No English Dub for One Piece: Pirate Warriors

Posted by Omar Khan
Tags: Information, One Piece, PlayStation 3,

It’s Shonen Jump official – Luffy’s first PlayStation 3 adventure, One Piece: Pirate Warriors, will not be receiving the English dub treatment. The news comes from a tweet by Shonen Jump in which they say “Sorry English dub fans, ‪#OnePiece‬: Pirate Warriors will only be in Japanese.”

When Namco Bandai announced One Piece: Pirate Warriors would be a digital download only title for North America, this was something to be expected. Many One Piece fans imported their copy of the game from Japan and the publishing/development teams probably felt it wasn’t worth the investment to record another language track. With that said for North America, European One Piece games are generally Japanese voiced only, so it’s nothing new for them.

One Piece PS3, One Piece: Pirate Warriors (or One Piece: Kaizoku Musou in Japanese), is the first One Piece game on the Sony PlayStation 3. It covers One Piece Part 1 as well as some of the story contents of the One Piece timeskip. The game was developed by Omega Force and published by Namco Bandai Games and Tecmo Koei in Japan on March 1, 2012. The game is expected to be released on the PlayStation Network through digital download in North America and Europe sometime later this year.

  • ibster

    i prefer the original dub anyways.

  • unleashrage

    good, eng dub anime sucks anyways

  • Foolywolf

    But i love english dub. *tear* :_(

  • Ivan Rodriguez

     Yeah boy

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Frank-van-Leeuwen/100002134284929 Frank van Leeuwen

     true!!

  • Aneeq Haq

    I like both but I would have preferred an english dub. I don’t mind though because the Japanese voices are also awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/harmony102 Harmony Zantt

    Good!
    English voices just cannot match the one piece feeling!
    Anyway, this just means I can get for download on the PSN and get first day right away!
    Saves me time!

  • ssjbardock13

    I was right XD

  • ssjbardock13

     Except for DBZ XD

  • Hagareno

    One Piece is one of the animes where the original voices are just so good and unique, I cannot enjoy the dub because I know how much I’m missing out on. I can watch tons of animes dubbed, but One Piece is one that I cannot watch dubbed.

  • demonsrage

    i knew this was gonna happen the randomly stopped dubbing episodes 2 year ago didnt expect them to make this dubbed, they dont even have a franky or brook for dubbed

  • Hagareno

    They’re dubbing the show again now. 

  • demonsrage

    when?

  • Donutman92

    well at least Funimation is dubbing season 4 of one piece and it will be out soon so i cant complain

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Bode/100001834377136 Robert Bode

    And that is a bad thing because?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Bode/100001834377136 Robert Bode

    how?

  • Hagareno

    they’ve already started, voyage 4 is set to release this summer

  • RedDragon10

    This isn’t exactly a bad thing, though I do understand that some people would prefer a dub option. 

  • Hagareno

    I just checked and it’s being released august 7th

  • xavierad2009

    i dont think its a good thing for people who dont know onepiece.this is not good for making new fans.

  • http://twitter.com/CJiger87 Corey Jackson

    Wow umm….so how does this attract new fans than? That and…if there not going to be any English dub. Wouldn’t it be like having a coin with two heads or two tails? 

    Don’t be lazy, Namco Bandai Games….just put English dub in there.

  • Kevin Garcia

    wtf im starting to enter one piece but rigth know the only dub is for 3ds this sucks and  the ask why they dont have to much fan

  • Kevin Garcia

    people like me that have dislexia try to enter one piece i like naruto cause of the game since i can read  but not that esay when the subs are fast as hell when i tey to whatch the sub i have to somethimes stop

  • Scott Baker

    becouse japanese dub is always better and becouse its possible they animated the charactors lips for JAPANESE DUB, it might have some over lip sync drop.

    and this is ONE PIECE.. it brings new fans regardless. i bet if you nagged them enought. 4KIDS will glady dub it instead of funimation

  • Donutman92

    do i smell a weeaboo over here yes yes i do

  • ssjbardock13

     The Funimation dub is worth watching at least is better than 4kids dub.

