by Saprina Howard
MFKZ, short for motherfuckers, is a tasteless anime film written, produced, and directed by a slate of non-American men. It follows the life of an African American alien character named Angelino, who is “ just one of thousands of deadbeats living in Dark Meat City. ” (IMBD Synopsis)
Aside from the obvious ode to Los Angeles in the protagonist’s first name, this synopsis is LOADED with coded racial language like “deadbeats” and “Dark Meat City.”
The film may be fantasy, but it is clearly a portrayal of non-Hollywood Los Angeles.
One may argue that to critique a “fantasy” film on the terms of real life is unreasonable. Oftentimes where race is present in anime, a colorblind audience is quick to discredit any harmful meaning in the overtly offensive depiction of African American culture. However, to truly dissect a film we should put it into context-- into its place and time.
Whenever a hideously drawn Black character makes their way onto the screen, Black viewers cringe.
Too many times Black anime consumers must quell a sickening feeling as they watch caricatures perform violent, loud, or inhuman behaviors. Many of the Black characters in this film are racial caricatures lifted straight out of Jim Crow era Minstrel shows! They remarkably resemble a mix between a Pickaninny and a Buck.
Even in anime, known for its limitless potential and imagination, Black people are not imagined outside of the confines of reality’s burdensome stereotypes. The directors of this film and their internalized anti-Black ideas are to blame.
The professional team behind the creation of this film are from France and Japan; nations that refuse to acknowledge their Black population. Japan denies Japanese identity to half-Black citizens and France suffers so badly from colorblindness that it’s illegal to consider race!
Anti-Blackness is programmed into the citizens of both of these societies. With small Black communities unable to represent themselves in French and Japanese societies, both countries remain largely persuaded by negative portrayals of Blackness in the media.
If art is a reflection of one’s values, then this film reeks of the creators’ anti-Black sentiments. It is a highlight reel of every racist thing they have ever thought about Black people.
Let us focus on the depiction of one neighborhood from the film:
In the film a neighborhood named Palm Hill seems to be an interpretation of the Palmwood cul-de-sac and Baldwin Hills, both historically Black communities. MFKZ embraces the trope that Palmwood is violent, filthy, and that gun violence, drugs, and joblessness run rampant. In the movie the neighborhood is so chaotic that even people’s homes are falling apart.
These myths about Blackness and Black neighborhoods have been popular since the Transatlantic Slave Trade. After emancipation in 1863, codes and vagrancy laws criminalized Black people who were unable to find work and justified terrorizing free black folk for demonstrating their human right to freedom. Since then, vagrancy myths that conjure stereotypes of laziness, deviance, and aggression were popularized by the western world’s media and have remained the main examples of African American culture for some homogenous societies to this day.
The film's atrocious depiction of Black inner city life misses the mark, as well as an opportunity to creatively engage an anime version of the beauty that already exists in Baldwin Hills and the Palmwood neighborhood. Instead, the hideous Palmhill neighborhood in MFKZ serves as a cesspool of racial tropes and plotless violence.
Japanese anime creators endlessly reimagine medieval Europe. With eurocentricity and whiteness so romanticized as part of anime’s visual appeal, this is evidence that anime is not colorblind. Race and reality are augmented within anime worlds and if white culture earns reverence by anime creators, then they can certainly find it in themselves to revere Black culture too.
Black people are famously consumers and lovers of Japanese pop culture who deserve more respect than anime currently alots its Black audience. When anime creators finally appreciate the richness and nuance of Black culture instead of demonizing or bastardizing Blackness, maybe Black audiences can breathe a sigh of relief instead of holding their breath for not knowing which racist portrayal comes next.
2/7/2021 08:23:29 pm
Show me on the doll where the cartoon hurt you 🙄🙄🙄🙄🖕
3/16/2021 02:32:05 pm
Why are you offended by this article?
