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Big Ear (ビッグイヤー)Among the inhabitants of Paradigm City, there appears to be a soothsayer who knows of the future. When a case appears to be going nowhere, Roger relies on his best informant, the newspaper reading Big Ear. Though not claiming to be a gypsy, and far from being human himself, the android known as Big Ear is influential to Roger Smith in many ways. The spectacled Big Ear always has an eye on news and an ear on the streets. Complete with glasses and an earpiece, Big Ear takes on the appearance of a private investigator. However he may appear on the surface, Big Ear does not hide his true purpose or identity: He is what he is, plain and simple, a resource of information. For a fee, of course, Big Ear is more than happy to help Roger solve his confusing cases by supplying the expert negotiator with mysterious riddle-filled information of his own. Hanging out in his favorite establishment, The Speakeasy, Big Ear is Roger's word on the street that contains a plethora of clues to the mystery that is Paradigm City.
The Jewish population in Japan may be tiny (IT'S UNDER 9000!), but there's a long history of exchange between Jewish and Japanese culture. Here's some historical background and a list of stand-out Jewish characters in anime, manga, and light novels.