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i know this topic has been done to death but i just wanted to get some opinions on this. Growing up in Ireland I had very little exposure to subtitled movies and tv shows and my exposure to anime was very limited until after 2000. Because of this when I started really getting into anime I only watched dubs as subtitles just felt so alien to me. now some fansubs i did watch (i dont anymore btw, i reformed) but mostly what i bought or downloaded was dubs. i always heard about the majority of dubs being poor but i stuck with them cos i felt watching a sub i was less involved in a show; constantly having to read the subs at the bottom meant i could not follow the action as closely or appreciate the animation as much. but Lately dubs are really starting to get on my nerves for one specific reason. That being i am getting really sick of the same voice actors being used over and over again in  the english dubs.  Now i am not saying that all the dub actors are bad, some are terrible, but most of them dont seem to change their voice at all when doing a new character. 2 perfect examples i have come across in the last month will highlight this. Alucard from hellsing and terriermon from Digimon are two of my fave characters and the voices of Crispin Freeman and Mona Marshall are synonymous with those characters in my head. i just finished watching otogo zoshi and mona did a voice and everytime the character spoke all i heard was terriormon and the same thing happened today when i started a new show and Crispin freeman and Melissa Fahn (Rika from digimon tamers, another fave) were doing voices and that just gets on my nerves because they just sound too similar to their other characters . Some voice actors do seem to be capable of making each character unique, Johnny Yong Bosch being the one that springs to mind. From Kaneda in Akira to Vash the Stampede i know its the same actor but each character voice still sounds different enough IMO.
 I have to imagine there is a ton of talented voice actors out there , why don't the companies who are in charge of the dubs hire someone else for a change. maybe i have just been unlucky with the shows i have watched lately but i am just finding the same voice actors over and over again . i mean in the show i started watching, Noein, i cannot get interested in this character cos when he speaks all i hear is alucard. 
. From what i have read i understand this is not a problem you get with subs and its making me want to switch and get over my resistance to watching only subs.  
is it the fault of the actors who are just lazy or just don't have the range to voice different characters or are the companies to blame for not getting new actors in when doing a Dub?
  Am i overreacting here or does this get on anybody elses nerves ?
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