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Do Anime characters look Caucasian to you?
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Posted 11/19/06
most anime ive seen has some obsession with france and german stuff, whats up with that
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Posted 11/19/06
Its not that they are white it just it would be really boreing and confuseing if all the characters had black hair and yellow skin.
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25 / M / UK
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Posted 11/19/06
Originally anime was intended to be the very opposite of asian. Though it has become more multicultural over the years.
But you just need to look at the basic design: long legs, big eyes and bright hair.
And yes, as someone said, a lot of this has to do with the second world war.
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Yeah all the animes have white people, nobody in Japan has blonde hair dude like Naruto or Vash but animes like Akira and Grave of the fireflies are just japanese
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Posted 11/19/06
Agreed but the models they used were so Japanese dont you think so
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26 / F / Wales
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Posted 1/2/07
It only hit me very recently that anime characters were supposed to be Japanese. Why yes, I am slow! It was when my friend said to me, while I secretly hooked them onto CCS; "None of them have blonde hair!!" And she was right. None of children in Sakura's class, and even school, had blonde hair. All had brown-black shades of hair. Yukito had silvery blue hair, but he was special ^_^

In the Negima Anime, all the girls looked the same, except the chinese girl was a little darker. And Negi, who was from Wales, rather than Japan like the rest of the girls, looked to have the same skin tone and looked very similar. (But the girls had blonde hair and blue eyes in this)

I think it depends on the artist ^_^ CLAMP seem to keep their drawings native to Japan. Even Kudo Kazahaya, who looked to have blonde hair in the manga, had brown hair in his cameo in xxxHolic.

Chi, in Chobits, had blonde hair, but she was a computer ^_^
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27 / M / USA
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Posted 1/2/07
well the best anime in the world FMA has basically nothing but white people in it but it is revelant to the story line....its set in an equivalent to germany i believe...
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22 / M / the darkness
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Posted 1/2/07
It may seem that way but I think they use a combination of races so that all people are represented
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26 / M / Where ever theres...
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Posted 1/2/07
I don't really find any of them as a specific race
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Posted 1/2/07
yeah sometimes. at first i thought they were and i got pissed 'cause the characters were always caucasian(sp?). but then i saw the last names and i was like OH MY GOD THEIR ASIAN!!!!!!
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Posted 1/2/07
I dont think they are actually white, but as a black person I wouldn't mind seeing more black characters, but until that happens I am fine with the way anime people look.
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27 / M / ** Besides Hell,...
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Posted 1/2/07
nope.....i don't think so...maybe at first they seemed..but if you look closely to the people in japan now they also wear blond, red,even blue hairs......they would only look caucasian to me if the narrator said so and if they speak their own language....

and also if they act like their own country act that way.....but i think they're made just that to represent all of us or to make the anime world seemed colorful and playful.....isn't it fun to watch them just as that?....i really like them with their colors and weird anime like expressions and gestures and all.....aint anime all that fun...eh?...

*Edited by mauz15
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27 / M / 大阪、日本
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Posted 1/2/07
Well the only reason Anime has characters unlike Japanese in to add more color into the anime and character. (Colors to show what kind of person and such like red black-dark evil). Since Japanese people are have mainly black hair and dark eyes, it would be very dull to see anime with people looking very similar to other people.
Of course it doesnt mean there arent any caucasian in any anime, but yeah
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25 / M / Star IV
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Posted 1/2/07
I guess, but at the same time they look asian.
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F / Japan
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Posted 1/2/07
I think so... which is why when I watch an anime made into a movie (like death note) ... I find it hard to find it well fitted to the anime. Atleast get the hair color right <_<

I mean they always have asian traits, and I obviously know their asian considering their names and location. Just sometimes it's hard to tell ... I mean some animes aren't based in Japan or even in this world so it becomes more complicating.
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