japanese people. ironic right?. In IE
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#22 - ehzio (01/31/2013) [-]
#166 - UberAndrew (02/01/2013) [-]
The reason Japanese cartoons have large eyes is all because of this mother ****** .

A long time ago before anime was a thing and when cartoons were big, Osamu Tezuka, a manga artist was a big fan of Disney characters and cartoons, specifically Scrooge McDuck.
Well he like style so much that he started incorporating many aspects of western cartoons in his work, most noticeably the large eyes.

His most famous work that started using larger eyes, now famous for being anime eyes, was Astro Boy, one of the first animes. Because of the popularity of his works it caught on with other artists and soon became a standard in cartooning, and as such more and more manga and anime starting using and perfecting larger eyes.

So in a way, anime looks the way it does because how western cartoons look.
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#170 to #166 - reapaer (02/01/2013) [-]
That is some good facts that you have just dropped on us
#25 - azroth (01/31/2013) [-]
CONTACTS!! they can't fool me with their clever eye magic
#96 to #25 - finni (01/31/2013) [-]
Can't be unseen!!!
User avatar #36 to #25 - aquae (01/31/2013) [-]
I like the normal eye better.
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#33 to #30 - annogram (01/31/2013) [-]
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#50 - Kirbyman (01/31/2013) [-]
Anime.
Not even once.
#18 - darkor (01/31/2013) [-]
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#27 to #18 - churrundo (01/31/2013) [-]
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#42 to #27 - vatra (01/31/2013) [-]
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#56 - thisotherdude (01/31/2013) [-]
Not always.
#168 to #56 - MatthewsGauss (02/01/2013) [-]
he's sad because no kawaii uguu eyes for him
#90 - trolololgirl (01/31/2013) [-]
Brock begs to differ.
#46 - aerr (01/31/2013) [-]
I've heard that it's due to a Japanese obsession with American things. In the same way that some of us may think that the Japanese kanji writing looks cool or Japanese bands are cool, a lot of Japanese youth think that American things are really cool. They even wear shirts with random English words printed on them just because. The reason this applies to anime is that they sort of model the anime characters off of Americans. To them Caucasians have huge eyes which is exaggerated in the anime. Also a lot of anime girls have humongous boobs which is not stereo-typically correct for Japanese women. And if you watch hentai or read doujin you would also notice that the guys always have very large genitalia.
User avatar #52 to #46 - Logicaltightrope (01/31/2013) [-]
The reason people think asians have small penises is because their culture differs in porn. Whereas in the west, people filming porn want larger dongs in it, Asian porn uses people with smaller junk to make viewers feel good about themselves. In the end, theirs are on average about the same size as everybody else's.
#57 to #52 - jurksee (01/31/2013) [-]
It's also in genetics as shorter people usually have smaller genitalia - African people are taller than average, thus a larger dong.


Also, the reason why asians have big eyes in anime are also something about how they express themselves, and culture. In western culture, face expressions show emotion and we smile, cry, etc. In asian culture, they have more focus on the eyes to express emotion. That's what I heard, at least.
User avatar #83 to #57 - taintedangel (01/31/2013) [-]
No one is small, unless you were unfortunate to be born with a 'micro-penis'. Every guy is usually proportioned relative to the size of their body. and some are just lucky assholes who get bigger than the average size.
#55 to #46 - gameshredder (01/31/2013) [-]
That doesnt explain this guy....
#63 to #55 - desacabose (01/31/2013) [-]
STOP IT HAND THAT'S A BOY
#65 to #46 - anon (01/31/2013) [-]
A lot of japanese language and sexual desires also came from America.
#2 - kweel (01/31/2013) [-]
**kweel rolled a random image posted in comment #204607 at Pokemon **

<--related
#12 to #2 - xathos (01/31/2013) [-]
**xathos rolled a random image posted in comment #1 at Maybe. **

so is this
#44 to #12 - anon (01/31/2013) [-]
Ponies are always related.
#4 to #2 - johnnybtrollin (01/31/2013) [-]
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yes, it is.
#152 to #122 - daix (01/31/2013) [-]
He has foxy eyes. heh
#85 - felixjarl ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
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#84 - thisotherdude (01/31/2013) [-]
And on top of that.

Source is Azumanga Daioh
#15 - squidamon (01/31/2013) [-]
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#161 - lieutenantderp (02/01/2013) [-]
Japanese cartoon   
   
cartoon   
   
&gt;mfw
Japanese cartoon

cartoon

>mfw
User avatar #185 to #149 - darkangeloffire (02/01/2013) [-]
I see what you did there
#20 to #1 - jibb ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
so orginial
so orginial
#89 - AkatsukiNekoJr (01/31/2013) [-]
Influence from Disney helped with the whole huge eye thing, but it also allows a character to be more expressive in animation, no matter where it is from. Most animation now days have given characters larger eyes to help convey emotion more.   
As Tezuka said, Eyes are a window to the soul.
Influence from Disney helped with the whole huge eye thing, but it also allows a character to be more expressive in animation, no matter where it is from. Most animation now days have given characters larger eyes to help convey emotion more.
As Tezuka said, Eyes are a window to the soul.
User avatar #120 to #89 - hirollin (01/31/2013) [-]
I don't think Tezuka was the first to say that.
User avatar #123 to #120 - AkatsukiNekoJr (01/31/2013) [-]
Yeah but he is kind of the one to start the whole anime-look.
#124 to #123 - hirollin (01/31/2013) [-]
Yeah, I can agree.
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