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 Post subject: Re: The Redhead's Lament
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 10:17 am 


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Blinge wrote:
So it seems like Japan really held it down with characters ~Kissed by fire.~
but I wonder, for the most part they're not intended to be like actual redhead humans are they?
It seems more the anime tendency to just pick wildly different hair colours to black/brown.

Thoughts on that? Let me know if i'm missing the mark here.


That's the case for a lot of them, I'm sure. I doubt Adol's blood-red mop has much more real-world significance than Dogi's spiky blue hair. It just looks striking, and red is a swordsman-apropos colour of passion, blood and danger. Likewise, I doubt Sephiroth, Alucard and Dante (DMC1)'s silver/white hair was a shout-out to the OAPs. Quite the opposite, it reflects their demi-human might and immortality.

Gotta take what you can get in this shitshow world. :wink:
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 Post subject: Re: The Redhead's Lament
PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 9:33 pm 


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Blinge: it definitely gives the impression that there's a pattern where the hair of western video game characters is ordinarily intended to be naturally colored, including the less common hues. Exceptions prove the rule (see below). I guess this goes well with the traditional general tendency of western developers to strive for more realistic art styles, while more stylized or fantastic perspectives often originated from Japan. I think this difference isn't as prevalent anymore as it has been, say, between '95 and '05.


Take for example Ikuro from Apidya and his wife Yuri (Hexaae, not in the picture and the antagonist of Ikuro, has red hair):

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Or Bren Mc Guire from Mega Turrican:
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The Factor 5 and Kaiko guys intended to develop "japanese style" games, however. Apidya's title screen also symbolically shows this to the player:

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That 'II' by the way was included just for funsies.


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 Post subject: Re: The Redhead's Lament
PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 9:54 pm 


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Bleach video games, I believe.

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 Post subject: Re: The Redhead's Lament
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 2:28 am 


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6t8k wrote:
Or Bren Mc Guire from Mega Turrican:
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Her hair was blue on the Amiga. Also, if "eons" and "generations" have passed since The Machine last attacked, why is Bren still alive?
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 Post subject: Re: The Redhead's Lament
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 8:25 pm 


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^ Oh, right! Would've been a better example even. If only both her and Bren were visible in the same frame. As for your question, rhetorical or not, not really familiar with Turrican lore, but if in doubt this would probably be explained by the unfathomable depths of video game logic™ :p


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