11/23/2021 04:21:57 am
Anime is gaining more popularity than ever kids will undoubtedly see this and if there view on race is skewed and wrong they will grow up to see that view so representation matter one to be kind to the race one is depicting and two to set a precedent on how people really are and not harmful stereotypes
12/11/2021 04:17:45 pm
Why are you so offended that black people want good representation and to idk not have offensive racist caricatures and stereotypes as their representation?
7/26/2022 02:16:53 am
Ok I am black and this movie was fire and is truly just fiction. It has a huge opportunity with the plot and I don't think fellow BLACK people such as VINCE STAPLES would voice I'm the movie if it were intentionally being racist. Trust me I'm not offended by this article at all. It truly is sad that you look for any reason at all to bash this movie. It is literally about a half human half alien trying to stop the aliens or "the man" from controlling human lives for their benefit. Now I won't lie there are some fucked up depictions of black people in the movie but common now my nigga who you think made that happen and I know your ass was laughing at it too when that ugly ahh nigga popped up on screen totin. Some of yall really be bored and look at any and everything in the WORST WAY POSSIBLE. IN MY PERSONAL OPINION YALL NEEDA GROW TF UP!
3/6/2021 07:10:58 am
This is a great article! This anime was so anti-black
3/16/2021 02:57:59 pm
Thank you for reading!
3/9/2021 09:05:19 pm
Unless you yourself are black and/or African-American, you do not get a say. I despise those who decide to be offended on others’ behalf.
3/16/2021 02:31:11 pm
I am indeed African American. Aside from that, empathy is important in the struggle for peoples rights and so I think its alright to feel outrage on other peoples behalves, thats the whole point of politics, parenting, friendships-- its human nature to strive for the safety and happiness of others, wouldn't you agree?
3/16/2021 03:04:04 pm
If this article has offended you, then you were my intended audience--embrace this moment of personal introspection and growth. Thank you for reading!
10/28/2021 02:57:14 pm
Does the race of the characters truly matter? Also, Angelino is a freaky alien. Not African American at all?
10/4/2022 09:22:43 am
I’m black and honestly idk what’s wrong with saprina, I’m sorry she never responded to you but I just wanna say that as a young black man who has faced his fair share of the shit. I agree with what you’ve written. She clearly didn’t actually watch the movie otherwise she’d find that everyone is a poor representation on their race for the most part, humans are background characters in this story so them not being drawn to look as appealing as our main cast makes sense. The movie has some inherently harmful stereotypes in it but so does everything else in media, don’t get mad at this unless you’re ready to get mad at nearly every show you’ve ever watched. That’s my 3¢(accounting for inflation)
10/22/2022 05:43:34 pm
Its anti black - its offensive cause of misrepresentation and there some some lower level minded people who will adhere to this .doesnt matter if people dont feel insulted we have a civil responsibility/cultural responsibility to represent races in all forms of entertainment respectfully - if U dont understand that then You should suck a dick and shut the fuck Up .
10/30/2021 10:37:02 pm
No one is gonna grow or change their mind when you only acknowledge one side of the story and fail to see the other, the intended audience here is other biased haters, not people who are in the shadows. Please do them a favor and educate yourself.
1/16/2022 08:37:53 am
Okay i didnt read half the article honestly but the gang thing between the green and the purple crew/ that whole scene/characters/actions/slang whatever was a reference to GTA SanAndreas
12/22/2022 11:45:59 am
Is this a serious comment? There's no way you are that dumb....San Andreas is based on California and the blood and crips..
6/12/2022 03:26:04 pm
i don't think angelino is black though, his mother is a white woman, and his father is an alien. thus giving him his skin tone, i do agree with the entirety of the article im just a little confused on how angelino is African American?
6/29/2022 08:05:06 pm
I guess you couldn’t tell by the way his voice tone is and still couldn’t tell he was black? Really? He’s a black king man. At the same time not surprised you didn’t catch on since your not black.
