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subcultured at 11:29AM, March 13, 2007
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lol..here's more

i think this is a diff one, with bigger budget




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Inkmonkey at 12:21PM, March 13, 2007
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Japan is fucked up.
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ccs1989 at 2:12PM, March 13, 2007
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…what the hell?
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mechanical_lullaby at 2:58PM, March 13, 2007
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I would watch that show every day.

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reconjsh at 3:31PM, March 13, 2007
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it sounds like sailor moon is doing the sound effects with her mouth, lol.
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Neilsama at 4:08PM, March 13, 2007
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I think that's a scene from the live action TV series that's been in production for a few years already.



…uh, not that I would KNOW specifically about that show or watch it. I um… just happened to see it one day. Shut up!
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kaminari at 6:22PM, March 13, 2007
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Yeah, that's definitely not a movie. Its a tv series and the fansubs have been available for a few years now.

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subcultured at 6:53PM, March 13, 2007
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Yeah, that's definitely not a movie. Its a tv series and the fansubs have been available for a few years now.

lol
i'm out of the loop considering anything related to sailormoon
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ozoneocean at 6:25AM, March 14, 2007
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Ah, it looks silly… But it's exactly the same as US superhero TV series really… It's just that this is magical girl stuff.

Each to their own.
 
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Neilsama at 7:31AM, March 14, 2007
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And sometimes I think superheroes take themselves way too seriously. They could learn a thing or two from Sailormoon.

Ack, twice in one topic, I've revealed my closet fandom.
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ccs1989 at 1:03PM, March 14, 2007
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Ah, it looks silly… But it's exactly the same as US superhero TV series really… It's just that this is magical girl stuff.

Each to their own.

I really don't see how. This is kind of stupid fluff stuff. Unless you're talking about the Batman and Wonder Woman live action shows, superhero shows these days tend to be animated and awesome, or live-actiony filled with teen drama (Smallville). The latter I would never watch, but it's still a long way from Sailor Moon live action.
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CorruptComics at 3:27PM, March 14, 2007
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I was worried cause there were rumors that Joss Whedon (the lord your god) was going to direct the Movie project. If that had been true I would have been forced to go see it.

Hurray for false rumors!
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LIZARD_B1TE at 3:39PM, March 14, 2007
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I was worried cause there were rumors that Joss Whedon (the lord your god) was going to direct the Movie project. If that had been true I would have been forced to go see it.

Hurray for false rumors!

*stadiums of people cheer*


Now, here's something odd I've noticed, despite manga and anime being Japanese (hell, some people call anime “japanimation” ), I've never actually seen a Japanese person in a manga or anime. Seriously, they all look caucasian. But whenever there's a live action version, it's filled with Japanese people. Why exactly are Japanese cartoons filled with non-Japanese characters? Is it just easier to shade in black and white, or is there something I'm missing?
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Aurora Moon at 1:33AM, March 15, 2007
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lol well i've actually downloaded the whole Sailor Moon live action series and watched the whole thing.

it's actually good when they're not doing the cheesy chegoraged fight scenes with the monsters and stuff.
They have plenty of scenes where they're doing some pretty good acting, when it comes to the interaction of all the Sailor warriors. etc.

I actually felt very sad and depressed when they had the whole scene/parts where Sailor Venus, aka Minako had some kind of diease that she could had cured if she had just gotten surgery in time. But she choose to put off the sugery to fight as Sailor V instead, snice she believed that saving the world was much more important than her own life. And then it got too late for her…Of course, it was right near the end so they couldn't just let her die competely. and she got magically cured somehow.

one of the downsides… they couldn't have live cats on thier budget, so they used plushies to animate luna and Atermtis. so you have the cats as talking plushies. I'm not kidding.

But the part where…

Sailor Mercury got brainwashed and went all evil was totally awesome! loved her evil look too…

it was totally awesome.

of course, Japan doesn't have that a big budget like American Hollywood and other tv shows here.. so of course they have to resort to cheesy stuff for the live action stuff.
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Aurora Moon at 1:43AM, March 15, 2007
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Now, here's something odd I've noticed, despite manga and anime being Japanese (hell, some people call anime “japanimation” ), I've never actually seen a Japanese person in a manga or anime. Seriously, they all look caucasian. But whenever there's a live action version, it's filled with Japanese people. Why exactly are Japanese cartoons filled with non-Japanese characters? Is it just easier to shade in black and white, or is there something I'm missing?

