Akiba’s Beat Highlights Voice Acting Cast

Akiba’s Beat is sounding NEET

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ACQUIRE’s upcoming satire-infused JRPG Akiba’s Beat is almost here and, to celebrate, they invite you to get to know the game’s English voice actors a little better. For more information, check out the official main character cast list below:

  • Asahi Tachibana – Chris Patton
  • Saki Hoshino – Erica Mendez
  • Riyu Momose – Tia Ballard
  • Yamato Hongo – Robbie Daymond
  • Kotomi Sanada – Cherami Leigh
  • Reiji Shinomiya – Ed Bosco
  • Mizuki Aihara – Ray Chase


Publisher XSEED Games has announced that Akiba’s Beat is their largest voiceover project to date, featuring almost 22,000 individual lines of spoken dialogue. That’s a lot of talking! Diehard Japanese VA fans need not worry, however. The game will feature dual audio, allowing players to switch between English and Japanese as they please. Or, more realistically, just pick one of the two and stick with it. You can’t say that they didn’t consider their audience!

Akiba’s Beat will be making its debut on May 16 on PlayStation 4 and Vita. Those who pre-order the game will also receive a 3.5″ tall pocket plush of Pinkun – the game’s uglycute mascot character. Becoming a a hero is hard; giving up your luxurious NEET lifestyle is even harder. Will you be the one protecting Akihabara? Let us know in the comments below!

Starting out with nothing more than a Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Kenny has happily been gaming for almost his entire life. Easily-excitable and a bit on the chatty side, Kenny has always been eager to share gaming-related thoughts, opinions, and news with others and has been doing so on Hey Poor Player since 2014 and has previously worked with both PKMNcast and SCATcast. Although his taste in gaming spreads across a wide number of companies and consoles, Kenny holds a particular fondness for Nintendo handheld consoles. He is also very proud of his amiibo collection. You can also find him on Twitter @SuperBayleef talking about video games and general nonsense. Some of his favorite games include Tetris Attack, Pokémon Black Version 2, The World Ends With You, Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, Yo-kai Watch, Donkey Kong Country 2, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Kirby's Dreamland 3, Mega Man X, and Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (among many others).

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