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Games that are Japanese or in any way inspired by Japanese culture.

The list below consists of three sub-lists:
– Not Yet Greenlit Games - Vote for them to help them get on Steam
– Greenlit Games
– Released on Steam - You can purchase these games on Steam and play right away!

Items in each of these lists are sorted alphabetically.
Items (57)
Princess Battles
Created by NMG
The game is now available at http://www.princess-battles.com

Unwilling to be replaced in her position as a minor kingdom’s princess by a popular and semi-perfect rival, Lillian has to fight other ladies in raising sim themed card battles.
“Work”...
12TailsOnline
Created by BigbugStudio
12TailsOnline is a surprised hit MMORPG from Thailand, featuring 12 festive race of tail-heroes and tons of action-packed missions both PvE and PvP. 12Tails is very popular in Thailand with big group of avid fans but unknown elsewhere. Please help us vote...
Avan Story
Created by anigustudio
Avan Story is an adventure game with Anime visual style made by Anigu studio.

Players will role-play as Daniel, a businessman who got lost into a world called Ikai. But before you think it's just another "lost" story, Avan Story provides much more tha...
CAFE 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~
Created by roseVeRte
CAFE 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~ is a mystery supernatural/ tragedy visual novel developed by roseVeRte, which is fully voiced in Japanese with English texts.
*This game is not a dating sim. There is romance between the female mc and the guys but it is not ...
Diadra Empty
Created by Rockin' Android
Description

Your sister is missing. On the bright side, you have a flying dragon.

Diadra Empty is a free-roaming shoot-'em-up on a grand scale. Take the role of Nyalra and her faithful dragon Minimi in a fantastical quest to save her miss...
Dragons' Odyssey
Created by Exe-Create
Story:
In Vanneth, the world above, and under the direction of God coexist two races charged with the oversight of Kalenthia—or in other words, the world below. These two races are: the Angel Clan, who administer blessings; and the Demon clan, who admi...
dUpLicity ~Beyond the Lies~
Created by roseVeRte
dUpLicity ~Beyond the Lies~ is the first commercial romance Visual Novel (Otome game) made by roseVeRte.

OFFICIAL SITE & DEMO: http://www.roseverte.net/duplicity/eindex.html

STORY
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Yukina Kudou looks like your normal...
Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure
Created by Mastiff
An Action-RPG from leading Japanese developer Nihon Falcon

Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure is a fantastic Action-RPG from leading Japanese developer Falcom (Developers of “Ys” and “Zwei” among other classics) featuring real-tim...
Kendo Crush! Visual Novel Game
Created by PixelFade Studio
Kendo Crush! is a sports themed, slice of life visual novel with elements of dating-sim. With an incredible amount of choices available, the player can truly mold the storyline and interact with characters in a much more personalized way.

After...
Exogenesis ~Perils of Rebirth~
Created by Kwan
We are on Kickstarter! Please check out our campaign and help us get funded!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2921787/exogenesis-post-apocalyptic-tokyo-adventure-visual

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Inspired by Ace Attorney and Zero Escape games, E...
Higurashi When They Cry
Created by MangaGamer
*THE ORIGINAL GAME THAT INSPIRED THE MEGA-HIT ANIME SERIES!!


* The 58th year of Shouwa, early summer
It's June, and the summer heat has arrived earlier than it does most years.
By day there are crickets, and by night there are cicadas.

We're in ...
Koenchu! -The Tale of the Voice Actress-
Created by sekaiproject
Koenchu! -The Tale of the Voice Actress-
You, the Sky, and that Summer

Join Souta and the seven girls who are part of a technical school in Japan training to become professional voice actors and actresses.
Girls, festivals, plays, and aliens?! Why is...
Lost Saga
Created by Smilegate West
Part fighter, part brawler and made from pure awesomeness, Lost Saga is an action-packed beat-em-up styled game that will take your skills and push them to their max! Switch from over 60 heroes on the fly, letting you create an endless amount of combos!
...
MahJong Nagomi
Created by Zoo Corporation
"Mah-jong Nagomi" is a mah-jong of a Japanese rule.

