Half-caste manga characters.
Both data frames have the following columns.
Integer year that the manga was made.
Name of series.
Name of character.
Gender of character.
Nationality of character's father.
Nationality of character's mother.
Character's eye colour.
Character's hair colour.
Notes on data collection or ambiguity.
hafu2 has these additional columns.
The dataset was kindly provided by Gwern Branwen.
hafu2 is a lightly cleaned up version of
Gwern's notes: The following list includes manga, light novel, anime, and video game characters (there being little point in keeping the mediums separate). It also includes characters who are not hafu themselves but a quarter-foreign inasmuch as they imply a hafu at some point. Characters are treated separately even if they are in the same work (eg. siblings). Classification is based on in-universe or out-of- universe information, since appearance can be highly misleading in anime (blue eyes may indicate heroic status, rather than being Caucasian; hair color may be chosen for contrast against other characters or signal stereotypes like red hair indicating a fiery personality), and different groups will identify the same anime character as belonging to their own race (Lu 2009), perhaps due to minimalistic drawings intended to save money or enable viewers to project themselves onto a character.
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