As Atlus and Studio Zero announced, today October 29th, marks the beginning of Sheep Week, which will bring us daily new promotional content for Catherine: Full Body, including new trailers and two live streams.
We’re kicking off Sheep Week with a trailer revealing voice actress Rie Kugimiya as the 9th selectable voice for Catherine if you’ll grab the game’s “Ideal Voice” DLC.
As usual, the trailer starts with Catherine sharing with Vincent her opinion on marriage, a conversation you should have memorized by heart by now. The scene then switches to the two of them together in Vincent’s bedroom, with Catherine saying she thought Vincent wanted to see her again, and even if he didn’t, she really did herself.
Kugimiya-san is well known for all the tsundere archetype characters she voiced in anime, one of the most popular examples in the west being Taiga from Toradora. Thankfully, Studio Zero didn’t go the boring, stereotypical way, and describes Rie Kugimiya’s voice for Catherine not as tsundere type but as a “capricious cat” type of voice. I think it’s refreshing and a good thing. All of my favorite roles by Kugimiya-san actually do not include the tsundere characters either: Of course, there’s Rise Kujikawa from Persona 4, then Mizore in Rosario + Vampire and Shannon in Umineko no Naku Koro ni.
During one of the live events for Catherine: Full Body at Tokyo Game Show 2018, besides sharing many tidbits on the game, they did say the voice actresses might be linked to Studio Zero related games.
At this point, unless Studio Zero has a surprise in store, it’s safe to assume the remaining two voices were chosen among Nana Mizuki (Anne), Rina Satou (Makoto), Romi Park (Naoto) or Rie Tanaka (Mitsuru). As a side note, Tomomi Isomura (Hifumi) already confirmed during the stream she isn’t among the Ideal Voices.
Catherine is initially voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro. The DLC voices for Catherine revealed so far are:
- Noto Mamiko (Fuuka in Persona 3), whose voice is available without buying the DLC.
- Ami Koshimizu (Yukiko in Persona 4), whose voice was revealed during the Tokyo Game Show 2018 live stream I mentioned above, along with the Persona 5 collaboration for the game.
- Aoi Yuuki (Futaba in Persona 5)
- Yui Horie (Chie in Persona 4)
- Kana Asumi
- Haruka Tomatsu (Haru in Persona 5)
- Megumi Toyoguchi (Yukari in Persona 3)
- Rie Kugimiya (Rise in Persona 4)
You can watch Rise as Catherine in the trailer below.
Catherine: Full Body releases for PS4 and Vita on February 14th in Japan. The game releases in “2019” in the west, with no precise platform information.