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Thrilling combination of action and laughter aside, “Supah Ninjas” brings a hodgepodge of Asian American influences and pop culture to the small screen. The creators reel in elements of Japanese culture and anime as well as American classics like comic books and science fiction.
“When I encountered anime, particularly things like ‘Akira,’ those things were so amazingly different and told such great stories and created these great worlds that I had never seen before,” said Garcia. “Leo and I have worked on so many things, and so many [of them] have had a Japanese component. It keeps coming back to us. Maybe it’s something we’re attracted to.”
But one thing is certain: the theme of family is central to the show. “Supah Ninjas” is unique in that it is one of the few shows that focus on an Asian American family. In fact, the last program to do so was ABC’s Family All-American Girl featuring comedian Margaret Cho in 1995.
(via The Story Behind Supah Ninjahs: Fun and Diversity with an Asian American Cast | Mochi Magazine)
Is this for real? Please tell me it is so.
This show is really, really bad. I know, disappointing. But it made me want to write letters and start a boycott. It is almost exactly the same premise as Jake Long The American Dragon only the Sassy Black Girl character is replaced by the Jive-Talkin Sidekick guy.
Same subplot of Asian boy fawning over blonde white girl. And the Black kid serves as stereotypically “dumb” comedic relief… it’s a mess.
Oh, boo ;_; I was hoping the real twist was the black guy being Mike! I WAS wondering what was up with the white girl (was hoping she was at least half-Asian?) and sigh, why can’t we have nice things? D: