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Desc:I always wondered. Now I know.
Category:Cartoons & Animation, Educational
Tags:Anime, Japan, race relations, WTF Japan, language barrier
Submitted:Rodents of Unusual Size
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Comment count is 22
Old_Zircon - 2013-09-01
The funny thing about this is that the fake English has a Japanese accent.
Bort - 2013-09-01
Sounded Italian to me. Maybe he comes from New Jersey?

Nikon - 2013-09-01
ぺらぺら [perapera] (adj-na,adv,n,vs) fluent, fluency, (P)
il fiore bel - 2013-09-01
Is it just me, or does the little girl sound French?

also lol wut at the ukrainian anime chick in the related videos
Caminante Nocturno - 2013-09-01
She's not a little girl, she's a teenager.

Rodents of Unusual Size - 2013-09-01
yeah, sure she is.

Nikon - 2013-09-01
It's canon. She is.

Miss Henson's 6th grade class - 2013-09-01
Nikon says it's canon!

il fiore bel - 2013-09-01
So is it just me or does the little girl sound French?

Caminante Nocturno - 2013-09-01
She's not a little girl, she's a teenager.

sosage - 2013-09-01
...and supposedly a cannon

glasseye - 2013-09-01
No, she's a cartoon.

Robin Kestrel - 2013-09-01
Nothings says American like a blond afro.
Mr. Purple Cat Esq. - 2013-09-01
All non-japanese people have afros!
MrBuddy - 2013-09-01
The Japanese study English in high school. In every anime where a foreigner speaks English everyone panics until "the smart one" speaks English back.
pastorofmuppets - 2013-09-01
I think the joke at the end is that she doesn't like being called a little girl.
Gmork - 2013-09-02

godot - 2013-09-01
Caminante Nocturno - 2013-09-01
It's no good, he's German!
Redford - 2013-09-02
How people speak or act in America is a long-standing Anime trope. Just as we released some really racist stuff both during and after WWII, there were some animes that took a similar standpoint.

A famous manga (and later anime) for promoting multiculturalism while still managing to be rather incredibly racist was Cyborg 009. Every single cyborg was from a different country and tended to caricature as such.

The thing that always gets me about this clip is that it's intended for a Japanese audience, yet they bleep out the curse words which are spoken in english that few people understand.
Caminante Nocturno - 2013-09-02
"Fuck" and "motherfucker" are universally-known English swear words.

MrBuddy - 2013-09-08
Come to think of it, even 009 is a caricature of the Japanese isn't he?
(I'm not being sarcastic.)

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