It seems that the Japanese has had a long-lived belief that they had long WAY before they had even been aware of Caucasians.
the belief that pale white skin looked pure, clean and therefore was an beautiful thing. That's why they have stories of like mysterious and beautiful “snow women” that men frequently fall in love with, etc. That's why Geishas have like those white paint to cover their faces and neck with.

I think that's just something they subconsciously reflect in Anime and Manga, and has nothing to do with race.
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isukun at 10:57AM, March 15, 2007
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Skin tone varies in anime more than it did in traditional art. What really sets anime characters off as being caucasian is the varies eye and hair colors and styles. This is done more for variety than anything else, though. It makes it easier to tell characters apart. That being said, there are some mangas and shows which actually do attempt to capture a more Japanese look in the characters. They aren't as common, however, since the Japanese love of all things kawaii has really pushed the often unnatural color schemes we see in anime characters (it doesn't matter what race you are, pink, green, purple, and blue are not naturally occuring hair colors).
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Inkmonkey at 1:39PM, March 15, 2007
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I'd heard before that the varied and impossible hair colors has its roots in Kabuki, where the hair colors actually represented things. The only one I remember off the top of my head is that white was eiteher “power” or “evil” (which explains all the white-haired “badass” characters in anime/manga)
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ozoneocean at 2:11PM, March 15, 2007
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If hair colour has meaning and this is reflected in Kabuki, then that in turn would probably have its origin in paintings of demons and gods, wouldn't it?
 
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isukun at 2:30PM, March 15, 2007
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Hair color really didn't get wild until colorized anime started airing on TV. Manga has a long tradition of being plack and while and most early manga (i.e. pre-Tezuka) featured characters with normal Japanese hair styles and black or grey hair depending on age. The colors are mostly a product of bringing early manga to TV. Early manga and animation had a tendency to be very simple visually.

Some of the color choices may be influenced by classical themes, that's a pretty common thing in all aspects of anime from naming to the colors used in sentai suits. I'd still stand by the claim that colors were primarily introduced to make it easier to tell characters apart. Most of the series where characters have hair colors that relate to classical themes are fairly recent or based on classical tales.
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mlai at 9:29PM, March 15, 2007
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Actually, if you look closely, you realize that anime merges all the cute characteristics of Asian and Caucasian to create the ultimate race of cute human beings.

From Asians/Mongoloids, we get the softer features of the face, and the smaller more demure nose and mouth. We ditch the shorter body, monochrome hair/eye color, and whatever is unattractive regarding Asian faces.

From Caucasians, we get the rainbow hair and eye colors and the big eyes. We ditch the hard outlines of the face, the often grotesque nose and mouth sizes, and the body hair.

From Africans/Negroes, we get athletic dynamic long-legged bodies. We ditch everything else. Well, often the almond eyes are used. Asian eyes are different.

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LIZARD_B1TE at 4:25PM, March 16, 2007
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Heh, and all this time I thought the skin color was simply because of mangas being black and white. (it's kind of difficult to shade other skin colors in that format)
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isukun at 9:35PM, March 16, 2007
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There are artists who use comic tones to depict darker skin shades. Still, most women who are meant to be attractive will have pale skin. Pale skin has been considered attractive in women since before the Japanese came in contact with the West. You'll also find most Japanese porn features girls who look like they don't get out enough.

Nowadays, though, it isn't uncommon for some Japanese characters to have darker skin since Asian skin tones tend to have a very wide variety based on how much sun they get (my sister is an athlete and spends a considerable time outdoors and she's fairly dark, while most Korean women I know who were raised there are very pale). There is also the recent introduction of the fetish of girls with tan lines in Japan. More often than not, in harem series, you'll find at least one girl with darker skin and usually they aren't black. There are also a lot of non-black male characters with darker skin. There is also a bit of the American “gangsta” culture rubbing off on city youth in Japan, so some artists are throwing in visual elements of American films featuring african and hispanic characters.
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ozoneocean at 2:16AM, March 18, 2007
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Yeah, people have to remember that really pale light skin isn't uncommon in Japan. Come on, Europeans have don't have a monopoly pale skin. All this “white”, “back”, “yellow”, “red” racist stuff distorts reality. :(

There are those Ganguro girls as well, with their extreme fake tan stuff… They look to me like the fad revolves around imitating some idealised form of a happy go lucky islander girl? Especially with all the summer clothes, light hair and flowers that go with it.
 
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mlai at 1:24PM, March 20, 2007
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It's my impression that Ganguro started with anime girls who have dark skin and light hair/eyes. It's an attractive alternative color scheme for anime, and works in real life when it's natural. But dang it looks trashy when faked.

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Kristen Gudsnuk at 8:32PM, April 1, 2007
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sailor V!! yay!
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