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Old 2008-09-22, 05:37   Link #61
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I guess you win on technicality that Yoruichi is black, but that's not exactly what I meant.

I looked up the other two and... they be hurtin' =\
there's also a hot one in cowboy bebop

Well in episode 116 of bleach she's referred to as "kuro onna" (black women)

but forget the lack of black people in anime what the ambiguity of it? I can't tell how many show I've watch where I've seen I character that has African feature but since the show never never says it I don't know if she's african
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Old 2008-09-22, 13:38   Link #62
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Its better to keep our Singaporean behavious to ourselves lol

The only stereotypes we can produce would be pretty ugly lol
Faye Valentine is hardly ugly
Though she definitely doesnt look singapore to me.
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Old 2008-09-22, 15:45   Link #63
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Faye Valentine is hardly ugly
Though she definitely doesnt look singapore to me.
I think she's European
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Old 2008-09-22, 16:10   Link #64
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Erm yea lol, I have absolutely no idea why I was quoted.

In the history of anime, I believe only one Singaporean, a badly represented Singaporean, that was ever shown.

He was the pilot of the Neo-Singapore Gundam who along with Neo-Malaysia, got trashed in a tag-team fight by God Gundam and Nobel Gundam.
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Old 2008-09-23, 03:11   Link #65
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Anyone ever see Read or Die? The American Navy at the end is just hilarious. Their commander is like a scared child with a gun (gun being a button that deploys nuclear weapons). While the British are cool as fools with handling the threat.
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Old 2008-09-23, 13:11   Link #66
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april from darker than black
yoruichi from bleach
Claudia LaSalle from Macross
I guess you win on technicality that Yoruichi is black, but that's not exactly what I meant.

I looked up the other two and... they be hurtin' =\
No doubt.



If that's your idea of hot, I'm scared. Very scared.
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Old 2008-09-23, 18:42   Link #67
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No doubt.



If that's your idea of hot, I'm scared. Very scared.
she looks decent in this pic

http://images.animelab.com/gallery/M...es/claudia.jpg

oh and there's also a hot in cowboy bebop
http://www.jazzmess.com/gal/ep17/coffee.jpg

I also found this person on macross frontier ,Canaria Berstein ( not too sure of her race though but see doesn't have common african feature (hair texture, dark skin, big lips)
http://randomc.maximum7.net/image/Ma...Large%2010.jpg

I personally think that Blacks in anime are treated well though. Sure they are some occasions (Seto no Hanayome).

There are three main things that brother about Blacks in anime
1) Where are the hot black women (or black women in general) . I don't know why, but it seem that anime series get can't get how to draw beautiful black women. Sure the one's I mention were decent but if you compare with other anime characters of other races they end up looking bland.

2) Blacks are treat well in anime, but it's alway they same role. It's either the military type, or athletic, basically anything that has to do with physical ability. I know we're known for our speed and strength but just once the black be average Joe or the Love interest.

3) the Ambiguity of most characters races. I seen so many chacters type have African features(Hilda from Eureka7, casca from beserk athena glory from Aria , Erika Campbell from Lemon Angel Project). the problem is that the also they traits assocaited with other races. I just with the races of anime characters could be more clearer

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Old 2008-09-24, 18:03   Link #68
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What about Elvy from RahXephon? I would think most would rate her character high on the "hot or not" scale.

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Old 2008-09-24, 21:06   Link #69
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I now remember one. I remember somebody now, very well.

Nadia in the Secret of Blue Water. Even though her origin is Atlantean, she grew and came from Kenya. Now this makes me want to watch this series once again, it was great. :P And yes there was even a scene where the topic is about discrimating her because of skin color.

I've satisfied myself. =)
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Old 2008-09-25, 00:11   Link #70
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This one image will stop people from thinking that they didn't have hot black ladies in anime:
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Suddenly remembered her while playing Super Robot Wars Z where Eureka 7 also takes part in.

For those who do not know:

Her name is Gidget.

