I usually favor dubs simply because it's what I'm most comortable with. I've been used to viewing anime in the english language since I first knew the existence of both Pokemon, Digimon and Toonami and I never genuinely found it bothersome to my ears. Sometimes I would find parts of certain dubs sound weird, funny, or mediocre, but I would for the most part just brush it off and in the end result find the language I'm most familar with entertaining. That's not to say I don't watch a show in Japanese with subtitles. I've donely plenty of that for nearly 2 years now and I've never found the Japanese language bothersome on the ears. That being said, I'm not as familiar with the Japanese language so it's not like if I had to choose between an english version and a Japanese version of a show, I would pick the Japanese track. Unless there were a few actors who's voices sounded appealing to me or something, then by default I would go with the dub. Only if say I have a show on DVD in dual audio and I want to know what these characters sound like in Japanese or how I would feel by watching the whole show in Japanese audio for once, then I wouldbe curious enough to watch in Japanese. Or if say I wanted to watch a show dubbed and I can't find any episodes dubbed to watch, then I would have to resort to the Japanese track.
"Some anime fans tend to be ignorant about dubs, some may say that dub animes always suck.
There are Japanese voice acting that's just plain terrible. If some would say that dub animes always "suck," then Goku's twelve-year-old, hi-pitch, voice is better than his English?
The later episodes of Tenchi Muyo OVA was the first time were I chose the Japanese over the English, mainly because some of the original English voice actors didn't reprise their roles and got replaced with terrible ones."
This is just my theory, but I think when fans complain about a dub and how it's inferior to the Japanese version, they complain about how the voice alone
from an actor would not sound as appealing as it did in Japanese. Some exmples of criticism I see almost anywhere would be that the voice didn't sound as sexy, cute, manly, moe, funny, etc.
or that the voice actor applied "this" type of voice for the umpteenth time. "He/she sounds the same in this role as he/she did in all his/her other roles."
Now fans can have their opinion about whether a voice sounded as good dubbed as they felt it should. But I personally believe that voice acting is more to do with the acting than the voice. Granted voice work is more to do with the voice compared to film or stage acting, but at the same time actors/actresses will use as much of their voice to express the emotions, mood, tone, and personality of a character whenever neccesary. Now when I think about it, as much as I hear fans complain about the voice, other than an occasional critic, I don't hear fans complain anywhere near as much about whether or not that actor well, "acted out" a certain scene as that the character they play. And like other talented careers like animation, music, or cooking, if a voice actor did a scene that did not make the audience register in their heads "he/she acted badly in this part," then that's the same as a complimenting the voice actor for nailing that scene because the viewers didn't have anything to critize about it.
Also about voice actors/actresses applying the same voice to different characters, considering in most anime shows it's uncommon to find main characters as talking space frogs, or chibi demons and more commonly as boys/girls or a certain age or personality, it can't be helped if voice actors can't use as many varied voices in dubs. That aside, even if an actor applies the same voice for multiple characters, it's not like all
the characters are similar in personality. For example take Johnny Yong Bosch as Ichigo and Lelouch. He obviously apply the same vocal range for both characters, but he expresses the voices differently based on those two character's personalities. Ichigo is a serious guy who always has stuff on his mind and can come with a punkish and somewhat cocky attitude. Lelouch however acts pretty elegant yet sometimes with a ruling attitude to the point where he can sound kinda pompous. He can even be a bit maniacal with power and very emotional.
So despite Johnny applying the same vocal range to Ichigo and Lelouch, he captures both of their different personalities. Ichigo doesn't act
like Lelouch and Lelouch doesn't act