  • Sharnerius1

     Bullshit

  • Steven Nguyen

    who cares. it will only delay season 4 and the release of the game. the last one piece game dubbed (by funimation) wasn’t that successful at all.

  • SuperGosen4

    Is it going to at least have english sub?

  • RedDragon10

     I think that’s pretty much a guarantee. 

  • truesensei

    That’s dumb as hell why even bring it over here then. Lazy game designers and voice actors lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002305496709 Jamal E. Douglas

    Oh boy,dub haters are gonna have a party for this & act like they won something (the “Not having to switch to subs,being lazy & thinking our way is superior” trophy).

    I don’t mind it being subs only.Eh,whatever I got the collection boxsets if I want to listen dub.But please people,let’s respect everyone’s opinion.If they want sub,dub or both;please don’t harass them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002305496709 Jamal E. Douglas

    Because of this size of the Fanbase then.Not because Funimation dubbed it.

  • Jmenyfield

     Um maybe because most of the One Piece fans in America don’t watch the English Dub to begin with?

    Just kidding around, it’s most likely because funimation couldn’t get a license to dub the game just like how they didn’t get a license in time to dub the movie DBZ:Plan To Eradicate The Saiyans on Dragon Ball Raging Blast 2.

  • Jmenyfield

     One Piece only doesn’t have that many fans in America and that’s because 4kids messed it up at first. Worldwide One Piece beats Naruto, Bleach, and any other anime that you can think of in sales..not hating just telling the truth.

  • Jmenyfield

     They can’t just “put it in there.” Namco Bandai has to do a bunch of licensing to put the English dub on their games and sometimes they’re not able to for some reason, which is why Dragon Ball Z: Plan To Eradicate The Saiyans was in Japanese with subtitles on dragon ball raging blast 2.

  • ruderhymer

     Naruto beats One Piece worldwide.. One Piece beats Naruto in Japan.. not hating this the fact…

  • Jmenyfield

     If you actually studied on this rather than giving in to what other people say you would know that’s actually false. Naruto only beats One Piece in one continent, North America. Why do you think the majority of Naruto’s video games sales ALWAYS come from North America? Worldwide, One Piece has it beat anime and manga which is why at last year’s international grammy awards they used Luffy and Goku mascots to represent anime since they are the most successful anime of all time.

  • shafiq95

    dude saying all japanese dub is better  than english is fucking ignorant and pretty much represent you as a damn weaboo.Animes like Gurren Lagann/DBZ/Cowboy Bebop etc arguably has better eng dubbing  than japanese.Even some anime games had dubbing that goes to the extra miles like Persona 3 and 4.(my favourite)

  • Shogunreaper

    More likely it would have cost more money and time than it would be worth.

    Sucks that i have to skip this game because they won’t bring it to retail, and i’m just not going to pay for a digital release that i don’t really own.

  • Shiki01

    How in anyway do you consider this to be “good”? What is wrong with you? This not “good” in anyway shape or form this just unfortunate. Some people do not like to watch anime in Japanese and if they never seen one piece then this having no dub will lose some sales. Second if they had a dub the US would get a disc release but because it’s sub only it has to be a digital only title. Which also causes it to lose some potential sales as not everybody has internet or slow connection and some people don’t like digital only content.

    Third what would actually be a “good!” thing to happen is for the game to have dual audio (English/Japanese voices) really to shut up the weaboos who think only Japanese voices are better. I’m still getting the game but it’s still stupid for anyone to think this is a “good” thing. Stop thinking like a weaboo for a second and actually think about what you’re saying.

  • Shiki01

    How in anyway do you consider this to be “good”? What is wrong with you?
    This not “good” in anyway shape or form this just unfortunate. Some
    people do not like to watch anime in Japanese and if they never seen one
    piece then this having no dub will lose some sales. Second if they had a
    dub the US would get a disc release but because it’s sub only it has to
    be a digital only title. Which also causes it to lose some potential
    sales as not everybody has internet or slow connection and some people
    don’t like digital only content.

