Confirmed by the show's editor: Characters were designed to be Asian.


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Re: Confirmed by the show's editor: Characters were designed to be Asian.
« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2009, 05:48:03 PM »
I agree with what some people are saying here. I don't really care if they cast Asians or not, I would just like them to resemble the character from the show. And even though the show is Asian based, I have to say, some of the characters DO indeed look white, not Asian. Even if they were intended to look Asian, I don't see it. I also would like them to be able to act well. Even if they only slightly resemble the character, if they can be the character, if they can play it well, then eventually you will stop noticing the appearance.

I do think that it is slightly unfair that they did not use this opportunity to get more Asian's into the business, but the casting is done, who knows what they will do for the second movie, no one can really predict. We don't even know if there will be one yet as far as I know...

I just think people really need to let this issue of race go. Sure, it was bad of them to not cast any Asians, but it's been done. Honestly petitions or anything of the sort really wont help. Just be glad they are making this into a movie for us to enjoy on the big screen!

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« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2009, 10:35:19 PM »
^ i completely agree  :)
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Re: Confirmed by the show's editor: Characters were designed to be Asian.
« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2009, 11:02:01 AM »
How about Eurasians? ;)

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Re: Confirmed by the show's editor: Characters were designed to be Asian.
« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2009, 12:20:40 PM »
awesome! congrats!!!!!! ;D



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Re: Confirmed by the show's editor: Characters were designed to be Asian.
« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2009, 03:27:25 PM »

News: I got to be an extra for two more films and I became a production assistant for one of them!!!

suiiite  ;D
See the villain's larger eyes insinuating a just-off-normal perspective on how they see the world? I see signs Lucius Hunt; just not as you see dead people. I am so very happy we saw..each other, and no I will not tell you what color love is. Stop asking.

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« Reply #35 on: September 09, 2009, 11:06:05 PM »
How about Eurasians? ;)

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Re: Confirmed by the show's editor: Characters were designed to be Asian.
« Reply #36 on: September 16, 2009, 02:30:50 PM »
awesome (i need to revise my vocabulary with better congratulating words - sorry ;D) Kuzon!!!!
what movies?
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Re: Confirmed by the show's editor: Characters were designed to be Asian.
« Reply #37 on: September 17, 2009, 12:06:55 AM »
moonrise, you don't seem the type of person to have a limited vocabulary.
How bout: cheers, bravo, splendid, fortuitous, exultations...etc
See the villain's larger eyes insinuating a just-off-normal perspective on how they see the world? I see signs Lucius Hunt; just not as you see dead people. I am so very happy we saw..each other, and no I will not tell you what color love is. Stop asking.

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« Reply #38 on: September 17, 2009, 09:51:31 PM »
Or you could make up one of your own! Exclamiforashnipolinita! ;D

One was called "The FellowShip" and I can't seem to remember the name of the other one... But I'll get back to you on that!
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Re: Confirmed by the show's editor: Characters were designed to be Asian.
« Reply #39 on: September 26, 2009, 01:36:01 PM »
^ namaste

let's just say that i didn't have anything more... exclamisplendifortuiious ... at the top of my head at that moment

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Re: Confirmed by the show's editor: Characters were designed to be Asian.
« Reply #40 on: September 28, 2009, 04:20:15 PM »
Hi there!

Im new here and I have been reading this interesting thread regarding the Characters of Avatar whether they be Asians or not.

Well, I have searched througout the Internet ... And I stumbled into a very vital information regarding the Fire Nation.
1.) I believed that Casting actors with Indian and Mid Eastern Decent in the ALB Movie was the right decision by M.Night. Why? Here is my explaination. As we all know that the Fire Nation has a duel tradition called "Agni kai"  ... On the other hand, the Fire Nation worship the Sun and Fire god.

Now, Agni is a hindu word for Fire. And "Agni" is also a very important name of an Indian god, Agni is the Fire god for the hindus.

This is the reason why I believed that Casting actors with Indian decent for the Fire Nation was the right choice. It might not conform with the anime characters but, realistically, it is the right choice.

Source.. Wiki .. just type Agni.

http://travel.webshots.com/photo/1261792937047837447HYLMln


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Re: Confirmed by the show's editor: Characters were designed to be Asian.
« Reply #41 on: September 28, 2009, 04:27:47 PM »
Now.

My thoughts about the Water Tribe.
I think it is self explainatory.
They live in the Arctic.
Morelikely they should be the Eskimos, American Indians, and of course lets count in Caucasians (white race).

Earth Nation.
Well, in the anime version we see so much culture. And It will be safe to say that the Earth Nation should be the Asians and some other races as well. In the anime version the Asian Culture is so distinct in Earth Nation, thats why I believed that cast for the Earth Nation has to be actors with Asian decent.

Air Nomads.
I dont have anything to say except that, they gotta be the Monks of any race.

 

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Re: Confirmed by the show's editor: Characters were designed to be Asian.
« Reply #42 on: September 28, 2009, 10:34:55 PM »
wow, kinda quit thinking when u got to the air nomads, huh?
See the villain's larger eyes insinuating a just-off-normal perspective on how they see the world? I see signs Lucius Hunt; just not as you see dead people. I am so very happy we saw..each other, and no I will not tell you what color love is. Stop asking.

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Re: Confirmed by the show's editor: Characters were designed to be Asian.
« Reply #43 on: October 12, 2009, 07:44:12 PM »
even if the fire nation shows indian or middle eastern influence, it is way outnumbered by the eastern asian culture. Just because agni kai means fire...doesnt mean anything. They have Chinese houses, writing, and japanese, chinese korean names...which overrules one thing...=)

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Re: Confirmed by the show's editor: Characters were designed to be Asian.
« Reply #44 on: October 20, 2009, 09:40:48 PM »
Hmmm...  How about Nepali?  ::)
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