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14th Feb '16 5:50:09 AM Mhazard
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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' features a foreign region referred as [[NoNameGiven Far East]], which appears to be a combination of Chinese and Japanese culture. Shiva of The East, one of the Forest Guards, borrowed the name of a Hindu goddess and was voiced by a Chinese voice actor[[note]]Kuei Lin Hsu[[/note]].
5th Dec '15 5:30:25 AM AirofMystery
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* The world of ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'' mostly avoids this by being very largely based on ImperialChina, aside from the deliberate fantasy setting, and sticking closely to Chinese culture and folklore. However, there are dashes of Japan thrown in (Silk Fox's ninja-style design, and the two-tailed [[{{Kitsune}} Fox Spirits]]), and, according to WordOfGod, a few bits of Thai and Laotian architecture too. Silk Fox's design arguably is not influenced by Japanese culture as much as it may appear. The relatively modern depiction of ninja, being mysterious and skillful acrobats and dressed completely black, has been a popular way of depicting assassins and spies throughout history in places other than Japan.

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* The world of ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'' mostly avoids this by being very largely about 90% based on ImperialChina, aside from the deliberate with fantasy setting, touches such as magic and sticking closely to Chinese culture and folklore. gunpowder-propelled rocket planes. However, there are dashes of Japan other Asian cultures thrown in (Silk Fox's ninja-style design, and in: Some of the two-tailed [[{{Kitsune}} Fox Spirits]]), and, according to WordOfGod, a few bits hairstyles are more Japanese than Chinese, many of the houses look Thai and Laotian architecture too. Laotian, the protagonist runs [[NinjaRun like a ninja]] in [[BulletTime Focus Mode]], and Silk Fox's design arguably is Fox resembles a ([[HighlyVisibleNinja stereotypical]]) ninja. [[note]]More than a few cultures have depicted spies and sneaky-types the way modern-day people depict ninja, so this may not influenced by be a Japanese culture as much as it may appear. The relatively modern depiction of ninja, being mysterious and skillful acrobats and dressed completely black, has been a popular way of depicting assassins and spies throughout history in places other than Japan.influence per se.[[/note]]
22nd Sep '15 2:51:17 PM Berrenta
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A sort of odd mishmash of Japan and China (with occasional bits of Korea and Southeast Asia), mixing various stereotypes about "the Orient" together. Expect to see [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting kung-fu or other martial arts]], panda bears, chopsticks, lots of bowing, shrines, burning incense, CherryBlossoms, paper fans, [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja ninja]], [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dra]][[DragonsUpTheYinYang gons]], and billowing clothing.

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A sort of odd mishmash of Japan and China (with occasional bits of Korea and Southeast Asia), mixing various stereotypes about "the Orient" together. Expect to see [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting kung-fu or other martial arts]], panda bears, chopsticks, lots of bowing, shrines, burning incense, CherryBlossoms, paper fans, [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja [[GratuitousNinja ninja]], [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dra]][[DragonsUpTheYinYang gons]], and billowing clothing.
26th Aug '15 9:35:49 AM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/SeireiNoMoribito'' is set in a CultureChopSuey Far East country based on a weird amalgamation of Goryeo Korea, Heian and Edo Japan, and a bit of Tang China thrown in for a good measure. Though this is clearly the AlternateUniverse and author being a professional culturologist and anthropologist she really [[ShownTheirWork shows her work]] here.

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* ''Anime/SeireiNoMoribito'' ''Anime/MoribitoGuardianOfTheSpirit'' is set in a CultureChopSuey Far East country based on a weird amalgamation of Goryeo Korea, Heian and Edo Japan, and a bit of Tang China thrown in for a good measure. Though this is clearly the AlternateUniverse and author being a professional culturologist and anthropologist she really [[ShownTheirWork shows her work]] here.
8th Aug '15 7:48:22 PM phylos
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* An odd expansion of this trope can be found in the term "Pacific Rim", used (mostly in the western United States) as a sort of code for generic Asian. Thus a "Pacific Rim Festival" will offer foods, crafts, entertainment and whatnot from a wide range of Asian (and, to be fair, Polynesian) cultures, many of them quite far from the Pacific Ocean (one may well find Indian dishes being offered), while utterly ignoring the fact that the actual region also encompasses such places as eastern Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Peru, Columbia, El Salvador, Mexico and the western parts of Canada and the US. The [[Film/PacificRim film of the same name]] averted that exclusion; the main cast includes Japanese, American, Russian, Chinese, and Australian pilots. The [[AllThereInTheManual supplementary material]] manages to catch most of the other Pacific cultures. The only two characters in the cast who are ''not'' from the Pacific Rim are a pair of European scientists, there in a purely advisory capacity.

