Japanese Video Game Fandom and Hatedom

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Video gaming in Japan is a major industry. Japanese game development is seen as the golden era of video games including when companies like Nintendo, Sega, Sony, Taito, Namco, Capcom, Square Enix, Konami, Tecmo, SNK, Arc System Works, Nihon Falcom, Nippon Ichi Software, Level-5, and many others are involved. Many Japanese video games and it's consoles are pretty well known, but the fanbase and hatebase are still flawed.

Bad Qualities

Overall

  1. Since this is the gaming community, they cannot tolerate different viewpoints on certain games.
  2. Some of them are either nostalgiatards or edgelords.

Fandom

  1. Weeaboos. What else is there to explain?
  2. They think that all American games are battle royales and/or First-person shooters when some American games don't always qualify as either battle royales or FPS. Examples include Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet & Clank, Jak and Daxter, Sly Cooper, Grand Theft Auto, God of War, Forza, Mortal Kombat, Rock Band, etc.
  3. Many of them are xenophobic towards non-japanese areas. Very simple when you think about it.
  4. The weeaboos only seem to only care about games with a more "anime" art style such as Fire Emblem, Ys, Danganronpa, Shin Megami Tensei, Guilty Gear, Zelda, Dragalia Lost, Disgaea, Final Fantasy, Senran Kagura, Touhou, Valkyrie Chronicles, etc. Do you know why this happens? It's because of its art style.
  5. They would threaten to move to Japan because of how they hate it when Japanese video games are censored, but of course, they always fail miserably to even realize the point and matter that Japan has censorship for those categories as well.
  6. When it comes to American video games in general, they always ignore that some Japanese gamers can still like Western games and that they still exist in Japan. (click on this link for an example of a Western game seen in Japan.)
  7. Typical weeaboos who don't understand that emotion exists in western media. Examples include Red Dead Redemption, Journey, Undertale, The Last of Us, BioShock, etc.
  8. They never give western games a chance. It's that simple.
  9. Fanboys and fangirls who treat characters like real people still exist. One of the most infamous examples would be the Persona Fandom.
  10. They think that American gamers are either "fat" or "basement dwellers" which is rather offensive.

Hatedom

  1. They are mostly american video game fanboys.
  2. As expected, they mostly come from the Japan Ironic Hatedom. They also stem from the Anime Hatedom since some Japanese video games do have an anime-like art style.
  3. They think that people who like games that are made in Japan are either "basement dwellers", "weeaboos", or "fat".
  4. They think that all Japanese games are either RPGs or Gatcha games when there are also Japanese games that have different categories. Some examples include Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Shadow of the Colossus, Street Fighter, Tekken, Dead or Alive, King of Fighters, Pac-Man, Ico, Gravity Rush, Puyo Puyo, PaRappa the Rapper, Cooking Mama, Kirby, etc.
  5. They are hypocrites since they claim to hate Japan yet they like the PlayStation (which is made by Sony which is a Japanese multinational conglomerate), Nintendo, or even some video game franchises that are made in Japan.
    • On a similar note, some of them could be former Sony or Nintendo fans. However, as they found out that the brands originated in Japan, they turn their backs on them.
  6. They claim that many Japanese games are weird without realizing that non-Japanese games can also be weird.
  7. Back to the topic of them being part of the Anime Hatedom. They think that all RPGs only appeal to anime fans due to art style. There are some RPGs that don't really have an anime art style such as the Mario and Luigi series or Earthbound.
    • They always forget that some RPGs are not made in Japan such as Diablo, The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Skyrim, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, etc.
  8. They use "weeaboo bait", "waifu bait", or anything similar as an excuse to dislike the games.
  9. Many of them are unaware that many video game franchises such as Mario are made in Japan.
  10. They complain about how some Japanese games have fanservice...
  11. They dislike them just because they are popular which is really laughable.
  12. Even PETA made fun of some Japanese game franchises such as Mario, Cooking Mama, and Pokémon.

Good Qualities

Overall

  1. If you're lucky enough, you can still find some good fans out there.
  2. Not all of them are racist or xenophobic.

Fandom

  1. Not all of them are weeaboos. In fact, some used to be weeaboos but changed maturely.
  2. They can still enjoy non-Japanese games.
  3. Some have legit criticism on why they dislike some non-Japanese games.
  4. They do have a point that some non-Japanese games are bad.

Hatedom

  1. Some may have a legit reason to not like some Japanese games.
  2. They are right that some Japanese games are bad.

See also