7/5/2022 11:30:41 pm
i am indeed black. and i agree with everything else said in the article i just am confused on how lino is black when neither of his parents are black, i belive he (as are most of the characters) is heavily based off of AA culture. but i don't see how he's black when his mother is white and his father isn't black
8/19/2022 09:05:33 pm
Exactly. Doesn't matter what his voice sounds like. It's genetics. His mother was a white woman, and his father was a black alien Demon thing. Are white toned aliens called Caucasian American aliens?
What y’all smokin?
12/26/2022 09:56:50 pm
Fr tho, what you on? You get paid per article or what? Actually insane. Never once during this movie did I see a character that was a poc and think they were defining an entire race of people. Like that’s actually insane to think that way or to think that others will. It’s literally a movie about being in the worst place cause the system has designed it to be that way… it’s not “this place is terrible because the people who live here”. Remember the part where the rival gangs joined together to fight the police/oppressors, and defended the protagonists trying to protect them from the shootouts. Oh probably not cause you were just looking to be mad cause the way your brain was perceiving things. Maybe you should take some time to yourself and think why you jumped to these conclusions like Fr you on some shit if you think this movie was an attack on anyone besides corporate elites. Go write an article about your day in the park, atleast it will be honest.
1/18/2023 05:17:08 pm
This is such a lazy way to dismiss someone's grievances. What if they are offended for the wrong reasons? Is your goal to offend people or to make them understand something? This is just abusive rhetoric, trying to use your ID as a POC to strike down any dissenting opinion from non-POCs. Please be better, understanding does not stem from a rejection of someone's grievances based on identity, it stems from a genuine conversation over any given topic. I say this as someone who was raised as a minority in their home country, and also grew up as a minority in the US.
3/17/2021 10:48:17 pm
this is a great article and it really opened my eyes on now anime portrays certain groups. would you be able to enjoy this movie and like the plot/characters but also be aware and acknowledge the anti-blackness and racism in it?
3/21/2021 02:34:14 am
this is such a cool question! my answer is complicated but to keep it short, no I don't think its possible to acknowledge the antiblackness in this film specifically and still enjoy it. Fully acknowledging how dehumanizing this film is at its very core makes nothing in the film worth enjoying. I think liking anything riddled in anti-blackness would depend on how antiblack you're allowing yourself to be-- like, it's in the same realm as complicity. Being socially conscious and aware is draining/can easily steal the joy and enjoyment out of a lot so I sympathize with your question at the same time (I'm an avid anime and manga fan, i'm constantly having to take breaks rewatching or reading my fave things when a "thug" or "drug dealer" in the middle of Tokyo shows up as a hideous Black man wearing gangster clothes). I think the only answer I have for you is that, when you notice you're not enjoying something anymore, it likely means you no longer have the tolerance for it, and at the end of the day continuing to enjoy things that dehumanize others depends on you.
10/13/2021 05:33:02 pm
I love how you grab onto a movie to express how enlightened you are. It’s a adult, R rated, violent movie. It’s not roses and peaches darling. Django? Where they drop the hard R over 100 times and I’m guessing you revere that one. Step off your high horse and give a non biased review of a movie.
10/30/2021 10:35:27 pm
Darling the world ain't all sunshine and rainbows like Joan said, I literally live in Los Angeles and some of my friends are in really bad neighborhoods, movies like this bring awareness and hope to change these places rather than represent anti-Black as you claim. Please educate yourself before posting these biased answers and try to understand both sides because this movie is the best depiction of non-hollywood Los Angeles I've seen before, Do you think stock images and news media cover the worst neighborhoods? Nah they cover the safest areas like suburbs and urban cities, look into investigative journalists/muckrakers who really bring awareness of these issues into the spotlight.
