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Japanese Vita Download Charts (11/25 to 12/1)

Dienstag, 3. Dezember, 2013

Japanese Vita Downloads Nov 25th to Dec 1st

Japanese Vita Download Charts (11/18 to 11/24)

Dienstag, 26. November, 2013

Japanese Vita Downloads Nov 18th to 24th

Japanese Vita Download Charts (11/11 to 11/17)

Dienstag, 19. November, 2013

Japanese Vita Downloads Nov 11th to 17th

Japanese Vita Download Charts (11/4 to 11/10)

Dienstag, 12. November, 2013

Japanese Vita Downloads Nov 4th to 10th

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Toki o kakeru shōjo) Part 7: The Anime in the Age of the Visual Novel

Mittwoch, 6. November, 2013

Warning! This article contains spoilers for HOSODA Mamoru’s The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Glory of Heracles III, YU-NO, Mother and World Destruction/Sands of Destruction.

The third movie adaptation of TSUTSUI’s novel from 2006 was the first to get some recognition in the West, thanks to it being an anime. It was also a sequel rather than a remake like the second movie, with Kazuko’s niece Makoto becoming the new heroine. The fourth movie from 2010 returns to the live action format but follows the anime’s sequel approach and had Kazuko’s daughter become the next heroine. In HOSODA’s anime, Kazuko is apparently still single and works in a museum, taking Mr. FUKUSHIMA’s function of explaining the strange power to the young girl.

Again we find the heroine in a triangle relationship with two boys, Kōsuke and Chiaki. They’re 17, one year older than the characters in the first movie who were in turn one year older than in the novel. They play baseball instead of basketball and start out as inseparable, as they were in the novel.

I won’t do a detailed analysis for this movie and instead again recommend you watch it for yourself. As opposed to the other versions it is widely available, I even caught it on local TV. What I’m going to do is I will pick up a few core elements of the narrative and put them into our larger context of video games influenced by TSUTSUI’s story.

If you compare this 2006 movie to previous versions the most notable difference is how Makoto is using the power. Kazuko hardly used it at all, wanted to get rid of it and be normal again. Makoto on the other hand finds plenty of uses for it and alters time to her liking, something which the original novel warned about, even claimed it were impossible.

Another notable difference is the nature of the accident. In the original Kazuko and Gorō were careless but still followed traffic rules when they were trying to cross the street as pedestrians. The reckless truck, while appearing similar to Gorō, was an outside force that almost killed the two. Makoto on the other hand is alone, on the street riding her bike and it’s her broken brakes that endanger her life. She is going too fast and is unable to stop, as opposed to the speeding male truck in the original.

Gorō’s new version Kōsuke becomes part of the same accident though when he borrows Makoto’s bike and rides it with his new girlfriend. Again it is Makoto’s responsibility but it isn’t even her who is injured but the girl she helped to get together with Kōsuke. These changes reflect the changes in society, Makoto is a more confident and emancipated girl than Kazuko was, not afraid to use the power and an active participant of street traffic.

But the heavy rewinding and branching of time lines also reflects certain new game genres, something which might have influenced HOSODA and his script writer OKUDERA, who later demonstrated an interest and deep understanding of video games in their 2009 movie Summer Wars.

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When TSUTSUI originally published his novel in 1965, video games didn’t even exist. Still, his story was a prophetic description of game structure: Die, but return to an earlier point in time where you still live, retaining knowledge of what will cause your death. In games we have restart and save points and in a way the player’s experience is similar to that of Kazuko when she escapes death in a likewise manner.

But this kind of “time travel” is usually only part of the player’s meta plane, not of the game’s narrative. When you restart from a save point the game hero isn’t aware he’s doing things again for the umpteenth time. Yet there are games that bring this player experience explicitly into the game world. A prime example would be Ico, in which you save by taking a nap on stone banks. If you die, it will be a dream of the future the hero had and the knowledge of which he can use to avoid it the next time.

Ico incorporates this aspect into its game narrative beautifully but it wasn’t the first to do so. Mother also interpreted the events leading to the game over as a bad dream when you decide to restart from an earlier save. But Mother being a Dragon Quest type of RPG, it included an even better option. Return to the place where you last saved but retain experience and items you picked up. Glory of Heracles III also is a member of the Dragon Quest school of RPGs and since your heroes are immortal they can restart from save points without losing anything, not even money.

