Even if the jrpg takes place in a non-Japanese speaking location?
Yeah, Sakura Wars was strange in Japanese because of all the supposedly people from all around the world speaking perfect Japanese IN NEW YORK!? That made ZERO sense, and I liked how they did everyone in the English dub(except Rosarita, but she didn't do a bad job, just for some reason I didn't like it. Maybe I'll try it again and like it)
Alicia-tan wrote:You can't deny that the Japanese voice over is most of the times better,or at least more accurate.Of course,there are the high-pitched seiyuus in games,but still the japanese voices make the game seem more natural,though people that refuse to listen to japanese voices won't get the chance to compare the difference in that feeling.
I always take a shot at listening to them both. And it varies which one I prefer. Some times even, I can't decide between the two, so i have to switch off and on. I generally have gotten to enjoy the NISA dialogue more because they manage to make things more interesting. I've seen a lot of spots where they missed the chance for a great joke, but NISA made sure to fill up that emptiness. I've also seen spots where they missed a chance to give more meaning to something said, and NISA made sure to drive home the point.
Look, the bottom line is the Japanese aren't perfect and neither are the English. But, the English have a stained past (the truly horrible dubbing of anime long ago). Video games have always been a step above anime dubs in my opinion. Some people hate the Lunar dubs. I enjoyed them greatly. Well, mostly the EBC one.
I've said it somewhere else but that 'more emotion' point lies in that Japanese is a musical language relying on syllabatry rather than individual sounds, which brings about a certain rhythm. This is what makes non-Japanese think that they sound so much better. Yet, once you realize what you're hearing, things aren't always so great.
Again, though, it's all opinion-based. We could argue this forever, but we'll probably never see eye to eye. I just ask that people stop bashing the English dub so much. A lot of us here like the English dubs, so please just leave it alone out of respect for the members of this forum. It's perfectly fine to say you don't like it though.