Japan's gaming industry is losing its otaku audience.

Japan's gaming industry is losing its otaku audience. The recent flop, Final Fantasy Rebirth, shows that Japanese audiences don't care about games made with Western audiences in mind. Meanwhile, both Blue Archive and Genshin are capturing all the otaku audience and becoming more popular in Japan.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    FF7 Demake was a mistake

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Genshin has 0 presence in Japanese doujin scenes? Otaku clearly don't care about it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      go outside

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        true otaku don't do that

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      True, all the Japanese Genshin fans are normies.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's because Genshin captures the normie fanbase while Blue Archive captures those with refined taste. Normies don't know the supreme nature of dicky and thus are forever relegated to wallow in their own inferiority.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I fricking adore the cast but I don't need another gacha
        Hoe F2P can you be compared to Genshin and Granblue assuming I'm not going to become a metaBlack person?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          very f2p friendly, hasnt felt the paywall at all and im lvl 40 out of 90, If you don't want to clear the raids In the hightest difficulty you don't need to meta. also the welfare base reward of everything Is very correct (ie If theres a free roll ticket, everyone get It, best rank just get more tokens and a bit more free gacha money).

          the story and characters are good for a gacha, Its VN style but well written, for the gameplay Its an autobattler with activated ability that can be complex and reward thinking ahead, but can be played full auto.

          tl:dr good, f2p friendly

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        but Genshin also has dicky (and mods), I just don't care for BA's worse gameplay tbh

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >but Genshin also has dicky
          They look like shit and the dicky you posted NTR'd (you) with the worst male in Genshin

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            back to /vg/ with you, schizo

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Still killing cats for fun, bug?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >gacha "gameplay"
          and your cunnies suck

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's pretty much
      >Uma Musume
      >Blue Archive
      >Fate/Grand Order
      >Granblue Fantasy
      I dunno where the frick the allegations of Genshin having a remote presence in Japan, compared to these four, come from

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How could you lie so blatantly and think anybody would believe you? You're seriously trying to argue there's more fanart of granblue and uma musume than genshin?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Doujinshi are a better measure of actual otaku interest than fanart. Anyone can make fanart, a doujin requires dedication AND more importantly an audience.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's an even worse argument in your favor, uma musume doujins are non-existent

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Uma is an exception - not the rule.
              Cygames enforce their +18 ban very hard. And even with the porn ban it still has more circles than most.

              >1st VTuber : 1100
              >2nd iM@S : 858
              >3rd Fate : 746
              >4th Uma Musume : 736
              >5th Kancolle : 596
              >6th Touhou : 586
              >7th Love Live! : 242
              >8th Touken Ranbu : 192
              >9th Azur Lane : 100
              >10th Girls und Panzer : 98
              >10th Detective Conan : 98
              >12th Gundam : 96

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >even touken ranbu is higher than azur lane
                lol
                lmao

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Touken Ranbu is a fricking huge fujomagnet. This shouldn't be a surprise.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The point is that it's not. It was HUGE in 2014-2018 but has steadily lost steam ever since. It's one of those boomer franchises that its fans remember fondly and still gets regular merch for husbandogays, but it doesn't attract anyone new anymore.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Sure, it's not as big as it used to be but it's still one of the main pillers for those female audiences. There isn't anything replacing it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                bwo that list even has kancolle. Those doujin circles are literally boomer meetups where they bring their 10-year-old porn books in hopes of selling the last of what they printed. They in no way reflect what is big in Japan anymore. Only the VTuber scene is believably something that still grows organically, because it as a phenomenon isn't dependent on some anime studio or dev studio to produce new content, it's just youtubers.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Kancolle is still making good money for Kadokawa still.
                And yeah - the audiences for those titles are old but every title has their specific target groups.
                If you only asked japanese Zoomers what their current hot thing is - it's probably Blue Archive.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >something that still grows organically, because it as a phenomenon isn't dependent on some anime studio or dev studio to produce new content, it's just youtubers
                Vtubers have production companies like idol groups, and the independent streamers pick up the scraps. Surely you've heard of Hoe-girlve

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >game that was the ENTIRE fujo audience for almost half a decade has more doujins than a game that's always had competitors
                Shocking truth!