NOJIMA admitted to using motifs from The Girl Who Leapt Through Time in Final Fantasy VII, but he also already connected the novel with video game narratives in Glory of Heracles III. This is a major spoiler but a certain catastrophe is undone in this game by means of time travel. NOJIMA must have felt that TSUTSUI’s story was a perfect fit for video games and ITOI might have too, as it wouldn’t be surprising if certain shared motifs in Mother originated in TSUTSUI’s story also.

Despite all the inspiration NOJIMA takes from TSUTSUI, the time travel aspect itself he rarely uses explicitly. Final Fantasy VIII is one of the few examples, also showing NOJIMA’s particular interpretation of video games as time machines. Squall and his party several times find themselves in the past, taking over the bodies of his father Lagoona and his party. But they aren’t able to change anything, only experience the past events. This stays true to the explanation of TSUTSUI’s Kazuo, that history cannot be changed. Yet learning from his father’s history, Squall can make his own decisions in the yet unwritten future.

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Japanese Vita Download Charts (10/28 to 11/3)

Dienstag, 5. November, 2013

Japanese Vita Downloads Oct 28th to Nov 3rd

Place Last Title Publisher Release date Price
1. Gundam Breaker (PS Vita) Shokai tokuten-tsuki Bandai Namco Games 2013/10/31 ¥6280
2. 1. Jikkyō Powerful Yakyū 2013 Konami 2013/10/24 ¥3480
3. Chō-jijigen Game Neptune Re;Birth1 Idea Factory 2013/10/31 ¥5300
4. 2. Sangoku Musō 2 with Mōshō-den HD Version Koei Tecmo Games 2013/10/24 ¥3000
5. 5. Persona 4 The Golden Index (Atlus) 2012/06/14 ¥4980
6. 17. Urban Trial Freestyle TATE MULTIMEDIA S.A 2012/08/29 ¥1000
7. 3. Sangoku Musō 2 Empires HD Version Koei Tecmo Games 2013/10/24 ¥2700
8. 4. Dangan Ronpa 1 ・ 2 Reload Spike Chunsoft 2013/10/10 ¥4700
9. 7. Musō OROCHI 2 Ultimate (Shokai tokuten-tsuki) Kōei Tecmo Games 2013/09/26 ¥5400
10. 8. torne (torune)™ PlayStation®Vita Sony Computer Entertainment 2012/12/20 ¥800
11. 6. Saka-tsuku Pro Soccer Club wo tsukurou! Sōkikō… Sega 2013/10/10 ¥6500
12. 10. Minna no GOLF 6 PlayStation®Vita the Best Sony Computer Entertainment 2013/10/10 ¥2310
13. 9. KILLZONE: MERCENARY Sony Computer Entertainment 2013/09/05 ¥3900
14. 13. Need for Speed Most Wanted Electronic Arts 2012/11/15 ¥2415
15. 11. Eiyū densetsu Sen no kiseki Nihon Falcom 2013/09/26 ¥6200
16. 14. Let’s Try Bass Fishing FISH ON NEXT Kadokawa Games 2012/03/29 ¥800
17. 20. BLAZBLUE CONTINUUM SHIFT EXTEND Arc System Works 2011/12/17 ¥2500
18. 18. Shinobi-dō 2 Sange PlayStation®Vita the Best Spike Chunsoft 2013/10/10 ¥3990
19. 12. FIFA 14 Worldclass Soccer Electronic Arts 2013/10/17 ¥4725
20. Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassi… Square Enix 2012/12/20 ¥2940

Quelle: PSN

Japanese Vita Download Charts (10/21 to 10/27)

