What country are you from and what influences/references /mentions did you see in anime regarding your country?
A mezzaluna used by a blonde guy on Shokugeki no Soma and an old ugly fatass man who listens to opera and dies immediately in Durarara are the only ones that came to my mind. And also Hetalia.
Germany, need I say more?
Literally nothing, they always go with Scandinavia instead even though they always actually mean Sweden. Like the black haired tired looking dude in Shokugeki no Souma and Sigtuna in Absolute Duo. She's even named after a fucking town in Sweden, but the country's name never comes up. It's ALWAYS fucking Scandinavia.
God damn it.
maradona shirt in gunslinger girl ep1
Argentin peso in nichijou
Argentin suplex in a few anime about westling
messi and maradona mentioned in a few animes.
And some anime mentioned an argentinian drink that isn't actually from here.
Restaurants, random usually.
Hajime no Ippo Ricardo Martinez is kinda accurate to Ricardo ''Finito'' Lopez.
Pokemon episode has Acapulco.
Saw the chupacabra also in a shirt.
Once in another anime i don't remember the name they order a ''Mole poblano''.
''El cazador de la bruja'' is in Mexico and is kinda accurate the way some towns look.
Many mexican characters in anime are brown color, except the one of terra formars, and im glad cuz not every place is full of brows here.
I think thats it pretty much, at least from what i saw.
I've seen some anime where they use Filipino expressions like how filthy gaijin use Japanese expressions. Hyouge Mono shows some flip products at the time, like fabrics and fruits and shit. Maria from Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is thought of to be flip, but her race is unconfirmed.
Can't recall anything either. There was one hungarian song in the film Only Yesterday, but that's about it.
Soviet Uni... I mean Russia.
A lot of characters and references, Muv-Luv, Schwarzesmarken, Ghost in the Shell, and Black Lagoon.
I'm sure there's more but I can't remember,
She is filipino and there a couple hajime no ippo characters that are also filipino
Holy shit! I forgot motherfucking best GORDO SEINTO Aldebaran is brazilian. Come at me you fucking scrubs
We make better guns and are overall better soldiers too.
Maybe Pedro from excel saga. But I rmember some people saying he was Brazilian so I don't know. He's portrayed as a black guy doing black guy's things with the luck of your regular black guy.
There is also Roberta and the Colombian cartel from black lagoon. But their portrayal is more like an 80's thing.
IIRC there was this manga that made Serbs butchers and Croats dindus or something to that extent
7x1 in AssClass, the volleyball team in Haikyuu!! and Ishida's sister's boyfriend and their daughter.
I also saw a screenshot once of a bunch of black people wearing Brazil's soccer t-shirt.
I mostly read manga, so I don't know if all of these were in the anime adaptations.
>Santa Croce church in Soul Eater (or another Florence church, I'm not sure)
>In One Piece there was a scene with the Florence cathedral in the background, as well as one character called Carne (meat) and a direct reference to an italian dish (ham and melon)
>Pisa Tower in Dagashi Kashi
>Carlo in Uchu Kyodai
>Cesare, set in Italy (before it was a country though)
>Ad Astra, set in 200 BC Italy
>In Chuunibyou Rikka's sister moved to Italy
>Monogatari series, Shinobu called Araragi "Italian" for kissing two girls in a row
>in Amagi Brilliant Park one character mentioned "carbonara", a typical Italian pasta dish (which is popular in Japan, apparently)
>a lot of stuff in Lupin
>Venice in Aria
>a lot of stuff in Thermae Romae
i remember many stuff, including Captain Tsubasa stuff, the goalkeeper had a shirt like the ''Jorge Campos'' one, etc
Was that resumen or a fucking blog including every name of mexican characters i know in anime.
Asakura "moved" to Canada after trying to kill Kyon.
I like the fact that when Canada is even mentioned, its as being either secretly powerful or a bastion of progressiveness and modernity. Like a diverse version of Sweden with more booze.
eg. Chiffon Fairchild and I think there was a Gundam modeled after a lumberjack
Amuro Ray and Shirokuma from Shirokuma Cafe are both Canadian.
Nips usually lump us in with the U.S.
Space mountie, fuck yeah.
Not sure if it counts, but I also recall spotting the Canadian flag usually hanging around whenever there's a school cultural festival.
Pretty sure I saw it in Code Geass, and some anime showing an embassy.
Philippines. Seen quite a few, such as Kiritsugu's childhood in Fate/Zero, a brief scene in Jormungand, and of course this part in the last episode of Charlotte.