    Third what would actually be a “good!” thing to happen is for the game
    to have dual audio (English/Japanese voices) really to shut up the
    weaboos who think only Japanese voices are better. I’m still getting the
    game but it’s still stupid for anyone to think this is a “good” thing.
    Stop thinking like a weaboo for a second and actually think about what
    you’re saying.

    Also a short lists of good eng dub animes that rival the japenese voices or are better. Baccano!, Black Lagoon, Full metal Alchemist, Soul Eater, Monster and of course the most popular one already mentioned DBZ. Seriously some of people need to stop acting like weaboos and actually watch the dub for once for you deem them all to hell.

  • unleashrage

    so im a weaboo because i say my opinion on eng dub anime. that makes no sense at all. secondly anime comes out in Japan first obviously so thats the main reason i stick with subbed anime. But eng dub anime in my opinion is horrible at least 90% of it of what i’ve seen is trash, the voices gets on my nerves. Yes the dbz dub was alright. again this is MY opinion.

  • unleashrage

    Yeah i got blasted by Shiki for saying my opinion also. people need to learn that not everyone has the same opinion as they do.

  • Shiki01

     No you’re weaboo for thinking that because the game won’t have a eng dub that makes it a GOOD thing and you’re weaboo for saying that as a whole eng dub anime sucks. I don’t care if you PREFER hearing Japanese voices is the fact that you said all eng dub voices suck. You could just stated that you just prefer the Japanese voices instead dissing and condemning every eng dub (including the ones you know you haven’t seen so you have no real opinion on them) to hell and back. How can have a opinion on eng dub anime as a whole when haven’t even seen every dub? That makes no sense. Also obviously anime comes out in japan first don’t why you felt the need to point that out, it wouldn’t be called anime if otherwise.

    Do you know though that some eng dub anime for example like FMA are actually more popular and loved by Japanese than their the Japanese voices? Of course obvoiuly some people over here are going to disagree even though they don’t understand the language themselves. Most people though who say they only watch subbed think that since the voices sound exotic they must be better. You can deny this all you want but that’s usually the case. I mean hey if you think that Inuyasha voice sounds better in Japanese than in his English or that Yusuke’s English voice is horrible and unbearable to listen to compared to they’re japenese voices that’s on you. Don’t know how though you can think that dbz eng dub is alright but still diss all other eng dub when the same voice actors from dbz use the exact same voices in other animes.

  • Shiki01

    No you got blasted by me for stating that ALL eng dub anime sucks (if that’s opinion fine doesn’t make it right for you say that). People need to learn that just because they PREFER something doesn’t mean that what they don’t prefer sucks and should learn to be more respectable of other people’s preferences.

  • ruderhymer

     you are wrong the fact is One Piece only beats Naruto in one country, Japan. Naruto game sales coming from Europe as much as NA.. I will check this Pirate Worriers sales on VGChartz for Eu. We will see if it can beat any Storm ps3 game… And english is common language. This game can’t even get english dub. Are you sure One Piece can compete with Naruto worldwide? Even Bleach: Soul Resurrection has Eng dub..

  • Jmenyfield

     True, it’s a risk to download digitized games because if your memory accidentally gets wiped then it’s gone forever xD

  • Jmenyfield

    Dude, VGchartz is a bad website to check for game sales when it comes games like One Piece: Pirate Warriors considering that it only keeps track of disc sales and not digital sales(if they would the PC game sales on there would be a lot higher), which means that Europe and North America’s sales probably won’t show up on VGchartz when this game is released. If they did you would see how much of a difference in popularity that One Piece is worldwide. One Piece beats Naruto in not just Japan, but also malaysia, and Europe. Look at the difference in Manga sales and you will see that One Piece is more popular.

  • ruderhymer

    Europe gets Physical copy right? Eu sales should show up. We can compare when this game come out.. They show sales for every region. No need to look for NA.. And show me the differences in manga sales if you are not talking about sales in Japan. Cause I already said One Piece beats in there..

