History UsefulNotes / Kawaisa

23rd Feb '16 4:53:00 AM MegaMarioMan
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** Notably, RatchetAndClank got a cuteness makeover that was basically the inverse of AmericanKirbyIsHardcore. The second game was a pack-in for the PS2.

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** Notably, RatchetAndClank Franchise/RatchetAndClank got a cuteness makeover that was basically the inverse of AmericanKirbyIsHardcore. The second game ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando'' was a pack-in for the PS2.[[UsefulNotes/Playstation2 PS2]].
18th Feb '16 3:41:41 PM jormis29
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** Averted in the Japanese release of TheLastOfUs which save for a few edits for violent content was released exactly how it was in the West (with Japanese voice acting of course). And surprisingly, it sold very well for a very western game with a very adult rating (the equivalent of AO).

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** Averted in the Japanese release of TheLastOfUs ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' which save for a few edits for violent content was released exactly how it was in the West (with Japanese voice acting of course). And surprisingly, it sold very well for a very western game with a very adult rating (the equivalent of AO).
17th Feb '16 3:14:55 PM brb1006
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** Toyama Daiichi had Paddington Bear.

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** Toyama Daiichi had Paddington Bear.Literature/PaddingtonBear.
** Trust and Banking company has used [[Literature/TheTaleOfPeterRabbit Peter Rabbit]] as a mascot for over 25 years, and has a 10 foot mural of the story in one of their buildings!
8th Feb '16 2:47:55 PM MoonByte
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* Small shops sometimes have chalk boards with current sales in their windows. It isn't rare that a employee draws a cute critter on it as well. This can range from something genuily cute as Pikachu to questionable creatures such as [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Kyubey]].
25th Nov '15 6:07:09 AM Larkmarn
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* Asahi Bank used ''{{Franchise/Miffy}}'', a character from a Dutch series of children's picture books, on some of its ATM and credit cards.

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* Asahi Bank used ''{{Franchise/Miffy}}'', ''{{Literature/Miffy}}'', a character from a Dutch series of children's picture books, on some of its ATM and credit cards.
3rd Nov '15 5:19:41 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'' is a long study in the dark side of Kawaisa aesthetics, implying that the real reason for its success is the generalized immaturity of the current generation -- or, for those of you who like shorter words, the problem is that Japan ''simply will not '''grow the fuck up'''''.
** [[http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200703/global-psyche-one-nation-under-cute This article from Psychology Today]] came to the same conclusion. It's worth noting that according to it, Kawaisa has a somewhat ancient pedigree--simply because Japan's constant social stratification needed ''something'' to soften the edges. Kawaisa: Feudalism's version of a rollover bug?
** Creator/SatoshiKon, the director of ''Paranoia Agent'', absolutely '''''hated''''' the Kawaisa concept, and attacked it in a number of his works, that one being the most obvious.

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* ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'' is a long study in the dark side of Kawaisa aesthetics, implying that the real reason for its success is the generalized immaturity of the current generation -- or, for those of you who like shorter words, the problem is that Japan ''simply will not '''grow the fuck up'''''.
** [[http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200703/global-psyche-one-nation-under-cute This article from Psychology Today]] came to the same conclusion. It's worth noting Today]] states that according to it, Kawaisa has a somewhat an ancient pedigree--simply because Japan's constant social stratification needed ''something'' to soften the edges. Kawaisa: Feudalism's version of a rollover bug?
** Creator/SatoshiKon, the director of ''Paranoia Agent'', absolutely '''''hated''''' the Kawaisa concept, and attacked it in a number of his works, that this one being the most obvious.
18th Oct '15 10:17:43 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Potemayo}}'' (the series) is very, very cute and very, very weird. Potemayo herself is a 2-foot-tall blob of {{moe}} features who acts like a 8-year-old... and was found in a fridge.

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* ''{{Potemayo}}'' ''Anime/{{Potemayo}}'' (the series) is very, very cute and very, very weird. Potemayo herself is a 2-foot-tall blob of {{moe}} features who acts like a 8-year-old... and was found in a fridge.
14th Oct '15 7:11:01 AM PhysicalStamina
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* The image of midi-pop band Kero Kero Bonito, right down to the music. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL8fz8W2Yos Behold.]]
6th Sep '15 11:48:44 AM nombretomado
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* Can Creator/YuiHorie make NeedForSpeed Kawaii? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpO3aH4QTNM You be the judge]].

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* Can Creator/YuiHorie make NeedForSpeed ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed'' Kawaii? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpO3aH4QTNM You be the judge]].
15th Aug '15 12:45:19 AM brb1006
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* Reportedly Chip and Dale are the most popular Disney characters in Japan; no doubt this is why. [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Stitch]] is also very popular.

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* Reportedly Chip and Dale are the most popular Disney characters in Japan; no doubt this is why.
** Same goes for Marie from Disney/TheAristocats due to Japan's fondness with cats.
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[[Disney/LiloAndStitch Stitch]] is also very popular.
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