2/15/2022 03:44:55 pm
It was a movie about a kid in the slums, and slums do still exist. I watched the moving not as a stereotype about black people, but as a window into conditioned faced by some that needs to be fixed, and that it paralleled GTA (even including a joke about how it isn't GTA when the skeleton kid wanted to grab the guys gun). If there was any political push it was left, including big politicians and corporations polluting the earth to kill off mankind with global warming, Also, did everyone miss that at the end of the movie the next president was a black woman that was addressing these issues??? yeah, just horrible... (sarcasm)
7/26/2022 02:51:47 am
You Def did not grow up in any sort of struggle. The plot of the movie Def went over your head or you would not have said anything you just said. Yes the big black man toting m60s in purple (totally not a GTA San Andreas and 5 reference) quoting Shakespeare to the tee is a depiction of how anti-black this movie is🤣🤣. IMA JUST SAY THIS. REWATCH THE MOVIE AND LISTEN TO THE STORY AND CHARACTERS. THE PLOT OF THE MOVIE IS THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF ANTI-BLACK CULTURE. AND ON TOP OF THAT VINCE STAPLES AND RZA VOICED IN THE MOVIE. YOU ARE THE WORST ADVOCATE FOR ANTI-RACISM EVER AND HAS A COUNSELMAN OF THE BOARD I REVOKE YOUR BLACK CARD
As someone who loves Anime I will say look all over any if not most shows how people of brown complexion are depicted as almost none human creatures. But lets not ignore deep down sadly there are those who see people as none human simply because of color it will soon be 2023 and humans can't even draw on another even half decent
Japanese people use colorisim and are fucking racist
4/15/2021 07:42:36 am
Anime is a sin racist and gay
12/31/2021 11:52:10 pm
I don't understand how animation as a whole is racist? Saying it's gay makes you a homophobe. You honestly do not care what this article has stated and you're just being an asshole. Why be so ignorant?
7/15/2022 01:36:17 pm
WHAT THE FUCK anime A SIN GET REAL man read the actual hebrew bible and get your head out of your ass your probably a 91 year old or a southern baptist get the hell off the internet man
8/1/2021 08:23:45 pm
Why not touch on the portrayal of Hispanic people? You're just gonna get pissy about the black people in the movie when in reality thats how many people of all races live. Poverty and gang violence should'nt be cencored.
8/2/2021 01:18:34 am
This isn’t an accurate depiction of poverty or of gang activity.
2/5/2022 11:11:03 pm
your right, its a caricature of poverty and gang violence...
9/26/2021 03:05:16 pm
You are lame, bro. Enjoy a movie sometime.
10/30/2021 10:32:28 pm
11/9/2021 12:28:36 pm
You do realize his name is Angelino Diaz and that he's a hispanic right? Yes his father Taz was a black man but Lino's mother and Lino himself are Hispanic, also the aggression of the crows was by fault of the Machos, an alien representation of Lechuza and Tzitzimitl, demons of pre-hispanic Mesoamerican/Aztec/nahuatl/Mayan/taino/Toltec/Ucatecs mythology and lore who attempt to help their sister/mother devour the earth Coatlique by defeating Huitzilopotchli which Lino is parallel to, hense why Vinz' head is always on fire and why Lino's heart ignites when using macho powers, as a nahuatl/taino person(the last type of Mesoamerican still left due to us facing racism and extinction/outbreeding in Mexico and Brazil I loved this movie for having representation of us that isn't either dumbed down for children, depicting us as savages that the christian Spaniards had to overtake to survive or mythological people who never existed, plus Angelino's whole visual imagery with Angels, chinos, Guadalupe etc is cholo/gangster based, the whole movie is about racism, gang violence and religious turf wars no shit it's offensive, enjoy the art and do something real about the issues it brings up
12/30/2021 05:21:17 pm
Thank you!!! Hopefully the writer takes this into consideration. We need to acknowledge all of the injustice we as humans face, and work towards ridding ourselves of it. We need to speak up! We need the world to know what life is really like for those who are stuck in that “inner city” loop. Lose Angeles and cities all over the country face prejudice and injustice. Making it about color only brings more hate and racism. This movies only intention was to bring to light the culture many live, instead of glorifying the hardships like the rest of the media.it’s a huge plus these creators decided to thoroughly dive into indigenous culture, and properly portray it 🙏🏽
11/18/2021 01:56:42 pm
Saprina, despite some of the ways a few of these views were presented, most of the replies above make a good point. Not that yours isnt valid, as it is a possible interpretation that some readers or viewers would get from the text. However, it is just a starting point and by no means the final analysis. The last comment left above regarding the Latino aspects of MFKZ is spot on with her remarks -- and highlights just how much of the text you missed. And there is more to delve into beyond even that. Failure to properly evaluate a text is similar to drawing conclusions based on stereotypes. Much racism, one could say, comes from stereotyping, racial profiling, ignorance. Snap judgements purported as fact but based on little. Unfortunately, while you mean well, you are guilty of the same here. Solving the problem of racism is your goal, but unwittingly, by not knowing how to really analyze this text, youre only adding to the problem instead. Its a lot more complex than you might have realized, and not nearly as "black and white" as the thinking which lead you to draw your conclusions. Stuff to ponder, eh?
