Dofuss says: "Famitsu recently ran an article about a recent Sega event for the release of Yakuza 3. For those who don't know about the series it's basically a gang land fighter, set in Japan, with RPG elements. In the West it received limited commercial success, but critics enjoyed them and their faithful reconstructions of the Tokyo environments.
While the first Western release enjoyed a loving vocal translation, due to its poor reception meant the sequel 'only' received subtitles. This was no bad thing as Sega pulled out all the stops in their recruiting of top tier Japanese vocal talent.
Yakuza 3 is no exception. Though my knowledge of their names is limited all but three of the twelve cast members at the Sega event were immediately familiar. Disturbingly the three unfamiliar member of the cast were the hostess's voices who even in the article were described merely as 'talent' (at least in the sections of the article I was able to read)."