Bayonetta’s English Voice Cast Returns For Bayonetta: Bloody Fate

By Ishaan . July 7, 2014 . 2:29pm

At Anime Expo, Funimation announced the English voice cast for Bayonetta: Bloody Fate, the animated movie based on the original game. It looks like Funimation have gotten most of the major voice-actors from the game to voice their respective characters in the movie as well. Here’s the full list:

 

BAYONETTA – Hellena Taylor

JEANNE – Grey DeLisle

LUKA – Yuri Lowenthal

BALDER – Grant Albrecht

RODIN – Dave Fennoy

ENZO – John Kassir (Chick Vennera in the game)

NARRATOR – Richard Epcar

 

Bayonetta: Bloody Fate adapts the story of the original game with a few changes, and is produced by Studio Gonzo. Funimation have not yet announced a date for the film’s North American release.

 

Correction: Two of the voice-actors for the game were listed incorrectly in this post. We’ve confirmed the actual voice-cast and edited the error.


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  • Nicholas Perry

    YES PLZ

  • Yindustries LLC

    Was Balder really voiced by Liam O’Brien in the game?! He sounds so different from his typical voice.

    Really looking forward to this, it’s nice to have all the original people.

    • z_merquise

      Same here. Though I wonder why do they need to put an alias.

      • Jake_Indiman

        I am pretty sure I read Platinum games blog that it is Grant Albrecht who plays Balder in the game, as Hideki Kamiya and JP Kellams confirmed it. Liam O’Brien on his twitter also confirms he was not in the game. A common misconception.

        • Yindustries LLC

          I had a feeling that was the case, I watched a video after I read the article and it was WAY too different.

        • z_merquise

          Thanks for clearing up that. I wasn’t familiar of Grant Albrecht that’s why.

          I remember some voice actors like Steve Blum using an alias in some anime so I thought it’s the same case here.

  • KingGunblader

    Honestly, I only really cared about Bayonetta and Jeanne, but this is good news!

  • Luigi87

    This is fantastic news. I thought for certain they weren’t going to get the original cast back for the anime.

  • monkey king

    Now I can finally watch it; bayo in anything but english, how laughable ;D

  • ZetaSiren

    Bayonetta’s English voice is so iconic it wouldn’t work without the original voice actress. I’m happy the whole game cast is back.

    • Lynx

      I was actually scared for a while. Funi’s proven to be a rather mixed bag when it comes to getting original casts back. Vesperia First Strike just had Flynn and Yuri get their original VAs, everyone else got recast. Shana got a complete recast, which is still a damn shame as Tabitha St. Germain’s Shana was much better than Funi’s.

      • ZetaSiren

        Usually when I see funi dubs I run away because lately they’ve been extremely bad ^.^

        • Spirit Macardi

          Which dubs are you talking about?

          • ZetaSiren

            Attack on titan

          • Kouji Tamino

            Extremely bad? No, not at all. The pure rawness of the performances can attest to that.

          • Spirit Macardi

            Umm… Okay, opinions and all that…

            Frankly I think that’s one of the best dubs they’ve done lately. Bryce Papenbrook actually gave me chills as Eren, Josh Grelle really seemed to capture Armin’s timid but intelligent personality, and Matt Mercer as Levi is just a pure badass.

      • Spirit Macardi

        In that case it was because the dub was done in-house, and since Funimation is based in Texas and not L.A. it meant they could only get those willing to make the trip. And since Troy Baker got his start with Funimation and Sam Riegel is no stranger to traveling between states for roles they were willing to reprise heir roles.

      • British_Otaku

        From what I hear, they managed to get the Black Lagoon cast back so I should finish watching it someday…

  • Jake_Indiman

    Too bad Allan Groves is not reprising his role. His performance in the game was awesome!

    • Meta

      Allen Groves didn’t play Enzo. Chick Venerra did. And I believe John Kassir is playing Enzo in Bayonetta 2.

      • Jake_Indiman

        Ahhh. I see his name in the Platinum Games blog. A hat to you sir.

  • MoriyaMug

    Consistency is a good thing.

  • MrOrpheus

    That’s good to here. I didn’t know if their budget would be substantial enough to get Joe Pesci back. Who did he play, again?

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    How is it? I have worries since it’s made by Gonzo and their projects are of wildly variable quality.

