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All animes depict Japanese people as white or half white
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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.


I believe it's percieved to be the personification of the beauty of Geisha's. I could be wrong though. It's been a few years since I was there.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


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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.


Good. I once had a discussion about this on another forum and said something like that. They guy making the 'anime characters are western and Asians worship whites' argument called me racist. It was the funniest and saddest thing. Still not as bad as when people think it's impossible to be racist toward white people. That train of thought it just strange.
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Posted 6/2/15

dotsforlife wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


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.


I believe it's percieved to be the personification of the beauty of Geisha's. I could be wrong though. It's been a few years since I was there.



Oh, okay then.
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Sorry to hear it.
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Posted 6/2/15 , edited 6/2/15

quinb8 wrote:

I wanted to open a discussion on about why japanese people depict themselves with euopean attributes in anime. This seems to be the most popular form of media throughout asia and it propagates self-image issues from early ages. I am interested in all aspects of this topic. Watchoo think?


I've closed this because there's already an active thread on the basic subject. Please feel free to read the responses and share your thoughts there:

forumtopic-901371/why-are-all-anime-characters-white
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