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Edited by shinigami420

YAY mediocre dub i really REALLY hope they have the japanese voices in there or else that would be a huge bummer

Posted by xenomus

@shinigami420: No luck. They've confirmed English voices only.

Posted by shinigami420

@xenomus: Fuck will not buy it then

Posted by Kyreo

@shinigami420 said:

@xenomus: Fuck will not buy it then

I will not buy this game regardless of the voice cast.

Posted by Sooty

Persona 3 and 4 had great voice work, although 3 had a few sketchy sounding characters but 4 was a big improvement.
 
I'm sure Catherine will be fine.

Posted by Zeik
@shinigami420:  Yay for being a fucking moron.
Posted by SkinnyBlue

I ALMOST pre-ordered the deluxe edition, until I learned it came with pink polka-dot boxer shorts...then I just went with the regular version.

Posted by RE_Player1

Can't wait. Troy Bakers is an awesome voice actor and so is Travis Willingham. I've never understood why so many people are opposed to English voices in Japenese games or anime. It doesn't really matter to me, I watch most anime in both English and Japenese and it doesn't really add or take away from the story I am seeing.

Posted by Hector

Can't wait!

Posted by CountAbyss

Troy Baker is actually one of favorite VA's currently in the business so I was quite excited to hear he got the role.

Posted by Cloudenvy

@Ygg:

Fuuka was the only one I really hated from Persona 3, I thought everyone else was fine!

Posted by papercut

Hey , it's Kanji!

Posted by Rxanadu

Glad to see Kanji and Ginko in this game

Posted by Curufinwe
@shinigami420 said:

YAY mediocre dub i really REALLY hope they have the japanese voices in there or else that would be a huge bummer

Good English voice dubs are fine.  Import the Japanese PS3 version if you need it in that language so badly.
Posted by Zeik
@RE_Player92:  Because people still have the misguided notion that English voice acting is as bad as it was 10-15 years ago and thus treat Japanese voice acting like the voices of angels. It's completely laughable because almost none of these people even know an ounce of Japanese and fail to notice that Japanese voice acting is often far from perfect.
Posted by kollay

Get bent!

Posted by ChrisTaran

Looking forward to what will be an outstanding dub, like all Atlus games!

Posted by Sergotron

I am looking forward to this.

Posted by AlwaysBeClothing

You'd think the ps3 version would have space for the english and japanese dubs. Still, I'm sure either way is fine.

Posted by SuperWristBands

@Zeik said:

@shinigami420: Yay for being a fucking moron.

Agreed.

@Zeik said:

@RE_Player92: Because people still have the misguided notion that English voice acting is as bad as it was 10-15 years ago and thus treat Japanese voice acting like the voices of angels. It's completely laughable because almost none of these people even know an ounce of Japanese and fail to notice that Japanese voice acting is often far from perfect.

Sadly this is true (not the part of the voice quality being better, of course). Unfortunately dialog often remains completely awful and when spoken from a language a person understands, it comes off as being very, very bad. (Ex. Ar Tonelico 3)

Posted by Zeik
@AlwaysBeClothing said:

You'd think the ps3 version would have space for the english and japanese dubs. Still, I'm sure either way is fine.

It probably has more to do with stuff like licensing issues than space.
Posted by the_Hollow

Still kinda crazy that Travis is engaged to Laura.2 of the best english dub actors.Best of luck to them.

Posted by asian_pride
@AlwaysBeClothing said:

You'd think the ps3 version would have space for the english and japanese dubs. Still, I'm sure either way is fine.

Yeah, for sure. I don't think the 360 DVDs have that problem either. Would be nice if they'd start doing that, but I suspect there are other legal issues in the mix. I'm not even sure that's correct either.
Posted by D_W

Wow. Troy Baker even kind of looks like Kanji!

Posted by asian_pride
@shinigami420 said:

YAY mediocre dub i really REALLY hope they have the japanese voices in there or else that would be a huge bummer

It's better than most dubs, I'll tell you that.
Posted by metalsnakezero

Atlus has been respectful with their voice actors then most game studios. Both here in America and Japan.

Posted by ThePilgrums

@shinigami420 said:

@xenomus: Fuck will not buy it then

I'm sure Atlus is devastated the world famous shinigami420 isn't buying their game. Spend the money GETTIN' BLITZED BRO WOO!!

Posted by demontium

Catherine

Edited by spiralsin

The voice acting I've heard in the game trailers sound great to me. At least as good or better than some AAA games I've played.  I agree the only reason most people believe Japanese VA sounds better is because they can't understand one word. I'd be curious to hear a Japanese person's opinion on the quality of Japanese VA in most games. I wouldn't be surprised if it was equally mediocre to the English dubs. Anyway, my copy of Catherine has been preordered. I'm looking forward to what seems like a uniquely interesting game. 

Posted by MariachiMacabre

@shinigami420 said:

@xenomus: Fuck will not buy it then

DARNIT. You were the ONLY person they wanted to buy it too. Everyone knows shinigami420, the worlds only animoo-obsessed pothead, is their only target audience.

Posted by Flappy

Atlus hasn't disappointed in terms of English dubs lately, so bring it on! Day 1 for me!

