History UsefulNotes / HairColorInJapan

12th Jul '16 2:46:25 AM Morgenthaler
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19th Jun '16 4:52:02 AM Doug86
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White hair tends to indicate dignity and skill (or simply obvious age), unless the character in question is a {{bishonen}}, in which case he is [[WhiteHairBlackHeart almost always a villain]]. If the character is a white-haired, dark-skinned woman, then dignity, skill or power is often implied, but the character is often also emotionally driven and portrayed as a "force of nature". Urd from ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'', Sanae from ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai'', and Sara from ''Anime/HandMaidMay'' are good examples. Storm of the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' is a good Western example.

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White hair tends to indicate dignity and skill (or simply obvious age), unless the character in question is a {{bishonen}}, in which case he is [[WhiteHairBlackHeart almost always a villain]]. If the character is a white-haired, dark-skinned woman, then dignity, skill or power is often implied, but the character is often also emotionally driven and portrayed as a "force of nature". Urd from ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'', Sanae from ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai'', and Sara from ''Anime/HandMaidMay'' are good examples. Storm of the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' is a good Western example.
19th May '16 9:43:30 AM Morgenthaler
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9th Apr '16 7:19:48 PM sorako
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Blonde hair on a male character may imply that he is a {{trickster}}. Alternately, it may symbolize that this character is a focus of chaos, and trouble follows him wherever he goes, such as Vash the Stampede from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', or Soichiro Nagi from ''Manga/TenjouTenge''; a live-action example is the movie version of ''Film/BattleRoyale'''s Kazuo Kiriyama. It is also not uncommon for anime males with ''long'' blonde hair to be portrayed as Casanova-types. (Examples: Kurz from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', Allen Schezar from ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'', Kyle from ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'' among others...)

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Blonde hair on a male character may imply that he is a {{trickster}}. Alternately, it may symbolize that this character is a focus of chaos, and trouble follows him wherever he goes, such as Vash the Stampede from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', or Soichiro Nagi from ''Manga/TenjouTenge''; ''Manga/TenjhoTenge''; a live-action example is the movie version of ''Film/BattleRoyale'''s Kazuo Kiriyama. It is also not uncommon for anime males with ''long'' blonde hair to be portrayed as Casanova-types. (Examples: Kurz from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', Allen Schezar from ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'', Kyle from ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'' among others...)
9th Apr '16 7:18:35 PM sorako
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In general, though, brown, black or (rarely) naturalistic auburn hair tends to indicate an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent or some other "grounded", "normal" (Japanese) person. Brown hair, in particular, tend to be the most widely used color for ordinary Japanese characters, including the main characters, because a black haired female can indicate [[{{TallDarkandBishoujo}} other]] [[{{TheOjou}} qualities]]. Black hair (or dark blue and purple) can be more common among male protagonists, to make them more relatable to the audience. In some anime, green hair can serve as an additional "standard" hair color (for instance, Midori in ''Manga/MidoriNoHibi'').

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In general, though, brown, black or (rarely) naturalistic auburn hair tends to indicate an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent or some other "grounded", "normal" (Japanese) person. Brown hair, in particular, tend to be the most widely used color for ordinary Japanese characters, including the main characters, because a black haired female can indicate [[{{TallDarkandBishoujo}} [[AloofDarkHairedGirl other]] [[{{TheOjou}} [[{{Ojou}} qualities]]. Black hair (or dark blue and purple) can be more common among male protagonists, to make them more relatable to the audience. In some anime, green hair can serve as an additional "standard" hair color (for instance, Midori in ''Manga/MidoriNoHibi'').
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28th Dec '15 3:14:57 AM BobJones2nd
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In general, though, brown, black or (rarely) naturalistic auburn hair tends to indicate an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent or some other "grounded", "normal" (Japanese) person. Brown hair, in particular, tend to be the most widely used color for ordinary Japanese characters, including the main characters, because a black haired female can indicate [[{{TallDarkandBishoujo}} other]] [[{{TheOjou}} qualities]]. Black hair (or dark blue and purple) are more common among male protagonists, to make them more relatable to the audience. In some anime, green hair can serve as an additional "standard" hair color (for instance, Midori in ''Manga/MidoriNoHibi'').

