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11th Aug '16 7:12:55 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Anything produced by Joseph Lai. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpG1hWQwulA This]] is a super-cheesy, {{Narm}}tastic, production full of ridiculous shots, overused gestures, and even MELODRAMATIC camera shots of characters' faces when they announce something stupid. The pronunciation sounds odd, too, to the point where even saying "You married a human being" sounds more like a human bean! In other words: TheyJustDidntCare!

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* Anything produced by Joseph Lai. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpG1hWQwulA This]] is a super-cheesy, {{Narm}}tastic, production full of ridiculous shots, overused gestures, and even MELODRAMATIC camera shots of characters' faces when they announce something stupid. The pronunciation sounds odd, too, to the point where even saying "You married a human being" sounds more like a human bean! In other words: TheyJustDidntCare!bean!



* The Swedish dub of ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'' deserves some accolades here. All the voices are done by a single guy (yes, all the women too, which goes over as well as you would expect), lots of inappropriate swearing that was never there in the first place, and it falls so often into BlindIdiotTranslation that there's a rumour circulating Swedish forums that the translation and dubbing was done by a Danish guy. One piece of proof is how Jet says "Today me wins" at one point (which is acceptable in Danish, but utterly laughable in most other languages). It actually manages to sound like a Google Translate translation made before Google Translate existed. Since the proof video was taken down, compensation comes in the form of this piece of dialogue that shows more than anything else that TheyJustDidntCare:

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* The Swedish dub of ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'' deserves some accolades here. All the voices are done by a single guy (yes, all the women too, which goes over as well as you would expect), lots of inappropriate swearing that was never there in the first place, and it falls so often into BlindIdiotTranslation that there's a rumour circulating Swedish forums that the translation and dubbing was done by a Danish guy. One piece of proof is how Jet says "Today me wins" at one point (which is acceptable in Danish, but utterly laughable in most other languages). It actually manages to sound like a Google Translate translation made before Google Translate existed. Since the proof video was taken down, compensation comes in the form of this piece of dialogue that shows more than anything else that TheyJustDidntCare:



*** From Malaysia, we also have the rare [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wG84efH4sw "Speedy" dub]], named after the company that produced it. Not only is the voice acting ''extremely'' corny, but the translations are incredibly ludicrous, with lines such as "Black human beings dislike the sound of rubbing glass probably the soundwave of the whistle, which a human being blows might echoessummly irritating the ears of the Namek people, the nerve cut any other phase." And almost all of them (including the aforementioned one) are delivered [[MotorMouth like the voice actors were high on caffeine.]] As an added bonus, the music distorts from time to time because of the dub's [[TheyJustDidntCare incredibly poor audio transferring methods]], giving the impression that the soundtrack itself pretty much gave up on this dub. On paper, it sounds SoBadItsHorrible. When you listen to it, however, it's one gigantic riot-fest. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0AzeAIb7ws Here are]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksg6KOlt0bk a few]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upy2SEnP9MU samples]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo37377GB5M for your]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nSr4HSqrj8 viewing pleasure.]]

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*** From Malaysia, we also have the rare [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wG84efH4sw "Speedy" dub]], named after the company that produced it. Not only is the voice acting ''extremely'' corny, but the translations are incredibly ludicrous, with lines such as "Black human beings dislike the sound of rubbing glass probably the soundwave of the whistle, which a human being blows might echoessummly irritating the ears of the Namek people, the nerve cut any other phase." And almost all of them (including the aforementioned one) are delivered [[MotorMouth like the voice actors were high on caffeine.]] As an added bonus, the music distorts from time to time because of the dub's [[TheyJustDidntCare incredibly poor audio transferring methods]], methods, giving the impression that the soundtrack itself pretty much gave up on this dub. On paper, it sounds SoBadItsHorrible. When you listen to it, however, it's one gigantic riot-fest. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0AzeAIb7ws Here are]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksg6KOlt0bk a few]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upy2SEnP9MU samples]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo37377GB5M for your]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nSr4HSqrj8 viewing pleasure.]]



* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZPilQgpWmY Singaporean dub]] of ''Franchise/OnePiece'' from Odex. There's a particular moment you can hear ''the Japanese voice track'' (around 1:44 in the video), but [[TheyJustDidntCare with the volume turned down]].

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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZPilQgpWmY Singaporean dub]] of ''Franchise/OnePiece'' from Odex. There's a particular moment you can hear ''the Japanese voice track'' (around 1:44 in the video), but [[TheyJustDidntCare with the volume turned down]].down.
25th Jun '16 3:30:26 AM rjd1922
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** The 4Kids dub probably counts now, due to its unbelievably hokey scripts and stereotypical voices. But when it was the only dub available at the time, it was just "So Bad, It's ''TRAGIC''.