There's also a black couple in Eureka 7 and along the entire crew of Gekko State, they are cool guys as well.
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Old 2008-09-25, 05:23   Link #71
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Actually most of people here are too young but the best portrayal of Chinese in anime is Admiral of the Fleet Yang Wen Li from Legend of Galactic Heroes. He is shown as genius yet humble, very respected yet friendly, a man full of honour yet compassionate, courageous and principled. A leader that I will follow to gates of Hell. It is no wonder many Chinese anime fans considered him as the best anime character despite the old age of the anime.

Legend of Galactic Heroes have several positive portrayals of Blacks and South Americans as well, several high ranking commanders in Free Alliance of Planets came from these 2 ethnic groups.

Don't forget FLAG and Moonlight Mile where most races were shown as human beings, not caricatures or fan service panty shot flashers who can't talk in proper sentences.
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Old 2008-09-25, 14:28   Link #72
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Erm, doesn't every nation run off of the stereotypes of others? I watch American shows use stereotypes of other nations, British shows use stereotypes, etc. Now, Japan is a little xenophobic and a little racist, but the same could be said for any nation. I seem to remember very recently the Spanish Basketball team took a picture that wasn't in the best of taste.

Only a few nations are completely open with multiculturalism. Canada and the US are the leaders, with the United Kingdom also accepting more and more cultures from other lands.
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Old 2008-09-25, 17:00   Link #73
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What about Elvy from RahXephon? I would think most would rate her character high on the "hot or not" scale.

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I now remember one. I remember somebody now, very well.

Nadia in the Secret of Blue Water. Even though her origin is Atlantean, she grew and came from Kenya. Now this makes me want to watch this series once again, it was great. :P And yes there was even a scene where the topic is about discrimating her because of skin color.

I've satisfied myself. =)
I was gonna put that but people wanted hot black and nadia more of the cute type

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This one image will stop people from thinking that they didn't have hot black ladies in anime:
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Suddenly remembered her while playing Super Robot Wars Z where Eureka 7 also takes part in.

For those who do not know:

Her name is Gidget.

There's also a black couple in Eureka 7 and along the entire crew of Gekko State, they are cool guys as well.
I thought she was black too but there characters like this in ep 23
http://myillusion.net/ablogold/eureka23_02.jpg
that have darker skin than her and show a lot more common African features. Not saying that all Africans have dark skin but I've never seen to characters on the same non-Japanese race in an anime have different skin tones
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Old 2008-09-25, 23:21   Link #74
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American characters are usually either self-righteous prudes or military war hawks, no surprise. I'm neither, but I have no choice but to live here, this is why I am so alone. I like Japan better.
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Old 2008-09-25, 23:42   Link #75
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The Japanese are no more self-righteous than Americans; Take a look at the social stances some of the Japanese population have against Koreans, Chinese, and Filipinos...Whether that's good or bad depends on whether it's the difference between a feeling of superiority or just nationalistic patriotism, but every country is guilty of having self-righteous citizens, not just America...

Of course the "war hawk" thing is only a stereotype; That's why half of America in reality is made up of anti-war protesters...
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Old 2008-09-26, 00:22   Link #76
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Um... This thread is about foreign stereotypes in anime... like how Americans are portrayed. Sounds like ya'll are mixing some personal RL into this and confusing the issues??? maybe?
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Old 2008-09-26, 08:22   Link #77
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I don't think that Japanese regard Americans as hawks or jingoists in general, because I rarely watch military anime and I find in other genre many pacifist Americans.
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More often ... American stereotypes are simply loud, scary, invade personal space, make basic etiquette mistakes, and are rude but somehow manage to be simultaneously considered friendly and loyal.
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Old 2008-09-26, 22:33   Link #79
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I do agree that Americans are portrayed are loud and scary. Personally, I the thing that I find weird is that you look at how much Japan has been influenced by western culture. Then you like at the way they portray them in anime
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Old 2008-09-27, 02:25   Link #80
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I can't really think of any anime shows I have watched that have Americans besides Baccano! and the portrayed Americans in the 1930s very well.

Can't really think of any others with Americans in it that I have seen.
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