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"...Then there were people who didn't understand the concept of 'Asian-American'...I went on a promotional tour for [All-American Girl]...I went to one morning show and the announcer said *imitating Southern accent* 'Hey Margaret, we're changing over to an ABC affiliate. So why don't you tell our viewers in your native language we're making that transition.' [Beat] So I look at the camera and said: 'They're changing to an ABC affiliate.'"
Margaret Cho, I'm the Only One I Want

Media about Asian-American people, these works can explore racial identity and culture, though not necessarily a requirement. Asian-American, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, refers to American people of South Asian, Southeast Asian, and East Asian descent. We also ask to list Asian-Americans in central roles (as in the story centers around them in some part); a good rule of thumb is to consider is that whether or not the work is about an Asian-American person or Asian-American people as opposed to playing a part in an ensemble. See also African-American Media, Arab-Americans in Media, Latino-American Media, Native American and First Nations Media, Pacific Islanders in Media, and American Media. Also, see Asian-American Creators for a list of Asian-American performers.

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    Anime and Manga 
  • Eagle: The Making of an Asian-American President: Should be self-explanatory based on the title alone, but the main character is an Asian-American man running for president of the United States.
  • Tiger & Bunny: Set in a fictionalized version of New York City, the main character is of Japanese descent and one of the other top heroes is from China.

    Audio Plays 

    Comic Books 

    Comic Strips 

    Films — Animated 
  • Batman: Soul of the Dragon (Asian American co-leading characters, set in Asian countries and communities)
  • Big Hero 6: The main character Hiro Hamada is half-Japanese and leads a superhero team that has a Korean-American member, in addition his brother who is a supporting character is also half-Japanese.
  • One Small Step (Chinese-American main character)
  • Sanjay's Super Team (Pixar Short) (Indian-American main character)
  • Up: The story is about a elder shut-in going on one last adventure with his floating house, there is a secondary lead character Russel, who is a young Asian-American boy.

    Films — Live-Action 


    Live-Action TV 


  • Residents Of Proserpina Park (Series creator Angela Yih is Taiwanese-America, and one of the main characters is confirmed to be Japanese-American)

  • The Green Hornet: Japanese immigrant main character, later changed to Filipino as a result of rising anti-Japanese sentiment.


    Video Games 

    Visual Novels 
  • Butterfly Soup: Protagonists are Asian-American.
  • Ever After Academy: The player characters are both half-Indonesian.
  • Gangsters in Love: Yoshimitsu's route (Japanese-American love interest) and Ash's route (mixed-Korean-American love interest).
  • Lovestruck Shorts: Homeroom Sweethearts (Chinese-American main character).
  • Sin With Me: Chinese-American main character.
  • Villainous Nights: Andi's route (Korean-American love interest) and Renzei's route (Chinese-American love interest).

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    Web Video 

    Western Animation 

Alternative Title(s): Asian Americans In Media