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User Info: happyscrub1

happyscrub1
3 years ago#1
"Why do asian made video games always have all white characters?"

Something I always wondered for years but never bother to ask people. I just so happen to see someone asked the question and saw an answer that seemed interesting.

"I really don't mean to offend anybody that is Japanese. Japanese people idolize anybody with very light skin, so in Japanese culture, the lighter you are the more attractive. In addition to that, they also are very interested in the hair color of white people, because they don't have a wide variety of natural hair color's like white people. So they show a preference to girls with blonde and red hair and they draw them and put them in a cartoon."

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090201030258AAVN9Hj

True, false? Thoughts?


Edit: seems like this topic was on here 2 years ago

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/topic/27567449
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User Info: matu90rk

matu90rk
3 years ago#2
Because they don't find black people attractive.

User Info: Ch3wy

Ch3wy
3 years ago#3
There was a black guy in Final Fantasy VII.

How do you explain that??
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KillerTruffle
3 years ago#5
Ch3wy posted...
There was a black guy in Final Fantasy VII.

How do you explain that??


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User Info: The_Mighty_Quin

The_Mighty_Quin
3 years ago#6
Probably because it makes a nice "default" appearance. Besides, isn't "white" a catch-all term for a large amount of races around the world? Spaniards, French, Germans, Russians, Caucasians, etc.

User Info: Jair

Jair
3 years ago#7
To a certain extent the Japanese do find these different colored hair and eyes exotic, as most people from a traditionally homogenous society would. In addition, from an artistic standpoint, it lets a character stand out more, so it has both utilitarian and aesthetic benefits.

As an aside, I always thought FFX and Advent Children were like the ultimate compromise. Guys like Cloud and Tidus had very Asian looking facial features, but with blonde hair and blue/green eyes.

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steveboblarry
3 years ago#8
happyscrub1 posted...
"Why do asian made video games always have all white characters?"

Something I always wondered for years but never bother to ask people. I just so happen to see someone asked the question and saw an answer that seemed interesting.

"I really don't mean to offend anybody that is Japanese. Japanese people idolize anybody with very light skin, so in Japanese culture, the lighter you are the more attractive. In addition to that, they also are very interested in the hair color of white people, because they don't have a wide variety of natural hair color's like white people. So they show a preference to girls with blonde and red hair and they draw them and put them in a cartoon."

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090201030258AAVN9Hj

True, false? Thoughts?


Edit: seems like this topic was on here 2 years ago

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/topic/27567449

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User Info: ChromaticAngel

ChromaticAngel
3 years ago#9
this is kind of old, but no asian made video games usually don't feature white characters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r7NtqjdggI
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User Info: TiamatKiller

TiamatKiller
3 years ago#10
ITT: People who aren't Asian question the characters of Asian produced games while Asians themselves don't see a problem.
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