11/22/2021 05:31:32 am
My honest first assumption was that you were white writing this. Upon reading the comments, it's now apparent you more than likely grew up in a suburban area in a relatively stable household. The literal plot of the film is to target, exaggerate, and criticize aspects of the country while giving an uplifting message aimed at the underdogs of society. A decent portion of the plot delving deeper into that got cut in the adaptation from comic to movie, but it's still present within the main characters. Even Angelino himself isn't black, he's hispanic. It's just like when people instantly dismiss Lil Darkie for his black caricature and continue on with their day seeing no issue in such a limited mindset. Cite the issues with the movie's rushed, confusing plot, don't police this quick to judge dogma on an otherwise solid, albeit pure eyecandy, film. Chances are I'm on your side politically, but I think this is a genuinely misinformed piece on a movie that doesn't deserve it.
12/8/2021 03:53:14 pm
I think this is a huge misinterpretation of the whole thing. It's not painting back people in a negative light at every turn. It's literally showing a caricature of crime ridden, low income black and latino neighborhoods. Obviously not all places where black and latino people live are like that, but that just happens to be the environment these characters are in. I mean, one of the top dog gang leader characters literally recites deep-cut shakespeare lines. I get we all like to virtue signal at times, but this is just a horrendous take.
12/30/2021 02:45:55 pm
bitch who wrote this is retarded. Clearly you missed the entire point of the film and last I checked black people do in fact act like this in real life. Killing each other and gang violence. Black on black crime. Also what about how they portrayed every other race in the film? Everything isn’t about race dumb ass. People who do make everything about race, like yourself, are the problem. Grow the fuck up and just watch the picture. If you don’t like it then go fuck yourself no one cares. It’s a movie at the end of the day
12/31/2021 11:57:12 pm
Bro why are you so mad? Do you not understand that racism exists? Not everything is about race but if something like a movie is depicting black people as monsters or anything less than human than people should be allowed to point that out. In reality saying all black people act like gangsters and kill each other is a stereotype and saying that is honestly just horrible.
2/11/2022 08:24:51 pm
They didn't say racism doesn't exist they also didn't say all black people act like gangsters. They said that there are poc who act like this, which there are. That doesn't mean all poc are, but the characters in this movie are.
You're a pussy
1/1/2022 08:52:43 am
That's it. You're just a racist pussy 🤷♀️
7/5/2022 11:41:24 pm
Bro just stop talking, she was wrong but this movie did have huge racial aspects just not in the way she took it as. You completely misunderstood the movie dumbass, shut your racist ass up if you have nothing useful or intelligent to say.
