Why Did Robin Get So Pale

Why Did Nico Robin's Skin Color Change Post Timeskip? As you know that Robin's debut in One Piece was during Arabasta arc, she lived there several years as an accomplice to Sir Crocodile. Arabasta is basically Arab (Middle East) in real life, so yeah… After that, just before the timeskip, she met Revolutionary Army and stayed with them in Baltigo for around two years, an island with a relatively cold climate. Honestly, the climate factor in general is problematic, considering there is also the lightskinned Vivi who is an Arabasta native (she is the princess afterall). By that logic, she should have a tan no matter how long she has been away from Arabasta. If her skin doesn't tan easily, she should at least have a tan as a child since she is constantly exposed to the sun. People living in Arabasta as depicted in the anime have various skin tones which the range is very ranging and not limited to tan complexion. It has been said that Oda basically uses the same skin color for the crew in the manga (just check some manga covers featuring Strawhats). There is the possibility that the animators just wanted to get closer to canon.

As I said that Oda uses the same skin color for the crew, the decision to change Robin's skin color from dark to light is in the animators. You may say that Oda is racist because his characters do not represent any races (homogeneous skin color LOL) or that the animators are doing whitewashing for bleaching the Strawhats. But there is one thing I found in-universe about the possibility of Robin's skin color changing. That she had done it on purpose in the past as a mechanism for self-protection! Considering her dark childhood past, she survived the genocide of archaeologists and became an enemy of the world government. As an 8 years old fugitive, her life was always haunted by fear and betrayal. For 20 years, she was hunted (as a fugitive), from her childhood to her adulthood. Realistically speaking, we can compare it to children who are missing, or children who are kidnapped, separated from their family and have never been found until they are supposed to be fully grown adults in present time. How do we find children who have been missing for 20 years? Surely by still using photo of them as a little kid for reference (the only thing we have) and estimating some significant changes that are strictly affected by their growth.

39;t think that bounty hunters care enough to do DNA tracing on their wanted fugitives.

Then, what if they get tanned? What if their bodies change (eg. Or even purposely become white like Michael Jackson? Even so, in real life, no matter how drastic the changes of the missing children, we still have one effective method of tracking it down, and that is DNA But in OP World, I don't think that bounty hunters care enough to do DNA tracing on their wanted fugitives. So, what if Robin intentionally tanned her skin so that the marines and bounty hunters who were chasing her wouldn't recognize her? Why do I think so? Given that she is supposed to be Russian irl and Russians are generally white (while in some places, they are mongoloid), I believe that Robin's natural skin color is pretty fair. And after the Enies Lobby incident and her joining Strawhat officially, she doesn't need to hide anymore and embraces her true self. Problem with this headcanon… …is that in the anime, Robin's skin in her flashback is also dark like when she was in Arabasta.

She only changed to light skin after the timeskip. So what do you think about what actually happened to this 'change'? I'll say, it's not about the whitewashing or anything. Let's look again, in Oda's version (manga canon), there is not much diversity in coloring his characters. His coloring is not too light or too dark, it's around medium complexion. If anything, you can blame him for the lack of representation. Then following anime adaptation, the diversity is more visible there. Why was Robin dark skinned (pre-timeskip)? Perhaps to fill that diversity as Luffy, Zoro and Usopp were also tanned, though not as dark as Robin was. One thing you should keep in mind, though, is that One Piece's anime adaptation is done in the old style, unlike the recent anime series! What I mean is, what set 90s and 00s animes apart from 2010s-recent animes? It is the way they are scheduled. Most 90s and early 2000s animes use strip programming for scheduling their broadcast. Whereas the newer animes since 2010s use seasonal programming for scheduling their broadcast. The result is, in order to be consistently aired every week, older animes have to fill the gaps in the story (as their episodes often caught up with the mangaka) by using fillers. Whereas in seasonal programming, there is time to breathe for the animation studio to wait for the continuation of the story from the mangaka. Therefore, the quality of seasonal animes are often better than stripping animes.

So, what does that have to do with Robin's skin color? The anime schedule that is catching up with the release of the latest chapter of the mangaka causes some inconsistencies between anime and manga. For example, in Robin's case, is the color of her eyes! From this, it can be concluded that Robin's first anime debut with her blue eyes was when Oda colored her eyes blue, while new episodes kept going, Oda decided to color her eyes brown instead. Therefore, most likely, the case of Robin's tanned skin color at that time could also be caused by the similar thing. The anime studio used the information at that time, that Robin was from Arabasta (a place similar to Egypt irl), as she appeared and had her first role there. Prior to the following information from SBS where Oda revealed the supposed nationality of the Strawhats irl! That Robin is supposed to be a Russian! The animators back then were probably thinking: "OMG, we screwed up! She is supposed to be a Russian, not an Egyptian! Why did we give her dark skin?

