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24th Jul '16 9:11:31 PM BURGINABC
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Essentially the opposite of {{Bowdleris|e}}ing. A subtrope of CulturalTranslation and related to DarkerAndEdgier. It's also [[TropesAreTools not always a bad thing, mind you]]; if the game itself isn't particularly cutesy-poo, then giving it cute box art is just weird. It can also mean that a game with cute art direction may hide [[SurpriseDifficulty a heart of blackened steel]] underneath that gamers might miss out on. On the other hand, if you're thinking about buying a game whose main character is [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} an adorable pink puffball]] [[SugarBowl surrounded by sparkles and rainbows]], then whether or not he's smiling on the cover [[TropeNamers honestly shouldn't be a deal-breaker]] (though it's no bad thing if you're wondering why he [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness isn't smiling]]).

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Essentially the opposite of {{Bowdleris|e}}ing. A subtrope of CulturalTranslation and related to DarkerAndEdgier. It's also [[TropesAreTools not always a bad thing, mind you]]; if the game itself isn't particularly cutesy-poo, then giving it cute box art is just weird. It can also mean that a game with cute art direction may hide [[SurpriseDifficulty a heart of blackened steel]] underneath that gamers might miss out on. On the other hand, if you're thinking about buying a game whose main character is [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} an adorable pink puffball]] [[SugarBowl surrounded by sparkles and rainbows]], then whether or not he's smiling on the cover [[TropeNamers honestly shouldn't be a deal-breaker]] (though it's no bad thing if you're wondering why he [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness isn't smiling]]).
24th Jul '16 3:48:15 PM Drope
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Essentially the opposite of {{Bowdleris|e}}ing. A subtrope of CulturalTranslation. It's also [[TropesAreTools not always a bad thing, mind you]]; if the game itself isn't particularly cutesy-poo, then giving it cute box art is just weird. It can also mean that a game with cute art direction may hide [[SurpriseDifficulty a heart of blackened steel]] underneath that gamers might miss out on. On the other hand, if you're thinking about buying a game whose main character is [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} an adorable pink puffball]] [[SugarBowl surrounded by sparkles and rainbows]], then whether or not he's smiling on the cover [[TropeNamers honestly shouldn't be a deal-breaker]] (though it's no bad thing if you're wondering why he [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness isn't smiling]]).

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Essentially the opposite of {{Bowdleris|e}}ing. A subtrope of CulturalTranslation.CulturalTranslation and related to DarkerAndEdgier. It's also [[TropesAreTools not always a bad thing, mind you]]; if the game itself isn't particularly cutesy-poo, then giving it cute box art is just weird. It can also mean that a game with cute art direction may hide [[SurpriseDifficulty a heart of blackened steel]] underneath that gamers might miss out on. On the other hand, if you're thinking about buying a game whose main character is [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} an adorable pink puffball]] [[SugarBowl surrounded by sparkles and rainbows]], then whether or not he's smiling on the cover [[TropeNamers honestly shouldn't be a deal-breaker]] (though it's no bad thing if you're wondering why he [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness isn't smiling]]).
24th Jul '16 11:24:41 AM BURGINABC
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* Humorously, ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' gets slapped with this for its Japanese release. Its international title 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.
* ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'' inverts this. It's the international marketing that portrays the movie as hardcore, while the domestic marketing made it look like a lighthearted romp in the vein of ''{{WesternAnimation/Shrek}}''.
* Inverted with ''Disney/BigHero6'', the American trailer focuses more on action and comedy, while the Japanese trailer delves more into the drama of the story. This has the resulting effect of Japanese film goers [[http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/12/23/big-hero-6-ads-in-japan-leave-out-the-action-moviegoers-surprised-to-find-awesome-robot-flick/ being unprepared]] for the amount of action found within the movie.
* [[RuleOfThree Once again inverted]], but this time with ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''. The Japanese trailers play up the action and drama; the US trailers play up the comedy. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/7whe0hr.jpg The Japanese poster focuses more on Judy's goal to becoming a cop]] while other posters for the film focuses on the comedic elements or mostly filled with various mammals of Zootopia.