  • unleashrage

    i didnt put the word “all” in, and as i said in my reply to you i said 90% of it eng dub anime sucks. i know not all voice actors are bad but some voices put me off like Alphonse voice actor in fma, i find his voice irritating. Yes i know i could of stated my opinion differently i accept that. i do respect the views of others. why do you think i haven’t replied to anyone who is disappointed by no eng dub release for this game. i could of replied and said so get over it sub is way better, but i didnt. anyway like i said i admit i could of stated my view in a better way. sorry if it offended you and others who have read what i have said.

  • Shiki01

    I know you didn’t literately put the words “all” in your post but when you first said “eng dub anime sucks” instead most or some it sorta implies that you meant all of them. I find Alphonse’s Japanese voice to be even more irritating than his English one but I guess there’s no helping his voice either way. A person doesn’t have to reply to everyone with the same different view points to be disrespectful. As I said though I don’t care if you prefer to watch subbed anime because I also prefer watching some animes in subs one of them being one piece.

    However I still found it disappointing news we wouldn’t be getting a dub mainly because I knew that meant (digital only release) and I would’ve greatly liked to have this game as a retail disc. I mean this is the ps3′s first one piece game after all and we US get only a digital copy. So that’s why I don’t understand why some people see this good thing simply because they prefer haring Japanese voices. Apology accepted and apologize for calling you a weaboo.

  • T.K. Fields

    Maybe I’m just an idiot but how does a statement by VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump division make this news official? Yes One Piece is a shonen jump property but VIZ has nothing to do with the video game. If this “no dub” news came from Namco Bandai then I’d accept it without doubt. The tweet was from E3 but for all we know only the Japanese audio was included for the demos there because the game dub is currently being worked on. Just because there was no English dub audio at E3 doesn’t mean it’s 100% confirmed it won’t be included.

    Heck every time there’s a new Naruto or DBZ game Namco Bandai only uses the Japanese audio in the trailers so I always ask myself “is this game actually sub-only?” though eventually fans get their copies and upload videos confirming the existence of an English track.

  • unleashrage

    if you want a physical copy you could import it from the UK, as i hear europe is getting a physical copy of the game. i accept your apology also :)

  • OtherWorlded

    No comment…

  • Shiki01

    I know about EU physical copy but the DLC won’t work unless you buy it from the EU store.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8wQURL-xG4&feature=related Kira

    Awsome Awsome Pure Japanese with english sub ^^

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IN42UXYND2VW6NNGHWJ55XK4KU Elwood

    No dub huh?  I guess I won’t be getting it then.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Bode/100001834377136 Robert Bode

    True sorry to hear about that but for a game like this you dont need to understand what they are saying due to the fact that the story follows the manga.

  • Jmenyfield

     Nope, I believe that Eu is getting the same treatment as America since both NBGA and NBGE merged together so they’ll most likely get digital copies as well.

  • ruderhymer

    Eu gets physical copy, you can see its box art if you check saiyan island updates

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1279952850 Harrison Sheehan

     one, ps3s are region free so why not import it from europe or australia so you have an actual copy? I cannot wait for it, I love both dubs of the show so it doesn’t phase me as much but i would have loved to hear brooks english va or ace’s death in english but I can wait till those eps come along in the future :D

  • Shogunreaper

    @facebook-1279952850:disqus

    Because its not worth paying twice the price to import it

  • Jmenyfield

     Well I guess we’ll just have to wait and see dude :D

  • Donutman92

    Weeaboo

  • http://www.facebook.com/bourneevol Bourne Evol

    More importantly, Funimation SO busy dubbing other animes, and Trudging through One Piece enough as it is  (they havent had a single dubbed episode in over a year, but still have the license) 

    So i forgive them for not dubbing, as they don’t even have voice actors for most of the characters in this game.  Which does suck, but what can you do :/

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8wQURL-xG4&feature=related Kira

    ……

  • http://twitter.com/kudo___shinichi kudo-kun

    well i am a english dub fanboy but i watched all episodes of case closed from where funimation left off in eng sub so i am fine as long as i get eng sub i am fine i just wanted to here brooks voice in english but its all good i hope the next one is english dub i am still buying it either way

  • Donutman92

    and i win this argument hands down

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LOG243SUSGLV735GGVRD6V3CPQ Branden

     this is bullcrap! we should go to namcobandai and demand they dub the game! so many of us have been looking forward to this! lets go spam their twitter account!

