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Hello I saw people on /pol/ talking about anime characters being drawn as white people, and I was wondering if this is true?

Are anime characters white?
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>>102103197
no, they're fucking drawings, they don't have a race
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>>102103234

but, are they based on white features and skeletal structure?
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>>102103197
Holy fuck, it doesn't take this much science to fucking notice that they don't look like Asians at all.
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>>102103305
No, they're Japanese obviously.

Why would you even listen to anything /pol/ has to say ever?
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Who cares
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Why the fuck would you ever listen to /pol/ about anything?
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>>102103305
>Based on white features and skeletal structure
No mangaka that I know of has studied anatomy, and a good deal of them have never seen a white man at all. You really shouldn't believe /pol/ they rarely know more than what the truthspirasists tell them.
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What's wrong with the aspect ratio on your pictures?
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>>102103197
>Listening to /pol/
Why don't you go back to that cesspool
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>>102103305
Grey, actually
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/pol/acks struggle with the idea that there could be anything in the universe that doesn't center around white people
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I don't understand the point of using characters that aren't even from fictional Asia to make these. Sakura's hair is fucking pink.
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Anime characters aren't supposed to look like real people. If they did, they'd look bad and be harder to tell apart.
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>>102103197
>thousands of years as a 99.9% homogenous society.
>thinking their stylized representations of human figures are Caucasian

they are really just cartoons OP, however if you use the McCloud triangle, and ask a mangaka to realistically draw one of their characters. You would see that they are interpreting asians or eurasians.
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>>102103433
>and a good deal of them have never seen a white man at all

wat?
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>>102103346
/pol/ is usually right about everything that doesn' thave anything to do with conspiracies
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>>102103764
>/pol/
>right
>ever
remember that time /pol/ honestly thought the zimmerman trial would result in mass riots?
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>>102103764
No, they just present and cherrypick facts and news in a way that seem to confirm what they already believe.
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If you draw a stick man and show it to a white person they'd assume the stick man was white. Show it to a Japanese person, they'd assume it's Japanese.
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>>102103866
this

why are you listening to /pol/ OP?
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>>102103716
I forgot to say. You will usually an art style like Beck/Vagabond/I''s

And I thought I'd add if there is any further confusion. Many art instruction books feature predominately caucasians in the diagrams. But I am aware that the Japanese have their own instructional material.
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>>102103821
Reminder that time when /pol/ thought Ron Paul would have a legitimate shot at the presidency?
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That picture is cherrypicking so hard it's physically painful
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>>102103743
The Japanese are not know for being inclusionist, in fact a lot of the more nationalistic nips will go well out of their way to not have to interact with foreigners. A number of mangaka are relatively isolated in their communities as well as being xenophobic, and have as little interaction with foreigners as possible.
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>>102103866

I've never contemplated the race of a stick man before, but these are hardly similar to stick figures, since they have far more detail.
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>>102103517

This is a thing, actually. It's called neoteny.

Do you understand, Garfags? Evolution itself favors moe.
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>>102103197
Japan has been obsessed with white people for a long time, so its no surprise how that's the trend in anime/manga, also, its just fantasy, so race is no big deal as long as the reader get what it wants
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>>102103950

So do they think Japan invented basketball?
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>>102103950
Nice citations

Also, >/pol/
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>>102103866
This. How many people here see lego men as white despite their yellow skin?
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>>102104069
Common /pol/ delusion thinking that everyone on Earth is obsessed with white people.
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Japanese people don't know anything about white people and don't give a fuck, so I'd find it really hard to believe that they secretly fantasize about being white.
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Does /pol/ think the Simpsons are filthy asian half-breeds too?
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>>102104143
Lego is its own race,
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>>102103305
Read Monster or Chihayafuru. Both have examples of character designs for foreigners seen from japanese people pov.
Big noses, chins. They accentuate the features they're not used too. And it's the same with BD/Comic artist, see asian character with slanted eyes.
Simply put, let's say you're caucasian, see this smiley ? :) Well since you're caucasian yourself you'll automaticaly assume it's a caucasian smiley even though you may not realize it. It's the same with anime characters design, most are quite stylized so everyone automatically superpose these stylistic features with the ones they're most used too, namely the ones you wear yourself.
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>>102104143

someone post this revelation to /pol/ and see how they respond

>inb4 its all a jewish conspiracy for get japs to NTR all the whites
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>>102103197
http://scienceblogs.com/cognitivedaily/2009/11/03/anime-film-characters-do-we-pe/
>https://www.academia.edu/544238/What_Race_Do_They_Represent_and_Does_Mine_Have_Anything_to_Do_with_It_Perceived_Racial_Categories_of_Anime_Characters
>Abstract
Is the intended race of anime characters distinguish-able because of their facial features or are they too ‘international’to tell? This study addressed this question empirically bycomparing the intended racial categories of static frontalportraits of 341 anime characters randomly selected from animeproduced between 1958 and 2005 with the perceptions of 1,046raters. Results showed that, although the race of more than halfof the anime characters was originally designed to be Asian andonly a small fraction were intended to be Caucasian, many wereperceived as Caucasian by the largely Caucasian raters.Response patterns also indicated ‘Own Race Projection (ORP)’,i.e. perceivers frequently perceived anime characters to be oftheir own racial group.
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>>102103866
This.
And for us to make the stickman look Japanese we would draw slanty eyes, bowlcut, and buckteeth. For them to make the stickman look white they would give them blonde curly hair and a big nose.
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>>102104143
Lego are all danes or Star Wars or Halo characters.
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>>102104228
this

