Big news for D&D fans in Japan. WotC unveiled an official Twitter account for D&D in Japan, with more news coming this month!
WotC Unveils Official D&D Japan Account – Localization Is Back On The Menu
I guess the Japanese translation is coming soon, and I have listented in the Japanese TRPG market Call of Chulthu is more popular than D&D. I also see D&D may have been source of inspiration for some new epic fantasy manganime franchises, for example Goblin Slayer.
I would bet Hasbro is very interesting in the Japanese market, and this is very creative for new IPs. Let's remember Transformers and Power Rangers have got Japanese roots.
I wonder if someday Kamigawa could be unlocked in DM Guild.
I feel a lot of curiosity for the Japanese mythology, very rich, and I hope in the future we can see more space for other cultures from far east, not only China and Korea.
My suggestion for the korobokuru PC is adding a little retcon detail. These wear hats by leaves because they are signs of good luck. This would coherent with the ethimilogy of the name.
Hengeyokai could be one of the most popular PC races in 5e, but of course we need a right power balance with the shapesifter traits.
Are tanuki and kitsune a subrace of hengeyokai?
If a kappa PC had got a water slime on his head (a spelljammer of plasmoid sold it as pets) then he should worry more because his head would be totally wet, nodding time after time.
I guess tengu as human faces. The fame of long noses (symbol of pride) is because they like to wear peak-masks, like the ancient plague doctors, as warning of "don't close to my personal space".
The tsukumogami (living objects) could be potential hooks of stories. Even to be a living construct PC race based in the manganime tusgumomo
I wonder about a Japanese D&D actual-play show whose players were cute idol-aspirants, to promote the game.
Of course to hire cultural consultats is advisable but I guess the opinion of native people about themself can be different from a foreign who has lived with them for years.