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >uma musume doujins are non-existent
              Uma non-h doujins are massive in numbers. They are simply not uploaded online.
              >muh r-18
              The japanese are cucked and suck corporate wiener with a smile on their faces, but non-h doujins are the metric to be used for Uma Musume's popularity.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            asiatics are unironically paying artists for doujins

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        GBF is dead in Japan, Relink is just the last bit of gas bloating the stomach.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          GBgays stare at doujin numbers because it favors age-old franchises. Of course a 10-year-old titty game will have more porn books than a 4-year-old chink game, it simply had more time. And mid-2010's was prime time for doujin publishers, back then it genuinely was the best way to measure success. After covid the doujin scene took a hit, more and more artists only sell online, and some franchises have their own small doujin events separate from Comiket.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Uma Musume
        >doujins
        Gran blue has been dead for years

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > Genshin has 0 presence in Japanese doujin scenes?

      Misinfo as expected in Ganker you trannies are living in your own bubble

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >art numbergay can't recognize the difference between doujins and single pieces
        As expected

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't understand why anons still use Danbooru when it's hugely lacking in art uploaded to there and has sub par tagging.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          lol

          what it can tell you is the trend. artist will flock to a more popular franchise like genshin and blue archive which are foreign franchises btw

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Danbooru doesn't only host japanese art. Pretty much all the big genshin artists are either western or chinese.

        Genshin didn't even make it into the top 20 of the last comiket - Meanwhile older and smaller titles like Azur Lane and Arknights did.
        Genshin not being super popular in Japan shouldn't be a surprise considering that 90% of all japanese play on Switch - which doesn't have Gesnhin. Most Genshin players in the west play on PS4 - and PC gaming ain't that big in Japan either - so the only way a japanese person could come in contact with Genshin was through the mobile version - which exists but its definitely not the version most play.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Danbooru
        also all Genshin "Fanart" in pixiv are from South Asia and most of them are mmd and koikatsu shit

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Blue Archive pays for their doujin scene presence

      https://www.sankakucomplex.com/2023/04/25/blue-archive-accused-of-stealth-marketing-after-artists-post-delete-art-before-announcement/

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Honestly that's a kind of marketing I don't mind.
        Less disingenuous than paying off ecelebs and poos to shill. At least I get something out of it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      genshin, and sub human idol shit have been dumping ass on FGO in every comiket for like the past three years.
      It's fricking EoS time for FGO

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >genshin, and sub human idol shit have been dumping ass on FGO in every comiket for like the past three years.
        What? The only thing that higher in comiket for like the past two years fgo is subhuman idol shit holoshit though, and BA which is in 2023

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Genshin has 0 presence in Japanese doujin scenes
      Bro.....
      https://ec.toranoana.jp/joshi_r/ec/app/catalog/list?coterieGenreCode1=GNRN00013520

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bruh I live here and it's shilled everywhere. I literally saw a ton of genshin cosplay at sunshine city last week and people constantly are buying merch for it in Akiba

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kind of surprising. I thought Japanese people loved NTR games. Genshin seems up their alley

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's more of a Blue archive thing now

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Any idiot can cherrypick posts that confirm his bias
          And any idiot can also reply to the same post more than once

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Holy cope

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >https://arch.b4k.co/v/thread/644301326/
          >thread is filled with ERPers and shartygays
          >literally all of the normal posts are "no"

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >normal posts
            >They are into gacha
            Majority of the thread say yes to ntr though

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >nearly 3 posts per IP
              totally organic

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Expecting 400+ unique ips
                This is standard for a thread

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Anything that isn't japanese barely has any presense in japanese doujinshi scene

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Azur Lane and Blue Archive aren't Japanese dude.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          See

          [...]
          What is some korean character and korea cultures in this game? I checked the game and everything is just typical japan anime cliches culture and japan names?

          Actually most zoomer in japland don't even know that these games are made by korean and chinese. They think webtoon crap like Solo leveling is manga made by Jap author lol

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Azur lane
          They are barelyrelevant nowadays but i guess that counts since there is still a fanbase in japan for it
          >Blue archive
          Ah yes, the asiatics that literally pay for art and porn, surely marketing is a great way to measure popularity

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No need to cope this much dude, i just proved you wrong. It happens.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              moronic asiatic think he has the highground in any kind of talk about the country that makes them seethe so much, shouldn't you be shilling that Black person game stellar blade instead of losing your time here?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Look dude, i get it, you're mad because i'm right and you don't have any argument at all. But it's not the end of the world.

