I live in the Midwest, US so there's not a lot of people here who speak Japanese to keep it up the ole fashioned way (of actually talking to people). I'm going to use anime to keep it in my ear, and my friend is learning also, so we'll be able to talk to each other.
But I'm wondering if anyone knows of a site where I can find rpgs and VN in Japanese? Paying for them is not an issue but if you know of free Japanese VNs and games that is good too. I figured if anyone could help with this it would be the Lemma Soft Community One particular game I am looking for is Final Fantasy VII for either playstation or computer. Only Advent Children is coming up in the Google search and it is starting to really irritate me. It doesn't matter if it's console or computer, either is good.
I really appreciate it!
Edit: ah I found one site that looks promising, well my friend did lol. So now I am also wondering (and this may sound completely stupid, but I'll never know if I don't ask) if anyone here knows if I can purchase a Japanese 360 and have it shipped to the US? I only wonder because I don't see why they would make two different game consoles if anyone could just have the Japanese console shipped to them. Some games are regioned locked and only plays on the Japanese console. It makes me want to cry
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You can, it's just a big pain, so most people don't bother doing it. (And most people are put off by the idea of having to pay for the console twice.)if anyone here knows if I can purchase a Japanese 360 and have it shipped to the US? I only wonder because I don't see why they would make two different game consoles if anyone could just have the Japanese console shipped to them.
With some consoles and some countries you have to buy extra equipment to deal with differences in electricity supply as well, so it's worth reading up on the particulars.
A quick websearch shows that play-asia.com has japanese 360s that they'll ship to the US, should have plenty of games too. That's not the only such site, just the first one I saw.
There are quite a few retailers which will help you import console games. Play Asia is one reliable site. I checked it a moment ago, and saw that it's selling FF7 for a Japanese Playstation for $35 or $42, depending which version you want. The site also sells Japan region Xbox 360 consoles for $280 and up. Always make sure to check the features before you spend that much... See http://www.play-asia.com/Xbox_360_Arcad ... -3yhx.htmlLadyAvori wrote:But I'm wondering if anyone knows of a site where I can find rpgs and VN in Japanese? ...One particular game I am looking for is Final Fantasy VII for either playstation or computer...
Importing Windows games is surprisingly tough. J-List and Palet Web (beware, both have some NSFW content!) carry a few. If you're dedicated enough to search for a specific import PC game, then be sure to read this guide: http://www.relentlessness.com/blog/2010 ... ne-stores/
As you said, it's wise to make sure any game you purchase will work with your television and system. Among recent consoles, only a few are region free. Original DS games work on any DS system. All but one UMD game will work on any of the first three models of the PSP. And I believe all PS3 games on discs are region free.
And I did finally find Final Fantasy 7 import. Then I found out that Final Fantasy International is the Japanese version I really want, so my Birthday is coming soon and I get to get it.
@papillon: Yea buying another XBox 360 is more like wishful thinking then anything else. At least a Japanese version anyway. Maybe it's something I will save for if I REALLY want those games. But I will settle for Region Free games. I just couldn't believe there would be two types of 360s if some of the Japanese games can be played on a US system anyway. It was just weird to find out.
Jdorama.com seems to be a good resource for learning about this category of entertainment. And if you want to watch legit streaming dramas, be sure to give Crunchyroll a try. Here are their forums -- hopefully they can help you find a good show to get started: http://www.jdorama.com/viewforum.2.htm& ... ba18ab14fd and http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumcategory-4/dramaLadyAvori wrote:...I have only seen anime from japan, not any live action, so I don't know what would be good to see. I would hate to see a few bad movies that ruins them for me...
For something more modern, you could look into The Makioka Sisters or some of Shunji Iwai's films (which are gorgeously shot but tend to be aimed at younger audiences).
If you don't mind buying used games, you'll save a bundle of money by scouring eBay (but be mindful of shipping costs). I've had good experiences with Hit-Japan, although their Final Fantasy prices are a bit higher than what you might find elsewhere.But I'm wondering if anyone knows of a site where I can find rpgs and VN in Japanese?
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