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Are there many anime characters of african decent or Caucasian?
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Ill add one more because it suppose to be set in Mexico with Caucasian and Mexicans. CIA german Drs. So there is plenty of anime with diversity.

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Posted 12/23/12
I don't see many, but that's to my understanding normal for anime. There aren't a ton of african-descendants in Japan, where most anime is set or loosely based on, and most basically use neutral ivory-peach-tan-brown skin tones and add variation with the color of eyes and color/style of hair. Anime artists don't tend to worry about the race of the characters, so they draw from what's around them and add in their imagination~
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I don't see many, but that's to my understanding normal for anime. There aren't a ton of african-descendants in Japan, where most anime is set or loosely based on, and most basically use neutral ivory-peach-tan-brown skin tones and add variation with the color of eyes and color/style of hair. Anime artists don't tend to worry about the race of the characters, so they draw from what's around them and add in their imagination~


After posting several good animes with diversity Ill give you a big one Lot of viewers must watch limited anime.

Hellsing Set Basically in Europe.

Posted 12/23/12

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After posting several good animes with diversity Ill give you a big one Lot of viewers must watch limited anime.

Hellsing Set Basically in Europe.



Yeah, most people watch the anime that is shown on tv, or is talked about or made by a popular anime company or writer.
The more mainstream either lack much diversity or aren't noticeably using variance or setting it somewhere else.
A lot of what teens watch are the school life romcoms set in Japanese high schools, or otherwise imaginatively lacking in character design~
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NatakeErru wrote:


FLjerry2011 wrote:


After posting several good animes with diversity Ill give you a big one Lot of viewers must watch limited anime.

Hellsing Set Basically in Europe.



Yeah, most people watch the anime that is shown on tv, or is talked about or made by a popular anime company or writer.
The more mainstream either lack much diversity or aren't noticeably using variance or setting it somewhere else.
A lot of what teens watch are the school life romcoms set in Japanese high schools, or otherwise imaginatively lacking in character design~


Good answer I watch all genres which gives me a more diverse view.It's there you just have to look.I love Crunchyroll but I think the more hardcore diverse anime is on Funimation.Hey I didnt even touch space or ailens yet but that another race,species.
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Some thing I wonderd is, how many animes haves main or side character that is of african decent (black) and witch anime are they from? am not trying to stir up a race debate just curious. Also do you think there should be more black anime character leading roles? are black anime characters the same as any othe character of all races personality wise and role wise or are there stereotyped? The same goes for Caucasians are there many Caucasian characters or all most light skin japanese characters? are Caucasian anime characters stereotyped or not. Honest opinions please.



Revisting this how come a lot of the anime characters dont look asian especially the girls.The settings may be japan but I relate to them as Caucasian.Really a lot of the males dont look asian either.Even not being dubbed I get that a lot.
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Bob Makihara from Tenjho Tenge
Many of the characters from GoSick
Nagi Sanzenin is bi-racial because her dad had the same hair & eyes as her and wasn't from Japan (possibly Europe because of his surname)
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Bob Makihara from Tenjho Tenge
Many of the characters from GoSick
Nagi Sanzenin is bi-racial because her dad had the same hair & eyes as her and wasn't from Japan (possibly Europe because of his surname)


I see CR has GoSick worth watching?
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I see CR has GoSick worth watching?
I liked Gosick quite a bit. You should check it out.

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i agree anime characters are white people with japanese names we all know this
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hmm bro how many black russians have you seen in real life 0
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This whole thread is funny to me.. especially the 2 people who keep arguing about whether or not Naruto is Asian or White... I don't want to claim him as part of my race.. he's to stupid! No I don't hate Naruto I read it every week but I still think he's pretty dumb.. he's little smarter now.. a little.
I pretty much think of most anime characters as Asian unless otherwise stated in the anime, like Ciel from Kuroshitsuji, he's British.
Also Simon from Durarara he's a Black Russian.. who works at a sushi bar! How AWESOME is he!!
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I'm gonna take it way back with this one


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YukinoMiyazawa wrote:

Michiko to Hatchin is a good anime with black characters. I haven't seen it but it's set in Brazil and most of the characters are Black/Afro-Brazilian. Michiko Malandro is the main character and she's Afro-Brailizan.



There's also Atsuko Jackson and other characters.


If you've watched Cowboy Bebop or Eureka 7 (and even Durarara!! had a black character--Simon) there's also some black side characters, though in "traditional" anime, black characters are usually uncommon, and are especially rare as main characters/protagonists. Most are either ambiguously brown or just tan (like Momo Adachi in Peach Girl or the Ganguro Trio that shows up occasionally). It's Japan after all. I don't expect a country with the majority of the very small percent of foreigners they have in their country (which are mainly limited to Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, and Filipino) to portray black or sometimes even white characters. Japan is a homogeneous country, which means the far, far majority of its people are Japanese. Personally, I think countries like the U.S., Canada, etc. should work harder to portray muti-racial and multi-ethnic groups, because it's a sad world if homogeneous places like Japan have more "people of color" in their cartoons and animations than those places.


Watching Michko and Hatchin as episodes come out.And yes it is a good anime and doesnt matter what race they are it is good.





(she looks like Richelle Carey mmmmmmmmmmm)
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