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Posted 2/1/11

Shabbernigdo wrote:

never seen the boondocks have ya.

Its may not me made in japan but itsart style and general over tone is the same and most of the chars are black.


Bondocks is not anime
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30 / M / New York City
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Posted 2/1/11
anime is an asian thing so i guess we often see asian char can't really complain... in america cartoon or action cartoon it's diverse because america is diverse...
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Posted 2/1/11
No unless there REALLY good story and art. Even though it wouldnt become popular with most fans, and 95% of them are probably white it Asian or another non black race or ethnicity
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Posted 2/2/11
How dare you not mention Pyuunma from Cyborg 009 (though the manga did draw him in the Blackface/monkey-style manner)? He's likely the earliest major character of anime (1960s anime) that's black.
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Posted 2/2/11

Shabbernigdo wrote:

never seen the boondocks have ya.

Its may not me made in japan but itsart style and general over tone is the same and most of the chars are black.




ah, thank you - I stand corrected. I've seen all three seasons of the Boondocks and I'm not sure how to react to it as a white person. On one hand, several of the characters make no sense to me, particularly Uncle Rukus. I realize that the characters are broadly drawn and meant as satirical and political commentary, but I still find many of them borrow from some very damaging Afro-American steroetypes. Much of the language used makes me cringe, particuarly when black characters refer to themselves and each other with an epitaph that has been used in a derogatory fashion. I fully agree with the series being on Adult Swim. I don't think I'd be comfortable with it in an earlier time slot, where younger audiences could see it and take the commentary for something other than satire. Or worse, repeat what they hear at school or in a situation which could get them beaten within an inch of their lives. I wouldn't necessarily call Huey a hero, either, save for the fact he tends to use his brain a little more often tha Riley (who is just downright scary). Okay, make that far more often than Riley.

As for Afro-Samurai, again, that's not anime, although it is much closer to anime than the Boondocks. Both films are more like the 1970's 'blaxploitation' flicks than anime, though the series is made by Gonzo, right?. They aren't bad animation and I wouldn't mind watching them again, but they aren't anime in the classic sense of being of Japanese origin, meant for a Japanese audience.
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Posted 2/3/11
There's a Black character in Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Louis Mashengo. he's not that bad a character (Sadly underdeveloped) but he is shown to be a compotent fighter in armed combat, but then there's this.....

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27 / M / Australia
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Posted 2/3/11
it would be um... Different.
Thats all i will say
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23 / F / Canada
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Posted 2/4/11
Michiko to Hatchin is the first anime i've seen were the main character is an awesome, sexy, cool , badassed black chick!!
the show is full of people of different races which is interesting to see in an anime, the anime is really entertaining and Michiko is one
of the most kickass anime girls i've ever seen!!!

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Posted 2/4/11
THank you for showing me Mitchiko to Hatchin i hope to catch up on it. But the reality of doing black anime is hard to really come by if it not done right. Or that matter tastefully. Japan is loving the american and hip hop culture. So I can only see a black lead in anime when the main them of the show will entail hip hop.
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Posted 2/4/11 , edited 2/4/11
I find it unusual when ever i see black characters in japanese anime, for me personally.
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Posted 2/4/11
I am a black male from America. I'll be honest. It wouldn't matter if they were flippin blue. The art and graphics have to be on point and the story has to be tight. If either is off target the series will flop. Period. I do wish you well on your anime series. Stay positive and go for your dreams. Peace.
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Posted 2/5/11

AkatsukiShadows wrote:

Michiko to Hatchin is the first anime i've seen were the main character is an awesome, sexy, cool , badassed black chick!!
the show is full of people of different races which is interesting to see in an anime, the anime is really entertaining and Michiko is one
of the most kickass anime girls i've ever seen!!!




wasn't she brazilian?
Posted 2/5/11
I would like to see one thats not hip hopish afro samurai was cool and all but eh i would like to see one protrayed as more diverse =/
Posted 2/5/11

Natendowii wrote:

There's a Black character in Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Louis Mashengo. he's not that bad a character (Sadly underdeveloped) but he is shown to be a compotent fighter in armed combat, but then there's this.....



pft hahah xD that one made me lol
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