Cosplay of Princess Rosalina from the Mario game series
"Hey, not true. Why would I care about that? You know what really matters to me…(booty?)…booty. Don’t try to rush me. Slow and steady wins the race, baby.”
Fascinating video. I’ve never noticed this about Japanese games before.
In Japan, some people believe that your ABO blood group determines your personality. Kind of like how here in the UK, some people believe your date of birth determines your star sign, which determines your personality. According to this scheme, people with blood type A, like Chun-Li and Leon Kennedy, will be quiet and hardworking but also stubborn and uptight. People with blood type B, like Tifa Lockheart, will be creative and passionate but also selfish and irresponsible. Then, folks with AB blood, such as FF13’s Lightning or pineapple-headed FF7 hero Cloud Strife, are cool and irrational but also aloof and indecisive. And winners with blood type O, like Claire Redfield, are ambitious, confident go getters. Also, arrogant and vain.
Wait until you reach the part about a Japanese politician who blamed his blood type for saying something stupid.
This is always one of those things that I take for granted as a translator myself anymore when it comes to Japanese pop culture, so I’m passing this on for those of you who were always (very understandably) baffled by it.
More often than not, the blood type stuff is just a poor substitute for actual character development and makes for a quick short hand of the tropes you can expect to find from the characters in question, but it’s still nice to know as random general trivia. Personally, when it comes to Asian fortune telling, my memory starts and stops at my Chinese zodiac sign (Year of the Horse!), as I can’t be assed to remember the nitty gritty details of blood types… let alone what mine actually is.
…I should change that, huh? For… dating reasons. Yeah.
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