Shenmue III English voice recording report

A look at the voice cast at work.

Ys Net has posted an official English voice recording report for Shenmue III, including a video of the voice cast in the recording booth in 2018.

Get the full report below.

■ English Voice Recording Report!

Hello Everyone,

The English voice recording is coming along so we want to report where we are at and get behind the scenes with the cast and crew.

If you have been following Corey Marshall on Twitter, you might have seen that English voice recording was also in session from last year. Shenmue III continues the tradition with a huge amount of voiced lines. We are about 70 to 80 percent done recording and we are happy to report we are right on track!

◆ Main Cast Introductions

Ryo Hazuki (voiced by Corey Marshall)

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Hey! It’s Corey Marshall! Without Corey, our English speaking Ryo just would not come to life. Corey was set to play Ryo when the project started back in 2015. It did take a quite a while to get into the studio and start recording the English voices, but Corey was full on ready to give a great performance, so expect the best!

Ling Shenhua (voiced by Brianna Knickerbocker)

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Playing our heroine in Shenmue III is Brianna Knickerbocker! Yu-san selected from a number of candidates through audio auditions only, and Brianna stunned with her great performance reel. Finally meeting at the studio, she stunned us again with her beauty. Brianna has acted in a dizzying array of games and animated features, so we will all be looking forward to her portrayal of Shenhua!

◆ Behind the Scenes at the Studio

Last year Yu Suzuki and sound director Takayuki Nakamura went to the studio in Los Angeles for the English voice recording jump off.

—English voice recording crew unite! From left to right: Shenhua actress Brianna-san, English voice recording director Bill-san (Lionbridge Gaming), Yu-san, and sound director Nakamura-san.

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—Serious time!

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—Playing the game to get into the atmosphere.

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—Who’s this!? It’s Corey’s daughter, Katana, making her voice acting debut!

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—Ready! Go?

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—Yeah! The English voice crew brings it!

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Hope everyone enjoyed that! There was so much great back and forth on the Shenmue concept and technical aspects between Corey, Brianna, all the voice actors and the recording staff from Lionbridge Gaming in charge of the English voicing, making it a truly meaningful chapter in the journey!

Shenmue III is due out for PlayStation 4 and PC on August 27.

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