The feature of this game is drawing by 3D, and application of minor hand.
Of course, there is a past, general hand, too.
Moreover, Japanese can be switched to an English display by "Config".
The ...
Miko Gakkou Monogatari: Kaede Episode
Created by xinoro
In a world where humans and youkai coexist, uppity second year shrine maiden student Kaede Yamabuki finds herself in a pinch as the winter recess starts. A pair of strange glasses found in the woods leads her to her toughest challenge yet: falling in love...
Mind Zero
Created by Akselziys
Mind Zero, the hit dungeon crawler RPG for the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, is now eligible for voting up on Project Greenlight! Log onto Steam, vote for the acclaimed game today and see this great game made available to all Steam user...
Nameless ~The one thing you must recall~
Created by Cheritz
Nameless ~The one thing you must recall~ is an Otome (female-oriented) game developed by Cheritz.
It was initially released on Nov, 2013 in Korean, English and Japanese through the official website.
"Dandelion", Cheritz's debut project, has been Greenli...
NEKOPARA Vol. 1
Created by sekaiproject
What's NEKOPARA? Why, it's a cat paradise!

Kashou Minaduki, the son of a long line of Japanese confection makers moved out to open his own shop "La Soleil" as a patisserie.

But upon moving out, hidden amongst his things were two of the catgirls ("n...
Oblivious Garden~ Carmina Burana
Created by EviloldE
Oblivious Garden is a Chinese doujin/anime adventure game. Here you will play as Irell Reis, who was once a famous general but now teased as "Reis the Betrayer" and "Reis the Defeated" by the public. However, the emperor summons you again, and this is you...
Sierra Ops
Created by Helrouis
Sierra Ops - a Space Sci-Fi Action RPG by Innomen Productions
Contribute, and have yourself or your Original Character be one of the Ship Captains in game!

S...
Toki Remake
Created by Golgoth Studio
The return of the cultest Arcade game legend ever !More than 20 years have passed since the release of Toki in Arcade. With Toki Remake, find unforgettable protagonists in new definition shape, Traditional hand-drawn animation both in High Definition as ...
Tower of the Gorillion
Created by RUBBA
Play the demo online here!
http://circuiton.com/gorillion.html

Update as of Oct 05/12
In short, Tower of the Gorillion will now be finished with a Game Boy Colour palette. I've added 5 screenshots, and might add a video of it soon. For ...
Vampire Hurts
Created by Exe-Create
Story:
Those who live in the world of day under the illumination of the sun are known as humans, while those who rule the world of night under the cloak of shadow are known as vampires. Each race while in seeming opposition to one another, in truth, rely...
WAS -The Hourglass of Lepidoptera-
Created by sekaiproject
The keyword for this game is dystopia. The game is set in Post-War Japan, yet this Japan is unfamiliar and strange compared to the one we know from history. Journey with the characters as they meet new people and encounter high drama that will forever cha...
X-note
Created by zeiva
X-note is a supernatural mystery visual novel with elements of a raising-sim. Follow the story of Essi as she pursues the truth behind her mother's death. The story spans 30 days, of which you can train and raise Essi's psychic abilities, explore t...
You Are Not The Hero
Created by Donn M
Support us on Kickstarter! We've just added a Mac and Linux stretch goal!
With 20 days to go we've got a solid chance at achieving it!

A new action platform RPG for the PC, inspired by all the people the heroes always ended up screwing ov
...
100% Orange Juice
100% Orange Juice is a goal-oriented boardgame played by OrangeJuice's all-star cast including characters from Acceleration of Suguri, Flying Red Barrel: A Diary of Little Aviator, Sora, and QP Shooting.

This is a world where dogs, people and machines ...
99 Spirits
99 Spirits is an RPG/Puzzle game that revolves around the popular Japanese folklore of Tsukumogami, everyday objects coming alive on their 100th birthday.
Features:
  • Work out the true identity of your enemies in a unique batt
...
Agarest: Generations of War
Created by Ghostlight Ltd.
At the dawn of time, the world of Agarest was plunged into a terrible war between the forces of good and evil. Entire races fought and died for their divine masters, ending in the total destruction of the world. The victorious Gods of light unified thei...
Akane the Kunoichi
Created by Haruneko
"The bosses in the game are impressive and fun." www.ztgd.com - 8.5/10
"Impressive Graphics, Visuals & Artwork" www.gamingtruth.com - 8.5/10
"Akane defines what a downloadable title should strive to be: loaded with content, affordable, and genuinely fun...
Always Remember Me
Created by Winter Wolves
Game demo: http://www.winterwolves.com/rememberme.htm

