Everything looks better when you can't have it yourself. Take, for example, licensed anime and manga games. Back in the day, the average Japanophile doted on subpar fare like the Nintendo 64's Neon Genesis Evangelion just because it never came out Stateside (some still do). 1UP likes to think they know better now, though.
But even given the popularity of anime and manga in America today, a few quality titles still never see the light of day on Western shores, mostly because of licensing issues. Read on and be jealous -- or start learning Japanese.