pic related is what nips think we look like
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>>102103821
Remember that time /pol/ correctly predicted the verdict of the Zimmerman trial?
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There is a lot of sameface stuff that bears so little resemblance that when a white character appears the cast have to either state the fact that their white or they have to have bleach blond hair and sky blue eyes just to make the fact known to the audience. Generally it varies, but it's mostly the moeshit that tends to bear the least resemblance.
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>>102104253
>whites think characters look white
confirming what >>102103866 said

who would have though?
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>>102103517
I never got this image
The lines are just clearly ignoring the alien's facial structure
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>>102104253
I can't believe somebody actually funded this
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>>102103197
Its honestly more slavic and generally feminine, i think race doesnt play a part.
If anything it is based of a newborn and puppies.
keep pol on pol.
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>>102104215
>Simpsons are filthy asian half-breeds too
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>>102103821
>zimmerman trial would result in mass riots
but mass riots happened, not at the level /pol/ expected but it happened anway.
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anime characters look more asian if they are supposed to be ugly.
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>>102104342
I can't believe people actually fund harem-shit either.
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>>102104325
>even nips know that the nose knows
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>>102104240
That's a retarded argument and it's pathetic that you think it's a good enough argument to bother repeating. Lego people with no skull features are different from Anime characters who have skull features that resemble whites.
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>>102104342
What? You can't believe there are actual anime specialists out there?
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>>102104190
>Japanese people don't know anything about white people and don't give a fuck
Then why are my chinese cartoons full of engrish?
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>>102104253
/thread
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>>102104449
Why do people wear clothes with Japanese text on it they can't read?
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>>102104253

So, blacks thought they were based on black people? Are you fucking retarded?
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2 years ago, /a/ accepted that anime characters were white.
Now /a/ thinks they are Asian?

SRS hit this place hard.
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>>102104480
why do people read symbols?
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>>102104338
They just made the chin a little wider
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>>102103197
>/pol/
Abandon thread
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>>102104425
Listen /pol/ack, you're an idiot to even believe that some cherry-picked pictures indicate that anime characters somehow resemble white people. The arrogance and egotism of you people is absurd, have you considered for one minute that the Japs don't give a shit about any of us?
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>>102104425
Anime characters resemble japanese models.
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>>102104240
Actually, genius they did studies about dolls and every race thinks that the caucasian doll is the prettiest and the shitskin one is the ugliest.
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>>102104495
>/a/ is one person
apply yourself.
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>>102104425
*greys
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>>102104488
Whites and Asians are drawn with the same skin tone in cartoons, blacks are not.
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>>102104532
No they don't, look at the pic in the OP. Don't even post again before even looking at the OP.
>>102104525
>cherrypicked
All anime skull structures are white.
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Why does /pol/ pretend to have citations for anything they want to talk about?
Why not spend that time finding actual citations?
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>>102104488
If you show them brown girls
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>People code faces that deviate from the norm of their ethnic group through the absence or presence of distinctive ethnic features.
no slanted squint eyes or brown skin? must be a fellow caucasian!
no blonde hair with blue eyes and giant nose or brown skin? must be a fellow asian!
brown skin? must be a homie
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>>102104507
>being a liberal
Can you abandon this entire board, and not just the thread?
>>102104525
How is "/pol/ack" supposed to be an insult? You're not on SRS, landwhale.
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>>102104566
>caucasian doll is the prettiest and the shitskin one is the ugliest
I like how your inner /pol/tard stormfag tendencies get more and more pronounced the more buttmad you get.
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>>102104637
>the pic in the OP doesn't exist
Cognitive dissonance at it's finest. Kill yourself.
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>>102104488
See also Indian Marco and Indian Bert on tumblr.
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>>102104480
>why do people watch shows in a different language that they can't even understand
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See, this is why nobody listens to /pol/. They're retarded. These are fucking cartoon characters, they don't look like anything in real life, yet some autist has dedicated all this time and serious consideration to analysing the anatomical features of noseless characters with eyes the size of tennis balls. What the fuck.
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>>102104701

Good to see /pol/'s at its usual standard of shitting up other boards.

