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anime/manga staring an African American?
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Tenjo Tenge have african american character
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loki866 wrote:

Have you ever noticed that you never see a black main charterer?

I don't mean this to sound racist, but I have only found ONE Manga ever to star a black person.

I was just thinking about this.. are there many?? Or do I just not know of any?
(it was under grand hotel)


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He's not a main character but Dutch from Black Lagoon is an important character who kicks ass
Afro Samurai has already been mentioned
there's also Guu from Hale + Guu
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that is not an anime!!!!!!!!!!!!
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no! In Shaman king there is a boy named Chocolove who is one of the main characters! He appears later in the show, but he's really funny!
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athena134 wrote:


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that is not an anime!!!!!!!!!!!!


yes it is, from Mobile suit Gundam 00
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Kambei from Samurai 7
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HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! GOOD ONE



That made my day.


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There is one anime that stars a Japanese person.
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OBAMA amf LOLZ
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There's a black character in Shaman King and I hate how they made him look and act though. Big hair (afro), big lips, always telling jokes, shaman spirit was a cat from Africa even though he was from the U.S.(I think).
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loki866 wrote:

Have you ever noticed that you never see a black MAIN charterer?

I don't mean this to sound racist, but I have only found ONE Manga ever to star a black person.

I was just thinking about this.. are there many?? Or do I just not know of any?
(it was under grand hotel)


<sorry i hope this isn't a duplicate>





Michiko to Hatchin, it's a new anime that recently came out, it takes place in Central south America, Michiko is African and the main character though her daughter, Hatchin is fair skined, many of the characters are of some African decent, therefore African American or Latin American would describe the characters. I've heard of a manga with a black man as the main character, his name is swordfish and he's the ringleader of an American prison, granted it's hard core Yaoi so It's probably not to most people's liking, Kyou Kara Maou! did have an African American guy but he was a side character known for raising the souls of the two main characters and delivering them to their births, I think you'd be hard pressed to find African awareness in most asian media because fair skin has always been culturally coveted, also, most foreign interest in Japan would be concerning wealthy nations and wealthy businessmen/women, most of which have caucasian or Asian background, I've seen a decent amount of Arabic influence in various medias but I think that African awareness may be heightened slightly due to the recent election of Mr. Obama in the U.S., his support is also well aclaimed on an international level, perhaps it will become a light trend over the next couple years to include more African-based characters. I still highly doubt that there will be a major switch. Japanese media is made for the Japanese, they tend to be fairer in skin and darker skined Japanese are often the over-tanned bleach-haired Yankees, a far cry from the respectable image desired by the general population, the main thing is that anime is made to sell, and the media has been developed to incorporate light skin as the fashion of choice, to change that image would cost to much and limit short run sales in an already stagnative internal economy for too little value in a culture that isn't multicultural like that of the Americas. It's not a matter of racism it's a matter of sales maximization.

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Afro samurai.... although that is pretty racist in itself.... the black guy... obviously needs a afro.... bit of stereotyping
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You mean black not just African American...
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Bob Makihara from Tenjou Tenghe. Makihara is a real ethnic sounding name, isn't it? =P
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Loran Cehack from Turn A Gundam... I'm not quite sure that he's an African-American though.
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Dragon Ball Franchise.
Piccolo was black ;o (Don't deny it!)
Popo was black.
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