Earlier today, voice actor Kyle Hebert—known for playing a wide variety of roles across anime, film, and video games—sent out a tweet in support of today’s official release of Danganronpa. In the tweet, he mentioned the release of the game, and the fact that he lent his voice to cast member Kazuichi Souda.
There’s just one problem: Kazuichi isn’t in Danganronpa. He’s in its sequel, Super Danganronpa 2, a game that’s currently not been announced for release in the West.
Now, one of two events may have occurred here. First, it could simply be a case of Kyle having forgotten who he had voiced, coming up with the name Kazuichi Souda, and expressing that confusion publicly. Or… he’s inadvertently let slip that an English-language version of Super Danganronpa 2 is already underway.
I feel bad for Kyle, because I’m sure he didn’t intend to reveal that information. (He’s since deleted the tweet.) But, his screw-up is our gain! Given how much I enjoyed my play-through of Danganronpa—you can read my review here if you haven’t already—I love the idea that I might not have to hope and beg and plead to get its sequel as well.
NIS America is having a press event this Thursday, so we’ll see if they announced Super Danganronpa 2‘s North American launch at that point or not. As always, you should never truly believe anything until it’s confirmed—but, for me, I’ll now be sleeping a little sounder, filled with confidence that there’s one less game for me to worry over in terms of its chances for localization.