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Bern-san 2012-10-20 17:45

Anime with non-japanese MC?
 
I was talking to a non-otaku friend and he asked if anime had non-japanese characters.
I told him that yes but then he wanted me to tell him animes with black or hispanic main characters.

The only one I could think of was Afro Samurai. Can you name more animes with main characters who aren't caucasian or asian?

Midnight2352 2012-10-20 17:49

Black Lagoon has a character who is black.

Bern-san 2012-10-20 17:53

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Originally Posted by Midnight2352 (Post 4405137)
Black Lagoon has a character who is black.

Yes, but Rock and Revy are the main characters and Dutch is more of a secondary one. I'm looking for one where the black person or south american is the main character

Kaihan 2012-10-20 18:04

Vash the Stampede from Trigun?

I think the entire cast of Baccano! fits that requirement as well.

Midnight2352 2012-10-20 18:06

Uhmmm...How about Ah My Goddess? It has a main female character who is black. Here's the picture http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...oPiMKVnK0RUo6Z

I would also suggest School Rumble. The main male character is black. Here's the picture for it as well. http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...yrthlgQ9eiuvdj

totoum 2012-10-20 18:24

Michiko to Hatchin is set in south america and the main characters are all latinos

Sackett 2012-10-20 19:51

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Originally Posted by Midnight2352 (Post 4405150)
Uhmmm...How about Ah My Goddess? It has a main female character who is black. Here's the picture http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...oPiMKVnK0RUo6Z

I would also suggest School Rumble. The main male character is black. Here's the picture for it as well. http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...yrthlgQ9eiuvdj

Urd is not Black (ie African). She is half-demon- and a Nord, ie: Scandinavian.

I don't know for sure but I'm pretty sure that character in School Rumble is not black either, I think he's Japanese.

I can't think of any Black or Hispanic main characters. I can think of several secondary or support characters, but not main characters.

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2012-10-20 20:14

Gundam 00:
The main character is a pure middle-eastern boy called Soran Ibrahim but code-named as Setsuna F. Seiei. He's a grown-up in the 2nd Season of 00 and his skin was shown a little bit more dark-brownish than the previous season.

creb 2012-10-20 22:52

They're definitely on the rare side. The Japanese seem to have a huge boner for Caucasians, and it's rare to see a Black MC, and even rarer to see Latinos at all.

If I had to pick one show, I guess it'd be:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-p...by_Manamiy.png

Michiko to Hatchin

Manglobe did a lot of things different. First off, making a Latino MC is almost unheard of, and when it does occur, is usually far less in your face about it. Throw in lots of Brazilian music, and eschewing voice actresses for actual screen actors for the main roles. Though, to be fair, Michiko is only one of the MCs. The other is Hatchin, who's about as white looking as you can get. :heh:

I can't speak for the Japanese, but I know in western fandom circles, this show was largely ignored when it came out, and I can't help but feel that it was partly due to an inherent bigotry among a fanbase far more comfortable with certain racial/physical characteristics of most mainstream anime characters.

Definitely one of the more under-appreciated anime to come out of Japan in the last decade.

Kleo Scanti 2012-10-21 00:02

Definitely Michiko to Hatchin.

There is also Sakura Wars New York with one of the main characters, Sagiitta, being and African-American.

Konakaga 2012-10-21 00:04

A very major set of brother and sister are both black in Revolutionary Girl Utena, though Utena isn't black, but they are probably the most important characters in the series besides her.

NoemiChan 2012-10-21 01:03

Seen the classic Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water? She's Atlantian ..I think....

Bern-san 2012-10-21 06:30

Thank you for all those answers!
I will check out Michiko to Hatchin and Gundam 00, the other ones I've already watched them

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2012-10-21 06:55

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Originally Posted by Bern-san (Post 4406093)
Thank you for all those answers!
I will check out Michiko to Hatchin and Gundam 00, the other ones I've already watched them

Before you invest your time watching Gundam 00, hereís a pic of the main character just to see if itís to your liking:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1HoKMgT-v6...00/setsuna.jpg

Jan-Poo 2012-10-22 08:35

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Originally Posted by Sackett (Post 4405304)
I don't know for sure but I'm pretty sure that character in School Rumble is not black either, I think he's Japanese.

His name is Kenji Harima, he's 100% Japanese.

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Originally Posted by GenjiChan (Post 4405731)
Seen the classic Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water? She's Atlantian ..I think....

She can work. Her true ethnicity is fictional but she is by canon considered black by the western people she meets.


Now finding anime with black and hispanic as main characters is really hard.
Non caucasian or asian is a little easier.

There's the recent "Magi - The Labyrinth of Magic" whose characters are likely middle estern given the fact they are based on One Thousand and One Nights caracters.

It's a pity they never made an anime out of the "El Viento" trilogy since the main character "Annet" is peruvian.

MisaoFan 2012-10-22 08:42

How about giving El Cazador de la Bruja a shot ? The story is supposed to take place in Latin America, just like Michiko e Hatchin.

totoum 2012-10-22 08:52

Just a couple others I remembered

El cazador de la Bruja is set in mexico, can't remember where ellis comes from but Nadie's mexican.

(edit:lol misao fan just beat me to it!)

Jormungand there's two central characters,the woman koko is caucasian but the boy Jonah is african.

Kirarakim 2012-10-22 08:54

What about Sailor Pluto from Sailor Moon. I don't know where she is from specifically but I don't think she is Caucasian or Asian.


She's not the main character of course but she is one of the heroes.

Jan-Poo 2012-10-22 09:35

I guess the OP really wants a main character and not just one of the heroes. Else Cyborg 009 main cast has people from every corner of the world including an African and a Native American.

risingstar3110 2012-10-22 12:47

Well not enitely accurate but the real MC of Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon S2 was a certain Western ninja, and a pair of Spanish couple.

Can be counted as Hispanic, i suppose?


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