Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Mega Man 11 English and Japanese Voice Samples Posted (Update)
Both the official English and Japanese Mega Man 11 websites have updated with several character voice samples in their respective languages. You can listen to samples from Mega Man, Dr. Light, Roll, Rush, Dr. Wily, Block Man, Fuse Man, Blast Man, and Torch Man. The voice samples can be found under the the "overview/about" and "bosses & stages" tabs from the top of each site. Check 'em out in the links above.
So far I'm digging the English cast. Bit of an oddity that, unlike the Japanese site, the English site has opted to not share the characters' voice actors. I guess we'll continue trying to name names by ear, yeah?
On that note, anyone sound familiar to you? UPDATE: Todd Haberkorn confirmed he's Fuse Man.
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I'm gonna guess that's Erica Mendez as Roll and that's definitely Todd Haberkorn as Fuse Man. I really would have preferred the English try to replicate the Japanese, we just can't get male characters voiced by female actors, but it's definitely interesting in its own right. I am really looking forward to playing the game in both languages.ReplyDelete
I think you mean "Erica Lindbeck." Erica Mendez's voice is a little raspier, and Roll kind of sounds like Futaba from "Persona 5." It could also be Ashly Burch.Delete
I really like the english voices. Rock(Mega?) sounds nice and Roll even better than japanese, but Rush's voice is arguably the best.ReplyDelete
I think Mega Man may be Bryce PappenbrookReplyDelete
That's what I thought when I heard him in the 2nd trailer, but the voice clips make me a little bit unsure. It's still likely to be him, but he sounds a little bit less Makoto Naegi-ish than I expected.Delete
Mega Man sounds horrible. Why does a robot designed to be a child sound like Hayley Joel Osment after puberty hit him like a truck and he still tried to make Sora sound like a teen despite being 30 at this point?ReplyDelete
Dr. Light sounds...ok, but the guy doing the voice sounds like he's phoning it in, and he has some sort of weird half-accent going on, and it sounds like he's trying to sound like Light did in the Ruby-Spears cartoon.
Dr. Wily is bland. I have never before heard a more generic "stock villain" voice for the character. He doesn't even sound old, or cartoony, or threatening. He just sounds like a slightly gruff white dude.
Roll is the only voice I like (besides Rush), and it's one of the best voices she's ever had.
Why is it the hate is usually anonymous? I can live with Mega's voice, but I do somewhat agree that it doesn't quite fit his personality.....it sounds more like an aggressive, foolhardy character than a passive, peaceful one.Delete
You don't know how to analyze voice acting worth a crap.Delete
That's because haters are cowards in real life and online, Hypercoyote. That's why they hide behind the anonymous label, so they can avoid having their asses kicked.Delete
Not sure why it matters if someone is named Anonymous over Deep Fried Milk... also not sure what having an opinion has to do with ‘having asses kicked’.Delete
Anon 2: Stop talking. Your counterargument holds no validity.Delete
@Anon 3: I'm not the same person as the Anon above me. Not sure why you're making a fuss over my username.Delete
Dr Wily sounds like Starscream from Transformers Prime!ReplyDelete
Starscream was voiced by Steve Blum in Prime. Wily is being voiced by Keith Silverstein for MM11. They sound nothing alike.Delete
There's a 99.9% chance it's not Steve Blum.Delete
Well, alrighty then. Second one sounded a bit like him *to me*Delete
I think Roll may be Cristina Vee. She sounds alot like Ophilia from Octopath TravelerReplyDelete
I hope we can use the Japanese voices in the western version, I really hate Mega Man's English voice in this one. Sounds way too old and tryhard.ReplyDelete
The English version is far superior than the Japanese version. MegaMan actually sounds male in the English version. I don't understand all the love toward MegaMan sounding feminine? Granted, he does sound older than he likely should, but I'd prefer that over him sounding like a girl. Wily is my only complaint. He doesn't sound horrible, but he does sound a bit generic. MegaMan's VA does sound familiar, but I can't seem to place where I've heard that voice before.ReplyDelete
It's not that it sounds feminine (to me); it's more that it sounds young enough for someone of Mega's appearance. IMO, the English voice sounds WAAAY too old. The Japanese voice goes high enough to sound like an adolescent without going too high like in Marvel vs. Capcom, where he actually DOES just sound like a girl.Delete
Japanese voices sound as expected and that's great to me.ReplyDelete
English voices sound alright. Roll is probably the best voice. Mega Man, on the other hand, sounds like a deep voiced guy trying to sound young and I don't really like it. I would've taken the guy from the cartoon, but beggars can't be choosers.
