Development Update - Get to Know the Japanese Voice Actors
It's been a while, hasn't it? With IGA and company deeper into the development process than ever there had been less time to devote to carving out new pieces of the game for backer updates, but the drought is over—there's still tons of Bloodstained to discover before it comes out. (And then even more to not discover until after it comes out, and you lock yourself in a spoiler-free room for a couple of days to finish it.)
For that matter, your between-updates options have never been better: If you haven't been visiting the Bloodstained Forums and the Bloodstained Discord, you're missing direct access to 505 Games' own Angel-Corlux. (A couple of us from the Kickstarter team at Fangamer finally got to meet him [and Mana] at PAX West this year, and I can confirm that he is somehow even more enthusiastic about Bloodstained in person.)
Now, with the preface out of the way, here's the latest from IGA: It's time to talk about voice acting!
Hello everyone, this is IGA. Our development progress has entered its peak. In the midst of it all, we've finished recording the Japanese voices for the characters. We'd like to introduce you to the actors:
- Macross Δ - Mikumo Guynemer
- Sailor Moon Crystal - Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter
- Alice & Zouroku - Shizuku Ichijo
- Kill la Kill - Ryuko Matoi
- Glitter Force Doki Doki - Juujou
- Izetta: The Last Witch - Lawrence
- Majin Bone - Leo Bone
- Lego Marvel Super Heroes (Japanese dub) - Deadpool, Cyclops, etc.
- ID-0 - Ido
- Arpeggio of Blue Steel - Gunzo Chihaya
- JoJo's Bizzare Adventure - Jonathan Joestar
- Your Lie in April - Saito
- Touken Ranbu - Hachisuka Kotetsu
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica - Mami Tomoe
- Monogatari series - Ougi Oshino
- ViVid Strike! - Vivio Takamachi
- Hell Teacher Nube - Meisaku Nueno
- Slam Dunk - Hisashi Mitsui
- The Prince of Tennis - Kunimitsu Tezuka
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Japanese dub) - Darth Vadar
- The Fast and the Furious series (Japanese dub) - Dominic Toretto
- Drifters - Black King
- ClassicaLoid - Bach
- Tiger & Bunny - Antonio Lopez/Rock Bison
- The Prince of Tennis - Genichiro Sanada
- Empire (Japanese dub) - Lucious Lyon
- Bleach - Yasutora Sado
- Mobile Suit Gundam AGE - Derek Jackrow
- Fairy Tail - Elfman Strauss
- Black Butler - Agni
- Hozuki's Coolheadedness - Hozuki
- Yowamushi Pedal - Shingo Kinjou
- Street Fighter V - Guile
- Dragon Quest Heroes II - Hassan
- Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei - Ai Kaga
- Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live - Otoha Takanashi
- Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma - Nao Sadatsuka
- Record of Grancrest War - Siluca Meletes
- Time Bokan 24 - Calen
- Blend S - Kaho Hinata
Were you able to predict any of the voice actors? One of them is for a character you haven't quite met yet... we'll be telling you more about him soon, so stay tuned. - IGA
If you were hoping there just happened to be a new character named Mysterious Man, and IGA had settled on this very oblique way of introducing him—well, me, too. But we'll have to settle for having a new character with an actual identity and design instead!
One more housekeeping note to mention before I turn today's update over to the fan artists and fan musicians—we're going to be updating the Kickstarter page a little to reflect DICO's new role on the project. Mana explained it on the forums a few months ago, but we didn't want anyone to think we were editing the page in secret.
Is it... is it too much to ask of you guys to make some Mysterious Man fanart? Just a thought. If you're making fanart of any Bloodstained characters, even the ones who exist, tag it #IGAVANIA or #bloodstained and we'll do our best to find it for a future update. Like this!
This month's Last Word goes to the aforementioned Angel-Corlux, who's hoping to call out, in his words, "the two community members who contributed to making my awesome forum avatar... Kenshiro549 made the image for my forum avatar, and mad_le_zisell modeled it."
I can confirm that it is an awesome forum avatar. But why don't you see for yourself?