Sengoku Basara: End of Judgement

Sengoku Basara: End of Judgement
Voice Directors: Christopher Bevins, Taliesin Jaffe

US Home Media: Dec 27, 2016
Japan Premiere: Jul 05, 2014
Japan Conclusion: Sep 27, 2014

Seasons: 1
Episodes: 12

Popularity: 780th All Time, 716th This Week

Franchise: Sengoku Basara
Characters on BTVA: 28
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said at 9:03 AM on Sat May 19 2018
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Pretty good dub all things considered as well as the last anime that Laura Bailey, Travis Willingham and Liam O'Brein did.
said at 3:49 AM on Tue Feb 27 2018
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Another good dub from Funimation with many of the game's cast returning except for Troy Baker who's replaced by Matthew Mercer who's fine but doesn't come anywhere close to the greatness as Troy did.

The other talent all did good too and it's cool they also got Karen Strassman, Kat Steel, Richard Epcar and Travis Wllingham (in one of his last FUNi dubs) too.
King Marth 64
said at 7:40 PM on Tue Jan 3 2017
It's good to see that Funimation managed to get Karen Strassman and Kat Steel reprised for this anime and joined Funimation also.
said at 2:45 AM on Tue Jan 17 2017
@King Marth 64 I'm more surprised they managed to maintain Travis, Liam, Laura, and Sam. But at the same time the LA actors were directed by Taliesin Jaffe in LA, so they didn't have to travel west to Dallas (3 hours by plane). Troy Baker unable to reprise Mitsunari was inevitable seeing how popular and busy he is now.

Neither Karen nor Kat are involved with FUNimation (from what I know), but maybe this is a first step.
said at 7:38 PM on Thu Feb 16 2017
@itsmedeadpool I read somewhere that the lines for the actors were recorded a year or 2 back apparently.
said at 5:58 AM on Mon Oct 9 2017
@kb24lol They were indeed yep. I spoke to Matthew Mercer at a convention back in May 2015 and he confirmed he had finished recording lines as Mitsunari for End of Judgement. FUNi sat on this one for almost 2 years haha.
said at 3:48 PM on Mon Jan 2 2017
 3 Shout Outs!
so is this the rise of LA/TX dub collaborations?
said at 4:11 PM on Mon Jan 2 2017

FWIW this anime franchise has been this way since 2010 (the first series).

There probably will be more LA talent in future dubs but some fans probably won't care if it's the same overused LA people majority of the time.

If Funimation had more union dubs like Nagato Yuki-chan that would actually be something to get excited about.
said at 1:35 PM on Tue Jan 3 2017
@JF1991 How'd funimation get the rights for durarara season 2 part 2?
said at 4:51 PM on Tue Jan 3 2017
@DeathGod46 Funi were only sharing the streaming rights for the show, they don't actually have the full rights for it.
said at 8:59 PM on Tue Jan 3 2017
@JRPictures I'm guessing it's the same thing with erased?
said at 9:41 PM on Tue Jan 3 2017
@DeathGod46 Yep.
said at 7:37 PM on Wed Jan 4 2017
@JF1991 Yes it has been a collaboration effort, but back with S1/2/Movie they either had the actors fly down to funimation to record, or the director (Chris Bevins) flew up to LA to record the dialogue. The commentary mentions how for S1 Chris Bevins flew to LA and recorded with Sam Reigel in the latters home studio booth.

This season is the first time they've had Taliesin Jaffe direct all the LA actors and record in an LA studio, while Chris Bevins took care of the Texas side. So this season is definitely unique in that regard, and I'd love to see more of that kind of stuff.

Mind you, the actual recording/dub for this show was completed back in Feb-May 2015. This is both backed up by the commentaries, and from my own conversation with Matthew Mercer at a convention in July 2015 where we talked about Basara and he mentioned having recently gotten to play Mitsunari and replace Troy Baker for the latest season.

