13 Best Dubbed Anime on Crunchyroll, Ranked

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“If you’re looking for some best dubbed anime on Crunchyroll, here are a few high quality recommendations.”

Anime is often recommended to watch in the original Japanese language with subtitles so as not to miss the essence the voice actors capture, and we totally agree with that. However, most people initially start their journey into the world of anime by watching dubbed versions, mainly due to the ease it brings to comprehend the subject.

It’s evident that Crunchyroll is basically like Netflix of movies and TV shows as it consists of almost every popular anime in its catalog, and it keeps increasing it with time. As if to provide importance to both sub and dub, it also has almost an equivalent of both categories. That begs the question: what are the best-dubbed anime on Crunchyroll?

13. Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

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Anime fans often ignore some hidden gems based on the conception that most reviewers dislike them outright, and Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is the one that perfectly fits the category. While it is pretty much similar to Attack on Titan, given it was directed by the same person who oversaw it, it strays in different ways while also delivering a whole different kind of action and entertainment along with great dubbing.

The world has turned into ruins due to a deadly virus turning most humans into flesh-eating zombies with endless appetites known as Kabane. Humans who are living in the fortified structures are the least amount of survived civilizations and travel only to other areas through heavily fortified trains. However, when a train is compromised by the zombies and breaks the fortifications, enabling these monsters to infiltrate, the fate of humanity is tested.

12. InuYasha

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InuYasha is one of those anime series that starts off incredibly entertaining and deteriorates over time as the story progresses. Nevertheless, it is a delightful ride that you don’t want to miss if you happen to have a thing for romance fantasy stories with a good English dub.

On her fifteenth birthday, Kagome is advertently pulled into her old family’s well by a demon and ends up in feudal Japan, where the sightings of demons are common. Apparently, she carries an extremely precious item known as the Shikon Jewel, and when an unknown half-demon boy named Inuyasha helps her by battling the other demons, it is shattered into pieces and scattered across the land.

Together, they set out on a journey to find it before it falls into the wrong hands, all while falling for each other through various unexpected situations.

11. Free!

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The notorious swimming anime Free! is a perfect binge for anyone who’s into boys with six packs and handsome features, as that is its strongest point. It is just outstanding in terms of both animation and sound, but it falls a little short in the other aspects, which anime doesn’t, except a scant few. Add that to the quality English dub it encompasses, and you have a terrific anime to add to your watchlist.

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The story follows Haruka Nanase, who has an extreme passion for water and swimming, and he used to compete with his three friends, Rin Matsuoka, Nagisa Hazuki, and Makoto Tachibana. However, after their relay race, which resulted in Haruka’s victory, they went their separate ways and reunited as high school students. Along with a new member named Rei, they form Iwatobi High School Club in hopes of taking part in the upcoming tournament and settling things once and for all.

10. Welcome To Demon School, Iruma-kun

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Welcome To Demon School, Iruma-kun might be one of the most underrated dubbed anime on Crunchyroll, not because it hasn’t gotten enough recognition, but because many people fail to see what the anime actually aims to provide to the viewers. If you don’t expect too much mystery and thrill from the anime and enjoy its absurdly hilarious moments, you’ll love it in no time.

Iruma Suzuki suffered all his life due to his incompetent parents, even to the point they sold him to a demon named Sullivan. However, the demon only wanted a grandson and enrolled Iruma in a demon school in the underworld. Knowing that if he’s discovered as a human, he will be dead, Iruma tries to stay low profile and avoid any attention, but that’s all he gets.

9. Sword Art Online

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Sword Art Online is that one anime that equally receives both negative and positive reviews, but it’s natural given most popular anime are not entirely perfect, lacking at least one aspect. In that sense, SAO lacks a good storyline, but it makes up for that with some eye-catching animation and spectacular action scenes.

When thousands of players worldwide try out the newly invented NerveGear t of an immersive virtual reality game, they all get trapped inside without a way out. If the player dies in the game, he dies in the real world and is stuck with no other option; the player must clear the game in order to survive. Will they be able to find a solution to this predicament?

8. Slam Dunk

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Slam Dunk is the pinnacle of a sports anime that only a few series like Haikyuu and Kuroko’s Basketball were able to reach, and it did so in the early 1990s when animation played very little part in the success. Even if you believe it won’t be worth watching owing to the animation quality, you’d be surprised at how good it is even to the modern animation standards.

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Hanamichi Sakuragi is desperate to break his record of getting rejected 50 times by girls in middle school and wants to change it in high school. However, no one seems to be paying attention to him even there, but when a girl named Haruko asks whether he likes basketball, he bluffs and attempts a dunk but fails absurdly. His impressive athletic abilities reach the eyes of the basketball team, leading him onto a new journey.

7. Konosuba

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If there is a parody of the isekai genre with the best story ever, it would be Konosuba, which certainly isn’t a parody at first glance. It should be better described as a hilarious isekai anime that you won’t get enough of, no matter how many times you watch it.

