Yakuza: Like A Dragon credit discovered on PCB Productions (company that worked on Judgment dub) website

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EDIT: The credit has now been removed from their website, but this screencap remains:




Possibly confirms that Yakuza: Like A Dragon will be dubbed in English, much like Judgment and Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise were. Possibly the return of the legendary Greg Chun?
 
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Zekes

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I’m playing Judgement right now and for the most part the dub seems excellent. Making me really look forward to this new Yakuza, especially the new location and battle system
 

RealTravisty

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I hope I enjoy Yakuza 7 to the point where I could play through it twice. I played Judgment with the English dub (which was excellent) but I didn’t play through it with Japanese voices because the game was merely okay.
 

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Judgment had a fantastic dub

Gonna be surreal if they give Kiryu an English voice again, though
 

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The Judgment dub was amazing so looking forward to seeing how they cast the returning Yakuza characters.
 

Niosai

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This is incredible news!!! Will probably give my wife some more motivation to play the series with me.

For context, this is a post I made in the thread about Yakuza last week:


Judgement is my first "Yakuza" game and also my GotY. I'm just now starting Zero, the only issue being it's something my wife wanted to play with me. My biggest issue is that Judgement spoiled us with English VO. The games being Japanese with subs doesn't bother me a bit, while my wife just can't get engaged with it. Wish they'd dubbed them, even with a terrible dub just so my wife will give it a chance.

Thankfully, she seems a bit more interested as time goes on, so we'll see.

(Yes, I understand that wanting an English dub in a Japanese game set in Japan with a strong Japanese theme is silly)
 
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Really curious who will voice Kiryu in this dub. If he's in a minor role it would be cool if they got the Y1 actor back.
 

Elite49

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I honestly wonder if they'll even dub any of the returning characters or if those will only be in Japanese.

I'm all for this getting a dub so those who can't be bothered to play games with subtitles can give it a chance. The Judgment/FoTNS dubs are great, Y7 I won't play it dubbed though.
 

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Aw shit, i was wondering if they'll do the dubs going forward. What's Mark Hamill going to cost us, who else does Joker when's he's not around?
 

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I really really hope this is leaning towards being the case. I failed and didn't get Judgment Day 1 (grabbed it for 30 during Black Friday), but I'd be there day 1 to support this trend going forward. Sub Only is something I've begrudgingly gotten to tolerate (Mainly with Ryza and the upcoming Tokyo Mirage), but I vastly prefer dubs and the change in battle system has me super interested in 7, since we don't get many AAA-tier Turnbased JRPGs anymore, the closest these days being Persona and Dragon Quest, both of which have elements I'm super against.
 

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Holy shit here we go!

I LOVED the dub in the Judgment. This just gives me more excuse to replay the game again!
 
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I recently played through Judgment with the original Japanese audio, and it was great, but from what I tested of the English dub, that was fine as well. It's nice that people can have the option to use either one. Whatever gets more people to play the games.
 

noyram23

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Playing Judgment right now and I think the dub is great. It will be my preference going forward since I can focus more on scene rather than on the subs themselves.

I really really hope this is leaning towards being the case. I failed and didn't get Judgment Day 1 (grabbed it for 30 during Black Friday), but I'd be there day 1 to support this trend going forward. Sub Only is something I've begrudgingly gotten to tolerate (Mainly with Ryza and the upcoming Tokyo Mirage), but I vastly prefer dubs and the change in battle system has me super interested in 7, since we don't get many AAA-tier Turnbased JRPGs anymore, the closest these days being Persona and Dragon Quest, both of which have elements I'm super against.
I honestly doubt we'll get dub for Atelier again, the last game probably sold a lot and not much different (even better probably but again new engine + thighs) than the last entry.
 

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The Judgment dub was phenomenal, maybe the best game dub I’ve played. I’d seriously consider playing Yakuza in English if it was that good.
 

