“On August 24th, Soutaro Tojima, the audio director for Halo 4 announced that there would be a change in the Japanese voice over cast for the main characters, Master Chief and Cortana. While the English version voices would remain as Steve Downes for Master Chief and Jen Taylor for Cortana, the Japanese cast (originally Atsuki Tani and Akiko Koike) would be replaced by voice actors Rikiya Koyama and Ayumi Fujimura.
The change in cast was almost immediately met with a stream of confused, worried and angry twitter posts directed at Tojima and his decision. Tojima replied that the voice cast choice was “strongly influenced by ‘my own feelings’” and that when the game is released and people play it, if they are disappointed by the cast, it will be entirely his responsibility. Unsatisfied with Tojima’s response, Japanese fans have put up an online petition to have the original voice actors reinstated.”
Click HERE to read the full article. Thank goodness that we don’t have to worry about this issue with the English version. The spectacular duo of Steve Downes and Jen Taylor will be reprising their roles of Master Chief and Cortana:HaloCollectors.com website. Some links, images, or videos may no longer be available.]