Top 10 Biggest Anime Debates

The Top Ten
1 Dubs vs. Subs

I initially preferred Dubbed because I A) Didn't like having to listen to Japanese voice actors as I couldn't understand them B) Well, that's just how I started watching anime.
But overtime, as you go deeper into the world of anime, you notice several things that make Dubs utterly pointless, ridiculous or frustrating.
1- The match up of the subtitles to the Dub is usually inaccurate, which I have to say can be funny, but you sometimes lose the essence of the subtlety in the original script.
2- Anime has a lot of emotion. The vast majority of the time the emotion stems from the voice actors. For me, the best emotion is in Japanese voice actors.
3- Dubs sound utterly ridiculous sometimes. The girls voices' are far too high and perhaps out of habit from being picky about voice actors, this makes me cringe and unable to focus and watch it properly.
Anime is Japanese and should be embraced that way. You also get to watch way more animes if you watch them in Japanese as they ...more

I started out watching dubs, but I switched to subs for some anime and love it. For me it's almost always whatever version I see first and get used to. If I start watching an anime that's subbed, I'm not generally as much a fan of the dubbed, and visa versa. But some dubs are hard to follow and change to much of the message, and the businesses may focus too much on getting well known actors than trying to find people who might actually fit the roll.
Here's a test for you!
Try to watch the dubbed version with English subtitles on to see the difference. It might surprise you.

No offense but for some animes they get the worse voice actors for the characters and it kinda ruins the whole moment ..
For example, Haikyu .. They got really bad voice actors for them! I'm sorry but it's true-
I also hate that they take away all the "senpai" and "san" parts! I love that; it just adds to the drama and culture of Japan's anime!
However, there are some animes that I do have respect for in Dub. For example, My Hero Academia and Toilet Bound Hanako-kun- I have to say they did get really good voice actors for them~!

I like both. som, like Death Note and Deadman Wonderland are really good dubbed, but not all are. then you have some like sword art online that's really good subbed. I've never seen it dubbed, but it doesn't really matter does it people? The answer is no it doesn't. if you like to watch it dubbed than by all means watch it dubbed. if you like to watch it with subtitles than please do. its exactly what the other guy said:it comes down to personal opinion.

2 Naruto vs. Bleach vs. One Piece

I have never watched Bleach or One Piece since I have always been a die hard Naruto fan, but I just want to say that if all three could amass so many fans, they must all be good anime. I don't think they should be compared though. Each anime has its ups and downs.

I'm just going to say the ups of Naruto are that battles aren't just power battles, they're not that simple. The whole "jutsu" and "chakra" thing is very detailed and makes sense. The battles also have strategy, something I feel like many action animes lack.

The downs, some people hate the fillers (although I don't, it's good to take a break from the main plot once in a while) and a few of the characters. Especially Sakura and Karin. Although for Sakura, if she wasn't so crazy about Sasuke people would have definitely liked her better.

I will say that this is a really hard debate because of many reasons. but it is most likely that the bleach universe would win.
Reason 1. Most bleach characters are soul reapers and there-fore, invisible to the human eye.
Reason 2. the Naruto universe is probably the only anime that has a fighting chance against Bleach.
Reason 3. a lot of the characters in either Bleach Or Naruto would one shot the majority of One Peice.
Reason 4. the characters that actually have a fighting chance against Bleach are severly out numbered.
Reason 5. Those who have weak spiritual pressure would either die or become extremely disoriented by the spiritual pressure of the soul reapers.

Naruto. I found everything in Bleach besides the Soul Society arc very boring and the characters extremely dull. One Piece, I admit, is probably better quality than both Naruto and Bleach, but Naruto had the most enjoyable cast of characters and although the world itself was better in One Piece, the ninja world has so much to discover. The power system and fights are all the most exciting to watch.

1. Naruto- It is my favourite. It's only drawback is that narrative becomes a lot slow sometimes.
2. Bleach- I liked watching it but it is really annoying that bankai of so many captains has not been revealed.
3. One Piece- There is nothing worth watching except the Whitebeard war arc in this anime.

