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24. Re: Question: Feb 19, 2012, 16:27 Kastagir
Slashman wrote on Feb 18, 2012, 20:20:
Ant wrote on Feb 18, 2012, 19:19:
Slashman wrote on Feb 18, 2012, 18:32:

I had forgotten the original box art. It actually still pisses me off!

This is in feudal Japan and the warlord is Japanese...but the princess and the hero are both blondes. Wall2
Jordan said it in Wired's interview:

“Honestly, I would do it with an Asian cast ... The reason the characters had white hair in the Apple II original is because it was the only color that would stand out against the black background. It didn’t really make sense to have blondes in 16th-century Japan...”

It was a design problem so I guess the cover artist did based on that computers' limitations.

That's a convenient answer, but the problem is that the facial features of the hero and princess aren't oriental either. If they had even slightly Japanese looking features with the blonde hair I could forgive it...plenty of Japanese men and women dye their still won't mistake them for caucasians when you see them. The warlord on the box art had oriental features

The term 'oriental' in describing facial features of a presumably Japanese person might have been acceptable (barely) in the mid-1980s, but today it would be deemed quite inappropriate. The term 'Asian' will suffice if you must generalize.
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