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16th Sep '17 1:51:13 PM nombretomado
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** ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' originally had [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps2/929343-tales-of-the-abyss/images/box-69064 a more peaceful, friendly group shot]], while the American cover image has [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps2/929343-tales-of-the-abyss/images/box-69034 everybody except the girls fighting, and Luke ready to slice the player's head in half]]. [[AvertedTrope On the other hand]], the Nintendo3DS UpdatedRerelease [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/5/4/1/609541_204538_front.jpg sticks with the Japanese version's box art]] on both sides of the Pacific, as well as in the PAL countries, which got the game for the first time.

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** ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' originally had [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps2/929343-tales-of-the-abyss/images/box-69064 a more peaceful, friendly group shot]], while the American cover image has [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps2/929343-tales-of-the-abyss/images/box-69034 everybody except the girls fighting, and Luke ready to slice the player's head in half]]. [[AvertedTrope On the other hand]], the Nintendo3DS UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS UpdatedRerelease [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/box/5/4/1/609541_204538_front.jpg sticks with the Japanese version's box art]] on both sides of the Pacific, as well as in the PAL countries, which got the game for the first time.
10th Sep '17 9:38:34 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''[[Franchise/{{Digimon}} Digimon]]'': Digimon games in Japan tend to have two flavors of covers: cute ones and badass ones. Naturally, Bandai tends to keep the latter in North American and European releases, but as for the former...well, they get badassified, with stronger Digimon, strikier color choices, etc. The ''DigimonWorld'' series is a good example: [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps/913684-digimon-world/images/box-13881 The Japanese cover]] has a nice handdrawn illustration of the main character happily hanging around the many Digimon (some of their creepiness notwithstanding), while the [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps/913684-digimon-world/images/box-93760 American cover]] depicts a defiant [=MetalGreymon=]. [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps/437339-digimon-world-2/images/box-18597 The second game]] is an even better example: while definitely a little edgier, it still has a very smily human in the center. For the [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps/437339-digimon-world-2/images/box-43897 US version]], they got [=VeeDramon=], the big beast stationed at the corner of the Japanese cover and gave him the entire cover. And finally, for ''Digimon World DS'': [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/ds/928689-digimon-world-ds/images/box-67930 a very cute group shot]] in the Japanese cover, replaced by a still-cute but more battle inclined group shot in [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/ds/928689-digimon-world-ds/images/box-80270 the US cover.]]

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* ''[[Franchise/{{Digimon}} Digimon]]'': Digimon games in Japan tend to have two flavors of covers: cute ones and badass ones. Naturally, Bandai tends to keep the latter in North American and European releases, but as for the former...well, they get badassified, with stronger Digimon, strikier color choices, etc. The ''DigimonWorld'' ''VideoGame/DigimonWorld'' series is a good example: [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps/913684-digimon-world/images/box-13881 The Japanese cover]] has a nice handdrawn illustration of the main character happily hanging around the many Digimon (some of their creepiness notwithstanding), while the [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps/913684-digimon-world/images/box-93760 American cover]] depicts a defiant [=MetalGreymon=]. [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps/437339-digimon-world-2/images/box-18597 The second game]] is an even better example: while definitely a little edgier, it still has a very smily human in the center. For the [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps/437339-digimon-world-2/images/box-43897 US version]], they got [=VeeDramon=], the big beast stationed at the corner of the Japanese cover and gave him the entire cover. And finally, for ''Digimon World DS'': [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/ds/928689-digimon-world-ds/images/box-67930 a very cute group shot]] in the Japanese cover, replaced by a still-cute but more battle inclined group shot in [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/ds/928689-digimon-world-ds/images/box-80270 the US cover.]]
8th Sep '17 8:17:29 AM Midna
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}}'' for the UsefulNotes/TurboGrafx16--compare [[http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/5966/bomberjapan.jpg this]] to [[http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/9449/bomberman0wq.jpg this]].