                Also, i don't care less for any korean think that isn't BA so you're wrong on that too. Boy, today just isn't your day huh.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      jap games are mediocre
      china is creating better games these days

      muh doujin cope as usual by slop slurpers

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Genshin
      >capturing all the otaku audience
      lmao
      Nikke is more popular there than Genshin, let alone the giants like BA FGO and UMA
      This thread %100 was made by a chink shill trying to latch into BA popularity

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's not at the top but BA is even lower

        uh huh?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >It's not at the top but BA is even lower
          Genshin is nowhere near BA popularity in Japan wtf are you smoking?
          Genshin is dying there after Inazuma and won't recover until the anime

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Of course Japan doesn't want to play a game with ugly nigs everywhere in it.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    japan is just behind the curve as usual

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    High-contrasted reminder

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why are normie memes just text that reinforces their worldview plastered over a jpg?

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Guess what, the west also doesn't give a frick about games with "western audiences" in mind
    BA is pretty popular internationally and Genshin's almost fricking religiously popular, people go insane if you criticize it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not really to both of them

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes really to both of them.
        People are like rabid fricking wolves even now with Genshin especially.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Genshin yeah, but noone really gives a shit if you critisize blue archive.
      They get mad if you insult the waifus, but that's true of every gacha.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Genshin is a normalgay game, and the gameplay is nothing special

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So are FF7R games. What do you think they are hidden gems with incredible mechanical complexity

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No one plays gachashit for the gameplay. Those "games" are especially made to push your buttons. It's a skinner box.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Who the FRICK plays JRPGs for "gameplay", they don't have gameplay. People always played JRPGs for the addictive grind and appealing characters. Guess what, that's exactly what gacha gives you, except the grind is more addictive and there's more appealing characters

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Exactly

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you don't play jrpgs

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I do and mostly because I like art in them but it's not about me, it's about nip otaku. They care about one thing only in JRPGs: attractive characters. That and being able to waste a lot of time doing total nonsense

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Rebirth was chained to PS5 which nips detest.
    Otaku audience in Japan is booming on Switch.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hmm i heard otaku is now on pc more and more

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They are.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Eh. Mostly just fpsgays and shit like AKR or GTA

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      lol no, otaku audience it's on mobiles now, just look at how any non-Nintendo game, with a few exceptions, sells poorly. The traditional console market in japan is dead.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Rebirth VS gacha now
    Whats next tendie? Rebirth VS elden ring?

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Rebirth problem is skipping pc, which is getting huge in Japan
    Also
    >Gacha and a normal game
    ?

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I thought BA was Japanese?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it was developed by nexon (nat games)

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's developed by Koreans in Korea

        What is some korean character and korea cultures in this game? I checked the game and everything is just typical japan anime cliches culture and japan names?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >and everything is just typical japan anime cliches culture and japan names?
          Game has schools based on China, England, Russian(USSR), etc
          But I don't think they have Korean one yet Or maybe they do, I have no clue what is supposed to be Korean culture

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Ikekura Marina
            Is this supposed to sound like Korean name, moron?
            >Game has schools based on China, England, Russian(USSR), etc
            Why everyone character has Japanese names with same shit Japan anime cliches about "foreign" people?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Marina
              Is supposed to sound Russian
              >Why everyone character has Japanese names
              Because game was developed primarly for Japanese market
              >with same shit Japan anime cliches about "foreign" people?
              If you ever read a Manhwa you will notice that stereotypes Koreans and Japs have about foreigners aren't that different

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Ikekura Marina
                You don't know how to read or what moron? and marina is a common as frick name in japland too
                >If you ever read a Manhwa you will notice that stereotypes Koreans and Japs have about foreigners aren't that different
                Manhwa is just literally bootleg manga, you fricking moron. Did you think korean invented Dragon ball or some shit, moron?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >If you ever read a Manhwa you will notice that stereotypes Koreans and Japs have about foreigners aren't that different
                lol why manhwa using Japs manga/anime artstyle?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why would they? they are using japanese culture as a cumdump to make money off them and japan clearly loves it since akiba is full of BA advertisement

