2010-08-12(Thu)

The reason Princess of Japan never appear in anime.

There are various princesses in anime. But there is no anime about real Princess of Japan. Have you ever wondered about it?

Sometimes old royalty of Japan appears in some anime, though, recent royalty of Japan never appear even in talks by anime characters.
I found some foreign people wonder about it so I'm gonna answer this question as simsple as possible.

1. Some people will get angry if anime show them.
Not all Japanese respect Royalty but everybody know insulting the royalty is a bad thing.(I think "awe" and "respect" in English is not accurate for our feeling. This feeling is very hard to explain.) And both of left wing and right wing will object to it.
Simply put, it's definitely a taboo in Japan.

2. Royalty don't show their personality.
Prime ministers have their own personality. A funny PM. A cool PM. A silly PM. There are various PMs. So real PMs can be used in anime and manga.

But Royalty can't show their personal phase like the British prince who wore nazi costume in a party. They have to act as royalty, talk as royalty. They lack the personality as characters.

3. No sponsor.
If you want to make anime, you need many money. No company will give you it to make a joke of Princess of Japan. It's too risky.


Kaguya may be a royalty of Japan(Her family name is one of the old royal names) but the situation of Japanese Royalty wasn't told in anime. I don't know she is the true princess of Japan (Oh, united states of Japan?).

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