Hi there. I've been browsing the web since I was 11. So that makes about 7 years. And the past... 3 years or so, I've noticed a trend. A trend here, and a trend everywhere else there are internets and forumgoers. The obsession with the Japenese culture. As one become more obsessed with the Japanese culture, a more intense hatred is mustered for the English (American/Britain/ english speaking countries) games/shows. When a game is released in Japanese, people attempt to play it despite them not knowing Japenese. They'll still go play it, just for the mechanics of it. They'll miss out on the story, of course. Oh, but there's FAQs out there. But I guess I'm too lazy to read a guide telling me what's said while playing along side a Japanese game (though I can see where that's useful if the English release is far off, or there isn't going to be an English release!). But when the game DOES come out in English, it seems to be the trend to dump the english sounds and immediately go for the Japanese that they don't know. I never see anyone ask where they can get the Spanish, German, Italian, or other sounds. Only Japanese. Oh, and animes. I don't quite know, but the Japanese voice thing also takes place. Oh, but there's English subtitles because the watcher doesn't know Japanese. I personally don't have the ability to watch, read, and interpret as fast as the show is going along. Unless the TV show points at something to read, then I miss stuff. I usually look at the words when I read. Ah, and Japan itself. Unless I'm wrong, I'm sure the entire country isn't obsessed with Anime and video games itself. But that seems to be a regular theme displayed among the members here. I personally couldn't see myself going to Japan. I'm sure the people there don't have subtitles. But I could be overanalyzing things. Maybe it's all down to personal preference. That's probably it.