Justification for buying a Japanese 3DS …

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Hi everyone! So I wanted to write a little post on how I justify buying new consoles, especially Japanese consoles if I already own an American one. I know a lot of people may deem it frivolous and an excessive expense, but hey, I love playing Japanese games and there are just some games that will sadly never hit our shores…

I believe that as long as there are at least 5 games that are exclusive and will most likely never get localized then that is a worthwhile purchase and investment  for me. I also have faith that since we are in the very beginning of the 3ds’s life cycle, there will be many more reasons in the future to buy Japanese import games.

Here is my short list of  7 games :

{I am not including Doubutsu no Mori (Animal Crossing) in this list because it is not exclusive and since I have been dying to get my hands on the the 3DS LL Pack, it does not count hehehe}

Project x Zone :

project_x_zoneThis is one of those games that I really want because it has so many  character from series that I love! Sakura Taisen, Vampire Chronicles, .hack//, Street Fighter and Tales of Vesperia are just some to name a few. Actually the biggest name there that makes me really want this game are the Sakura Taisen Characters. I am a HUGE Sakura Taisen fan and it’s been years since we have seen any of these characters in a new game or otherwise so I really want to be able to play as them in a new game for nostalgia sake…

Project x Zone Official Website

Taiko no Tatsujin: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orbs :


Just like the Sakura Taisen series, Taiko no Tatsujin, is another one of my all time favorite Japanese only series. I have like 6 or 7 different games spanning 3 different consoles! I LOVE my Taiko! I mean, come on! Cute Taiko drums, animated household items, Shibas dancing galore? who wouldst want this? Actually, Its also probably my love for Japanese culture that makes me love this game so much. It reminds me of a super genki matsuri! When I went to Japan several years ago, I had the chance to actually attend two matsuri’s and this game is the epidemy of the spirit of the matsuri! This one is actually different because it’s an RPG! Kawaii-don!

Taiko no Tatsujin 3ds Official Website

Senran Kagura Burst: The Crimson Girls :


Yes, I actually want this. Yes, I’m female and married.  I just like playing games that have tons of female characters in them and this game just looks like a lot of fun. I’m also the type of girl who likes dating sims…. I like playing tokimemo, both the original tokimemos and the girl’s side versions. So these girls in Senran Kagura strip.. or more like you “accidently” strip them with your weapons as you fight. It seems like fun. Yes I’m strange. lol 😀  A bit of ecchiness is good in one’s life once in a while ^.~’  I have not played the original and I don’t want it because this one has an updated FULL version of the first game included ! Two games for the price of one! woot!!!!

Senran Kagura Burst: The Crimson Girls Official Website

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy :


This game is a toss up whether it will actually come out here in the US because it’s by square enix, but if it does not then I will be eventually importing it! It just looks so beautiful! Just like a Final Fantasy game 😀 It has gotten many good reviews too!

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy Official Website

Shin Megami Tensei IV :


I have never played MegaTen games before but I have to say this one looks amazing! It blends in old Japanese history with modern history which I tend to like a lot in stories or series. I am also a huge Persona fan ( Since the original Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment days) so I’m no stranger to the weird world of MegaTen. I doubt this is going to get localized since NONE of the MegaTen games have been, and frankly I don’t see how this will be a first…. I mean who knows, Atlus may prove me wrong!

Shin Megami Tensei IV Official Website

Youkai Watch :


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This game just looks too cute! I am a fan of the Supernatural mystical world that are Youkai Tales of old Japan, so I’ll watch/play anything that has youkai ! I know this game is probably going to be aimed for little kids, most likely shonen but it’s cute! It’s also done by the great company that is Level- 5! it’s gotta be good!

Youkai Watch Official Website

Hatsune Miku and Future Stars: Project Mirai :

hatsune_miku_project_mirai-2My first adventure in to the world that is the popular Hatsune Miku! and in SD form! too cute!~  I’m putting this on the list of the heck of it actually and at the BOTTOM of the list because I actually own this game! I bought it well before I had a 3ds because I had wanted it and I found it on ebay for $40 and who can refuse such cuteness at that price? When I get around to playing it I will post  my thoughts on it!

Hatsune Miku and Future Stars : Project Mirai Official Website



So there you have it folks! My justification for my Japanese 3ds purchase! Anything on this list that you have/like/or want to play?

2 thoughts on “Justification for buying a Japanese 3DS …

    • Hiya! Thanks for reading my blog(which I seriously need to update lol!!) I can read, write and understand some Japanese! I learned it in college and I’m a bit out of touch lol. The good thing is I have exposure in some way shape or form to Japanese every day so it’s good for practice! Even though I can read and write it, it does not actually mean I understand it lol. I can also understand a good amount of spoken Japanese as long as its slow but speaking forget it! I need Japanese friends to practice!!!

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