Though I primarily collect sealed original releases I do have a soft spot for Japanese releases. The personal computer market in Japan wasn’t as big as in it’s western counterparts but in the eighties and nineties they did have both the NEC PC88 & PC98 line of personal computers, the Fujitsu FM-Towns & FM-Z and the Sharp X1 & X68000 and of course IBM/PC compatibles computers running both DOS and Windows.
Unlike a lot of other localisations the Japanese not only changed some of the artwork on the boxes but also the artwork in-game. I have always been fascinated with Japanese culture and trending styles and I do think it really shines through on most of these releases.
Here we have some of my beloved Japanese localisations.