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** The 4Kids dub probably counts now, due to its unbelievably hokey scripts and stereotypical voices. But when it was the only dub available at the time, it was just "So Bad, It's ''TRAGIC''.''TRAGIC''".
24th Jun '16 5:59:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhTheMoviePyramidOfLight'' could be considered one of the worst anime movies ever pumped out by [[FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]], for taking the bad plots, dialog, voice acting, and ProductPlacement leaps and bounds farther than even ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' has managed to do. There are reasons, though, that some find the movie so hilariously bad that it was entertaining: the entire lack of explanation as to why anything was happening, or why Yami was suddenly able to summon a gigantic glowy dragon, plus the random [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting kung fu fights]] with mummies led to [[{{Narm}} much inappropriately-timed laughter]]. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9XVt7zj5g4 Abridged version]] sums it up: "I can't help but feel as if it was some sort of cheap cash-in made to promote a bunch of cards." Japan got a novelization and some extra scenes that explained more of the plot (which helped little to none at all.)

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhTheMoviePyramidOfLight'' could be considered one of the worst anime movies ever pumped out by [[FourKidsEntertainment [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]], for taking the bad plots, dialog, voice acting, and ProductPlacement leaps and bounds farther than even ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' has managed to do. There are reasons, though, that some find the movie so hilariously bad that it was entertaining: the entire lack of explanation as to why anything was happening, or why Yami was suddenly able to summon a gigantic glowy dragon, plus the random [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting kung fu fights]] with mummies led to [[{{Narm}} much inappropriately-timed laughter]]. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9XVt7zj5g4 Abridged version]] sums it up: "I can't help but feel as if it was some sort of cheap cash-in made to promote a bunch of cards." Japan got a novelization and some extra scenes that explained more of the plot (which helped little to none at all.)



* The [[FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]] dub of ''Anime/YuGiOh'' sometimes has the dialogue of a cheesy 80's movie.

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* The [[FourKidsEntertainment [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]] dub of ''Anime/YuGiOh'' sometimes has the dialogue of a cheesy 80's movie.
24th May '16 7:53:36 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''[[TransformersArmada Transformers: Armada]]'' 's dub: "Stairs? This keeps getting weirder and weirder!", the fight scenes where nobody seems to move, the [[InactionSequence long pauses between responses from characters]], the lack of movement in ''non''-fight scenes... the failure to keep track of which character has which name...

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* ''[[TransformersArmada ''[[Anime/TransformersArmada Transformers: Armada]]'' 's dub: "Stairs? This keeps getting weirder and weirder!", the fight scenes where nobody seems to move, the [[InactionSequence long pauses between responses from characters]], the lack of movement in ''non''-fight scenes... the failure to keep track of which character has which name...
24th Apr '16 3:28:05 PM Cavery210
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCk4zqd0pg0 Ice Cube's notorious rap]] is this for ''Anime/DragonBallGT''.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCk4zqd0pg0 Ice Cube's The notorious Welcome to the Grand Tour rap]] is this for ''Anime/DragonBallGT''.
20th Mar '16 9:28:48 PM Kelothan
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* The original English theme for ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', "Rock the Dragon". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdFy2lWc3lo Dragon Dragon, Rock the Dragon, Dragon Ball Z *roar*]]

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* The original English theme for ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', "Rock the Dragon".Dragon", isn't a better choice then the original song. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdFy2lWc3lo Dragon Dragon, Rock the Dragon, Dragon Ball Z *roar*]]



* The English theme song for ''Anime/SonicX'': [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTHsOSGJHN0 Gotta go FAST!]] [[Anime/SonicX Gotta go FAST!]] [[MemeticMutation Gotta go]] [[EarWorm FASTER FASTER FASTER FASTER FASTER]]...

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* The English theme song for ''Anime/SonicX'': ''Anime/SonicX'' is a cheesy pop song that over uses the Gotta go fast phrase: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTHsOSGJHN0 Gotta go FAST!]] [[Anime/SonicX Gotta go FAST!]] [[MemeticMutation Gotta go]] [[EarWorm FASTER FASTER FASTER FASTER FASTER]]...



* ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'''s English dub fits here pretty well. It was one of the earliest serious attempts to straight-dub an anime ''without'' resorting to {{Bowdleris|e}}ation or {{Macekre}}-ing, but the results? Not too good. Actually, the dub is pretty laughable to listen to now with all the monotone performances and voices that sound way too old for most of the characters. The Knight Sabers' voices almost sound like they're from ''Series/DesigningWomen'' (which makes sense considering the dub was made in North Carolina), and Leon sounds like an aged TimAllen. Fortunately, the ''Tokyo 2040'' reboot got a much better treatment, as it was made years later by Creator/ADVFilms, and its quality is more in-line with modern English anime dubs.

