* @/{{Smokie}}: The ''german'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' dub. It's great. I consider all voices pretty equal to the original. They don't miss to reflect the personalities at all! Luffy still has a hotblooded childish voice, Zoro is still gruff, Sanji still has a gentleman voice.. You get the point. They also held back with the editing/cutting, which does ''not'' happen very often on our shonen-anime channel Creator/RTL2. (It's for us Germans what is FourKidsEntertainment for you.)
** Ziekette: As someone who grew up watching German dubbed anime, I will absolutely vouch for that. In fact, the One Piece German dub is so good, I find it hard to listen in any other language. Possibly because they cut out some of the {{Narm}} of Luffy calling his attacks. Also, the intro tune is [[EarWorm ridiculously catchy]].
** @/{{Smokie}}: I'll take the German dub of ''SamuraiChamploo''. The voices fit perfectly. The only reason I didn't completely watch it in German is because the video quality sucks. I'm very picky about this stuff.
** Tropers/GermanTroper: Contested. The dubbing studio was under orders by Creator/RTL2 to "hold back" the actors when dealing with extreme emotions such as anger, hot-bloodedness, etc.
*** Given the over-the-top performance even "restrained" voice actors delivered, that might have been a good decision.
** Tropers/HansFrollo While I think most Voice Actors fit perfectly, I think the german dialogs are terrible. They consist only of proverbs and aren't as 'explicit' as the original. For example, when Robin warns Nami in Skypiea, she says in the original: "When the rope cuts, you'll die." In German: "When the rope cuts, you have bad luck." Or Hatchans speech in the Human Auctioning House! JAP: "I am worthless dirt!" German: "Sometimes I have been clumsy." That's... not good...
* The German dub of pretty much any Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger movie, especially ''Film/RedSonja'': making the lead pair actually sound badass instead of Haeffing Vays Of Maeking Hyu Tolk makes the movie so much less campy.
** Tropers/GermanTroper: Seconded. By upping the [[LargeHam Ham]], RatedMForManly becomes TestosteronePoisoning, making any action flick much more enjoyable. To put this into context: With this sort of dub, ''Film/LastActionHero'' actually WORKS as a parody.
* In my opinion, the French and German dubs for ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' are both really, really good.
* Can you believe someone can actually dub HeathLedger and sound pretty amazing? See German Joker [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaU84UlJKbo here.]]
* Tropers/{{Ymir}}: The German dub of Film/TheLordOfTheRings movie trilogy is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEwNKhenkdg epic]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyWxsOv3FGc to the extent]] that it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUhATbKpw5A rivals]] the original english dialogue. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fvsfI6Yq-g The Witch King's voice]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g80E9EYr8MM Theoden's speeches]] deserve particular credit. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6sKC6otB_s The French dub]] is also great, just not nearly as...awesome.
* Tropers/{{Ospero}}: WesternAnimation/AmericanDad, the German dub. As if it weren't enough that they actually managed to get Patrick Stewart's German voice actor for Avery Bullock, they also got Jonathan Frakes' voice actor for Stan. Gives an entire new level to all those ''Franchise/StarTrek'' references...
* SpongebobSquarepants in German. The voices are very fitting and have comedic tones, much like the original American version.
** There are other dubs that I think are great, but I can't list and describe them all here. Among them are SchoolRumble, Anime/{{Monster}}, PaniPoniDash, {{Trigun}}, SoulEater, and CromartieHighSchool.
* [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Batman:TB&TB]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf4-zRmDxio This]] is not Niel Patrick Harris singing flawless german. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwYjGDIWlNw Compare!]]
* While ''Series/TheXFiles'' in German is generally not the best dub ever, I liked Scully's dub voice a lot better than Creator/GillianAnderson's voice, making the character sound more level-headed and rational.
** The same goes for the German voices of [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy and Willow]]. I couldn't believe how squeaky the original voices are.
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' is a possible contender for best German anime dub of all time. The original music, the believeable voices - everything works the way it is supposed to.
* The CaptainFuture anime is so terrible in the original Japanese and English dub that it's almost unknown now in those countries (in fact, its tropes page is currently empty). However, the German dub not only did a good job with the voice acting, but also had an awesome soundtrack, making the series a cult classic there. To see what I'm talking about, compare the bad original [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPncFh_sR0Y Japanese]] and the horrid [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_57XARGmFQ&feature=related English]] intros with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ8H2csE9bU German]] version.
* The German dub of Murder by Death retains the accents extremely well and has a near faithful translation (with nearly all jokes that don't work in German rewritten and some added gags). It helps that all the dubbers in the cast were extremely talented.
* Almost any German ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' dub has better performances and tighter scripting than the often crude (if charming) export English dubs from which they were based. ''Film/KingKongVsGodzilla'', based on the U.S. version, polishes a lot of the oddities from the English script and generally sounds smarter.