  • http://twitter.com/Haxx L.J.

    That’s true in regards to Naruto or Dragon Ball, but you have to keep in mind those were games given physical releases, and these are both series super-popular in America. If Pirate Warriors was being released in stores instead of just PSN, I’d be completely positive of a dub.
    If there has ever been a time where VIZ Media (or ANY other official source as close as them to the franchises DB and Naruto) have ever claimed that a video game featuring the aforementioned series would only be in Japanese (and were proven wrong with an English track), then I would see your point.
    Otherwise it just sounds little more than denial at this point. I never thought we’d definitively be looking at a subbed release just because the trailer was in Japanese, but I seriously doubt SJ would tell us it is if they weren’t 100% sure. Sure it’s not Namco saying it directly but when was the last time they’ve said ANYTHING to OP fans about this game in America? It took us forever just to learn the PR only referred to retail for Europe’s release.
    Trust me, I’d love to see this dubbed, but it’s not going to happen.

  • http://twitter.com/Haxx L.J.

    FUNi has never been involved with any video game dubbing. Only Chris Sabat’s OkraTron studio has. 

  • http://twitter.com/Haxx L.J.

    Why would they release the game in America with Japanese subtitles? English subs are a given…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LOG243SUSGLV735GGVRD6V3CPQ Branden

     we could at least go to namcobandai and tell them we are upset about it! I’ve been sending a crap load of messages to them through twitter! we need to have one piece fans spread the word and unite to get the game dubbed!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8wQURL-xG4&feature=related Kira

    …Lol No comments

  • www.alainsmah

    YOUR RIGHT ITS BULLCRAP THERES ALREADY A ONE PIECE UNLIMITED AND UNLIMITED CRUISE IN ENGLISH SO WHY CANT THEY MAKE THIS ONE IN ENLGISH TOO…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dean-Martinez/100001957335993 Dean Martinez

    i like original jap voices way better, feels more intense and less cheesy. i read mangas so it wont be a prob for me reading the subs through the game.

  • Josh Campbell

    subbed is just as good as dubbed so it real does not matter to me

  • Synflux

    Because English dubs are crap =)

  • Synflux

    If you’re a true one piece fan then you should already be watching One Piece in Japanese with English subtitles. Therefore you should have no problem with what they’re doing regarding the English dubs as you should be accustomed to the voices. Japanese dubs are always better and this is coming from someone who can actually speak Japanese

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000144096578 Cody Marsh

    I really prefer one piece subbed because in my opinion for me it is better i couldn’t handle Luffy’s english voice ^_^ but they will lose some sales not having a dubbed game. The basic fact is either no one wanted to take a risk on english dubbed version or couldn’t get the licensing. This game for US will basically be just for the die hard fans :)

  • FoxyRules

    Alert. Weaboo alert.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000764599999 Raziel Gore

    i am mad about this. they are just marketing the game to die hard one piece fans… thats a problem because of one piece’s rather small american fanbase. many people dont know of this title. and its sad because i speak from experience when i say video games generate fans (my whole anime fandom started with the game dbz budokai tenkaichi 2, which inspired me to watch dbz, which led me to other anime and become an animator). but you cannot do that if you are close minded and market this game to only the fans. and to those of you who say the english dub is bad (funimation) then please pull your head out of your backside. its not bad. you listened for a few minutes and gave up. you cannot do that. the voices sound slightly different so you are glad there is no dub. why? the dub is awesome and captures the fun of the series (plus they were picked by the Japanese creators themselves so plus). i think if they took a chance (and added a sub option for all you whiny dub haters) this game could make the series popular over here. plus people dont seem to realize that no you probably cannot tell what good acting and bad acting is in Japanese so you really cannot say all subs are great and dubs suck. and also i hate dub haters who say all dubs should die because the american market plays a huge role in anime and without it anime would die faster than it already is. so please i would love a dubbed disk of the game. and im sure it would get picked up by random people and they would like the game then series then spread the word. one piece could be the next simpsons.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KAVL7DZWXHU7YM6TGUHQZXLTDE Kim

    yeah big crap english dub should stop destroying jrpgs

  • TheDark Akatsuki

    question: will the game come to europe so we will be able to buy it or able only to download it ?? :/ plz answer !! thanks ^^!!

