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SEGA halts shipments and digital sales of Judgment due to Pierre Taki's cocaine arrest. Could effect western release.

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At the very most, I think they will just remodel the guys face like in Yakuza 4.



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melbye said:
A little bit ridiculous, halt sales of a product hundreds of people worked on because of one man's idiocy

Drug use in Japan is a serious offence, unlike in the west getting caught leads to serious repercussions as celebrities who have been caught essentially get black listed and anything associated with them is treated as tainted. 



Always a constant reminder that each of us represents many firms in our lives, whether it be our job, our school, or our clubs.  Sad to see how this could affect other people's lives, though.

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Well, that's dumb.



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Wyrdness said:
melbye said:
A little bit ridiculous, halt sales of a product hundreds of people worked on because of one man's idiocy

Drug use in Japan is a serious offence, unlike in the west getting caught leads to serious repercussions as celebrities who have been caught essentially get black listed and anything associated with them is treated as tainted. 

Jackie Chan's son knows all about that. He just did weed.



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That's very unfortunate for all of those that put their hard work into this game.

Disney Japan is recasting his voice in the Frozen 2 movie so Sega should just do the same...and put like a paper bag over his face in a new update lol



Shame that the game is delayed/distribution stopped because of one person.



    

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shikamaru317 said:

Japan sure is different than the US. Over here, about half of our celebrities use illegal drugs and nobody cares, but over there it's a big enough deal to ruin the celebrities' career and apparently even get a whole game cancelled over the actions of a single cast member in a large cast. Seems like Japan needs to lighten up in the war against drugs.

They had better just recast the character for the western version, if the whole game gets cancelled here I will be pissed off.

Their whole legal system is weird over there. The lawyers over there can keep prosecuting you as many times as they want until you are found guilty. There is no limit on how much they can do it. They are obsessed with maintaining their win percentage above all else.



I get that they are forced by Japanese culture but it is really unfortunate for all the work that has been put into that game and even if its released it will influence sales.



I very much dislike how Japan handles "scandals". If just one person appears to step out of line, the whole production is somehow held accountable. Even when it's just a family member of someone involved and not the person themselves, it's considered a big deal. It's stupid and hurts everyone, not just the target.

I remember when a Japanese voice actress was arrested for drugs. She was dropped immediately by her agency and from all projects within hours of the arrest and every show she appeared in was taken down. I think most streaming services still have it down. Keep in mind that the charges were dropped, though the Police statement was basically that she was guilty but they were going to have pity on her. I guess that's the same as a conviction.