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Racism In Cosplay/Anime Community?
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Bashment wrote:
the point is that its a combination...also these guys are not starting to introduce more ethnicity into this world...people can find a lot of things to cosplay a lot of white characters has been introduced to anime(mostly europeaan) you have blacks, indians portuguese name it it's there


How, exactly, are the Japanese introducing more ethnicity when they vigilantly hate foreigners? Never mind the bollocks when you visit and they're purposefully nice to you in order to liberate your wallet from its heavy load of fresh green $USD. I'm talking about the hideous treatment Gaikokujin who are there to stay face, every single day.

I'm sure there are exceptions to the rule, of course. But let's not also forget the Pro-Japanese and Anti-Foreigner themes Anime is riddled with. I have lost track of the times a big, ugly, stupid Foreigner, implied to be American, gets his shit ruined by a cool, calm, collected Japanese man, who, by the power of YAMATO DAMASHII/KARATE/FUJI or some other common trope, is ultimately superior.

We will not forget, so as not to be sexist, the stereotypical Long-Haired White Bimbo(Cindy from IKAMUSUME, Matsumoto Rangiku from LAUNDRY CLEANING FLUID), who has Gag Boobs, is regularly introducing them to her friends, or having them pop out by accident, when she's not being shown up by a Superior Yamato Nadeshiko, who wears tasteful, concealing clothing. And there are tonnes of other Foreigner Stereotypes that are practically mainstays of the Anime/Manga world.

I won't bother talking about black people(in before all the jokes, all of them ) because they either don't show up, or are shown in the background running around stealing things, dealing drugs, prostitutes, guns, or getting killed. Before you mention Integra from Hellsing, or Yoruichi from the cleaning products story, I really doubt Integra is black as the story heavily implies her to be Indian in origin. Yoruichi doesn't seem black, either.



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If any anime was racist, it would ruin the image of some modern anime...... I hope there's no racism.... at least not in the anime that I have watched. Racism is never a good thing, and if someone ever tells me it is, than their is something wrong with them...


Honestly? I don't even care anymore. I used to concern myself about it, once. Nowadays, I'd still move to Japan. Even with all the horror stories of Japanese racism and how foreigners are treated. I just can't figure out what to do about my guns because, as far as I know, firearms are still illegal for civilians to have there. If they struck that law down, I'd be over there like a shot. Sorry about the pun.
Posted 2/22/12
In Japan, it's a crime for foreigners to cosplay. It's punishment is really quite severe >.<
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haikinka wrote:

In Japan, it's a crime for foreigners to cosplay. It's punishment is really quite severe >.<


I'd be more worried about the roving gangs of Yakuza in Saitama Prefecture, who rape and torture Gaikokujin to death, then seal the body in a metal drum filled with quicksetting concrete.

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mystic17 wrote:

Oh my. That video .... and that username .... sounds a lot like ProudAsianKid.


Anyway, if that's him, I'm surprised he trickled down to Youtube with his stupidity.


ROFLOL!! I remember that guy..or one of his many user accounts. He makes accounts like that all over the internet talking about "the cute Asian girls" and how Westerners can never be like them. He used to be over on Hongfire haha

Please do not take him seriously, but his posts used to be gold on some forums. And I doubt he's even Asian.

I didn't know he made it to CR but I'm not surprised.
Posted 2/22/12

indyfed wrote:


haikinka wrote:

In Japan, it's a crime for foreigners to cosplay. It's punishment is really quite severe >.<


I'd be more worried about the roving gangs of Yakuza in Saitama Prefecture, who rape and torture Gaikokujin to death, then seal the body in a metal drum filled with quicksetting concrete.



Back in my yakuza years, I saw that happen a few times. It crossed the line when we did it to a child Those days are behind me now...
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Posted 2/22/12
The second video is a troll video, obviously.
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mystic17 wrote:

Oh my. That video .... and that username .... sounds a lot like ProudAsianKid.


Anyway, if that's him, I'm surprised he trickled down to Youtube with his stupidity.


agreed it really does sound like him.very funny especially considering this artical
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2012/02/06/a-look-at-the-whiteness-of-japanese-anime-characters
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I understand the point they are making and it's mostly true. Still it saddens me to see these. Do we whine and bitch when japanese people dress up in star wars outfits?
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I don't give a shit.
Posted 2/23/12
I love this thread so much!
Posted 2/23/12

AKidEnraged wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qIlFmp2El0&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PaOMG34WTw

Really? Racism in anime and cosplay community now?


How do you feel about this?

How do you feel about racism being displayed in anime in general?


The following is not aimed at the author of this thread but more towards the uploader of the listed YouTube videos and comments made therein.

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I would have to question the mental state of the person who made the video since they seem to be overly obsessed with "psycho racist westerners".

I mean seriously. The people in the first video are as racist as me saying "what's up eh?" to a Canadian.

Secondly, the uploader continually calls Westerns "Inferior". That right there is about as Racist as you can get because you are demoralizing another race.

In addition the uploader continually cries about "stick to your own western race" yet I'm humored most anime characters are white. The ones that aren't are often horribly misrepresented and stereotyped, including "gaijin".

So I'll say it: Fuck you stereotypers, especially the asian uploader, and your fucked up pride.

Black People have black pride and it's ok

Asian People have asian pride and it's ok

White people can't have white pride because it's suddenly racist.

If I wanted to stereotype Asians I would say they don't know how to drive worth shit, double/triple park, borrow liberally from OUR culture and are generally still pissed about a war that was ended over 60 years ago.
Posted 2/23/12

LynnTerra wrote:

If I wanted to stereotype Asians I would say they don't know how to drive worth shit, double/triple park, borrow liberally from OUR culture and are generally still pissed about a war that was ended over 60 years ago.


How DARE you :O
Posted 2/23/12
I mean if you read everything that person said, flip it and have a white person say those things? Automatically you'd be labeled a racist.

But if an Asian or other minority says the very same things? "Oh it's pride, not racism".

Riiiiiight.

Plus looking at the sheer number of negatives against the video, I know I'm not alone in that opinion that the guy is a racist b-tard.
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Posted 2/23/12
Honestly, if the Japanese are still that sore over the Pacific War, they really ought to deploy every single element of the JSDF and defeat the terrorists in A-stan single-handedly with their YAMATO DAMASHII(Japanese Spirit), which is superior to even Allah.

Believe that. I talked to Allah and He was all like, "Man, I'm so glad my freedom fighters in the Middle East aren't fully engaging Japanese troops. That would be -terrible-."
Posted 2/23/12


look pal. you and your friend need to stop flamming the forums like a bunch of 6 year olds. you are annoying and off topic. An opinion is NEVER a fact and when you refer to someone as your Chauffeur you don't look at them as a higher person but a lower person who serves you.

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