I'm sure there's various reasons for why the final release took them nearly 2 years but hey.
said at 4:03 PM on Wed Nov 16 2016
Matthew Was Honestly Better Than Troy. He Put Out Alot More Emotion And Agony Into This Character .
said at 7:42 PM on Wed Jan 4 2017
@spider-batmanx12 Matthew does put a lot of emotion and agony into Mitsunari, but I still believe Troy's performance is the best of the best. His passion, ferocity, desperation, emotion and vocal screaming just fit Mitsunari absolutely perfectly.

Matthew Mercer did a great job though, honestly probably matched Tomokazu Seki for me, but Troy's performance will always be my most loved.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 4:34 PM on Tue Nov 15 2016
 6 Shout Outs!
I think this could turn out to be Matthew's weakest replacement for Troy Baker. His replacement voices usually fall short whenever the character has to be angry. Mitsunari isn't just angry, he's a constant stream of hatred and fury. I just don't see Matthew pulling off that intense anger the way Troy could.
said at 5:16 AM on Wed Nov 16 2016
@Nightmare Crusher I understand what you mean yeah. However. Who would you have cast out of curiosity, to more match the intense anger than the voice itself?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 5:22 AM on Wed Nov 16 2016
@HylianBelmont To be honest, I don't really know. I can't think of anyone who could come close to Troy's performance.
said at 2:47 AM on Thu Nov 17 2016
@Nightmare Crusher Yeah people always believe that in order to keep the consistency Troy provided, throw Matthew in the booth. Even though they sound alike, its not easy to intimidate Troy at a peak. But I saw the first two episodes of the dub and Matthew did brilliant!
Nightmare Crusher
said at 5:41 PM on Thu Nov 17 2016
@Nightmare Crusher I've heard his Mitsunari now and... yeah it's as I've feared. His voice does not carry very well, it cracks often and he just doesn't have the wild anger of Troy's performance. When Troy was angry he screamed like a savage animal. When Matthew was angry he just sounded like he was talking through his teeth.
said at 12:40 PM on Fri Nov 18 2016
@Nightmare Crusher That "talking through his teeth" performance you mentioned does work for Ryoma but not for the guy that you described haha.

But I think I have an idea of who could potentially be a better replacement in that regard. How about Marc Diraison? He usually NAILS a character's voice when they have to be angry. In my experience with his roles anyway!
Nightmare Crusher
said at 3:42 PM on Fri Nov 18 2016
@HylianBelmont That might work. Maybe a little too heavy on the voice, but Marc's got killer acting chops.
said at 3:17 PM on Wed Nov 23 2016
@Nightmare Crusher

I believe the reason Matt usually lacks a lot of the bite that Troy has in some of their shared roles has to do with the actual texture of their voices. Troy has a naturally rough voice that is also slightly deeper and gruff, which is why he has a talent for making anger sound very wild and savage, while sounding very extreme and raw. His rough voice means he's more extreme and raw in moments of fire/passion. Matt's voice texture is much smoother, so his anger sounds more muffled up and restrained.

I haven't watched this anime at all, but I looked at Ishida's JP seiyuu, Tomokazu Seki, and found that Tomokazu and Troy/Matt also share the role of Kanji in Persona 4. Tomokazu Seki is pretty well known for having a very rough voice (to which he attributes to his own smoking), and I heard JP Kanji in P4 in which Kanji tends to sound very rough and when in moments of passion, sounds pretty wild. Troy and Tomokazu share the rough voice texture which is why Troy managed to dub the two roles he shares with Seki extremely well. Seki really excels at angry or rough roles due to his rugged voice, which Troy also shares. I bring up Kanji because to a lesser extent, Matt does lack quite a bit of the bite Troy had in that role too, and though he's definitely improved a lot since his first attempt, he's at his weakest when Kanji gets more hot-headed. Matt tended to sound pretty "muffled" a lot during his performance as Kanji, whereas Troy nailed Kanji's very rough demeanor and short temper and had a lot of bite in that role whenever Kanji either got angry or flustered/overreacted (which happens a lot).

