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Post by krystalkarrierkpc » Mon Feb 23, 2004 6:28 pm

Is it me or do people that draw characters for anime/manga use the same character designs? Various characters from different anime/mangas look the same. :?

Examples:
Rei(BSSM)/Kagome(IY)-when I saw the first preveiw for IY I thought that Kagome was Rei. The uniform, the hair, the eyes.....

Yoko Kurama(YYH)/Inuyasha(IY)-when Kurama converted to his demon form during the dark tournament he came looking the exact same as Inuyasha. They have the same color hair and eyes... and they both had dog ears in the exact same spot.

First Announcer(YYH)/A girl from pilot canidate- I have no names for either but they both had short hair with cat/foz ears on their heads (like yoko and inuyasha...bizzare) :shock:

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Post by EmperorBrandon » Mon Feb 23, 2004 6:42 pm

krystalkarrierkpc wrote:
First Announcer(YYH)/A girl from pilot canidate- I have no names for either but they both had short hair with cat/foz ears on their heads (like yoko and inuyasha...bizzare) :shock:
First announcer in YYH was Koto, and the girl from Pilot Candidate with cat ears is Kizna. Koto is a foxgirl and Kizna is a catgirl, but they do look pretty similar...

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Post by Cardcaptor Takato » Mon Feb 23, 2004 7:13 pm

I've never actually seen this anime before; I just saw this pic while browing through this site, but she looks an awful lot like Sakura from Cardcaptor Sakura: http://www.hlj.com/scripts/hljpage.cgi?vol21020
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Post by Dinozore » Mon Feb 23, 2004 8:47 pm

Do characters from different works by the same author count?

I still think Excel looks a lot like Aruceid (sp?) from Tsukihime...
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Re: Look-a-likes

Post by Jonathan » Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:29 pm

krystalkarrierkpc wrote:Is it me or do people that draw characters for anime/manga use the same character designs? Various characters from different anime/mangas look the same. :?

Examples:
Rei(BSSM)/Kagome(IY)-when I saw the first preveiw for IY I thought that Kagome was Rei. The uniform, the hair, the eyes.....:
I thought the exact same thing. The similarity between Rei and Kagome was what got me watchin Inuyasha in the first place.
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Post by krystalkarrierkpc » Tue Feb 24, 2004 5:15 pm

Dinozore wrote:Do characters from different works by the same author count?

I still think Excel looks a lot like Aruceid (sp?) from Tsukihime...

sure. anyone in any anime/manga that looks like any other character counts

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Post by Dinozore » Tue Feb 24, 2004 10:39 pm

I think Iori from I"s and Moemi from Video Girl Ai look the same (both manga are by the same author, I think his name is Katsura something...). He draws really beautiful women, but seems to reuse character designs.
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Post by Aya Reiko » Wed Feb 25, 2004 1:33 am

krystalkarrierkpc wrote:
Dinozore wrote:Do characters from different works by the same author count?

I still think Excel looks a lot like Aruceid (sp?) from Tsukihime...

sure. anyone in any anime/manga that looks like any other character counts
So basically, this is a "Separated at Birth?" thread.

I thought Naru of LH looks like Yomi without her glasses of AzuDai.

And Hotta of Princess Nine looks like Tomo in her 3rd year hairstyle of AzuDai.

And Poemi and Futaba look a bit like CCS's Sakura and Tomoyo respectively.
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Post by Neo Dead Moon » Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:41 pm

Aya Reiko wrote:And Poemi and Futaba look a bit like CCS's Sakura and Tomoyo respectively.
JC Staff (the producers of the anime) did that on purpose.
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Post by Cardcaptor Takato » Wed Feb 25, 2004 4:14 pm

Heero Yuy from Gundam Wing bears a certain resemblance to the main hero of Macross 7 (who's name currently slips my mind). They have similiar hairstyles, wear the same green tanktop, and the same jeans. Yes, I know Heero Yuy wore shorts during the tvseries, but he did wear jeans in the Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz OVAs.
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Post by Rainbow » Sat Mar 06, 2004 9:36 pm

