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11th Jul '16 2:58:01 AM Morgenthaler
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** Yuki, who is one-quarter French. This makes him Japanese enough to mostly fit in with the crowd in story but still gives him a [[RedHeadedHero unique appearance]] to signify his status as a main character.

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** Yuki, who is one-quarter French. This makes him Japanese enough to mostly fit in with the crowd in story but still gives him a [[RedHeadedHero unique appearance]] appearance to signify his status as a main character.
6th Jul '16 11:27:54 PM Gamecubist
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* Karen Kouzuki/Kallen Stadtfeld from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is half Japanese (mother), half Britannian (father, stepfamily). [[spoiler: So is Rai, the main character from ''Lost Colors'': his father was a Britannian noble and his mother was from the Sumeragi clan.]]

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* Karen Kouzuki/Kallen Stadtfeld from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' is half Japanese (mother), half Britannian (father, stepfamily). [[spoiler: So is Rai, [[spoiler:Rai, the main character character]] from ''Lost Colors'': his [[spoiler:his father was a Britannian noble and his mother was from the Sumeragi clan.]]
25th Jun '16 9:43:45 PM SamCurt
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* Tazuku of Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote series is one-quarter French who hails from [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arras Arras]]. This is somehow unsurprising, as the part-author Hitomi Fujimoto is on record a [[ForeignCultureFetish big France Nut]].
26th May '16 4:56:01 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ''Webcomic/HowIBecameYours'' manages to do this with the canon characters, though it doesn't change their ethnicity. Instead, it changes cultural trappings, giving all heroic females very European-style gowns and using backgrounds that appear to come from France or Italy.
22nd May '16 10:31:07 PM 4444jdm
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Some examples can be non-native, due to the thousands of races in the world, and we don't just marry people of the same race anymore. Characters like these can sometimes have a MultiethnicName. Compare ButNotTooBlack and MixedAncestry. May also overlap into TwoferTokenMinority. Overlaps with PlaysGreatEthnics in RealLife.

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Some examples can be non-native, due to the thousands of races in the world, and we don't just marry people of the same race anymore.anymore, making this trope TruthInTelevision for most part. Characters like these can sometimes have a MultiethnicName. Compare ButNotTooBlack and MixedAncestry. May also overlap into TwoferTokenMinority. Overlaps with PlaysGreatEthnics in RealLife.
16th May '16 8:22:45 PM UltimateLazer
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** Isabella "Ivy" Valentine is of 100% Spanish ethnicity, due to being the daughter of [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Cervantes]] and a Spanish woman who was [[RapeAsDrama forcibly]] [[ChildByRape raped]] by him. However, she was adopted and raised as an English aristocrat.
7th May '16 4:06:38 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'':Asuka is half-American, a quarter German and a quarter Japanese. Her American citizenship came into play when [[spoiler: Misato used Asuka's USA passport to request protection of the American army and refugee status.]]
4th May '16 7:41:48 PM Pichu-kun
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* Momiji Sohma from ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' is half-German and fluent, though this is left out of the anime.

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* Momiji Sohma from ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' is half-German and fluent, though this is left out of the anime. His [[PhenotypeStereotype blond hair]] is not due to him being biracial, but due to him being the rabbit in the zodiac.



* ''Manga/DeathNote''

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* The characters of ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' come all over the globe, but the main characters are all Japanese... except for Hyouga, who is half-Russian. He's blonde and blue-eyed (like his MissingMom), has cold-based attacks some of which have Russian names, and he gets most of the [[{{Wangst}} (W)]][[AgeAppropriateAngst angst]].
** Justified in the manga, though, where [[spoiler: the man that put them through the TrainingFromHell, Mitsumasa Kido, was actually their absurdly promiscuous father,]] and since he was Japanese...

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* The characters of ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' come all over the globe, but the main characters are all Japanese... except for Hyouga, who is half-Russian. He's blonde and blue-eyed (like his MissingMom), has cold-based attacks some of which have Russian names, and he gets most of the [[{{Wangst}} (W)]][[AgeAppropriateAngst angst]].
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angst]]. Justified in the manga, though, where [[spoiler: the man that put them through the TrainingFromHell, Mitsumasa Kido, was actually their absurdly promiscuous father,]] and since he was Japanese...



* Vladimir from ''Shounen Note'' is a blond, blue eyed prodigious boy soprano who speaks fluent Japanese despite being Russian. How? His grandmother was Japanese.

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* Vladimir from ''Shounen Note'' ''Manga/ShounenNote'' is a blond, blue eyed prodigious boy soprano who speaks fluent Japanese despite being Russian. How? His grandmother was Japanese.
28th Mar '16 8:23:35 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Many of the most popular characters in the ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' series are at least half-Japanese, although they're otherwise from all over the place. Maria is Japanese/Russian, Orihime is Japanese/Italian, Hanabi is Japanese/French (though she looks more Japanese than at least half the full Japanese characters in the series), Gemini is Japanese/American...
** In Hanabi's case, the reason is a little different than usual for this trope: ''Sakura Taisen 3'' takes place ''in France'', so her mixed heritage is used to explain why a teenage Japanese girl would be living in France. Likewise, Gemini is half-Japanese to (sort of) explain the presence of a Texan samurai in New York.



* VideoGame/SakuraTaisen's example from the anime section also applies here.

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* VideoGame/SakuraTaisen's example Many of the most popular characters in the ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' series are at least half-Japanese, although they're otherwise from all over the anime section also applies here.place. Maria is Japanese/Russian, Orihime is Japanese/Italian, Hanabi is Japanese/French (though she looks more Japanese than at least half the full Japanese characters in the series), [[VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove Gemini]] is Japanese/American...
** In Hanabi's case, the reason is a little different than usual for this trope: ''Sakura Wars 3'' takes place ''in France'', so her mixed heritage is used to explain why a teenage Japanese girl would be living in France. Likewise, Gemini is half-Japanese to (sort of) explain the presence of a Texan samurai in New York.
26th Feb '16 10:22:16 AM dotchan
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''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'':

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