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I wouldn't be surprised if there was a chance they could get into some legal trouble for it lol

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's developed by Koreans in Korea

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Blue Archive is Japanese in everything (story script, character design, main server focus, etc.) but the main credits.
      If non-Japanese people make a media that's nigh indistinguishable from accurately Japan-made media, that'd entirely be fine with me. I don't like the idea of culture itself being regarded like physical property is -- such thinking led to the BS that is "cultural appropriation" -- but fraudulently marketing something as something else isn't good either. Also the anime and vidya industry in Japan should go back to how they used to be: making Japan-made stuff for the Japanese audiences first, and not try to pander to a "global audience" (Twitter freaks, trannies, anti-degenerates, culture war-obsessed homosexuals, etc).

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Forgot to mention the ironic weebs being a plague too

        > Genshin has 0 presence in Japanese doujin scenes?

        Misinfo as expected in Ganker you trannies are living in your own bubble

        danbooru hosts art that are not solely from the Japanese artists so that's not a good place to gauge how things are in Japan's case.
        Check the comiket instead for instance.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          > Check the comiket instead for instance

          You'll see tons of Genshin cosplayers and merch being displayed. There are actually reports of people complaining that there's just way too many Genshin merchs hijacking their favorite franchises.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I wish I had saved that graph from the comiket 103 in December 2023 but Genshin was pretty much non-existent there unlike your claims
            Maybe some kind anon around these parts will provide the pic.

            >It's another episode where a bunch of neets and third worlders living in the west try to talk about what is popular in japan
            Pro tip: Comiket hasn't been otaku culture for a long time and queues are filled with normies.

            Comiket also sells diverse stuff (such as educational manuals), not just exclusively porn. Still a better place to gauge a franchise's popularity than danbooru lol.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              > non-existent
              umm ok my dude. Takee your eye meds

              > https://www.frontlinejp.net/2023/12/31/comic-market-103-winter-comiket-2023-event-report/

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Just the same shit shameless asiatic copypaste everything from Japan without giving any credit. Young Jap is a fricking disgrace to their country. See Akira Toriyama, the world mourned his death but in Japan, nothing

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What the frick are you talking about? I'm in Japan right now, holding a copy of Jump and every single author comment is about Toriyama. People are clearly mourning.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            https://fortune.com/asia/2024/03/08/akira-toriyama-death-remembered-fans-global-leaders-dragon-ball/
            https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2024/03/9abf9dfa0d2d-foreign-fans-in-tokyo-mourn-loss-of-dragon-ball-creator-toriyama.html
            https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/3254664/fans-mourns-japans-dragon-ball-manga-creator-akira-toriyamas-death-overwhelmed-sadness
            https://www.fox13now.com/entertainment/entertainment-world-leaders-mourn-akira-toriyama
            Let see something like this in japan then?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >if the Japanese themselves don't hit the anglo news, or mourn the same way gaijins do, that means they don't care.
              The death of Akira Toriyama was literally announced by the Cabinet itself, which is a pretty big deal
              The town of Kiyosu where resided Toriyama also commemorated his death
              >https://www.yomiuri.co.jp/local/aichi/news/20240127-OYTNT50299/
              >https://www.city.kiyosu.aichi.jp/shisei_joho/sisei20shuunen/index.html
              There were 20 mangakas leaving mourning notes in one recent Shonen Jump volume
              >https://mainichi.jp/articles/20240325/k00/00m/200/229000c

              > non-existent
              umm ok my dude. Takee your eye meds

              > https://www.frontlinejp.net/2023/12/31/comic-market-103-winter-comiket-2023-event-report/

              That's not the proof of your claim from earlier though. It says nothing as such.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                > That's not the proof of your claim from earlier though. It says nothing as such.

                You really have no counter argument in here. How about you provide proof instead of moving the goal post. Admit your L.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >How about you provide proof instead of moving the goal post
                I didn't move the goalpost, I just said that your claim of Genshin being absurdely huge in Comiket is untrue.
                I also ended up finding the (translated) graph of Comiket C103 Winter that I mentioned earlier, in the archives.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                So you just spent like 1 hour looking for this particular image because you got salty which leads you to disprove what you previously said kek

                > I wish I had saved that graph from the comiket 103 in December 2023 but Genshin was pretty much non-existent there unlike your claims

                > but Genshin was pretty much non-existent

                > non-existent

                Genshin being at #9 and below Detective Conan which is actually pretty good considering how it's a foreign game and new IP that released 4 years ago.

