This will be the first in a new series of extremely infrequent articles, in which I analyze sports competitions that take place in cartoons, and analyze their feasibilities compared to real-life sports.
Today it will be about the Flying Derby episodes of Sofia the First, which are S1E01 where Sofia tries out for the derby team, and S2E03 where her team competes in the latter stages of Enchancia’s national derby competition. Most focus will be given to the latter episode, since it shows more details about how the sport is organized.
Continue reading “The Wide Cartoon World of Sports: Sofia the First”
We who have read game news sites or found our ways onto game forums, keep hearing about a number of doomsays. According to the general consensus that roamed in the West a few years ago, home consoles no longer exist in Japan, mobile games are eating their minds, and their downtown apartments are too small to hold a TV bench of any decent size. You also very rarely see games without Japanese names on the weekly Top 10 sales lists.
But Western games are notcompletely non-existent there. It’s just extremely few Western franchises who has done it Big in Japan, which as you can imagine, is infinitely easier for rock artists than for video game producers, and only a handful of Western game series has accomplished this feat. In the Tour de France bicycle race, a white jersey is given to the best overall rider who is below age 25, which is a range of cyclists who rarely contend the yellow and red-dotted jerseys. So I say, let us make something similar… but for Western games in Japan, who find themselves at a heavy disadvantage. We will start at 2002. Continue reading “Dandy classic: Western games on the Japanese annual sales charts”