Dienstag, 29. Oktober, 2013

Japanese Vita Downloads Oct 21st to Oct 27th

Place Last Title Publisher Release date Price
1. Jikkyō Powerful Yakyū 2013 Konami 2013/10/24 ¥3480
2. Sangoku Musō 2 with Mōshō-den HD Version Koei Tecmo Games 2013/10/24 ¥3000
3. Sangoku Musō 2 Empires HD Version Koei Tecmo Games 2013/10/24 ¥2700
4. 2. Dangan Ronpa 1 ・ 2 Reload Spike Chunsoft 2013/10/10 ¥4700
5. 3. Persona 4 The Golden Index (Atlus) 2012/06/14 ¥4980
6. 1. Saka-tsuku Pro Soccer Club wo tsukurou! Sōkikō… Sega 2013/10/10 ¥6500
7. 4. Musō OROCHI 2 Ultimate (Shokai tokuten-tsuki) Kōei Tecmo Games 2013/09/26 ¥5400
8. 5. torne (torune)™ PlayStation®Vita Sony Computer Entertainment 2012/12/20 ¥800
9. 9. KILLZONE: MERCENARY Sony Computer Entertainment 2013/09/05 ¥3900
10. 7. Minna no GOLF 6 PlayStation®Vita the Best Sony Computer Entertainment 2013/10/10 ¥2310
11. 6. Eiyū densetsu Sen no kiseki Nihon Falcom 2013/09/26 ¥6200
12. 11. FIFA 14 Worldclass Soccer Electronic Arts 2013/10/17 ¥4725
13. 20. Need for Speed Most Wanted Electronic Arts 2012/11/15 ¥2415
14. 8. Let’s Try Bass Fishing FISH ON NEXT Kadokawa Games 2012/03/29 ¥800
15. 13. SOUL SACRIFICE (sōru sakurifaisu) P… Sony Computer Entertainment 2013/10/10 ¥2940
16. 14. GRAVITY DAZE/Chūryoku-teki memai: Jōsō he no kikan ni o… Sony Computer Entertainment 2013/04/25 ¥2940
17. 10. Urban Trial Freestyle TATE MULTIMEDIA S.A 2012/08/29 ¥1000
18. 17. Shinobi-dō 2 Sange PlayStation®Vita the Best Spike Chunsoft 2013/10/10 ¥3990
19. 18. Majan kakutō club Shinsei zenkoku taisen-ban PlayStation®Vit… Konami Digital Entertainment 2013/10/10 ¥2480
20. BLAZBLUE CONTINUUM SHIFT EXTEND Arc System Works 2011/12/17 ¥2500

Quelle: PSN

Japanese Vita Download Charts (10/14 to 10/20)

Dienstag, 22. Oktober, 2013

Japanese Vita Downloads Oct 14th to Oct 20th

Place Last Title Publisher Release date Price
1. 1. Saka-tsuku Pro Soccer Club wo tsukurou! Sōkikō… Sega 2013/10/10 ¥6500
2. 2. Dangan Ronpa 1 ・ 2 Reload Spike Chunsoft 2013/10/10 ¥4700
3. 6. Persona 4 The Golden Index (Atlus) 2012/06/14 ¥4980
4. 3. Musō OROCHI 2 Ultimate (Shokai tokuten-tsuki) Kōei Tecmo Games 2013/09/26 ¥5400
5. 4. torne (torune)™ PlayStation®Vita Sony Computer Entertainment 2012/12/20 ¥800
6. 5. Eiyū densetsu Sen no kiseki Nihon Falcom 2013/09/26 ¥6200
7. 7. Minna no GOLF 6 PlayStation®Vita the Best Sony Computer Entertainment 2013/10/10 ¥2310
8. 8. Let’s Try Bass Fishing FISH ON NEXT Kadokawa Games 2012/03/29 ¥800
9. 10. KILLZONE: MERCENARY Sony Computer Entertainment 2013/09/05 ¥3900
10. 11. Urban Trial Freestyle TATE MULTIMEDIA S.A 2012/08/29 ¥1000
11. FIFA 14 Worldclass Soccer Electronic Arts 2013/10/17 ¥4725
12. 9. Getsuei gakuen -kou- Arc System Works 2013/10/10 ¥4800
13. 12. SOUL SACRIFICE (sōru sakurifaisu) P… Sony Computer Entertainment 2013/10/10 ¥2940
14. 16. GRAVITY DAZE/Chūryoku-teki memai: Jōsō he no kikan ni o… Sony Computer Entertainment 2013/04/25 ¥2940
15. 13. Slotter Mania V Gakuen mokushiroku HIGHSCHOOL OF… Dorasu 2013/10/10 ¥5040
16. 14. Dream Club ZERO Portable PlayStation®Vit… D3 Publisher 2013/10/10 ¥2940
17. 20. Shinobi-dō 2 Sange PlayStation®Vita the Best Spike Chunsoft 2013/10/10 ¥3990
18. 15. Majan kakutō club Shinsei zenkoku taisen-ban PlayStation®Vit… Konami Digital Entertainment 2013/10/10 ¥2480
19. 17. Metal Gear Solid HD Edition PlayStation®… Konami Digital Entertainment 2013/10/10 ¥3540
20. Need for Speed Most Wanted Electronic Arts 2012/11/15 ¥2415

Quelle: PSN

Japanese Vita Download Charts (10/7 to 10/13)

