KS Update #82: Shenhua finds her voice! JP VO begins.

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KS Update #82: Shenhua finds her voice! JP VO begins.

Postby Supa » Thu May 24, 2018 3:20 am

Hello Everyone!

It is now official! Voice actress Haruka Terui will be the voice of Shenhua Ling, the heroine of this story facing the adventures ahead with Ryo.

It has been quite a wait since the confirmation announcement of Masaya Matsukaze as Ryo in the July of 2015, but trust us, it was worth it!

The Main Cast
A word of introduction from our main cast members…

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Comments from Masaya Matsukaze:

Sequel Excitement
When I heard that the project broke two Guinness World Records, I must say it did not really hit me at the time, but now, I couldn’t be more excited! We are making good headway on the uncommon amount of speaking lines, and as we do so, the faces of my friends who were also in the production of 1 and 2 are there with me in my thoughts.

For the long-time Shenmue fans, I hope they will also share this strikingly peculiar sense of going back in time; and for those new to the series, I hope they will enjoy this wonderful entry that will take them to a whole other world. And with the unimagined miracle announcement for the 1 and 2 remakes, I emphatically wish that everyone will experience all three!

Thoughts on the Series
Even with over 300 people so feverishly working on Shenmue, when production had stopped, I thought there would never be another sequel. Yu-san has watched as the landscape he presented to the world 14 years ago has now become the standard in the gaming industry, and I once again must give my admiration to him for building a concept on such a grand scale.

I also think how fortunate I was to be there back in my twenties. The hardware has since evolved, and now witnessing the improved quality of Shenmue, I get goose bumps all over again thinking if this is what Yu-san had seen all along. This sequel has the might of the fans behind it, and these past few years Yu-san said he has been meeting fans all over the world and would make it for them. Everything is in place, so let the journey continue.

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Comments from Haruka Terui:

Sequel Excitement
I was both honored and terrified when I heard I had been chosen to play Shenhua. Shenmue has been beloved by so many for so long and fans have been waiting her. As I look Shenhua in the eyes and become her voice, I will remember everyone has their own precious memories and I will do everything I can to keep those memories like they were. The more I learn about her, the more I feel drawn to and taken over by her curious charm. I am incredibly happy to be able to walk alongside her.

Thoughts on the Series
I watched “Shenmue: The Movie” which I borrowed from Matsukaze-san who plays Ryo. I was greatly impressed you could make a movie just from the scenes in a game. It was actually a shock for me to see how much thought had been put into the dialog and action. Now, watching the Shenmue III movie while we record, the picture is all the more beautiful. The world, the forests, the people…they all live there. I can’t wait to play it. I will be acting my heart out for Shenhua and for you!

Masaya Matsukaze is on Twitter: https://twitter.com/matsukazest
Haruka Terui is on her blog: https://ameblo.jp/palblog37/
In cooperation with AONI PRODUCTION: https://www.aoni.co.jp/

From the Recording Studio
The leading parts are cast and the Japanese voice recording is steadily moving ahead. The crew poses for a shot below taking a break from the excitement and emotion of the recording studio session.

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From left: Sound Director Nakamura-San, Mr. Matsukaze, Ms. Terui, and Yu-San

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Look at that smile! That’s the one, Masaya!

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Leading lady Haruka Terui!

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Inside the recording booth…

Hope you enjoyed the report!
Besides our leading couple of Masaya and Haruka, recording for the other Japanese cast members is ongoing daily! When the English voicing is all set, we will be sure to have an update.

So, until next time, we thank you for your support!


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ys ... ts/2188921


Posted from my phone in haste, so I didn't link the pictures or links properly. Staff may edit them in if they wish.

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Re: Kickstarter Update.#82: Shenhua finders her voice! & rep

Postby Spaghetti » Thu May 24, 2018 4:26 am

Added the images, did some formatting.

Oooof, surprise update and a very welcome one too. I guess English recording has been pushed back, but moving ahead with the Japanese dub as the "native" language track for devs to work with makes sense, and is really encouraging about forging ahead with progress.