Basically, as far as the voice or acting goes, a better replacement would've been someone who share's Tomokazu Seki/Troy Baker's rough texture or ability to nail the angry demeanor Ishida bears. A kind of role with such savage anger demands a very rough voice which can sound very raw/real in a moment of fire or passion. That's something Mercer lacks compared to Troy, which is why he's not as effective at dubbing Tomokazu Seki, who is known because he excels at hot-headed characters due to having that rough texture in his voice.
Shaun Ince
said at 4:02 PM on Wed Nov 23 2016
@ScraftyIsTheBest That actually makes complete sense. And that is something I noticed when listening to Troy & Matt's shared roles side by side.
said at 3:50 AM on Mon Nov 28 2016
@Shaun Ince After reading through this discussion thread, I went back & listened to Troy & Matt's shared roles on the site that had clips available. & after doing so, I totally get what you all mean with the whole anger thing they have.
said at 1:52 PM on Wed Jan 4 2017
@ScraftyIsTheBest I do think I mentioned this on Matt's page. I don't think Troy's voice timbre is actually deeper, or there wouldnt be an easy shift between them for so many roles. You notice a switch to smaller voices easier than deeper voices. You can easily pitch up, but you can't easily replicate weight or size of a voice. You mention Seki in your example, & his voice is much higher than Troy or Matt.

(Never played this game before, just thought it interesting)
said at 7:44 PM on Wed Jan 4 2017
@Nightmare Crusher Ironically enough this totally ended up being a winner Role for Matthew Mercer. Go watch episode 1 and tell me that Matt is a "weak" replacement here. He's not as perfect fit and amazing and Troy was in the role, but damn does he sound really really good anyway. The screaming especially oh my god
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:48 PM on Wed Jan 4 2017
@Stelman257 I did... months ago. I already said it. And I'll say again because I stand by it. I found him unconvincing. All I heard was a guy talking through his teeth.
said at 1:29 PM on Thu Jan 5 2017
@Nightmare Crusher What do you mean by Marc's voice being heavier than Troy's? Doesnt Marc have a much softer voice than Troy?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 1:50 PM on Thu Jan 5 2017
@huzaifa_ahmed Marc's voice is silkier, yet carries a dramatic gravitas while Troy's voice comes closer to a more grounded sound. It's difficult to quantify exactly, but Guts vs Mitsunari is a pretty good example especially when they're at their angriest. I would describe Guts as "larger than life" while Mitsunari has a more "realistic", less controlled sounding anger which I've compared to a wild animal. Not to say either one is better,(In this case I like Marc's Guts more, FWIW) just how I perceive their acting methods.
said at 9:38 AM on Sat Jan 7 2017
@Nightmare Crusher I feel like there was a hell of a lot more behind the screaming at the end of episode 1 than just talking through teeth.
said at 12:57 AM on Tue Nov 15 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Okay so Matthew did replaced Troy as Ishida. At least they still managed to keep the other LA actors. Taliesin Jaffe might have directed the LA folks while Chris Bevins the Texan folks.
said at 11:24 AM on Sun Sep 18 2016
This was a good series. Havent watched this season tho, but loved the dub of the first two seasons. Not sure why funimation is dubbing this considering they wont be able to get most of the main cast back like troy, laura, travis, liam etc...
said at 8:16 AM on Tue Sep 27 2016
@kb24lol They'll most likely get Travis and Laura back. Both doesn't work as much as usual with FUNimation, but from what I can see, they still reprise some of their old characters (Laura in DBZ related stuff, and Travis for Portgaz D. Ace in One Piece).

I can't see a reason why Liam wouldn't reprise Ieyasu. He has been busy Voice Acting in a lot of video games, but that is about it. I mean if he has time to do Critical Role stuff, why wouldn't he have time to reprise Ieyasu?

It is still hard to say whether Troy completely wrote himself off from FUNimation (for busyness reasons or Union reasons), but Mitsunari will be the theory decider whether he is completely unavailable for FUNimation or not.
Interesting fact: We all know Matt Mercer has taken over a lot of roles from Troy Baker (due to Troy's unavailability), but so far, Matthew hasn't taken over a Troy Baker role in a FUNimation production. Think Mitsunari might be the first?
said at 2:10 PM on Thu Sep 29 2016
@itsmedeadpool Unless they do what they do with the Tales of Zestiria dub where the LA based actors are recording in LA, and funi's talent pool is recording in dallas, I doubt they get back Travis, Laura, Troy especially, and Liam. But the fact that theyve announced theyre dubbing this show should be good news and may point to the fact that they did get them back, but still I doubt it.

