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17th Sep '16 12:57:25 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* One NES game based on ''TheFlintstones'', ''The Rescue of Dino and Hoppy'', has the usual platform environments of jungles, ice, sea etc. but one level appears to be the prehistoric version of feudal Japan (huh?), complete with sakura trees, karateka and even {{karakasa}}. At the end Fred must fight a sumo fire-breathing [[DinosaursAreDragons dragon]] for no reason at all.

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* One NES game based on ''TheFlintstones'', ''The ''[[VideoGame/TheFlintstonesTheRescueOfDinoAndHoppy The Rescue of Dino and Hoppy'', Hoppy]]'', has the usual platform environments of jungles, ice, sea etc. but one level appears to be the prehistoric version of feudal Japan (huh?), complete with sakura trees, karateka and even {{karakasa}}. At the end Fred must fight a sumo fire-breathing [[DinosaursAreDragons dragon]] for no reason at all.
10th Sep '16 10:09:40 PM Landis
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** It can be argued that all of the Pokemon world up until ''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Black & White]]'' are this to the rest of the planet, since they're direct geographical counterparts to various of Japan (or regions that have been part of Japan in the past, in the case of ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger''). ''Black & White'' was set in a region based off of Manhattan, making it the first American region. ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY X & Y]]'''s region is based off of the entire country of France.

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** It can be argued that all of the Pokemon world up until ''[[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Black & White]]'' are this to the rest of the planet, since they're direct geographical counterparts to various of Japan (or regions that have been part of Japan in the past, in the case of ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger''). ''Black & White'' was set in a region based off of Manhattan, making it the first American region. ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY X & Y]]'''s region is based off of the entire country top half of France.France (Specifically, everything north of a line between the Bay of Biscay and the southern end of Switzerland).
13th Aug '16 6:54:48 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures 2: Montana's Movie Madness'', the second stage, "Samurai Saga", takes place in a Japanese town. Enemies include Roderick Rat clones dressed like samurais that toss paper fans, and frogs. Midway through the stage, Buster reaches a bath house, where he must avoid a flow of rising and falling OneHitKill water. The boss of the stage is Montana Max dressed like a samurai, who rides a frog while tossing paper fans.
13th Aug '16 1:26:53 PM RashandFierce
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* Gensokyo, where ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' is set.
18th Jun '16 4:55:05 AM eroock
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'''Wutai''' is the village/country/continent in a MedievalEuropeanFantasy world which has inexplicably (and suspiciously) [[FantasyCounterpartCulture fashioned]] itself off JidaiGeki. Filled with {{youkai}}, UsefulNotes/{{onmyodo}}, {{ninja}} and/or {{samurai}}, this is where {{katanas|AreJustBetter}}, oni, {{kitsune}}, pagodas and sushi all pour out into the rest of the world.

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'''Wutai''' Wutai is the village/country/continent in a MedievalEuropeanFantasy world which has inexplicably (and suspiciously) [[FantasyCounterpartCulture fashioned]] itself off JidaiGeki. Filled with {{youkai}}, UsefulNotes/{{onmyodo}}, {{ninja}} and/or {{samurai}}, this is where {{katanas|AreJustBetter}}, oni, {{kitsune}}, pagodas and sushi all pour out into the rest of the world.
18th Jun '16 3:52:45 AM JudasMulderrig
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** This is more justified than in many western fantasy settings, as the provinces of Tamriel do draw on very different cultural backgrounds for inspiration. Whilst Cyrodiil and High Rock are typical medieval fantasy settings (High Rock being more British and Cyrodiil being more Roman), Hammerfell is grounded in ArabianNightsDays, and Skyrim has a similar (but distinct) Norse theme, Morrowind had a setting radically different to most western medieval settings, and the other provinces which have not been shown in games are shown to have very different cultures.

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** This is more justified than in many western fantasy settings, as the provinces of Tamriel do draw on very different cultural backgrounds for inspiration. Whilst Cyrodiil and High Rock are typical medieval fantasy settings (High Rock being more British and Cyrodiil being more Roman), Hammerfell is grounded in ArabianNightsDays, and Skyrim has a similar (but distinct) Norse theme, Morrowind had a setting radically different to most western medieval settings, based on Roman-occupied Judea and Mesopotamia, and the other provinces which have not been shown in games are shown to have very different cultures.
17th Jun '16 11:05:15 AM Rorosilky5
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** ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'' has a world with levels that feature plenty of traditional Japanese architecture. The page image shows World 6-3 from this game, Hands-On Hall.

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** ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'' has a world with levels that feature plenty of traditional Japanese architecture. The page image shows World 6-3 from this game, Hands-On Hall.
14th Jun '16 3:01:32 PM luisedgarf
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* ''ComicBook/AlbedoErmaFelnaEDF'''s titular heroine's homeworld of Dornthant seems to be based in Japan, culture-wise, with some elements of the British culture as well. They sleep in futons at times, drink exotic teas, they appreciate order, etc.
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3rd Jun '16 12:15:57 PM supergod
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* The ''Franchise/{{Warcraft|ExpandedUniverse}}'' universe. The island nation of Pandaria, though it's based more on China than Japan. It's also the focus of the ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' fourth expansion pack ''Mists of Pandaria''.
** Pandaria started off as the FarEast but over time has become a straight-up FantasyCounterpartCulture of China due to complaints from Chinese, who thought the depictions of pandas combined with aspects of Japanese culture was offensive.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Warcraft|ExpandedUniverse}}'' universe. The island nation of Pandaria, though it's based more on China than Japan. It's also the focus of the ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' fourth expansion pack ''Mists of Pandaria''.
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Pandaria''. Pandaria started off as the FarEast and was mostly Japanese inspired, but over time has become more of a straight-up FantasyCounterpartCulture of China due to complaints from Chinese, Chinese fans, who thought the depictions of pandas combined with didn't want their national animal to be overtly influenced by aspects of Japanese culture was offensive.culture.
6th May '16 7:09:04 PM nombretomado
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* ''GaiaOnline'' has the Zen Gardens, a Japanese Botanical Garden filled with Sakura Trees, [[EverythingTryingToKillYou animated japanese decor]], and an adorable {{Miko}}. Oh, and Ninjas.

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* ''GaiaOnline'' ''Website/GaiaOnline'' has the Zen Gardens, a Japanese Botanical Garden filled with Sakura Trees, [[EverythingTryingToKillYou animated japanese decor]], and an adorable {{Miko}}. Oh, and Ninjas.



* ''GuildWars'' The first expansion takes place in Cantha, specifically designed by the game's American producers as a blend of ancient China, Japan, India, Thailand, and virtually everything else from southern and eastern Asia, from landscape to culture to art design, and it works magnificently and believably, given that it's its own distinct section of the world, separated from the conventionally European fantasy realms by a wide ocean.

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* ''GuildWars'' ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' The first expansion takes place in Cantha, specifically designed by the game's American producers as a blend of ancient China, Japan, India, Thailand, and virtually everything else from southern and eastern Asia, from landscape to culture to art design, and it works magnificently and believably, given that it's its own distinct section of the world, separated from the conventionally European fantasy realms by a wide ocean.
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