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Monday
Jun252012

Harada Venting Frustration on Twitter

Looks like Harada is getting tired of people asking him for the same shit on Twitter. He recently tweeted this lengthy explanation as to why some fan requests are impossible. Furthermore, he confirms that there are more characters to be revealed for TTT2 console and he suggests that some may be returning favorites. Check below for the full tweet. 

"I have something I want to say to the people who spam me with requests to "switch back(or Bring back) to the voice actors used previously".
I believe that, before whining and complaining about everything, you need practice at taking a step back and analyzing things objectively. And also at being an adult.

First, the voice you were listening to was 16 years ago, during the PlayStation period. The current generation of consoles are totally different in how they play back sound; both software-wise, and the internal circuitry
The playback program is different, as well as the sound effects added; reverb and 5.1 are examples of this. The comrpression rate, as well as the sound rate, is different today. Are you playing games on the same TV you used 16 years ago? What about your speakers? Headphones? They are all the same as 16 years ago? I wonder if it will sound like the same voice as 16 years ago, even with that data..

Also, you are assuming the voice actors themselves can reproduce the voice the recorded 16 years ago? Many voice actors decline work because their voice has changed since the original role, some have even retired. Sometimes they won't accept, even if we ask.
The recording studio and the equipment they use is also different. With all of this in mind, you still thing it is possible to recreate these voices?

Some might say "just pay them to reuse the voice data". 
But, often the voice actors decline this, or their agency declines.

For example, Brian's laugh is the actual data from Tekken 3. As fans have requested, we've kept using the original, adapting the data recorded 16 years ago to be used on the PS2, and then PS3.
Even so, some people said it is a different voice in Tekken 6 than the original.
It can't be helped they might think that. As explained above, even though the master data is the same, all of the equipment used in adapting it has completely changed. That said, it isn't a good idea to try to reccreate the older recording environment because then the data sounds heavily compressed, with noise. More than that, it would sound out of place next to the voice data of the newer characters.
WHAT? You say some of the voices sound like they haven't changed at all?
I guess you didn't notice that the development team has re-recorded them, but made efforts for it to sound as close as possible to the original. And you probably didn't even notice.

Do you know that all of the voice work for a character is not always done by just one voice actor? Using Brian as an example, the laugh you guys love so much uses the original data from Tekken 3, but the short kiai voice uses a different voice actor, and the "come on!" voice also uses a different voice actor. A lot of other characters also use different voice actors for the spoken lines and for the shouts.

I did the voice work for Marshal and Forest for 15 years.
However, I can no longer produce that voice after Tekken 5, so we had a different voice actor for Tekken 6.

The Tekken series has continued for 17 years. The development environment, as well as the environment in which you all play games, has changed.
There are so many characters, and we can't keep using he same voice actors every time, for a variety of reasons.
I have even complied to the requests of you all spamming me to "bring back characters" from previous installments. You often say, "let's show the dev team how sincere we are by buying 2 copies if they bring back character X", but did you really go through with it? Expecting you to at least pre-order the game, I was met with more spam, after you apparently didn't notice that Jun and Michelle actually return.

I still have some characters left to be revealed that comply with some of your requests, even "bringing back" several others. Even so, none of them are paid DLC. I will continue to sincerely comply with fan requests.
However, I can't continue to engage the negative ones that, without knowing what you are talking about, or even thinking about what you are saying, blindly repeat "bring back, bring back, bring back..."
After this lengthy explanation, I will be quite surprised if there are still people who still don't get it.

Thanks for understanding or not understanding. Whatever."

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Reader Comments (33)

Trolls - 1
Harada - Whatever.

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 11:07 AM | Unregistered CommenterjakeTHEsnake

I will be quite surprised if people actually stop with the retarded requests, even after this post.

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 11:10 AM | Unregistered CommenterHage

Trolls dgaf about explanations. That's why they're trolls.

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 11:14 AM | Unregistered CommenterMalice

After reading this I just got more respect for Harada, but he needs to learn how to ignore internet hate :>

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 11:24 AM | Unregistered Commenterzlick

The guy patience level is over 9000, but some people stupidity is over million.
I never cared about the freaking voices. He should focus his energy and passion on making TTT2 another Tekken success playable competitively for years to come. It's not his job to reply to those endless frustrating pricks asking without any consideration anything that crosses their minds.

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 11:24 AM | Unregistered Commenterzoningpressure

why he is giving a shit to what spams gonna say!??
he should put another one as a community manger, someone with a experience who knows how to deal with these stuff.

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM | Unregistered CommenterNo Chance

wait...did i just read that harada use to voice the Laws???

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 11:33 AM | Unregistered Commenterjackoffbot

Harada should just revert to the Ono method of answering tweets:

Idiot: "Hey will X character be in TTT2?"
Harada: "What do you think? Hehehe"

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 11:50 AM | Unregistered CommenterBachelorFrog

Sounds like X22

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 12:11 PM | Unregistered Commenteranimalfries

someone should tell harada the truth: TTT2 sux, T6 is still so much better...

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 1:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterVenzo

Wow there are gayheads complaing about fucking voice actors?
Fucking retarded.
Asking for marshall law/michelle/etc to come back was retarded enough becouse they were in the fucking game already...
maybe we should ask to get old kings back? apparantly there were like 3 different kings and 2 armor kings in the storyline.

But THIS shit beats me

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 1:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterDamajer

Most of these complainers are old schoolers who played "way back then". I'm one myself, but I don't care 2 shits about voices. I think it's safe to say gameplay and balance are 1000x more important than voice acting. FFS

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 1:30 PM | Unregistered CommenterCosmic Forge

How about this is micheal murry typing this probably. Think about it harada never speaks english when he makes appearances. So how can he he write all of this in perfect english, but can't speak it. lol

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 1:50 PM | Unregistered Commenterxyz

Don't jump the gun guys! Be adults!

It's super effective! Twitter is stunned

Internet uses 'LoL, whatever'

Harada-san uses 'Whatever'

Internet was first

Michael Murray appears!

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 2:12 PM | Unregistered CommenterA Wild Harada Appears!

good point. BRING BACK KING AND ARMOR KING

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 2:33 PM | Unregistered Commenterjuice

Wow that so sick that Harada did both Laws voices haha!

Harada will you come be the president of the United States? You at least listen to the people!

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 2:56 PM | Unregistered Commentermasoftekken

one time when checking harada and murray's twitters for updates, I found this troll guy who had been sending them like, endless tweets that weren't even requests of any sort, just pure disgusting psychotic vitriole based around the Tekken characters. not only that but the spam tweets by that person seemed to go back for several months, and for dozens of times every single day. It was probably the most extreme example of using the internet to grief/troll I'd ever seen in years of using it. it was quite sickening really. what sort of person feels the need to invest that amount of time doing something like that?

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 6:23 PM | Unregistered Commentertk_owl

DR F'ING B!!!!!!!

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:53 PM | Unregistered CommenterNnavas

Frankly I am surprised he brought back Jun. Wow, I did not know he was Law's old voice, cool! Forrest Law's 4,3,4: "Atah atah whut! "

Harada, it is nice that you are trying to listen to these fools on Twitter, but after awhile, you have to recognize that they have no life and are trolling you.

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 9:13 PM | Unregistered CommenterForest

Jesus man talk about spoiled little bitches asking for shit such as voice actors back? Seriously man? Give me a fucking break man.

Monday, June 25, 2012 at 9:52 PM | Unregistered Commenterevilaj2010

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