Just like celebrities and sports athletes, oh as well as politicians.
lordryo wrote:Personally I think the voice actors are extremely over paid. I hate hearing that a game got shafted because of budget constraints and the cost of voice actors.
You can never forget those money grubbing bastards.
To be fair, VAs generally are OK with dealing with lower salaries if they like the project, though union VAs have to avoid being credited or they get in trouble...
Darcnova wrote:I really don't think budget constraints are because of the asking price...and I mean to save money, they could always not include the JP VAs, unless somebody can prove to me, 100% that JP VAs don't cost anything
Not to NISA since the voices are already recorded =P Pretty sure they costed a lot for the original development teams. In fact, I think Japanese VAs get paid even more... though that's mainly because Japan likes to go for celebrities to do that job, instead of good-but-not-well-known VAs (which are cheaper).
Emerald Emblem wrote:it's much cheaper to dub a game rather than get the original Japanese voice cast.
Or maybe the fact that the Japanese VAs can't speak well other languages... (there's always an exception, but that's really uncommon)