English vs Japanese voices (Explain why)

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  • TrulyAmiracleTrulyAmiracle Mobility Spammer~ Joined: Posts: 4,668 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Japanese coz thats what I had the games on >.> and I also watched the anime with japanese voices.

    Plus the english voices are fuckin annoying.. Teddie sounds like a retarded Mickey Mouse that talks shit, Aigis' says "my armor" nonstop, and S-Lab has a lame accent and simply isnt as awesome..
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  • MetallixMetallix Lilly, Not Changed a Bit Joined: Posts: 135
    If I may chime in, the "all-or-nothing" voice selection needs to go away. I can't be the only one who loves English Kanji, but prefers Japanese Labrys, can I? Individual voice selection is one of the few brilliant ideas Capcom has had this past generation...

    I'm using JP voices, BTW.
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    * nevermind
  • Smashbro29Smashbro29 Waiting for the new Framemeister... Joined: Posts: 7,182
    If I may chime in, the "all-or-nothing" voice selection needs to go away. I can't be the only one who loves English Kanji, but prefers Japanese Labrys, can I? Individual voice selection is one of the few brilliant ideas Capcom has had this past generation...

    I'm using JP voices, BTW.
    But since we are faced with 3 choices

    English
    Japanese
    Fuck it all

    What's your pick?
  • qoqonutsqoqonuts New Member Joined: Posts: 487
    But since we are faced with 3 choices

    English
    Japanese
    Fuck it all

    What's your pick?
    Pretty sure you quoted his answer.
  • D.R.E.D.R.E. One. Little. Voice. Joined: Posts: 1,273
    The game is made in Japan. The game is made by Japanese people. So I pick Japanese voices.
    yeah..I dont have Persona..but its all about authenticity with me..its a Japanese game, so i want to play it like it was originally intended.
  • zUkUuzUkUu Theory Pro Joined: Posts: 4,396
    yeah..I dont have Persona..but its all about authenticity with me..its a Japanese game, so i want to play it like it was originally intended.
    sad thing is that the persona games that are released outside of japan are on english - damn you ps2 dvd limitation to not include both voices.

    gladly there are great ps2 emulators and people who created UNDUB versions of the games.
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  • HawkingbirdHawkingbird I am thou...thou art I Joined: Posts: 24,957
    I only switch to Japanese if the dubbing is shit. It's not in this game so I keep it in English.
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  • 0chocolachao00chocolachao0 Your Drunk Roomate Joined: Posts: 160
    I say English. I like understanding what they say. When I see/hear fighting in japanese, I just stare and wonder what's actually happening. (This is going to offend people)

    Anyway, Kanji's english voice is the best English VA. Troy Baker sounded like he had fun.
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  • BlakeBlake Best in the world at everything I do Joined: Posts: 29
    Japanese, cause they dont sound retarded. It was made in japan so i will like to hear the originality.
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  • specsspecs Excuse me, princess! Joined: Posts: 6,380 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    English both out of preference and for being the language where teenage girls properly sound like women instead of prepubescent girls. Rapture dynamite Loki.

    Personally, I think language should be selectable per character every time you play, in ANY fighter. So you pick a character, then next is color/ISM/whatever/language. English Yukiko vs. Japanese Yukiko is completely possible. Like color.
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  • Felix343Felix343 Joined: Posts: 37
    I'm using English because thats how I got to know them.
    I also prefer some Japanese voices, but I like the english ones overall.
    Troy Baker as Kanji is the best one though, can't listen to the japanese one at all
  • AnneIFrankAnneIFrank Joined: Posts: 428
    Japanese. I main Labrys and one of my favorite VAs plays her.
  • rayplayrayplay aka solidoutlaw Joined: Posts: 2,810
    English for this game. And Blazblue. And any game where I can choose. I PUT MUH THERE FU KING KAZUYA IN ENGLISH IN SFXT!! I WATCH ALL MY ANIME IN ENGLISH, EVEN THE PRE 00S STUFF WITH THE SHITTY DUBS!! I'M NOT EVEN JOKING!! YOU STILL WANNA COME AT ME, SIS?!
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    English for this game. And Blazblue. And any game where I can choose. I PUT MUH THERE FU KING KAZUYA IN ENGLISH IN SFXT!! I WATCH ALL MY ANIME IN ENGLISH, EVEN THE PRE 00S STUFF WITH THE SHITTY DUBS!! I'M NOT EVEN JOKING!! YOU STILL WANNA COME AT ME, SIS?!
    BLASPHEMY!
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  • rayplayrayplay aka solidoutlaw Joined: Posts: 2,810
    BLASPHEMY!
    THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS I HAVE IT IN ENGLISH!! IF WE WERE IN JAPANESE, YOU WOULD'VE SAID "BRASPHEMY"!! STEVE BLUM MASTER RACE!!
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  • Proto BluesProto Blues Joined: Posts: 39
    Plus the english voices are fuckin annoying.. Teddie sounds like a retarded Mickey Mouse that talks shit, Aigis' says "my armor" nonstop, and S-Lab has a lame accent and simply isnt as awesome..
    Because you know exactly what Teddie sounds like in Japanese? Couldn't possibly sound like a Japanese Mickey Mouse? Also if you wanted to be more hip, you'd refer to him as Kuma so you could have a little bit more air of pretentiousness.