                It's already competing against mainstream hits like Kantai collection and Detective Conan lmao

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I forgot to mention Star Rail as well since I don't play the game. the fact that both mihoyo's games are competing against mainstream Japan hits like Demon slayer and FF, Mobile Suit is already a huge accomplishment and yet people pretend as if the game is non-existent in Japan lmao

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I was actually away in the meantime though, but I guess whatever floats your boat when it comes to projecting your anger for being proven that Genshin is not the behemoth you made it out to be.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, right, you say all that now because you just got your ass beaten after I compelled you to look for proof, which you did for an hour, only for it to disprove what you previously said. Take this as a lesson.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                my bad I should have prioritized your self-centered ass and delusions over doing errands

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They really wish they were.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ESG shit claims another victim.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Weren't you tendies calling genshin censored slop? Oh and your mods constantly banning the SUCCESSFUL Genshin Impact threads?

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sony has spend the past years localizing (censoring) their japanese games for a western audience.
    I don't blame them for losing trusts in something that has betrayed them so many times in the past.
    If something Korea is the only hope we have for the industry to be good again.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sony, Square Enix, Bamco, SEGA, Atlus, Koei Tecmo... LITERALLY every single big Japanese companies are adhering to global standards. There's not a single one that's not. Some AA like Vanillaware and INticreates are fine FOR NOW, but who knows in the near future.

      Japs don't care about being japs anymore. they just want to suck american wiener for the mythical modern audience and more sales, not realizing that people like their stuff because they're japanese.

      same with anime nowadays that are mostly censored except for the blatant hardcore ecchi like MahoAko. casual fanservice is totally dead because they want to abide foreign streaming (china) regulation.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >MahoAko
        Scared to do anything with alice but I guess the problem from source material. Still if not cucked anime could go all out.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sony and jap pblishers war on anything for otaku or males. Surprised when it happens. What's funny in inside they know this that's why you see all these gacha with sexy e-girls but they don't want to do it in consoles for some reason they also still sell all sexy merchandise.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Surprised when it happens
      it's the west's fault as always
      ~~*payment processors*~~ even forced dlsite to rename all its tags

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I read that banks don't allow new eroge companies to open accounts or some shit. Not sure if true. Laws always ban new things but I don't see laws to allow new tings.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Western audiences
    to be honest, no one should care about western audiences. least of all ~~*modern sensibilities*~~

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Even anime is getting fricked because of this global appeal mindset, like the current re:zero changes.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What changes?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        NTA but making designs less skimpy for "international standards". The usual kind of western mind-poison bullshit.
        https://boundingintocomics.com/2024/03/25/rezero-anime-character-designer-confirms-liliana-and-capella-censored-in-season-3-due-to-international-standards-the-field-is-doing-its-best-to-deliver-the-best-possible-product-under-the-many/
        I had a conspiracy theory a couple years ago that at least one western country has adopted some sort of phantom restrictions on media that aren't immediate public knowledge. With more and more Japanese media making vague references to "international standards" as a reason for toning sexo down, I'm only feeling more sure of this theory.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          So it has finally begun... I cannot put into words how much I despise Westoid hypocrisy, puritanism, and moral grandstanding. A plague upon the world, and it pisses me off how everyone bows down to it. The Japs should make the content for themselves and frick everyone else.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          DEATH TO "INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS"

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          And we all know which country that is, thanks commiefornia.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >boundingintocomics
          so who's to blame for the anime censorship pre 2016?

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is here maybe a game dev present?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      not doxxing myself. sorry bucko

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's no problem, can I still ask you?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Still here my friend?
        Would you tell me your opinion about it or not?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Can you pls respond

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's a bit bad you don't answer, I would like to ask you something about tech...

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Would it ok for a private irc chat?
        I would then briefly open a channel.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Otakus preferring to play games that are easy as shit and full of waifus to empty their balls.
    This makes perfect sense to me.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    uh huh?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The same excuse genshitters use will be used here.
      "Uhhhh Japan doesn't matter, ok?"

