dragon Ball Z teaches valuable character virtues such as teamwork, loyalty, and trustworthiness.
7 Yu Yu Hakusho Yu Yu Hakusho is a manga franchise created by Yoshihiro Togashi. An anime adaptation consisting of 112 television episodes was directed by Noriyuki Abe and co-produced by Fuji Television, Yomiko Advertising, and Studio Pierrot. The television series originally aired on Japan's Fuji TV network from October 10, 1992 to December 17, 1994.
8 Bleach Bleach is a Japanese anime series based on Tite Kubo's manga of the same name. Bleach adapts the first 54 volumes of Tite Kubo's manga series of the same name. In addition, 4 anime-original arcs were broadcast in-between and during the adaptations of original arcs of the manga.

Bleach follows the adventures of Ichigo Kurosaki, a high school student with the ability to see ghosts. The early parts of the story focus mainly on the characters. As events unfold, the story begins to delve deeper into the world of these gods of death. ...read more.

Not gonna lie, bleach had a really good dub.

9 Naruto Naruto is an anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto. The manga was later adapted into a television anime, which was produced by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex. It premiered across Japan on the terrestrial TV Tokyo and other TX Network stations on October 3, 2002. The first series lasted 220 episodes, while Naruto: Shippuden, a sequel to the original series, has been airing since February 15, 2007. In addition to the anime series, Studio Pierrot has developed eleven movies and several original video animations. Other types of merchandise include light novels, video games, and trading cards developed by several companies.

Naruto's dub fixed the annoying original japanese, you can goodly "believe it! "

This is way better than it's cheesy original japanese, very cool YTP dub.

10 InuYasha InuYasha is a manga franchise created by Rumiko Takahashi. It was adapted into two anime television series produced by Sunrise. The first was broadcast for 167 episodes on Yomiuri TV in Japan from October 16, 2000 until September 13, 2004. The second series, called Inuyasha: The Final Act, began airing ...read more.
The Contenders
11 Pokemon Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets. It was first broadcast in Japan on April 1, 1997, in the United States on September 8, 1998.

I find this dub to be heavily underrated (both 4Kids and TPCI) but it is still rather flawed in a few areas.

This is a very underrated English dub indeed (I'm referring to the current TPCI/DuArt Dub). Not NEARLY as bad as people say it is.

12 Fairy Tail Fairy Tail is a manga franchise created by Hiro Mashima. The manga has been adapted into an anime series produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight, which began broadcasting in Japan on October 12, 2009. Additionally, A-1 Pictures and Satelight have developed seven original video animations and an animated feature film, Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess. The series ended its initial run on March 30, 2013. A new series premiered on TV Tokyo on April 5, 2014.
13 Samurai Champloo Samurai Champloo is a Japanese anime series developed by Manglobe. Samurai Champloo is set in an alternate version of Edo-era Japan with an anachronistic, predominantly hip hop, setting. It follows Mugen, an impudent and freedom-loving vagrant swordsman; Jin, a composed and stoic rōnin; and Fuu, a ...read more.
14 One Punch Man One-Punch Man is an ongoing, online, web comic, which was later adapted into a Manga and Anime series . Created by ONE in 2009, It gained popularity, and soon after, went viral in 2012, surpassing 7 . 9 million views . One-Punch Man (OPM for short) focuses on the protagonist Saitama (Who is named after ...read more.
15 Ghost Stories

Do not watch the Japanese version of this. It's boring, lame, and caused Studio Pierrot to lose a LOT of money. This is why the studio told ADV films (before they went under) to do whatever they wanted dubbing so they could make up the money we lost. So we basically got the only official abridged series to ever exist, and it is hilarious. If you ever want a good laugh, watch the dub of this.

This entire thing was genius. The voice actors behind this truly gave off the comedic tone that they were clearly going for, and it turned around a completely terrible series to being one of the funniest comedies out there. Please, similarly to what the others say, watch the dub of this. It makes the whole series so much more enjoyable.

This LITERALLY needs to be number one in this list! I'm not even joking! The Japanese Version of this anime is garbage! The English Dub made it SO much more worth the watch. Seriously.

16 Ouran High School Host Club Ouran High School Host Club is a manga series by Bisco Hatori, serialized in Hakusensha's LaLa magazine between the September 2002 and November 2010 issues. The manga has been adapted into a series of audio dramas, an animated television series directed by Takuya Igarashi and produced by Bones, a Japanese television drama series, a live action film adaptation and a visual novel by Idea Factory.
17 Sword Art Online Sword Art Online is a series of Japanese light novels written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. In 2012, it received an anime adaptation produced by A-1 Pictures and the SAO Project, and is directed by Tomohiko Ito . The first season is divided into two arcs known as "Aincrad" and "Fairy Dance". It has also received a second season, titled Sword Art Online II.
18 Highschool of the Dead Highschool of the Dead, known in Japan as Apocalyptic Academy: Highschool of the Dead, is a Japanese manga series written by Daisuke Satō and illustrated by Shōji Satō.
19 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Haruhi Suzumiya (Japanese: 涼宮ハルヒ, Hepburn: Suzumiya Haruhi) is a Japanese light novel series written by Nagaru Tanigawa and illustrated by Noizi Ito. It was first published in 2003 by Kadokawa Shoten in Japan with the novel The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and has since been followed by ...read more.
20 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an anime series adapted from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa.
21 My Hero Academia

This dub should be a bit higher in my opinion. I really enjoy Izuku Midoriya and everyone else's voices. I'm on Season 2 Episode 22 of MHA and I'm loving it and can't wait to start binging Season 3. I haven't seen the Japanese Version yet cause I don't like reading subtitles but I just really like this anime. Highly recommend!

The first time I saw the anime dubbed I was speechless, I thought an anime like MHA wouldn't have a good dub. Man was I wrong. Every single character's voice fit so perfectly. Try finding a better dub, go on, I'll wait

22 Black Butler Black Butler is a Japanese anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures. It premiered in October, 2008. It was based on the manga of the same name written and illustrated by Yana Toboso. The series follows Ciel Phantomhive, the twelve-year-old Earl of Phantomhive serving as the Queen's Watchdog. ...read more.
23 Yo-Kai Watch The Yo-kai Watch anime (Japanese: 妖怪ウォッチ アニメ Yōkai Wotchi Anime) is a Japanese comedy-action-adventure animated series based on the Yo-kai Watch franchise. It ran from January 8, 2014, to March 30, 2018, in Japan, spanning 214 episodes across three seasons. The anime primarily focuses on Nathan Adams, who meets Whisper after Whisper had been sealed away in a capsule for 190 years... read more
24 Hetalia: Axis Powers Hetalia: Axis Powers is a Japanese webcomic turned anime by Hidekaz Himaruya that debuted in 2009. The series anthropomorphizes countries and depicts them as characters interacting in both humorous and historical scenarios, primarily during World War I and World War II. The show has been lauded for its comedic approach but has also been criticized for its controversial handling of historical events. Hetalia has attracted a broad international audience and has inspired a range of merchandise and fan activities.

Yes, what would we do without those amazing accents. Also I love that there is a lot more comedy in the dub, and they actually add words from that specific countries language (I don't remember seeing that in the sub).

Them accents. They're so stereotypical, yet so accurate!

25 Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt is a Japanese anime television series produced by Gainax, as well as a series of tie-in media developed around it. The series ran from October to December 2010 on BS Nittele.
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