English vs Japanese voices (Explain why)

Smashbro29Smashbro29 Waiting for the new Framemeister...Joined: Posts: 7,199
I'm just curious, because I go for English 99% of the time if given the choice for very obvious reasons but it seems some people seriously hate hearing the characters speak English.

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  • gigabytegigabyte Joined: Posts: 631
    I play with Jap voice, but ultimately it comes down to personal preference
  • Smashbro29Smashbro29 Waiting for the new Framemeister... Joined: Posts: 7,199
    I play with Jap voice, but ultimately it comes down to personal preference

    And I'm asking why you would purposefully choose NOT to understand anything.
  • gigabytegigabyte Joined: Posts: 631
    no real answer to why.. its just preferences.. its like asking why someone would prefer red over blue..
  • SUPARNOVAXSUPARNOVAX 必殺技 Joined: Posts: 5,810 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Japanese, but some of the English VA's aren't too bad either. Just my preference.
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  • Will_DieselWill_Diesel Noble Savage of the inner city's darkest quarters. Joined: Posts: 1,186
    Strictly Japanese for this game and it's not even close.
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  • zUkUuzUkUu Theory Pro Joined: Posts: 4,396
    And I'm asking why you would purposefully choose NOT to understand anything.
    I'm asking you why you would purposefully choose to NOT have the more quality voice acting.
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  • Smashbro29Smashbro29 Waiting for the new Framemeister... Joined: Posts: 7,199
    I'm asking you why you would purposefully choose to NOT have the more quality voice acting.

    It's really hard to appreciate what is essentially gibberish to me.
  • bluASTERiSKbluASTERiSK ブルアストリスク Joined: Posts: 609
    When I pick the Japanese voices over the English in a game it's because that's the original voice that the makers intended to portray the character with. If there was a Japanese voice option in Resident Evil 5 I would probably pick English.
  • bluASTERiSKbluASTERiSK ブルアストリスク Joined: Posts: 609
    It's really hard to appreciate what is essentially gibberish to me.
    I'm sorry that Japanese is a spoken Language.
  • MrRobotoMrRoboto Joined: Posts: 401
    The game is made in Japan. The game is made by Japanese people. So I pick Japanese voices.
  • DaidalusDaidalus Joined: Posts: 471
    japanese, i hate any type of dubing
  • SMWongSMWong I suck at games now. Joined: Posts: 82
    Personal preference. I listened to both and if you like to hear them shout stuff during the match that you can understand, go for it. I personally think that the voices sound more suited for the character then the English VA. Plus Teddie sounds awesome in Japanese.
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  • Smashbro29Smashbro29 Waiting for the new Framemeister... Joined: Posts: 7,199
    I'm sorry that Japanese is a spoken Language.

    Not by most Americans, this site is American hence it's gibberish to me.
  • NickRocksNickRocks DeathPlay Joined: Posts: 22,745
    JAPANESE CAUSE IM A F***KING WEEABOO

    COME AT ME OP >:(
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  • Ben PerkinsBen Perkins Joined: Posts: 6,758
    JAPANESE CAUSE IM A F***KING WEEABOO

    COME AT ME OP >:(

    You fucking scrub, I have all MY games speak in Swahili. You've probably never heard of it 8-)
  • NickRocksNickRocks DeathPlay Joined: Posts: 22,745
    You fucking scrub, I have all MY games speak in Swahili. You've probably never heard of it 8-)
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  • worldjem7worldjem7 Seven World Jems Joined: Posts: 544
    more quality voice acting.
    I pick the Japanese voices because that's the original voice that the makers intended to portray the character with.

    Pretty much these.

    For Skullgirls, if there was another voice option, I'd still keep it in English, because that's the original language the game was done in.

    Dubs are always terrible because the nuances of the original language are lost in translation and then it just sounds weird and bad, or the proper meaning isn't conveyed properly.
  • TebboTebbo Play. Joined: Posts: 5,704
    I'm sorry that Japanese is a spoken Language.

    when you can't understand what someone is saying, it's hard to tell how 'quality' the voice acting is.

    so if you set it to a language you don't know, it can sometimes be less annoying.
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  • DaidalusDaidalus Joined: Posts: 471
    You fucking scrub, I have all MY games speak in Swahili. You've probably never heard of it 8-)
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  • akuaku スピリチュアルやからね! Joined: Posts: 3,865
    It just sounds cooler to some people. Sure, you can't understand what they're saying unless you can speak the language obviously, but a lot of people appreciate that extra "oomph" put into the Japanese voices that they can't find in English. For a lot of dubs, they'll usually just "read the script, and add expression if needed". Doesn't sound or feel the same.

    That said, for me personally, a lot of shit these characters say are so cheesy that I'd rather hear them say it in Japanese. Softens the blow for me.