    • CRUSHING

      It’s nice, if you’re worried about animation quality, don’t be. As for how good the rest is, well, it’s pretty slow most of the time, but the action scenes are fun, so there’s that. I’ll most likely be buying this, and I don’t (comparatively) buy much anime.

    • KuroNathan

      blah. BLAH. I didn’t enjoy it at all. I mean it wasn’t super bad as far as animes go but it was incredibly boring. I guess its the artistic style choice they used or the lack of great action despite being based off an action game.
      This guy’s review is pretty much in line with my take on it.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Mn5NRSli6s

    • doubleO7

      I’ve read reviews from some people that really didn’t like it, and some that thought it was actually a fantastic example of how to adapt a game into a movie. There’s a lot of wildly different opinions on it.

    • mockturtle

      I imported the limited edition Blu-ray from Japan (which thankfully had English subs), and I loved it. They basically smashed the game and reassembled the pieces into a movie, but in a good way. It keeps the essence of Bayonetta without being a straight retelling. It’s a lot of fun if you were a fan of the game.

    • Black Heaven

      It is quite a popular opinion that Bayonetta isn’t exactly a great movie. I haven’t watched it, so I can’t make my own recommendation. You could try it out and see if it suits your taste.

      I based my “popular opinion” claim from these sites:
      http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=15609
      http://myanimelist.net/anime/20543/Bayonetta:_Bloody_Fate

      • DyLaN

        Bleh, ANN/MAL are the two places that I don’t trust their opinion on.

        • Juan Andrés Valencia

          Some gems from MAL. A site with those scores and reviews can’t be trusted at ALL.

        • Black Heaven

          MAL is the closest I know for a “popular opinion”. If you got a better place please do tell.
          No really, I’ll look it up and add it to my anime references. :)

    • DyLaN

      As a newcomer to the series, I find it to be fine except maybe the humour is a bit lacking. I don’t think there a lot of QUALITY if I am remember things correctly.

  • Byron Kerrison II

    Maybe I can use this to get my friends interested…

  • mockturtle

    What I want to know is why they don’t confirm (or even mention) the voice actress for Cereza. I really hope it’s Stephanie Sheh again.

    • Meta

      Stephanie Sheh was not the voice of Cereza. She was only the motion capture actress. Again, another IMDB mistake.

  • Meta

    Liam O’Brien was not the voice of Balder (Grant Albrecht was) and Allen Groves was not the voice of Enzo in the original game (Chick Venerra was). Please get your facts straight and fix this article. And stop using IMDB for your sources! They are are notoriously inaccurate when it comes to videogame credits. Mostly because many games go uncredited and rely on people making guesses which actors they think the characters sound like, without any actual cited reference. Behindthevoiceactors.com is a lot more accurate and doesn’t make wild guesses.

    • Snorlaxation

      Very happy for that link. I’m always just relying on my own ears for crap like this. Thanks!

  • Armageddon

    This would get people hyped up to play bayonetta 2. I hope :D

  • Spirit Macardi

    Never stop being awesome, Funi :D

    No doubt they outsourced this to Studiopolis or Bang Zoom, since they can’t get union actors for in-house work.

    • Meta

      More likely New Generation Pictures. They don’t work with the other 2 studios. But they do work with NGP, since they produced the dub of Hellsing for Funimation.

      • Spirit Macardi

        I know for a fact that they’ve worked with the other two before. Studiopolis handled Afro Samurai, and Bang Zoom did Oblivion Isle.

        • Meta

          Actually no, Funimation just distributed Afro Samurai on DVD after the English version was produced elsewhere. It was a co-production by Fuji TV & Spike TV and Spike TV hired Studiopolis to record the voices. Funimation didn’t hire the studio to produce the dub.

          In regards the Oblivion Island, the same idea applies. Production IG contracted Bang Zoom first to dub the movie. Then Funimation picked up the DVD distribution rights from Production IG.

          There are only a few outside studios Funimation has actually contracted to produce dubs for them. One is Okatron 3000, which is a local TX studio. The others are NYAV Post (who handled Slayers Next and a couple other Funi Titles I believe) and New Generation Pictures, who did Hellsing Ultimate, Ikki Tousen Seasons 3 & 4 and I believe some work on Basara for them, with the local LA talent. So it’s most likely it went to one of these Studios. I only suggest New Generation because, they’re LA Based (as opposed to NYAV or Okatron) and they had a working relationship with Bayonetta’s voice actress before (on Read or Die the TV).

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