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 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
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 ...read more.
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 ...read more.
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. ...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 ...read more.

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 ...read more.

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 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.
13 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 ...read more.
14 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.

Ghost Stories is among the few examples besides Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood where the English Dub is better than the Original.

15 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.
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 ...read more.
17 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
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 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". ...read more.
20 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

21 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an anime series adapted from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa.
22 Yo-Kai Watch The Yo-kai Watch 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, for 214 episodes and 3 seasons. ...read more.
23 Hetalia: Axis Powers

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!

24 Black Butler Black Butler is a Japanese anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures and premiered in October, 2008.
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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