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How is FGO still #1, why do Japs always have terminal shit taste?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if nikke is apparently so successful in japan how does it have so little doujins and fan art compared to other gachas? why does blue archive btfo it in that aspect?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >if nikke is apparently so successful in japan how does it have so little doujins and fan art compared to other gachas?
        Because Nikke is barely one year old. Blue Archive didn't explode in popularity until its second year. Genshin porn is carried by Western content creators
        Currently, Nikke tag in pixiv has 25k non AI fanart which is not bad and got a lot of doujins in c102 and c103 but most of them didn't get scanned. Elegg got two doujins one week after her banner

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          if nikke is apparently so successful in japan how does it have so little doujins and fan art compared to other gachas? why does blue archive btfo it in that aspect?

          It's simpler than that. The more sex appeal a series has, the fewer doujinshi it gets. Less drive to create. Applies since forever.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Dragon Quest walk beating Pogo is insane

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Source of image?

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Blue Archive is a korean game. Genshin is a chinese game.

    How can the Japanese due to decades of incompetence yielded their market to foreign countries. Japanese mentality of not caring for global audience is now blowing hard in their faces.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      See

      uh huh?

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I actually have been finding FF7 Rebirth immensely fun. Barret and Tifa feel absolutely amazing to play.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >It's another episode where a bunch of neets and third worlders living in the west try to talk about what is popular in japan
    Pro tip: Comiket hasn't been otaku culture for a long time and queues are filled with normies.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Comiket hasn't been otaku culture for a long time and queues are filled with normies
      This, Comiket is just corpo advestising festival now. Even Wonderfest is still about otaku culture

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    wouldnt be surprised if by next year akira toryiamas death becomes a national holiday and day off in 3rd world countries like mexico and malyasia

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      At least he got million of people to remember him, now let see your asiaticshit do the same then?

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    genshin is a fujohomosexual game so yeah the otaku don't care; star rail is the game for hagchads

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >hsr 2.1 is all about a literal male sex slave
      >meanwhile recent banners in genshin since Furina have been new females

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The recent flop, Final Fantasy Rebirth, shows that Japanese audiences don't care about games made with Western audiences in mind
    we've been here already back in 2010

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was surprised to learn that Genshin has become more popular than the whole Zelda franchise.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shhhh

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i'd play FF or japanese games if they weren't so fricking autistic
    characters are like a different breed of humans running on pure high octane cringe

    and the gameplay consists of either JRPG bullshit with fight/defend/item/run options or the most bare bones open world controls like we're in the 90s

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >if they weren't so fricking autistic
      >characters are like a different breed of humans running on pure high octane cringe
      homie, i could say the same about BA and Genshin which is just stereotype anime cliches too.
      >and the gameplay consists of either JRPG bullshit with fight/defend/item/run options or the most bare bones open world controls like we're in the 90s
      BA is literal a auto battler grindfest and Genshin is just musou dynasty warrior with RNG grind

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Genshin is just musou dynasty warrior
        why do they allow morons to access the internet?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Feel free to prove me wrong, well at least musou shit has combos and some movesets which is already better than genshin lol

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >70+ characters
            >7 elements that react with each other X 3 ways to attack X team of 4 members
            >no combos
            but anyway, the 2 games look nothing alike

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Dynasty warrior
              70+ characters
              >7 elements that react with each other X 3 ways to attack
              Dynasty warrior has 70 weapons something with separate movesets and different combos
              >X team of 4 members
              You can swap team of 4 member in Dynasty warrior
              Yeah, lol. The thing is they are just the same shit, mindlessly attacking mindless mobs with simple combo then press MUSOU or ULTIMATE whatever, the different is genshin is a never ending RNG grind

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Is this webm supposed to show us the "complicated" air juggling combo of Genshin?
              pffffffffffffffff

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Looks terrible.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                because it's not the most optimal way of playing
                but it's just proof that you can play that way if you so wish

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                honestly more fun juggling abilities would make the game's combat solid 8/10 but instead they decided to make the game's meta about nothing but the same DPS checks forever because it needs to be playable by mashing ching chongs on their iphone

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                true, phones bottleneck the game hard but they also bring in money from chinks

