Want To Feel Like A Tales Voice Actor? Then Casting Voice Is The Game For You

By Spencer . April 29, 2014 . 2:35am


Casting Voice from Bandai Namco Games is an interesting concept that turns the voiceover business into a video game. As a producer, you pick voice actors for different scripts like an anime called Magic Knights Blazer Blade and oddly enough the 1950’s movie Roman Holiday. Dubbing an old romantic comedy sounds pretty wacky.


Bandai Namco also has something for Tales fans, Casting Voice has scenes from Tales of Vesperia, Tales of Symphonia, Tales of Hearts R, Tales of the Abyss, Tales of Destiny, and Tales of Destiny 2 in the game. You can recast Tales with a series of voice actors in the game or plug in a microphone and give your best impression of Yuri Lowell.



Casting Voice comes out on June 19 in Japan.

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  • Zoozbuh

    Chance of possible localization = 0%
    Still, I imagine if you know Japanese, this would be pretty damn fun to play around with.

    • Chon Pak

      Well, they can always keep the Japanese voice and put romaji along with English translation. This way, not only can the player understand the language but also learn it through speaking and reading.

      Unfortunately, I guess nearly every Japanese companies think no foreigners would like these kind of games (can’t blame them). It’s already rare for anything to not get dubbed these days (no offense), so something from another culture must be converted first all the time.

      If there is at least a 0.1% chance of localization, it would be great though.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        the problem is western ppl aren’t familiar with simulation game, even this kind of simulation game

      • Audie Bakerson

        Or largely redo the game’s inner workings for western release, but I don’t think companies are crazy enough to do that now days (only Nintendo is crazy enough to do that level of thing like with Tomodachi collection’s text to speech stuff). Even if Namco was, they haven’t translated [email protected] yet, which should be simpler and less risky.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          less risky? I don’t think so…
          you forgot the songs
          the fanbase is pretty small in the west
          but bigger in Asian region

          • Audie Bakerson

            Less. Compared to this, [email protected], which has an existing western fanbase, however tiny, is way easier.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            as I said, licensing the songs aren’t easy. Hence they ask about $60 for each series

        • Lynx

          [email protected]

          They have though.
          And it was a ripoff.
          I should know. Kinda fell for it.

          They ported the Shiny Festa games to iOS and translated them. However, they didn’t translate the music and asked about $60 for it.

          • Qunton C.

            Why would they localize the music? That sounds terrible. Even NIS isnt stupid enough to localize the songs in their idol game.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            maybe they’re just licensing the songs
            that’s why it’s expensive

          • Lynx

            No, I mean they didn’t even sub the lyrics. They didn’t even bother putting it in romanji. So here we have a game in English and all of a sudden, japanese.

    • Watashi wa…. watashi wa…
      I’ve watched way too much anime….

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  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    It would have been funny if the game came with a microphone and you had to become a voice actor of the main protag…..wait that would have been an awesome game

    • rekka_zan

      It doesn’t come with the microphone but the trailer said there’s a mode where you can use a USB mic and use your own voice.

  • Nitraion

    Lol i wonder this game is tribute for seiyuu?

    • Renaldi Saputra

      apparently, yes

  • Mαdασ「マダオ」

    Oi, I’ve been told that my voice is too sexy.

  • Vorsun

    I don’t know about voice-acting or anything like that, but I am all about that not-Kamen Rider not-series they’ve got up there.

  • DanielGearSolid

    Don’t let them trick you guys!

    They’re using us for cost free voice overs!

    • fairysun

      If my voice can be in any Namco games(especially Tales of games), feel free to use it. Just don’t forget to put my name on credit list. :D

      • DanielGearSolid


      • God

        If they did, they wouldn’t give you any credit.

  • Look really interessting! now i need to know if Kana Hanazawa voice is in there too.

    • Satoshi Ookami

      Would be awesome but since there’s no Tales of Graces, it’s hard to say that HanaKana will be present… :/
      If she was, it would be insta import for me.

      • Aww that’s a shame…maybe a future DLC… i would totally insta import too if she was in there. to have a perfect casting list…it miss her.

  • Ecchitori-san

    I’m sorry to say but I don’t see a need or a want to play the game..

  • Mind0105A

    Looks interesting. I might take it.

  • ZnTxn

    This game is awesome.

