English vs Japanese voices (Explain why)

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  • GraymalkinGraymalkin Staggeringly tedious Joined: Posts: 660
    I tend to like the characters to speak the language they actually speak. Sadly, this isn't usually an option - for SSFIV, for example, it usually results in 'Western' characters speaking English and 'Eastern' ones speaking Japanese.

    Ideally, though, El Fuerte would speak Spanish, Ken English, Juri Korean, Honda Japanese, etc...

    Sometimes, though (Soul Calibur V) the English acting, or script, is so awful I switch it to Japanese. Ignorance can be bliss..
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  • zUkUuzUkUu Theory Pro Joined: Posts: 4,396
    I tend to like the characters to speak the language they actually speak. Sadly, this isn't usually an option - for SSFIV, for example, it usually results in 'Western' characters speaking English and 'Eastern' ones speaking Japanese.

    Ideally, though, El Fuerte would speak Spanish, Ken English, Juri Korean, Honda Japanese, etc...

    Sometimes, though (Soul Calibur V) the English acting, or script, is so awful I switch it to Japanese. Ignorance can be bliss..
    shoutouts to tekken. they do it to a degree at least.
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  • Master_ChibiMaster_Chibi .: Dynamites! :. Joined: Posts: 15,066 mod
    I hate both the options, I'd prefer they were silent, the 'navigator' is bad enough.
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  • TebboTebbo Play. Joined: Posts: 5,711
    I hate both the options, I'd prefer they were silent, the 'navigator' is bad enough.

    just turn it down in options...? you can turn voices down.
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  • Master_ChibiMaster_Chibi .: Dynamites! :. Joined: Posts: 15,066 mod
    just turn it down in options...? you can turn voices down.

    I know the navigator can be turned off but I won't be a dick and ask others to turn off the voices all together.

    Just another annoyance on my list of shit I'll have to deal with lol
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  • DaidalusDaidalus Joined: Posts: 471
    shoutouts to tekken. they do it to a degree at least.
    on ttt2 everyone speaks their native language :O
    I know the navigator can be turned off but I won't be a dick and ask others to turn off the voices all together.

    Just another annoyance on my list of shit I'll have to deal with lol

    i do wonder if there is a game that doesn't have something for you to complaint about, lol.
  • TebboTebbo Play. Joined: Posts: 5,711
    yeah navigator has volume, so do character voices.
    also yeah you'll have to deal with it one way or another i think.
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  • Master_ChibiMaster_Chibi .: Dynamites! :. Joined: Posts: 15,066 mod

    i do wonder if there is a game that doesn't have something for you to complaint about, lol.

    It's a personality trait of mine I hate, trust me.

    :(
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  • zUkUuzUkUu Theory Pro Joined: Posts: 4,396
    on ttt2 everyone speaks their native language :O
    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.
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  • GraymalkinGraymalkin Staggeringly tedious Joined: Posts: 660
    Nice to hear about TTT2 - TTT was the last Tekken game I played in anger (actually, I've only ever played T2 & TTT seriously), so maybe I'll give it a spin.

    And isn't Lei from Hong Kong (a British territory until 1997) - in which case it makes sense he may speak English...
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  • TrulyAmiracleTrulyAmiracle Mobility Spammer~ Joined: Posts: 4,702 ✭✭✭✭✭ 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: 7,199
    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: 1,324
    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: 26,806
    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.
    Inb4 i get called a weeboo :P
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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: 2,813
    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: 2,813
    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: 7,199
    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 heartfelt fancy Joined: Posts: 3,489
    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: 5,711
    don't bother talking to specs.
    Play more.
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