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User Info: ace_spades111

ace_spades111
1 month ago#1
lol you watch a trailer a few times and YouTube recommends stuff you wouldn't expect.

In general what I find interesting is the cultural shift in reception of Aerith, which seems to be positive on the English writing side of social media but different for the Japanese.

Granted I have no idea if the video I saw exaggerated the state of Japanese social media for clicks and views but if true...
I'm guessing it's the more anime design preferring fans, but apparently the vocal internet users (possibly vocal minority) have the following problems with new Aerith

- Looks older than her Crisis Core counter part (duh)
- Face too long and/or big
- Eyes too small

Apparently a slight redesign has caught popularity over there in terms of retweets or something, where all they really do is shrink her head a bit.

Thoughts on if you find the difference in popular opinion between cultures intriguing?
Thoughts on which design style you prefer?

Personally I love "anime like" like art, but the more real you try to make something look (well with 3DCG) while keeping anime facial features as strong assets... its not my favorite style.
I prefer smaller eyes, but I can get behind the less long face I guess. But ultimately I'd go for the middle.

https://imgtc.ws/i/N7HCW6l.png
Crisis Core - Trailer - Japanese fan touch up

User Info: BehemothBlade

BehemothBlade
1 month ago#2
https://i.imgtc.com/nnM7YsZ.jpg
https://i.imgtc.com/NEisNFl.jpg
https://i.imgtc.com/za9L6wz.jpg
https://i.imgtc.com/rck7yXf.jpg

Be thankful that you dont have to play with these fiendish monstrosities.

User Info: mashu

mashu
1 month ago#3
She looks best by far in the image to the left, but there's always more drama about these kinds of things than necessary. Would I have went in slightly another direction? Probably. Will it affect the game any? Probably not.

User Info: Goji

Goji
1 month ago#4
I think she looks great. Her features may be a little too western, or "not anime enough," for Japanese purists or hardcore weabos, but I doubt this will amount to anything. There was absolutely no way SE was walking away from this without any criticism; the FF7, and specifically aerith, fanbase is way too rabid.
https://psnprofiles.com/Hedorah1971

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Viper187666
1 month ago#5
The 2 on the right look great. The one on the left is ugly.
My command center: http://viper.shadowflareindustries.com/images/myroom/desk12082018a.jpg
http://viper.shadowflareindustries.com/images/myroom/desk12082018b.jpg

User Info: BehemothBlade

BehemothBlade
1 month ago#6
https://i.imgtc.ws/UhfsjgG.jpg
https://i.imgtc.ws/p92ngIT.jpg

User Info: Lord Sojiro

Lord Sojiro
1 month ago#7
Probably just a loud minority, like most things.

User Info: Relinquished

Relinquished
1 month ago#8
Japan hates any characters that look over 30 or have more than 50 lbs of muscle.
Everybody 1) is a genius, 2) is an alt, and 3) has bad taste, ok.

User Info: kaimine08

kaimine08
1 month ago#9
Too old? She's...what? A year or two older than her Crisis Core counterpart? The variation is fine and believable.
The only thing that should be outraged is Aerith, sorry, but it's Aeris, I don't care what logic you want to use, it will not sway me into thinking anything but Aeris.

User Info: ace_spades111

ace_spades111
1 month ago#10
BehemothBlade...
Really not the point. But feel free to post western characters you deem ugly I guess.
That second post tho, made despite the first post still having its edit window open

Lord Sojiro posted...
Probably just a loud minority, like most things.

I assume so as well

mashu posted...
She looks best by far in the image to the left, but there's always more drama about these kinds of things than necessary. Would I have went in slightly another direction? Probably. Will it affect the game any? Probably not.


yeah I doubt it will affect the game. well in the sense that they lip synced the english and japanese trailers already I imagine the design isn't going to change for that reason. Tho it could

as far as affecting the game in terms of other stuff like sales and what not... I doubt it either. If the Japanese vocal minority are like GameFAQs users... they'll buy the game anyways or they were never going to buy the game to being with

kaimine08 posted...
Too old? She's...what? A year or two older than her Crisis Core counterpart? The variation is fine and believable.
The only thing that should be outraged is Aerith, sorry, but it's Aeris, I don't care what logic you want to use, it will not sway me into thinking anything but Aeris.


lol she Aeris to me as well. If we have the option to name characters in FF7 Re I'll be calling her Aeris tho I doubt it since it'll be voiced.
It's just easier to call her Aerith on forums since more people seem to think its worth derailing a topic if they see Aeris over Aerith... well from what I've observed over the years =S
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