In Charlotte's case, yes actually (even down to the street kids). Even the appearance of Walking Street seems pretty accurate for a foreign location so I wonder if they had some staff who went there to take a look at the place.
I watched the Fate series because of muh Gilgamesh, muh Babel and muh glorious heritage. They butchered his character, it's even worse than turning King Arthur into a moe girl.
Aside from that, nothing. Mesopotamian mythologi is criminally underrated. I do catch a reference here and there to shit like Hammurabi, Nebuchednazzar or something but they're very few and usually just names.
New Zealand is never getting a character in anime. We barely get referenced because everyone just thinks of Australia instead. I would love for a side episode in New Zealand in some series just to see the landscape animated.
You guys should have latched onto someone more relevant. We are America's Canada and America is a big deal so we are by proxy a decently big deal.
You chose to be Australia's Canada and they're not that big of a deal so by proxy you are less big of a deal.
Next time the tectonic plates shift you might want to find a cooler neighbor.
The only 2 proper references had to be lancer in fate/stay night
And the drug addled driver in black lagoon
The druggy is probably the closer to real Irish folk than the cocky servant in fate
Why do these japs make every character in their animes an American? They all have our faces, our hair and eye color...I mean, honestly, unless it's a very Nippocentric story, it's always America. I can't be the only anime fan who noticed all this.
That masked faglord from Hetalia, I guess? Oh and there was based Ibo from Muv Luv TE. Then again most subgroups butchered his surname (the fuck is Daul niggers?).
Finland is in anime and mango a lot more than it probably deserves to be. I'm ok with it.
America. Cowboy hats, star-spangled bikinis, and short shorts.
I think it's easy mode for anyone from Germany, England, or the USA.
The first tenkaichi budokai was held in Bali.
Oh, I forgot about this one.
From Hyde & Closer Manga.
>Note: Its name is not Seyabde but Setya Budi.
A whole awful anime about Incan Kings souls waking up in modern nips. Everybody's seen that one image from Malcom.
And some guy in Yu-gi-oh.
Then I've seen it mentioned when they talk about exotic food or animals.
>Ecchi Gender Bend manga
>The MC is Princess from Brunei x Malaysia x Indonesia Hybrid
The author could have stoned to death for this.
>Blond anime girl mostly Finland-related.
Are Finnish people the whitest of the whites?
I live in Alberta, Canada, and Calgary has Otafest every year and usually has around 5000 attendees. I still haven't gone to one though, and I'll be missing the next.
It taught us that when your dictator president doesn't allow us to watch our Voltes V we got to fucking revolution. Basically were fucking weebs because an anime;s opening is like a folk song in this shithole
Toei Phils. is responsible for DBS QUALITY.
Well Nichijou itself got many Indonesian (and Malay) references like "Selamat malam", "Selamat tinggal", also this Gamelan poster.
>Best girls from Finland are blonde
Oh quiet you, you get one of the biggest onee-sans and semen demons of all time.
Better than irl, known for being a bunch of cucks I'd say.
But he didn't stump, it's sad. Low energy.
Nothing, as far as I know.
At least our sorta cousins the Nepalis got Tarisa in ML Total Eclipse...
Well, I suppose I'm being spoiled, since I'm American, so that's all mine too.
None really. At best you get a character using a deagle or an uzi. Or some irrelevant side character of some international mercenary group is mentioned to have been in the Mossad.
Everyone seem to forget the nicer Irish lancer
We're all vampires over here and Ceausescu was evil.
Also Lala Gonzalez from School Rumble and Sado (Bleach), there are moar but I can't remember
You actually fought with the Arabs against the BETA, and are now hanging out on the other side of the Canal with the others.
But you still sold the Lavi TSF data to China. Some things never change.
You do. One of your top test squadrons got destroyed single handedly by a Russian psychic sisters.
Well he kinda did suck...at least the twins didn't end up as Securitate.
Posting because why not.
Pic related is the only mention I can think of; genderbent version of Luís Fróis.
הראו את ישראל בכמה שוטים בנאו רנגה
Yeah. But healing loli heals the poor that won't be able to afford hospitals. I mean if she was from the wealthy side then there won't be an impact as if she was healing the poor and they would probably shun her as being a scammer. I mean is not unrealistic. There is a lot of poverty in Peru, just because we got lucky doesn't mean everyone has that privilege and it looks to me that the setting was in a poor town in the mountains or something.
In Hayate no Gotoku, Isumi asks for a passage to Rio de Janeiro.
Most samba jokes reference Brazil too.
Luffy would be Brazilian in our world.
Air Gear had a girl switch bodies with Obama.
I'm pretty sure there were some 'Shit went down in some backwards country of Lithuania' somewhere, can't remember.
