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What race do anime charcters look like?
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30 / F / MY
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hmm... my wild guess is that they're Asians.

but then again, i think its really depends on the anime though.
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26 / M / Virginia
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Depends on the anime....
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26 / M / C no Sekai
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it depends on how you see them, i see them in multiple nationalities
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26 / M / Germany
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Posted 10/3/08

-xiao wrote:

anime has their own race...



LOL true^^
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24 / F / in yur dark heart
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well i dont think that white or black people speak japanese and eat with chopsticks and wear japanese skl uniform.......eat rice....noodles.........etc.etc.........so i think u got my point............
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Posted 10/3/08
depends on the mangaka/artist
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orbitz21 wrote:


BlazingRb wrote:

?????






that one in the right side is not an anime.. i think its one of little mermaids companion..

i hate disney cartoons..


that depends on how u define anime...peace over war
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azn_kawaii wrote:

well i dont think that white or black people speak japanese and eat with chopsticks and wear japanese skl uniform.......eat rice....noodles.........etc.etc.........so i think u got my point............


im white and black and i eat with chop sticks, speak japanese, were japanese skl uniform (my school doesnt have dress code)
i eat rice, noodles, i take japanese martial arts,ect.... tell me if u dont by it ... peace over war
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I understand what the author of this thread is asking. I don't understand why people like being contradictory just for the sake of being contradictory. That's the way kids are, I guess.

She's not asking what race they ARE, but what race they LOOK LIKE.

When I was a kid I was really into Sailor Moon, and I got my friends into it, too. We had absolutely no idea, and couldn't tell by looking at the characters, that the senshi were actually asian. We thought they were all caucasian (this term used as common in the US to describe white americans), because that's the way anime characters look, for the most part. It wasn't until I was older that I discovered that they were actually japanese girls. Think of the Sailor Moon live action... it doesn't remind me of the girls from the anime at all. But if caucasion girls were to do it, it would be easier to relate the characters by physical standards.

Simply put, most anime doesn't really make an effort to make asian characters really look asian. These days it's for me to tell the difference, because some (*ahem* very few actually) at least attempt to make some distinction between eastern and western characters. Usually by use of blonde, engrish-speaking, extraordinarily pale characters that don't even look like the majority of western people. Ala Chris from Itazura no Kiss, that rich guy from Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu, and WINNER SINCLAIR.. lol. And that method still isn't all that effective.

Take blassreiter, for example. The one Japanese guy in that anime (forget his name, RIP) at least looked slightly different from the rest. But really, if they hadn't told me, I would have assumed he was German like the rest of the characters. The reason why anime characters are easier to perceive as white/caucasian is because whites/caucasians tend to be the most diverse race in terms of physical characteristics. So an anime character, while intended to be Japanese, could easily be taken as caucasian as well.

So my answer is, most anime characters appear to be white/caucasian, while they are often intended to be otherwise.

*Disclaimer: I am neither asian nor caucasian (well, not for the most part), and I mean no offence to any of either race/classification. Just giving my take on the question at hand.
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Aliens with giant eyes...
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24 / F / In A Room
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Posted 10/3/08
generally caucasian(white) & asian characters are what we see most
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Posted 10/3/08
um they look White/Caucasian
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Laaaawl..Im not asian anymore, Im ANIMASIAN!!!
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30 / F / Canada
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Posted 10/3/08
they look mixed... with more Asian feature thoough. cuz everyone in animes are hot
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they look like really hot white people with really big eyes and great hair Image !but their personalities r 100% asian
lol...wat she said
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