How did Japanese gamers react to the Greninja Smash Bros. announcement video?
Let’s take a look! http://legendsoflocalization.com/how-did-japanese-fans-react-to-the-greninja-smash-bros-update/
 

How did Japanese gamers react to the Greninja Smash Bros. announcement video?

Let’s take a look! http://legendsoflocalization.com/how-did-japanese-fans-react-to-the-greninja-smash-bros-update/

 

suppermariobroth:

The symbol on Yoshi’s mailbox in Super Mario World is the Japanese postal mark, 〒, that has been used for over 70 years to indicate mailboxes, post offices and other post-related things in Japan.

lowunibrow:

His wife just died

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These two groan-inducing localizations visited my home yesterday

These two groan-inducing localizations visited my home yesterday

tinycartridge:

Rusty’s had some work done ⊟

I noticed that Rusty Slugger looked kinda off-putting in the new Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball screens, but I didn’t realize that he was off-putting in a different way from his Japanese counterpart Inuji until a reader pointed it out.

Yep, he’s been redressed and reskinned with some big USA Cartoon Eyes for the American release.

I’m pretty sure it’s a good change, despite the fact that I kind of just don’t like looking at him. If the Japanese character were released as-is over here, he would be perceived as an insulting caricature of Japanese people.

And “no but the game is actually Japanese so” or whatever is a bit too involved for a game Nintendo is hoping to use to promote free-to-play adoption on the 3DS.

And don’t think I don’t see you back there, suddenly blond boxart batter.

Japanese image via Famitsu.

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I’ve been wondering about this myself and the only conclusion I’ve been able to reach is the same as good ol’ Tiny Cartridge’s.

lardypoison:

did I ever tell you I used to read the welsh version of harry potter as a kid

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"hogwarts’ fast train"

with such loveable characters as

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and of course who could forget the four houses

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and possibly the most dignified

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(Source: sethmutschler, via foxhack)

"Screw you English I follow my own rules!"

"Screw you English I follow my own rules!"

It’s time to take a look at Fantasy IV’s Tower of Zot! http://legendsoflocalization.com/final-fantasy-iv/tower-of-zot/

It’s time to take a look at Fantasy IV’s Tower of Zot! http://legendsoflocalization.com/final-fantasy-iv/tower-of-zot/