When you said the cartoon I got confused because Ian James Corlett would be a VERY bad choice. Might be amusing, though.Delete
Seriously? Natsu from Fairy Tail is voicing Fuse Man? That's an odd choice.ReplyDelete
But you're glossing over all the other great voice work he's done as well.Delete
The English voices sound way better than the Japanese voices. MegaMan should sound like a male. And he does. Good.ReplyDelete
For me, there's a difference between sounding like a "male" and sounding like a "grown man". He definitely shouuldn't sound like the second one, and I personally believe he does in his English voice.Delete
So sad to see this topic already erupting with "Japanese is superior! English is inferior!" hate posts, especially considering how civil the posts were in the previous voice-related topic.ReplyDelete
Are they trying to hide "Rock" as Megaman's name again, like in Powered Up? What do they have against "Rock"? It wouldn't be weird for Roll to call him "Rock" over "Mega" would it?ReplyDelete
In a roundabout way it could be an attempt to keep her name for him closer in line with the japanese version. It's kind of a tough call because in Japanese since he's simply called Rock Man she just omits the -Man- from it, where as in English she kinda does the same thing in a sense. In Powered Up it was definatly a direct choice and a poor one since they called him that before the transformation. Here it could still be up for debate. I'm curious I suppose is what I'm getting at.Delete
Love quite a few of the Voice Actors, personally Roll sounds like she may be voiced by Kate Higgins as she almost sounds identical to Lissa from the Fire Emblem series to me. Don't really like that they are calling Mega Man Mega again instead of Rock, but other then that I'm really excited for the game!ReplyDelete
Torchman and Blastman revealed, yet the website marked them in ????.ReplyDelete
Mega’s voice sounds really... off..ReplyDelete
I love that Mega Man's Japanese voice. Does not sounding feminine or girly for that.ReplyDelete
Mega's English voice really does sound a bit too much like an adult trying to sound young for my taste. If they were going to use someone with an adult voice, I would have preferred him to just speak in a normal way. A voice that's too deep but natural sounding is better in my mind than one that is too deep and tries to sound like it's not. Tends to get more grating than anything.ReplyDelete
That said, I think everyone else's English voice is pretty good.
Had they still used the Mega Man 8 voice actors, that second Dr. Light voice clip would have sounded like this:ReplyDelete
"Dis iz da pwodotype Dubble Geeyuh sisdum dat Wahwee devewupped back at Wobot Univusidy. If I insall dis inda yull soikits, you a-may-uh-be able to stob im."
Why do people keep using Mega Man 8 as a measure of the voice acting quality for Mega Man titles? Seriously Krazy Monkey, you're neither funny nor clever, so grow up.Delete
I think I like a Mega Man tilting toward grown man voice than a female voice of any sort. So in my view the Eng voice is better actually the JPN one isn't bad it sounds like what I'm use to from JPN Rockman, they are both good.ReplyDelete
Also Mega Man sounding like a hardcore dude may offset all those years of him building a reputation of sounding like the girliest girl ever in the west.
For those saying male characters should be voiced my male actors only, please do your research. There is a reason for women voicing child characters. It's because women can still do child-like voices, something most men cannot accomplish without sounding too fake or cartoony. Also, child labor laws make this difficult to go around with using actual child actors. I don't know how child labor laws work in Japan, but women voicing children is extremely common and it works well whether people like it or not. Unfortunately, what English speakers got was a grown man trying too hard to be a kid character. Ugh.ReplyDelete
The Japanese version is better. I've already made up my mind on that.
Women aren't men, you know.Delete
I'm pretty sure robots aren't exactly men either?Delete
Anon 2: Actually, they are.Delete