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What ethnic Minority would you like seen casted in an anime?

 
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Post by adamgnome » Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:37 pm

The character's skin colour shouldn't matter at all.

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Post by beginner » Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:52 pm

You should add the "all" option. Otherwise you will sound like your being racist.

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Post by Dragoon2044 » Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:49 pm

One major difference between Japanese animation and everything else is that manga and anime in general do not physically identify a race of people or classify an individual or group of individuals as such. Instead, characters might wear different clothing, act in certain way, have an exaggerated accent to accomodate the difference in culture, slightly different skin color is reference to the setting the story takes place, and persons name. For the most part this would apply to all Japanese animation.

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Post by Maromi » Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:35 am

I'm moving this to the anime forum, but keep in mind that anime generally doesn't focus on race. Nationality is used sometimes to give the viewer a sense of location, but not race.

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Post by saiato » Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:56 am

I agree with Maromi. Japan Isn't as diverse as America, so most anime has a cast of mainly Japanese people. The different races are used to say "We're not in Japan anymore."

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