I haven’t been watching too many action dubs these days, or any dubs at all.
At some point you have to expand and watch the original since there aren’t many “dubbed”
But I’ve watched so many in the action genre it’s only right I cover it.
So… let’s get to it.
Best Action Dubbed
1. Black Lagoon
Black Lagoon is about the underworld, crime, gangsters, drug dealers and smuggling weapons.
There are some realistic depictions but some of it is exaggerated, but that’s another story.
The main characters work for Dutch, a black protagonist who runs the Lagoon Company. They smuggle weapons and all kinds of sh*t.
Revy Rebecca, probably the most popular character in the
She’s the source of entertainment, fight scenes, and all the other crazy sh*t that goes on in this
The voice actors for these characters are some of the best you’ll see from an action
Akame Ga Kill
The government is corrupt with the living conditions being the equivalent of slavery and an abuse of human rights.
This is the motivation for creating a revolution, and the dubbed voice actors + the
Great characters, unique story and different from the typical Shounen.
Noir is a french name, and this
The main characters are on a mission and decide to work together to achieve a common goal. Both female protagonists are freelance assassins.
Mireille Bouquet is the oldest and Kirika Yuumura is the youngest, and most skilled.
Noir doesn’t have blood which is surprising for the type of
The dubbed voice actors do a good job of playing their roles as well.
My Hero Academia
Overtime ever since season 1 the dubbing for the main and side characters has improved. And each character, especially characters from class-1A have some good dubbing.
The same is true for the villains, one of them being Shigaraki Tomura.
5. Assassination Classroom
Assassination Classroom is an
And as an action series – you just can’t find a comparable
The main character is a teacher called Koro Sensei. If he’s not destroyed the earth will be destroyed.
Teenagers are trained to get strong enough to kill him before the “day” comes where he’s decided to blow up the earth.
Great dubbing, action scenes and suspense. And the story is better than it sounds.
6. Bungou Stray Dogs
Bungou Stray Dogs is an odd-ball type of
Once you get into the story and plot a little more it starts to warm on you. And of course – the action element starts to show up even more.
With so many characters with wildly different personalities you’ll find someone worth liking.
The story is about a supernatural detective agency that solves crimes in the city. Some of which involves gangsters and other types of characters.
7. Black Bullet
Black Bullet has similar vibes to Attack On Titan. Both
In Black Bullet these creatures are called Gastrea. And anyone who’s infected with the virus (without dying) are called the cursed children.
These children work with initiators (officers) to destroy Gastrea and keep them from spreading or taking over.
The dubbed VA’S drop F bombs, have some pretty witty lines and most of all: they’re good voice actors.
Jormungand is the underrated version of Black Lagoon. It’s an
This business is done on a global level, and the characters travel all over the world to run their empire.
Because of this you get a lot of diversity with the
GREAT dub voice actors, especially for the MC and some other notable characters.
9. Chrono Crusade
Chrono Crusade is a unique type of
The main character is a “sister” of the church, along with others. And hunts demons for a living, basically.
The irony in this story is Rosette Christopher (the MC) is also in love with a demon. A demon who’s different and has retired from his past life as a demon.
This a treasure of an
Dragon Ball Z
Even to this day (with
A lot of
I don’t have to say much on the
Claymore is full of female characters, with no male characters in sight. Especially not male characters that hold much relevance.
All female characters in this
The story though is depressing dark, cold, and the action often reflects this brutal reality each character has to live through.
It’s made by Madhouse and the dubbing reflects the studios quality.
Bleach is a legend in the Shounen category, and with a upcoming
This is the type of
The main characters are a mix of soul reapers (death gods) and humans. Ichigo Kurosaki gets wrapped in the world of Soul Reapers,, and the story shoots off from there.
The action doesn’t disappoint and neither does the VA’S.
13. Code Geass
Code Geass is my favorite Mecha of all time. No Mecha can come close to the way this story is written.
Lelouch Lamperouge is a victim of Britannia and their invasion of Japan. After their invasion they rename Japan and call it “Area 11”. With the citizens referred to as elevens.
The main character has the same voice actor as Ichigo from Bleach. And the chess-like strategy and tactics is a solid reminder of how good
Kill La Kill
On the surface this is just a daft
But only those who can read between the lines and who actually watch
I’ve rate this show as having one of the best dubbed voice actors on this list.
15. Full Metal Panic
Full Metal Panic is another Mecha series besides Code Geass on this list. And one with a good set of dubbed VA’S.
FMP is the type of
Season 2 is where the
The military nature of FMP and the action stand out. And the main character is the perfect fit in so many ways.
It’s the only
16. D. Gray Man
D. Gray Man was released in the 2000’s and goes unnoticed next to other Shounen.
Allen Walker, the main character, has a cursed eye from a past incident. And he’s now able to see demons with his left eye.
He can even see the pain and suffering just by looking at these demons since they originate from humans.
As one of the last “long” action-shounen
17. Golden Kamuy
Golden Kamuy is an
This action adventure
Similar to Oda Nobuna, you’ll learn as you watch the
The dub is solid.
18. Fate Zero
Fate Zero is one the Fate franchises best pieces of work. And there aren’t many out there that can measure up to its quality.
It has the level of violence of
If you’re gonna watch any Fate series dubbed, Fate Zero is one of the best out of all Fate’s
19. Gunslinger Girl
Gunslinger Girl is a classic and also made by Madhouse studios. It’s an
In exchange they’re given mechanical bodies after they’re saved from death’s door. And are then brainwashed to work for the government and do their dirty work.
The girls themselves aren’t all aware of this though.
Sad, meaningful, and an especially forgotten
Shakugan No Shana. Inuyasha.
- Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress.
- Attack On Titan.
- God Eater.
- Psycho Pass.