I found some slight lookalikes in a dubbed episode of Pokemon I just watched (the one about Erica's grass Pokemon gym). It wouldn't be that impressive, but both lookalikes are from the same show! Erica has a bunch of girls who help her at the gym, and I'm pretty sure two might've been based off of Wedding Peach characters. One girl's blue hair is styled eeriely like Angel Daisy's and the other, well, it's not her hair itself (turquoise pigtails) but the things in her hair that separate out her pigtails look a LOT like Wedding Peach's hair clips. Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not?
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Post by Aya Reiko » Sat Mar 06, 2004 11:11 pm

A couple more to add to the list:

Tsukihime's Ciel looks very much like AzuDai's Nyamo.

AzuDai's Sakaki looks very much like Love Hina's Motoko (both voiced by Yu Asakawa) and Lime-Iro Senkitan's Rinzu (Not voiced by Yu).
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Post by DreamEmpress » Sun Mar 07, 2004 7:44 pm

Maetel looks like that that girl in "Starblazers" who was found outside of the star ship after so kind of crash. (folks I'm doing this from very sketchy memory. correct me if i'm wrong) it was wierd. that and the main guy looked like Harlock somewhat. That's what happens when you get more than one series from the same author.

Rumiko is constantly reusing designs. Oh man it's so funny looking over her work and picking out who looks like who. Ryoko (Entrepreneurial Spirit) looks like Ran (Urusei Yatsura) and Maris (Maris the Chojo). Tsukiko (Winged Victory) looks like a prototype of female Ranma. That's just some examples.

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Post by crazydiamond » Tue Mar 09, 2004 8:33 pm

I think Vegeta and Hiei look a lot alike (tho I like Hiei more). Both are short with black pointy hair and are angry a lot. Both also have a "stuck up" attitude. Their eyes are kinda similar, too.
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Post by krystalkarrierkpc » Mon Mar 15, 2004 2:03 am

crazydiamond wrote:I think Vegeta and Hiei look a lot alike (tho I like Hiei more). Both are short with black pointy hair and are angry a lot. Both also have a "stuck up" attitude. Their eyes are kinda similar, too.
I totally agree. I meant to mention that but it slipped my mind.

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Post by DreamEmpress » Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:32 am

I was looking through my wedding peach manga and in a couple pictures where Momoko has her hair up, she looks like a dark haired version of Saint Tail. Very very weird. Then I was watching the anime version of Fushigi Yugi.....Miaka looks like a happy version of Miyu (Vampire Princess Miyu). only their hair is slightly different in style and color tone. Some things can be so creepy.

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Post by SailorSpace » Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:03 pm

There's a character in Vehicle Voltron, named Lisa, who resembles Sailor Mars.

http://voltron.purrsiathunder.net/galle ... m=28&pos=0

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Post by Mercurius Twin » Thu Nov 25, 2004 5:23 pm

If we're allowed to use series by the same author, then I can name a few off the top of my head.

Mizuno Ami (Sailormoon) / Sorano Hikaru (Codename: Sailor V) / Kuramitsu Rena (Miss Rain)

I wouldn't have gotten Rena if the resemblance hadn't been mentioned in Act Two of Sailormoon. Hikaru is pretty obvious, though, since most Sailormoon fans end up checking out Sailor V anyway.
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Hino Rei (Sailormoon) / Keishi Soukan (Codename: Sailor V)
Umino (Sailormoon) / Amano (Codename: Sailor V)

Umino and Amano are basically the same character as far as I can tell. Rei and Soukan look the same, but the only personality trait they seem to share is their air of sophistication (which Soukan only posesses because she's got a lot of money).
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Post by yoshmaster5 » Fri Nov 26, 2004 2:21 pm

The Kodocha characters look very similar to the Marmalade Boy characters... I don't know the names though.
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Post by doodlebuguk » Fri Nov 26, 2004 4:17 pm

I'm not that good at remembering lookalikes, but I really think Nanami Luchia from 'Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch' looks so much like Usagi from Sailormoon. It doesn't help that MMPPP is often referred to as 'Sailormoon with Mermaids' :oops:
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