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by jjgp1112
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: The original DB Manga and anime adaptations don’t reflect their era much
Replies: 18
Views: 454

Re: The original DB Manga and anime adaptations don’t reflect their era much

Aside from what's already been mentioned, the Android saga has liberal inspiration from T2 - Trunks is John Conner with super powers and purple hair, for instance.

Also, most of the fashion, particularly Bulma's, are straight out of the late 80s/early '90s.
by jjgp1112
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Semi Perfect Cell is Underrated
Replies: 27
Views: 486

Re: Semi Perfect Cell is Underrated

Yeah, Semi-Perfect cell was dare I say, perfect for the petulant and desperate, power-thirsty phase of his character but if that were the final design for Perfect Cell...yikes. No buys. It's just too stupid looking.
by jjgp1112
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 233
Views: 3464

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

I'm gonna side with ABED though on the whole notion that characters have to be portrayed by people who understand the experience of said character. That begs the question of what even is the point of acting if that's the case, as if there's no line between fantasy and reality.
by jjgp1112
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 233
Views: 3464

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

I mean look, if you want to be pedantic about it, then do you; but it's probably a probably a good idea to take the word of a black person with a lifetime of experience interacting with black people and knowing black history. With a grain of salt, maybe, because you're still just one person. There ...
by jjgp1112
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 233
Views: 3464

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

When 99% of black people will tell you don't waste your time saying African-American except when absolutely necessary...well, pretty open and shut case there. That's if you could ever hit this elusive "99%" mark. Sure, if someone could realistically obtain a majority opinion on the matter, then go ...
by jjgp1112
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 233
Views: 3464

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

I'm not so sure anyone can be presumed an "expert" in such matters. Even if so, different "experts" will offer different answers. You won't necessarily hear the same thing from everyone. You should never stop thinking and learning on your own. I'm not really sure what you're trying to say here. I t...
by jjgp1112
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 233
Views: 3464

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

I'm not so sure anyone can be presumed an "expert" in such matters. Even if so, different "experts" will offer different answers. You won't necessarily hear the same thing from everyone. You should never stop thinking and learning on your own. I'm not really sure what you're trying to say here. I t...
by jjgp1112
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 233
Views: 3464

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

As a Black guy: please, say Black. If you ask any Black person, we'll all tell you the same thing; African American and "person of color" are fucking weird, awkward, and uncomfortable, especially since you obviously want to say Black but think you'll offend us by saying it for some reason.
by jjgp1112
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 233
Views: 3464

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

Yeah, I think casting minorities to their corresponding roles is merely the first step in the current climate - a correction, basically. But I think once we're in a place where people are getting their foot in the door more fairly, from there people should be able to mix things up. The beauty of act...
by jjgp1112
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 233
Views: 3464

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

When the alternative freezes out most people from a pretty big section of what is already not the greatest paying profession, compromises would have to be made for anime.
by jjgp1112
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 233
Views: 3464

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

The problem with the "It takes away roles" argument is that it implies minorities are only able to voice characters that represent how they are in real life. Exactly. But someone up above said that the point here is that minorities don't even get auditions/roles period. So why is the topic at hand ...
by jjgp1112
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 233
Views: 3464

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

The problem with the "It takes away roles" argument is that it implies minorities are only able to voice characters that represent how they are in real life. You are missing the forest for the trees here. Minority actors have trouble finding roles, period - and casting white characters to play some...
by jjgp1112
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 233
Views: 3464

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

I like the idea of putting a disclaimer up front. Yup, that's where I stand. HBO-MAX took down Gone With The Wind not too long ago, only to put it up a few days later with a disclaimer by black film scholar Jacqueline Stewart. If you have HBO-MAX (or can find an upload of the disclaimer on YouTube)...
by jjgp1112
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 233
Views: 3464

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

ABED wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:05 pm
I like the idea of putting a disclaimer up front.
Yup, that's where I stand.
by jjgp1112
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 233
Views: 3464

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

Thoughts on shows scrubbing potentially offensive scenes and entire episodes off streaming sites? We should acknowledge the flaws of the past, but not try to scrub them from history either. We shouldn't judge the social sensitivity of past stuff from a modern lens, just do better in the future. If ...
by jjgp1112
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 233
Views: 3464

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

It seems like there's much to consider racially speaking, when so many manga/anime characters tend to be drawn with Caucasian features to begin with, regardless of any intended ethnicity. There's also the differences between anime that take place in a fantasy world versus anime that take place in t...
by jjgp1112
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 233
Views: 3464

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

And as far as live action acting, I think Latino actors might have it even rougher - 90% of the time they don't even cast actual Latinos, just Italians and middle Easterners who look the part and then proceed to speak in laughably inaccurate Spanish dialects. I’ve definitely seen more actors of Lat...
by jjgp1112
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 233
Views: 3464

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

As a general rule, if you know a black guy in a professional field who goes strictly by an initial, chances are he had to shorten his actual name because he noticed he finally started getting callbacks when his name wasn't as black sounding! And as far as live action acting, I think Latino actors mi...
by jjgp1112
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 233
Views: 3464

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

I think men voicing women REALLY depends. Ed Asner as Granny Goodness was f'n perfect. And wasn't the original actor for Uranai Baba male? I like Tanaka in the role, but the original actor really sold the "old crone" aspect so well. It should be rare, bottom line. Chris Sabat also played Baba in th...
by jjgp1112
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting
Replies: 233
Views: 3464

Re: Minority representation for minority characters in Voice acting

How exactly do different ethnic groups sound different if assuming that they already speak fluent, American-sounding English? The thought that we should have minority-specific voices for characters is a bit of a racial stereotype in the first place, no? I'd say it's probably a bad thing if tons of ...