Why are most Japanese computer games....

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  1. Humanity
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    Humanity GBAtemp Regular

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    .. named things like "Poketto Monsuta" and "Fainaru Fantaji", instead of being given proper Japanese names?

    Does anyone here know the real reason?
     
  2. Upaluppa

    Upaluppa Wrote in ancient letters, my name is Reynardine

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    Interesting question.

    No, I don't know the real reason. My guess is that the Japanese just like English words. Maybe it sounds "cool" and appeals to them, I don't know. I can't think of too many Jap games that have titles that are not based on Roman alphabet languages. ゼルダの伝説 (Zeruda no densetsu) was just the first thing that came to mind.

    I've also seen quite a few Japanese games with German in their titles (which usually makes zero sense), probably for the same reason.

    I just thought of Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel because I recently played it, haha...
     
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  3. fatsquirrel

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    Yes. Its sounds cool. Thats the only reason. If it was in proper Japanese it would sound old and boring
     
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    ...because if it were in Japanese, you wouldn't know about it.
     
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