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* An odd expansion of this trope can be found in the term "Pacific Rim", used (mostly in the western United States) as a sort of code for generic Asian. Thus a "Pacific Rim Festival" will offer foods, crafts, entertainment and whatnot from a wide range of Asian (and, to be fair, Polynesian) cultures, many of them quite far from the Pacific Ocean (one may well find Indian dishes being offered), while utterly ignoring the fact that the actual region also encompasses such places as eastern Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Peru, Columbia, Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico and the western parts of Canada and the US. The [[Film/PacificRim film of the same name]] averted that exclusion; the main cast includes Japanese, American, Russian, Chinese, and Australian pilots. The [[AllThereInTheManual supplementary material]] manages to catch most of the other Pacific cultures. The only two characters in the cast who are ''not'' from the Pacific Rim are a pair of European scientists, there in a purely advisory capacity.
25th Jul '15 5:56:10 PM MyFinalEdits
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* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' supplement ''Oriental Adventures'' (first edition) portrayed a setting with Japanese [[UsefulNotes/RoleplayingGameTerms character classes]] and Chinese kung fu styles (along with some Indonesian weaponry). The more recent edition was less of this, making it clearer what elements came from which culture (and tells the reader flat-out that samurai don't belong in China or India -- hah), but still threw an entire continent together into one big mish-mash.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
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The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' supplement ''Oriental Adventures'' (first edition) portrayed a setting with Japanese [[UsefulNotes/RoleplayingGameTerms character classes]] and Chinese kung fu styles (along with some Indonesian weaponry). The more recent edition was less of this, making it clearer what elements came from which culture (and tells the reader flat-out that samurai don't belong in China or India -- hah), but still threw an entire continent together into one big mish-mash.



* Though the culture is strictly Japanese, other elements of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick's'' Azure City are decidedly... O-Chul. They also worship the Twelve Gods, the animals of the Chinese zodiac.
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0209.html What is this Japan you speak of? I have never heard of it before.]]

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* Though the culture is strictly Japanese, other elements of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick's'' Azure City are decidedly... O-Chul. They also worship the Twelve Gods, the animals of the Chinese zodiac.
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zodiac. [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0209.html What "What is this Japan you speak of? I have never heard of it before.]]"]]
25th Jul '15 5:01:24 PM WillKeaton
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** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0209.html What is this Japan you speak of? I have never heard of it before]].

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** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0209.html What is this Japan you speak of? I have never heard of it before]].before.]]
13th May '15 10:27:27 PM supergod
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Curiously, while many people dislike this sort of mishmash when it comes to Medieval ''East Asian'' Fantasy, hardly anyone seems to object to the ''[[MedievalEuropeanFantasy European]]'' equivalent - apparently having [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Celtic druids rubbing shoulders with Odin-worshipping High Medieval Teutonic Knights is fine]].
13th May '15 5:43:35 AM supergod
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Has mostly become a DiscreditedTrope, and split off into individual tropes for [[ThirtySecondsOverTokyo Japan]] and [[LandOfDragons China]]. It is, however, still often deliberately used in several fantasy settings, especially in those that use other [[CulturalChopSue mishmashed]] cultures, for [[ArtisticLicence creative purposes]], allowing a mixture of different cultural aspects for original WorldBuilding, instead of creating a straight up FantasyCounterpartCulture, and is also sometimes used for the sake of [[RuleOfCool]]. In many [[RolePlayingGame RPGs]] set in a MedievalEuropeanFantasy world, there will be [[{{Wutai}} one region, country or town]] that pretty much defines this trope (or the related subtropes). This occurs often even in games ''made in Japan'' (in fact, it seems to be even more prevalent in [[EasternRPG JRPGs]]).

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Has mostly become a DiscreditedTrope, and split off into individual tropes for [[ThirtySecondsOverTokyo Japan]] and [[LandOfDragons China]]. It is, however, still often deliberately used in several fantasy settings, especially in those that use other [[CulturalChopSue [[CultureChopSuey mishmashed]] cultures, cultures for other regions, for [[ArtisticLicence creative purposes]], allowing a mixture of different cultural aspects for original WorldBuilding, instead of creating a straight up FantasyCounterpartCulture, and is also sometimes used for the sake of [[RuleOfCool]].RuleOfCool. In many [[RolePlayingGame RPGs]] set in a MedievalEuropeanFantasy world, there will be [[{{Wutai}} one region, country or town]] that pretty much defines this trope (or the related subtropes). This occurs often even in games ''made in Japan'' (in fact, it seems to be even more prevalent in [[EasternRPG JRPGs]]).
13th May '15 5:38:40 AM supergod
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Has mostly become a DiscreditedTrope, and split off into individual tropes for [[ThirtySecondsOverTokyo Japan]] and [[LandOfDragons China]]. It is, however, still often deliberately used in several fantasy settings, especially in those that use other mishmashed cultures, for [[ArtisticLicence artistic purposes]], to avoid creating a straight up FantasyCounterpatCulture. In many [[RolePlayingGame RPGs]] set in a MedievalEuropeanFantasy world, there will be [[{{Wutai}} one region, country or town]] that pretty much defines this trope (or the related subtropes). This occurs often even in games ''made in Japan'' (in fact, it seems to be even more prevalent in [[EasternRPG JRPGs]]).

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Has mostly become a DiscreditedTrope, and split off into individual tropes for [[ThirtySecondsOverTokyo Japan]] and [[LandOfDragons China]]. It is, however, still often deliberately used in several fantasy settings, especially in those that use other mishmashed [[CulturalChopSue mishmashed]] cultures, for [[ArtisticLicence artistic creative purposes]], to avoid allowing a mixture of different cultural aspects for original WorldBuilding, instead of creating a straight up FantasyCounterpatCulture.FantasyCounterpartCulture, and is also sometimes used for the sake of [[RuleOfCool]]. In many [[RolePlayingGame RPGs]] set in a MedievalEuropeanFantasy world, there will be [[{{Wutai}} one region, country or town]] that pretty much defines this trope (or the related subtropes). This occurs often even in games ''made in Japan'' (in fact, it seems to be even more prevalent in [[EasternRPG JRPGs]]).
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