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19th Jan '16 7:45:53 PM dasuberkaiser
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* ''VideoGame/RagnarokOnline'': A Korean MMORPG based on the manhwa series ''[[Manhwa/{{Ragnarok}}]]'' (itself based on [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse lore]]), has a very Japanese village called Amatsu. It has a few other cities patterned after other countries, too: Louyang (Mainland China), Kunlun (Taiwan), and Ayothaya (Thailand).
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* ''VideoGame/RagnarokOnline'': A Korean MMORPG based on the manhwa series ''[[Manhwa/{{Ragnarok}}]]'' ''Manhwa/{{Ragnarok}}'' (itself based on [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse lore]]), has a very Japanese village called Amatsu. It has a few other cities patterned after other countries, too: Louyang (Mainland China), Kunlun (Taiwan), and Ayothaya (Thailand).

* ''[[VideoGame/ShadowHearts Shadow Hearts: From The New World]]'': {{Lampshaded}} when you visit McNinja Frank Goldfinger's home town in Brazil and find out that [[spoiler:it's a cheesy Japan-themed amusement park.]]
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* ''[[VideoGame/ShadowHearts Shadow Hearts: From The New World]]'': {{Lampshaded}} when you visit McNinja [[McNinja Frank Goldfinger's Goldfinger]]'s home town in Brazil and find out that [[spoiler:it's a cheesy Japan-themed amusement park.]]

* In ''Literature/TalesOfMU'', the island nation of Youkan is a direct equivalent of FeudalJapan, but modernized in the same way that the main setting is, including an equivalent of anime that the [[CatGirl FoxGirl]] Sooni is very fond of.
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* In ''Literature/TalesOfMU'', the island nation of Youkan is a direct equivalent of FeudalJapan, but modernized in the same way that the main setting is, including an equivalent of anime that the [[CatGirl FoxGirl]] Fox Girl]] Sooni is very fond of.
9th Jan '16 11:30:50 PM SSJMagus
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This can perhaps be attributed to the fact that most console RPG publishers are Japanese. However, such a place may not stand out so much if the setting includes other non-European Fantasy Counterpart Cultures. KatanasAreJustBetter, EverythingsBetterWithSamurai, and GratuitousNinja are related phenomena. See also JidaiGeki and FarEast.
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This can perhaps be attributed to the fact that most console RPG publishers are Japanese. However, such a place may not stand out so much if the setting includes other non-European Fantasy Counterpart Cultures. It also tends to be less jarring if the setting covers a large geographical area; for example if it spans an entire planet, a Fantasy Counterpart Culture of Japan or China is no less likely than one of a European culture. KatanasAreJustBetter, EverythingsBetterWithSamurai, and GratuitousNinja are related phenomena. See also JidaiGeki and FarEast.
9th Jan '16 11:25:32 PM SSJMagus
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'': Doma probably counts, although [[EverythingsBetterWithSamurai Cyan]] is the only representative from that culture that the player sees during the game, considering the rest of the city gets wiped out by Kefka.
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'': Doma probably counts, although [[EverythingsBetterWithSamurai Cyan]] is the only representative from that culture that the player sees during the game, considering the rest of the city gets wiped out by Kefka. Like Eblan, it's apparently a blend of medieval Japan and medieval Europe; Cyan correspondingly looks like a mix of a samurai and a knight (he wields a katana, but his facial features are very European, especially the style of his mustache, and Garamonde is an archaic English surname).
9th Jan '16 11:17:58 PM SSJMagus
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** Although, first there was Eblan in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV''. If you wanted to, you could argue that the nation of Fabul in the same game has parallels to China, as well.
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** Although, first there was Eblan in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV''.''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' (which is a somewhat odd mash-up of Japan and Europe, given that its residents have names like "Edward Geraldine"). If you wanted to, you could argue that the nation of Fabul in the same game has parallels to China, as well.
26th Nov '15 7:35:48 AM rixion
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* In ''1701 A.D.: The Sunken Dragon'' - the Asian empire features prominently.
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* In ''1701 ''[[VideoGame/AnnoDomini 1701 A.D.: The Sunken Dragon'' Dragon]]'' - the Asian empire features prominently.
26th Nov '15 7:33:46 AM rixion
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double mention for Doma
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'': Doma probably counts, at least before Kefka had his way with it.
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'': Doma probably counts, at least before Kefka had his way with it.although [[EverythingsBetterWithSamurai Cyan]] is the only representative from that culture that the player sees during the game, considering the rest of the city gets wiped out by Kefka.

** Doma from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', although [[EverythingsBetterWithSamurai Cyan]] is the only representative from that culture that the player sees during the game, considering the rest of the city gets wiped out in his introductory cutscene.
19th Nov '15 5:24:23 PM nombretomado
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* The ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' series. There's apparently one ''somewhere'' in the world. We don't get to see it, but there's some characters that very obviously come from it, such as Yue from ''Rune Factory 2''. It's called "Yamato", according to Uzuki of ''RuneFactoryFrontier''.
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* The ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' series. There's apparently one ''somewhere'' in the world. We don't get to see it, but there's some characters that very obviously come from it, such as Yue from ''Rune Factory 2''. It's called "Yamato", according to Uzuki of ''RuneFactoryFrontier''.''VideoGame/RuneFactoryFrontier''.
1st Nov '15 5:15:37 PM nombretomado
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** The above-mentioned cities are considered "World Project" cities--none of them have any connection with the manhwa RagnarokOnline is based upon. Rather, they're a sort of ShoutOut / FanService for specific nationalities which had a huge (and legit) RO player base. Originally a [[TheWildWest wild west-themed]] city was also planned to represent the United States, but was scrapped (the songs "Big Guys Love This" and "Antique Cowboy" were probably written for the town and its surrounding fields). Years later, a Russian-themed city was made in its place (Moscovia).
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** The above-mentioned cities are considered "World Project" cities--none of them have any connection with the manhwa RagnarokOnline ''VideoGame/RagnarokOnline'' is based upon. Rather, they're a sort of ShoutOut / FanService for specific nationalities which had a huge (and legit) RO player base. Originally a [[TheWildWest wild west-themed]] city was also planned to represent the United States, but was scrapped (the songs "Big Guys Love This" and "Antique Cowboy" were probably written for the town and its surrounding fields). Years later, a Russian-themed city was made in its place (Moscovia).
13th Oct '15 3:45:34 AM DarthRevanFTW
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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 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, {{samurai}}, this is where katanas, [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]], oni, {{kitsune}}, pagodas and sushi all pour out into the rest of the world.
29th Sep '15 4:41:38 AM Winter
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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has a pseudo-example in the plane of Kamigawa.
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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has a pseudo-example in the several examples: ** The plane of Kamigawa.Kamigawa has a strong feudal Japanese flavour.

* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has two of these: Kamigawa, based entirely on feudal Japan, and Tarkir, based on a myriad of central and East Asian cultures, notably China and Mongolia.
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