No No Kuni
It's received high scores by western critics,which is a good sign since western critics are usually negative to JRPGs.
It looks to charming and it's artstyle looks beautiful,I love studio Ghibli's artworks and animations and it's story sounds good but also feels like a breath of fresh air and a nice change from the Sci Fi and politically driven JRPG stories that have come out in recent years.And you can catch and use monsters too.
I love the world in the FFXIII series and the history it has.It sounds interesting because of the way the game uses the concept of time.It's visuals look stunning,detailed and realistic and I can't wait to explore it's realistic looking towns.
Beyond Two Souls
From the developer of Heavy Rain,what more do I need to say?
Tales of Xillia
The Tales series constantly has great JRPGs,great in terms of story,artstyle and combat.
It sounds interesting because it's an action/adventure/platformer that allows you to remix and replay memories of targets.Capcom is publishing this game.
Toki To Towa
I don't know much about this game,it's an animation RPG and most likely it will be quite charming.
Fist of the North Star Ken's Rage 2
I loved Fist of the North Star Ken's Rage 1 and even though FoTNS KR1 showed the story for the anime/manga already,FOTNS KR2 will focus on improving the gameplay.
Metal Gear Solid Revengeance
I like Raiden as a character because he's warmer than Snake and he looks cool with his cybernetic parts and stealth armor and looking forward to having him slice up enemies with a sword.
Metal Gear Solid Ground Zero
Lets you build a base and access your base from a smartphone.Nice.
I liked Muramasa TDB and this game looks like it'll be fun but I'll probably wait for it to drop in price.
The Last of Us
It's story sounds a lot like 28 Weeks Later(infected people and the military are trying to contain it)with story elements of the Road(a man tries to protect his son in a post apocalytic world,but instead it's a man trying to protect a girl.But since it's being developed by NaughtyDog it should be fun and I've read it will have realistic graphics.
DMC :Devil May Cry
Yeah,I know it's already out and I like the over the top and stylish Japanese action adventure games and gothic/industiral theme so I might pick it up when it's a bit cheaper.
Edge of Twilight
Another action/adventure game,it's darker artstyle appeals to me,hopefully it's gameplay is good.At least it's not first person style like Dishonored is,I hate first person view(with some exceptions).
Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory
I liked the first HN game,didn't love it but I liked it,haven't played HNMK2 though but new JRPGs always excites me.
It's been described as 'a brutal comabt experience where every decision will have consequential results.Dunno if it's an RPG or action/adventure game,I've read it's both and I dunno when or if it will be localized.
A JRPG that I haven't found much info about.Dunno if or when it will be localized.
Tales of Hearts R
Another Tales RPG and it's going to be released in Japan in March 2013 but I don't know if/when it will be localized.
Valhalla Knights 3
Another JRPG that I'm not sure will be localized or not.
Strike Suit Zero
I like space combat and mechs and this game has stunning visuals and great sound effects.
There's something spiritual about this game,look at it's trailer.
And of course,if localized versions of Yakuza 5 and Final Fantasy Type 0 were announced this year they'd be most welcome on my list,a localized Yakuza 5 would jump to top spot on this list if it were announced.Final Fantasy XIII Versus and The Last Guardian are games I really want too.
2013 looks like a great year for VITA owners who can read Japanese since it has many fun looking JRPGs coming but I don't know if/when a majority of them will be localized.