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View Poll Results: Toradora! - Episode 15 Rating
Perfect 10 17 20.73%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 31 37.80%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 24 29.27%
7 out of 10 : Good 8 9.76%
6 out of 10 : Average 1 1.22%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 0 0%
4 out of 10 : Poor 0 0%
3 out of 10 : Bad 0 0%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad 0 0%
1 out of 10 : Painful 1 1.22%
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Old 2009-01-22, 18:18   Link #161
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so..dying your hair blonde signifies what?
Dying your hair AT ALL in Japanese culture takes you out of the "right thinking success" stream and puts you in an outcast or lesser slot.
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Old 2009-01-23, 01:10   Link #162
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Dying your hair AT ALL in Japanese culture takes you out of the "right thinking success" stream and puts you in an outcast or lesser slot.
But honestly though, they could have done something more significant like have him vandalize stuff because well. Minorin's hair is red and Kanou's is blue.

Unless those are somehow natural of course.
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Old 2009-01-23, 01:18   Link #163
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The hair colors aren't real.

They're to help us differentiate between the characters and draw more attention to them.

So they all actually have black/brown hair, like normal Asians.
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Old 2009-01-23, 01:49   Link #164
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But honestly though, they could have done something more significant like have him vandalize stuff because well. Minorin's hair is red and Kanou's is blue.

Unless those are somehow natural of course.
Um, he died his hair in the source material.... he needed something that would immediately set him apart from what he was supposed to be when you looked at him. Its the same effect as a straight-A, church-going-evangelist, Eagle Scout, good boy showing up one day sporting a tattoo on his cheek, smoking, and "666" shaved into his hair. The power clique in Japan is pretty conservative.

There's no question that the "anime standard" haircolor to help differentiate worked against the effect though .... all that matters is that the Japanese viewers 'get it'.

When watching foreign film - part of the job of the viewer is to develop insight into foreign values and ways of thinking. Its kind of like good science fiction forcing one to get outside of their "whats normal" shell.

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