Posts about Anime
Anime dubs don't suck because the voice actors are bad, the suck because anime dialog is incredibly cringy and most people can't stand to hear it in a language they understand
I'm not an anime hater, I've watched and liked plenty of them over the years. And I am generalizing here, there may well be anime that don't fit this mold but in my experience I have not seen any that really do.
I can't speak to how Japanese people talk to each other, but relative to Western parlance anime dialog tends to be cringy, over-expositioned, and unrealistic (nobody talks that way!), which is why dubs sound so terrible. Remember the famous line Harrison Ford told George Lucas, "George, you can type this shit, but you sure can't say it." That's exactly how anime dialog is. It is passable reading it as a subtitle when it is spoken in a language you don't understand, but when you actually hear someone say it, no matter how good their voice acting is, it can't fix how terrible and artificial the dialog is.