    "Undub projects are so awesome!"
    If you specialize in being mentally handicapped, sure.
    Again, you could, you know, -buy- a Japanese PS2. -Buy- the Japanese game.
    Oh but you're going to undub and have already localized American dialogue running along the bottom. Fucking ...brilliant.

    My big issue with the sub kids is their ignorance. みつる、ミツル、満、くま、熊, or hell, (ペルソナ, this probably doesn't ring a bell to half the people in here clicking "jp" without babelfishing or googling it, yet "preference" is Japanese.

    "But that's the way it originally was intended. you wouldn't watch the Simpsons in Japanese!"
    A legacy made by both national and famous VAs =| a Japanese anime that half the time originates in manga.
    In the case of Persona being a game, I still don't care that its set in Japan. Anime suffers from severe westernization, much like Japan itself. I can understand watching a period piece like a Jidaigeki or an actual Toriyama film, in which real live actors are usually the basis for their characters, but nitpicking about regional preferences over a fucking piece of animation is childish, especially when you don't know the language.

    "I KNOW SOME!"
    If you can't hold a full blown conversation with a man from Okinawa who has a very strong southern dialect anymore than you could from a female from Otsu you don't have a right to critique the acting quality of the Japanese medium. That especially includes praise.

    Basically, I think anime lines spoken in English, no matter how brilliantly (or in some cases, terribly) acted make people realize how stupid the dialogue is. Put it in a foreign tongue and its silver. "OH BUT I CAN SAY BAKA, AND WAKARIMA...SEN"

    Good for you. Get off your high chair and don't bash your own native language because your ignorance of another.
  • zUkUuzUkUu Theory Pro Joined: Posts: 4,396
    Because you know exactly what Teddie sounds like in Japanese? Couldn't possibly sound like a Japanese Mickey Mouse? Also if you wanted to be more hip, you'd refer to him as Kuma so you could have a little bit more air of pretentiousness.

    "Undub projects are so awesome!"
    If you specialize in being mentally handicapped, sure.

    My big issue with the sub kids is their ignorance. みつる、ミツル、満、くま、熊,
    insult, some more insulting, then same more insulting.

    classy statement.
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  • Proto BluesProto Blues Joined: Posts: 39
    insult, some more insulting, then same more insulting.

    classy statement.
    You missed the belittlement, and the berating, and the downgrading of human status.
    Thanks for the compliment though. Oh, and nice double post.
  • Smashbro29Smashbro29 Waiting for the new Framemeister... Joined: Posts: 7,182
    Pretty sure you quoted his answer.
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  • cobaphcobaph Joined: Posts: 1
    Gotta go with English. I've only experienced Persona once in Japanese, so I know the characters too well in their English versions.

    The English dubs aren't even that bad in the first place. I didn't import the Persona games and they only came with English language options here.
  • zenzenzenzen キムチ悪い Joined: Posts: 3,488
    i'm too lazy to change voices, so english
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  • LammeLamme Joined: Posts: 109
    Mostly using Japanese whenever it's possible, I hate dubbing just like many other people seem to do as well. Dubs never sound right.
    Still, games are pretty much the only place where you can change the language and actually enjoy it to some degree, unlike anime or other shows where dubbing is pure self-torture.
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  • specsspecs Excuse me, princess! Joined: Posts: 6,380 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Mostly using Japanese whenever it's possible, I hate dubbing just like many other people seem to do as well. Dubs never sound right.
    Still, games are pretty much the only place where you can change the language and actually enjoy it to some degree, unlike anime or other shows where dubbing is pure self-torture.

