What Sequels Does Japan Want?

Lots of games get sequels. Some of them Japanese games want, and others Japanese games want really bad. Game magazine Famitsu polled its readers about which franchise sequel they crave the most.

Here's the raw data:

(Oh, and do please tell us which sequel you would like!)

1. Sakura Taisen (aka Sakura Wars) 267 votes 2. Shenmue 249 votes 3. Okami 204 votes 4. Gotchaforce 189 votes 5. Xenogears 185 votes 6. Breath of Fire 180 votes 7. Rockman Dash (aka Mega Man Legends) 176 votes 8. Ogre Battle 174 votes 9. Chikyuu Boueigun (aka Earth Defence Force) 162 votes 10. Kowloon's Gate 151 votes 11. Shinobido 141 votes 12. Demon's Souls 123 votes 13. Rockman X (aka Mega Man X) 110 votes 14. Chrono 107 votes 15. Z.O.E 94 votes 16. Mother 92 votes 17. Romancing SaGa 90 votes 18. Senjou no Valkyria (aka Valkyria Chronicles) 87 votes 19. Justice Gakuen 82 votes 20. Medarot 81 votes 21. Subarashiki Kono Sekai (aka The World Ends With You) 79 votes 22. Shadow Hearts 77 votes 23. Ore no Shikabane o Koete Yuke 75 votes 24. Panzer Dragoon 72 votes 25. Baten Kaitos 69 votes 26. Infinite Undiscovery 65 votes 27. Lost Odyssey 65 votes 28. Wild Arms 64 votes 29. OZ 60 votes 30. Jet Set Radio 59 votes 31. Dewprism 58 votes 32. Ougon no Taiyou (aka Golden Sun) 57 votes 33. Another Century's Episode 56 votes 33. Estopolis Denki (aka Lufia) 56 votes 33. Fire Pro Wrestling Spike 56 votes 36. Biohazard Outbreak 55 votes 37. Eternal Arcadia (aka Skies of Arcadia) 54 votes 38. Shirokishi Monogatari: Inishie no Kodou (aka White Knight Chronicles) 51 votes 39. Panzer Front 50 votes 40. Seiken Densetsu 48 votes 41. Front Mission 46 votes 42. Grandia 43 votes 43. Arc The Lad 42 votes 44. Bullet Witch 41 votes 45. Racing Lagoon 39 votes 46. Drag-On Dragoon 37 votes 47. Panekit 36 votes 48. Metal Wolf Chaos 33 votes 49. Tokimeki Memorial 33 votes 50. Famicom Tantei Kurabu 30 votes

Famitsu Readers Voted Their Most Wanted Sequels [PS3 Hyper]


    Am I the only one who feels they've lost a lot of gaming street cred for not knowing heaps of those games?

      Lol.. don't feel too bad. You would only ever know about a huge chunk of those games if your were really into the jp import and jrpg scene =3


    Elder Scrolls V?

    @Dousatsu: you're not japanese are you? If not, then no, no street cred lost.

    ahahaha Dousatsu,
    fortunately i know most of these games. I agree with Valkyria Chronicles the most but also like
    Sakura Taisen
    Demon’s Souls
    Shadow Hearts
    Panzer Dragoon
    Front Mission
    Another Century’s Episode
    Shirokishi Monogatari: Inishie no Kodou (aka White Knight Chronicles)
    Infinite Undiscovery

    "2. Shenmue 249 votes"

    Ironically thats the same number of copies of Shenmue 2 sold on Xbox.

    Is Sakura Wars as in the really old steam-powered mech anime? Because that was pretty cool, although it's been a few years since I saw it.

      Yes the anime was based on that game.. it was actually part dating sim and part SRPG and part ADV/Visual Novel and part mini games xD

      The SRPG part was the combat scenes where you control the main guy and the squad against the demons. The Dating Sim part was in between when you spent time w/ the girls and did mini games and stuff... building relationships with girls usually unlocked unite moves w/ the girls you could use during the combat bits.

      It was one of the longest running classic SRPG series actually... no brainer everyones screaming fer a sequal...

      On a side note.. wow.. the Toki Memo craze musta really died down over there in jp. That used to be the equivalent of Idolmaster ie. fanboi crack xD And sweet Grandia managed to squeeze in! xD

    I fail to see why people still crave for Shenmue, can't they see that essentially Yakuza (ryu ga gotoku) was pretty much created to get around the Shenmue liscensing problem. The is practically identical too in terms of gameplay and story.

    Okami definitely could do with a sequel. Maybe not a direct sequel but something very close to the original.

    Just give me a new metroid and the puppy doesn't get hurt.
    Oh yeah, a Resident Evil Outbreak game that actually has online in PAL regions would be greatly appreciated.

    SHENMUE! H E L L O SEGA... do you get it yet?

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