Electronic Arts went all out for Shadows of the Damned and hired actor Tadanobu Asano to voice Garcia. Asano should feel right at home Grasshopper Manufacture’s grindhouse style game, it’s less violent than Ichi the Killer, which he also worked on. Chiaki Kuriyama, singer and the O-Ren Ishii’s bodyguard Gogo Yubari in Kill Bill, plays Garcia Hotspur’s girlfriend Paula.
Drama actor Tatsuya Gashuin is Johnson, Garcia’s talking gun. Fleming, the demon that captures Paula in the beginning of the game, is voiced by Kotaro Yoshida. One other interesting choice is a role Famitsu labels as "Tough Guy." Kosei Hirota has this part and he also happens to be the voice of Marcus Fenix from Gears of War in Japan.
Here’s the cast Japanese cast for the game:
Garcia – Tadanobu Asano
Paula – Chiaki Kuriyama
Johnson – Tatsuya Gashuin
Fleming - Kotaro Yoshida
Elliot – Tomorowo Taguchi
Christopher – Kyusaku Shimada
"Tough Guy" – Kosei Hirota
Shadows of the Damned is available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America and Europe now. A Japanese release is slated for September 22.
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