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Poll: Whats rarer?


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Aug 20, 2009 12:36 AM

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Aug 20, 2009 12:50 AM

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Black people, quite easily. You see fatties sporadically; particularly cast in the role of goofy friends, and naturally sumos, however black people are quite rare anywhere. I can only think of a handful of them off the top of my head. Not that I particularly care either way, though. I watch anime for the stories, not for attempting to accurately portray ethnic and dietetic realism.
 
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Aug 20, 2009 12:51 AM

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I gotta say a Black Person..

 
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Aug 20, 2009 1:17 AM

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main characters, minor characters or just being there for a scene character ?

full metal panic, cowboy bebop, black lagoon, gundam seed

just cause soldiers/random villain/random civilians, if u count just being a scene character then theres more black people than fat people
 
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Aug 20, 2009 1:37 AM

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Yep. I've seen far far more fat people than black people.

NOTE: In Japan, even white people are an extreme minority -- let alone blacks. But why are there more white people in anime? Simple. The Japanese want to be like white people, not black people.
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Aug 20, 2009 2:32 AM

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I gotta say a Black Person..

That is definitely one of the greatest moments in anime. I died in my chair when I saw it. Amazing.

That said, I actually voted fat people since I had a harder time recalling where I'd seen fat people in anime, than where I'd seen black people.
Though thinking a bit more about it, it probably is rarer to see a black person.
 
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What I say is more rare is actual Asian looking characters.
It doesn't think, it doesn't feel, it doesn't laugh or cry..... All it does from dusk till dawn is make the soldiers die.
 
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A black person. But there is one in Slam Dunk- Miyagi Ryota.

There are fat ones, but usually they're just supporting characters.
 
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Aug 20, 2009 2:38 AM
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I wonder why some people voted for "blacks" while there are fat people in 50% of Anime, I can barely think of any of them(Afro Samurai maybe?)
 
Aug 20, 2009 2:42 AM

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A black person. But there is one in Slam Dunk- Miyagi Ryota.

There are fat ones, but usually they're just supporting characters.


Whaaaa? This guy looks black to you?


If someone is black there it's maybe Akagi.
 
Aug 20, 2009 2:57 AM

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Karisma said:
AlexisSolitaire said:
A black person. But there is one in Slam Dunk- Miyagi Ryota.

There are fat ones, but usually they're just supporting characters.


Whaaaa? This guy looks black to you?


If someone is black there it's maybe Akagi.


That ain't no nigga. XD

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Aug 20, 2009 3:03 AM

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Well, I wouldn't exactly say he's a black, but he has a darker skin tone than usual.

But Yoruichi is definitely a black:
 
Aug 20, 2009 3:42 AM

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I'd like to use pokemon terms.

Black people: Ultrarare - only one in the game
creepy old women pervert ninja in a clown suit -rare
Fat People: Uncommon
annoying,timid girls - common

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Aug 20, 2009 4:04 AM

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Mr. Popo doing his regular slave work:
 
Aug 20, 2009 4:07 AM

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Black people. They barely exist in Japan so no wonder they don't appear.
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Aug 20, 2009 4:08 AM

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BLack ^_^
 
Aug 20, 2009 4:58 AM

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Fat people. Can recall only 5 of them or so, while there's a couple of dozens of black people I've seen in anime (and even remember most of their names).
 
Aug 20, 2009 5:29 AM
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Black people. They barely exist in Japan so no wonder they don't appear.


Yeah, All the black ones are foreign people
 
Aug 20, 2009 5:41 AM

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ntHai said:
Mr. Popo doing his regular slave work:


What about him? He's fat AND black. DDDD:
 
Aug 20, 2009 9:28 AM

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Black people are rarer, but who cares when you have...

 
Aug 20, 2009 9:53 AM
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Pretty clearly black people.
 
Aug 20, 2009 10:05 AM

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SweetMonia said:
I wonder why some people voted for "blacks" while there are fat people in 50% of Anime, I can barely think of any of them(Afro Samurai maybe?)
I would like to know where you got the fact that there are only 50% of animes that have fat people? You dont know. You've only watch 37 days worth of anime, and most of the anime you've watched is moe and similar shows. Obviously there would be less fat people there.

The fact is that black people are rare, everywhere actually. Think about it, how many blacks do you see in regular shows such as Friends, How I met your Mother, etc. And Movies in general. You dont see that many black people unless the maincharacter himself is black.

Anyway, there are of course a big pile of movies with black people, I'm not saying there is none.

Anime though have less black people, mostly because the white people in anime are actually yellow because they are asians. You dont have that many black people in Japan for example.
 
Aug 20, 2009 10:07 AM
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fat blacks?
 
Aug 20, 2009 10:08 AM

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I voted fat people. Black people may be rarer in anime, but when they are in anime they are usually more involved in the actual show. I can't think of to many fat people who had any relevance in the plot of an anime.
 
Aug 20, 2009 10:21 AM

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Black as others have said.

Nadia: Secret of Blue Water is the only anime I know where the MAIN character is black, then you have her father and the fact a good deal of the series is in Africa.
 
