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Ni no Kuni did what we hate in modern things Japan......little kid obsession.

#1Bayonetta_Posted 12/6/2012 6:12:39 AM
I mean come on, I've seen Ghibli films with mature themes and older lead characters back in the day. This "Let's make everybody 12 year old kids" trend in Japan is starting to really get under my skin. They are pushing away everybody except mindless otaku who buy anything Anime related.

We could have easily had a badass looking anime game like this from Ghibil.
http://www.push-start.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Ghibli_San.jpg
#2Sand_FlarePosted 12/6/2012 6:14:14 AM
This topic is new and original.
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#3DragoonGriffithPosted 12/6/2012 6:15:31 AM
How many protagonists in a JRPG are actually 12 or under? Hmm? Think about it.

Anyway, Oliver is 13.
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#4Devilman_AmonPosted 12/6/2012 6:23:05 AM
Your new name is Boobanetta_
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#5killakPosted 12/6/2012 6:28:16 AM
I'd be more concerned with the fact that you're so focused on the fact that it's a kid.

Kids have magicial adventures, so the kid protagonist, suits.
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#6SkittyOnWailordPosted 12/6/2012 6:28:43 AM
*Looks up game*

A loli game without actual lolis? Are you saying you wanted it to have more nudity TC?
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#7Seifer_usPosted 12/6/2012 6:29:18 AM
Japan has always idolized youth. It has been this way since the 80's and is in no way a "modern" thing.

Many magical adventure stories feature children. Harry Potter for example? Narnia? Alice in Wonderland? Children have a sense of wonder about the world that many adults have lost. As a storytelling tool, it's much easier to convey a sense of wonder to your audience by telling the story through a child's eyes. This is common in ALL cultures.

Princess Mononoke is a great film, but it's hardly representative of the entire Ghibli canon, which is composed heavily of young children. Your argument is rather flimsy.
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#8Sheria_KPosted 12/6/2012 6:33:58 AM(edited)
I actually really like playing as a teen, I like teen animes as well, especially the highschool slice of life. The main character of NNK is too young for my tastes though in a main character, give me an angsty 16/17 year old any day of the week.
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#9Seifer_usPosted 12/6/2012 6:37:08 AM
Sheria_K posted...
I actually really like playing as a teen, I like teen animes as well, especially the highschool slice of life. The main character of NNK is too young for my tastes though in a main character, give me an angsty 16/17 year old any day of the week.


Surely you're still a teen yourself then, are you not? That's really the only period in my life when I can remember liking anything that involved teenagers.
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#10majin nemesisPosted 12/6/2012 6:42:50 AM
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