The shot of the game in this image is fucking incredible by the way:

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Re: Kickstarter Update.#82: Shenhua finders her voice! & rep

Postby Kiske » Thu May 24, 2018 4:28 am

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Re: Kickstarter Update.#82: Shenhua finders her voice! & rep

Postby Kiske » Thu May 24, 2018 4:29 am

Spaghetti wrote: Added the images, did some formatting.

Oooof, surprise update and a very welcome one too. I guess English recording has been pushed back, but moving ahead with the Japanese dub as the "native" language track for devs to work with makes sense, and is really encouraging about forging ahead with progress.

The shot of the game in this image is fucking incredible by the way:

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I can't see your images. :sad:
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Re: Kickstarter Update.#82: Shenhua finders her voice! & rep

Postby GYO6161 » Thu May 24, 2018 4:34 am

For anyone curious here's the new Shenhua actress other anime roles. :)
https://myanimelist.net/people/14161/Ha ... ka%20Terui

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Re: Kickstarter Update.#82: Shenhua finders her voice! & rep

Postby Spaghetti » Thu May 24, 2018 4:39 am

Kiske wrote:I can't see your images. :sad:

Shit, they're showing for me.

Have to rehost the lot I guess...
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Re: Kickstarter Update.#82: Shenhua finders her voice! & rep

Postby Kiske » Thu May 24, 2018 4:46 am

Spaghetti wrote:
Kiske wrote:I can't see your images. :sad:

Shit, they're showing for me.

Have to rehost the lot I guess...


Works now.
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Re: Kickstarter Update.#82: Shenhua finders her voice! & rep

Postby spud1897 » Thu May 24, 2018 5:15 am

Great to see things moving along so nicely.

Great update.
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Re: Kickstarter Update.#82: Shenhua finders her voice! & rep

Postby Hazuki00 » Thu May 24, 2018 5:16 am

How's they are recording voices even when they haven't finalished polishing Ryo's model? Don't they need to finish geometrics of the model first?

Apart from that, I liked this update, very encouraging and the picture Spags posted shows a beautiful landscape!
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Re: KS Update #82: Shenhua finds her voice! JP VO begins.

Postby ShenSun » Thu May 24, 2018 5:21 am

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Re: Kickstarter Update.#82: Shenhua finders her voice! & rep

Postby Spaghetti » Thu May 24, 2018 5:24 am

Hazuki00 wrote: How's they are recording voices even when they haven't finalished polishing Ryo's model? Don't they need to finish geometrics of the model first?

No.

Native language VO is usually done with the game/animation/whatever still incomplete in some visual respects.

It's hard to make out, but on the reference screen there's a caption at the bottom reading along the lines of "This part is under development [illegible] placeholder or tentative".

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Re: KS Update #82: Shenhua finds her voice! JP VO begins.

Postby BlueMue » Thu May 24, 2018 5:36 am

There is something very familiar looking on that screen in the background in the photo of Haruka at the mic.
Anyone else spotted and recognized that bit from the cave?

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Anyway, an unexpected update indeed. It's a bit sad another major character can't be voiced by the original actor or actress. I'm sure Haruka will deliver a compelling performance but one wonders if Masaya will be the only one returning for the original cast.

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Re: KS Update #82: Shenhua finds her voice! JP VO begins.

Postby Spaghetti » Thu May 24, 2018 5:39 am

Shenmue Master apparently put up a Tweet to the same effect. At first I thought it was the well at Bailu Village but this makes a lot more sense.
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Re: KS Update #82: Shenhua finds her voice! JP VO begins.

Postby Hazuki00 » Thu May 24, 2018 5:57 am

I'm curious if they'll remake the scene where we enter in the cave and place the phoenix mirror in its place to make it playable or only as a flashback :-k
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Re: KS Update #82: Shenhua finds her voice! JP VO begins.

Postby Spaghetti » Thu May 24, 2018 5:58 am

Hazuki00 wrote: I'm curious if they'll remake the scene where we enter in the cave and place the phoenix mirror in its place to make it playable or only as a flashback :-k

It could be Ryo retrieving the mirror from the device, rather than placing it.

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