Lost Judgment may not be released in a couple of months, but there is already speculation about the future of SEGA’s series. All this comes from the Japanese showbiz website Nikkan Taishu, who reports that the main actor Takuya Kimura’s talent agency is becoming something of an obstacle.
Kimura plays the main character Takayuki Yagami in the Judgment Games – a private detective who shares the actor’s face as well as his voice. Kimura has been an incredibly popular figure in Japan for decades, starring in all kinds of TV series and movies. As such, it is no real surprise to hear that his talent agency is particularly protective.
So what is the actual problem here? Well, apparently the agency does not want Kimura to appear in PC games. The whole thing is a bit vague, but it is suggested that because Kim PCs have access to the internet, Kimura̵
And this of course means that SEGA has a problem, since the publisher has become increasingly invested in transferring the titles to PC (with great success, it should be added). The verdict has not yet been released on PC, and Lost Judgment only comes to consoles.
Is there a Judgment series without Kimura? Hard to say. He’s obviously the face of the franchise, but we guess it depends at least in part on how well Lost Judgment sells. We are sure that if they are pressured, SEGA can do things differently, but perhaps the two parties will reach an agreement before more drastic measures are considered.
Nothing like a little showbiz drama, right?