Manga

Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by Joker?, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. Joker? Registered Senior Member

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    Hello, I have a question for Manga readers, I’m specifically gearing towards Asian Manga readers, why do most, if not all, of the characters have anglo-saxon features?
     
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  3. Persol I am the great and mighty Zo. Registered Senior Member

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    I don't know any Anglo-Saxons that actually look like most manga/anime...

    Manga: Generally manga characters have big eyes, pointy chin, small lips and black hair. (example).
    Japanese: Compare this to 'stylized' photos of japanese, (photo example) and I see a strong resemblance.
    American: Compared to 'stylized' photos of Americans, (American Idol photo example) there isn't much resemblace.
    African Manga: As another comparison point, African manga characters (although very few) generally also tend to have the same general features but with exagerated race specifics like big lips: example.


    Basically, I think the character are so stylized that we assume they are 'our' race. The big eyes, pointy chin and flamboyant hair make it more interesting to look at... I think that's the only reason it's done.
     
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