    I'm an ex-anime fan. Two things really turned me off from the stuff after a while:

    1) The realization that most of it is trash.
    2) People like you who don't have the first clue what they're talking about.
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  • orkaorka alpha Joined: Posts: 7,174
    I played P4U online for the first time last night.

    First opponent was Naoto in English voice. Felt like I had diarrhea poured down my ears.

    Couple of matches later, I played against Kuma in English voice. Felt like I had violent diarrhea poured down my ears.
  • zUkUuzUkUu Theory Pro Joined: Posts: 4,396
    I'm an ex-anime fan. Two things really turned me off from the stuff after a while:

    1) The realization that most of it is trash.
    2) People like you who don't have the first clue what they're talking about.
    so you determine your likings due to other people?
    pity you.

    and there is trash everywhere. quantity brings that with it. You don't "watch movies / listen to music / play games" because most of it is trash then as well right?

    ignorance is a bliss.
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  • FaceMeAndBeBrokenFaceMeAndBeBroken FUCK JAPANESE STICKS Joined: Posts: 3,518
    It depends on the game. If stuff like "Over here!" and "Not this time!" gets repeated every 3 seconds, then probably Japanese. If theres actual effort in the Eng voices and its not out of place (Like English Ryu) then English. I very briefly owned BB, and played that in English.
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  • specsspecs Excuse me, princess! Joined: Posts: 6,380 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    so you determine your likings due to other people?
    pity you.

    Don't be an idiot. That's not what I said.
    and there is trash everywhere. quantity brings that with it. You don't "watch movies / listen to music / play games" because most of it is trash then as well right?

    ignorance is a bliss.

    Yeah and a bird goes tweet. Thank you for stating the painfully obvious.
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  • TebboTebbo Play. Joined: Posts: 5,666
    don't bother talking to specs.
    Play more.
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    I'm a bit surprised by the results so far.
  • Mr. SnrubMr. Snrub Joined: Posts: 26
    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.

    Boston Labrys demands you answer the poll.

    Boston Labrys is exactly the reason why I chose Japanese in P4A. In other games, I could say it depends on the situation, I like the quirky accents in Street Fighter IV so I leave them in English. Then there's games like Blazblue which has Tomokazu Sugita voicing Ragna and thus I leave it on Japanese since it sounds more epic.
  • TheSurefireGamerTheSurefireGamer Grappler Specialist. Joined: Posts: 1,210
    There should be an option for both because some characters just sound better with other dubbing, especially if they're from that homeland.

    Ex: Honda sounds MUCH better in Japanese to me. As does Fei Long. His English VA doesn't get down his passion or yelling quite like his Japanese VA can. Ken & Guile, I just don't like them in Japanese. Yeah "Sonic Kaboom" can be funny the first few times, but it gets old. And I'd rather hear Flash Kick over Somersault anyday.

    EDIT: Also, can we PLEASE get some English VAs for the next KOF game!? PLEASE!
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    There should be an option for both because some characters just sound better with other dubbing, especially if they're from that homeland.

    Ex: Honda sounds MUCH better in Japanese to me. As does Fei Long. His English VA doesn't get down his passion or yelling quite like his Japanese VA can. Ken & Guile, I just don't like them in Japanese. Yeah "Sonic Kaboom" can be funny the first few times, but it gets old. And I'd rather hear Flash Kick over Somersault anyday.

    EDIT: Also, can we PLEASE get some English VAs for the next KOF game!? PLEASE!
    Yeah, KOF XII had English. So when they left it in KOF XIII I wondered why they did that.
  • HawkingbirdHawkingbird I am thou...thou art I Joined: Posts: 24,957
    I like the Boston accent. Don't see anything wrong with it
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  • 0chocolachao00chocolachao0 Your Drunk Roomate Joined: Posts: 160
    Me too. The accent's pretty cute.
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    I like the Boston accent because it's an accent I can never imitate, no matter how hard I try.
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    I dont know what shitty va sounds like in japanese so japanese
  • Ben PerkinsBen Perkins Joined: Posts: 6,757
    I like the Boston accent because it's an accent I can never imitate, no matter how hard I try.

