Anime Question……

So don’t hate me because I will preface by saying I really don’t watch anime. I’ve seen like…Sailor Moon, Pokemon, and Naruto—that said:

Are the characters in most anime cartoons white people or are they how Asian cartoonists see other asian people? I mean, truthfully it doesn’t change the storyline, but they are typically set in Asia and I always just assumed Sailor Moon was white. I’m just curious.