3 Death Note vs. Code Geass

As long as season three doesn't pull a "psycho pass 2" and screw everything up code geass pull ahead of death note due to it having the greatest ending of any show I've ever watched.

I would have to say code geass because code geass is an anime with both a great story and such loving characters. Well that is what I think so feel free to agree or disagree

Code Geass is the perfect package. Though Death note is very well made it ends with a flat note.

Code geass is one of the great animes ever created.

4 Dragon Ball Z vs. Naruto vs. One Piece

DBZ is the worst to watch in my opinion but solos both verses, Naruto is good just has a lotta filer, and OP is a master piece and as for standing in power between Naruto and OP due to recent manga events for OP the OP verse probably beats the Naruto verse.

I think Goku will win Because he is faster than Naruto don't get me wrong I still think it will be an amazing fight but if you watch Jiren vs Goku you will see that if Naruto truly pushes Goku to his limit he will go Ultra instinct, then the match is over from there.

Goku is powerful enough to completely one shot both universes by himself. now don't get me wrong I love naruto to death. hell I don't even like DBZ all that much but these are the facts.

Anime fights goes to dragon ball easy One peice for story and naruto for enjoyment. But the overall winner is naruto for me.

5 Goku vs. Saitama

Stupid argument Saitama is a joke character and the author himself said that he will be the strongest in whatever verse he is in no matter what!

Goku would obviously win. His speed is comparable to those who could travel through universes in seconds, while his power is multi-universal. The biggest thing Saitama destroyed is part of the moon, but that is not even close to Goku's biggest feat.

I would say Goku as of right now because we haven't seen saitama go all out but I think he will be able to beat goku eventually.

Don't take this the wrong way I do love both One Punch Man and Dragon Ball but I honestly do not care who win in a fight.

6 Anime vs. Manga

I think it depends. For those older animals such as Fruits basket, or Sailor Moon the manga it beautifully illustrated. But for something like Sword Art Online, Fairy Tale, Inu X Boku, Your Name (great movie by the way you should watch it) and Attack on titan... they are more nice in anime. Hearing the voices, the heartbreak, the happiness, the more to which I would prefer.

I think you should watch the anime before reading the manga. You will be able to get the voices of each character and be able to see the colors. Manga is mostly in black and white colors. It depends on which anime you watch or the manga you read.

Anime is good if you like to watch and listen to the anime characters leaving a bit less up to imagination but isn't at all bad. Manga is by far better and usually goes beyond whats in the anime and the manga is obviously canon(unless otherwise stated by the author its not) so its paced better and both have great art but I'm pretty sure manga's is usually better.

Manga has better art and detailed story.But watching anime brings out the emotions with the voice acting, animation and most important of all background music. Overall I respect manga more but anime is the better experience.

7 Anime vs. Cartoons

Cartoons are pictures drawn or animated and aren't real pictures taken. Anime, on the other hand, are 2D Japanese animations. Anime does fall under the section of cartoons, as it is hand drawn. However, many cartoons, like How to Train Your Dragon, are 3D American and not Japanese, so they are not anime. But even if an anime is called a cartoon, it's not derogatory. There are plenty of great cartoons with good characters, costumes, personalities, story, plot, voices, voice acting, animations, etc. And calling an anime a cartoon does not mean that it is aimed at children. There are many cartoons that are only for adults, and cartoons, while usually aimed at children, are just drawings that are not pictures of real life things.

All anime are cartoons, but not all cartoons are anime, okay? Anime is just shorthand for animation in Japan.
Definition of cartoon: a motion picture using animation techniques to photograph a sequence of drawings rather than real people or objects. Anime does this, it just has a different art style and usually different themes. Sure, western cartoons are usually for a younger audience, but Adult Swim exists for a reason and things like Sailor Moon and Pokemon are considered landmarks of anime.

Anime is better. The plot is more interesting, the characters are much more realistic, the shipping is more fun, and the music is absolutely great!

I watch both but I have to say that Anime is way better than cartoons just because of how mature it is, something that America doesn't normally do.