Amy is desperate! Her boyfriend Aaron doesn't remember her anymore after a car accident!
Will you be able to make him remember again?
Or perha...
Alpha Kimori™ Great Doubt™
Created by Sherman3D
Download Alpha Kimori Episode 1 and 2 demo for FREE at http://www.alphakimori.com


Alpha Kimori™ Great Doubt™ Episode One (www.AlphaKimori.com) is the first of a trilogy of bright and colorful Japanese Anime inspired episodic casual 2D Role...
Backstage Pass
Created by Ayu
A visual novel/sim game about life, love, and working in the entertainment industry. Play as makeup artist Sian Goodin as she navigates the world of showbiz. Work with upcoming talent or established pros? Focus on your schoolwork, or use your industry con...
Croixleur
Created by Nyu Media
Croixleur
Hack & slash TO VICTORY!

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
Croixleur is a high-speed, hack-and-slash arcade action game by Japanese indie developer souvenir circ. Gameplay is reminiscent of the the Devil May Cry se...
Dandelion - Wishes brought to you -
Created by Cheritz
Dandelion ~Wishes brought to you~ is a famous otome(female-oriented dating game) game.
For more information, visit http://dl.cheritz.com

The game revolves around a girl called Heejung Kim.
She moves out of her moms house and tries to live independen...
Danmaku Unlimited 2
Created by doragon.sunnytam
Classic Japanese vertical manic shooting action!

***Game is now released! Buy it here and get a Steam key when it gets green-lit!***

Danmaku Unlimited 2 is an indie labor of love to bring classic Japanese...
Date Warp
Created by Hanako
Five days ago, Janet left her dorm to go on a date, and never came back. Was she kidnapped? Murdered? Did she run away? Will she ever be seen again? That's up to you...

Date Warp is a branching narrative adventure where you take control of Janet...
Dysfunctional Systems: Learning to Manage Chaos
Created by Dischan Media
From the creators of the highly acclaimed Juniper's Knot comes Dysfunctional Systems: Learning to Manage Chaos.

Dysfunctional Systems is a visual novel series featuring Winter Harrison, a student mediator from a utopian world. What is a mediat...
Elsword
Created by Kill3rCombo
“Winner: 2011 Best Sidescroller” - ONRPG.com
Vote for Elsword for exclusive starter packs on Steam!

Elsword is a free-to-play, online action RPG that uses classic side-scrolling beat ‘em up gameplay mechanics and deep customization to bring a ...
Eryi's Action
Created by Nyu Media
Eryi's Action
The game you'll be dying to beat!

*** Available NOW at GamersGate, Desura.com and from http://eryisaction.com! ***
*** But we'd still like to get on Steam!! Please upvote!! ***
*** See below for a link to the playable dem...
Fading Hearts
Created by Counter Arts
Dating sims are not my thing; I find them tedious and repetitive. [...] yet, I found this one engaging – if that’s not a testament to the entertainment value, I don’t know what is.
-Toronto Thumbs
http://www.torontothumbs.com/2011/10
...
Flower Shop: Summer In Fairbrook
Created by Winter Wolves
http://www.winterwolves.com/summerinfairbrook.htm

The Flower Shop is a dating and farming simulation game.

Steve's life has just taken a downward turn. His grades from his first semester in college are dismal, his relationship with his girlfriend is...
Flower Shop: Winter In Fairbrook
Created by Winter Wolves
http://www.winterwolves.com/winterinfairbrook.htm

The Flower Shop: Winter In Fairbrook is a dating and farming simulation game and takes place after the first Flower Shop game, Summer In Fairbrook.

Natalie has barely survived her first semester in c...
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~
Created by MangaGamer
Get a taste of the foreign travel offered by printed guidebooks.
Enjoy a tour around Japan from the comfort of your own home!

As the game's protagonist, you'll travel to famous Japanese sightseeing spots in the company of a pair of beautiful young sis...
LA-MULANA
Created by PLAYISM
Availability: Already available on PLAYISM, GamersGate, and GOG.

Will you fall prey to deadly traps or unravel the secrets of LA-MULANA?