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, but you play the game for atmosphere more than anything else
                I think it's better to consider Genshin a colectathon rather than an "action RPG" or the like because the best part of the game is wandering around the environments picking up goodies.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                every gacha game would be better if it didnt have dps checks. it makes every gacha a slog because theres no creative encounters, and the battles that are creative are tedious because youll lack certain units for a specific thing that the event is circled around

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I play Genshin and this webm makes the battle system look even worse
              you accept it is just skills spam and no different than most other auto battler games except there is no auto option
              just enjoy the exploration which is the thing that separates Genshin from the rest

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                maybe after AR 50

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We need /gcs/, subreddit for gachashit and bait
    Gachashit is a different race in a different market from the beginning

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >FF7 Rebirth
    >made with Japanese audiences in mind

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It doesn't matter because westernized and censored games like every capcom game in recent memory, Guilty Gear Strive and Granblue Relink are doing really well with the SJW west. Go woke go rich.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have no reason to go back to Japan anymore. Solo Leveling and Blue Archive? Its over already. Nexon is the crown israeliteel of Korea. When is the last time Japan appealed to heterosexual white men?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Anime is for normalgays now. Western companies are investing millions in anime production because they know kids these days only watch hero academia and jjk. There was just one article about WB wanting its own Suicide Squad anime.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >now

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >another asiatic/chink butthurt thread #4958202854063710

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Genshin doesn't get any doujins compared to the rest cause the game is way too mild with its character designs.
    Porn artists need to exaggerate every female design in order to get something porn-worthy out of it.
    >every art of Raiden Shogun has her with massive breasts and fat ass
    >meanwhile in the game
    That and the target audience for Genshin is super young - like mostly underage. Even BA zoomers are older.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Genshin does not have enough (You) pandering for straight men. I doubt it will ever take off with extreme otaku. Its a normalgay game

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's teeanger fujo game and chink game. Most of my normalgays friends have dropped it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      art of Raiden Shogun has her with massive breasts and fat ass
      Porn artists do this with literally every character ever. Most of them can only draw one body type, so they learn how to draw the body that makes the Black personbrained coomers open their wallets; cartoonishly oversized asses and breasts to the point where they resemble inflatable sex dolls more than women.
      If you truly love her, than you want her to be on-model.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Mogged by Hanya

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    korea won
    (they still can't make good offline games)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >they still can't make good offline games
      Offline games don't have a future outside of indie studios.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's why korea is a soulless, consumerist country. They've only made mmorpgs since the dawn of time then shifted to mobile where the cash flows. You can't name a single korean SP game besides Lies of P

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Rebirth was the highest selling PS5 game in Japan for the month of Febuary despite it releasing on the last day of the month.
    It's the second highest selling PS5 exclusive in Japan after FFXVI.
    We only know physical copies solid. 300,000 physical copies in Japan is typically unheard of. To put it in perspective, Elden Ring is one of the most commercially successful games to come put in the last 5 years at 22,000,000 copies. Yet across all sources: Physical, Digitial, multple consoles and PC: Elden Ring only sold a combined 1,000,000 copies in Japn since release.
    And to move away from video games for a moment: Godzilla Minus One has become one of Japan's most commercially successful movies of all time relative to the time of release, and that only did about 20,000,000 in Japan, not even doubling it's budget, while most of it's profit came from over seas.
    In fact most Japanese movies don't even break 200,000,000. The few that did are mostly Ghibli films, with Demon Slayer being a freak accident.

    This should give you a pretty good indicator just how insignificant the Japanese audience size is for Media. Numbers we deem as colossal failures in the states and Europe are critical successes over there.
    It's almost like a country smaller than California with an aging population doesn't consume as much new media as bigger countries.

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Real talk, can Japan be saved?
    While I would not classify their releases this year as "woke" and think they're very good overall, it does feel like the cracks are beginning to show. I fear that by 2030 their big games will be interchangeable with westoid slop...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Japan is always slow to catch up to the west's fads, but they do catch up.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They’re taking money from western investors and probably Blackrock. Pretty sure its over buddy

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >While I would not classify their releases this year as "woke" and think they're very good overall
      Then you're dead wrong. Ugly females or rewritten events to be politically correct, censorship and adding black npcs everywhere.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Capcom and Square Enix may as well be Western already. Once their talent finally gets fed up and leaves and they begin outsourcing to India and China, they'll be done for.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Big AAA companies are finished in Japan. I have enjoyed more Japanese games from dlsite instead of from those clowns

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Unironically no. really. it's not possible. they're against multi-trillion dollar giant corporations that own every global market. as long as japanese companies desire to go global (they do), then they can't be saved. I've lost hope and starting to fall out of love with japanese games... it's really saddening, but this is reality.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no

      Sony, Square Enix, Bamco, SEGA, Atlus, Koei Tecmo... LITERALLY every single big Japanese companies are adhering to global standards. There's not a single one that's not. Some AA like Vanillaware and INticreates are fine FOR NOW, but who knows in the near future.

