Why aren’t there never any south Asian, middle Eastern, or Latino people in anime?


Why foreign characters in anime are mostly limited to Americans?

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Americans are the most prominent foreigners in Japan, although there actually is anime set elsewhere. Tezuka’s manga on the life of Buddha was adapted as anime in 2011 and all of the characters are necessarily south Asian.

There are some, though yes very limited.

Like the older Western comics and unlike modern west comics, manga doesn’t really have a need to broaden their cast past Japan. And if they’re going to have a character who is partly defined as being foreign, why not pick the one the country knows the most about that is also, as far as basic stereotypes go, contrasting to the Japanese characters.

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