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YouTube statistics are nothing but a diversion from this thread topic at hand. I'm still waiting for your response to these questions. Take your time, as there's alot of ground to cover that you've ignored up to this point...So you said most youtube members are Asians and not westerner? Even IF what you said were truth about most traffics youtube got are from Asia are not the same as most youtube members are Asians. I never read or heard any official news from youtube saying its trafict mostly from Asia.
By the way, I did some search when I type :
Asian Cosplay got around 1.900 results
american Cosplay got around 200 results
western cosplay got around 40 results
It is strongly shows the fact of how Asian cosplayers are better based on youtube website alone.
About I don't reply to most member question in here is because I don't see it worth my time to reply it so I just pick the best of the best of this forum got.
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So, does this include Cosplaying anime characters who are obviously not Asian in origin...
(e.g. Afro of Afro Samurai, Belldandy of Ah My Goddess, Chad of Bleach) or is a Asian cosplaying a non-asian role the equivalent of a white-actor in black-face playing a black role...Honestly, you just make yourself sound so full of yourself. Have you, yourself, created any of the anime, that we Americans or anyone else you mention, like? You keep mention we this and we that, but I see nothing that you have showed us tells us that you, yourself(besides being an almighty Asian), have created anything (besides this thread, with your statement). Just because many people like to cosplay, for enjoyment I may add, gives you no right to claim anime as your own. These anime are lienced to people around the globe. Other people have a right to cosplay if they want, whether they look right or not. Would you like to take anime away from us? Is that it? Might I add that Asians too do things that are "non-Asian" as well.
I also like to agree with Len. There are plenty of anime which is based off of "non-asian" themes. I would also like to add Chrono Crusade. One of my favorite anime. It was based in America, along with other things.
I cannot understand people who think they are so superior because their country has created something big. Strut around like they are so good or something. It's people like you who don't understand just because your country has created something like anime, gives you no right to say things about others. I know others, such as Americans, do that, which shames me, but if we can learn to understand, then we are one step closer to a better world.
Well there is my rant. I couldn't help myself......>.<That is your problem not ours. Here is a hint for you though, what you are expressing isn't pride it is prejudice. I think you will find little sympathy for it here.
Or should we be throwing tizzy fits because of this: http://english.people.com.cn/200511/...s/1123_E81.jpg
Awwww aren't they adorable???
Oh and just to give you something to chew on:
Tristen Citrine | Las Vegas Cosplayer
Ginny McQueen - American Cosplay Girl * Model * Costumer
Some people just have waaaay to much time on their hands.
<- (Is currently sewing multiple outfits for Renshow)Your pride is yours and yours alone. It has no affect on how I--or anyone else--should think. I'm a proud bi-racial kid. Do you think that I wear it on my sleeve? Should I go around sayin' things like, "Us funny colored people are better at everything in life than anyone else and we should run the country because inter-racial dating is okay now,"? Or, maybe I should pick a racial empowerment group and join forces with them. Yeah, that's it! I'll be a neo-nazi!!
Just because Asians did something cool, it doesn't give you the right to rub it in our faces and say that other races are "lesser races" because a bunch of Asians can draw well. I draw well, do I get special treatment? Besides, not ALL Asians are excellent anime/manga artists. In fact (almost) all anime and manga comes from Japan anyway. (I know Korea's hip on the scene as well, but I've never seen any other part of Asia produce anything as far as anime is concerned.) Are you even Japanese??? Do you even draw???
LMAO!!!So, are you saying this is not your opinion but that of your "buddy"? It's a really poor decision of you to consider someone like that person as a friend. Although I am no one to judge on who you make a friendship with.
But, really...as a person born in Asia and assuming you follow asian traditions. Your two posts put you to shame. Our traditions most publically and avidly emphasizes on being humble, being obedient and pay respect to others. There's a fine line between having pride on your country and ethnicity and then down right being racist.
Aren't you stereotyping the western society a little too much? Just because a few members of the Western world criticizes the things Asians have created doesn't necessarily mean that everyone single living soul thinks that way.
But, even so...what kind of grudge do you hold against westerners? And WHY do you pick such a irrelavent topic such as anime to declare that Asian is the best race? I mean its not like Anime is a solution to a world epidemic or something of that sort. I might as well say that your comparing us almost in the same set of values the Nazis had back in WWII.
And actually anime is influenced on western like characteristics...or else we would be seeing all animes characters in traditonal clothing rather than the western clothing. Neither would we being seeing english words in the anime, as a matter of fact a lot of the Asian languages have adopted english words.I was thinking the exact same thing Arrianna.
And as Shizuka has said, a lot of anime characters are in fact based off western characteristics. Also, you mention saying that anime characters body type are based off of the Asian body type. I would have to respectfully disagree do to the fact that I have not yet seen any one, even Asians, having that physical kind of body type. It’s not possible for the human body to have that kind of physical build to it, not naturally any ways. Now there are people that come close, how ever that is a mixed group of people from all around the world.
The anime body type we see is based off of what the concept of what looks attractive and sexy and cute to the human mind and this is what the artist draws up.