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In general, though, brown, black or (rarely) naturalistic auburn hair tends to indicate an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent or some other "grounded", "normal" (Japanese) person. Brown hair, in particular, tend to be the most widely used color for ordinary Japanese characters, including the main characters, because a black haired female can indicate [[{{TallDarkandBishoujo}} other]] [[{{TheOjou}} qualities]]. Black hair (or dark blue and purple) are can be more common among male protagonists, to make them more relatable to the audience. In some anime, green hair can serve as an additional "standard" hair color (for instance, Midori in ''Manga/MidoriNoHibi'').
28th Dec '15 3:13:15 AM BobJones2nd
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In general, though, brown, black or (rarely) naturalistic auburn hair tends to indicate an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent or some other "grounded", "normal" (Japanese) person. Brown hair, in particular, tend to be the most widely used color for ordinary Japanese characters, because a black haired female can indicate [[{{TallDarkandBishoujo}} other]] [[{{TheOjou}} qualities]]. Black hair (or dark blue and purple) are more common among male protagonists, to make them more relatable to the audience. In some anime, green hair can serve as an additional "standard" hair color (for instance, Midori in ''Manga/MidoriNoHibi'').

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In general, though, brown, black or (rarely) naturalistic auburn hair tends to indicate an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent or some other "grounded", "normal" (Japanese) person. Brown hair, in particular, tend to be the most widely used color for ordinary Japanese characters, including the main characters, because a black haired female can indicate [[{{TallDarkandBishoujo}} other]] [[{{TheOjou}} qualities]]. Black hair (or dark blue and purple) are more common among male protagonists, to make them more relatable to the audience. In some anime, green hair can serve as an additional "standard" hair color (for instance, Midori in ''Manga/MidoriNoHibi'').
28th Dec '15 3:11:31 AM BobJones2nd
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In general, though, brown, black or (rarely) naturalistic auburn hair tends to indicate an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent or some other "grounded", "normal" (Japanese) person. In some anime, green hair can serve as an additional "standard" hair color (for instance, Midori in ''Manga/MidoriNoHibi'').

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In general, though, brown, black or (rarely) naturalistic auburn hair tends to indicate an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent or some other "grounded", "normal" (Japanese) person. Brown hair, in particular, tend to be the most widely used color for ordinary Japanese characters, because a black haired female can indicate [[{{TallDarkandBishoujo}} other]] [[{{TheOjou}} qualities]]. Black hair (or dark blue and purple) are more common among male protagonists, to make them more relatable to the audience. In some anime, green hair can serve as an additional "standard" hair color (for instance, Midori in ''Manga/MidoriNoHibi'').
19th Nov '14 5:41:14 AM narm00
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Red hair often corresponds either to spirit possession and/or enchantment (as in Manga/{{Ranma|OneHalf}}'s red-headed "curse form"), or to the more Western "hot head" stereotype (such as Asuka from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' or Lina Inverse from ''LightNovel/Slayers'').

White hair tends to indicate dignity and skill (or simply obvious age), unless the character in question is a {{bishonen}}, in which case he is [[WhiteHairBlackHeart almost always a villain]]. If the character is a white-haired, dark-skinned woman, then dignity, skill or power is often implied, but the character is often also emotionally driven and portrayed as a "force of nature". Urd from ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'', Sanae from ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai'', Sara from ''Anime/HandMaidMay'' are good examples. Storm of the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' is a good Western example.

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Red hair often corresponds either to spirit possession and/or enchantment (as in Manga/{{Ranma|OneHalf}}'s red-headed "curse form"), or to the more Western "hot head" stereotype (such as Asuka from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' or Lina Inverse from ''LightNovel/Slayers'').''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'').

White hair tends to indicate dignity and skill (or simply obvious age), unless the character in question is a {{bishonen}}, in which case he is [[WhiteHairBlackHeart almost always a villain]]. If the character is a white-haired, dark-skinned woman, then dignity, skill or power is often implied, but the character is often also emotionally driven and portrayed as a "force of nature". Urd from ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'', Sanae from ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai'', and Sara from ''Anime/HandMaidMay'' are good examples. Storm of the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' is a good Western example.
1st Jul '14 1:16:35 PM MacronNotes
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[[caption-width-right:250:In {{real life}}, Japanese people usually have black hair. However, as people like [[RoseHairedGirl Kohaku]] here show us, this isn't the case in most anime, manga, and video games.]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:In {{real life}}, Japanese people usually have black hair. However, as people like [[RoseHairedGirl Kohaku]] Kohaku here show us, this isn't the case in most anime, manga, and video games.]]



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