hafu: Hafu

Description Format Note References

Description

Half-caste manga characters.

Format

Both data frames have the following columns.

Year

Integer year that the manga was made.

Series

Name of series.

Character

Name of character.

Gender

Gender of character.

Father

Nationality of character's father.

Mother

Nationality of character's mother.

Eyes

Character's eye colour.

Hair

Character's hair colour.

Notes

Notes on data collection or ambiguity.

hafu2 has these additional columns.

FathersNationalityIsUncertain
MothersNationalityIsUncertain

Note

The dataset was kindly provided by Gwern Branwen.

hafu2 is a lightly cleaned up version of hafu.

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.

References

The dataset was compiled by Gwern Branwen [email protected]. The original is available from http://www.gwern.net/hafu#list.


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