  • BlackWatcher

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
    Die you dubfags. You don’t belong in this world!
    DIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIEDIE
    Dub shouldn’t exist
    I wish EVERY game wouldn’t get any dub so dubfags would just disappear. So many great games ruined by dub.

  • BlackWatcher

    DIE you dubfag. NO DUB FOR ONE PIECE PIRATE WARRIORS!

  • jay barker

    shut the freakin hell you damb weeaboo you have your damb opinion i like dubs i like to hear people speak my own language if your gonna wish death cause someone wants to hear their native language then you should die you freakin asshole if you have your opinion about dubs and subs then fine but don’t wish death upon people who disagree with you

  • http://www.facebook.com/LadyMelo Christina Ciesla

    you mad bro

  • luna14

    the dubbed version reminds me of watching it on cartoon network when i was a kid. cant get into the subbed. plus i like to multi task so hearing it is a major concern. Im not against subs and hate when they remake a great film just so its in english and completely ruin it. had no idea there was a divide between people who like sub and dub. why cant you just agree you both like a great show. crazy to me. still gonna have to the game tho but it would have been nice to at least have the option of language.

  • Another Anon

    I personally cannot stand dubs, but if they know there’s more profit when it’s dubbed, why can’t they have an option to pick between dub and sub in the game? They did that with the Naruto Ultimate Ninja Heroes series, it was perfect, I think all games should do that. 

  • Cbizcocho

    I don’t really pay attention to dialogue in fighting games so this won’t be too much of a problem. would’ve been nice to have dual languages because I like to switch but I can make do without for this game. Some of you people are really bashing on dubs for no good reason though they honestly aren’t that bad. (for the Japanese they can detect acting errors and cheesiness in their dubs and not be used to English so it would give the impression that it was better acting. Also you aren’t making yourself “more Japanese  or “more of a fan” for watching subs and bashing dubs, you’re just being an a-hole)

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    hey, you wanna help us dub one piece pirate warriors 2?

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    wanna help us fans dub one piece pirate warriors 2?

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    would you like to help some OP fans dub pirate warriors 2?

  • joshua

    they should have made it English dubbed, because since its not, now a lot of English speakers wont buy.

  • Shinobuden

    “Some of you people are really bashing on dubs for no good reason though they honestly aren’t that bad.”

    That’s really a matter of opinion. You might like dubs, but there are many that don’t. It’s really as simple as that. In my opinion the One Piece dub is AWFUL and I’m glad they’re keeping it away from great games like PW1 and 2 (well, PW1 is so and so at best…but PW2 is going to be awesome). The only decent voice actor in dubbed One Piece is Zoro (Piccolo), the rest just make me cringe. Well, that’s just my opinion.

    With that said, it’s a shame that they at least don’t add an option to choose between dub and subs. I played Bleach: Soul Resurreccion and it worked great in that game. People who prefer the dubs should at least have the option to hear the voices they want.

  • Cbizcocho

    Like I said, a lot of people actually never hear the dub, or hear one dub for one show and hate every dub. I know some people have preference, but some people are just close minded (not saying you or every person who watches subs just a large group of people) on the subject refusing all dubs.

  • Shinobuden

    There are, naturally, morons who actually do judge dubs without even hearing them and going by rumors alone, but I think the majority of them have at least heard samples of them. And sometimes that’s all they need. I haven’t heard many dubs other than One Piece (the only other notable one being School Rumble which I actually liked), but I do know that the clip that sparked my hatred for the One Piece dub was Luffy’s island song in Skypiea. It was just…awful. And I just can’t stand the “GUUUM GUUUUUUUUUUUUM!!!”. I cringe just thinking about it.

    But I totally agree with you. Haters gonna hate.