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nihonmaru

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I often heard this phrase from anime, which in literal English translation means "Who are you?"

Shouldn't it be "What are you?" since a person is asking another person, like are you a creature or something instead of who are you, it just sounded weird. Somebody please enlighten me.
 

Mike Cash

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The cause of your confusion:

物 (もの)

者 (もの)
 
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