Biggest Anime Debates

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Dubs Vs. Subs

ok I understand both sides of the argument and I honestly don't really care if I watch an anime sub or dub. Most of the time, I watch an anime dub because I like to look at the animation (especially big action-packed fight scenes), but I agree that dubs can mess up the voices. I usually watch subs when I'm eating something crispy and I can't hear the voices over my own chewing

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.

Subs Because I believe sometimes they make the English voices totally mess up my opinion on the character or they just totally crash the characters appeal overall.

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.

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.

I am a huge fan of the big 3 and have seen this debate everywhere. Just appreciate all three of them. They make up my top 3 favorite manga/anime. I think that OP may be slightly better than Naruto and Bleach may come third. But, anyway, I love all of them.

Death Note Vs. Code Geass

Death note is perfect and its one error is the existence of episode 25 but I have to agree the ending of Code Geass is just so perfect and way better than the death note one but If I had to choose it would be death note just because the plot is better and the rival between L and Light is intense but obviously Code Geass is one of the greatest anime ever created.

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.

Dragon Ball Z vs Naruto vs One Piece

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.

Goku can destroy the whole universe with out even trying

NARUTO for the win

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.

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.

Of course anime here. For God's sake it's the video version of manga. How cannot you like it?

It depends on which anime or manga we are talking about. Some animes are basically like trailers for the manga but sometimes the anime stays true to the manga and doesn't leave on a cliff hanger and can be great.

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.

I think that Shonen is better because of the graphics

I do prefer seinen however I still like shonen a lot

Anime Vs. Cartoons

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.

It sometimes depends. I usually root for anime, but cartoons like Steven Universe and Avatar The Last Air bender, are really good shows as well.

Goku vs Saitama

Goku forever...saitama doesn't even have a single tiniest bit of chance

I got sick when people start comparing these two...


Goku win

Luffy vs Naruto

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.

Luffy would win because he can punch naruto from a mile awy


Pokemon Vs. Digimon Vs. Yu Gi Oh!

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

Yugioh because it has technology and even supernatural ancient history and action and battles and all Pokemon has is the same storyline meets someone or does something and team rocket steals a Pokemon but gets defeated by pikachu's thunderbolt it's boring and all digimon is about is the go into a weird world and have to save it because the digimon can't do it themselves and the make friends with digimon as if they were humans when they are more like weird animals trying to be heroic.

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

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

Sakura, both power and physical appearance. Fight me.

Hinata off course


Tokyo Ghoul vs Akame ga Kill

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

Kaneki will have the whole akame roster for dinner in one sitting lol...Tokyo ghoul all the way

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!

Naruto vs Goku

I'm pretty sure Goku would win is pretty much a god he shook the universe by punching Beerus fist and before he even went super saiyan (or knew how) he was at planet destruction level which means he could destroy a planet easily (with a ki blast at least) Frieza (in the Resurrection of F movie) pushed on the planet and destroyed it. Broly destroy the entire south galaxy in a instant Naruto's rasengan could only destroy parts of the planet like tiny little junks nothing major Goku could wipe out the universe if he wanted to...

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

Naruto uzumaki (teen) in my flat out honest opinion can not beat Goku maybe he would be a warm up.
n ow were talking about hokage Naruto, he is just so strong he is not a power house not even Ichigo mixed with luffy and toriko bull NO HE is now on the most bull level of power...the Goku level...(no I'm not trollin people) Goku I can admit can get the drop on Naruto but...after seeing him clash with arale I'm gonna say that Naruto can mess him up lets play role swit ch. l ets put Naruto in arale's place right before Goku shoots a kamehameha to do the clash moment in every anime, Naruto has been seen jumping out of the way from a kamehameha wave in the jstars intro and it was a fast kamehameha t oo. n ow if Goku does instantaneous transmission he would still miss due to the 2 second window that is made when Goku transfers from the instantaneous transmission pla ne. n aruto is now a perfected sage that has all tailed beast so stack all of the speed boosts over all the years ...more

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

What about Aniplex of America and Sentai Filmworks?

Fan Service vs No Fan Service

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

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 the fan service in Fairy Tail, but in shows like DxD, I'm like really?

I'm fine with Fan Service if it doesn't take away from the story.

Yandere vs. 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

Tsundres are good people that look mean and yandres are evil people that look good

Todoroki vs Jojo

It would be a close fight but jojo

Goku vs Superman

Yeah we's superman ;p

Lelouch vi Brittania 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.

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.

Netero vs Roshi
Angel Beats! vs Clannad

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

Clannad, by far my favourite anime, I related to it way too much

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.

Naruto vs Naruto shippuden

The young naruto is good but once naruto grew it took it to a whole new level.

Naruto stomp period

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