Not in the case with So I'm a Spider, bro. The Dub made the B-plot with Shun etc FAR more interesting. It because you have that playfulness to it, a little more sass, a sprinkle of sarcasm and irony.
In the original, Shun etc is SOOOO GENERIC and played wholly straight it's unbearable, to the point that I
_blank out _ almost every time.