      Japs don't care about being japs anymore. they just want to suck american wiener for the mythical modern audience and more sales, not realizing that people like their stuff because they're japanese.

      same with anime nowadays that are mostly censored except for the blatant hardcore ecchi like MahoAko. casual fanservice is totally dead because they want to abide foreign streaming (china) regulation.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Japan companies like Sony, capcom or square enix betraying Japanese for cheap west money.
      >Chink companies like tencent, mihoyo Yostar raping their otaku culture
      They are fricked.

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    And the latest Vision of Mana trailer (JP) use English dub

    Japanese companies don't care about Japanese anymore.
    it's really over.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Why English? Are there no Japanese companies that appeal to Japan anymore?
      Damn, I feel that.

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Final Fantasy Rebirth, shows that Japanese audiences don't care about games made with Western audiences in mind
    Good
    >Meanwhile, both Blue Archive and Genshin are capturing all the otaku audience and becoming more popular in Japan.
    GOOD but also bad because they're gachashit

    Whatever it takes to make Japanese companies stop appealing to ~~*western values*~~ and go back to their roots.

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Final Fantasy
    >otaku
    what

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are Otaku becoming Otakuier? Since Otaku shit has become normier?

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's cute seeing genshit Black folk talk about things they think they understand.

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Blue archive is a game made for the lowest denominator of otakus
    Nexon pays fan artists to draw porn, which is why their doujinshi numbers are so high
    The characters are one-dimensional, the story is a boring SOL slop with no stakes, and the game has already peaked and going on a downward trajectory after vol F.
    If you are considering playing a new gacha, I recommend genshin or honkai star rail

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    love when braindead genturds try shilling their shitty baby game made for morons.

    you have zero presence in comiket. you will never be otaku. you are fortnite for ironic weebs. cope and seethe.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >you have zero presence in comiket

      Literally every hentai sites says otherwise. At least try to make your bullshit believable.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        moron

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What is the goal or purpose of these asiatics and chinks shilling chinese and korean gachas, games and media and shitposting/doomposting about Japanese games being shit and woke all the time on Ganker lately

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No one wants to talk about their phone shit so they have to attack others.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's just a fact that all of japan's media is already woke by following western. Chink's games are woke by chinks. asiatic's are safe for now but it's only a matter of when.

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Mihoyo
    >Otaku
    nice one chang.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      your point?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Chinks can't be otakus, they are woketards using anime, like the average blizzcuck.
        Same reason why BA, even dominating comiket and otaku circles still get hate,ol because nips still hate asiatics.
        Only Japanese can be otaku, the rest are gaijings, asiatics and dog eaters.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          chinks are woke?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Their top shows are melodramas with male gay sex
            More than the USA, chinks only use the anime/otaku card to fool ironic weebs and promote homosexuality.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              i don't believe you

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Tokyo is filled with Indians and Nigerians. Nips are the most woke of them all.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Japan got nuked and surrendered unconditionally lol. As a result gaijin can do whatever they want in Japan. Japan gives me visa free entry.

  48. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine thinking gacha games are good in any way possible, absolute fricking sheep, I'd rather do anything else

  49. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Chinese have such an inferiority complex against Japanese it's hilarious. They boast about their video game scene and when you look at it, it's nothing but gachaslop and souls copycats. Chinese are pathetic, they are completely incapable of original thought. Japan banzai.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Japan's culture language and ideologies are all copied from China

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And it's just the western weebs who seem to be in denial of that. Japs themselves may disagree with chinaman politics but understand that historically they're basically one culture

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      there hasn't been an original japanese game in my recent memory
      it's either a reskinned jrpg, an anime fighter game, or a remake of an old title

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