Do you imagine CN characters as anime or RL people?

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Do you imagine the characters as anime, RL, or other?

  1. Anime/manga/manhua style people

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  2. Real life people

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  3. Different style of illustration people

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  4. Amorphous blobs

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  5. Other

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  1. Ars

    Ars Simple-Minded Trash 【男の娘】

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    Reading this post in the xianxia thread below made me realize that I often imagine characters with a semi-anime look. It's just a bit too difficult to relate RL people with these characters for me, lol.

    What do you imagine Chinese novel characters look like? Real or more cartoony?
     
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  2. Bao

    Bao Well-Known Member

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    Realistic drawings with a touch of Chinese historical style.
    Something like this -
     
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  3. saffu

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    I imagine them as jade sculptures
     
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    kainee 「Lazy Lurker」【Overlord of Slumber】

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    I imagine the people are similar to the illustration style of Heise or Feimo.
     
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    babbo3d Well-Known Member

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    Anything in this world once it passes through my eyes is genderbend and then lolified.
     
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    Greedyspree 『Exile within the back room』

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    Honestly more then half the time I dont imagine them...at all. Only the reactions do I ever imagine them, and when that happens it tends to be more like anime/manga(or equivalent) mainly because thats how they write many of the reactions.
     
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  7. Ars

    Ars Simple-Minded Trash 【男の娘】

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    Just googled, the artists' works look amazing!
    Seen them a lot on TL sites but never knew the names of who made them T_T

    for others who don't want to google:
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  8. DeadlyBell

    DeadlyBell Sleepy

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    I don't try to actively imagine them the story normally does a well enough job to make it seem lifelike to me in my mind if I have enough details..... one of the perks of having a good imagination after reading the chapter (or during) i can take it from the text and turn it into something more.... often times this very thing causes me to re-read a series right after its fully translated (example i did this with coiling dragon and stellar transformations ) and ill just close my eyes after fully reading it through and play it back in my mind like a movie
    ........am I strange for being able to do that?....

    edit: so i found out if you try to use two different colors in a spoiler it will force the second color into a new spoiler
     
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  9. Asf

    Asf 《《The aria of souls》》

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    The male either looks like chu feng (hot blooded shounen protagonist) or a cross dressing female with different genitals. The female looks like your standard chinese beauty with a little difference in expression but same faces.
     
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    CrispyNoodle 『Noodle Overlo*d』『Open Pervert』『Onii-chan』

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    Watch thunderbolt fantasy xD
     
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    I imagine them as Tony o3o
     
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    Damn hard to imagine the characters in anime style.

    Like how jade-like milky white skin, super beauty unparalleled under the heaven and earth etc.

    Anime characters are more towards cute IMO, same thing with manga. Cute and beautiful are different. Chinese novels portrays the characters more towards beauties. So the only way I can imagine those beauties are like how they (chinese) makes murals of their goddess or something, like real life style of painting, not cartoonish. Google image Chinese Goddess of Beauty to get what I mean. A bit hard to describe properly lol.

    Damn you Smooth Che banging all the beauties
     
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    Celebration Well-Known Member

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    You need to expand your anime/mange repertoire. There are plenty of them that are made in a stylize style instead of cutesy. Like 12 Kingdoms, or Kindoms, or War of the 3 Kingdoms. lol. I mean if you find a anime/manga story in the same tone and/or time period you will find art that would fit the Wuxia style.
     
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    Astarte677 POHHHTAAAAHHHTUUUU

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    They look like K-POP idols in my imagination... image.jpg

    And
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    I wanna see Coiling Dragon in a anime and/or live action. People would hate me for saying this but I want someone like HBO to pick it up. I mean have you seen Game of Thrones? I imagine that kind of CG when I think of a Coiling Dragon live action. Yest that would be great. Their are other wuxia/xainxia that I want but that one sticks out the most at the moment. I am still hoping for a Kumo Desu Ga anime, since it is Japanese, it could definitely happen or even shield hero or tensei slime.
     
  16. jagged

    jagged #1 Protester

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    where's the option for korean manhwa?
     
  17. lenyek_penyek

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    Been watching animes since I'm 10, so I know how the art-style changes over time. from 80s, 90s, until the most recent ones. You're right some of em got a different style, but most of the recent ones are the Kawaii style. so yea, Im generalising things from looking at the majorities nowadays. Somehow my mind stucked to the most recent ones, can't help it.

    lol, if Im going to imagine the chinese novels like mangas, I would imagine them like Jojo's Bizarre adventure art style for the men. Strong, cool and filled to the brim with manliness. For the women....maybe something like the korean manhwas? Those super-model body+perfect facial proportions or something.

    Damn writing this makes my imaginations go wild. Time to go read some manhwas I kept on hold reading novels lol.
     
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    tocos10 Even more then the greatest Poster

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    the bad guys...
     
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    I find that manga/anime style lets me achieve suspension of disbelieve eaiser
     
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    Mine would be a middle ground between real life and korean/manga art