Naoto And Ken Join The Ranks Of Persona Q Character Trailers

By Ishaan . October 15, 2014 . 11:30am

Atlus USA have released two new character videos for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, this time featuring Persona 3’s Ken Amada and Persona 4’s Naoto Shirogane. You can view both trailers below.

 

 

 

Persona Q will be available on November 25th in North America for Nintendo 3DS.


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  • TheBeefBus

    Did Naoto get a new Voice Actor?

    • Barrylocke89

      Naoto got a new VA in the P4 anime apparently, so that one’s not too surprising at least.

    • Soma Schicksal

      Yes, there has been several changes in fact:
      -unknown voice actress (persona 4, golden, and arena)
      – Mary Elisabeth McGlynn (the animation)
      -Valerie Arem (persona Q and ultimax)

      • Barrylocke89

        Wait, we still don’t know who did the original voice of Naoto? Man, the elusive nature of finding out who voiced who can be really frustrating sometimes…

        • Soma Schicksal

          Yeah i know what u mean T.T One speculation i had before is that Susan Dalian, the voice of Haku in Naruto, did Naoto as well but now im not really sure…

  • Barrylocke89

    Does Ken have a new VA? He sounds very different to me.

    • Spirit Macardi

      It’s still Mona Marshal, but it does sound like she’s using a slightly altered range for him.

      • Stephen Mc Devitt

        If it is, then I’m happy she’s not that Digimon Izzy that’s she’s been using for almost all her boy characters, Toboe from Wolf’s Rain is a slight exception.

        • Spirit Macardi

          Could be worse, she could be voicing him like Kyle’s mom from South Park XD;

          • Stephen Mc Devitt

            Wh-Wh-WHAT!?

      • Marcelo Gouvêa

        Nah, it’s obviously Cindy Robinson. High-pitched Mona Marshall *does not* sound like that — compare with that monster girl from Gods Eater Burst.

        • Revorse

          That makes me wonder, was Ken ever even voiced by Mona Marshall? People swear up and down that she did, but i just can’t hear it.

          • Zeik56

            I was very convinced it was NOT Mona Marshall when the game first came out, but I eventually accepted it since everyone was so sure and there was never any proof that it was someone else. (Other than not sounding like Mona Marshall to me.)

          • Revorse

            Naw man, never stop searching for the truth.
            But even still I just don’t believe it’s Mona Marshall. I mean it sounds nothing like any other characters I’ve heard from her.

          • Marcelo Gouvêa

            Oh great, now people on BtVA are saying he was voiced in the first game by… Brianne Siddall!

            It’s official, his voice actress in the first game is “Naoto’d” by this point. But I’m positively sure he’s voiced by Cindy Robinson here. She even slips a bit into her Labrys here and there.

            (EDIT: by “first game” I mean “Persona 3/FES/P3P”)

          • Zeik56

            I can say with even more confidence that it was not Brianne Siddall. It sounds even less like her than Mona Marshall.

        • DragKudo

          It’s Mona Marshall. Atlus told us that all the original voice actors were back and that only Naoto and Kanji would have different VAs.

    • AceEsper

      It is Cindy Robinson, by the sound of him.

  • Postnjam

    Has anyone here actually bothered to use Ken, I thought he was too weak for my party at that stage and he wasn’t that interesting.

    • DragKudo

      Ken saved my ass back in FES. Always got crits and rarely missed Hama. He also was the one who dealt the final blow to death. So Ken far from weak.

      • Zeik56

        I liked to switch my team around often, so I used a little bit of everyone, but I found Ken to be clutch in The Answer. Aigis, Metis, Junpei, and Ken was like the perfect team.

        • Barrylocke89

          I switch my people out often too. Ken learning Mediarahan later than Yukari turned out to be very useful in the The Answer for me. I gave him the item that gave people Divine Grace (doubles the healing power) so Ken could heal people almost to max with Mediarama+Divine Grace for way cheaper than a Mediarahan spell. This made Ken a much more economical healer for the final boss there.

          I used Akihiko instead of Junpei though. Akihiko is pretty much the quintessential Jack of all Trades character.

          • Zeik56

            Akihiko is nice for his debuff skills, but with both Akihiko and Ken in the party you’re doubling up on lightning and have no fire skills. With Metis, Junpei, and Ken they cover every element on their own, which is nice. (As I recall, Metis’ weapon is also strike type, so you also cover slash, pierce, and strike physical types.)

            Technically using Koromaru instead of Junpei would cover the most attack types, since he also gets dark skills, but Junpei’s physical are more useful than dark. Although now that Ultimax has made Ken and Koromaru a canon team I kinda like the idea of using them together more.

          • Barrylocke89

            True, but in my example I was talking about fighting the final boss of the answer specifically, and he of course has no weaknesses, so two people with Lightning attacks wasn’t a big deal here. In normal play I swap people around and rarely have Ken and Akihiko on the same team.

  • NeptuniasBeard

    Calling it now, there’s gonna be a seen where Ken and Shinji start getting real buddy buddy with each other… Just for extra f-u points

  • Tom_Phoenix

    Honestly, regardless if this is done by new or old VAs, I honestly like Ken’s and Naoto’s original voices better (even though people complained a lot about Ken’s voice in P3). Maybe it’s just something that will take getting used to, but the voices they have in these videos don’t really fit them IMO.

  • Snorlaxation

    I can appreciate Ken’s new VA (Naoto’s …somewhat). But I’ll always remember their original VA’s fondly.

  • Jero

    I played the games with the Japanese voices and man, I just don’t like English for this. It feels so… Forced. “mitsuru sempai”, “yukari san”. I get that they’re trying to maintain the Japanese feel but ugh. The names, they just don’t pronounce them well and this is just because of fonetics.

    Of course English speakers are accustomed to this pronutation of the names but to me, they feel fake. It just isn’t right. I’ve never had a Japanese classmate but I’m sure as hell I wouldn’t call him “hide kun” or whatever.

    This really is an issue with atlus games (smt really), they are so Japanese. They should stay Japanese and use Japanese voices so it doesn’t feel out of place. I’m not one of those guys who won’t buy a game solely because they lack Japanese voices because at the end of the day I’ll get used to the voices. But it is an issue everytime I start a jrpg by atlus, they feel so forced.

    I don’t like dubs on anime too, I don’t like dubs on foreign movies. I just don’t like dubs I guess.

    • Zeik56

      You may not like it, but there are plenty of people who do, and it’s Atlus USA’s job to cater to a western audience. If you really want to be a purist you should play the Japanese version anyway, because stuff still gets changed in a localization regardless, English voice acting or not.

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