Oh boy, Akiba’s Beat’s English dub is atrocious

So, can you move? Uru, Karen.

Here I was starting to think people take game roles more seriously when this new Akiba’s Beat story trailer came along and slapped me in the face. Its predecessor, Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed, also had a pathetic English dub, but since it was dual-audio I just played with Japanese audio. Looks like that’s what we’ll have to do with this one as well.

Seriously, even kids could do a better job. It’s so bad you’d think they’re making it awful on purpose…Wait, is that the point? Are they banking on the fact that no one who plays these games would want to listen to an English dub anyway, or that they can’t afford good voice actors and instead try to make it as intentionally awful as possible for extra publicity? Have I been swafferdonked?

No, they couldn’t possibly think it’s good publicity to show how bad the English voice acting is. But surely they are aware, especially after Akiba’s Trip. Might as well not even have the English track if its so bad you’ll make everyone use the Japanese audio track.

Cory Arnold
Pretty cool dude in Japan. 6/9/68