Aug 20, 2009 10:39 AM

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i've only seen the commercials but i'm pertty sure afro samurai is a black main character too

i cant really think of a fat main character, then again i haven't watched a whole lot of anime -_-a
 
Aug 20, 2009 10:44 AM

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I actually say fat people, but by fat people, I mean morbidly obese characters, such as:

slightly overweight characters are pretty common, but not characters who look like Dr. Tokita.

Black characters seem to be more common as of late:

black characters are even showing up in minor roles more (like the cop from Kaleido Star or that female cop from the beginning of Eden of the East).

And then of course, we have Mr. Popo to satisfy everyone.
 
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Aug 20, 2009 10:49 AM

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Fat people. I've seen a lot of blacks in anime, while I have seen only a few fat characters.
 
Aug 20, 2009 11:09 AM

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Definately a black person. I see huge fat guys almost in every anime
 
Aug 20, 2009 11:10 AM
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Probably fat is more commonplace. Despite there being more skin, it'd at least be more white skin.
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Aug 20, 2009 11:11 AM

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Black people,the only one i can remember is:

http://myanimelist.net/character/457/Dutch
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Aug 20, 2009 11:41 AM

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Black people. They don't even have a stereotype in anime roles like most fatties have...
 
Aug 20, 2009 11:51 AM

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Aug 20, 2009 12:04 PM

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Except for like, 3 or something, I can't recall a lot of black characters. Fat characters around 10 or more I think.

Defenitely black. *votes* I was talking about it with my niece like two days ago or something o.o
 
Aug 20, 2009 6:24 PM

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ladyxzeus said:
Black people. They barely exist in Japan so no wonder they don't appear.


haha, I actually saw a quite a few black people in Tokyo when I was there earlier this year. ^^

in anime, id prolly say black people is more of a rare commodity. unless you count the 'tanned' people.

 
Aug 20, 2009 6:42 PM

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I think is more rare a fat person. I dont remember seeing a fat person in an anime shsow.

Black persons... welll for exapmle, in excel Saga, Pedro.
 
Aug 20, 2009 6:54 PM

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I think is more rare a fat person. I dont remember seeing a fat person in an anime shsow.

Black persons... welll for exapmle, in excel Saga, Pedro.


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Aug 20, 2009 7:13 PM

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Black people I guess
 
Aug 20, 2009 8:28 PM

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I voted fat people. Black people may be rarer in anime, but when they are in anime they are usually more involved in the actual show. I can't think of to many fat people who had any relevance in the plot of an anime.

This, pretty much. I have never seen a fat person in an important role in an anime except for Dr. Tokita of Paprika and Chouji from Naruto. Then, try to name a fat female character that had some relevance to the plot.

However, you can find black people (or darker skinned people) in important roles, such as Tousen Kaname and Shihouin Yoruichi of Bleach, the antagonists of Beck, Kyosuke and Junko of NANA (well, they're darker-skinned, at least..."black" is arguable), a couple of characters in Baccano! (I don't remember their names, though, but it's Eve's maid and her brother, who works for the information-collection agency), and Lizzie and Wisemel from Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~.
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Aug 20, 2009 8:52 PM

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I'd say it's about even. The black people in anime are more concentrated, though: they're mostly in series that take place in the USA.

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I rarely see fat people. I see black people in almost every anime I watch. Its fun though:

Me: OMG its the black guy

Rhe: Token Black man has appeared!! 0_o

hee hee its the best
 
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burntlettuce said:
I voted fat people. Black people may be rarer in anime, but when they are in anime they are usually more involved in the actual show. I can't think of to many fat people who had any relevance in the plot of an anime.


That was why I voted for fat people as well.
 
Aug 20, 2009 10:31 PM

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African Americans.
 
Aug 20, 2009 10:34 PM

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hispanics are even rarer than either one of these, to date I only have chad from bleach to look up to T__T
 
Aug 21, 2009 3:26 AM

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hispanics are even rarer than either one of these, to date I only have chad from bleach to look up to T__T

If you expand that to latins it's not that rare. There are a lot of brazilian emigrants in Japan.

Like Pedro from Excel Saga xD <3
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Aug 21, 2009 5:14 AM
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African Americans.
The American PC term would be African Japanese. :p
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Aug 21, 2009 5:43 AM

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I vote for fat people.
Societies everywhere embrace people who come from different etnicites and backgrounds but not every culture welcomes obese people. The media and society put too much pressure on fat people because image is important. It's also associated with public health so promoting for obesity through the media isn't a good idea.

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Aug 21, 2009 6:28 AM

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In Tales of Eternia they come to an island with like blacks only. They are on that island through the series. xD

As somebody said before: "when there are blacks in animes there are usually loads of them". I have seen something else with loads of blacks, can't just remember which.
I voted for "Blacks" as I rarely see any in the animes I'm watching. Fat people just seem to be more common.
By the way, are black people even common in Japan? Maybe that the reason there ain't many blacks in animes.
 
Aug 21, 2009 6:37 AM

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By the way, are black people even common in Japan? Maybe that the reason there ain't many blacks in animes.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racial_issues_in_Japan#Demographic lists nationality, though that's not a clear indication of ethnicity, it's still a pretty decent gauge. Japan is one of the most insular nations in the world. 98.4% of the people living there are Japanese. So yeah, black people are incredibly rare there.
 
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