Top 10 Best English Dubs of Anime

The Top Ten Best English Dubs of Anime

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.

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.

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. - Rue

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...

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 more.

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

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

It just goes without saying. ^.^

3 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!

4 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!

5 Black Lagoon
6 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 more.
7 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. more.
8 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 more.

At first glance your gonna find it cringy but watch it till the chunin exams arc you will think that its actually decent and besides naruto stops saying "believe it"

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.

9 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 more.
10 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 more.

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11 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 more.
12 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 more.

More like the worst dub.

13 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 more.
14 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

What every romcom harem esque anime dubs should take notes from

15 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.

Awesome action, story, comedy and sketchy! Truely amazing. - caspervermeulen

16 Ghost Stories

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. - MasonOcker

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. - Elric-san

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

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17 Hetalia: Axis Powers

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

18 Mobile Fighter G Gundam Mobile Fighter G Gundam, also known in Japan as Mobile Fighting Legend G Gundam, is a 1994 Japanese animated television series produced by Sunrise and the fifth installment in the long running Gundam franchise.
19 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.

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

No. - Rue

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.

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


I haven't watched this... but on an unrelated note, have any of you thought this was about slavery... y'know... "Black" butler? Just me? Ok... - TrisTris

21 Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
22 Yo-Kai Watch

LOL Dubbed by Disney, still cool.

23 Blood Blockade Battlefront Blood Blockade Battlefront is a Japanese shōnen manga by Yasuhiro Nightow. It has been published bimonthly in the magazine Jump SQ19 from February to April 2009 and moved to Jump Square upon the former's ending.

I love this dub for a few reasons: for one, it takes place in New York, so the characters probably speak English anyway; second, Aaron Dismuke hits it out of the park as Leonardo Watch, turning out even better than the Japanese voice; third, the rest of the cast is absolutely perfect for their respective roles. Someone put this on Toonami!

24 Beyblade Burst
25 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an anime series adapted from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa.
26 Hetalia

Best anime ever. Funniest dub ever. Seriously.

"My grandmother taught me the importance of the maple leaf and its on her honour I uphold it" ~Canada

"I knew fortune cookie would be bad! " ~China

"Am I catholic or am I protestant? God I don't know" ~England.

t hose are just three of many examples.

27 My Hero Academia

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

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!

28 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". more.
29 Hellsing Ultimate Hellsing is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kouta Hirano. It chronicles the efforts of the mysterious and secret Hellsing Organization, as it combats vampires, ghouls, and other supernatural foes who threaten England.
30 Trigun Trigun is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yasuhiro Nightow. The manga was serialized in Tokuma Shoten's Shōnen Captain in 1995 with three collected volumes when the magazine was discontinued in 1997.
31 Wolf's Rain Wolf's Rain is an anime series created by writer and story editor Keiko Nobumoto and produced by Bones Studio.

I love these voices! They make the roles their own and know how to perfect dubbed voices. - RoseRedFlower

Wolf’s rain is the best anime ever! I absolutely love it! I was so happy that there were English dub’s!
They sound so amazing. And the voices definitely suit each and every one of them!
I am just so happy with this! 😆😍🐺

32 Yugioh Zexal Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal is a Japanese manga and anime series and the the fourth Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series, as well as the third main spin-off series of the franchise. The manga began serialization in Shueisha's V-Jump magazine from December 2010 and is licensed in North America by Viz Media.

I slip the flow right in while Yugi fans aren't watching.

33 Kill la Kill Kill la Kill is an anime television series produced by Trigger. In Kill la Kill, Ryuko Matoi transfers to a new high school in order to find her father's murderer.

This show has an EXCELLENT enlish dub.
Both are fantastic, but Id even say the english voice actors did an even better job than the japanese ones. - Lollipopz

34 Attack on Titan Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama, is one of the most popular Japanese anime series to be released. It was first watched in Japan during 2013 and was dubbed in English to be watched in America in 2014. It is best known for its emotional moments, more.
35 Black Clover

Dallas Reid is the greatest actor ever

36 Yu-Gi-Oh! Yu-Gi-Oh! was aired from 2000 to 2004 in Japan, and 2002 to 2006 in the US. It continues where the Toei Anime Left off. When 10th grader Yugi Muto solves the Millenium Puzzle, Yami Yugi emerges, taking control of him to help his friends. In Duel Monsters, they mostly played children's card games because more.
37 Hell Girl
38 Kaze no Stigma Kaze no Stigma is a Japanese light novel series written by Takahiro Yamato and illustrated by Hanamaru Nanto. After the death of the author on July 20, 2009, the story remains incomplete at twelve volumes. A 24-episode anime adaptation directed by Junichi Sakata and animated by Gonzo aired from April–September more.
39 Eureka Seven Eureka Seven, known in Japan as Psalms of Planets Eureka Seven, is a 2005 Japanese anime series created by Bones.
40 Blood+ Blood+ pronounced "Blood Plus," is an anime series produced by Production I.G and Aniplex and directed by Junichi Fujisaku.
41 The Legend of the Legendary Heroes
42 Space Dandy
43 Durarara!!

Sooo amazing! Every voice fits their character!

44 The Nutshack The Nutshack is an American adult animated sitcom created by Ramon Lopez, and co-created by Jesse Hernandez.

It's so good - jmike

45 Your Lie In April Your Lie in April, known in Japan as Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso or just simply Kimiuso, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoshi Arakawa.
46 Wakfu

I'm really into this one.

47 Cardcaptor Sakura Cardcaptor Sakura, abbreviated as CCS and also known as Cardcaptors, is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by the manga group Clamp.

I'm talking about the Animax English dub. - PerfectImpulseX

48 Sgt. Frog
49 My First Girlfriend is a Gal / Hajimete no Gal
50 Puella Magi Madoka Magica
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