Quotes / Widget Series

"There are now shonen action series being written about everything. Somewhere in the depths of a Tokyo manga café there even exists one such series about... baking bread. [...] On the surface, nothing could be more stupid. And yet, it is charming. All because of the unmistakably Japanese thought process that might lead a character to shout, in amazement, 'I HAVE NEVER SEEN A YEAST SUCH AS THIS!'."
Justin Freeman, reviewing Hikaru no Go

"As with all Japanese popular culture, it appears to delve deeply into and grapple profoundly with the eternal existential-philosophical question, What the Fucking Fuck Was That?"
Bill Walsh on The Tragedy of Belladonna

"It's kind of like watching the history channel narrated by your ten-year-old nephew after a blow to the head."

Daniel Remar: Don't ask why. Ask why not.
Ludosity: It's pretty much impossible to describe this game. Here's a quote from one player:
M3nTo5: At first I was wtf. But then I was wtf.

"Karin suffers from an issue I like to call JYAW syndrome. It stands for 'Japan, You Are WEIRD,' which is something I have to say every time I utter a plot summary like Karin's, and it means the principal reason shows like Karin ever get watched or obtain a following is simply based on their alien premise. Japan just has a knack for coming up with new types of just plain weird."

"Japanese cartoons are weird, man. Though I may be on to something with that blue hair."

"Think you've got what it takes to tap-dance with the monkeys? (Has anyone ever written that sentence before?)"
Tap Trial's description in Rhythm Heaven Fevernote 

"Japan is capable of a special kind of weird that no one else can really get just right. It's that sort of weird that often involves ludicrous concepts mixed with bright colors, notable characters, and an unbridled sense of creativity that dazzles as much as it baffles."
Sotenga, Hardcore Gaming 101 article on Calorie-kun vs. Moguranian

Danny: Dude, what fucking acid trip fever dream did this game come from?
Arin: Um, it's called Japan.

"I have a theory about this one: Someone wrote a home-made computer algorithm for generating an anime script on random snippets from other anime shows, and he animated whatever came out of the printer. Japanese shows are notorious for being confusing and nonsensical, but this one takes the cake. "

"That should be the description of this game on the box 'Weird Things Happen.'"
Vinny describing Tomodachi Life

"Yeah. Monster suits, toy planes, anime people. You have to wonder if even Japan looked at this and said, 'Uh, you think this might be a little too... us'?"
MovieBob, reviewing Attack of the Super Monster

"If you find the Japanese offensive, then you'll find this game offensively Japanese."
Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw, Zero Punctuation, on Zack and Wiki