And ya Mercer will probably take over if anything, but still if they can get back Laura, Travis, and Liam, thats great, no, amazing news.
said at 8:40 AM on Sun Oct 2 2016
@itsmedeadpool Travis and Laura may absolutely get replaced. Both have take to doing more union and game work lately, and even Travis didn't return as Yu Kanda in D. Grayman, so he's already starting to give up roles with FUNimation. Not to mention those two and Liam O'Brien haven't been in any new anime or JRPG's in a long time now, with Liam having just recently been replaced in SMT4 Apocalypse as he didn't return.

I don't understand why you bring up Critical Role? Critical Role is a show for us, but it's pure leisure and a GAME for the players. Not to mention it's done after hours when they've all finished work for the day. Critical Role is completely irrelevant to any voice over work schedules they may take or may or may not have time for. Add in the fact that Liam has even said it's surpassed voice acting as his favourite thing in the world and I think he'd make time for Critical Role above almost any voice over job.

Troy Baker is simply far too expensive, far too union and far too busy to take on any roles than aren't top dollar, and there are plenty of top dollar roles that still want and cast him, so he hasn't so much "written himself out" as much as there's simply no reason for him to do lower paying work anymore.

Now I will mention the one and only saving grace here. The dub for this was done, completed and just about dusted almost 2 years ago. I know because I asked Matthew Mercer about it back in June 2015 at a convention, asked whether now that he'd become more familiar with FUNi, if he'd return to voice Maeda Keiji for End of Judgement. Matt responded by saying he actually asked FUNi and Eric Vale, but Eric Vale said he loved playing Keiji too much to want to give up the role. However they DID get him to indeed, replace Troy Baker and voice Mitsunari Ishida instead (Matt even did a IEYASU yell for me), and said he had completed work on the dub a few months ago.

So that would make it a roughly late 2014-early 2015 dub that FUNi has just sat their butts on for so long. Travis, Laura, and Liam (and Matt, for that matter) weren't QUITE as busy back then as they are now, so there is infact a good chance that they may return! We shall see, but again, don't hold your breath. The Production I.G series dub was an absolute miracle of work by FUNi, and it sold terribly, they may have decided to skimp out on going the extra mile with the dub anyway.
said at 8:41 AM on Sun Oct 2 2016
@kb24lol It would be amazing, and I do want to see them do more Zestiria dubbing efforts for projects like these. They've done an absolutely fantastic job with Zestiria.
said at 1:20 PM on Tue Oct 4 2016
@Stelman257 Fair points, but only time will tell. I can already believe you regarding Matthew taking over from Troy (again!), but I don't think Troy doesn't want to not be available. Zesteria was the last FUNi role Troy has done, but I believe this was before his demand (as well as his music career) ended up sky rocket high. He is still friendly and in good terms with the FUNi guys (, and it was Chris Sabat who exposed him to voice acting after he had done numerous radio commercial gigs, but even they accepted that the chances for them to get Troy's godly voice is between 1 and nihility. So we'll have to accept that some characters voiced by Troy will be written as T̶r̶o̶y̶ ̶B̶a̶k̶e̶r̶ Matthew Mercer.

Mike McFarland and Joel McDonald said in a commentary that when Travis recorded for Ace in One Piece recently, he had to record half of his lines at Todd Haberkorn's studio in LA due to busyness and they didn't want him to fly over just for a few lines. Travis easily could've said no, but he understood the show's popularity and its fans (and that his character suffered a tragic fate), so he agreed to it. The whole Yu Kanda scenario wasn't schedule friendly with Travis' roller-coaster of gigs, because FUNi's broadcast dubs makes reprisals tough for the LA actors. So he had to decline the role and FUNi cast Ian Sinclair in his place.
said at 3:40 PM on Tue Oct 4 2016
That tweet seems less like "Troy is still cool and available to FUNi" and more "Caitlin Glass is going places!", unless you're saying Maurice and Jess Harnell are gonna start showing up in FUNi dubs. And while yes, these are the people that got him his start, he's gotten far beyond that point now and it doesn't seem like there's any looking back.

