I hate anime dubs so that's a bad example to bring up. Original JP only!
Sadly, the best voice acting I've heard coming out of an American studio in the last ten years was on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
SE should have hired Tara Strong for Lightning.
Edited, Jun 6th 2013 2:45pm by Catwho
lost of ppl will tell you the fullmetal alchemist dub is just as good if not BETTER than the JP dub... its the first and ONLY anime ive ever heard that said about but at least it proves it CAN be done
For me, I actually prefer Japanese for FMA (by far), but there are definitely some anime where the English voice is better. There are anime like Cowboy Bebop where the Japanese people prefer the English voice acting.
I think it just comes down to quality. The localization budget is oftentimes small when it comes to Japanese products coming westward, and good voice actors just don't get hired.
I think XIII (and its however many sequels) has good English voice acting - fantastic if you're comparing it to other JRPGs.
About Tara Strong and Rikku, I get what she was doing with her voice, but it was just all wrong. She's a really talented voice actor, so I'll just pin it to bad direction or something... Edited, Jun 6th 2013 3:29pm by Killua125