“If you work as an anime director, in some unspecified time in the future throughout any given manufacturing you’ll have to face the query ‘Do you or do you not draw the male nipples?’ head on,” wrote Grimoire of Zero and YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world. director Tetsuo Hirakawa on Twitter on Saturday.
This remark sparked dialogue amongst varied anime trade members on Twitter concerning their very own ideas and experiences with the male nipple dilemma. For instance, Hirakawa introduced up Fist of the North Star, which does not characteristic male nipples. The protagonist has seven scars on his chest, so so as to forestall him from by accident being drawn with 9 scars, it was essential to “proactively flip it right into a nipple-less anime.”
Osamu Yamasaki (Hakuōki, Time Travel Girl, Toward the Terra) noted that he’d additionally needed to decide by some means in his personal expertise. The animator SNIPES recalled an event when he had to attract nipples for the 2003 anime Gad Guard. “There weren’t even any mysterious lights or unmoving steam,” he remarked.
In the meantime, Mecha animator and director Masami Obari (Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector, Detonator Orgun, Gravion) affirmatively declared: “I am the kind of director who mandates nipples for the male characters.”
Within the manga world, Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju creator Haruko Kumota as soon as jokingly remarked that one of many variations between boys-love (BL) and common manga is that in BL you draw the boys’s nipples, however in regular manga you do not.
What’s your stance on male nipples in anime?