Lately quite a few free themes have been released on the PlayStation Store, but if you want something a little more Japanese, there are two new options for your consideration.
Both themes listed below have been released on the Japanese PlayStation Store. This shouldn’t be a problem, as you can just access them with a Japanese account, and if your PS4 is set as primary, you will then be able to use the themes with any account once installed.
The first theme is a One Piece: Burning Blood theme. Unfortunately, it’s fully static, and comes with no frills, no custom sounds or music. That said, if you are a fan of the series, this is the only free option you get, to my knowledge.
The second is much cooler, dedicated to the upcoming PS4 exclusive The Idolmaster: Platinum Stars. While it’s still static, it comes with a really nice background, plenty of custom sounds and icons, and its own music track.
The theme will be available only until August 28th, so if you want it, you need to grab it relatively soon. A second theme (portrayed in the last picture in the gallery) will be made available on June 5th.
You probably noticed that there’s no link above, because Bandai Namco did something peculiar: the theme is available only from the store directly on the PS4, and not on the web store. I don’t have a single guess about the reason, but since the store on the console is strictly in Japanese, you might have some problem navigating it. Luckily, I’m here to help.
In the second video below (the first shows the theme itself in action), there’s a brief walkthrough of how to grab the theme. After you followed that simple process, you’ll find it either at the bottom of your “select theme menu” ready to be downloaded, or in your download list.