Square Enix is releasing Star Ocean The First Departure R December 2019 with dual audio for the original Japanese cast AND the new Japanese cast for one game, 2 Japanese voice overs for one video game. I think that is an incredible idea to do with the Final Fantasy 7 Remake as fans are upset that they just played Dissidia NT (2018) with Newbern, Burton, and Cook yet they aren't able to play the Final Fantasy 7 Remake with these voice actors. Tokyo Game Show showed how strong of a fan base both Quinton Flynn and Crispin Freeman have as Reno and Rude as fans were quite emotional that their favorite voice actors were recasted.
The Advent Children/Compilation voice actors would love to have the opportunity to voice these characters that they have voiced for 15-17 years, many have been very vocal about having the opportunity to voice these characters.
This petition is not asking for the removal of the new cast as they should be able to use this game as a spring board into their acting careers and other opportunities and roles that would branch from this, but for the Advent Children cast, this is more than just a job or a role, this is their passion and the grande finale for them from voicing these character for almost 2 decades, being able to finally voice these characters in the game that started it all.
I would love to have an option to hear George Newbern voice Sephiroth and Quinton Flynn voice Reno in the Remake along with Steve Blum as Vincent, Beau Billingslea as Barret, and the rest of the cast. Square Enix is respecting both the Star Ocean Japanese casts by having them both voice Star Ocean The First Departure R , it would be respectful for both the new and Compilation cast to be a part of Final Fantasy 7 Remake.
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