Dienstag, 15. Oktober, 2013

Japanese Vita Downloads Oct 7th to Oct 13th

Place Last Title Publisher Release date Price
1. Saka-tsuku Pro Soccer Club wo tsukurou! Sōkikō… Sega 2013/10/10 ¥6500
2. Dangan Ronpa 1 ・ 2 Reload Spike Chunsoft 2013/10/10 ¥4700
3. 2. Musō OROCHI 2 Ultimate (Shokai tokuten-tsuki) Kōei Tecmo Games 2013/09/26 ¥5400
4. 5. torne (torune)™ PlayStation®Vita Sony Computer Entertainment 2012/12/20 ¥800
5. 1. Eiyū densetsu Sen no kiseki Nihon Falcom 2013/09/26 ¥6200
6. 18. Persona 4 The Golden Index (Atlus) 2012/06/14 ¥4980
7. Minna no GOLF 6 PlayStation®Vita the Best Sony Computer Entertainment 2013/10/10 ¥2310
8. Let’s Try Bass Fishing FISH ON NEXT Kadokawa Games 2012/03/29 ¥800
9. Getsuei gakuen -kou- Arc System Works 2013/10/10 ¥4800
10. 4. KILLZONE: MERCENARY Sony Computer Entertainment 2013/09/05 ¥3900
11. 3. Urban Trial Freestyle TATE MULTIMEDIA S.A 2012/08/29 ¥1000
12. SOUL SACRIFICE (sōru sakurifaisu) P… Sony Computer Entertainment 2013/10/10 ¥2940
13. Slotter Mania V Gakuen mokushiroku HIGHSCHOOL OF… Dorasu 2013/10/10 ¥5040
14. Dream Club ZERO Portable PlayStation®Vit… D3 Publisher 2013/10/10 ¥2940
15. Majan kakutō club Shinsei zenkoku taisen-ban PlayStation®Vit… Konami Digital Entertainment 2013/10/10 ¥2480
16. 9. GRAVITY DAZE/Chūryoku-teki memai: Jōsō he no kikan ni o… Sony Computer Entertainment 2013/04/25 ¥2940
17. Metal Gear Solid HD Edition PlayStation®… Konami Digital Entertainment 2013/10/10 ¥3540
18. 7. Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassi… Square Enix 2012/12/20 ¥2940
19. Ys Celceta no jukai PlayStation®Vita the Best Nihon Falcom 2013/10/10 ¥3990
20. Shinobi-dō 2 Sange PlayStation®Vita the Best Spike Chunsoft 2013/10/10 ¥3990

Quelle: PSN

Japanese 3DS eShop Top 25 (9/30 to 10/6)

Mittwoch, 9. Oktober, 2013

Nur im eShop erhältliche Titel


Japanese 3DS eShop Download Only Titles Top 25 Sept 30th to Oct 6th

Weekly Last Recent All-time System Title Publisher Release date Price
1. 2. 5. 8. 3DS Puyopuyo!! Mini version Sega 2012/11/07 ¥300
2. 3. 7. 2. 3DS Pokémon AR Searcher The Pokémon Company 2012/06/23 ¥300
3. 1. 6. 3DS Minna no o-shaberi chat The Location Inc. 2013/07/24 ¥980
4. 5. 8. 3DS Gunman Story Flyhigh Works 2013/05/22 ¥200
5. 4. 9. 6. DSiWare 10 byōsō G-mode 2010/04/28 ¥200
6. 6. 11. 11. VC Super Mario Bros. 3 Nintendo 2013/01/01 ¥500
7. 8. 13. 7. 3DS Chari-sō DX Spicysoft 2012/12/26 ¥600
8. 7. 12. 3DS Denpa ningen no RPG 3 GENIUS SONORITY 2013/08/07 ¥1000
9. 9. 15. 12. 3DS Hitsuji no Shaun 3D Dai-1-kan Nintendo 2013/02/21 ¥100
10. 11. 17. 3DS Majo to yūsha Flyhigh Works 2013/04/17 ¥400
11. 10. 18. 20. 3DS Touch Battle Sensha 3D-2 Silver Star 2013/06/05 ¥500
12. 12. 19. 3DS Mario AND Donkey Kong Mini Mini Carnival Nintendo 2013/07/24 ¥1200
13. 14. 3DS Gekiyaba Runner Flyhigh Works 2013/06/26 ¥300
14. 15. 3DS Soritiba GAME FREAK 2013/07/31 ¥500
15. VC Shining Force Gaiden I Ensei, jashin… Sega 2013/10/02 ¥500
16. DSiWare Shashin de kakutō! Foto Fighter X™ Nintendo 2009/12/16 ¥200
17. 13. 4. VC Super Mario Bros. Nintendo 2012/01/05 ¥500
18. 17. 3DS Jet Coaster wo tsukurou!3D Arc System Works 2013/07/24 ¥800
19. 18. 3DS Colors! 3D Arc System Works 2013/08/21 ¥700
20. 16. 3DS @SIMPLE DL Series Vol. 16 THE … D3 PUBLISHER 2013/09/04 ¥500
21. 22. 17. DSiWare Itsudemo Bomberman® Hudson 2009/10/07 ¥500
22. DSiWare Kami hikōki Hudson 2008/12/24 ¥200
23. 25. 3DS Ōmori! Ikimono-zukuri Creatoy Nintendo 2013/04/10 ¥1200
24. 20. 3DS Tamago daibōken TOM CREATE 2013/04/24 ¥400
25. 23. 3DS ARC STYLE: Yakkyū!!3D Arc System Works 2012/07/11 ¥500