8 Luffy vs. Naruto

Strength: naruto speed: naruto Offense: naruto defense: naruto claps luffy: naruto and that's Just naruto incomplete kurama.

Luffy at this point in the manga beats Naruto due to Luffys awakening, also don't forget the story isn't even over yet so Luffy's power may still grow.

To be honest they both have there strength and there weaknesses cause naruto can just duplicate himself and trick luffy. Or luffy can play passive aggressive and stay back a little wile attacking naruto

Both are great protagonists but I fell more connected with Naruto deep down.

9 Shonen vs. Seinen

Seinen manga and anime is better then Shonen because unlike Shonen, Seinen tells a dark and mature story that can sometimes be better then watching pirates on a boat being stupid.

I think shonen is better although seinen is not far behind.

Seinen for the win

Shonen all the way.

10 Pokemon vs. Digimon vs. Yu-Gi-Oh!

Pokemon was a fat chunk of my childhood show wise, Digimon moved me onto anime and is one of my favorite series to this day, and Yu-Gi-Oh is awesome and all but isn't even close to the master pieces of Digimon and Pokemon. Also, REMEBER Digimon and Pokemon are NOT even REMOTELY the same!

Personally, I think Digimon is better than Pokemon, not to be rude. First off, the first, second, and third seasons' characters do grow up mentally and physically. Second, in some seasons of Digimon, there are darker themes aimed towards older audiences. And third, it always changes up everything in each season, including the timeline, characters, stories, and even the whole Digital World! I mean, I used to be a Pokemon fan, still am, too, but only for the card games, video games, and manga. Another thing, people think that Digimon is just a mere cheap copy of Pokemon, but if you actually DON'T judge a book by it's cover, then you'll see how much different Pokemon and Digimon are! They first started in different ages, one being in 1996/1997 (Tamagotchi Pet) and the other being in February of 1996 (Pokemon Red/Green), so both were released around the same time. Plus, ohohohoho, Digimon is (no offense) millions more times complex, well, in a good way. So that is my post about Pokemon ...more

Digimon beats them all by a landslide if you don't count 02 due to a good plot with nice character development, for a show aimed at a younger audience. yugioh loses because its not really going on the monsters aren't really fighting and its mostly pure luck, not to say its not intense but it just doesn't beat digimon. Pokemon then is just to repetitive and has to much filler and nothing at stake,

Even though I'm not a fan, I still like Digimon the best because Yugioh is pure hax and pokemon is trying to sell, not trying to have a plot (show has been going on for hundreds of episodes and keeps rebooting and making characters dumber to attract a new audience) but Pokemon definitely has a much better game.

The Contenders
11 Sakura vs. Hinata

Hinata and if you choose sakura then you're actually mental. See, I didn't even capitalize the s in her name, because she is less than human or something like that

Hinata no doubt. In beauty, intelligence, loyalty, strength, and just overall character development she overrides sakura

Sakura, both power and physical appearance. Fight me.

Hinata off course

12 Naruto vs. Goku

Goku wins in a fight, Naruto the better written character ".

13 Tokyo Ghoul vs. Akame ga Kill

Akame Ga kill will be my favorite anime due to different types of nostalgia

14 Fullmetal Alchemist (2003) vs. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

Fullmetal alchemist: Brotherhood. Of course. Fullmetal alchemist brotherhood had actual plot structure and source material to go off of. Fullmetal alchemist 2003 had ten or 12 unresolved plot points that are caused when you start running around with a plot like a chicken with its head cut off. (And no, conqueror of Shamballa doesn't solve much anyhow.)

Both are great shows, but only one can be the best let the debates begin!

15 Fan Service vs. No Fan Service

I personally like fan service. It can really help anime by appealing to the audience and actually giving unreasonably hated characters some appreciation from fans. Even though it can take over the story or just be shown too often, for some anime, like DxD for example, they're the main appeal and aspect of the anime. Anime that are not hentai but still have plenty of sex jokes or fan service have a genre and it's called ecchi. Saying that the fan service in DxD is bad is like saying the gore and fights in Naruto are bad.

