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16th Oct '17 7:23:48 AM nanakiro
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* ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'' takes place in a vaguely European setting, with many of its places and characters given western names. While there ''is'' a Japan-like country among the floating islands, and the vast amount of trading done implies some of the cast should be familiar with some concepts, there's still a few times when their knowledge is well over what one might expect. Everyone participates in White Day in March, two of the Dragon Knights go off to a ''hanami'' event in spring, New Years tends to follow Japanese customs (the main cast even gets special kimonos as an alternate skin), and the few private schools we've seen all match up to Japanese high school stereotypes.



* In the PAL English version of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for Wii U'', released in the UK and Australia, Wailord's trophy mentions that it can dive down a distance over twice the height of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Nevis Ben Nevis]]. Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles and well known in the UK, but almost unknown outside of it. The NTSC English release uses general terms for this trophy, which makes you wonder why the PAL writers didn't do the same.



* In the PAL English version of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for Wii U'', released in the UK and Australia, Wailord's trophy mentions that it can dive down a distance over twice the height of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Nevis Ben Nevis]]. Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles and well known in the UK, but almost unknown outside of it. The NTSC English release uses general terms for this trophy, which makes you wonder why the PAL writers didn't do the same.
20th Sep '17 11:39:27 PM SSJMagus
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has characters from all the around the world, but many still use expressions that are rather specifically Japanese. For example, Polnareff is French, but tells a villain that he will be judged in hell by ''Yama'' and mentions the RedStringOfFate when hoping to find a girlfriend.

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has characters from all the around the world, but many still use expressions that are rather specifically Japanese. For example, Polnareff is French, but tells a villain that he will be judged in hell by ''Yama'' and mentions the RedStringOfFate when hoping to find a girlfriend. While there was ample opportunity for Polnareff to have learned of Asian tropes like the Red String off-panel (either in causal conversation with his Japanese friends Jotaro and Kakyoin or during his travels through China prior to meeting them), it would be rather rare indeed for a Frenchman to actually believe in East Asian mythology's judge of the dead to the point of using judgement by Yama as a threat against a villain.
14th Sep '17 2:19:06 PM Chabal2
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* ''Manga/ShootfighterTekken'' has a TournamentArc set in the US and falls into this trope hard, with the announcer denouncing modern problems such as high-school girls going out with older men for money. Not exactly as common in the US as it is in Japan.
6th Sep '17 12:41:17 PM DracoKanji
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* ''ComicBook/TheMuppetShowComicBook: On The Road'' has a brief reference to replacement comedian Mitch Wacky getting his gags from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_Cracker Christmas crackers]]; a UK and Commonwealth tradition that doesn't exist in the US, where the Muppets live. (Writer/artist Roger Langridge is British.)

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* ''ComicBook/TheMuppetShowComicBook: On The Road'' has a brief reference to replacement comedian Mitch Wacky getting his gags from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_Cracker Christmas crackers]]; a UK and Commonwealth tradition that doesn't barely exist in the US, where the Muppets live. (Writer/artist Roger Langridge is British.)
24th Jul '17 2:52:31 PM LeahJ
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* ''Film/TheOmen1976'': Armed police in the UK operate in special firearm units and are only called in when the situation requires it. Not so, apparently, in the world of The Omen because, at the climax of the film, [[spoiler: Robert Thorn is shot dead by an officer who had been pursuing him for what amounted to erratic driving]].

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* ''Film/TheOmen1976'': Armed police in the UK operate in special firearm units and are only called in when the situation requires it. Not so, apparently, in the world of The Omen because, because at the climax of the film, [[spoiler: Robert Thorn is shot dead by an officer who had been pursuing him for what amounted to erratic driving]].
24th Jul '17 9:50:10 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'' is set in the United Kingdom and for the most part the writers did do their research. However, the lone episode set abroad (in Finland, home to Lotte's parents) shows Lotte's family have very typical Japanese traits, such as bowing and saying "Itadakimasu" before the meal. Also, in what may or may not be a parody of this kind of thing, the same episode shows that the lone Japanese character (Akko, the protagonist) strongly dislikes the typical Japanese tradition of having long, hot baths.
3rd Jul '17 1:15:41 AM jormis29
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* ''USAHigh'' is about a school for Americans in Paris, but even the non-American characters speak American English (in silly versions of their own accents).

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* ''USAHigh'' ''Series/USAHigh'' is about a school for Americans in Paris, but even the non-American characters speak American English (in silly versions of their own accents).
20th Jun '17 10:01:45 PM Nulono
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* ''Your Fave Is PoC'', a community for headcanon races of non-specified or non-human characters, was an interesting idea but almost every headcanon was from an American perspective, resulting in things such as Mexican characters apparently going unremarked in revolution-era France.

