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Post Reply Why do some of us find anime characters attractive? Serious question about psychology.
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Posted 7/6/15

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Well if you look at it. It's in a sense an idealization of a beautiful young woman. I am using Rinslet from Bladedance in this example.

Large eyes, small nose, small mouth, thin eye-brows. Those are characteristics that are usually seen as attractive on real women, here they are emphasized. In addition you have smooth voluminous hair, which is not impossible for real women, but a definitely a chore to attain. Finally you have a lack of wrinkles, which is another sign of youth and beauty in real women once again emphasized here, and then you have perfect proportions between healthy and feminine, which again not impossible in real life but definitely a chore.

Of course peoples tastes are subjective, however the general Japanese flavor seems to be how I described it as many of them attempt to attain looks similar in real life through cosmetics and other means.


I almost forgot about personality. The characters are written to suit how a man would ideally like a woman to act as opposed how they are prone to act. It's not all sexist, aside from the women's appearances and and generally devotion to the main character in many shonens and harem animes, the women are actually written to be quite capable, at least insofar as to not make the main character obsolete. Perhaps the best example of this is Infinite Stratos. You may think that anime is sexist, however all of the girls have proven to be more capable fighters than the main character. They also have some special skills that they excel at in which they are either ahead of or on par with the main character. For example, Kanzashi has engineering skills that far surpass Ichika's, while Houki is a slightly better swordsman than Ichika. Ichika, the main character, on the other hand is kept relevant by giving him skills that pleasure people. He is the best cook out of the group, and apparently gives great massages. So on that not you really have to ask yourself, is wanting to be loved, both physically and emotionally, such a wrong thing when you have respect for the other person(s)?



I'm a Charlotte fan myself. You're right at the end of the day my waifus just fill the void of what I don't really have physically. And I'm just fine with that at least for the time being.


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Simple, there meant to be attractive, that is there purpose, to catch the eye and establish a false reality of cat girs :3


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I'm so glad i podfrd this thread. There are so many varying I interpretations. I do feel a lot better about my attraction to my waifus now too. The whole point of the thread was to spark a conversation to see a wide range of opinions. And you guys kept me reading.
Posted 7/6/15
Because they look like human.

We aren't attracted to ninja turtles or pokemons because they're not human forms.
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VZ68 wrote:



Not enough glasses?







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Swimsuits and glasses aren't doing it for you, huh?

This calls for a serious dosage of Tatenashi.



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Jeez. This is the kind of user I'm turning into...


You both have amazing taste
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GayAsianBoy wrote:

Because they look like human.

We aren't attracted to ninja turtles or pokemons because they're not human forms.


Relevant.


Poor Gardevoir.


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You both have amazing taste


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GayAsianBoy wrote:

Because they look like human.

We aren't attracted to ninja turtles or pokemons because they're not human forms.


I was going to mention Gardevoir but somebody beat me to it...
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