Created by Pokejedservo on Feb 3 2011
EDITOR'S OPINIONToday on the Sengoku Basara Voice Compare Section we have a VC for the Lord of the Takeda army... LORD TAKEDA SHINGEN HIMSELF! We shall start this one off with the 1st Sengoku Basara game for the PS2 A.K.A Devil Kings in which he was known as Red Minotaur and was voiced by Mark Gibbon. First of all say what you will about some of the other name changes in that game but I do think that this one namely Red Minotaur works for Takeda rather well. But enough about the name changes in that game as for Mark's performance is pretty good. Mark's performance as the Red Minotaur / Takeda Shingen was generally at its best during Takeda's more hot-blooded moments as it certainly works for the games' over-the-top nature. While Mark wasn't bad in the Red Minotaur's more somber moments per say but Mark's more over the top performance felt a bit more naturall, not one of the best performances in that game but not the worst.
In the Sengoku Basara Anime, Christopher Ayres takes over the role of Takeda Shingen. To be honest while I am certainly not calling Christopher Ayres' performance a bad one at all but to make a long story short what I am going to say about Christopher Ayres' overall performance is pretty much what I said about Mark Gibbon in reverse. I was pleasantly surprised on how Christopher Ayres performance definitely gave off a good authoritative and intelligent feel for the role as Christopher's performance does give off a good feel of leadership. However as for Christopher's attempt at sounding hot-blooded its not bad as Christopher does try to have a energetic performance here but compared to some of the other attempts at a Hot-Blooded performance in the series it doesn't sound as over the top. But still it is a rather interesting performance from Christopher Ayres nevertheless.
Last but certainly not in the least is Michael McConnohie in the 3rd Sengoku Basara game and the idea of casting someone like McConnohie in this role is a great idea... too bad Takeda didn't have all that much of an appearance in this game. (Which is a bit of a shame as McConnohie definitely has the potential to fulfill both the wise seasoned soldier and the over-the-top hot-blooded warrior part well.) But still from what relatively little material McConnohie gets in the game he does well with it. Overall all of these guys did pretty well with this role in their own ways so I am for the most part am kind of neutral here.