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Child's Play

Child's Play


I’m always surprised by how young the main characters are supposed to be in animes and managas. Naruto is 13? Ash (from Pokemon) is 10? What?

It leads to some funny discussions on the internet when people who are usually into anime tries to figure out how old characters from western animations/games/whatever are. Too many seem to think that Sniper from TF2 http://www.teamfortress.com/sniper.htm is in his 20’s. :XD:

As a wise Japanese man once said, “If you haven’t saved the world at the age of 14, you’re just not trying”


5th November 2010

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687 Comments:
 
27 days ago #9367207        

What? Who? I saw/read lots of anime/manga, an still doing it, but I never thought Sniper is in his 20's. xD All of them (except Scout) is in thier 30's(minimum) or more. It is obvious. xD Oh, I am new, well new for comments. I like your comics. ^^



2 months ago #9357534        

Anyone wanna guess how old Pyro is? XD



3 months ago #9340484        

Woah, Naruto was like 17 when he saved the village and became a hero- let's get that straight lol



4 months ago #9331866        

Man Japan must feel confused


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4 months ago #9331546        

The Sniper Is at least 40



whale21

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5 months ago #9325620        

The think the sniper is in his 20's? That man is in his late 30's early 40's at least.



Mecharic

21 M
5 months ago #9324472        

Haha, this is hilarious.



6ArTrA6

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6 months ago #9301327        

Cristiania. Stop smoking pot, and get a life.



9 months ago #9258464        

I said that butterfly looks stoned outloud and my brother said, "REALLY?! WHAT BUTTERFLY?!"



11 months ago #9210447        

I have studied in Japan and Anime is mostly for children, for adults it is mostly taboo. Manga is acceptable but for an adult who loves anime it is kept a secret or could destroy you socially. I had a Japanese friend who loved anime but always kept it secret and when she could finally talk about anime to myself and other foreign friends who had no social taboo against it. You could see this massive weight lift from her shoulders and she was flooded with happiness. Interesting how something that is enjoyed across the globe. Yet in Japan if you were an adult who loves anime having it publicly known could be extremely detrimental to your career and life.



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