* While the script writing is rather sub-par, and the translation isn't perfect, in terms of the voice acting, the German dub of ''VisionOfEscaflowne'' is ''ungodly'' awesome. Not only do all the voices match the characters perfectly (except for Merle, Celena, Jajuka (they pronounce his name wrong!!!), Gatti, Naria, and Zongi, but it's more a matter of their general voices. Their actors are still very talented at conveying what they need to convey, and everyone does it great!), there's SO MUCH emotion thrown into them and they convey them '''SO WELL''' that they actually feel so natural, so convincing, and so gosh darn realistic, like you've heard these voices in real life before! Whoever cast these actors really knew what they were doing. Julia Meynen does such an adorable Hitomi, and I could be kidding myself here, but I swear to God, Bjorn Schalla (Van) sounds completely like a German version of Tomokazu Seki! Listen to how he screams in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke26vKmBMZw#t=1m43s this scene]]. He's able to seamlessly go from sweet and gentle to wild and fierce in seconds, and I love it! As much as I love Brian Drummond, Peter Fletchner made Allen sound more manly and chivalrous. Folken's voice is higher than normal, but he knows how to make him sound like a great WellIntentionedExtremist KnightTemplarBigBrother. Horst Lampe's Dornkirk is awesome. Heck, even minor characters like Miguel (Tommy Morgenstern! He plays [[Manga/DragonBall Goku!]]) and Chesta (His actor plays [[Manga/DeathNote L]]!) have awesome voices along with awesome voice acting! I forget who Prince Chid's voice actor is, but he does an ABSOLUTELY ''ADORABLE'' Chid! His cute voice alone makes me wanna [[ImTakingHerHomeWithMe hug him!]] However, I seriously need to give '''''MAJOR''''' kudos to the lady who does ''Dilandau's'' German dub voice, Claudia Urbschat-Mingues. OH MY FREAKING GOD, she seriously '''''NAILED EVERY SINGLE FIBER''''' of Dilandau's being, and not only that, upped his creepiness and craziness by 9000 (Don't believe me? Watch this clip from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O0WYjb6AdY&feature=plcp Episode seven and see if that evil cackle doesn't scare the living crap out of you.]]!) She puts so much more emotion in him (especially in his sad scenes, like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LpWjtpl4go&feature=g-hist#t=13m36s this one from episode 16! OH MY GOD. I want to cry!!]]) than anyone else I know, even upstaging Takayama (don't kill me!)! Thank you, Claudia! You have forever shaped my headcanon of everything related to Dilandau! Thou hast earned my eternal devotion! Also, the sinsiter, [[Film/TheShining Shining-esque]], sing-songy way she says [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvIQBoxiirM&list=UUEfBci2SD0wCmfoaiibNw0A&index=7#t=14m36 this line in episode 23 scares the crap out of me every time, along with that laugh that comes right after]].
* The ''TheRenAndStimpyShow'' is relatively obscure in Germany, but has an excellent, highly acclaimed dub. The voices are ''completely'' different from the originals, and yet they maintain the spirit of the characters; the dialogue inflections are great (most of the time), and both [[NiceHat Santiago]] [[StraightGay Ziesmer]] and [[CampGay Oliver]] [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl Feld]] inject energy and an abundance of emotion into the dub. Ziesmer is great at conveying emotion and even manages to sound scarier than John K. at times, and Feld, who is even better, displays more range in one role than he does in his entire repertoire. You have got to hear him to believe it; he very nearly bests Billy West at times. His voice is expressive and yet completely natural. Just watch any episode and you'll find out. The director of the dub is Nadine Geist, who while not always allowing everything dubbed, seems to really know how to push her actors to the limit. The best dubbed episodes are: [[http://www.myvideo.de/watch/3156775/Die_Ren_Stimpy_Show_S01E03_Part_1_3 Weltraumkoller]] ("Space Madness"), [[http://vimeo.com/50368356 Robin Hoek and Schwester Stimpy]] (Robin Hoek and Nurse Stimpy), [[http://www.myvideo.de/watch/3156935/Die_Ren_Stimpy_Show_S01E04_Part_2_3 Der Kleinste Riese]] (The Littlest Giant) [[http://vimeo.com/49516909 Stimpys Sohn]] (Son of Stimpy), Stimpys Fanclub and [[Koeniglich-Kanadische Yakreiter im Kilt http://www.myvideo.de/watch/7399678/Ren_Stimpy_Koeniglich_Kanadische_Yakreiter_Hymne]] (Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen; unfortunately I can only find the song.) As of late all the videos have been removed.
** Yet another Feld example is ''CatsDontDance''. While he isn't a great singer, he absolutely ''bursts'' with charm as Danny; in fact, I like him much more than the original.
** And now someone different to gush over: [[{{Adorkable}} Ilja Richter]]. While the German dub of the ''MonstersInc'' franchise is okay, Richter just steals the show as Mike Wazowski. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDDg1ZdDDaM Even in ''Mikes Neues Auto'' he's great! He gives Mike completely his own character and practically upstages Billy Crystal as a result. (Some of his screams needed work, though, like when Mike is bitten on the hand and has his fingers slammed in ''Incorporated'')
* {{Star Wars The Clone Wars}} also has a very great dubbing, mainly because (in contrary to the [[TheOtherDarrin original version]]) pretty much all the actors who were hired for the voice-over of the Live Action Film's returned. Even the VA's for characters like Darth Maul or Ki-Adi-Mundi, who had no more than 3 lines, reprised their roles! The acting is great and passionate, and the translation and pronounciation correct. Plus, there is a way higher number of different actors, thus much less cases of {{Talking to Himself}}.
* Most [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]] movies are well-dubbed in any language, but the German dub of ''Disney/TheLionKing'' deserves special credit. Not only do the voice actors and singers (particularly Thomas Fritsch as Scar) capture the characters ''marvelously'' -- all the while giving them their own spin and nuances -- but the ''songs'' are impeccably adapted into the language, and the movie takes on a character of its own -- while losing nothing from the original English version. Seriously, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QgL6CyoQaI listen]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgHFK4JxyJo to]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC9Pkz9dPMU this]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IuLjWoEtr8 stuff!]]
** When you have gems like [[MonstersInc Ilja Richter]] and [[SpongebobSquarepants Eberhard Prüter]], then that's the sign of a good dub!
** I consider every character voiced by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6ZZ2qJu7l8 Joachim Kemmer]] to have a better voice than their english counterparts. - Tropers/HansFrollo
* StanleyKubrick himself noted that [=Alex DeLarge=]'s voice actor Jörg Pleva fits better than Malcolm [=McDowell=]'s own voice.
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