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17th Feb '18 8:45:20 PM Burningblade04
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* ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'': Yukine Chris whose name is half-Japanese and half-Anglophone is half-Japanese and half-American with her father being Japanese and mother the foreign one, [[AllThereInTheManual which is confirmed in the manga notes]]. She mixes some English words in her character song and even a Spanish partly due to spending a part of her childhood in a South American county.

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* ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'': Yukine Chris whose name is half-Japanese and half-Anglophone is half-Japanese and half-American with her father being Japanese and mother the foreign one, [[AllThereInTheManual which is confirmed in the manga notes]]. She mixes some English words in her character song and even a Spanish word partly due to spending a part of her childhood in a South American county.
17th Feb '18 8:38:34 PM Burningblade04
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* ''Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear'': Yukine Chris whose name is half-Japanese and half-Anglophone is half-Japanese and half-American with her father being Japanese and mother the foreign one, [[AllThereInTheManual which is confirmed in the manga notes]]. She mixes some English words in her character song and even a Spanish partly due to spending a part of her childhood in a South American county.
16th Feb '18 4:07:09 AM kouta
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** Kaname is another example. She spent much of her childhood in New York and is basically [[{{Eagleland}} America the obnoxious]].
2nd Feb '18 11:59:22 PM Nyte
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* Pod/Enigma, or Aikku Jokinen, is a Norwegian national born to Finnish parents. For an added bonus, she's [[TwoferTokenMinority lesbian]].

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* Pod/Enigma, or Aikku Jokinen, Pod/Enigma/Aikku Jokinen of ''ComicBook/TheAvengers'' is a Norwegian national born to Finnish parents. For an added bonus, she's [[TwoferTokenMinority lesbian]].
2nd Feb '18 11:57:36 PM Nyte
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* Pod/Enigma, or Aikku Jokinen, is a Norwegian national born to Finnish parents. For an added bonus, she's [[TwoferTokenMinority lesbian]].
2nd Feb '18 11:55:05 PM Nyte
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There are multiple variations of this trope:
# Half native to the author's ancestry, half foreign ancestry (the most common version).
# MixedAncestry of different races that may not be related to the author.
# Born in one country, raised in another.
# Ethnically one nationality, culturally a different one.
27th Jan '18 3:29:25 PM Farnham
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* Miki Makimura and her little brother Taro (Tare in the original ''Devilman'') are half-white and half-Japanese in ''Anime/DevilmanCrybaby'' on account of their father Noel, who is possibly Irish on account of the Celtic artwork in their house). Miki has green eyes (inherited from her father) and brown hair, while her brother looks more Japanese. Interestingly, their's is a case of [[RaceLift race lift]], as they were fully Japanese in the original ''Devilman'' manga and anime adaptations on account of both their parents being Japanese. Having Miki and Taro be [[MixedAncestry biracial siblings]] with a white father makes it easier for the Japanese audience to understand why the Makimuras are fairly devout Christians in a country where only one or two percent of the population is Christian.

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* Miki Makimura and her little brother Taro (Tare in the original ''Devilman'') are half-white and half-Japanese in ''Anime/DevilmanCrybaby'' on account of their father Noel, who is possibly Irish on account of the Celtic artwork in their house).house. Miki has green eyes (inherited from her father) and brown hair, while her brother looks more Japanese. Interestingly, their's is a case of [[RaceLift race lift]], as they were fully Japanese in the original ''Devilman'' manga and anime adaptations on account of both their parents being Japanese. Having Miki and Taro be [[MixedAncestry biracial siblings]] with a white father makes it easier for the Japanese audience to understand why the Makimuras are fairly devout Christians in a country where only one or two percent of the population is Christian.
27th Jan '18 3:27:43 PM Farnham
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* Chitoge Kirisaki, the female protagonist in ''Manga/Nisekoi'', has a white American father and Japanese mother. Consequently, she has blonde hair and blue eyes from her father's side of the family. Raku and Chitoge's quarter-American son Haku likewise has blonde hair and blue eyes, inherited from his mother.
* Miki Makimura and her little brother Taro (Tare in the original ''Devilman'') are half-white and half-Japanese in ''Anime/DevilmanCrybaby'' on account of her father Noel. Miki has green eyes (inherited from her father) and brown hair, while her brother looks more Japanese. Interestingly, their's is a case of [[RaceLift race lift]], as their father was Japanese in the original ''Devilman'' manga and anime adaptations.

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* Chitoge Kirisaki, the female protagonist in ''Manga/Nisekoi'', ''{{Manga/Nisekoi}}'', has a white American father and Japanese mother. Consequently, she has blonde hair and blue eyes from her father's side of the family. Raku and Chitoge's quarter-American son Haku likewise has blonde hair and blue eyes, inherited from his mother.
* Miki Makimura and her little brother Taro (Tare in the original ''Devilman'') are half-white and half-Japanese in ''Anime/DevilmanCrybaby'' on account of her their father Noel.Noel, who is possibly Irish on account of the Celtic artwork in their house). Miki has green eyes (inherited from her father) and brown hair, while her brother looks more Japanese. Interestingly, their's is a case of [[RaceLift race lift]], as their father was they were fully Japanese in the original ''Devilman'' manga and anime adaptations.adaptations on account of both their parents being Japanese. Having Miki and Taro be [[MixedAncestry biracial siblings]] with a white father makes it easier for the Japanese audience to understand why the Makimuras are fairly devout Christians in a country where only one or two percent of the population is Christian.
27th Jan '18 3:16:36 PM Farnham
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* Sakuya Ookouchi in ''Manga/SensualPhrase'' is half-American and half-Japanese, having been [[ChildByRape conceived when his mother was raped by an American]]. His and Aine's son Shion consequently is quarter-American. The only visible signs of Sakuya's American ancestry are his blue eyes (which his girlfriend Aine initially mistakes for contact lenses when they first meet) and large, tall frame.
* Chitoge Kirisaki, the female protagonist in ''Manga/Nisekoi'', has a white American father and Japanese mother. Consequently, she has blonde hair and blue eyes from her father's side of the family. Raku and Chitoge's quarter-American son Haku likewise has blonde hair and blue eyes, inherited from his mother.
* Miki Makimura and her little brother Taro (Tare in the original ''Devilman'') are half-white and half-Japanese in ''Anime/DevilmanCrybaby'' on account of her father Noel. Miki has green eyes (inherited from her father) and brown hair, while her brother looks more Japanese. Interestingly, their's is a case of [[RaceLift race lift]], as their father was Japanese in the original ''Devilman'' manga and anime adaptations.
21st Jan '18 7:15:57 PM rjd1922
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Frequently, this trope is used as an excuse to give a character an unusual phenotype, especially in anime/manga which try to avoid the use of AnimeHair. In reality, however, it is extremely unlikely for a person who is, say, half-German, half-Japanese to have blue/green eyes or blond/red hair, given that the alleles for those traits are recessive.

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Frequently, this trope is used as an excuse to give a character an unusual phenotype, especially in anime/manga which try to avoid the use of AnimeHair. In reality, however, [[HollywoodGenetics it is extremely unlikely for a person who is, say, half-German, half-Japanese to have blue/green eyes or blond/red hair, given that the alleles for those traits are recessive.
recessive]].
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