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An important letter to 343 Industries from Halo fans in Japan, about the decision of replacing the voice actors for Master Chief & Cortana.


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#1 HaloFanJP

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:38 AM

Dear 343 Industries,

In Japan, many of fans for Halo are bewildered by hearing the news about the replacement of the voice actors for Master Chief and Cortana, and some of them are even shocked by the news.

Maybe we could have accepted the change if it was a fair decision, but hearing Mr. Tojima explained to us that "the decision was made being strongly affected by his own personal feeling," and also seeing the actual voice acting in the Xbox 360 event held in Japan a few days ago, we're feeing that his acting doesn't suit Master Chief's characteristic at all, it's not even closer to the original English voice acting than the former voice actor, and from these facts, we're really disappointed about the decision.

Please think of that how the Halo fans in the U.S. would feel if Steve Downes were replaced by, say, Nolan North who's acting for Nathan Drake from Uncharted series, (maybe he would act greatly for the Master Chief character, but I hope you understand the idea that their acting styles and voice impressions really feel different.) Some of us even possess strong intimate feelings for Master Chief and Cortana with their voices acted by the former voice actors, Atsuki Tani and Akiko Koike, and as for Master Chief especially, because of his not-shown face with the helmet he always wears, the voice is strongly linked to the Master Chief himself, voice acting is that much important to us for our impressions about the character.

An action we expect from you about this problem varies individually among us so no specific request is included in this writing.

In any case, we first wanted to let you know about these shocked feelings many of Japanese fans have, and we would really appreciate if there will be any response or even some action if possible from you 343 Industries about this big decision to us.

Sincerely,

Fans of Halo from Japan.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:43 AM

I understand your consternation, but this is not the 343i OFFICIAL Forum.
Try with halo.xbox.com

Anyway, good luck with that ;)

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:55 AM

Thanks for that, we'll try posting there! :blushing:

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 11:34 AM

Dear 343 Industries,

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Don't worry, this is only for the Japanese Dub of the game. If the voice is a big deal to you, you can get the US version of the game online! :D

Honestly, I have no idea why they would change the voice actors around like this. If the voice actors who play Chief and Cortana can speak Japanese, then why not let them do it? Curious.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:50 PM

I didn't even know the Halo games had fans in Japan! From what I've read elsewhere, Japan isn't all that interested in FPS games.
How naive of me. lol

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:49 PM

does the u.s version still have the same voice actors ?
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 02:13 PM

does the u.s version still have the same voice actors ?

Yes, it does. Same voice actors as the previous titles.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:15 PM

Yes, it does. Same voice actors as the previous titles.

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