First  Prev  1  2  3  Next  Last
Post Reply Just wondering - Why are there no anime with colored people as the protagonists?
26418 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / Maryland
Offline
Posted 4/17/16
Why are there no anime with colored people as the protagonists. With the exception of afro samurai " which was a gimmick " I have not seen anime that had a black, hispanic, southern asian, or darker skin asian as the main character. Why?
2220 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 4/17/16
Money
52844 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
100 / M
Offline
Posted 4/17/16
They did made Blade Anime (Vampire series), and main character is black
628 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
29 / M / Sacramento, CA
Offline
Posted 4/17/16
My thoughts are because Japan simply doesn't have that many colored people (is that the pc way of saying that? fk it. I don't care) in their population.

When I visited, in the two weeks I was there, I only ever saw one group of black people (and no joke, it was at a KFC).
48423 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / M / AZ
Offline
Posted 4/17/16 , edited 4/17/16
Japan is full of Japanese.
Anime characters might have colored eyes and hair but they're still Japanese
14745 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 4/17/16
Insert your favorite jawdroppingly stereotyped depiction of Western "ethnic" characters here, from Japanese who've spent most of their lives never meeting one outside of American Hollywood movies.

I pick the big lovable black Miami(?) cop from Kaleido Star, he was just a big softie and Sora-fan at heart.
15947 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
20 / Cold and High
Offline
Posted 4/17/16
Visit Japan and you will understand...

anyway the american shows mostly has some of it, boondocks and some others out there.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkxID5Ye-Sg
12155 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / mmmm.... Tea...
Offline
Posted 4/17/16
Maybe it's artist preference?...

Either way, animators focus more on story telling.
26418 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / Maryland
Offline
Posted 4/17/16
Okay, so as imaginative and ridiculous as anime can be, skin color is too much. The untapped potential tho
15947 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
20 / Cold and High
Offline
Posted 4/17/16 , edited 4/17/16

che9458 wrote:
Okay, so as imaginative and ridiculous as anime can be, skin color is too much. The untapped potential tho
... -__- also potential?
.. they don't really have anything of that and why should they? (of story or culture)

4589 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19 / M / Winnipeg, MB.
Offline
Posted 4/17/16 , edited 4/17/16
You have to understand Japan is 99% Japanese people. And that other one percent is also mostly asian people from other countries. On top of that I think there would also be more white people than black, so it makes sense that not a lot of black characters are in anime that much. Also Simon from Durarara is black and you should totally watch that show.
26418 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / Maryland
Offline
Posted 4/17/16
"Potential"in pov storytelling or viewers. They watch western media just as much as we watch asian media. Why not?
6729 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / CA
Offline
Posted 4/17/16
They will probably make baby steps in that direction, they haven't even gotten around to making most animes with adult protagonists yet.
3515 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
20 / M / Indiana
Offline
Posted 4/17/16 , edited 4/17/16

octorockandroll wrote:

You have to understand Japan is 99% Japanese people. And that other one percent is also mostly asian people from other countries. On top of that I think there would also be more white people than black, so it makes sense that not a lot of black characters are in anime that much. Also Simon from Durarara is black and you should totally watch that show.



russia sushi russia sushi . sushi good for you
42339 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / F / New Jersey, USA
Offline
Posted 4/17/16
Don't forget Black Lagoon and Jorgumand.
First  Prev  1  2  3  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.