Is Miki black?

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Re: Is Miki black?

Post by Silentcook » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:04 pm

griffon8 wrote:Hey at least he didn't include a link. :twisted:
Aw crap, beaten to the punch. :(

Anyway no, Miki ain't black. Just brown. We never dug very heavily into a backstory for her (meaning we didn't do that AT ALL, since she got only a few lines of screentime and those weren't planned either), but this specific detail never came up.
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Re: Is Miki black?

Post by Royale » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:19 pm

I assumed she was Japanese.
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Re: Is Miki black?

Post by Daitengu » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:25 pm

Take it from a Vietnamese/Cherokee,

Tan asian person = brown.

The more southern the ancestry, the browner they can get, and easier.

As for Asians, Latin Americans, and Native Americans looking samey, I noticed it's just white and black folk that think that lol. To be fair, a Russian, a Brit, and an Italian all look the same to me as well lolz.


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As for Japanese culture:

Currently it's not really popular to get tanned. Fair skinned is the current 'Ideal'. There there are sub cultures where being tanned is popular.

In Miki's case it's probably just that she's the outdoors sports type, and doesn't wear sun block, so she gets tanned. Cause she probably doesn't care.

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Re: Is Miki black?

Post by Guest » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:47 pm

I've got a Japanative friend and his skin color is kind of like Miki's.
I assume she's from Southeast Asia, not India. Indian people are less tan than her.

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Re: Is Miki black?

Post by Nekken » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:14 pm

Word of God says no, but it was plausible given her design. She doesn't follow typical anime/manga design conventions for black people, but no Western artist would have touched those conventions with a 100-foot pole anyway (they resemble blackface too strongly), and an animesque design for a black character that didn't follow those conventions probably would look a lot like Miki.

End result: you weren't totally off base. You happened to be wrong, but you could easily have been correct.
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Re: Is Miki black?

Post by Oddball » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:22 pm

Nekken wrote:Word of God says no, but it was plausible given her design. She doesn't follow typical anime/manga design conventions for black people, but no Western artist would have touched those conventions with a 100-foot pole anyway (they resemble blackface too strongly), and an animesque design for a black character that didn't follow those conventions probably would look a lot like Miki.

End result: you weren't totally off base. You happened to be wrong, but you could easily have been correct.
Still, under that logic, she could have just as easily been Spanish, Egyptian, Hawaiian, or any other kind of dark skinned person.
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Re: Is Miki black?

Post by Beoran » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:18 am

griffon8 wrote:
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Hey at least he didn't include a ink. :twisted:
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Oddball, that's why I say "ambiguously brown" and be done with it. But if you insist, any outdoorsy Japanese who doesn' t use sun block would easily get this tan. Emi must go trough a lot of tubes of the stuff to stay that pale, so seeing we're in Japan, that's technically the most likely interpretation.
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Re: Is Miki black?

Post by metalangel » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:47 am

Maybe we see her when she's about to become a ganguro?

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Re: Is Miki black?

Post by Suriko » Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:37 am

She's native Japanese, just tanned.

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Re: Is Miki black?

Post by Erthel » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:40 am

Oddball wrote: Still, under that logic, she could have just as easily been Spanish, Egyptian, Hawaiian, or any other kind of dark skinned person.

As far as I know, spanish are white europeans just like italians or french.

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Re: Is Miki black?

Post by metalangel » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:26 am

Erthel wrote: As far as I know, spanish are white europeans just like italians or french.
Yes, but they live in warmer parts of Europe so they potentially get more sun. There are plenty of different ethnic groups within 'white european' too.
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Re: Is Miki black?

Post by mainframe004 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:45 pm

She lacks the badonkadonk.


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Re: Is Miki black?

Post by Shockproof Jamo » Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:54 pm

Silentcook wrote:Anyway no, Miki ain't black. Just brown. We never dug very heavily into a backstory for her (meaning we didn't do that AT ALL, since she got only a few lines of screentime and those weren't planned either), but this specific detail never came up.
I always just assumed that she might be from the Okinawa prefecture, originally. My understanding is that there, if somewhere in Japan, it's possible to get tanned like that.

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Re: Is Miki black?

Post by Megumeru » Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:07 pm

Tanned. Miki is tanned.

If I make a wild guess or assumption, she grew up in Japan near the sea, spent lots of time on the beach and--probably--is a surfer or aspired to be.

She then lost her hand due to a freak accident or a shark attack
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Re: Is Miki black?

Post by Bi-Polar Hernandez » Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:17 am

The proper term is "Delicious Brown".

Fanon has placed her as Cambodian, so that's what I'm rolling with.

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