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Judgment Re-Releases In July Without Scandal Laden Voice Actor

Judgment Re-Releases In July Without Scandal Laden Voice Actor - News

by Patrick Day-Childs , posted on 22 May 2019 / 1,226 Views

SEGA will be re-releasing Yakuza spin-off Judgment in Japan at a cheaper rate in July. This follows a cocaine scandal involving voice actor Pierre Taki, who played Captain Hamura, which led to his arrest back in March.

SEGA has apologised for the inconvenience and has replaced Pierre Taki's Captain Hamura with a new actor and character model.

Judgment launches in the west on 25th June.

Thanks, Siliconera


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16 Comments

Zenos (on 22 May 2019)

This could've been avoided if Japan wasn't so censor happy.


RJTM1991 (on 22 May 2019)

It's a different culture, my man. Drugs of any kind are a big no-no in Japan.


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Zenos (on 22 May 2019)

@RJTM1991 The "different culture" point doesn't in any way change what I said. This entire debacle could've been avoided if Japan wasn't so censor happy to the point of trying to erase somebody from the work he's done.


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VAMatt (on 22 May 2019)

Right. The Japanese need to improve that part of their culture.

The reality is that there's a shitload of drug use in Japan. They need to stop acting like they're all so above it. It's laughable, really.


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DonFerrari (on 23 May 2019)

I think you are confusing things... I would say Japan has less censorship, and more games that aren't acceptable on the west. Or just look at Japanese animes that get silly censorship when officially launched in the west.

They completely shun drugs and criminal behavior though.


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Ka-pi96 (on 23 May 2019)

@Don anime doesn't get silly censorship just in the west. It gets it in Japan too. Although that's partially so they can charge obscene prices for the uncensored blu-ray versions after airing the censored version on TV.


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Zenos (on 23 May 2019)

@DonFerrari I'm not confusing anything. Have you heard of their rating board CERO and what is not allowed under its rules? It's far worse than the Western alternatives. As you mentioned they censor their animes and also their porn.

Deleting a man's work because he's a criminal is not acceptable. It's the sign of totalitarian regimes.


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DonFerrari (on 23 May 2019)

@Zenos thread carefully on accusations of totalitarian regimes so you don't make the word light and useless.

They are much more open to porn than most western countries, you may be talking about pixelization of genitals for movies shot inside japan by japanese companies (still they pretty much allow uncensored porn there). They have hentai and some odd porn with octopus and the like.

@Ka-pi96, I wasn't aware of these censorship on the original material as all animes I have watched from subs and the like had 0 censorship, but I believe you. Still I doubt they would remove cigarettes for lolypop =p . Anyone trying to put Japan as more puritan than current western is not doing a good job. I don't remember a game that is allowed otherwise but not on Japan, but we know a lot of games that are shunned or even banned outside of Japan being totally fine there.


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Zenos (on 23 May 2019)

@DonFerrari So you do admit that they do censor their porn. Thanks for making my point, I guess. I also noticed that you completely avoided discussing CERO and what's allowed in Japanese games. Funny that. Well, let me make a quick summary - no actual nudity is allowed in Japanese games, also no decapitations, which means that games like Mortal Kombat can't even be released there. Due to the same strict standards the latest Fist of The North Star game was more brutal in the West since the Japanese version censored the explosions.


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DonFerrari (on 23 May 2019)

I have seem near nudity in the Yakuza serie games. And of course I avoided discussing CERO as I don't have knowledge of what they decide.

Not sure why do you have the need to put negative to comment you disagree.

Yakuza games have a lot of violence and explosion, so I'm not sure of First of North Star having problem due to this.

Besides we do know of several games that needed to be censored to be allowed to ship overseas. And I think you are confusing censorship with illegal material.


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Zenos (on 23 May 2019)

@DonFerrari So you know nothing on the topic and yet you have the gall to tell me that I'm confused about censorship even though I've provided plenty of examples of Japan being censorious. That's rich. Full nudity is not allowed in Japanese games. Fist of The North Star has bodies exploding with blood, which was omitted from the Japanese version.


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DonFerrari (on 23 May 2019)

I was interested on the game, let's see when I'll be able to try it on PS4Pro


KLAMarine (on 23 May 2019)

Awfully delicate, that voice-acting gig.


Random_Matt (on 22 May 2019)

I'll wait for the PC version, given consoles up now.


KazumaKiryu (on 23 May 2019)

Sad for you, i think :) So many fantastic Games coming only on PS4 (Uncharted 4, Persona 5, The Last of Us 2, Ghost of Tsushima, God of War, InFamous, Horizon Zero Dawn, many JRPGs, many titles first for PS4 like GTA, Red Dead Redemption 2, Granblue Fantasy ect :) And Yakuza is on PlayStation at home :) As a gamer, I dont want to give up so many interesting titles or wait 1-2 years until the pc gets a old port. "Judgment" is of course enjoyed on the release day :)


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Random_Matt (on 23 May 2019)

HZD is the only exclusive I played, It's great people like the others, but they are not for me. And my library of games on PC is big and do not buy new games on release, can take 12 months to appear after consoles for all I care.


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