Then there's one short comic with a guy turning a Lithuanian savage into a trap.
And there's always Hetalia.
We're a bunch of fuccbois, sucks, eh?
Absolutely nothing. I'm even sure most of you don't even realize a country like mine even exists
>tfw my country doesn't even appear in world maps
>tfw we didn't appear in Hetalia until S5
>tfw Grease and Taki covets your lands
Recently, some of of war started in the city I live in in this shitty otome.
There's broken Polish in Nisekoi.
>zawsze in love
I can't even type Turkey, damn.
And here's some kebap footage from Mine Fujiko. D.Gray Man showed some kebap too in its earlier episodes.
Every single pretentious anime has some kind of german influences or references. Like Madoka for example.
Based Fiat 126.
Thank god they discontinued that piece of junk.
Hmm, there was this one animu with a vampire loli from Romania.
Go watch Monster. They spend like a quarter of the series in Prague or talking about it.
Can't complain, we also got bombed in one of the Gundams and another Mecha show, the name of which I can't currently recall.
Don't cry anon, I'm from Czech Republic too.
Wish I had the webm, but Germany BTFO of Brazil in a game.
Seven fucking one.
I was drunk at the time so I couldn't believe what I've seen until the day after. Shit was bonkers.
Yeah I have it here.
What I want you to explain is how does ass class and other shows makes fun of the event
>literally crying at futebol
brazilians need to get a life smdh
Pic related and Jouji Titsingh in Samurai Champloo. It sounded so weird when they started talking in Dutch.
Croatia , literally nothing was ever mentioned about us soo yeah...
Sorry but it can't be helped, have a Yayoi
>רובוט ששורף את ישראל
אני יודע שיפן הייתה בציר אבל הולי שיט
>Just an Otome Game with a side character who is literally named after the country
Yeah...I think Japan doesn't even know my country exist
I don't think we get mentioned outside of movies and apocalypse related stuff.
Don't forget Bordo Bereliler from Charlotte finale. Also not fucking Shoukoku no Altair.And pic related.
We appeared briefly in Captain Tsubasa.
Bulgaria here. I'm not sure if Japan is even aware we exist.
Edmonton is a major plot point in Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans right now. The story is heading for a confrontation there
CENTER OF THE WORLD
Are there really Japanese who think like this?
As somebody said, go watch Monster, it has everything, including glorious Japanese pronunciation of Czech names.
I wanted to say Slovakia has nothing, but then I remembered somebody collected coins in Psycho Pass and had bunch of euro coins in his display, several of them Slovak.
This cuteboy is Dutch, DUTCH, NEDERLANDSSSSS
We have this badass (probably at least):
Canada seems to be what Japanese writers go for when they want a neutral white person without the complications of being American, English or German (which are the other usual options).
Which honestly, is a pretty accurate (and maybe depressing) way to describe Canadians. The people who are like US or UK people, but without all that personality and culture getting in the way.
Low-quality translations and butchered localization befall me
merca. mostly all i see (at least all i bother to pick up on) are the occasional references that say that we either are or were oppressing the japanese in some way. it doesnt bother me i just find it curious when i see it.
bro, youve got lotr and the hobbit. you cant complain about not getting any anime references.
im not really that close to canada but ive heard that the whole more booze thing is a lie. apparently alcohol is stupid fucking expensive there. any truth to this? or does it depend on location?
In Ashita no Joe there's this famous boxer named Carlos Rivera. A Venezuelan.
I'm impressed how well the mangaka wrote it and how they managed to reflect the overall attitude of a lot of people over here. Sad.
Depends on the match. After Maracanaço the keeper got all the blame (which was unjustified). 2006 it was Roberto Carlos. 2010 it was the coach Dunga. This time I think the team shared the blame.
There's also a whole episode of Index S2 where they are in Venice, and at some point they walk in front of my house, which is actually drawn correctly except the door is a different color. Pretty strange.
There was that one manga with the pasha fuckboy I remember.
Also they sometimes reference cappadocia, for whatever reason.
they did mentioned Lithuania in one of Gosick episodes
Bosnia ayy lmao
She was stationed on the warship Bosnia
makes sense since the shows airing coincided with the Winter Olympics of 1984
Don't forget that the whole Btoom tournaments are held in Komodo Island too.
>What country are you from?
>What influences/references /mentions did you see in anime regarding your country?
Absolutely none. There was that one wine bottle in Code Geass I think.
Im icelandic, and in Zankyou No Terror they use a icelandic word, Von
There are some anon who also from Indonesia, but no one mentioned her.