Created by Pokejedservo on Sep 26 2011
EDITOR'S OPINIONToday in the Sengoku Basara VC section we have a little something for this series' take on this known figure in Japanese History... TOKUGAWA IEYASU! In Sengoku Basara 1 A.K.A Devil Kings Tokugawa gets a somewhat odd name change of Irdene and was voiced by Jason Michas. While Jason's work on the role was not really great but I do find it to be a rather underrated performance to be honest. Jason's work on the role has been accused of making him sound too young (in which Tokugawa was younger in that game) but I do think that Jason's work on the role was not that bad. Jason's work on the role had a youthful feel that does sound energetic and even a little regal as well that actually works with the role. Jason's overall performance as Irdene/Ieyasu was not one of the best performances in that game but it wasn't one of the worst either.
In the Sengoku Basara anime English dubs and the 3rd Sengoku Basara game Liam O'Brien gets to take over the role here. While Liam does get to voice a somewhat younger Tokugawa in the first anime he voices the older Tokugawa in the 3rd game (though they don't sound all that different to me). Whether its the anime or in the game, Liam does a rather energetic performance for the role but not too overdone as his voice and performance does suit a young lord pretty well. Basically Liam's work on the role is an alright example of his voice work and a pretty good example of the voice work in the 3rd game and the Sengoku Basara anime. Overall I am not sure who to go with here as both of these guys are pretty good for the role in their own way.