    Conversely, a lot of Japanese people think that English is like the coolest language on Earth, but a lot of those same guys can't understand it. They just love how it sounds.
  • zUkUuzUkUu Theory Pro Joined: Posts: 4,396
    when you can't understand what someone is saying, it's hard to tell how 'quality' the voice acting is.

    so if you set it to a language you don't know, it can sometimes be less annoying.

    actually not. I can show you a VERY (like right from hell) german dub for metal gear solid 1 - you ears will cringe.
    you can very much appreciate quality voice acting without understanding the meaning. intonation, feeling, expression etc are all meaning independent.
    I mean, you can listen to french, japanese or hawaiian songs and appreciate them without having a clue what they are about.
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  • lawlHTlawlHT youtube player Joined: Posts: 535
    Pretty much these.

    For Skullgirls, if there was another voice option, I'd still keep it in English, because that's the original language the game was done in.

    Dubs are always terrible because the nuances of the original language are lost in translation and then it just sounds weird and bad, or the proper meaning isn't conveyed properly.

    this is generally more an issue of having a terrible localization team than any weakness in english dubs.

    Some nuances aren't going to make the jump over because there's really no such thing as a perfect translation from one language to another. you have to account for words having multiple meanings (usually in the form of puns in the original language that don't make any sense in another) as well as common idioms and vernacular.

    this is why the best english dubs are localizations rather than literal translations. the literal translations make very little sense in english, while a localization does its best to adjust the content to fit both the original idea as well as making sense to the English-speaking audience.
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  • Smashbro29Smashbro29 Waiting for the new Framemeister... Joined: Posts: 7,199
    JAPANESE CAUSE IM A F***KING WEEABOO

    COME AT ME OP >:(

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  • TebboTebbo Play. Joined: Posts: 5,704
    actually not. I can show you a VERY (like right from hell) german dub for metal gear solid 1 - you ears will cringe.
    you can very much appreciate quality voice acting without understanding the meaning. intonation, feeling, expression etc are all meaning independent.
    I mean, you can listen to french, japanese or hawaiian songs and appreciate them without having a clue what they are about.

    maybe you didn't see the 'sometimes'.
    down boy.

    and as aku said (hey buddy) the lines in english are sometimes too much (more the problem). yes they're saying similar things in japanese but it sounds less forced i guess. for instance shin shoryuken is always awesome. but if i had to hear ryu say TRUE RISING DRAGON PUNCH i dunno.
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  • zUkUuzUkUu Theory Pro Joined: Posts: 4,396
    maybe you didn't see the 'sometimes'.
    down boy.

    and as aku said (hey buddy) the lines in english are sometimes too much (more the problem). yes they're saying similar things in japanese but it sounds less forced i guess. for instance shin shoryuken is always awesome. but if i had to hear ryu say TRUE RISING DRAGON PUNCH i dunno.
    I actually meant the "can't understand = can't tell if voice acting is good/bad"-part^^

    I totally agree on the second part.
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  • HavatchuHavatchu Joined: Posts: 4,734
    I'm asking you why you would purposefully choose to NOT have the more quality voice acting.

    Because you speak Japanese and can tell if they are good voice actors right? :rofl:

    I just keep whatever is the standard normally. If they had subtitles everytime the characters spoke I would pick Japanese just so I could learn a few random phrases.
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  • girlystylegirlystyle Only plays Fugazi Joined: Posts: 1,804
    japanese it helps maintain my suspension of disbelief as i touch myself
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  • zUkUuzUkUu Theory Pro Joined: Posts: 4,396
    Because you speak Japanese and can tell if they are good voice actors right? :rofl:
    in fact I do understand a bit japanese, but that is totally unimportant. you can say if a voice acting is good even without understanding the meaning.
    again, intonation, expression, pitches etc are not bound to understand.

    just take a look at 99.99999999999% of any dubbed anime. it's terrible in comparison.
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  • Smashbro29Smashbro29 Waiting for the new Framemeister... Joined: Posts: 7,199
    wwwwwwwwwwwwww

    Has Taukma taught you nothing?

    I guess not?
  • ghostiesghosties spooked ya Joined: Posts: 356
    I would change mine to Japanese, but Kanji's voice actor has convinced me to stick with English.
  • NarcowskiNarcowski Joined: Posts: 841
    If not for the P3 characters, Teddie, and especially Labrys, I would have it on English.
  • CrimsonMoonMistCrimsonMoonMist Joined: Posts: 485
    Japanese because that's how it originally was so it just feels more authentic to me.
  • TebboTebbo Play. Joined: Posts: 5,704
    ya dude jpn labrys all day in my ears.
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  • Mr. XMr. X Non Stop ∞ Climax Joined: Posts: 20,239
    Everything stays in original language except some old kung fu movies.

    Shogun's Assassin intro is too dope.
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  • karanjikaranji Joined: Posts: 37
    Not by most Americans, this site is American hence it's gibberish to me.

    Congratulations for the most ignorant comment of the day.
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  • HepatitisQHepatitisQ I farted Joined: Posts: 20
    I use to always be for the Japanese voices in Japanese games, but I just like the nostalgia of hearing some of the characters. SOME OF THEM. Labrys, you're gonna take a while to get use to toots.
  • Wolfgang457Wolfgang457 Shall We Dance? Joined: Posts: 116
    English because I like understanding what people are saying. That and it's mostly the voices I grew used to while playing Persona 4, Troy Baker = Kanji to me.
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