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I know this is heresy, but I honestly think the English dub for Judgment is better than the Japanese VA.

I would legit be torn if Yakuza: Like a Dragon had a similarly high quality dub, as to what language to choose for my first playthrough.
 

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I was playing in Japanese but is there proper lip syncing in the dub?
I believe it depends on the type of cutscene. The more standard cutscenes time the lip-flaps to the audio cues, while the ones that are more motion-captured and cinematic aren't as synced up. They still do a pretty good job though.
 
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I know this is heresy, but I honestly think the English dub for Judgment is better than the Japanese VA.

I would legit be torn if Yakuza: Like a Dragon had a similarly high quality dub, as to what language to choose for my first playthrough.
It's fairly good, but I would've been more likely to give it a try for a full playthrough if not for the excess of swearing, and some embellishments in the dialogue. Best example of the former is the scene of Kaito roughing up the horseplayer detective at the beginning (compare the English and Japanese cutscenes), and an example of the latter would be
during the ending, when Genda is speaking to Hoshino and Saori about the fallout of the whole thing. In Japanese, he says "Heaven's net is wide, but its mesh is fine", which I feel is a better piece of dialogue than just a generic "the bad guys can't escape the law".
 

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I know this is heresy, but I honestly think the English dub for Judgment is better than the Japanese VA.

I would legit be torn if Yakuza: Like a Dragon had a similarly high quality dub, as to what language to choose for my first playthrough.
Heresy my ass. Facts right here good sir.
 

giancarlo123x

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I was a huge fan of the English dub for judgment so let's go. I started Japanese and was afraid to switch but I never won't back since I can 100% pay attention to the cutscenes instead of the subtitles.
 

shadowman16

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Aw shit, i was wondering if they'll do the dubs going forward. What's Mark Hamill going to cost us, who else does Joker when's he's not around?
Troy Baker (or whoever voiced Joker in Arkham Origins) did a great job with a Hamillesque impression, so if they wanted to pay out to get him, he'd be able to do a good job no doubt.

I'm Japanese dub with subs all the way (would feel wrong playing it any other way) but its cool to see them continue with the dubs after Judgment. Here's hoping it gets more people into the series.
 

Son of Sparda

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It's fairly good, but I would've been more likely to give it a try for a full playthrough if not for the excess of swearing, and some embellishments in the dialogue. Best example of the former is the scene of Kaito roughing up the horseplayer detective at the beginning (compare the English and Japanese cutscenes), and an example of the latter would be
during the ending, when Genda is speaking to Hoshino and Saori about the fallout of the whole thing. In Japanese, he says "Heaven's net is wide, but its mesh is fine", which I feel is a better piece of dialogue than just a generic "the bad guys can't escape the law".
Fair enough.

But I think they went for more easily understandable sentences and as someone with English as their second language, I appreciate that.
 

Gegz

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I know this is heresy, but I honestly think the English dub for Judgment is better than the Japanese VA.
I swear, y'all English speakers are really crazy when it comes to dubs etc.

The english dub is cool, and serviceable. But it's nowhere near the quality of the Japanese one, come on now.

What's next ? Kuse from Yakuza 0 would be better with the voice of American Vegeta ?


(But i'm lowkey happy for y'all, if it means that you can enjoy the game. The real good news for me is that we'll probably have french subs)
 

Son of Sparda

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I swear, y'all English speakers are really crazy when it comes to dubs etc.

The english dub is cool, and serviceable. But it's nowhere near the quality of the Japanese one, come on now.
I've been playing Yakuza since 2005. And 90% of the times I pick Japanese voices when I get the chance (even for long JRPGs like Persona 4 and Persona 5) so I don't think I'm an English speaker haha

I watched both English and Japanese trailers for Judgment before release and decided to give the dub a go and I was blown away by how good it was. I vastly prefer Greg Chun's Yagami to Takuya Kimura's.

Obviously this is my opinion and not objective truth. That's just how I felt.