This is why everybody hates it and laughs at you guys.
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>>102104702
That was my first post.
I like how your inner SRS libtard tendencies become your only source of arguments the more buttmad you get.
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>>102104761
Do you understand what cherry picking is?
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What race is she?
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>>102104797
>everybody
Not him, but the only people who actually hate /pol/ are SJWs. I never understood why you redditor faggots think you are welcome here.
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>>102104795
Whoa there, if you don't agree with what our friend from /pol/ says, you're clearly a libshit kike shill SRS shitskin nigger out to defame the glory of Hitler.
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>>102104495
You mean /a/ has always accepted that it's a flamebait topic intended to rile up weeaboos and stormfags who feel the need to justify their addiction to cartoons made by an inferior race, that pushes actual threads about anime off the board
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>>102104488
This actually happened
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>>102104811
>moving the goalposts
It's cute that you tried to argue outside of your SRS hugbox, but you're crashing and burning out here. You tried, but you failed.
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>>102104839
delicious brown
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>all these retards ITT that think "caucasian" is a blanket term for "white people"

I'm surprised no one has posted Aku no Potato yet.
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>>102104495

Go back to /v/, faggot.
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>>102104866

>the only people who actually hate /pol/ are SJWs

Bull. Fucking. Shit. Typical /pol/ tactic of tarring everyone with the same brush for taking a contrary view. Let me guess, this makes me a "JIDF" "good goy"
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>>102104839
Isn't she Thai?
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>>102104807
>inner SRS libtard tendencies

>>102104866
>the only people who actually hate /pol/ are SJWs

>>102104900
>an inferior race


ITT: op's argument gets blown da fuck out and he responds with generic /pol/tard insults
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>>102104948
I'll ask again, do you understand what cherry picking is?
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Reddit hit you guys hard, huh? This is basically /co/ 2.0 at this point. Another board lost to the SRS takeover.
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>>102105006

The third post was sarcasm.

>>102105007

Why don't you stop fucking responding to the little idiot.
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>>102104488
it just says 'other' which could be hispanics, native americans, indians, etc
and they perceived their own race LESS than they were intended
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>>102104675

Marge isn't a caucasian though, she's a rabbit
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>>102105001
It just makes you look like a pissed off landwhale from SRS. Your IQ is too low to even be a kike.
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>>102104525
Those picture are general features found in almost all anime and manga, and when you look at a side profile you'll see the character usually has an upturned nose and points out more, rather than being flat to the face like most Asian noses.

Also, when looking at character the are specifically said to be western, they almost never defer form the ones that are in japan. sometimes you'll see wavy hair or a longer chin, but most characters after 2008 have all the same features no mater where there from west or east.
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>SRS

Fuck off, /v/ermin.
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>>102104566
Try to put this study into perspective instead of blindly eating the first conclusion that comes to mind. Where was that black girl living ? I guess either in the USA or England. Either way that girl probably spent a lot of time watching TV and reading magazines. What is the predominant race on TV in the first world ? That little black girl probably never saw a commercial for a black doll on TV. It's not surprising she chose the white one.
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>>102105007
I'll tell you again. You've moved the goalposts, because your first argument got disproven. You were wrong. You failed.
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I don't think any race has features where their eyes cover 80% of their face.
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>>102105018
I'm sorry if we aren't bending over to accept the fact that one of the most insular mediums in a very xenophobic country is making all of their characters white when they are clearly based on Japanese women.
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>>102104943
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But even white people also don't have natural pink colour of hair nor eyes.
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>>102105096

>Those picture are general features found in almost all anime and manga, and when you look at a side profile you'll see the character usually has an upturned nose and points out more, rather than being flat to the face like most Asian noses.

You'll also notice they have bright pink/green/blue hair, eyes the size of a man's fist, and no teeth. They're cartoon characters.
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What the fuck is happening today? Earlier we had a /pol/ thread that hit bump limit.
/pol/, get the fuck out. Just because it's Valentine's Day and you realized no girl cares about your shit doesn't give you the right to shit other boards.
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>>102105127
It's not surprising she chose the white one when black people are disgusting.
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>>102105096
> sometimes you'll see wavy hair or a longer chin, but most characters after 2008 have all the same features no mater where there from west or east.

So therefore they're from the west?
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>>102105134
learn to perspecitve
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>>102105157
How are they clearly based on Japanese women? Everything about them, from their eyes to their skull structure, screams white.


>>102105225
Reddit, you were never welcome here. /pol/ was always the majority opinion until you came here. Believe it or not, people were actually right-leaning before /pol/ existed! Hard to believe, huh?
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>>102105159

>Japanese
>Not bright white hair with red eyes or something
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you guys are battling it out hardcore over whose right and whatever, here's my two cents whatever its worth

this guy
>>102103691
seems to share my thoughts a little
>If they did, they'd look bad

no one's gonna watch a show full of ugly 'realistic' looking characters, regardless of how they act. theyre making art, not realistic interpretations of people. in my mind at least, art is art because it is created as a 'perfect' version of what inspired it, or that it is based off of. if it wasnt it would be a fucking picture, not to say photography cant be art, but something from a science textboook. trying to figure out what race they're based around is pointless and, if i had to guess, revolves around what the artist personally thinks is best.

tl;dr
its art man, inspired by any number of things that vary from piece to piece. just because some or most seem to agree in what they try to capture doesn't mean you can define it by a hard rule

>my two cents is spent
>im out
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>>102105159
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such dedicated shitposters



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