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%% * ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}}'' for the UsefulNotes/TurboGrafx16--compare [[http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/5966/bomberjapan.jpg this]] to [[http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/9449/bomberman0wq.jpg this]]. Imageshack sucks now and WeblinksAreNotExamples, so these will need to be replaced.



* ''Princess On Ice'' has [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/princess-on-ice.jpg a... very unpleasant art style]] in its international release, so when it was released in Japan, the in-game characters were completely redesigned into cute anime-style characters. Oddly, Aksys later released ''Rockin' Pretty'', which uses the same characters as the Japanese version of ''Princess on Ice'', [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/ds/image/954317.html with the same artwork in all regions.]]

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* ''Princess On Ice'' has [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/princess-on-ice.jpg a... very unpleasant art style]] in its international release, so when it was released in Japan, the in-game characters were completely redesigned into cute anime-style characters. Oddly, Aksys later released ''Rockin' Pretty'', which uses the same characters as the Japanese version of ''Princess on Ice'', [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/ds/image/954317.html with the same artwork in all regions.]]the United States and Canada.]] European audiences, however, were stuck with the same terrifying homunculi as in ''Princess on Ice''.
28th Aug '17 9:10:36 PM rjd1922
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** ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'' swings the pendulum back around and [[http://wii.ign.com/articles/119/1193309p1.html gives him angry eyes again]]. Contrast [[http://www.famitsu.com/news/201109/images/00050121/oW46AxTddQaobbc9KREq9bx19p147sQO.jpg the Japanese boxart]].

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** ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'' swings the pendulum back around and [[http://wii.ign.com/articles/119/1193309p1.html gives him angry eyes again]]. Contrast [[http://www.famitsu.com/news/201109/images/00050121/oW46AxTddQaobbc9KREq9bx19p147sQO.[[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71M4Kbcd9YL._SL1127_.jpg the Japanese boxart]].
23rd Aug '17 2:33:24 PM thecnoNSMB
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* The {{Trope Namer|s}} here is ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''. [[http://www.n-sider.com/contentview.php?contentid=407 The box art for many of his games]] since ''[[VideoGame/KirbysAdventure Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land]]'' have had angry eyebrows added to the main character to make an 8-inch-high pink puffball seem more aggressive (side by side comparison of several [[http://macromeme.com/dog/kirby-america-awesome.html here]].) This strange practice is joked on originally in [[http://angryamericankirby.ytmnd.com/ this]] Website/{{YTMND}} and subsequently in [[http://www.brawlinthefamily.com/?p=288 this]] ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' strip. It seems to have calmed for the time being with the release of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros. Brawl'', ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Ultra'', and more recently, ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn'', whose boxarts have Kirby actually looking happy for a change, but it seems to be creeping up again no thanks to ''VideoGame/KirbyMassAttack'''s cover (though to be fair, roughly half the Kirbys on ''Mass Attack''[='s=] cover still retain their cute/curious expressions and most of the "hardcore" ones are already attacking something). It's back in full force with ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand''.

