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Fat Girls as Main Characters
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Oh, man, I really shouldn't have clicked on this topic. I KNEW it was just going to piss me off.
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This is just retarted, there is no sense in being mad about things we can change. I am a fat girl, this is not actually my nick, but as a fat girl i would watch something with other fat people if it was offered. We aren't stupid and gross and saying if we'd lose weight we'd be normal is just stupid. There are lots of people who are abnormal and that's ok, why isn't there alot of anime about black people or mexicans or other races? If we dyed our skin would we be "normal"? It makes me feel like a child to post on here about something that is bullshit. If we want to see these people then write manga or anime or find them and support them. As for the people who get here and insult fat people or whatever else, grow the Fuck up. Close minded people start wars with their hatred. I thought anime was about something different and in it's own twisted way teaches something different. So how dare you come on here and bad mouth a group of people for no reason. This really will be the last post i put in this group because there is no reason to read this anymore and feel angry about people who can't see past their own ignorance.
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I imagine the real reason you don't see fat girls as main characters is that if the writer/artist made the main character fat that would be seen as unusual so the viewers/readers would expect the weight to have some relevance to the story or the character. In actuality character weight would probably be a neutral characteristic in most stories (would not add or detract) but it is unusual enough that it may distract the reader/viewer (kind of like if you made a character extra tall, extra short, extra muscular, extra beautiful... people would expect it to play a part... otherwise why draw or mention it). Because of this I think fat (or other non-average physical characteristic) characters will tend to remain in the background, where the physical characteristic is just interpreted as simple variety, unless the story demands a main character to be fat (or extra tall, extra short, etc.) for some character or plot reason. It is not some conspiracy.
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well i think the reason you don't see large characters as main characters is it must be just the stereo type i believe. No one really wants to think outside the box to make a large character as the main character. I don't know about the whole not watching it cuz the main character is fat, i mean i don't mind a little meat on a female haha. I'd watch it especially after reading this topic since it never occur to me till just now.
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GuardianOMS wrote:


echo123456 wrote:

You fat?


No, I'm not actually.
I can just find humor in the mind of someone that feels the need to say fatties need to lose weight to be normal. That's some good stuff XD


Yeah, very good stuff, way too damn funny. I'm glad you agree that fatties need to lose weight to be normal.
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Wow, you REALLY just said that? No way in hell you just stated a fact. You really think mangaka create for the sole purpose of pleasing fans?! Get your head out of your ass, seriously. Yes, there's fan SERVICE, but hardly many fan manga or anime. You want to tell me that mangaka create only to relate to the general populous? How do you explain subgenre manga that get great sales? Or the ones that are generic enough to be mainstream not making sales? You really want to tell me that every anime is a fanservice?

As they say, "absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence." There is a lack of actual cute "black" or strictly American characters in anime. Lots of JAPANESE people want that, but there is a rarity. Care to explain? There is a huge fanbase for ganguro and kogals, yet there is a rarity of manga and anime in that. If fans want it, why aren't they getting it? Could it be because it's not the mangaka's style? There are so many things mangaka do that the fans dont like. Why do they do it? Because they have their own minds.

I was the one who said it, but you implied it.


why are you angry? are you hurt? you preach on not on judging people and yet here u are, thinking
that because i've said something, i implied something
. by assuming that i implied it, you're judging already that i did.
YOU HYPOCRITE STILL

Trying to say that fat people are just some grotesque pimple on the face of humanity that people don't want to see?

you were the one who said this. ouchie.
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I'm not angry or hurt, I just hate ignorance. I never "preached" on judging people, I judge people on the time, it's human nature. I am "preaching" on the fact that you said anime and manga is about what the fans want to see. In fact, that's ALL I was talking about. Now you want to turn it into something about judging? Please, stick to the topic. I have not shown myself to be a hypocrite on this topic since this topic is not about judging.

I see you didn't answer ANY of the questions I asked. Is it because you can't?
Using the whole judging bit as a way to escape?
Distraction Mechanism Fail! ahahaha XD
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gsigas wrote:

I imagine the real reason you don't see fat girls as main characters is that if the writer/artist made the main character fat that would be seen as unusual so the viewers/readers would expect the weight to have some relevance to the story or the character. In actuality character weight would probably be a neutral characteristic in most stories (would not add or detract) but it is unusual enough that it may distract the reader/viewer (kind of like if you made a character extra tall, extra short, extra muscular, extra beautiful... people would expect it to play a part... otherwise why draw or mention it). Because of this I think fat (or other non-average physical characteristic) characters will tend to remain in the background, where the physical characteristic is just interpreted as simple variety, unless the story demands a main character to be fat (or extra tall, extra short, etc.) for some character or plot reason. It is not some conspiracy.