7/15/2022 01:39:32 pm
1/1/2022 08:48:00 am
Most people don't analyze movies with such depth, and I'd implore you to justify arguing against an anime like The Boondocks, a show with a black creator, all black writers and casts primarily black voice actors. Just because race and ethnicity are exaggerated, as is the case with literally every anime ever, doesn't mean it's creators were "tasteless", or that they created it with ignorant or malicious intent. Just because the laws in Japan are not built on a moral foundation doesn't make it's or Frances population insensitive in any way, and the same issues of racial inequality and unjust representation can be said about the U.S. It's just really stupid that you would call such attention to exaggerated stereotypes in a movie like this, but not argue the same point about The Boondocks, while also ignoring the fact that all anime, ever, is heavily exaggerated. In literally every aspect, from the lives that they live to the ways that they express themselves. Their body language and tones of voice. Literally every aspect of anime is heavily and unrealistically emphasized. Shows like South Park, anything by Seth MacFarlane, Key and Peele, must make it hard for you to sleep at night.
2/5/2022 11:02:54 pm
the article didnt offend me, its just not productive. please get a real job 🙏
kang of kangz
2/16/2022 01:23:29 pm
3/1/2022 05:36:31 pm
Mfkz is a movie produced by Vince Staples, an African American rapper, and it’s not really an anime. All the yt people that pretend to be offended, move on and educate yourself.
3/21/2022 04:59:02 pm
And there it is. The impotent internet outrage machine trying desperately again to be offended.
4/18/2022 04:44:16 am
What an exquisite article! Your post is very helpful right now. Thank you for sharing this informative one.
4/19/2022 10:56:02 pm
if you don't like the movie, then why write a whole article about it?
4/24/2022 12:08:11 am
Yeah because RZA is anti black🤦♂️
This is sad
6/5/2022 08:54:56 pm
Yea this is why the extreme left is gross just looking for racism to be offended for your weird victim= power in idenity politics Hierarchy. Like yall will literally take the exact opposite message over the one intended just to prop up a racist strawman to take down. Idk its just such a negotiation mindset and i hope u grow to not want to be a victim for your ego.
6/7/2022 07:47:38 am
Grow some balls pussy. We're not censoring everything you cry at.
6/7/2022 12:58:55 pm
Have you seen the cast and crew of the movie/comic? Most of them are black. Nobody was offended. You know why? Cuz it's a damn cartoon. One that portrays some realistic shit. You ever been to a fucked up neighborhood before? I bet you avoid it at all costs. Because there are people actually like that. Shit. Before I get murdered in an alleyway, I only hope I hear whispers of Shakespeare in my ear.
6/21/2022 11:08:28 pm
Jesus Christ this is the most unintelligent argument made against a movie I’ve ever heard. The point of the movie is racial discrimination. Shit let’s just ignore Mr. K’s blatant racism saying that machos are the “master race”. It’s one of the few lines of dialogue that we hear from him. I can agree that peachfuzz’s character does look a bit like the first picture you compared him to, but fucks sake, the African American people aren’t the only ones who are made to be stereotypical. I mean shit, one of the Luchadors has the head of a fucking tiger, the main characters are a black alien that turns into a tentacle monster and a skeleton that constantly has his head on fire. Yes. Dark meat city is supposed to be the movie’s take on Los Angeles, which is known by foreigners to be a violent and nasty city. Quit being an oversensative asswipe and realize that not everything that brings racial discrimination to light is being racist. Fucks sake.
7/5/2022 11:26:59 pm
Wow, never have I seen such a virtue signaling, out of touch review of a movie. Absolutely incredible the way you narcissistically make sweeping assumptions about almost every element of the film. MFKZ is an impressive satire piece about the state of America, and it makes less direct speculations as to certain reasons, while displaying the consequences in a captivating, artful way. First of all, these are French writers. It's not going to be as PC as you want it to be, because quite frankly, and unsurprisingly these little crybaby clickbait reviews from stuck up Americans mean little to them. Second of all, MFKZ is an amazingly realistic interpretation of an early 1980's Los Angeles (look at the cars, technology, culture etc.), with aspects exaggerated which is a trademark of anime anyway. These were the issues that many people dealt with in urban centers during this period. It alludes to the idea that the conditions of places like Palm Hill and DMC are not all entirely the fault of the citizens and shifty characters you see, and it fact presents them in a positive light, people with identity who have done something badass with their situation. MFKZ has the best art direction I have seen in years, something very fitting for a film like this, and it tied together to make an awesome piece of art. It is beyond clear that you want nothing more than to place yourself on some moral high road without actually having to put work into it. These artists have created an introspective and controversial piece with good values, and you wrote a half-assed impulsive review in order to put yourself in some out group. I hope anyone who reads this realizes what a load of shit it is.
