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23rd Jun '17 5:55:25 AM Sakubara
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** This also extents to the merchandise, with the Japanese mostly depicting the cast {{Moe}} situations sometimes with light fanservice, America focuses more on the more action-packed and angsty parts or at least somewhat neutral. [[spoiler: Esentially lessening the SchmuckBait]].
19th May '17 2:57:10 PM AnotherGuy
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** In 2017, the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hyw2h7VX8Y trailer for the PC version]] tries ''very hard'' to make it seem like a gritty badass game, complete with ''Film/{{Inception}}'' blaster beam musical hits.
10th May '17 11:32:12 AM AnotherGuy
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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVolume2''. The [[https://www.facebook.com/jgunn/photos/a.216126946156.142629.48103536156/10154125577711157/?type=3 Chinese poster]] is far different from the [[https://media0dk-a.akamaihd.net/56/44/9309ee7890499a5b4d7d825f02dbe80e.jpg American poster]]. For example, baby Groot is naked and snarling in the American poster, while he's waving happily in a jumpsuit in the Chinese version.

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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVolume2''.''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2''. The [[https://www.facebook.com/jgunn/photos/a.216126946156.142629.48103536156/10154125577711157/?type=3 Chinese poster]] is far different from the [[https://media0dk-a.akamaihd.net/56/44/9309ee7890499a5b4d7d825f02dbe80e.jpg American poster]]. For example, baby Groot is naked and snarling in the American poster, while he's waving happily in a jumpsuit in the Chinese version.
10th May '17 11:31:30 AM AnotherGuy
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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVolume2''. The [[https://www.facebook.com/jgunn/photos/a.216126946156.142629.48103536156/10154125577711157/?type=3 Chinese poster]] is far different from the [[https://media0dk-a.akamaihd.net/56/44/9309ee7890499a5b4d7d825f02dbe80e.jpg American poster]]. For example, baby Groot is naked and snarling in the American poster, while he's waving happily in a jumpsuit in the Chinese version.
8th May '17 10:48:36 AM Lirodon
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* While ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'' averted it on the cover, the marketing of the game actually parodied it with [[http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/651/038/fc6.jpg an ad]] depicting Kirby as [[KillerRabbit "the face of terror"]].

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* While ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'' averted it on the cover, the marketing of the game actually parodied it with [[http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/651/038/fc6.jpg an ad]] depicting Kirby as [[KillerRabbit "the face of terror"]]. A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9ViwgLYTCA commercial]] for said game had a similar theme.
6th May '17 8:15:36 PM rjd1922
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* [[http://images.wikia.com/lollipopchainsaw/images/9/97/Lollipop_Chainsaw_Box_Art_PS3_%28Premium_Edition%29_Japan.jpg The Japanese box art for]] ''VideoGame/LollipopChainsaw'' depicts Juliet and Nick laying down on a bed, with lollipops scattered all around them. [[http://images.wikia.com/lollipopchainsaw/images/4/4e/Lollipop_Chainsaw_Box_Art_PS3_USA.jpg The American/European box art]] depicts Juliet standing in front of a dark background, holding a lollipop in one hand and her chainsaw in the other hand, and looking all badass, while a zombie can be faintly seen coming out of a locker in the background.