Yeah, I would have to agree. Personally, I enjoy fan service, but sometimes it can take over the anime, and get in the way of the plot. Although, there are many anime series that have plots, but are chock full of fan service, where many people don't watch it for the plot, nor do they care about it, hence the infamous and ever-so-sarcastic term,"I watch it for the plot."

I don't mind a little fan service, especially if it's for humour. But what I do mind is if there is so much that it gets in the way of the story, and sometimes I'd like to show a cool anime scene to my friends without there being fan service

I don't mind the fan service in Fairy Tail, but in shows like DxD, I'm like really?

16 Goku vs. Superman

Don't get me wrong I am a huge Dragon Ball fanatic but this is such an unfair comparison.

Easily Goku. He can destroy multi-verses.

17 Funimation vs. Viz Media vs. Bandai

The three best known anime dub companies (san the infamious 4kids). The people who enjoy English dubs will debate what company makes the best English dubs. This is also the debate between what the best Dragon Ball dub is as well.

Funimation and viz media are the best and bandai is just a wannabe anime company

18 Yandere vs. Tsundere

I like tsundere more. Yandere generally just have there dere type as their entire personality and their love interest as their backstory and only character development (my world was grey and dull and I didn't have a reason to keep going, until I met them). Yandere can refer to people obsessed with violence or just crazy people in general, but I have the same reason above for why I don't really like those. But tsundere just means that they are defensive to the point of violence, get embarrased easily, or won't admit their love. Even though it can be a big chunk of their character, they generally have a genuinely sad and usually sometimes very unique reason as to why they're always rejecting the other. This is just my preference, I'm also biased just because kuudere are my favorites and some are somewhat similar to tsundere

In my opinion I think yandere are very entretaining but when it comes to love stories I would much rather read a "tsundere ghost king" than "yandere girl stalked me home". just my opinion on romance

19 Killua Zoldyck vs. Rock Lee

Rock Lee stomps no debate. Killua is not keeping up with the power of of the 8 gates.

Its killua for me

20 Todoroki vs. Jojo

First of all, which Jojo? Second, if it's Jonathan, Joseph, or Jotaro, they would lose because they're just superhuman. The only Jojos that can beat Todoroki are Giorno and Jotaro (Eyes Of Heaven).

21 Lelouch vi Britannia vs. Light Yagami

Lelouch vi Brittania. As an anime I prefer death note but Light's acting is actually painful to watch. He is an idealist and his philosophy that all criminals do not deserve to live is not justified as fat Americans in front of a T.V. screen are way more disgusting.
Lelouch vi Brittania is portrayed in the show as a genius. He is unpredictable, good at lying/acting and very amusing. His actions in the end of the show were the most shocking as he was portrayed as a narcissist for the most part.
I can see that Lelouch is much less mentally stable and his whining can get annoying but its just because unlike Light he had an interesting backstory, which is one of the things that anime does better than any Hollywood movie/show.

22 Netero vs. Roshi
23 Chibi vs. the Real Thing

I absolutely love chibi! At first, I didn't know what they were, but when I clicked on it, I was captured by the cuteness. However, my love for chibi is not as much as the real thing. True, I enjoy looking at them, but I really like the real version too. However, if anyone else sees this, please say what you think! There can never be any wrong answers with this.

24 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha vs. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

PMMM! Honestly the story is pretty good and don't even get me started on Kyubeys design! He's just the cutest little devil!

I would go with MGLN. PMMM is the most overrated magical girl anime ever.

25 Angel Beats! vs. Clannad

Angel Beats to me had the far greater ending and overall felt more saddening and memorable throughout its progression. In my opinion both of these short anime series are terrific and pull so hard at your heart strings, it's a difficult choice in my eyes since both are so great at what they are trying to do but Angel Beats just honestly made me feel something more. I recommend both shows highly and they are very incredible master pieces, so go give'm a watch!

Both really sad anime. Both Romances. Can't really decide which one is better.

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