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Posted 7/11/12
Most of the "Americans" in anime have terrible English enunciation, and they always speak better Japanese >.>
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Also , any Japanese character that came from America or USA always have an attitude too.

A fine example is Echizen form Prince of Tennis and Kagami from Kuroko no Basket .

I cant remember the others .

Wait the female soccer team /players from Area no Kishi
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They can also be ridiculously over-the-top, and that can include their weapon usage.

Dan Eagleman in Guilty Crown isn't a bad example.
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I think your right about the last point. having guns... I was born in a state where there were more guns than people.
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1. They kiss mouth to mouth or to cheek as if it's nothing (casual kiss)
Yeah as other's have said probably just had this one lumped in.
2. They all have blonde hair and blue eyes.
My guess is this one got lumped in as well but I'm more or less clueless as to why its not even a "funny" or common stereotype.
3. They are all loud or obnoxious.
At times I find this hard to deny.
4. They are messy
We are kind of to blame for this with the whole messy kid/teen/men stereotype's they just took it a bit further.
5. They are exhibitionists (they don't care about being seen naked or what-not)
Ok, once again lumped in with a generally European stereotypes I'm starting to get insulted.
6. They all have guns and they all know how to use one.
Well we do have more gun's then citizens.


deadpanditto wrote:

They can also be ridiculously over-the-top, and that can include their weapon usage.

Dan Eagleman in Guilty Crown isn't a bad example.


All I can say is at least he died a somewhat heroic death, I was expecting a lot worse from him after seeing some far worse one's, such as the American from Neuro who, while played to the extreme for comedy was still serious enough to put some people I know off the show.

Also how have we gotten this far without mentioning my personal favorite Chibodee Crocket
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uhohimdead wrote:

yeah... they tend to stereotype americans don't they
Jormungand's Scarecrow had some of those qualities

at least what goes around comes around when it comes to japanese in american animations


I would say that Scarecrow is a VERY special case. Chocolate doesn't behave like him at all, isn't she American as well?
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In an anime called Hetalia, there is a character called America lol. He loves hamburgers and he calls himself a hero. I got some of this from Wikipedia.
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If you look hard enough you'll find a Japan citizen has made a Japanese manga about French kissing tradition infused with Japan (home) lifestyle... The French have a five kiss greeting I think... It's all about the creator's interest.
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AHTL wrote:


uhohimdead wrote:

yeah... they tend to stereotype americans don't they
Jormungand's Scarecrow had some of those qualities

at least what goes around comes around when it comes to japanese in american animations


I would say that Scarecrow is a VERY special case. Chocolate doesn't behave like him at all, isn't she American as well?

this is all we know about her


A CIA asset in South Africa assigned to work with Scarecrow. She's more sympathetic to Koko and secretly works as Koko's informant.
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animegrl171 wrote:

In an anime called Hetalia, there is a character called America lol. He loves hamburgers and he calls himself a hero. I got some of this from Wikipedia.


Well Hetalia did it to all nation though, its just easier to make fun of America lol .. but I do love the Burger , Fries and Shake associated to him ha ha h and everytime Konishi san does this character , he has a funny grin in his face lol
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iashakezula wrote:


animegrl171 wrote:

In an anime called Hetalia, there is a character called America lol. He loves hamburgers and he calls himself a hero. I got some of this from Wikipedia.


Well Hetalia did it to all nation though, its just easier to make fun of America lol .. but I do love the Burger , Fries and Shake associated to him ha ha h and everytime Konishi san does this character , he has a funny grin in his face lol
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deadpanditto wrote:


Vu-vu wrote:

I remember seeing an anime with an American character who is ALWAYS threatening to sue lol. The rest of the cast ended up characterizing her as a "tsundere".


That's Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.



uhohimdead wrote:


Vu-vu wrote:

I remember seeing an anime with an American character who is ALWAYS threatening to sue lol. The rest of the cast ended up characterizing her as a "tsundere".


would that be from Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei?


lol Yup, that's it! I was to lazy to look up the title earlier so I figured people will remember for me since it was a popular anime at one point. Thanks!
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Don't forget that they are tall, have "deep" voices, are aggressive, the women are slutty and have "big" boobies, the men are muscular, and we all wear sunglasses. And of course hamburgers, even though it's pretty hip to be vegetarian.

I don't know about the kissing thing, it seems more like we think that's gross unless you're doing that with your hubby/girlfriend. We just consider that a European thing.


deadpanditto wrote:


Vu-vu wrote:

I remember seeing an anime with an American character who is ALWAYS threatening to sue lol. The rest of the cast ended up characterizing her as a "tsundere".


That's Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.


I don't even think she was American, I think they mentioned her not being able to speak English.
Posted 7/12/12 , edited 7/12/12
Light Kids on the Slope spoilers. (Not that bad though)



But yeah, it is kind of interesting how they portray us. It could be a lot worse considering our history. -_-;

And to be honest a lot of it isn't inaccurate, even if it is stereotyping a bit.
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karmacide wrote:

Light Kids on the Slope spoilers. (Not that bad though)



But yeah, it is kind of interesting how they portray us. It could be a lot worse considering our history. -_-;

And to be honest a lot of it isn't inaccurate, even if it is stereotyping a bit.


It's a stereotype for a reason. I personally have seen some jaw-droppingly bad behavior more than once when I was traveling in Europe. To be fair, citizens of other countries do stupid crap too. The only difference is that Americans tend to call attention to the fact that they are Americans.

You know what they say about bad apples....
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