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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.
8th Jan '16 5:21:40 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''[[SpiderRiders "Calling all Spider Riders! Let's Ride!"]]'' preformed by Drake.

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* ''[[SpiderRiders ''[[Anime/SpiderRiders "Calling all Spider Riders! Let's Ride!"]]'' preformed by Drake.
7th Jan '16 8:24:25 PM PrincessGwen
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* ''Anime/AngelCop'': even when not taking into account it's ridiculous and over-the-top profanity-ridden dub, the series as a whole isn't much better. It's filled with buckets of blood, and a stupid plot that shows what could happen if the Jews take over America, and the newly Communist America attempts to take over the world. It's up to Japan to stop them with their awesome technology! Also, the main [[EvilIsSexy sexpot]] villain looks more like a man in drag than anything else. The show is stupid and weird in every way, but that's what makes it such a blast to watch!

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* ''Anime/AngelCop'': even when not taking into account it's its ridiculous and over-the-top profanity-ridden dub, the series as a whole isn't much better. It's filled with buckets of blood, and a stupid plot that shows what could happen if the Jews take over America, and the newly Communist America attempts to take over the world. It's up to Japan to stop them with their awesome technology! Also, the main [[EvilIsSexy sexpot]] villain looks more like a man in drag than anything else. The show is stupid and weird in every way, but that's what makes it such a blast to watch!



* The 80s English dub of ''Anime/{{Akira}}'' provides a ton of nostalgia from those who listened to it when it came out, but by today's standards it's very hard to take seriously, especially with the 2001 redub, which isn't perfect, but is technically superior on pretty much every level. The 80s dub was filled with [[HamAndCheese over-the-top overacting]] from some characters (especially Tetsuo) and robotic ''under''-acting from others with laughable uses of slang like "That PEA brain!" and very poor line readings like "Fight like a MAAAAAAN!!!!" This dub also had many cases of TalkingToHimself, and the whole thing sounded like it was recorded into tin cans. The script was also very confusing (making an already-confusing movie into an outright incomprehensible one), and in one case, accidentally gave Kaneda one of Kei's lines. Almost every character's name was pronounced wrong, notoriously poor Kaneda, who's name came out sounding really close to "Canada." This was especially laughable when Tetsuo's voice actor [[ChewingTheScenery screamed that name at the top of his lungs in the most bizarre way possible]].

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* The 80s English dub of ''Anime/{{Akira}}'' provides a ton of nostalgia from those who listened to it when it came out, but by today's standards it's very hard to take seriously, especially with the 2001 redub, which isn't perfect, but is technically superior on pretty much every level. The 80s dub was filled with [[HamAndCheese over-the-top overacting]] from some characters (especially Tetsuo) and robotic ''under''-acting from others with laughable uses of slang like "That PEA brain!" and very poor line readings like "Fight like a MAAAAAAN!!!!" This dub also had many cases of TalkingToHimself, and the whole thing sounded like it was recorded into tin cans. The script was also very confusing (making an already-confusing movie into an outright incomprehensible one), and in one case, accidentally gave Kaneda one of Kei's lines. Almost every character's name was pronounced wrong, notoriously poor Kaneda, who's whose name came out sounding really close to "Canada." This was especially laughable when Tetsuo's voice actor [[ChewingTheScenery screamed that name at the top of his lungs in the most bizarre way possible]].
29th Dec '15 10:56:05 PM Willbyr
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* ''StarBlazers'' gets this in the first season for its use of cliched plots, lack of action in the space battles[[note]]the forward gun turrets ''[[StockFootage always]]'' rotate just a hair to the right before firing[[/note]], for getting NewPowersAsThePlotDemands, for Desslock's [[ChewingTheScenery on screen ham]] and for his mooks hilariously forced chant every time he appears[[note]]"[[RuleOfThree Deeeeesslock Desslock Desslock]], Deeeeesslock Desslock Desslock..." now repeat every time Desslock is on or near his throne.[[/note]]

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* ''StarBlazers'' ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' gets this in the first season for its use of cliched plots, lack of action in the space battles[[note]]the forward gun turrets ''[[StockFootage always]]'' rotate just a hair to the right before firing[[/note]], for getting NewPowersAsThePlotDemands, for Desslock's [[ChewingTheScenery on screen ham]] and for his mooks hilariously forced chant every time he appears[[note]]"[[RuleOfThree Deeeeesslock Desslock Desslock]], Deeeeesslock Desslock Desslock..." now repeat every time Desslock is on or near his throne.[[/note]]
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