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28th Jul '17 6:32:55 PM RagingHigher
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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 is the village/country/continent in a MedievalEuropeanFantasy world which has inexplicably (and suspiciously) [[FantasyCounterpartCulture fashioned]] itself off JidaiGeki. Filled with {{youkai}}, UsefulNotes/{{onmyodo}}, {{geisha}}, {{ninja}} and/or {{samurai}}, this is where {{katanas|AreJustBetter}}, oni, {{kitsune}}, pagodas and sushi all pour out into the rest of the world.
17th Jul '17 10:33:20 PM Abodos
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* The [[CatFolk Wrothians]] in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX''. [[WarriorPrince Ga Jiarg]] is a proud honorable warrior who pilots a Skell that looks like a giant robot samurai, Ga Buidhe is a HighlyVisibleNinja, the Wrothian warriors and their Caladar-class Skells appear to wear conical straw hats, and the Six Star arms manufacturer's logo resembles a six-point shuriken and their gear is highly Japanese-themed.
18th May '17 4:49:23 PM LegitimateIdiot
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'' takes place in a fictional Asian-inspired country populated entirely by Lego minifigures. If anything, it's more like a mish-mash of westernised Japanese or Chinese culture and other FantasyKitchenSink elements like snake people, pirates and ghosts. Ninjago City in particular is more modern and cyberpunk-ish reminiscent of Tokyo.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'' takes place in a fictional Asian-inspired country populated entirely by Lego minifigures. If anything, it's more like a mish-mash of westernised Japanese or Chinese culture and other FantasyKitchenSink elements like snake people, pirates and ghosts. Ninjago City in particular is more modern and cyberpunk-ish reminiscent of Tokyo.
15th May '17 8:11:31 AM Rakurai
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has the far east country of Doma (Likely named in reference to the aforementioned Doma), which was recently razed by the Garlean Empire after a failed rebellion. Though it has yet to be visited, its refugees all bear Japanese names, the instructors for the Ninja job hail from it, and the clothing/furniture designs from it bear a distinctly feudal Japanese style.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has the far east country eastern continent of Doma (Likely named in reference to the aforementioned Doma), Othard, from which was recently razed by the Garlean Empire after a failed rebellion. Though it has yet to be visited, its refugees all bear Japanese names, the instructors for the Ninja job hail from it, and the clothing/furniture designs from it bear Samurai jobs originate. Its two major cities of Kugane and Doma have a distinctly feudal Japanese style.culture, but the architecture has elements of Chinese to it, as well.
30th Apr '17 2:10:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonATaleOfTwoTowns'' has the town of Konohana, which is meant to be a contrast to the other town in the game, the western-style Bluebell. Still, the other games in the series take place in western-style towns anyway, so while Bluebell looks the same as the towns in the previous games, Konohana feels very unique.

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* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonATaleOfTwoTowns'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonTheTaleOfTwoTowns'' has the town of Konohana, which is meant to be a contrast to the other town in the game, the western-style Bluebell. Still, the other games in the series take place in western-style towns anyway, so while Bluebell looks the same as the towns in the previous games, Konohana feels very unique.
30th Apr '17 2:09:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''HarvestMoon: A Tale of Two Towns'' has the town of Konohana, which is meant to be a contrast to the other town in the game, the western-style Bluebell. Still, the other games in the series take place in western-style towns anyway, so while Bluebell looks the same as the towns in the previous games, Konohana feels very unique.

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* ''HarvestMoon: A Tale of Two Towns'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonATaleOfTwoTowns'' has the town of Konohana, which is meant to be a contrast to the other town in the game, the western-style Bluebell. Still, the other games in the series take place in western-style towns anyway, so while Bluebell looks the same as the towns in the previous games, Konohana feels very unique.
25th Apr '17 12:28:47 PM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'': Akavir is a mishmash of Chinese (Ka Po' Tun), Japanese (Tsaesci), and less prominent Indian (Tang Mo) and Mongol (Kamal) {{Fantasy Counterpart Culture}}s. Of course, these lands have never been represented in an actual game so far, and exist in the lore pretty much to justify the appearance of [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana and tanto]] in the weapon list.
** 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 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.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'': In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', the continent of Akavir serves as this as to the primarily European inspired Tamriel (where all of the games to date have taken place). Akavir, per in-game sources, is a mishmash of Chinese (Ka Po' Tun), Japanese (Tsaesci), and less prominent Indian (Tang Mo) and Mongol (Kamal) {{Fantasy Counterpart Culture}}s. Of course, these lands In the {{backstory}}, some of the Akaviri races have never attempted to invade Tamriel several times, but have always been represented in an actual game so far, and exist in the lore pretty much defeated. They are said to justify the appearance of have left behind [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana Japanese styled weaponry]] and tanto]] inspired the Blades, a knightly order of spies and bodyguards to the Emperor who have significant Samurai influences. Because of the past invasions, the citizens have Tamriel have some very YellowPeril inspired beliefs about Akavir. However, neither Akavir nor any of the Akaviri races have appeared to date in-game in the weapon list.
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series to date.[[note]]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 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.[[/note]]
22nd Apr '17 2:31:06 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Suikoden}}'': Rokkaku, a hidden ninja village that's oddly small even by RPG standards. Then again, they ''are'' ninjas, so maybe the player character only sees as much of the village as they want him to see.

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* ''{{Suikoden}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'': Rokkaku, a hidden ninja village that's oddly small even by RPG standards. Then again, they ''are'' ninjas, so maybe the player character only sees as much of the village as they want him to see.
2nd Apr '17 8:08:15 PM KingNilbog
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** A better example is the Empire of Madara on the plane of Dominaria.

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** A better more traditional example (insofar as it's juxtaposed by other, more western-flavored cultures) is the Empire of Madara on the plane of Dominaria.
2nd Apr '17 9:40:35 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Painkiller}} Overdose'': The second level, Japanese Massacre, is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.

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* ''{{Painkiller}} ''VideoGame/{{Painkiller}} Overdose'': The second level, Japanese Massacre, is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
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