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 - XxOtakuDesuxX

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. - llamabaconllama37

The question through is if more emotion is really better because it seems the Japanese voice acting exaggerates a lot of its voice acting also aren't the English dubs more realistic because they are more subtle. Japanese theater is heavily over the top while American theater is more realistic.


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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 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.

I also love the three of them! But I think Naruto is still slightly better than One Piece

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. - reaperam

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3 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

It's really your opinion I personally prefer code geass because it just has a really amazing plot plus when L died the anime was already pretty screwed

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4 Dragon Ball Z vs Naruto vs One Piece

Goku can destroy the whole universe with out even trying

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. - reaperam


One Piece

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5 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 that Shonen is better because of the graphics

I do prefer seinen however I still like shonen a lot

Seinen for the win

6 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,


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7 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.

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

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. - Rachel_dango_luver

Anime is balling gang gang

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8 Anime Vs. Cartoons

Anime is better because you can show a lot of violence and blood when in cartoons you can't show actual excessive violence and cartoons are more meant for younger kids when a lot of Anime is for an older audience and the artwork in anime is more detailed and better drawn than cartoons

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. - Mcgillacuddy

YES! Anime is much better than cartoons! I love the gore! Cartoons appeal to me, and I enjoy them, but I would rather go with anime anytime.

Anime is way better then cartoons in lots of ways but there are still a few cartoons that I do like

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9 Goku vs Saitama

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

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

Saitama wins

Saitama win

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10 Luffy vs Naruto



Its luffy


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The Newcomers

? Gohan vs Trunks

Gohan is way better in my opinion

The Contenders

11 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

12 Fullmetal Alchemist (2003) vs Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

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

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.)

13 Funimation Vs. Viz Media Vs. Bandai

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

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.


What about Aniplex of America and Sentai Filmworks?

14 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

15 Fan Service vs No 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'm fine with Fan Service if it doesn't take away from the story.

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


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16 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...

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

17 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.

18 Sakura vs Hinata

Oviously Hinata



hinata - reaperam

19 Macross Vs. Robotech

Oh, yeah, I remember this one. I love them both though, great anime, extremely similar with almost the same story. I'd recommend watching any of these.

20 Chitoge vs. Onodera

Know that feeling when you had fights with your siblings because you hate each other's opinions about a topic? Well, Here you go - the most debated topic ever that almost caused toxic wars all over the Twitch, MAL, Facebook etc.

21 Goku vs Superman


Yeah we's superman ;p - reaperam

GOku of corss

22 Saitama vs Goku

My opinion is that Siatama would because he defeats everything in one puck as the anime title emplies. Goku wouldn't have a chance because he has to scream for a few episodes to be a super sayan. Which to me is pretty cool when watching and it get you hyped up for whatever is going to happen next. But, if you look back on it you kind of wonder why he needed to act constipated for a few episodes. That's my take on it anyways. I hope it makes sense to people.


23 Naruto vs Naruto shippuden

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

Naruto stomp period

24 Fairy Tail vs Shiki

Both are really good series with amazing characters and what not...both series are okay in my opinion -TheAnimeGeek

25 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha VS. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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

26 Nanoha Takamachi VS. Fate Testarossa

I like them both but I'm with Team Fate on this one. - PerfectImpulseX

27 Netero vs Roshi
28 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.

The Real Thing

29 Angel Beats! vs Clannad

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

30 Naruhina vs Narusaku (Naruto)
31 Naruto vs Fairy Tale

Which I better

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