Recently, there was an online poll in Japan that asked folks which anime featured characters that all looked too similar.
The reason many of these characters look the same (save for their hairdos and hair color) is because certain studios like Kyoto Animation have house styles.
Sometimes, there are different reasons for the similarities. Mr. Osomatsu, for example, isn’t only a gag animation, (and the similarity is part of the gag!), but these characters are sextuplets.
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