xkissofdeathtashax December 29, 2019 at 8:40 am
To the people saying it is just westerners projecting their own race onto anime characters, you are wrong. If you look at classical Japanese or Chinese art and how they depicted themselves, there will be no doubt that they resemble Asians. Same with African, Indian, European or any other historical artworks. The racial character of the people depicted in paintings, sculptures etc is unmistakable and resembles that of their creators to anyone who looks at it.
Take Disney movies for example. You know Tiana from Princess and the Frog is Black. You know Moana is Polynesian. You know Riley from Inside Out is White. You know Aladdin is Arab. There is never any question as to the race of the characters.
This is a phenomena unique to anime where so many people are asking why the characters resemble a racial group other than those of it's producers. And it isn't just Whites who will tell you they look White either. There are people from all racial groups who ask that same question. I've even known Asians to ask this same question.
Abdulbosit Abdurakhmonov December 29, 2019 at 8:40 am
Awkward face 3:59