7/5/2022 11:38:53 pm
Finally, sorry for coming off so aggressively, but this is literally headed up by Vince Staples, an American rapper from Long Beach (also starring RZA and other wildly progressive POC celebrities). Many times in the film do they point out the racist aspects of situations. Much of the villains and caricatures in the movie are metaphors for real life phenomena either way. I'd love to debate this with you as this is an interesting take, but you only seem to reply to positive feedback and come off in such a way that you are not open to other ideas on this. Another note, the screenshots you included of the Palm Hill scenes was simply realistic, why do you want reality to be censored? The crow part was not implying that even wildlife that live around black people are evil or something, the crow was literally how the Machos found Vinz and Angelino, obviously showing a camera in his eye (or something).
7/9/2022 11:40:59 am
Calling this movie an anime is an insult, and lumping Attack on Titan as having a race problem is highly disingenuous.
7/15/2022 01:31:00 pm
grow up its not that offencive KAREN
7/15/2022 01:45:39 pm
look just from reading the start all i can say is grow up your getting offended over a movie that HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RACE its like the whole plot went over your head and into the fucking trash honistly i think your like one of those karens who would cry over a serial box protraying NONACURATE CAVE MEN or some shit
7/19/2022 07:42:35 am
Sabrina got butthurt over a anime, the first dude you showed is drawn like that because hes stupid, its not racist and IT NEVER HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH RACE. Sabrina, stick to Disney Jr please.
7/27/2022 01:32:56 am
You're a dumb nigger
10/7/2022 02:37:40 pm
10/18/2022 12:57:50 pm
Lino's character is half alien, half Hispanic. Can we stop with all the bs. Also this is based on a French graphic novel, it's not even Japanese. Please research your articles better. This is what happened when you see something wrong with everything.
11/23/2022 03:53:18 pm
While I agree with you points on the industry as a whole and the anti black tropes that are present. I think choosing a satirical film to make your point is somewhat of a reach.
11/27/2022 07:19:32 pm
This show actually didn’t bother me at all. I was actually just telling my family about it. We’re all black and we like anime so I figured this would be a good fit. The main character himself is have alien so I didn’t even think is him as ablack man, and when that man showed up on the screen I didn’t think really anything of it, I wasn’t thinking that into it and trying to find something wrong with the movie. I see where y’all are coming from but I also see where the others are coming from talking about you guys are being too sensitive. If they had all the black characters look like that then there would’ve been a whole other argument but there but that was really it
I think you got it partially right, some of the characters were definitely caricatures almost. And calling the place "dark meat city" is pretty cringy. But at least angelino and vinz where real believable characters with real struggles who ultimately chose what's right. And let be real their are neighborhoods like that, you're generalizing more then they are since they didn't say all blacks lived like that, it was just the two cities in the movie but your saying all black cities. And then I seriously question whether it's true that there aren't black or mixed Japanese citizens. And finally you being mad at France saying "they aren't even allowed to consider race." makes no sense. Why should they?
1/4/2023 07:52:09 pm
Oh I also wanted to say, there was something that stood out more to me in the movie, and that's the fact it had alot of weird illuminate crap in it. It was all 666, 33 upside down cross, demon possession. It was well made, but I question the worldview of whoever made it for much more than just racism. It was a very esoteric movie. I agree with the sign in the desert, Jesus Saves....
1/31/2023 10:37:48 pm
Nice Post Very Informative Article Thanks for sharing
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