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Anime drawing style
Posted 6/27/08
If anime is from Japan (not trying to be racist or anything like that) why do the characters mostly look like they are not asian... yes i mean the eyes.

It really doesnt make sense to me. Do you have any opinions?

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Posted 6/27/08
Lol?
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Posted 6/27/08
It's anime. Everything's fictional about it. Then could you imagine anime characters with eyes like real person's?
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Posted 6/27/08
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Posted 6/27/08
One of the reasons why anime's are drawn with big eyes because the creator itself wants to have big eyes.
As you can see Japanese have small eyes, they just expressed what they want to have.
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Posted 6/27/08

nicknatts wrote:

If anime is from Japan (not trying to be racist or anything like that) why do the characters mostly look like they are not asian... yes i mean the eyes.

It really doesnt make sense to me. Do you have any opinions?

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From what little I can recall, the wide eyes we see in anime all started back from the days when Japan first started creating their own animation after seeing US cartoons made in the 1930~40s or so. Since American cartoons pretty much had the big round eyes Betty boop, Felix the cat, etc, Japan pretty much copied those wide sparkling eyes and its stuck since then. Oldest anime I can remember is Astro Boy. Over time they developed into their own style which what we see today, which I still love.
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Posted 6/27/08
Big eyes are made for showing emotions better.
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Posted 6/27/08 , edited 6/27/08
big eyes is becuase it'd be weird with small eyes lol,



itsy bitsy eyes and like the head is bam

(._.) (o_o) lolol


lol jp xD ive no idea (maybe its becuase when people look at you u usually look at them in the eye O_o contact)
Posted 6/27/08
because they want it to be like that
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Posted 6/27/08

Darknile wrote:


nicknatts wrote:

If anime is from Japan (not trying to be racist or anything like that) why do the characters mostly look like they are not asian... yes i mean the eyes.

It really doesnt make sense to me. Do you have any opinions?

if its a dupe lock it


From what little I can recall, the wide eyes we see in anime all started back from the days when Japan first started creating their own animation after seeing US cartoons made in the 1930~40s or so. Since American cartoons pretty much had the big round eyes Betty boop, Felix the cat, etc, Japan pretty much copied those wide sparkling eyes and its stuck since then. Oldest anime I can remember is Astro Boy. Over time they developed into their own style which what we see today, which I still love.


yeah thats mostly correct :)
Not all anime's have the same style either.. but even though anime was based on alot of american caroons it originally came from their manga, the old version where the artists used to travel around the country with drawings and tell a story leaving the people in suspense then coming back later :)
you still see it today manga then anime, and hey in my opinion anime is waaaay better done than any american half assed drawn cartoon when they arent copying anime lol
oh yes also there is black people in anime's i think you should really get that the storyline characters ect may not allways necicarily be from japan and if they are they dont have to be exactly the same as in real life do they? Its not ment to be the same.
Posted 6/28/08
Cause you'd never see their eyes! I'd be like -_- all the time! Like Brock from Pokemon XD
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Posted 6/28/08
who cares? don't you people like it better that way? i mean, what's so wrong with big eyes? i guess they can show emotions better that way
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Posted 6/28/08
big eyes + bright = cute
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Posted 6/28/08
Because Japanese people love cute things.
Well come to think of it, they might have put all their frustrations on their drawings for they have small eyes and a bit small body structure than western people. Thats why anime characters have big eyes and big breasts.. to compensate their lack of certain characteristics..well thats just my opinion.
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