After a very long wait, Persona 5 has finally been released in Japan – and is heading to western markets (Including the Americas, Europe, Australia and New Zealand) from Valentine’s Day 2017. With a few months remaining until launch, I would expect to see more information and promotional assets rolling out from ATLUS USA’s HQ from now on.
It should come as no surprise, given the franchises popularity, that ATLUS USA have commissioned an English dub for inclusion in the western version. Rather than have the identities of each English VA revealed one-by-one, they have decided to confirm whom will be voicing many core characters in one batch. These are:
- Xander Mobus as the Protagonist
- Cassandra Morris as Morgana
- Max Mittelman as Ryuji Sakamoto
- Erika Harlacher as Ann Takamaki
- Matt Mercer as Yusuke Kitagawa
- Cherami Leigh as Makoto Niijima
- Erica Lindbeck as Futaba Sakura
- Xanthe Huynh as Haru Okumura
- Robbie Daymond as Goro Akechi
While some voice actors such as Matt Mercer (Who took over from Troy Baker as Kanji Tatsumi) who whether by video game or anime are not unfamiliar to the Persona franchise, there are many who will be making their debut in the franchise.
Feel like getting a peek at some of these VA’s vocal cords in action? ATLUS USA have shared the above character trailer for the Protagonist (Voiced by Xander Mobus), which features small voice snippets from the other VA’s.
Yu Namba | Persona 5 Project Lead and Recording Supervisor
We at Atlus U.S.A. take pride in the quality and care we put into casting and dubbing for our games, and Persona 5 is no exception. This is a completely new cast of characters, so we started with a blank slate in bringing life to them with our stellar cast of voice actors. It’s hard saying goodbye to the cast of previous Persona games, but we hope to bring an entirely new tone with a new set of actors for this game.
Persona 5 will be available on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand from February 14 2017.
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