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Old 24-01-2003, 05:36 PM   #1   [permalink]
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My first lain question

Hi everyone,

I am so happy to be here. This is my first question and i'm new to the board, i've wanted to ask it to lain fans for the longest time. I should preface this with a spoiler warning i think, i would welcome any input on posting protocol since i am new.
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My question is, the red markings under Eiri's eyes, do they have any symbolic meaning in the anime, do these markings have a meaning in Japan or any other culture? Thank you for your time.
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Old 24-01-2003, 05:54 PM   #2   [permalink]
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It means he's a violent football player, because many football players smear marks similar to those on Eiri's face. Except Eiri's are red, symbolizing blood and anger.



I actually have no idea. They go vertically down from his eyes and across his cheeks. Some mimes and clowns have that on their faces, but I don't know the status of those people in Japan. Of course, it could be a sarcastic reference to America (lots of mimes and clowns here) and it's scientists (Eiri was a scientist), attempting to mock them for their ambitions and arrogance.

I may be looking into this too much.
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Old 24-01-2003, 11:06 PM   #3   [permalink]
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I think these marks signify some sort of special power. In other series one sees similar marks:

* Oh My Goddess, on the goddesses faces.
* Tenchi Muyo OVA, when Jurians go to battle
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Old 25-01-2003, 08:41 PM   #4   [permalink]
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San has similar markings in Mononoke Hime.
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Old 26-01-2003, 05:31 AM   #5   [permalink]
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Yeah, but so do half the characters in Zoids
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Old 27-01-2003, 01:35 PM   #6   [permalink]
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Doesn't Honda from Street Fighter have'em too? Well, I guess they're just to show he's not the same old flesh and blood Eiri anymore but the superior wired Eiri, God as he calls himself.
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Old 09-02-2003, 10:55 PM   #7   [permalink]
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Eiri has an odd resemblance to the white Michael Jackson
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Old 09-02-2003, 11:16 PM   #8   [permalink]
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It bugs me that I could cosplay Eiri... except his mouth.

Eiri: o_____o
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Old 10-02-2003, 09:21 PM   #9   [permalink]
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Wow, most of the gaming characters in .hack/Sign also have facial markings...
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Old 11-02-2003, 10:37 AM   #10   [permalink]
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Maybe they don't really symbolize anything. Just because that the Zoids characters' markings do doesn't mean that everyone's markings do. Maybe they're just to confuse you into THINKING that they could mean something.
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Old 11-02-2003, 09:31 PM   #11   [permalink]
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Quote:
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Eiri has an odd resemblance to the white Michael Jackson
I guess I am not the only one who thought Eiri resembles Michael Jackson.
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Old 14-02-2003, 04:14 PM   #12   [permalink]
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I forgot, but I think someone once told me markings like that mean your an idiot. Seriously.
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Old 14-02-2003, 10:05 PM   #13   [permalink]
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I forgot, but I think someone once told me markings like that mean your an idiot. Seriously.
That's only for the anime series Photon. You have to see it to understand, but it's really funny. A bit on the naughty side though, so prudes won't like it one bit!
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Old 17-02-2003, 10:43 AM   #14   [permalink]
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Quote:
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Eiri has an odd resemblance to the white Michael Jackson
Isn't Michael Jackson already white?
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Old 17-02-2003, 10:30 PM   #15   [permalink]
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Quote:
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Isn't Michael Jackson already white?
Before of after surgery?

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