Wow, an educated response.
Another reason is because being overweight or obese is not something you see much in Japan, just like tall females. Though Lovely Complex is about an abnormal girl, it did VERY well despite the fact that many of the readers could not relate to the main character (its comedy was to blame). Unfortunately drawing a bigger character that doesn't worry about her weight, the story doesn't revolve around it, and acts like her thin female counterparts aren't, on the minds of mangaka.

It's such a shame.
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Tsu_Satsujin wrote:


Unellmay wrote:


Tsu_Satsujin wrote:


Unellmay wrote:


Tsu_Satsujin wrote:


Unellmay wrote:


Tsu_Satsujin wrote:


Unellmay wrote:


Tsu_Satsujin wrote:


Unellmay wrote:


Tsu_Satsujin wrote:

:fury: Well, aren't the majority of you all just REAL bastards.
Yup, I read through it all. Well done making people feel bad about their size.
It'd ruin the mood, comedy relief, etc etc e-fuckin'-ct. What the hell???
I watched that movie 200 Pound whatever. The Korean movie.
I saw it and it pissed me off. But doesn't it just blow all your minds that he actually PREFERRED the big girl in the end????
Take that all you shallow minded freaks.
"We wouldn't want to watch/read that!?" Who noticed that most of the people that said that were MALE?
Of course they were male.
A GIRL WOULD READ/WATCH IT! Real life women would read it.
Did you also notice that majority of women in manga are GIRLY and WEAK? I hate that too.
Where are the strong, hefty, women???? Stupid stupid men AND women that wanna make fun of heavy people.
One day, you will all get karamatic justice reaped upon you and I will laugh along with all the other big girls in the world.

And before you say "Well, it's because you're a fat girl that you're saying this" well guess WHAT, you're RIGHT!
I AM a big girl. But guess what? I'm a STRONG big girl and I'm strong because of my size.
People never pick on me now unless it's from a distance, then they're praying I don't hear about it.
Because I can bench 3 of them and I know how to defend myself.
I hardly have ANY fat on me, but that's the first thing a person wants to say about me.






Good job on the red font so I had to read this
and also good job on not being able to put down the fork...very good job



Good job!!! You're not a retard after all! *Applauds* I'm SO proud of you.
Ooooh! Maybe I should tell you I'm being sarcastic! Since I don't think you're smart enough to get it! ^.^
Oh and just to let you know. I am NOT fat because I eat. I'm BIG because of genes.
You SHOULD know. Since obviously, genes didn't help your intelligence. ^_^
OH WAIT! Sorry! Hahaha! I guess you really WOULDN'T know! Hahaha!
Oh and here! You should REALLY notice it now since it's big and bright! Unlike you!


....yes sarcasm
and sure it's just your genes *pats head*



*Gasps* Omg! You know how to use sarcasm!?!? That's crazy!
And YES, it's genes, you rude little brat. It's also genes that give me all the muscle I have.
You know what! You should visit me! ^_^ I'd be happy to show you how easy it would be to snap ya neck!
I'll change the color to keep you interested! Awww! I'm being nice!


Violent too ?

your just wonderful
no colour would be nice
you know if you don't want to be an obvious attention seeker


....Whoa..... really? I'm violent???? I hadn't realized! Hahaha!
Awwwwwwwwww! Thank you! I'm so happy you think I'm wonderful!
Here! Another color just for you!




Your welcome


*Sighs* I wish you weren't such an idiot because I'd probably think you're cool if you weren't!
But that fork thing was just horrible dude. XD




Would you though?


Yup, if you weren't an asshole about weight, sure.


.................................don't eat me

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If you want to admit it or not, the general public will not want to watch a story about an overweight girl. People are more attracted to thin girls, thats the way life is no matter how wrong you think it is.

There is no point in creating something that not many people would like, no one would publish/ produce it because they would find it to be a waste of time and money.


Also in asian countries obesity isn't a big problem unlike in America where 60% of our population is.
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Unellmay wrote:


Tsu_Satsujin wrote:


Unellmay wrote:


Tsu_Satsujin wrote:


Unellmay wrote:


Tsu_Satsujin wrote:


Unellmay wrote:


Tsu_Satsujin wrote:


Unellmay wrote:


Tsu_Satsujin wrote:


Unellmay wrote:


Tsu_Satsujin wrote:

:fury: Well, aren't the majority of you all just REAL bastards.
Yup, I read through it all. Well done making people feel bad about their size.
It'd ruin the mood, comedy relief, etc etc e-fuckin'-ct. What the hell???
I watched that movie 200 Pound whatever. The Korean movie.
I saw it and it pissed me off. But doesn't it just blow all your minds that he actually PREFERRED the big girl in the end????
Take that all you shallow minded freaks.
"We wouldn't want to watch/read that!?" Who noticed that most of the people that said that were MALE?
Of course they were male.
A GIRL WOULD READ/WATCH IT! Real life women would read it.
Did you also notice that majority of women in manga are GIRLY and WEAK? I hate that too.
Where are the strong, hefty, women???? Stupid stupid men AND women that wanna make fun of heavy people.
One day, you will all get karamatic justice reaped upon you and I will laugh along with all the other big girls in the world.

