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Anime Characters That Prompted Gender Confusion, Game characters, too.
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post May 14 2005, 02:08 PM
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Many of us have experienced that awkward moment while watching FMA when we realized that Envy is a dude with weird fashion taste, rather than a rare flat-chested woman in the anime realm. So what other characters have done this to you? The one that comes to mind first is Kuja from Final Fantasy IX. But there was also a time when I thought the 'Heavy Metal Queen' from Cowboy Bebop was a dude.


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post May 14 2005, 03:19 PM
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Jeez, there's got to be one of these in every anime out there:

Kurama from Yuyu Hakusho
Envy
Ed from Cowboy Bebop
Kenshin
Haku and Orochimaru from Naruto ( But then Orochimaru switches bodies so he's both male and female?)
The thread guy in Getbackers!!!
Rukia from Bleach (In the beginning when she was in a Shinigami outfit)
Sai in Hikaru no Go
Kuropica in Hunter X Hunter
Ayame, Momiji, the mouse guy and the tiger girl from Fruits Basket
Freeza in DBZ
Peppo in Gankutsuou
Chrno in Chrno Crusade
Kino in Kino's Travels (I still don't know his/her gender)
Okita in Peacemaker Kurogane

And that's all I remember...


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post May 14 2005, 06:34 PM
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What!? If you, like I, have watched alot of anime, or even a little, you KNOW who is male and who is female...........Hmmmmm.....Except Kuja........I wasn't so sure on him........He's hot.......Anyway, male charictors are usually fairly easy to distinguish from female ones....So that's all I have to say. Farewell.


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post May 14 2005, 07:09 PM
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ed and the heavy metal queen from bebop, haku from naruto, and fuuchouin kazuki from getbackers. the latter two i had a nagging feeling weren't girls the first time i saw them. mellow.gif kazuki would be a pretty hot girl, though.


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post May 14 2005, 07:45 PM
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There are plenty of female looking characters that turn out to be male that this doesn't surprise me too much anymore. It is just part of anime/manga and I think it is sort of fun.

However since it is not as common guys that turn out to be girls does still throw me off. Two examples I can think of are

in Fruits Baskets

[SPOILER]Akito[/SPOILER]

and in Mai Hime

[SPOILER] Akira, now Akira looks like a girl but when they told me the character was a guy I accepted it because as I said above there are a lot of male characters who look female in anime, but then they threw me for a loop when it turned out that Akira looked like a girl since she actually was one.[/SPOILER]

That was actually one of my favorite twists in Mai Hime and it certainly had a lot of them.
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post May 14 2005, 07:49 PM
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QUOTE(Tamago @ May 14 2005, 06:34 PM)
What!? If you, like I, have watched alot of anime, or even a little, you KNOW who is male and who is female...........Hmmmmm.....Except Kuja........I wasn't so sure on him........He's hot.......Anyway, male charictors are usually fairly easy to distinguish from female ones....So that's all I have to say. Farewell.
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blink.gif I've watched plenty of anime in my day, but I find there are still some cases when you are never sure. My rule of thumb was, if you are unsure then they are probably male, but Ed and Rukia are exceptions. biggrin.gif I can't believe I was once unsure of Rukia's gender since she is so obviously female now... Poor Rukia...

And is Akito actually female!!! ohmy.gif


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QUOTE(Kirara @ May 14 2005, 07:45 PM)
in Fruits Baskets

[SPOILER]Akito[/SPOILER]
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ahh, that's right. that one i didn't really see coming. for the other cross-dressers/ambigious gender ones, ayame was obviously a guy to me, and i had a little trouble with ritsu. but the spoiler-boxed one was...blink.gif


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As previously mentioned before
Ed-Bebop
Freeza-DBZ
Envy-FMA
Kurama -YuYu
Haku/Naruto

And a few others
Grim/Bebop
Allen/Hitome- Escaflowne
Shippou-Inuyasha
Kei-Pretear
Ukyo-Ranma 1/2
And K from Gravitation, even though you know he's a man, he could be a pretty lady


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post May 14 2005, 10:06 PM
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Wow, pretty much everyone that everyone else just mentioned. Mostly Ed (cowboy bebop) and Envy though. Them=the most.

While I'm at it, prepare for major off topic:

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Hmmmmm....


Envy-FMA
Various Naruto Characters tongue.gif -Naruto
Kurama-YYH


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Envy.
Shippo
Samus
Kirby
Chorno-sry i suck at gender guessing... i think u can guess by the eyes?
and just about anything that anyone just said.


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post May 15 2005, 01:31 PM
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Heheh, defintiely Ed, even though I know she's a girl, I still can't help but think of her as a spastic little boy.
And Freeza from DBZ, hahaha. It does look like he's wearing lipstick, and his an eerie combiantion of masculine and femenine.
Shippou, ah, I hate him. And my brother is convinced that Sesshomaru is a girl.
These guys aren't anime, but they've still got me confused - Elmo and Tweety Bird. There is some really annoying guy from the new .Hack who is really femenine too, but I don't watch the show much, so I don't know his name.


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post May 15 2005, 01:54 PM
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Ah yes. Back in 8th grade, I had a spat with a friend that lasted a couple of months that stemmed from an argument regarding the gender of Tweety Bird.

Good times.


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post May 15 2005, 08:10 PM
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lol I got one. Fish Eye from Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon SuperS. The dub made him female, but in the original he acts all girly, looks for guys as his targets, and dresses as a woman when he is pretending to be human. All in all, he is one gender confused fellow.


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post May 15 2005, 08:36 PM
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Initially, I thought that Toboe from Wolf's Rain was a girl. He looks like a girls, sounds like a girl, and doesnt' act the same as the other wolves that are obviously guys.


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