Are disabilities represented in anime and manga? If you know of any examples, share your favourite disabled anime or manga characters! If you don’t, do you think they should be?
Shoko Nishimiya from A Silent Voice and the Elric Brothers from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood are the first ones that come in mind.
Not just them technically! There were other characters who used automail in place of a limb! Not to mention the end where Roy loses his eyesight gosh I love that anime
Spoiler for My Hero Academia for those who don’t read the manga
In the liberation war arc Mirko and Aizawa actually end up as having a limb lost and in a recent chapter we got to see Aizawa’s prosthetic.
Speaking of MHA, Ectoplasm has prosthetic legs. You forgot him.
I didn’t forget him I was just speaking about a specific plot point
Ah. I love him.
He’s a really rad character lol they all are
Ahh, we forgot Tensei!
A character in Future Diary is blind.
Nunnally from Code Geass is blind and in a wheelchair.
And Havoc. Bless his h0rny soul.
Kaname Tousen from Bleach (I need to rewatch the anime).
I think that Komugi has a disability as well, but I’m not sure. I just started watching Hunter x Hunter recently.
Also, is it just physical disabilities, or does it also include mental disabilities as well?
Yes, Komugi is blind. And probably has savant syndrome.
Yeah, mental works!
Death the Kid from Soul Eater has OCD٫ and I’m absolutely certain Crona has anxiety. Like, really bad anxiety.