The Tower of God anime’s English voice cast alleges that Crunchyroll illegally prevented them from reprising their roles in an upcoming mobile game.
The British voice actors for the Tower of God anime television series are alleging that Crunchyroll illegally prevented the cast from reprising their roles in an upcoming mobile game.
On Twitter, Laura Post — voice actress for Black March and other Tower of God characters — raised a thread about the sudden change in the English voice of the mobile game Tower of God: New World. The post begins by stating the controversial cast change is not the fault of the British production team for the game and that all the new voice actors are amazing people who deserve support. . “So, you might be wondering, who is responsible for this situation?” Post said. “Guys, their name is Crunchyroll.”
Crunchyroll claims ownership of voice print
According to the Post, the anime streaming service contacted the game’s English production team directly and told them they “own the dub” of the original cast. A claim that the Post refutes. Tower of God’s original English voice actors are not only banned from reprising their roles in the upcoming mobile game, but they’re also not allowed to play other roles or new characters.
The post on the Twitter thread claims that Crunchyroll’s claims about the voice actors for the English dub of Tower of God are completely untrue. She and her lawyers have reviewed her contract and there is nothing in it that says Crunchyroll can ban another company from using the voice actors they use for English dubs. mine. “But the damage has already been done,” Post said. “Customers are too scared to get into a legal battle overseas, so they won’t accept the idea of bringing any original members into their game.”
Crunchyroll allegedly wanted to avoid working with a union
Ultimately, the Post alleges that the reason why Crunchyroll took this unethical action was that the British production company Tower of God: New World was confederate and Crunchyroll was known for being anti-union, as shown through the controversy. Controversy over the re-cast of Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama in Season 3 of Mob Psycho 100. Other voice actors in the industry are also involved.
Tower of God: New World will be released in 2023.