In simple terms, it ignores all the typical fantasy world stuff and solely focuses on entertainment and add that to the incredible English dub it has, and you got yourself a great anime to watch this week.

Kazuma, a shut-in NEET, dies a pathetic death after getting hit by a tractor and finds himself in front of a goddess named Aqua. When she presents him with two options of either passing away to heaven or getting reincarnated in a fantasy world and choosing one item of his choice, he chooses Aqua.

Unbeknownst to him, she’s absolutely useless, and his troubles only start there as two more members who later join his party include a masochist girl and a magician girl who can only use one explosion.

6. Your Lie in April

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Your Lie in April is one of those anime series that puts you in tears every time you hear its music or come across its scenes. It seemingly starts light-hearted and a bit slow-paced, but once you actually get near the end, you just can’t help but love it wholeheartedly, thanks to its touching storyline.

Arima Kousei is a child prodigy at playing piano, but after his mother died, he couldn’t play it anymore owing to the trauma he’s been through. Even though he’s content with his present life with his two best friends, Tsubaki and Ryouta, he continues to cling to the music, knowing he couldn’t feel the same love for it ever again. Enter Kaori Miyazono, a talented violinist who changes his life forever through little lies which set him back on his way to becoming the most talented pianist the world has ever seen.

5. Rurouni Kenshin

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Historical anime series are often deemed only to be viewed by certain target viewers, but what everyone fails to understand is how accurately they capture the Edo period of Japan, and Rurouni Kenshin is the prime example.

Aired in 1996, the anime follows the story of Hitokiri Battousai, a legendary assassin who played a pivotal role in the final years of the Baumatsu era when they ended the Shogun rule. However, he abandoned his bloodied lifestyle and took on another name Himura Kenshin, becoming a wandering swordsman trying to live a peaceful life. When his enemies and friends from the past suddenly reemerge, his life is turned upside down, and he’s forced to fight again, but this time to protect those close to him.

4. Great Teacher Onizuka

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We usually find a way to avoid the 90s anime, particularly due to its non-modern animation quality, but Great Teacher Onizuka is the one that breaks standards. It is way too suitable for being a 90s anime, but at the same time, you can’t help but get cracked at every little joke it spins, and with its spectacular English dub, we believe it is one of the best comedy anime series ever made.

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Eikichi Onizuka, a twenty-two-year-old gangster, always had a dream: to become a teacher but not out of passion but rather due to having a beautiful teenage wife someday. When he gets a job at Holy Forest Academy as the homeroom teacher for Class 3-4 after pulling strings, he doesn’t expect the class to be filled with delinquents. However, the students also never expected to face someone like Onizuka before, and a grand battle is about to ensue that will change everyone’s lives.

3. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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Although Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is one of the greatest anime and ranked #1 in MyAnimeList, it is only the third-best dubbed anime on Crunchyroll, according to us. Apparently, its English dub is pretty good, but the Japanese voice acting is so exceptional that we can’t imagine something rivaling it. In any case, if you haven’t watched FMAB anime yet, you’re definitely missing the peak shonen.

The Elric brothers, Ed and Al, lost their mother at a very young age, and in an attempt to bring her back, they perform an alchemic ritual that results in them losing something equivalent: El loses a leg, and Al loses his entire self, but his soul is bound to an armor.

To restore their bodies, the brothers set out to look for the Philosopher’s Stone, a gem that even defies the laws of alchemy, but their journey is filled with conspiracies that threaten the existence of the entire world.

2. Toradora!

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Toradora! is one of the few anime that genuinely has a good English dub which wouldn’t make much of a difference even after watching it in Japanese. On top of that, the anime itself stays away from the typical romantic tropes and delivers something every anime fan would want, with exciting characters and a storyline.

Ryuuji is a gentle and good-natured student whose intimidating face often makes him look like a delinquent, and Taiga Aisaka, who, although looks extremely adorable, is a fierce girl. When their paths cross due to each having crushes on the best friend of one other, they get closer to each other until it leads to an unexpected outcome.

1. Death Note

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If there is an anime that we recommend everyone to watch in English dub rather than the Japanese, it would be Death Note. Unlike many other anime shows that put a lot of effort into dubbing and failing to reach the original level, Death Note proves to be an outlier. Add that to its mind-blowing storytelling and barrage of plot twists, and you have one of the greatest anime shows ever to grace this world.

The anime follows a genius high school student named Light Yagami, who happens to stumble upon a notebook while gazing outside during a boring lecture. When he finds that the book actually has the ability to kill anyone whose name is written in it, he decides to make the world a peaceful place devoid of criminals. Nevertheless, to balance the plot, L, the greatest detective in the entire world, tracks down Light, hoping to stop the madness, which begins the game of cat and mouse between the two.

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