LA-MULANA is an “Archaeological Ruin Exploration Action Game” in which you search inside anci...
Long Live The Queen
Created by Hanako
Rule the world - or die trying!
Free Demo at Game Webpage

Being a Queen is no easy job. Especially when you're only fourteen, your mother has just died, and everyone and their pet snake is out to marry y...
Melody's Escape
Created by Loïc
Melody's Escape is a rhythm/runner PC game where you provide the music from your personal library, to generate a unique synched game experience, with an obstacle course defined by the beats of your songs and with movement speed tied ...
Miko Gakkou: Second Year
Created by xinoro
Summer is here!

In a world where humans and youkai coexist, the young shrine maidens, now sophomores, Kaede, Sanae and Yuu continue their adventures fighting against mischievous youkai in this fully voiced action rhythm game.

Miko Gakkou: Second Yea...
Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae
Created by PLAYISM
Availability: Already available on PLAYISM

Demo:
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Try the demo right now:
http://www.mediafire.com/?xw8uh3731kx6l9d


Full Game:
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Narcissu 1st & 2nd
Created by sekaiproject
Narcissu 1st and 2nd, the free indie visual novels from Japan, with over a million downloads worldwide is coming to Steam!

Summary of Narcissu 1st:

The hospital's 7th floor, the hospice. It was a place to simply wait for one's life to flick...
Science Girls
Created by Hanako
The school is under attack, and only the Science Club can save the day! Guide a group of schoolgirls as they fend off an alien invasion in this turn-based RPG. Cross time and space, use your science skills to blast enemies with fire and lightning, and cas...
Suguri Collection (Suguri + Acceleration of Suguri X-Edition HD)
Created by Rockin' Android
Suguri Collection

Ready, ignition, fight! Over-the-top aerial shoot-’em-up meets in-your-face, one-on-one fighting: this is Suguri Collection!

Suguri Collection includes the original side-scrolling shoot-’em-up, Suguri, as well as Accel...
Sunrider
Created by Helrouis
Download Sunrider demo - http://goo.gl/UucbDy
Sunrider is a Completely Free Game, not F2P!
You are Captain Kayto Shields of the starship Sunrider. Hailing from the neutral world of Cera, you are thrown onto the galactic stage when you...
Vanguard Princess
Created by eigoMANGA
Government experiments on a young girl triggered a cosmic shock wave that gifted many young girls with mystical powers. She re-emerges into the world and vows to destroy all of mankind in an act of revenge. A brave group of girls who embraced their powers...
War of the Human Tanks
War of the Human Tanks is a story driven strategy game with a gameplay reminiscent of Battleship and Chess, featuring a story of war, loyalty, sacrifice and human shaped tanks.
Price: $9.99
Story:
This story takes place in a land ...
Winged Sakura: Mindy's Arc
Created by Hong
Website: http://www.wingedsakura.com/

What is Winged Sakura: Mindy's Arc?

Winged Sakura: Mindy's Arc is a fast-paced anime-themed strategy defense game with RPG mechanics based on telling a story about Mindy Akumori, a weak girl that's curr...
WORLD END ECONOMiCA episode.01
Created by sekaiproject
From the author of Spice and Wolf, Isuna Hasekura, comes WORLD END ECONOMiCA. The opening video features music by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets, known for the opening songs for High School of the Dead and Strike the Blood.

A three part visual ...
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Alex7Kom  [author] Apr 22 @ 6:07am 
It won't make much difference anyway.
[HYBRID BEING] Apr 22 @ 5:59am 
You should probably put Avan Story off the list, there is serious doubt it's gonna be released.
Cylne Mar 6 @ 1:29am 
Hello Alex7Kom,
Can you take a look at Cylne ? It's a first person surrealist exploration game with some japanese influences:
http://store.steampowered.com
sekaiproject Nov 9, 2013 @ 2:39pm 
Thanks for adding Narcissu
Satsujinki Sep 26, 2013 @ 3:38am 
So what about the classic visual novels? I'm sure they will put it on the steam
Ghostlight Ltd. Apr 8, 2013 @ 1:31am 
Thank you for adding Agarest :)
echoMateria [Fruitbat Factory] Feb 13, 2013 @ 9:15am 
We just added our second game to Steam Greenlight, 99 Spirits. It would fit well in this collection I believe. What do you think?
Myalprek Feb 10, 2013 @ 8:00am 
gundam should be put on steam
Alex7Kom  [author] Feb 6, 2013 @ 12:39am 
Thank you!
Tatakae Genshijin Feb 6, 2013 @ 12:10am 
Ya forgot to add this game to this collection - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=93343853 It's a remake from an arcade game made from Japan.