Why do anime girls all look the same??

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  1. chris larralde

    chris larralde Stunt Coordinator

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    Probably a dumb question, but I gotta ask ...
    What's up with the big eyes, tiny mouths etc.? It looks like a standard for the genre but I can't figure out why.
    regards,
    chris
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    You have asked anime FAQ #1
    The short answer, blame it on Disney, specifically on Bambi
    Osamu Tezuka, the founder of the modern manga (Japanese comics) was greatly influenced by Disney's films, and liked the look in Bambi. Since he was the god/founder of the genre, others copied his style(Ironically, Disney would later rip off one of his stories, Jungle Taitei, and give no recognition. You might know it better as The Lion King)
    The small mouths are mostly because they are easy to animate. anime was originally produced by comic artists on very low budgets, and this saved a lot of time.
    Not all anime girls look the same BTW, it really all depends on the genre
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  3. Inspector Hammer!

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    And what is up with their mouths suddenly going from tiny little slits, to huge gaping holes as big as their head when they yell? And they always look really pissed off, with veins popping out of thier foreheads?
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  4. richard plumb

    richard plumb Stunt Coordinator

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    because they are yelling, and its being exaggerated? That seems logical compared to some of the expressions.
    What about when they are dumbfounded or rendered speechless, and their eyes shrink to dots? That one confuses me.
     
  5. Rob Gillespie

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    Moved to Movies...
     
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    Doesn't apply to anime girls, but I find it funny that when anime guys become horny, they get nosebleeds! [​IMG]
     
  8. Morgan Jolley

    Morgan Jolley Lead Actor

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    All females look the same, all old people look the same, all children look the same, all teenagers look the same, but adult men (30s and above) usually look different. In Neon Genesis Evangelion, every adult male character looks different, but all of the other characters have similar features (the nose and eyes are usually shared features).
     
  9. Dome Vongvises

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    Go to www.animenation.com, find a link called Ask John. Basically speaking, Ask John is a weekly question and answer session about all things anime. It's also a good faq for anime newbies.
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    [Edited last by Dome Vongvises on August 21, 2001 at 06:29 PM]
     

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