But for the sake of consistency, they just kept going until their chance to fix it came when the time skip happened. So that's what I think. However, there is a flaw in my thinking on this, if Robin was dark skinned due to the animators' misconception that she was a native Arabasta, why is Nefertari Vivi light skinned? Despite being a princess there? Could it be because of their roles (symbolization) of Robin as the villain and Vivi as the protagonist at the time, that they needed some contrast in their design? It could be so, but to be honest I also have another thought. Considering that the animators may have used the Egyptian concept in portraying Arabasta, historically speaking, it could be that Vivi is a Greek representation during their reign over Egypt. The Egyptian is a black civilization and has been ruled for centuries by the black royal family. But there was a time that Egypt was ruled by a royal family who came from Greece and the most famous figure during this era was Cleopatra VII. PS: Also, forgot to mention that there could be another factor as well. As One Piece anime can be considered an old anime that has been running for decades, you can imagine how many personnel changes of animators that came and went, which could be another reason as to why some Strawhats' skin color tends to gradually change (in this case, getting lighter).

The Quintessential Quintuplets (Japanese:, Hepburn: Go-Tōbun no Hanayome, lit. Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Negi Haruba. It was serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine from August 2017 to February 2020, with its chapters collected into fourteen tankōbon volumes. The series follows the daily life of a high school student Futaro Uesugi, who is hired as a private tutor for a group of identical quintuplets: Ichika, Nino, Miku, Yotsuba, and Itsuki Nakano. At the very beginning of the story, it is shown that the events are being told in a flashback, while an adult Futaro prepares to marry one of the Nakano Quintuplets whose identity is only revealed near the end of the series. The series is published in English by Kodansha USA under the Kodansha Comics imprint. The anime series is licensed in North America under a Crunchyroll-Funimation partnership. An anime television series adaptation produced by Tezuka Productions aired from January to March 2019 on TBS and other channels. The series is a commercial success, being the 5th best-selling manga in 2019, and the 3rd best-selling manga in the first half of 2020 in Japan. In 2019, the manga won the award for the shnen category at the 43rd annual Kodansha Manga Awards. High school student Futaro Uesugi is an academically gifted student that leads a difficult life-his mother has died, he has no friends, and on top of all that, his father has incurred a large amount of debt. An opportunity presents itself when the rich Nakano family transfers to his school.

Futaro is promptly hired as a highly paid tutor. However, much to Futaro's dismay, he discovers that his five charges-identical quintuplet sisters of varied personalities-have no interest in studying at all and have abysmal grades. Some of the quintuplets are against having Futaro, whom they view as a stranger, in their apartment, but Futaro's diligent tenacity gradually convinces those girls to accept him and to improve their grades. Throughout the series, Futaro develops special relationships with each of the quintuplets. Through a flashforward, it is revealed that he eventually marries one of them, but her true identity is only revealed near the end of the series. The idea of ​​"a group of quintuplets falling in love with the same person" existed even before the serialization of Haruba's previous work, Karma of Purgatory (2014-2015), but was very simple at that time. The idea was denied by his editor-in-charge. A year after, after the end of Karma of Purgatory, he discussed with his editor-in-charge what to serialize next.

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Among the few ideas being come up with, the "quintuplets" idea was included again, which was accepted by the editor this time. After failures in two to three serialization committees, finally, it was decided to have a one-shot manga published first. The one-shot received positive reviews and therefore went on to serialization. It was decided the protagonist should be quintuplets at the very beginning. When later the idea of ​​quadruplets and sextuplets was raised, it was rejected very quickly, around 30 seconds. Haruba said it might be a reference to Super Sentai when he came up with this idea. Similar to Super Sentai, Ichika (yellow), Nino (black), Miku (blue), Yotsuba (green), and Itsuki (red) are all represented by a color. The design of the quintuplets started from his favorite existing female characters from "some slice-of-life works only with girls", around 15 to 20 of them. The idea of ​​adding numbers in their names was after the design was almost confirmed.

The hair color of the Nakano quintuplets is different when being colored, which was suggested by Haruba himself, such that they are more distinguishable from each other. The hair color of the bride in the flashforward is, therefore, a colour-in-between. The flashforward showing that Futaro will eventually marry only one of the Nakano quintuplets was added in order to eliminate the possibility of Futaro marrying all five of them. It was also decided that all quintuplets would have negative feelings towards Futaro from the beginning, because Haruba wanted to write how their relationships improved from hate to love in the story, except Yotsuba, who acts as Futaro's guide for the development of the story. While it is often the norm for harem romantic comedy manga to have sexualized depictions of characters, Haruba has said that he tried to avoid this to some extent after Vol. In his opinion, showing panties which are being worn, ie To keep the characters interesting, the sexy scenes were intended by him to be ambiguous but not straightforward, leading to readers' imagination. The swimsuit appearance of the Nakanos was finally revealed in Ep.


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