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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)
23rd Jan '16 9:43:11 PM Willbyr
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* The sexual content in the ''{{Zeorymer}}'' manga is so [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment random]] and [[CoitusEnsues clumsy]] that one can't help but laugh. Notable examples include the title robot's IUD power source, the [[AnIcePerson icicle rape]] scene, and an abrupt shot of female lead Miku's elderly adopted father giving her oral sex. To make things even funnier, despite Miku having a teenage body while clothed, she often [[OffModel suddenly has a little girl's body]] while nude.

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* The sexual content in the ''{{Zeorymer}}'' ''Manga/{{Zeorymer}}'' manga is so [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment random]] and [[CoitusEnsues clumsy]] that one can't help but laugh. Notable examples include the title robot's IUD power source, the [[AnIcePerson icicle rape]] scene, and an abrupt shot of female lead Miku's elderly adopted father giving her oral sex. To make things even funnier, despite Miku having a teenage body while clothed, she often [[OffModel suddenly has a little girl's body]] while nude.
10th Jan '16 9:35:20 AM JTurner82
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* That said, not all of Macek's dubs turned out well. ''Anime/VampireHunterD'' was one of his weakest ones, with a lot of soundtrack tinkering, miscast voices (particularly D and especially Dan), acting ranging from monotone to uneven to laughable. Matters were not helped by a cheesy sounding script and fake Transylvanian accents. Sentai's newer version dials all that back and offers generally better performances (although ironically, fans of the Streamline version are now suddenly saying the new dub is badů despite the fact that the Streamline dub was given similarly bad reviews by the anime community at the time of its release!) (Could fall under UnpleasableFanbase.

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* That said, not all of Macek's dubs turned out well. ''Anime/VampireHunterD'' was one of his weakest ones, with a lot of soundtrack tinkering, miscast voices (particularly D and especially Dan), acting ranging from monotone to uneven to laughable. Matters were not helped by a cheesy sounding script and fake Transylvanian accents. Sentai's newer version dials all that back and offers generally better performances (although ironically, fans of the Streamline version are now suddenly saying the new dub is badů despite the fact that the Streamline dub was given similarly bad reviews by the anime community at the time of its release!) (Could fall under UnpleasableFanbase.)



* The Manga UK dub of ''Anime/{{WickedCity}}'' is laughably terrible. Lots of ill-fitting voices, dialogue that ranges from so bad it's funny to stilted. The overuse of profanity doesn't help either. ''Anime/{{Demon City Shinjuku}}'''s dub by Manga UK is just as bad.

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* The Manga UK dub of ''Anime/{{WickedCity}}'' is laughably terrible. Lots of ill-fitting voices, dialogue that ranges from so bad it's funny to stilted. ("Don't ever think you can win this battle you pathetic aniMAAAAAAL!") The overuse of profanity doesn't help either. ''Anime/{{Demon City Shinjuku}}'''s dub by Manga UK is just as bad.bad, with various accents embarrassingly slapped onto every character for no particular reason whatsoever.
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