Comparing The Pokémon Anime In Japanese To Its English Dub

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If you’ve ever wanted to know how the latest Pokémon anime stacks up to the Japanese original, here’s your chance to find out.

Besides the language and the voices, the biggest difference appears to be that the English dub lacks much of the audible oomph that the Japanese original has, especially when the soundtrack cuts out during dramatic sequences.

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Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.