Posted by beard_of_zeus
@Zeik
@RE_Player92:  Because people still have the misguided notion that English voice acting is as bad as it was 10-15 years ago and thus treat Japanese voice acting like the voices of angels. It's completely laughable because almost none of these people even know an ounce of Japanese and fail to notice that Japanese voice acting is often far from perfect.
This is the sense I get as well.
Posted by SomeJerk

@Zeik said:

@shinigami420: Yay for being a fucking moron.

He and I excuse ourselves from wishing they'd put the BR space on the PS3 version to good use.

Posted by Sammo21

lol, i prefer Japanese dub but I like the elitism of "NO JP NO BUY"!

Posted by Catarrhal

@Zeik said:

"It probably has more to do with stuff like licensing issues than space."

It's a question of royalties. The decision not to include Japanese was completely out of Atlus USA's hands, unfortunately.

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Edited by Catolf
@somejerk said:

He and I excuse ourselves from wishing they'd put the BR space on the PS3 version to good use.

@asian_pride said:

Yeah, for sure. I don't think the 360 DVDs have that problem either. Would be nice if they'd start doing that, but I suspect there are other legal issues in the mix. I'm not even sure that's correct either.


It has NOTHING to do with space, it's that Atlus Japan dosen't see the need and there isn't that much of a demand for it since Atlus USA does great dubs reguardless, that, AND, Japanese VA also have to give their consent as well, which they haven't given. You all want yourselves heard then talk to Atlus Japan about it. Use email, sign a petition, but get ahold of them.
  @Sasran said:

@Zeik said:

@RE_Player92: Because people still have the misguided notion that English voice acting is as bad as it was 10-15 years ago and thus treat Japanese voice acting like the voices of angels. It's completely laughable because almost none of these people even know an ounce of Japanese and fail to notice that Japanese voice acting is often far from perfect.

Sadly this is true (not the part of the voice quality being better, of course). Unfortunately dialog often remains completely awful and when spoken from a language a person understands, it comes off as being very, very bad. (Ex. Ar Tonelico 3)

Don't compare Ar Tonelico's crap to this. And it was bad, both in voice acting and non voiced segments, that's because Nis does both, (with having consent) Japanese and English dubs and they don't try very hard on their English dubs. AT3 had maybe three very good voice actors (Vic/Johnny and maybe one more, i can't remember) but they don't give their actors guidance. Talk to Nis about that hot mess. XP
Posted by ArchTeckGuru8

Whats with the new annoying age barrier for members?

Posted by Beforet

I wonder why this game, in particular, seems to be causing this demand for a JP dub on Giant Bomb. Or has this conversation happened with every Japanese game with only an EN dub, and this is just the first time I've noticed it?

Posted by endaround
@Catolf: Its because NISA does its dubs cheap because its budgets are much smaller 
 
@Beforet
: Its come up before and will come up again.
Posted by Jon_Danger

@shinigami420: You are totally that guy dude.

Posted by AlexanderSheen
@Zeik said:
@shinigami420:  Yay for being a fucking moron.
Indeed.
Posted by obcdexter

Those two sound good, and it'll have Laura Bailey and Liam O'Brien etc. Don't know why this one should break with the (more than) recent tradition of very good to even great English dubs from ATLUS. I'm stoked!

Posted by kouotsu

I'll still buy it but I am EXTREMELY disappointed. I am not fluent in Japanese but I know enough to appreciate good acting, and Catherine has some really great names in the cast. Even if the quality of the dub is great, there are certain things that just won't transfer correctly. I just don't see why it's still an issue with the huge storage capacity disks have these days.

Posted by mutha3
@Beforet said:

I wonder why this game, in particular, seems to be causing this demand for a JP dub on Giant Bomb. Or has this conversation happened with every Japanese game with only an EN dub, and this is just the first time I've noticed it?

The Atlus fanbase, unfortunatly, is a nest of weaboos unable to wrap their minds around things like "cost".
Posted by Catolf
@endaround said:
@Catolf: Its because NISA does its dubs cheap because its budgets are much smaller 

I think if they put some actual TLC into thier dubs it could actually be good. But they don't. Might be done cheap but a little guidance does wonders.
 
@Beforet said:

I wonder why this game, in particular, seems to be causing this demand for a JP dub on Giant Bomb. Or has this conversation happened with every Japanese game with only an EN dub, and this is just the first time I've noticed it?

It comes up a lot, there is always that group who wants it, complains tot he wrong people instead of going to the source and talking to them like civilized people. Unless your paying close attention you usually miss the people demanding a dub cause of their small numbers. (not insignificant) but small.
Posted by jonesrm

Baker! Get down!

Posted by SuperWristBands

@Catolf: I wasn't comparing Ar Tonelico 3 to Cathrine. We were talking about why so many people don't care for English dub in anime and games. Obviously if everything had the quality that Atlus usually puts out then this wouldn't be worth talking about.

Posted by ErinIsADrunk

This video is really irritating.

Posted by Catolf
@Sasran said:

@Catolf: I wasn't comparing Ar Tonelico 3 to Cathrine. We were talking about why so many people don't care for English dub in anime and games. Obviously if everything had the quality that Atlus usually puts out then this wouldn't be worth talking about.

While people are harsh on english dubs (both cases) it has been a great deal of a a lot better of the years with people demanding quality in what they watch and western companies took notice and have improved it. They continue to improve while the fanbase can't seem to cope with the idea that english dubs can actually big good. But then again, people can be set in their ways.
Posted by Chadster

People hating on Kanji? Get bent!

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