All languages in GenshinImpact are spectacular, but if I had to choose, I’d say Chinese is best.
This post consists of 4 parts:
Genshin Impact Chinese Voices: Opinion and Rating
Genshin Impact Japanese Voices: Opinion and Rating
Genshin Impact English Voices: Opinion and Rating
Genshin Impact: Korean Voices: Opinion and Rating
Genshin Impact Languages: Conclusion
Why? Because, as others have said, Chinese is the original language that was plugged into the game. It sounds genuine, and if you want the most authentic experience while playing, the Chinese voice is definitely worth your consideration. The best Chinese voices in the game are probably Xiao (played by Kinsen), Albedo (played by Mace), and Ningguang (played by Mingya Du). Venti’s voice actor is a great singer, but after seeing Venti sneeze in English, the Chinese sneeze felt a bit too . . . plain. Overall, I’d give the Chinese voice an 8/10, since the quality is consistent for all VAs.
If you’re an anime fan, then it’s likely that you’ve tried or considered trying the Japanese voices. You’ll probably recognize the Japanese VAs from various animes, as miHoYo was generous enough to give us Nene Yashiro’s (Toilet-bound Hanako-kun) VA as Barbara, Hog’s (Seven Deadly Sins) VA as Klee, Chika Fujiwara’s (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) VA as Mona, Tomura Shigaraki’s (Boku No Hero Academia) VA as Razor, Izumi Sagiri’s (Eromanga Sensei) VA as Sucrose, Erza Scarlet’s (Fairy Tail) VA as Ningguang, Kirito’s (Sword Art Online) VA as Xiao, Shoyo Hinata’s (Haikyuu!!) VA as Venti, Tenten’s (Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden) VA as Qiqi, Norman’s (Yakusoku no Neverland) VA as Fischl, Ai Hayasaka’s (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) VA as Yanfei, Mitsuru Kirijo’s (Persona 5) VA as Lisa, Mami Nanami’s (Rent-A-Girlfriend) VA as Lumine (Female Traveller), Homura Akemi’s (Puella Magi Madoka Magica) VA as Jean, Kanao Tsuyuri’s (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) VA as Ganyu, Tohru Honda’s (Fruits Basket) VA as Diona, Kagura’s (Gintama) VA as Unknown God, Yui’s (Angel Beats!) VA as Keqing, Megumi’s (Konosuba) VA as Hu Tao, Chiyo Sakura’s (Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun) VA as Xiangling, and last but not least Giorno Giovanna’s (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) VA as Diluc. I kinda like all of them, and I even considered saying Japanese dub was supreme over Chinese, but I’ll give it 2nd place with a 7.5/10 rating because of general public opinion.
P.S. I recommend almost all the anime listed above, save for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure because the art style grosses me out, I’m so sorry JoJo fans, please don’t come for me with Joseph’s submachines.
English dub is good; I’ll say about 7.5/10. I won’t ramble on and on about the VAs like last time, but I’ll say this: ZHONGLI. ZHONGLI ZHONGLI ZHONGLI ZHONGLI!!!!
Zhongli’s voice actor, Keith Silverstein, is absolutely incredible. I almost have nothing left to say. His voice somehow captures not only his care for the ancient land of Liyue, but also his powerful, mysterious presence, and whimsical personality quirks.
Dainsleif’s voice actor is also Yuri Lowenthal, who plays Sasuke, for all anime-loving emos and fellow hopeless fangirls out there ??.
In general, I’d say every GenshinImpact character with a voice crack in English is a good one; examples include Kaeya, Tartaglia/Childe, Diluc, Yanfei, .
I tried Korean dub yesterday while I was in Liyue (after being inspired by BTS’ new song, Butter) and I’m ridiculously glad I tried Ganyu’s Korean voice. Ganyu’s Korean VA is by far the best out of all Ganyu’s voice actresses, and the vibe is a bit like . . . playing in a rural glade of flowers that was once a battlefield. I could fall asleep to Ganyu’s Korean voice, no kidding.
Tartaglia/Childe’s Korean voice is also pretty nice, though it’s a bit deeper than the other voices. Honestly, those were the only voices that really stood out to me, and female characters like Xiangling and Hu Tao were a bit off in terms of personality. The Korean voices are worth a shot if you want some diversity while your playing, but switching frequently between English and Korean makes me lose concentration, especially in battle. I don’t know, it might just be me and my 3-second attention span. I’d say Korean voices get a 5/10.
In conclusion, Chinese is, in my opinion, the best language to try in GenshinImpact, with Japanese as a close second, English as third, and Korean as fourth (but mostly because I haven’t tried it that much; I might come back to edit this answer once I try more of the Korean dub 🙂
I personally recommend all of the languages, and GenshinImpactis a great game with a great cast. From Acting Grand Master Jean of Mondstadt, to the Ferrylady of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor, every character in Genshin has a notable voice that reflects their inner thoughts, giving their personality depth and dimension.