My guess is when you can have characters with any color you want it'd be boring if everyone had black hair and black eyes.
Basically. Same reason so many characters have unreal hair colours.
The real interesting question is why they are so enamored with Germans…
It was the style at the time. Now they don't have noses. I don't think this "Asiatics are so envious of the crackers" take is very well thought out. Anime is however a mutation of walt-disney stuff though.
>>13037>The real interesting question is why they are so enamored with Germans…
The idealized or simulation of German culture and royal British culture is like a fantasy land of order and divine rights to privilege.
That at least appeals to me because being rich and powerful just because would be pretty sweet and I don't feel I deserve any less.
And order in this fantasy German culture is nice because stupid shit wouldn't be happening all around me that makes no apparent
>assuming peoples ethnicity
very problematic desu
Idk, Miyazaki does that in most of his films and they still have plenty of character and personality.
They aren't caucasian. They are generic and cartoony. You see them as caucasian because either you are caucasian or come from a predominantly caucasian place where non-specific cartoons look "white." The trend is to make people similar to your own ethnicity look generic while making people of other ethnicities have more exaggerated features.
Burger cultural imperialism
Yeah, I’ve noticed that there are only handful of animators that give their characters a more japanese look than others
What's really irritating is when they use blue eyes and blonde hair as a characteristic trait of British characters.
Japan has an obsession with germany/ very white Europeans in general
Many characters either are half European/Japanese, have blonde hair and blues eyes, or randomly speak German.
Not to mention fully Caucasian people shoved into their media, but have a weird aversion to anyone that isn't of European decent.
Also, they still have a problem with portraying black people yet have no problem drawing white/europeans
All their faces look the same so you need something else to tell them apart.
They are usually Asian not Caucasian. They just look Caucasian to other Caucasians because of the simplified sylization and how characters are not all depicted as having black hair and black eyes. There is more European characters than exist in Japan though yes but that often is taking place in another country and just is there for for variety and perhaps to appeal to the foreign market in some instances.
Anyway Asian characters looking like Caucasians stems from from past Western influence bringing in white supremacist ideals of appearance into Japanese and South Korean culture. You even can find eye tape/glue in Asian markets because some want that Caucasian double fold.
didnt animation industry start/get kickstarted b/c of western influence or something. idk
Japanese animation took stylistic influence from Disney and French animation.
and then weeb westernoids complain about their own culture while the japs worship it.
You might be off by a couple of decades with this "analysis".
i forgot that all anime now shows characters with small slant eyes and buck teeth. at least what is japanese about anime is that there is pedophilia in every show just about.
Japanese anime predates Disney p sure.
Short answer: That is what the majority of the market wants and they are in the business of selling views of their anime.
Some studios recognize that non-whites are part of their audience and have an ensemble of protagonists , such as "Black lagoon" that had Rock , a Japanese man , Revy a Chinese-American woman , Dutch an African-American and Benny , a white (Jewish?) American . and it was pretty well received. Probably because they concentrated on making storytelling their first and only priority and left idpol at the door.
Tezuka got inspiration from Disney
Unique IPs: 20