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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.
17th Apr '16 8:50:31 PM frogpatrol
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17th Apr '16 8:40:50 PM frogpatrol
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[[quoteright:350:[[VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/3d_world_japan_3298.jpg]]]]

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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[[quoteright:350:[[VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/3d_world_japan_3298.jpg]]]]

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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.
12th Apr '16 10:25:24 AM Willbyr
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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 [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]], oni, {{kitsune}}, pagodas and sushi all pour out into the rest of the world.

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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 [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]], {{katanas|AreJustBetter}}, oni, {{kitsune}}, pagodas and sushi all pour out into the rest of the world.









* There is an island in ''Manga/OnePiece'' somewhere in the extremely dangerous stretch of ocean known as the New World that's themed on feudal Japan. It's even called "Wa no kuni" (or Wano country in some translations), which was a name given to Japan. Samurai serve as its warriors, and it is one of the few countries that are unaffiliated with the World Government.
** There's also Amazon Lily, which is clearly based off ancient China, and shares similarities with JungleJapes.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
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There is an island in ''Manga/OnePiece'' somewhere in the extremely dangerous stretch of ocean known as the New World that's themed on feudal Japan. It's even called "Wa no kuni" (or Wano country in some translations), which was a name given to Japan. Samurai serve as its warriors, and it is one of the few countries that are unaffiliated with the World Government.
** There's also Amazon Lily, which is clearly based off ancient China, China and shares similarities with JungleJapes.



** Before this, the [[OurElvesAreBetter Eldar]] came across as very oriental. Their Aspect Warriors train in temples to combat styles named after animals, and if that isn't enough, maybe the curved swords, shuriken guns and back banners might do it for you. They also view the western-stylized humans of the setting as hairy barbarian upstarts, and isolate themselves on their planetoid-sized colony ships. However, since the introduction of the Tau, they've moved away from the Asian theme somewhat, with more influences from [[Myth/CelticMythology Celtic mythology and culture]] being thrown in along with good old [[Creator/JRRTolkien Tolkien-esque]] Elfish-ness.

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** Before this, the [[OurElvesAreBetter Eldar]] came across as very oriental.Oriental. Their Aspect Warriors train in temples to combat styles named after animals, and if that isn't enough, maybe the curved swords, shuriken guns and back banners might do it for you. They also view the western-stylized humans of the setting as hairy barbarian upstarts, and isolate themselves on their planetoid-sized colony ships. However, since the introduction of the Tau, they've moved away from the Asian theme somewhat, with more influences from [[Myth/CelticMythology Celtic mythology and culture]] being thrown in along with good old [[Creator/JRRTolkien Tolkien-esque]] Elfish-ness.
11th Apr '16 12:48:28 PM OrangenChan
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' takes it even further, with one of the two main factions, Hoshido, based mainly on feudal Japan.

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' takes it even further, with one of the two main factions, Hoshido, based mainly on feudal Japan. It helps that Myrmidons are even ''called'' Samurai in this game, and all of the characters who start off with the newly-introduced Ninja class are from Hoshido, too.
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