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Old 2015-07-18, 02:15   Link #1
judasmartel
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Slavic Characters in Anime

Sorry if this is the wrong forum, but are there any Slavic characters (e.g. Serbs, Croatians, Slovenes, Slovaks, etc.) that I don't know of in anime?

Because most Eastern European anime characters I know of are usually Russian. But then there's Lithuania, Belarus, etc. from Axis Powers Hetalia.

I'm considering creating a Slavic character in my original fic just in case Anime doesn't have enough of them yet. I'm leaning towards a Croatian, so that her rival would be a Serbian.

Many thanks in advance.
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Old 2015-07-18, 02:23   Link #2
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Eureka Seven AO has a characer named Ivica Tanović who's definitely Slavic (I believe Serbian).
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Old 2015-07-18, 05:51   Link #3
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Assassination Classroom have a character, named Irina Jelavic. Considering her name, mast likely she is Slavic, but not Russian.
Sekai Seifuku: Boryaku no Zvezda have Ukranian character.
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Old 2015-07-18, 06:56   Link #4
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Fate/Zero has a minor Slavic character. Verrrry minor.
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Old 2015-07-18, 09:18   Link #5
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Hmm, barring Eureka Seven and Hetalia (and God knows whatever else), I guess more Slavic characters are a recent trend, huh?
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Old 2015-07-18, 10:36   Link #6
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Don't some Czechs show up in Monster?
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Old 2015-07-18, 12:29   Link #7
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Don't some Czechs show up in Monster?
That's because it's set in Europe?

Hmm, haven't heard of any Croatians and Slovenes yet, though.

I have a question, though. IIRC it's already a legend that Slavic men are one of the most badass, while the women are one of the hottest in the world.

What are your thoughts on the way Slavic characters are portrayed in anime, compared to Chinese and other European (e.g German, French, etc.) characters?
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Socrates -> Plato -> Aristotle -> Alexander the Great (conqueror of worlds)

Ng Mui -> Yim Wing Chun -> Leung Bok-Chao -> many generations -> Leung Jan -> Leung Bik -> Yip Man -> Bruce Lee (conqueror of men)

Ayako Kawasumi -> Mamiko Noto -> Kana Hanazawa (conqueror of boys XD) -> ???
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Old 2015-07-19, 07:48   Link #8
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That's because it's set in Europe?

Hmm, haven't heard of any Croatians and Slovenes yet, though.

I have a question, though. IIRC it's already a legend that Slavic men are one of the most badass, while the women are one of the hottest in the world.

What are your thoughts on the way Slavic characters are portrayed in anime, compared to Chinese and other European (e.g German, French, etc.) characters?
Ikoku Meiro is set in France and doesn't have a single slavic character.

As for the slavs, if they ever show up in a show they are portrayed fairly normal.
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Old 2015-07-19, 15:00   Link #9
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There is a minor character in Code Geass: Monica Kruszewski
Surname suggest Polish origin.

Also Czesław Meyer may be Polish.
First name (Czesław) is a Polish one
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His first name: Czesław (Pronounced in Polish as:Chess-wahf (Czesław)), contains the slavic elements chest meaning "honour" and slav meaning "glory". His last name " "Meyer" on the other hand comes from the middle high German word "meiger" meaning high or superior, used often for landlord
Well, Poland and Germany were neighbours for thousand years, so is not uncommon to find a German/Austrian with Polish surname and Pole with German surname.

Czes (チェス Chesu) - Czesiu is a denumitive form of Czesław in Polish. (side note, Polish "w" sound like English "v", English "w" sounds like Polish "ł". xd

However I bet this is the most know Polish character in anime xd



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