    Speaking as someone that has one, it's not all it's cracked up to be. I imagine I'd be mocked for it overseas :confused:
  • SpaceOutNightmareSpaceOutNightmare Stays Sandbaggin' Joined: Posts: 2,351
    You fucking scrub, I have all MY games speak in Swahili. You've probably never heard of it 8-)




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  • ExtremeYoshiFanExtremeYoshiFan Joined: Posts: 1,179

    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.
    There are certainly good dubs that exist, for me, it is "is it a good dub?" If yes -> I generally prefer the dub, if not I go with subs. I used to swear by subs, and then realized that it wasn't honestly all that much better.

    As for nuances in the original language, those are generally well kept in good dubs, and puns are usually lost in subs as well, unless you want to read a paragraph long TL note explaining what was said, plastered over the video, having to pause to have enough time to read it. Even if it is, a lot of stuff translates awkwardly, a lot of basic comparisons are really over dramatized when TL'ed, but there isn't really a way around it. (A friend explained this to me)

    Not to mention that a lot of smaller sub groups that do more niche content or less popular content often have TL or grammatical issues in the shows that should be unacceptable. Granted, these shows probably wouldn't have dubs, but at least a dub would have a proper translation over an early or poorly made sub for a show that would later become popular. The rush subbers may also have similar issues, although it isn't as bad as I've seen in the past.

    It's the same with games, so it honestly depends on what I'll be getting out of it. When people are just shouting attack names or whatnot, it doesn't really matter to me because the VA isn't the main focus of a game, but with video, it's very different. With a game, just do whatever, for me, there is never really a preference, it is then whichever set is least annoying or distracting.
  • NinjanuityNinjanuity Love shall prevail Joined: Posts: 806
    Loving the passive-aggressive posts in this thread. Tension turns me on so much.

    I like the English voice because they don't sound that bad. I only change it to Japanese when I'm used to them speaking Japanese, like Kazuya or Ryu.
  • RoGE9RoGE9 Joined: Posts: 1,686
    The english voices aren't that bad besides Teddie and Aigis, I prefer Elizabeth's and Mitsuru's english voices tbh. Kanji's also isn't bad.
  • Smashbro29Smashbro29 Waiting for the new Framemeister... Joined: Posts: 7,182
    The english voices aren't that bad besides Teddie and Aigis, I prefer Elizabeth's and Mitsuru's english voices tbh. Kanji's also isn't bad.
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    I haven't heard much from the Japanese language track but I hate Rise's Japanese voice. It sounds squeaky and I find it very annoying.
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  • NinjanuityNinjanuity Love shall prevail Joined: Posts: 806
    I don't mind Teddie's voice either, since the character is SUPPOSED to be annoying. He doesn't say Bear-sona anymore though. :(

    Aigis, I've just learn to deal with her.
  • PatakaReadaPatakaReada Over Flowers Joined: Posts: 1,458
    I usually put it on English if it's bearable. Otherwise I put it on Japanese. Sadly Felicia's(MVC3 vers.) English and JP were both annoying :(
    I know that in Tekken 6 Leo was not speaking german, hence my statement, but I just checked TTT2 Leo she said "Überlass das mir Partner" in my face, so you're right. That's pretty awesome! I always loved that about Tekken and now they perfected it! good job namco!

    Tho, Lei and Zafina speak english and I dunno why. For Law it makes sense since he lives in america, but isn't Lei a chinese policemen? Lars also speaks japanese instead of swedish. Well anyway - it's still awesome.

    My only explanation for Lei is that he's based on Jackie Chan's international cop roles so he speaks both English and Chinese (heard Lei speak Chinese to Feng ONCE). There's no excuse for Alisa or Zafina but w/e.
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  • HepatitisQHepatitisQ I farted Joined: Posts: 20
    Actually, I'm okay with Labrys' voice. At first, it was a little annoying, but I grew to like the accent. Huh.

    What I REALLY don't like is Chie's new voice. Her old voice was so perfect in Persona 4! :'c Now she sounds like an annoying little girl. MY FAN HEART IS BROKEN.
  • worldjem7worldjem7 Seven World Jems Joined: Posts: 544
    stuff

    I will say one thing, Cromartie High is an anime I love watching dubbed.
  • CelerityCelerity Professional Necrodancer Joined: Posts: 798
    I switch back and forth, for a couple of reasons:

    -Not everyone uses the same voice and it's forced upon you on netplay or an event with different voice sets, and I don't like missing audio cues.
    -Both of Chie's VAs are godlike.

    If I mained Labrys though, I'd definitely have to keep it on Japanese. There's something really disturbing about an anime girl with a Jersey accent.
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