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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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The funny thing about this is that the fake English has a Japanese accent.
Sounded Italian to me. Maybe he comes from New Jersey?

ぺらぺら [perapera] (adj-na,adv,n,vs) fluent, fluency, (P)
il fiore bel
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
She's not a little girl, she's a teenager.

Rodents of Unusual Size
yeah, sure she is.

It's canon. She is.

Miss Henson's 6th grade class
Nikon says it's canon!

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

Caminante Nocturno
She's not a little girl, she's a teenager.

...and supposedly a cannon

No, she's a cartoon.

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

Caminante Nocturno
It's no good, he's German!
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
"Fuck" and "motherfucker" are universally-known English swear words.

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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