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The 10 craziest games to ever come out of Japan (NSFW)

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There are a lot of things we should thank Japan for giving us; Manga, Godzilla, and JRPGs to name but a few. But for every great invention it's bestowed upon us, there have also been consequences.They may have gave us Akira, but it's thanks to manga that the rest of the world discovered what 'tentacle porn' was; the old Godzilla movies are kitsch classics that can be watched over and over again, but they're also the reason we saw Matthew Broderick bumbling about in the sacrilegious 1998 remake.

And while the Japanese games industry may have produced the Final Fantasy franchise and the ludicrously brilliant Chrono Trigger, it's also responsible for some of the weirdest, and occasionally most sinister, games in the medium's history.

It seems the Japanese developers and publishers of these strange games can put pretty much whatever they want into their titles. They don't often make sense, and sometimes they seem to be crossing legal boundaries, but mostly they come across like some kind of fever-and-drug induced nightmare: weird, mildly terrifying, but very memorable - and definitely something you want to tell your friends about.

Japan: For all the incredibly bizarre things you've given us over the years, we say "Arigato." Never stop the weirdness.

Published Jul. 6th 2015
  • The Soapbox Lord
    Featured Contributor
    This was a surprisingly tame roundup for what we typical expect from our Japanese compatriots.

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