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* The {{Trope Namer|s}} here is ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}''. [[http://www.n-sider.com/contentview.php?contentid=407 The box art for many of his games]] since ''[[VideoGame/KirbysAdventure Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land]]'' have had angry eyebrows added to the main character to make an 8-inch-high pink puffball seem more aggressive (side by side comparison of several [[http://macromeme.com/dog/kirby-america-awesome.html here]].) aggressive. This strange practice is joked on originally in [[http://angryamericankirby.ytmnd.com/ this]] Website/{{YTMND}} and subsequently in [[http://www.brawlinthefamily.com/?p=288 this]] ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' strip. It seems to have calmed for the time being with the release of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros. Brawl'', ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Ultra'', and more recently, ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn'', whose boxarts have Kirby actually looking happy for a change, but it seems to be creeping up again no thanks to ''VideoGame/KirbyMassAttack'''s cover (though to be fair, roughly half the Kirbys on ''Mass Attack''[='s=] cover still retain their cute/curious expressions and most of the "hardcore" ones are already attacking something). It's back in full force with ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand''.
3rd Aug '17 11:59:11 PM mimitchi33
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* A device to stop bedwetting called the [[http://wetstop.com/ Wet Stop 3]] is a very strange example of this. The version sold in most parts of the world comes plain without any decorations. However, in Japan, [[https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%82%A6%E3%82%A7%E3%83%83%E3%83%88%E3%82%B9%E3%83%88%E3%83%83%E3%83%973-Wet-Stop-%EF%BC%93-W103-%E3%81%8A%E3%81%AD%E3%81%97%E3%82%87%E3%83%A2%E3%83%8B%E3%82%BF%E3%83%BC%E3%82%A6%E3%82%A7%E3%83%83%E3%83%88%E3%82%B9%E3%83%88%E3%83%83%E3%83%973-%E3%82%B0%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BC%E3%83%B3/dp/B0053E9ETQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501829852&sr=8-1&keywords=wet+stop the device is sold]] with a sticker of the company's mascot Potty Monkey and a message saying "I'm Potty Monkey. Let's do this together!", capitalizing on Japan's love of cute and adorable mascots.
25th Jul '17 6:47:02 AM Scandia
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** The original ''Anime/SailorMoon'' English dub focused on Sailor Jupiter's tomboy aspects rather than her domestic side. Many people thought this was an improvement- even those who thought most other senshi (other than Mercury and Saturn, who were not altered at all) were changed for the worse. This led to Sailor Jupiter becoming a favorite among American fans.



* The original ''Anime/SailorMoon'' English dub focused on Sailor Jupiter's tomboy aspects rather than her domestic side. Many people thought this was an improvement- even those who thought most other senshi (other than Mercury and Saturn, who were not altered at all) were changed for the worse.

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* The original ''Anime/SailorMoon'' English dub focused on Sailor Jupiter's tomboy aspects rather than her domestic side. Many people thought this was an improvement- even those who thought most other senshi (other than Mercury and Saturn, who were not altered at all) were changed for the worse.
25th Jul '17 6:44:22 AM Scandia
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* The original ''Anime/SailorMoon'' English dub focused on Sailor Jupiter's tomboy aspects rather than her domestic side. Many people thought this was an improvement- even those who thought most other senshi (other than Mercury and Saturn, who were not altered at all) were changed for the worse.
3rd Jul '17 10:33:55 PM RAMChYLD
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* The American dub of ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}'' throws out the epic orchestrated ''Tottoko Hamutaro no Uta'' for a electronica-techno theme for the first season, although they replaced it with a very hyper rock number for the second season's theme. However, the second season's theme was never normally shown in the US- Toonami usually cuts it off and replaces it with the first opening theme. General consensus among viewers in Asia who get the show in English is that the second theme far more palatable and finds the first theme too noisy and chaotic.

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* The American dub of ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}'' throws out the epic orchestrated ''Tottoko Hamutaro no Uta'' for a electronica-techno theme for the first season, although they replaced it with a very hyper rock number for the second season's theme. However, the second season's theme was never normally shown in the US- Toonami usually cuts it off and replaces it with the first opening theme. General Meanwhile, general consensus among viewers in Asia who get the show in English is that the second theme far more palatable and finds the first theme too noisy and chaotic.
3rd Jul '17 10:32:52 PM RAMChYLD
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* The American dub of ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}'' throws out the epic orchestrated ''Tottoko Hamutaro no Uta'' for a electronica-techno theme for the first season, although they toned it down to a very hyper rock number for the second season's theme. However, the second season's theme was never normally shown in the US- Toonami usually cuts it off and replaces it with the first opening theme. General consensus among viewers in Asia who get the show in English is that the second theme far more palatable and finds the first theme too noisy and chaotic.

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* The American dub of ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}'' throws out the epic orchestrated ''Tottoko Hamutaro no Uta'' for a electronica-techno theme for the first season, although they toned replaced it down to with a very hyper rock number for the second season's theme. However, the second season's theme was never normally shown in the US- Toonami usually cuts it off and replaces it with the first opening theme. General consensus among viewers in Asia who get the show in English is that the second theme far more palatable and finds the first theme too noisy and chaotic.
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