Just had some lard a** from New Jersey mock me on Gundam's Facebook because I wanted to know if MS IGLOO had English dubs.
"OMG, you want to watch an English dub? What the hell is wrong with you? I am disappoint. You're not a real Gundam fan."
Well, just for your information, Mr. Jersey, I'm a Japanese-American who speaks pretty decent Japanese and can listen to it rather fluidly. And I checked your profile. YOU, are not.
So where the hell do you get off telling me I am inferior for wanting to watch a show in my first language, instead of being an American douchebag who pretends he's hardcore by watching a show in a language he doesn't even ******** understand?
Where the hell did this kind of Otaku snobbery come from, anyway?
I have absolutely no clue. It's been around for years, though. I've seen the arguments "the acting is better" and "subs are more accurate" thrown around, but that varies greatly from media to media...and how can you tell if the acting is superior if you can't even understand the language to begin with? It boggles me. It's fine to prefer subs, but the bizarre hipsterism behind rabid sub-humping is kind of weird. Maybe it makes people feel like they're cultured somehow? No idea.
If you understand japanese that well then why would you bother watching an english dub? Most of the time they're worse, like any dub is.
And seriously, you get offended when someone says you're not an actual fan and then start mocking them to make yourself seem somehow ~ *better*~ and more ~*deserving*~ of anime?
It's cartoons for gods sake. Stop crying.
I find that the "I'm a REAL fan because [insert bullshit reason here]" attitude is only vaguely tolerable when it's coming from someone who's still going through the stupid years of early teenhood. After that... yikes.
I'm not Japanese by far, but I know Japanese and can speak it. In fact, I'm studying Japanese to be a doctor in Japan. That's beside the point.
I hate Otaku snobs that think they are better than you for watching the shows with subs. If anything I'd rather watch raws in order to practice my Japanese. I had someone get on my case about not watching Gundam with subs because the voice acting, apparently, was the best quality around and the dub was terrible. (IMO, that isn't true at all. I like watching Gundam dubbed and still do it.) It's honestly quite amusing people still have that mindset.