“Why Cute Anime Girls Are Drawn Like White People”


The interminable controversy over the ethnicity of anime-styled characters and the pedestal upon which many Japanese ensconce white girls is being stoked by the image above – cute anime girls, it maintains, are drawn with Caucasian bone structure.

The points the image makes:

Whites have a convex forehead, (East) Asians a concave one

The rear of a Caucasian skull is convex, the Asian concave

Caucasians have a protruding chin and concave jaw, Asians a protruding jaw and receding chin

Caucasians have lower positioned eyes, Asians higher positioned ones

Not surprisingly, this has provoked the usual debate:

“What a cruel choice of models!”

“They really were right when they said they are designed off of white people…”

“And the usual video:”

“The people who make this stuff are aggravating our white people complex, it’s creepy!”

“I’ve never seen a skull like the one on the right in an anatomy book or an art how-to.”

“Yui-chan is so cute…”

See also the previous discussion of the topic

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    Comment by Anonymous
    08:15 06/02/2012 # ! Good (+0.9)

    That's an eastern asian skull?! It doesn't even look Homo-sapien.

    None-the-less this is yet another stupid study based on one "cherry picked" example, not worth discussion.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:01 06/02/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    that's what i first thought, they picked the "best" caucasian girl and the "worst" asian girl.

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    Comment by Erin Bushay
    12:19 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    But that could be said on all sides of the argument. In the video, the choice models and angles of the pictures are all chosen to support the argument. Someone could do the exact same video just vice versa and choose all Japanese photos that don't fit and caucasian that do.

    The simplest conclusion is that we see what we want to see. If we are arguing that anime characters look Japanese, obviously our evidence will support that. If I were to argue that they look caucasian, then my evidence would support that.

    @ Anon 8:15 I swear that's a monkey's skull, I think you're right about it not being Homo sapien.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:18 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    But it's rather hard to find female asians that don't fit the model. The video is completely right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:50 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thats not true at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:06 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    for real that looks like an ape skull rofl

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    Comment by Tere
    16:54 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Looks like an Australopithecus skull to me, the jaw is way too pronounced to be closer than that to humans.

    And I noticed that while the drawing notes the chin, it ignores the brow-ridge and the bridge of the nose, both of which fit the Asian girl better than Caucasian. And the forehead arrows are actually wrong on Yue. Her forehead slopes back like the Asian girl, not out like the arrow is pointing. Those are her bangs puffing out, not her forehead.

    Weak and pathetic comparison is weak and pathetic. Guy needs to attend more art classes, and pay attention this time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:23 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pretty much. I see all this as a debate on genetics, like they can really do something about it.

    Comment by Anonymous

    that is one of the dumbest comparison i have ever seen... did they really compare a skinny white girl to a chubby asian girl?

    do they not realize there are as many skinny asian girls as well as chubby white girls?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:28 06/02/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    bone structure has nothing to do with being fat. look at the jaw shape, you idiot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:12 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    anon 10:28 06/02/2012
    are you in a class or school or something? baka to testo or something?



    Comment by Anonymous
    12:05 06/02/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    shut up dipshit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:08 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I'm asian and my skull is not of that shape. Dumb comparison indeed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:10 06/02/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    It was made by someone most likely uneducated and white.

    Theoretically speaking a barbarian.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:08 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    i love how rats is a term that is looked down on. Just saying, rats eat entire crops and breed a lot, therefor winning large ammounts of urban and rural terrain, making them winners. Nothing more to discuss

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:44 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's good to be a vermin.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:00 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't look down on a Barbarian!
    As far as I know, it was the only character that survived the battle against the 3 prime evils!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:12 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I love how barbarian is a term that is looked down on. Just saying, barbarians rape and pillage, therefor winning battles, making them winners. Nothing more to discuss

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:47 06/02/2012 # ! Good (+0.9)

    I've seen plenty of natural Asians with tiny european faces and plenty of Europeans who looked like neanderthals. How much does race have to do with this exactly?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:40 06/02/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Saying Asian or European is race is stupid. They're both made up of dozens of races and mixes of those races. Compare am italian, to a swede, to a scotsman, to a german and say they all look the same.

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    Comment by ArrowInTheKnee
    20:28 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would like to ask the person who responsible for starting this question to donate his/her Skull for more detail comparison.....

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:06 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wish I could thumb this up

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    Comment by Lonesnipa
    21:40 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Would not take long to make an account so you could do that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:51 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Asian and European races. Races originating in the respective regions share a lot more common traits because they are closely related compared to people from the other region.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:19 06/02/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Propaganda for the white race.

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    Comment by Bigall
    15:19 06/02/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Which white people? The asian white people or the european/american white people?

