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In america ,england and germany we have lots of animated shows with little to no human characters(even for adults) ..but in anime there is so few and far in between of shows that don't focus on human characters. Why is that?
the only show I can think of that has an animal as a protagonist is Giga Nagareboshi Gin and Ginga Densetsu weed
http://youtu.be/5iQZQVhX_m0 and really old stuff like kimba the white lion. Why is it so less common nowadays? what do you guys think?

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Posted 8/8/13
well um wolfs rain and claymore are non human
Posted 8/8/13 , edited 8/8/13
Well, I think Japan prefers hybrids.

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Spice and Wolf along with Wolf's Rain are the two most noticeable examples that popped into my head. Other maybe like Fruits Basket and I'm currently watching Kemono no Souja Erin that's pretty decent.
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Posted 8/8/13
People can't relate to animal characters.


See Polar bear cafe and Eccentric Family.
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Posted 8/8/13
yeah but they are disguised as humans for most of the time.
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To be fair, most animal characters barely act like animals anyway. They're just humans with animal (or anthropomorphic I guess) bodies. Actually, since people mentioned it, Wolf's Rain is one of the few series featuring animal characters where they actually acted pretty inhuman! A shame they didn't bother to animate them as wolves more often.
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Posted 8/9/13
megaman and astro boy would like to speak their case
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Posted 8/9/13
Dog and Scissors
Chi's Sweet Home
Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki
Hamtaro
Koneko no Studio
(I guess you could say Sonic since technically hedgehog)
That's just off the top of my head though.
I guess it just isn't as popular as cute girls doing cute things
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Posted 8/9/13

RolexKid wrote:

megaman


except the series choose the wrong guy... Zero all the way.
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Posted 8/9/13

AnimeKami wrote:


RolexKid wrote:

megaman


except the series choose the wrong guy... Zero all the way.


haha i'm all for Bass
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