Also not "Zestiria" but "Vesperia: First Strike", I think you mean to say. And that's still wrong, his final role with them was in Sengoku Basara: Last Party, which came out a few months after Vesperia's movie.

And while I understand your point about Travis recording at Todd Haberkorn's studio, I disagree with your point about him not being able to reprise Yu Kanda because of broadcast dubbing schedules. We've got the entire Yuki Nagato and Attack on Titan Junior High broadcast dubs to show that LA actors can do their schedules for those just fine. And even further than that, DurararaX2's dub.

I mean like you said, only time will tell, but all I'm saying is that all bets are off at this point in time. These people have moved on with their careers and unless that ever cools, we probably won't be seeing/hearing them in these kinda roles ever again sadly.
said at 2:15 PM on Wed Oct 5 2016
@itsmedeadpool I still dont get why Travis couldnt do Yu. He could have recorded at Todds studio, and when you have Michael Johnson whos a bigger actor overall than Travis, playing Mikleo, as well as Steve blum recording for Durarrara, I still feel like hes written them off also. Doubt we see travis laura liam or tray in the basara dub unless the lines were previosuly recorded in 2015 or 2014.
said at 3:17 PM on Fri Oct 7 2016
@kb24lol I'm still keeping my hopes up. There are quite a number of Troy Baker's roles that are borderline irreplaceable; "The Dark King" Ishida Mitsunari cleanly in that number
said at 12:36 AM on Sun Oct 9 2016
@kb24lol Do you know if Johnny will reprise his role as Yukimura?
said at 6:07 PM on Sun Oct 9 2016
@DeathGod46 Ya Johnny most likely resprised his role. Issue is the others probobly didnt (troy, laura, travis, and liam) if the lines for this show were recorded either this year or late last year.
said at 6:08 PM on Sun Oct 9 2016
@99-cells True. Troys has a diverse range, hard to replace his voices but nobody does it better than Matt.
said at 5:59 PM on Mon Oct 10 2016
@kb24lol They're all union voice actors now. The days of them doing anime is over. Maybe they'll be in some union anime,but that's about it. At least we still have Johnny, Vic,Todd etc...
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:17 PM on Mon Oct 10 2016

Union members CAN work on non-union projects if they feel the paycheque is worth the risk of getting caught. The majority of union members do not because they don't fill the risk is worth it. But some of them can and do.

The reason why non-union dubs tend to have pseudonyms or uncredited actors is *because* their casts comprise mainly union members. Todd Haberkorn as you mention is a member of SAG-AFTRA. That's why on a lot of non-union projects he's recognized in (e.g. Fire Emblem Awakening), his name isn't on the credits.
said at 3:03 PM on Tue Oct 11 2016
@NCZ What exactly is SAG? Is that basically the union?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:44 PM on Tue Oct 11 2016

SAG-AFTRA is the actors' union in california.
said at 4:01 PM on Wed Oct 12 2016
@kb24lol yeah but it getting cringing now that he taken over some of his roles
said at 2:12 PM on Thu Oct 13 2016
@DeathGod46 It isn't really union status as much that's the issue, it's really the paycheck involved.

Matthew Mercer goes into pay differences between foreign-dubs (most anime), non-union games (most dubs), union games (most domestic productions & a few big dubs), & domestic animation:

The rate seems to be in this order: Troy>Laura>Liam~Travis

Troy doesn't work on anything dubbed or non-union, Laura presumably gets a bit extra for DBZ (as does the rest of the main DBZ dub cast), & Travis according to Tony Oliver in the "Old-School Anime" panel at Anime Detour 2015, is auditioning for mainstream stuff.

Liam on his Twitter at one point mentioned that he doesn't *mind* doing dubs, but his young kids are starting school & he's gotta keep a roof of their heads, so he can't really do a ton of dubs over bigger contracts. He still does a few that have the budget for at least decent scheduling.