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* ''Your Fave Is PoC'', [=PoC=]'', a community for headcanon races of non-specified or non-human characters, was an interesting idea but almost every headcanon was from an American perspective, resulting in things such as Mexican characters apparently going unremarked in revolution-era France.
4th Jun '17 7:39:14 PM Naram-Sin
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** The film's setting is an ''international'' summit, but it is presided by the city's mayor (with no member of the Spanish national government apparently present), the President of the United States is the absolute star, and the public waves a zillion Spanish flags at him - but only Spanish flags, something much more reminiscent of {{Eagleland}}.This level of flag waving is generally looked down upon in Europe, unless it's the national football team playing. And the film's scene is excessive even for that. Plus, if they want to honor the POTUS and Spanish-American relations, shouldn't they be at least Spanish ''and'' American flags? And what about the other foreign representatives there? Does nobody care about them? It's painfully evident that the writer had in mind an American president giving a speech in the US and only painted a light coat of "but in Spain" over it. The cherry on top of the cake is that the original script was apparently set in Madrid and was written right after the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Madrid_train_bombings 2004 train attacks]], when the popularity of the American president in Spain [[http://www.realinstitutoelcano.org/wps/portal/rielcano_en/contenido?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/elcano/elcano_in/zonas_in/dt47-2005 couldn't be lower]]. The only reason the movie took place in Salamanca was because [[ExecutiveMeddling the studio felt that Madrid was not "exotic" enough]].

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** The film's setting is an ''international'' summit, but it is presided by the city's mayor (with no member of the Spanish national government apparently present), the President of the United States is the absolute star, and the public waves a zillion Spanish flags at him - but only Spanish flags, something much more reminiscent of {{Eagleland}}.This level of flag waving is generally looked down upon in Europe, unless it's the national football team playing. And the film's scene is excessive even for that. Plus, if they want to honor the POTUS and Spanish-American relations, shouldn't they be at least Spanish ''and'' American flags? And what about the other foreign representatives there? Does nobody care about them? It's painfully evident that the writer had in mind an American president giving a speech in the US and only painted a light coat of "but in Spain" over it. The cherry on top of the cake is that the original script was apparently set in Madrid and was written [[TooSoon right after after]] the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Madrid_train_bombings 2004 train attacks]], when the popularity of the American president in Spain [[http://www.realinstitutoelcano.org/wps/portal/rielcano_en/contenido?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/elcano/elcano_in/zonas_in/dt47-2005 couldn't be lower]]. The only reason the movie took place in Salamanca was because [[ExecutiveMeddling the studio felt that Madrid was not "exotic" enough]].
4th Jun '17 7:33:14 PM Naram-Sin
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** The film's setting is an ''international'' summit, but it is presided by the city's mayor (with no member of the Spanish national government apparently present), the President of the United States is the absolute star, and the public waves a zillion Spanish flags at him - but only Spanish flags, something much more reminiscent of {{Eagleland}}.This level of flag waving is generally looked down upon in Europe, unless it's the national football team playing. And the film's scene is excessive even for that. Plus, if they want to honor the POTUS and Spanish-American relations, shouldn't they be at least Spanish ''and'' American flags? And what about the other foreign representatives there? Does nobody care about them? It's painfully evident that the writer had in mind an American president giving a speech in the US and only painted a light coat of "but in Spain" over it. The cherry on top of the cake is that the original script was apparently set in Madrid and was written right after the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Madrid_train_bombings 2004 train attacks]], when the popularity of the American president in Spain [[https://www.clarin.com/ultimo-momento/92-espanoles-opone-guerra-irak_0_HJzXWGgRKx.html couldn't be lower]], for a people that has [[http://www.realinstitutoelcano.org/wps/portal/rielcano_en/contenido?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/elcano/elcano_in/zonas_in/dt47-2005 never been enthusiastically pro-American]]. The only reason the movie took place in Salamanca was because [[ExecutiveMeddling the studio felt that Madrid was not "exotic" enough]].

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** The film's setting is an ''international'' summit, but it is presided by the city's mayor (with no member of the Spanish national government apparently present), the President of the United States is the absolute star, and the public waves a zillion Spanish flags at him - but only Spanish flags, something much more reminiscent of {{Eagleland}}.This level of flag waving is generally looked down upon in Europe, unless it's the national football team playing. And the film's scene is excessive even for that. Plus, if they want to honor the POTUS and Spanish-American relations, shouldn't they be at least Spanish ''and'' American flags? And what about the other foreign representatives there? Does nobody care about them? It's painfully evident that the writer had in mind an American president giving a speech in the US and only painted a light coat of "but in Spain" over it. The cherry on top of the cake is that the original script was apparently set in Madrid and was written right after the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Madrid_train_bombings 2004 train attacks]], when the popularity of the American president in Spain [[https://www.clarin.com/ultimo-momento/92-espanoles-opone-guerra-irak_0_HJzXWGgRKx.html couldn't be lower]], for a people that has [[http://www.realinstitutoelcano.org/wps/portal/rielcano_en/contenido?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/elcano/elcano_in/zonas_in/dt47-2005 never been enthusiastically pro-American]].couldn't be lower]]. The only reason the movie took place in Salamanca was because [[ExecutiveMeddling the studio felt that Madrid was not "exotic" enough]].
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