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All animes depict Japanese people as white or half white
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Posted 6/2/15
I'm confused on why this topic keeps coming up lol. I mean anime has a certain style. A lot of times as mentioned earlier characters from IS have the same anime style with stereotype traits for different ethnicities i.e. Hair, look etc. In other anime those that aren't japanese are clearly different, americans are either super tan "which is a california/hollywood thing" or noticeably whiter all buff than the japanese characters. Lots of asian cultures view very fair skin as pretty which is therefore close to white. But not all white americans are white white anyway.


american to the right is huge, blonde hair blue eyes, japanese is white but slender, i don't think japanese character should be yellow with hella slanted eyes lol


its obvious when there doing american characters. or characters from different cultures, i think people will just look at it from how they want but i think this is easy
Posted 6/2/15
white people who watch anime talk about this way to much, chill guys its a show
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Posted 6/2/15 , edited 6/2/15

kimchino wrote:

white people who watch anime talk about this way to much, chill guys its a show


Except on both occasions these threads popped up neither OP was white.
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Posted 6/2/15
they dont.. fix your contrast/brightness on screen ...
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Posted 6/2/15
I tend to hear the whole "Asians idolize white people" when it comes to these things.
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Posted 6/2/15 , edited 6/2/15
Well obviously they're white because Japanese people can't have blonde hair. To my knowledge Japanese people also can't have blue, purple, pink etc. hair either so anime characters have to be white, right? Like that's totally what white people look like you know.

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Posted 6/2/15 , edited 6/2/15

qualeshia3 wrote:

I tend to hear the whole "Asians idolize white people" when it comes to these things.


It's not white people per say... just the skin tone. Japanese people like white skin for some reason.
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Posted 6/2/15
white wouldn't be visibly defined ... half white would be gray ...
Posted 6/2/15

dotsforlife wrote:


kimchino wrote:

white people who watch anime talk about this way to much, chill guys its a show


Except on both occasions these threads popped up neither OP was white.


well, for most people i know irl and others i see on the internet, people who think this way tend to be white. im not trying to say that it only applies to the people on cr
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Posted 6/2/15 , edited 6/2/15
They aren't white, and Japanese people tend to be surprised when they hear foreigners think they are. Let me give an example that is easy to relate to, The Simpsons. A majority of the characters in The Simpsons are the color yellow, yet we associated them with being white, despite clearly being the color yellow. This is because, from our societies point of view, white is the default human. It works similarly in anime. There is no need to to make the anime character actually look Japanese, because they already do to the majority of the audience, since that is their default view of what a human looks like, unless tropes show otherwise ( for example, foreigner characters generally have blue eyes, blonde hair ). I hope I have enlightened you on the subject, as people tend to ask this question rather frequently.
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Posted 6/2/15

qualeshia3 wrote:

I tend to hear the whole "Asians idolize white people" when it comes to these things.


I don't want to sound racist but pretty much every time I hear stuff like "those people love/worship us," it is usually by a white American. Probably has something to do with cultural values and the style of upbringing. This is probably of no strict fault of their own, but it makes me want to tell them to get over themselves but that's something for another time.
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Posted 6/2/15
He's got a point, there are anime that do look more specific asian than others and then there are others that look more white. I dont think it matters either way though, dont read too much into it.
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Posted 6/2/15

dotsforlife wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

I tend to hear the whole "Asians idolize white people" when it comes to these things.


It's not white people per say... just the skin tone. Japanese people like white skin for some reason.



I wonder why that is.
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Posted 6/2/15

Morbidhanson wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

I tend to hear the whole "Asians idolize white people" when it comes to these things.


I don't want to sound racist but pretty much every time I hear stuff like "those people love/worship us," it is usually by a white American. Probably has something to do with cultural values and the style of upbringing. This is probably of no strict fault of their own, but it makes me want to tell them to get over themselves but that's something for another time.



Didn't sound racist to me at least.
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Posted 6/2/15
idk why this keeps coming up but, to me, anime characters don't look white they look japanese. The faces are the same for every ethnicity on animes pretty much so that isn't really a factor. The hairstyle and clothes style are what make the characters look me japanese to me.
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