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* ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'''s English dub fits here pretty well. It was one of the earliest serious attempts to straight-dub an anime ''without'' resorting to {{Bowdleris|e}}ation or {{Macekre}}-ing, ''uncut'', but the results? Not too good. Actually, the dub is pretty laughable to listen to now with all the monotone performances and voices that sound way too old for most of the characters. The Knight Sabers' voices almost sound like they're from ''Series/DesigningWomen'' (which makes sense considering the dub was made in North Carolina), and Leon sounds like an aged TimAllen. Fortunately, the ''Tokyo 2040'' reboot got a much better treatment, as it was made years later by Creator/ADVFilms, and its quality is more in-line with modern English anime dubs.



* On its own, ''Anime/GarzeysWing'' is generally considered to be horrible (in fact it earned an entry on the Horrible version of this page). A stunningly inept English dub, however, elevates it straight into this category.
* The weird ''LightNovel/GuinSaga'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmEESOXQJso English dub]], produced by Creator/SentaiFilmworks (not exactly known for their quality work; oh how far they've fallen since the ADV days), and directed by one of the most controversial ADR directors ever, Steven Foster, is ''so'' full of this. Taking advantage of it being a ClicheStorm, the characters either [[LargeHam overreact]] or [[DullSurprise underreact]] in the non-action scenes.

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* On its own, ''Anime/GarzeysWing'' is generally considered to be horrible (in fact it earned an entry on the Horrible version of this page). A stunningly inept English dub, however, elevates it straight into this category.
category (it also has an entry there so be cautious).
* The weird ''LightNovel/GuinSaga'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmEESOXQJso English dub]], produced by Creator/SentaiFilmworks (not exactly known for their quality work; oh how far they've fallen since the ADV days), not surprising when you consider it is just a slice of ADV), and directed by one of the most controversial ADR directors ever, Steven Foster, is ''so'' full of this. Taking advantage of it being a ClicheStorm, the characters either [[LargeHam overreact]] or [[DullSurprise underreact]] in the non-action scenes.



* Pretty much any {{Hentai}} anime to ever receive an English dub falls into this, by virtue of the fact that most professional voice actors don't want to have porn on their resume (or at least don't want to use their real/stage name when doing that). This means that the only people available to do the voices are either amateur voice actors, or actual porn stars. The most infamous examples are ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU3Gg696yrM Bible Black]]'', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR9vnrlsQ3c A Time to Screw]]'', and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLmsVBgZiak Sextra Credit]]''. (links are NSFW, but not explicit)

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* Pretty much any {{Hentai}} anime to ever receive an English dub falls into this, by virtue of the fact that most professional voice actors don't want to have porn on their resume as much as [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] wants to review it (or at least don't want to use their real/stage name when doing that). This means that the only people available to do the voices are either amateur voice actors, or actual porn stars.stars, or in at least one case, ''the Japanese Dub's actors''. The most infamous examples are ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU3Gg696yrM Bible Black]]'', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR9vnrlsQ3c A Time to Screw]]'', and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLmsVBgZiak Sextra Credit]]''. (links are NSFW, but not explicit)
2nd Mar '16 10:32:36 PM Nitramy
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** Do not forget the BigBad: he was given the dub name Price {{Zardoz}}, which leads to a lot of {{narm}}.
2nd Mar '16 10:27:17 PM Nitramy
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* Pretty much any Hentai anime to ever receive an English dub falls into this, by virtue of the fact that most professional voice actors don't want to have porn on their resume. This means that the only people available to do the voices are either amateur voice actors, or actual porn stars. The most infamous examples are ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU3Gg696yrM Bible Black]]'', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR9vnrlsQ3c A Time to Screw]]'', and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLmsVBgZiak Sextra Credit]]''. (links are NSFW, but not explicit)

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* Pretty much any Hentai {{Hentai}} anime to ever receive an English dub falls into this, by virtue of the fact that most professional voice actors don't want to have porn on their resume.resume (or at least don't want to use their real/stage name when doing that). This means that the only people available to do the voices are either amateur voice actors, or actual porn stars. The most infamous examples are ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU3Gg696yrM Bible Black]]'', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR9vnrlsQ3c A Time to Screw]]'', and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLmsVBgZiak Sextra Credit]]''. (links are NSFW, but not explicit)
26th Feb '16 3:10:13 PM Tyranogre
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* Pretty much any Hentai anime to ever receive an English dub falls into this, by virtue of the fact that most professional voice actors don't want to have porn on their resume. This means that the only people available to do the voices are either amateur voice actors, or actual porn stars. The most infamous examples are ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU3Gg696yrM Bible Black]]'', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tR9vnrlsQ3c A Time to Screw]]'', and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLmsVBgZiak Sextra Credit]]''. (links are NSFW, but not explicit)
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