animefreak17 said:Animes origins are Japan. Anime is art
The gigantic Asiatic lily in the corner might help with the association there, subliminallyayase said:Oddly enough, your current avatar does look distinctly Asian in appearance Rui.
Hmm. Equally I wonder if Japanese viewers of Western animation ever perceive characters as being Japanese? It's possible, especially when you consider more recent, anime influenced shows.I wonder though, in series where they deliberately stick to less fanciful character designs, do people still categorise them as caucasian? I'm thinking of series like Hell Girl where the setting is very clearly Japan, and the characters are clearly Japanese, but (for the non-supernatural characters at least) they're drawn without all of the rainbow-hued hair and saucer-shaped eyes which are usually associated with anime?
I think I can see what you're getting at. It's not as though my brain attempts to convert the 2D image into a realistic image of a person, but if I were asked to consider who'd play them in a live action role I'd tend to have a particular ethnicity in mind for most of them.fabricatedlunatic said:This might sound odd, but unless characters are drawn in a realistic fashion, I don't regard them as "people", as such. They're just... cartoon characters. They belong to their world, which is not the world I belong to. Eh, I don't really know how to explain it.
Wasn't something like that in an episode of Genshiken when Madarame (sp) was explaining why people are attracted to hentai?Shiroi Hane said:The explanations I can remember are:
Tezuka, the "God of Manga", was aping western stuff like Betty Boop.
Every child knows that if you take a circle and draw a couple more circles and lines inside, you get a face. To Japanese children it looks like a Japanese face.