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    Comment by Uncommon0taku
    22:14 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    wut aboot the redneck amerikans?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:53 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well said. I'm glad someone finally gets it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:29 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't forget South America, Africa and Australia.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:26 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    some persons got it for a very long tiiiiiiiime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:43 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)


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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    16:46 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I won't mince words. A lot of Asian girls grow up enamoring Western models quite a bit. It might also have to do with general heightened appreciation for foreign people and ideals as far as fascination goes. And then there's the heavy diet of Hollywood a lot of people take in as well.

    That said, looking at the skull diagram... I actually think I have a Caucasian skull feature.. Who knew?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:04 07/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I doubt that the skull on the right is really an "average asian" skull. The differences they pointed are true, but I don't think the skulls are THAT different. It's as if they took a neandertal man skull and compared it to a homo spapiens's.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:22 08/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    he might get some of it but not all... Why put american and european together.. i mean... do you guys even know how "many" human races there are... i am not talking about black and white... there is way more then 10 if not 100 diffenret races. just to prove that, in world war 2, hitler wanted to make a paradice for the "arish race"(not sure if that's how it is writ'n) even tho the arish them selv were not involved... the race is known for blond hair, blue eyes and are white, but mainly thay have a little bump in the back of there head(an extra skeleton part that protects there head, were no other races have that bump)... thay live north in europa, countries like norway and sweden (parts of skandinavia).

    My question is, do you guys realize how ignorant you are when you put the entire europa, if not europa and america together. That goes without saying for Asia aswell

    just google skandinavia and see how small the place is infront of the world, and then as you look think that the only place you find this race is there, now think how big the world is and if there were 1 race for every such small part of the world(not that there are 1 race every such small area), NOW how many races do you really think there are?

    i liked the song to the video ;P

    Comment by Anonymous

    yaaay white people!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:16 07/02/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Black people rules!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:06 07/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    silly anon, there is no cast system in the races. i have a theory about people's color. perhaps in evolution, everyone was the same color once, but like plants and animals that evolve, peoples pigments changed depending on where you lived. i got to thinking when i almost ran some black folk over at night, because i couldn't see them walking until i almost hit them. perhaps a majority of black folk are from africa and the reason they were black is a form of camoflage for hunting in the jungle and exposure to heat. i have no proof of this, but it sounded good in my head. lemme know what you guys think.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:14 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Remember how our barbarian masters roamed the world in Galleons in search for spices and silk. Some of them settled in foreign land to rape and pillage the locales.

    Now you know.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:06 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    and knowing is half the battle

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:42 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    the other half of the battle is 25% blue lasers and 25% red lasers

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:17 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    *slap* We DO NOT talk about G.I. Joe Extreme! >=C

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:38 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    G.I.Joe Extreme!!!!

    Wait.. Why I...? Fotrget it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:25 06/02/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Asian people's problems

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:32 06/02/2012 # ! Good (+0.9)

    definitely cruel choice of model. They picked a good look Caucasian and matched her against an ugly asian girl. How about matching her against another good looking asian girl

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:13 09/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The only true statement in this entire article. they should have used better model. There are tons of gorgeous asian girls out there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:27 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes. There is no "Caucasians" from west, if some people are Caucasians, they are dark people from Caucasus mountains area: Georgians, Armenians, Azerbajdzans, Turks, Kurds, Czechnyans and other darkish people with large downwards curved noses. It is beyond my comprehension why Amwericans use this term at all, when they clearly mean blonde skinned people originating from western Europe. Including Scandinavia, where i come from.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:16 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    So Asians are MONGOLOIDS!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:36 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The ethnicity you're referring to, the Proto Indo Europeans, originated from southern Russia and migrated westward. They didn't originate from Western Europe or Scandinavia.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:04 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It comes from the old "three great races" theory of anthropology: Caucasoid, Mongoloid, and Negroid. The other two aren't used anymore because they're considered offensive. I personally hate being called Caucasian because it's a leftover relic from an outdated model.

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    Comment by Bigall
    13:13 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's funny.
    Anime characters do not represent persons in real life. They are just drawn that way because it's easier. Persons that actually look like anime characters in real life are monsters or freaks, and are not pretty at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:10 07/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    True. Japanime characters are the most realist ones, but most of them are still far from being "real human people". It's even worse in most of western cartoons wich are often way more stylized.

    Animation is not white or asian, it's animation.

    Comment by Anonymous

    they had no choice because all asian girls are ugly...

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    Comment by HKE

    FUCK NO i want to unsee the 3rd pic , ugh! , that thing is visual rape!

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    Comment by HKE

    well at least they didnt use the chinese "most beautiful babe" to compare it with an anime character...

    Comment by Anonymous

    They didnt draw the one person properly.

    She has a big forehead!!

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