    Not a “localization please” post, but it would be amazing if Namco decides to localize this and manage to add as an extra feature a few english voice actors like Johnny Yong Bosch… “IT’S MORPHING TIME!”

    • Renaldi Saputra

      the problem is whether ppl in the west will accept this kind of game or not. Simulation games weren’t familiar in US except the Sims maybe…

      Ppl now rather focus on RPG or action or shooting genre

    • Kaetsu

      If it got localized they would have to go all out with the English voice actors like Johnny Yong Bosch, Yuri Lowenthal, Vic Mignogna, Travis Willingham, Laura Bailey, Erin Fitzgerald, e.t.c. I highly doubt that would happen.

  • WhyWai

    Now… This is a “think out of the box” type of game..

  • Kornelious

    Man, how cool would it be to be a Tales voice actor :D To bad this game has zero chance of a localization :(

  • Spirit Macardi

    Is one of those TotA lines in there of Asch shouting “REPLICAAAAAA!”? x3

    • kaotron

      tota in a nutshell: Replica compilation…

      • Spirit Macardi

        What I love the most is that Yuri Lowenthal shouts it the same way that he does: “WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM?!” x3

        Also, is it just me, or does the Japanese voice at the end sound more like he’s shouting “Leprechaun”?

        • kaotron

          yeah, thought the exact same thing.

  • Kotori Itsuka

    This looks kewl

  • Blick Winkel

    In case you were wondering about the voices

    上田燿司 – Ueda Yoji
    置鮎龍太郎 – Okiayu Ryotaro
    石川英郎 – Ishikawa Hideo
    赤羽根健治 – Akahane Kenji
    代永翼 – Yonaga Tsubasa
    千葉繁 – Chiba Shigeru
    小野賢章 – Ono Kensho
    柿原徹也 – Kakihara Tetsuya
    大塚芳忠 – Otsuka Hochu
    三ツ矢雄二 – Mitsuya Yuji
    近藤隆 – Kondo Takashi
    野島健児 – Nojima Kenji
    羽多野渉 – Hatano Wataru
    伊藤健太郎 – Ito Kentaro
    津田健次郎 – Tsuda Kenjiro
    緑川光 – Midorikawa Hikaru
    松風雅也 – Matsukaze Masaya
    前野智昭 – Maeno Tomoaki
    興津和幸 – Okitsu Kazuyuki
    私市淳 – Kisaichi Atsushi
    阪口大助 – Sakaguchi Daisuke
    松野太紀 – Matsuno Taiki
    島﨑信長 – Shimazaki Nobunaga (DLC)

    後藤沙緒里 – Goto Saori
    斎賀みつき – Saiga Mitsuki
    小林ゆう – Kobayashi Yuu
    大本眞基子 – Omoto Makiko
    浅川悠 – Asakawa Yuu
    竹達彩奈 – Taketatsu Ayana
    井上喜久子 – Inoue Kikuko
    沢城みゆき – Sawashiro Miyuki
    西原久美子 – Nishihara Kumiko
    名塚佳織 – Nadzuka Kaori
    日高のり子 – Hidaka Noriko
    伊藤かな恵 – Ito Kanae
    伊瀬茉莉也 – Ise Mariya
    久川綾 – Hisakawa Aya
    三上枝織 – Mikami Shiori
    野中藍 – Nonaka Ai
    白石涼子 – Shiraishi Ryoko
    相沢舞 – Aizawa Mai
    今井麻美 – Imai Asami
    折笠愛 – Orikasa Ai
    明坂聡美 – Akesaka Satomi
    金元寿子 – Kanemoto Hisako
    雪野五月 – Yukino Satsuki
    田中理恵 – Tanaka Rie (DLC)

    • Spirit Macardi

      Darn, no Kumiko Watanabe ;_;

      • Renaldi Saputra

        watanabe kumiko is a senior seiyuu IIRC
        those list are mostly 2000++ seiyuu

  • Hines Green III

    Pretty cool thing here.

  • 永次

    Hopefully this game never will be out Japan (well, the chance of this is 100% so, I’m happy).
    BTW, I have pre-ordered the game, I have a lot of hype.

    • God

      Fuck you, i don’t know japanese and i need this game!

    • ZnTxn

      Dude, you made God swear.

  • JohnNiles

    Regarding the header image, I would have a hard time focusing in the booth if the one on the right were in there. Dat smile…

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