3DS Vollpreisspiele


Japanese 3DS eShop 3DS Card Games Top 25 Sept 30th to Oct 6th

Weekly Last Recent All-time Title Publisher Release date Price
1. 1. 1. 3. Monster Hunter 4 Capcom 2013/09/14 ¥5990
2. 2. 1. Tobidase Dōbutsu no mori Nintendo 2012/11/08 ¥4800
3. 3. 14. Tomodachi Collection Shinseikatsu Nintendo 2013/04/18 ¥4800
4. 6. Mario & Luigi RPG 4 Dream Adventure Nintendo 2013/07/18 ¥4800
5. 4. Super Street Fighter IV 3D E… Capcom 2013/09/19 ¥2000
6. 5. DISNEY MAGIC CASTLE MY HAPPY LIFE Bandai Namco Games 2013/08/01 ¥5480
7. 7. Mario Kart 7 Nintendo 2012/11/01 ¥4800
8. 9. Yōkai Watch Level 5 2013/07/11 ¥4800
9. 11. Fantasy Life LINK! Level 5 2013/07/25 ¥4980
10. 10. New Super Mario Bros. 2 Nintendo 2012/07/28 ¥4800
11. 8. Nobunaga no yabō Koei Tecmo Games 2013/09/19 ¥4500
12. 12. Luigi Mansion 2 Nintendo 2013/03/20 ¥4800
13. 16. 3. MARIO TENNIS OPEN Nintendo 2012/11/01 ¥4800
14. 13. Sangokushi Koei Tecmo Games 2013/09/19 ¥4500
15. 22. Super Mario 3D Land Nintendo 2012/11/01 ¥4800
16. 20. BIOHAZARD THE MERCENARIES 3D Capcom 2012/12/27 ¥2600
17. 19. Gyakuten Saiban 5 Capcom 2013/07/25 ¥5990
18. 15. 2. Zelda no densetsu Toki no okarina 3D Nintendo 2012/11/01 ¥4800
19. 21. WORLD SOCCER Winning Eleven 2013 Konami 2013/07/18 ¥3980
20. 18. 16. Shin-egokoro kyōshitsu Nintendo 2012/09/13 ¥3800
21. 17. Danball Senki W Chō-Custom Level 5 2013/07/18 ¥4000
22. Rhythm kaitō R Kōtei Napoleon no isan Sega 2013/06/27 ¥2600
23. Nekketsu kōha Kunio-kun SP Rantō kyōsō-kyoku Arc System Works 2013/08/08 ¥4500
24. 14. Disney Epic Mickey: Mickey… Spike Chunsoft 2013/09/26 ¥5040
25. Donkey Kong Returns 3D Nintendo 2013/06/13 ¥4800

Dank der Gratisdownloadcodeaktion konnten einige Spiele wie Zelda 3D einen Höhenflug in den aktuellen Charts verbuchen, sind aber gleichzeitig in den wöchentlichen gefallen. Das demonstriert zwei Punkte: 1. Die aktuellen Charts basieren nicht auf Verkäufen, sondern auf allen Downloads, unabhängig davon, ob sie mit Geld bezahlt wurden. 2. Die aktuellen Charts beinhalten höchstwahrscheinlich Verkäufe von Downloadkarten beim lokalen Händler, denn diese werden ebenfalls mit einem Downloadcode heruntergeladen.

Einige günstige Titel, die für die „kauf zwei, krieg eins umsonst“-Aktion genutzt werden können, wie zum Beispiel Rhythm Thief R, haben es in die wöchentlichen Charts geschafft. MH4 kann sich weiter sogar gegen die Gratisspiele behaupten und bleibt auf Nummer 1 der aktuellen Charts vor Zelda 3D.
Quelle: eShop