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* [[http://images.wikia.com/lollipopchainsaw/images/9/97/Lollipop_Chainsaw_Box_Art_PS3_%28Premium_Edition%29_Japan.jpg The Japanese box art for]] ''VideoGame/LollipopChainsaw'' depicts Juliet and Nick laying down on a bed, with lollipops scattered all around them. [[http://images.wikia.com/lollipopchainsaw/images/4/4e/Lollipop_Chainsaw_Box_Art_PS3_USA.jpg The American/European box art]] depicts Juliet standing in front of a dark background, holding a lollipop in one hand and her chainsaw in the other hand, and looking all badass, while a zombie can be faintly seen coming out of a locker in the background. This also extends to the logo on the title screen: [[https://tcrf.net/images/9/9a/Lollipop_Chainsaw-title.png the International logo has a skull over a bloody chainsaw and a Gothic-inspired font]], while [[https://tcrf.net/images/5/54/LCJPNTitle.png the Japanese logo has a rainbow title and a skill-and-crossbones symbol with lollipops as crossbones]].
1st May '17 5:47:21 PM comicwriter
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* Likewise, the loose sequel/SpiritualSuccessor ''VideoGame/PsychoSoldier'' is about a cute Japanese schoolgirl with psychic powers, which the original cover accurately reflects. [[http://www.psychosoldier.com/images/psychosoldierspectrum.jpg The cover art for the American and European releases is a different story...]]
30th Apr '17 12:41:54 PM nombretomado
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* There isn't much you can do to make peaceful series like ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' to make it "hardcore", however many of the early western covers are more 'normal' than the TastesLikeDiabetes Japanese ones. A noticeable example is the European boxart for the [[VideoGame/HarvestMoon1 first game]]: Compare the Japanese art, with its cute animals and bright colors, to the darker and more realistic looking PAL cover. Also notice how [[CoversAlwaysLie Pete isn't wearing the right hat]] and the game [[http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/photos/uncategorized/2008/02/11/harvestmoonsnes.jpg looks like this]].

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* There isn't much you can do to make peaceful series like ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' to make it "hardcore", however many of the early western covers are more 'normal' than the TastesLikeDiabetes Japanese ones. A noticeable example is the European boxart for the [[VideoGame/HarvestMoon1 first game]]: Compare the Japanese art, with its cute animals and bright colors, to the darker and more realistic looking PAL cover. Also notice how [[CoversAlwaysLie Pete isn't wearing the right hat]] and the game [[http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/photos/uncategorized/2008/02/11/harvestmoonsnes.jpg looks like this]].
29th Apr '17 10:24:03 AM TommyTiger
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* Namco briefly considered giving the title character of ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'' a rather drastic makeover for the U.S. release of the Wii remake of his first game. While not exactly "hard", the new look was significantly less cute, looking like a generic anthropomorphic cat, or like a wingless bat. Most bizarrely, however, they gave him "normal" anthro cat ears, despite Klonoa's droopy, almost hand-like ears having an actual gameplay role. And they took away his Pac-Man cap. Bad Namco! Fortunately, the game was released with Klonoa's original look intact- surprisingly enough, because the ''U.S.'' fanbase demanded he remain cute. ''Who says Japanese Klonoa Isn't Hardcore?''

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* Namco briefly considered giving the title character of ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'' a rather drastic makeover for the U.S. release of the Wii remake of his first game. While not exactly "hard", the new look was significantly less cute, looking like a generic anthropomorphic cat, or like a wingless bat. Most bizarrely, however, they gave him "normal" anthro cat ears, despite Klonoa's droopy, almost hand-like ears having an actual gameplay role. And they took away his Pac-Man cap. Bad Namco! Fortunately, the game was released with Klonoa's original look intact- surprisingly enough, because the ''U.S.'' fanbase demanded he remain cute. ''Who says Japanese Klonoa Isn't Hardcore?''
27th Apr '17 10:16:32 AM ElSquibbonator
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* Inverted with ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', which gets slapped with this for its Japanese release. Its title in the U.S. and most other markets refers to the VillainProtagonist, a burly pseudo-animalistic guy. Its Japanese title? "Sugar Rush", named for one of the {{Fictional Video Game}}s visited in the film - which happens to TastesLikeDiabetes.

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* Inverted with ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', which gets slapped with this for its Japanese release. Its title in the U.S. and most other markets refers to the VillainProtagonist, a burly pseudo-animalistic guy. Its Japanese title? "Sugar Rush", named for one of the {{Fictional Video Game}}s visited in the film - which happens to TastesLikeDiabetes.TastesLikeDiabetes (the game, not the whole movie).
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