, at least, is not a Japanese name. Its Trope Namer
is a location in Final Fantasy
. If you look closely at the definition, it should only apply to a Fantasy Counterpart Culture
that is based on Japan but is not in fact Japan.
is the name of a genre of Japanese period drama. It is a preexisting term. Properly speaking, it should only be used for Japanese Media
set during the Edo period (1603 to 1868) or earlier.
So actually, our approach was mistaken.
If we get rid of Medieval Japan
, there will be no category for Western
depictions of Japanese historical pieces.
I now withdraw my previous agreement with the suggestion to merge. I think that merging it would be a mistake, and the desire to merge it has risen from people not reading the trope definitions closely enough to catch the distinctions.
says "But in Hollywood, Japanese history is pretty much one long indistinct period filled with..." and "For a look at native Japanese anime and live action film depictions of this era, see Jidai Geki
Clearly "Hollywood" is meant here to mean Western Media. It is contrasted with Japanese Media
, which is Jidai Geki
also says "The fantasy equivalent is Wutai
That is backed up by the description on the Wutai page, which says "The village/country/continent in a Medieval European Fantasy
world which has inexplicably (and suspiciously) fashioned itself off Jidai Geki
edited 24th Jul '13 5:00:50 PM by Catbert