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* Humorously, ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' Inverted with ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', which gets slapped with this for its Japanese release. Its international 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.
* ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'' inverts this. ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'': It's the international marketing that portrays the movie as hardcore, while the domestic marketing made it look like a lighthearted romp in the vein of ''{{WesternAnimation/Shrek}}''.
* Inverted with ''Disney/BigHero6'', ''Disney/BigHero6'': the American trailer focuses more on action and comedy, while the Japanese trailer delves more into the drama of the story. This has the resulting effect of Japanese film goers [[http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/12/23/big-hero-6-ads-in-japan-leave-out-the-action-moviegoers-surprised-to-find-awesome-robot-flick/ being unprepared]] for the amount of action found within the movie.
* [[RuleOfThree Once again inverted]], but this time with ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''. ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': The Japanese trailers play up the action and drama; the US trailers play up the comedy. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/7whe0hr.jpg The Japanese poster focuses more on Judy's goal to becoming a cop]] while other posters for the film focuses on the comedic elements or mostly filled with various mammals of Zootopia.
24th Jul '16 11:16:38 AM BURGINABC
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* [[http://aaronb.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/the-secret-of-kells-poster.jpg The French publicity posters]] for ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells'' is much more action-oriented (having the two main characters surrounded by black, angry dogs while holding up the eye of Crom like it's magical) than the subtle, reserved [[http://blog.80millionmoviesfree.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/watch-the-secret-of-kells.jpg posters]] the rest of the world got (a small face gently smiling, most hidden by leaves).

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* [[http://aaronb.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/the-secret-of-kells-poster.jpg The French publicity posters]] for ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells'' is much more action-oriented (having the two main characters surrounded by black, angry dogs while holding up the eye of Crom like it's magical) than the subtle, reserved [[http://blog.80millionmoviesfree.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/watch-the-secret-of-kells.jpg posters]] posters the rest of the world got (a small face gently smiling, most hidden by leaves).
13th Jul '16 3:59:09 AM StFan
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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/HarvestMoonOriginalSeries 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'' 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/HarvestMoonOriginalSeries [[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]].
11th Jul '16 12:59:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/BrainDead13'''s [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/2/196812_41819_front.jpg original box cover art]] shows Fritz unloading a wide range of weapons under his trenchcoat, just like in all other console versions. When the game became localized for Japanese releases in October 1996, it is averted when the box art for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation version remains the same as in the American release, but inverted when the [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/2/196812_14924_front.jpg Japanese Sega Saturn version box art]] is very different, in that it adds [[RedHeadedHero Red-Headed]] IdiotHero Lance Galahad right next to Fritz, who looks ready to slice him with a {{chainsaw|Good}} while our hero is struggling to stay alive, indicating that Japanese Fritz ''is'' hardcore!

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* ''VideoGame/BrainDead13'''s [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/2/196812_41819_front.jpg original box cover art]] shows Fritz unloading a wide range of weapons under his trenchcoat, just like in all other console versions. When the game became localized for Japanese releases in October 1996, it is averted when the box art for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation version remains the same as in the American release, but inverted when the [[http://image.gamespotcdn.net/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/2/196812_14924_front.jpg Japanese Sega Saturn version box art]] is very different, in that it adds [[RedHeadedHero Red-Headed]] IdiotHero Lance Galahad right next to Fritz, who looks ready to slice him with a {{chainsaw|Good}} while our hero is struggling to stay alive, indicating that Japanese Fritz ''is'' hardcore!
8th Jul '16 10:12:32 AM troperwithoutaname
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* ''VideoGame/DevilsThird''. Compare the [[https://sickr.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/devils_third_box_art.jpg European]] and [[http://cdn3.dualshockers.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/DevilsThirdBoxArt.jpg Japanese cover]], which has lead character Ivan holding a katana and a gun on a bluish background with several SOD agents and broken glass around him, with the [[http://nichegamer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/devils-third-10-24-15-1.jpg American cover]], which has a close up of Ivan holding his katana on a background of fire, in a design very reminiscent of '80s movie posters, making Ivan fit the HollywoodActionHero stereotype in a more overt fashion.
25th Jun '16 9:35:03 AM TeridaxXD001
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* Inverted for ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}} and the Pirate's Curse''. While American promo art features Shantae (and the other female characters) [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/shantae/images/0/08/Tpc_artwork_gn1.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140610081144 smiling rather cutely]], the Japanese 3DS cover art features Shantae with a much more [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/shantae/images/1/10/Box_JP_-_Shantae_and_the_Pirate%27s_Curse.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20151014054620 serious and angry expression]]. Risky Boots and Rottytops are still smiling, though while Rottytops retains her cuteness, Risky is posing with her gun.
24th Jun '16 11:16:21 AM jedidarrick
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-->-- "[[http://www.gamesradar.com/f/why-japanese-box-art-is-better/a-20080729123833874037 Why Japanese Boxart is Better]]," [=GamesRadar=]

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-->-- "[[http://www.gamesradar.com/f/why-japanese-box-art-is-better/a-20080729123833874037 com/why-japanese-box-art-is-better/ Why Japanese Boxart is Better]]," [=GamesRadar=]
20th Jun '16 12:31:58 PM lilysakura220
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'''s Japanese box art features the main party going down a street together, while the North American boxart features the party ready for battle while three large figures loom above.
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