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Яeverse



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:19 pm Reply with quote
I dont know about Krone's choice, surely they could have scouted skin tone matched talent?
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Isabella commented that she tackled her character while consulting closely with the director. She added that, "the kids became very shy around the larger-than-life Krone. I want to be an obstacle to the kids alongside Isabella."


I think this is a typo.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:33 pm Reply with quote
From a purely creative standpoint, Krone's actor looks pretty good. She's got a good, evil stare.

From a faithful standpoint, it's a shame (albeit not surprising at all) they didn't cast a black actor. That said, Krone was not the greatest black representation either...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:47 pm Reply with quote
Яeverse wrote:
I dont know about Krone's choice, surely they could have scouted skin tone matched talent?


Just how many black women do you think live in Japan? In addition to also being actresses?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:53 pm Reply with quote
Crispy45 wrote:
Яeverse wrote:
I dont know about Krone's choice, surely they could have scouted skin tone matched talent?


Just how many black women do you think live in Japan? In addition to also being actresses?


I made it easy for them,matching her tone could be an assortment of people from various countries, darker skinned tone people have been in jpn stuff, like the ed to pascal 100%
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0yP5QPomRg
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:35 pm Reply with quote
I never seen the show but it's suppose to be European theme fantasy fiction right? Because those almost never work when they make all the actors Japanese, Fullmetal Alchemist, Attack on Titan anyone?
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ReifuTD wrote:
I never seen the show but it's suppose to be European theme fantasy fiction right? Because those almost never work when they make all the actors Japanese, Fullmetal Alchemist, Attack on Titan anyone?


imo, I'd say so. only Ray seems to have asian origins
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:47 am Reply with quote
Is that Krone? What the hell? Laughing
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RhinocerousTrilbies



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:51 am Reply with quote
Sister Krone getting yellow-washed up in here
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Яeverse wrote:
I dont know about Krone's choice, surely they could have scouted skin tone matched talent?
I get where you are coming from, but they do this all the time with Caucasian characters as well. So it's not as bad as it would be in somewhere like America.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:50 pm Reply with quote
Clearly this is revenge for Ghost in the Shell.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:00 pm Reply with quote
Romuska wrote:
Clearly this is revenge for Ghost in the Shell.


Why would Japan get revenge on this? It's a Japanese manga, not an American series Laughing

Japan loves Naomi Watanabe, they're probably thrilled. I can see her being pretty intimidating.
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Яeverse wrote:
ReifuTD wrote:
I never seen the show but it's suppose to be European theme fantasy fiction right? Because those almost never work when they make all the actors Japanese, Fullmetal Alchemist, Attack on Titan anyone?


imo, I'd say so. only Ray seems to have asian origins

The cast of characters is racially diverse, which I think is supposed to represent people with origins all over the world, but the setting is purely fantastical and doesn’t look recognizably similar to Europe, unlike FMA and Attack on Titan. A mostly (all?) Japanese cast won’t impact the world building much, If at all.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:06 am Reply with quote
Oh noez they're white-washing

(blacks/Africans in Japan about the same percentage as Japanese in US - just a fraction of 1%)
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