"Compare the old Streamline dub of Akira with the more recent version. It's much closer to an actual translation of the script, they pronounce the names more accurately, and the voices are considerably less obnoxious than in the Streamline version. Why? Because fans complained about it."
No, Akira was redubbed because Pioneer Entertainment wanted to enhance the sound quality. If anything, fans have been complaining about how the original dub hasn't been featured on any DVDs.