And before you say "Well, it's because you're a fat girl that you're saying this" well guess WHAT, you're RIGHT!
I AM a big girl. But guess what? I'm a STRONG big girl and I'm strong because of my size.
People never pick on me now unless it's from a distance, then they're praying I don't hear about it.
Because I can bench 3 of them and I know how to defend myself.
I hardly have ANY fat on me, but that's the first thing a person wants to say about me.






Good job on the red font so I had to read this
and also good job on not being able to put down the fork...very good job



Good job!!! You're not a retard after all! *Applauds* I'm SO proud of you.
Ooooh! Maybe I should tell you I'm being sarcastic! Since I don't think you're smart enough to get it! ^.^
Oh and just to let you know. I am NOT fat because I eat. I'm BIG because of genes.
You SHOULD know. Since obviously, genes didn't help your intelligence. ^_^
OH WAIT! Sorry! Hahaha! I guess you really WOULDN'T know! Hahaha!
Oh and here! You should REALLY notice it now since it's big and bright! Unlike you!


....yes sarcasm
and sure it's just your genes *pats head*



*Gasps* Omg! You know how to use sarcasm!?!? That's crazy!
And YES, it's genes, you rude little brat. It's also genes that give me all the muscle I have.
You know what! You should visit me! ^_^ I'd be happy to show you how easy it would be to snap ya neck!
I'll change the color to keep you interested! Awww! I'm being nice!


Violent too ?

your just wonderful
no colour would be nice
you know if you don't want to be an obvious attention seeker


....Whoa..... really? I'm violent???? I hadn't realized! Hahaha!
Awwwwwwwwww! Thank you! I'm so happy you think I'm wonderful!
Here! Another color just for you!




Your welcome


*Sighs* I wish you weren't such an idiot because I'd probably think you're cool if you weren't!
But that fork thing was just horrible dude. XD




Would you though?


Yup, if you weren't an asshole about weight, sure.



.................................don't eat me



I'm kind of in love with you after reading all of that :)

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Shadous wrote:

This is just retarted, there is no sense in being mad about things we can change. I am a fat girl, this is not actually my nick, but as a fat girl i would watch something with other fat people if it was offered. We aren't stupid and gross and saying if we'd lose weight we'd be normal is just stupid. There are lots of people who are abnormal and that's ok, why isn't there alot of anime about black people or mexicans or other races? If we dyed our skin would we be "normal"? It makes me feel like a child to post on here about something that is bullshit. If we want to see these people then write manga or anime or find them and support them. As for the people who get here and insult fat people or whatever else, grow the Fuck up. Close minded people start wars with their hatred. I thought anime was about something different and in it's own twisted way teaches something different. So how dare you come on here and bad mouth a group of people for no reason. This really will be the last post i put in this group because there is no reason to read this anymore and feel angry about people who can't see past their own ignorance.


For some reason, this made me laugh. Over here in Japan, People who are overweight or obese is rare. In America, it is common. That's just the way it is. I have never seen anime with an obese or overweight main character. I do not want to see it (it's just my opinion). Getting so angry over something that someone said is quite pointless. What does an arguement solve in these situations? How can that change the person's opinion? Bottom line, it's just a waste of time. If they are ignorant enough to say it, then they won't care about someone's reply. If you feel so strongly about it, then please find the right place to argue. In a forum, it is a waste of your time.
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Forums are discussions. One does not post to simply make the other person agree with them, but to discuss their disagreement or opinion. Lots of the people here are saying ignorant things, whether it be offensive or do to lack of knowledge. So people will respond. Where else can you find so many people with different views of something? Forums ARE the right place to argue because there can be a variety of answers.

If youre looking for a yes man topic, there are plenty of those. Are those not a waste of time? It's the exact opposite of what is going on. Are people just to agree with each other when they post on the internet? If they are, then what would be the point of any forum or topic that isnt help oriented?

Like I posted before, I don't want people to agree with me, I just want people to make valid points.
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I've never seen on with a fat person as main character. Probably because they are unsightly...
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