& as for Troy I think NCZ's kind of right that he's really at a high place & despite being done with recording a ton of projects & having a lot of time right now...he kind of doesn't *have to* do silly small jobs. Keep in mind VA's are human too, & they take vacations every now & then too.
said at 9:13 PM on Thu Oct 13 2016
I feel it's worth noting that Travis evidently mentioned a year or two back that he'd recently done some lines as Kojuuro. It's possible some of the dubbing has already been done then, though it'd be weird for Funi to hold onto it for so long and do nothing with it. Then again, it's ALSO possible Capcom considered actually going back on what they said before and started doing a localization of one of the new games then just decided not to even after doing some of the lines, but I'm not so sure about that.

Also if this is happening, what do y'all think the status on Stephanie Sheh reprising Kasuga will be? Her role as Kasuga and Laura as Oichi are among the few BASARA dub voices I feel I outright prefer to the seiyuu (not that Natsuko Kuwatani and Mamiko Noto don't also do fantastic jobs, they do amazingly, I just feel Stephanie and Laura oust them by just a teensy bit), and so would be one of the major reasons for me picking it up.

Also also, anyone have a link to confirmation a dub is coming? I tried doing a google search, couldn't come up with anything.
said at 9:26 AM on Fri Oct 14 2016
@Mewshuji I can imagine Stephanie Sheh doing this just fine. She's cooperated several times with FUNimation & I don't think she would have an issue here. Its sad that I have to say this, but she isn't big enough yet that she can just drop dubs - even cheap FUNi dubs - altogether.

She & JYB (& I'm thankful that Matt Mercer who sounds similar to Troy, is willing to work with FUNi somewhat regularly, though I wouldnt mind Chris Smith either) are a few actors that I don't think will be an issue.

I can imagine Matt outgrowing them at some point, so in the future if Japan never gets tired of this series, I can take a replacement from people like Chris Smith, Robert McCollum, Kyle Hebert, David Matranga, or Jason Douglas (a bit deep, but still close).
said at 7:11 PM on Tue Oct 18 2016
@Mewshuji Ya I just listened to the trailer and heard what Im sure was Travis (if it wasnt him then it was Patrick Seitz) and I also heard what I think was either Troy baker or Mercer.
said at 2:42 AM on Fri Oct 28 2016
@huzaifa_ahmed I am glad that Johnny and Stephanie are still in anime.
said at 2:43 AM on Fri Oct 28 2016
@kb24lol Where'd you find the dub trailer? I can't find it anywhere.
said at 2:45 AM on Fri Oct 28 2016
@huzaifa_ahmed I boggles my mind that anime is the lowest paid. Especially when it's far superior in terms of story, characters etc...
said at 8:42 AM on Fri Oct 28 2016
said at 11:28 PM on Wed Nov 2 2016
@LiaLuluBella I don't see any dubbed trailer
said at 2:27 AM on Thu Nov 3 2016
@DeathGod46 You got to go to the Videos section of the site. Here's the exact link to the trailer:
said at 3:45 PM on Thu Nov 3 2016
@JRPictures I did that,but the videos not working for me
said at 4:38 PM on Thu Nov 3 2016
@DeathGod46 Idk Im a subscriber so that may be the main reason, but they put the trailer on youtube a month or a couple of weeks before they release the home video.
said at 11:57 PM on Thu Nov 3 2016
@DeathGod46 If you don't live in America then it wont work for you. Otherwise I wouldn't know what the problem is.
said at 12:14 AM on Sun Nov 6 2016
@JRPictures It worked when I used my computer.
said at 12:14 PM on Tue Dec 6 2016
@huzaifa_ahmed I don't mean to sound rude, but it doesn't matter to me if troy dubs anime or not. I don't really play video games, so I haven't heard much of him. In terms of anime I've only heard him in fma vrother and soul eater. I'm a big fan of JYB, and I'm glast he's still in anime. I have noticed he's in less lead roles. I don't know if it's because they thought they were giving Johnny too many lead roles, but I for one don't mind it. Since he's always delivers.
said at 12:20 PM on Tue Dec 6 2016
@DeathGod46 They need new leads, obviously. Kyle McCarley, Robbie Daymond, Xander Mobus (ish), Max Mittelman, & ESK are doing good.
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