Anime taking in place in third world countries
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Posted 8/22/13
I've only watched 50 or so anime but I don't think any of them took place in a third world setting.

Post why you think this is and if you have watched any anime that fits this description, post it!
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Posted 8/22/13
Magi is set in the middle east.
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Posted 8/22/13
Its probably because its a topic that no one really wants to talk about out of pity. But, there are a lot that have stories that interact with or have scenes in third world countries.
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Posted 8/22/13 , edited 8/22/13
Because it's not glamorous. If you look at a lot of the current anime (stuff like C3 or Kiniro Mosaic), you'll see that it's really pretty. People don't really like to be confronted with the harsh realities of other places because it disturbs them. I'm definitely guilty of this myself; turning my eyes away from the people living in absolutely terrible conditions in India and watching anime and living my normal life.

EDIT: I guess it would be important to know if the OP simply was asking about setting area-wise, or including the realities of life in third world countries.
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Posted 8/22/13
FMA jumps back and forth with the Middle East. Also like another user said Magi , is one heck of an anime that focuses on the Middle Eastern theme .
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Posted 8/22/13 , edited 8/22/13
Third-world doesn't mean what everyone thinks it does. A third-world country doesn't necessarily mean an impoverished country. The term was coined after WWII with the rise of the cold war, with the US and Western Europe (Capitalists and NATO) being the 1st world and Russia and Eastern Europe (Communism and Warsaw Pact) as the 2nd world, and the rest of the world being labeled as a 3rd world that each of the other two were trying to recruit or influence. It just so happens that many of these countries were are are impoverished, so as long as setting is not a capitalist (or turning to capitalism) nation, or a major communist (or being controlled by a communist nation, or turning to communism) nation then it can be considered 3rd world.

That being said, anything that takes place before this time period wouldn't fall under any of the categories, because the idea of 3rd world countries is a political idea that didn't exist yet.

I don't know of any Anime, but this might clear things up for those that have and aren't sure or didn't realize it.

(sorry for the rant. I'm a History Major and couldn't resist)
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Posted 8/22/13

karishin32 wrote:

Magi is set in the middle east.


Back when the middle east was a hub of prosperity.

Thats an interesting question OP.
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Posted 8/22/13

MysticGon wrote:


karishin32 wrote:

Magi is set in the middle east.


Back when the middle east was a hub of prosperity.

Thats an interesting question OP.


Well considering Magi

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Posted 8/22/13 , edited 8/22/13
I guess the same goes for FMA, Jormungand and even Dragon Ball.
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