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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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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}}, {{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.
26th Mar '16 6:52:45 AM Somariel
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* ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'': Fahren, which has Chinese aesthetics and ninja. Fuu specifically muses on how it seems to be a combination of Japan and China, much to its princess' irritation.



* ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'': Fahren, which has Chinese aesthetics and ninja. Fuu specifically muses on how it seems to be a combination of Japan and China, much to its princess' irritation.
19th Mar '16 7:12:45 AM Hossmeister
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19th Mar '16 6:04:00 AM Oecchi
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' takes it even further, with one of the two main factions, the Hoshido, based mainly on feudal Japan.

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' takes it even further, with one of the two main factions, the Hoshido, based mainly on feudal Japan.
27th Feb '16 4:18:42 PM Prfnoff
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Not to be confused with ''Jiānghú'', the fantasy counterpart of China commonly seen in {{Wuxia}}.
27th Feb '16 4:17:37 PM Prfnoff
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These places are frequently [[AnachronismStew a mashup of various Japanese eras]], maybe flavored with a little bit of China, and -- in a nod to real history -- are usually [[HiddenElfVillage xenophobic]]. The background music will be stereotypical Asian instruments, if not a public domain tune.

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These places are frequently [[AnachronismStew a mashup of various Japanese eras]], maybe [[InterchangeableAsianCultures flavored with a little bit of China, China]], and -- in a nod to real history -- are usually [[HiddenElfVillage xenophobic]]. The background music will be stereotypical Asian instruments, if not a public domain tune.
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