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6th Mar '17 11:11:02 AM TheGracefullyWicked
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** After the runaway success of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', a ''lot'' of anime were released which revolved around a world where an apocalyptic event happened a few years ago, and now psychologically unbalanced kids are forced to pilot giant robots to defeat alien invaders. Often these will involve religious imagery and a conspiracy to cover up how dangerous piloting a mecha actually is. Examples include ''Anime/{{Gasaraki}}'', ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis Tokyo 2040'', ''Anime/BrainPowerd'', ''Anime/ArgentoSoma'', ''Anime/{{Betterman}}'', ''Anime/{{Geneshaft}}'', ''[[Anime/FafnerInTheAzureDeadAggressor]]'' [[note]]Fafner was produced by the same people so the leaders follow themselves with this one[[/note]], ''Anime/RahXephon'', ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', and to a certain extent ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico''.

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** After the runaway success of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', a ''lot'' of anime were released which revolved around a world where an apocalyptic event happened a few years ago, and now psychologically unbalanced kids are forced to pilot giant robots to defeat alien invaders. Often these will involve religious imagery and a conspiracy to cover up how dangerous piloting a mecha actually is. Examples include ''Anime/{{Gasaraki}}'', ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis Tokyo 2040'', ''Anime/BrainPowerd'', ''Anime/ArgentoSoma'', ''Anime/{{Betterman}}'', ''Anime/{{Geneshaft}}'', ''[[Anime/FafnerInTheAzureDeadAggressor]]'' ''Anime/FafnerInTheAzureDeadAggressor'' [[note]]Fafner was produced by the same people so the leaders follow themselves with this one[[/note]], ''Anime/RahXephon'', ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', and to a certain extent ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico''.
6th Mar '17 11:10:24 AM TheGracefullyWicked
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** After the runaway success of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', a ''lot'' of anime were released which revolved around a world where an apocalyptic event happened a few years ago, and now psychologically unbalanced kids are forced to pilot giant robots to defeat alien invaders. Often these will involve religious imagery and a conspiracy to cover up how dangerous piloting a mecha actually is. Examples include ''Anime/{{Gasaraki}}'', ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis Tokyo 2040'', ''Anime/BrainPowerd'', ''Anime/ArgentoSoma'', ''Anime/{{Betterman}}'', ''Anime/{{Geneshaft}}'', ''[[Anime/FafnerInTheAzureDeadAggressor Fafner]]'', ''Anime/RahXephon'', ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', and to a certain extent ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico''.

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** After the runaway success of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', a ''lot'' of anime were released which revolved around a world where an apocalyptic event happened a few years ago, and now psychologically unbalanced kids are forced to pilot giant robots to defeat alien invaders. Often these will involve religious imagery and a conspiracy to cover up how dangerous piloting a mecha actually is. Examples include ''Anime/{{Gasaraki}}'', ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis Tokyo 2040'', ''Anime/BrainPowerd'', ''Anime/ArgentoSoma'', ''Anime/{{Betterman}}'', ''Anime/{{Geneshaft}}'', ''[[Anime/FafnerInTheAzureDeadAggressor Fafner]]'', ''[[Anime/FafnerInTheAzureDeadAggressor]]'' [[note]]Fafner was produced by the same people so the leaders follow themselves with this one[[/note]], ''Anime/RahXephon'', ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', and to a certain extent ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico''.''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico''.
6th Feb '17 6:23:37 AM mimitchi33
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** ''Anime/KiraKiraPrecureALaMode'' seems to be this to ''[=PriPara=]'', which made more money than Pretty Cure in 2016. There are insert songs sung by the characters OncePerEpisode, segments at the end combining live action and animation [[note]] [=PriPara=]'s ending themes, except "Mune Kyun Love Song", "Rainbow Melody" and "Growin' Jewel", have live action clips in them, while Pretty Cure uses live action cooking segments that the characters commentate on.[[/note]], main characters with similar hairstyles [[note]] with Cure Whip having similar hair to Laala's, Cure Macaron having similar hair to Sophie and Aroma and Cure Chocolat having similar hair to Hibiki[[/note]] and a mascot who is not child age.

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** ''Anime/KiraKiraPrecureALaMode'' seems to be this to ''[=PriPara=]'', which made more money than Pretty Cure in 2016. There are insert songs sung by the characters OncePerEpisode, segments at the end combining live action and animation [[note]] [=PriPara=]'s ending themes, except "Mune Kyun Love Song", "Rainbow Melody" and "Growin' Jewel", have live action clips in them, while Pretty Cure uses live action cooking segments that the characters commentate on.[[/note]], main characters with similar hairstyles [[note]] with Cure Whip having similar hair to Laala's, Laala, Cure Macaron having similar hair to Sophie and Aroma and Cure Chocolat having similar hair to Hibiki[[/note]] and a mascot who is not child age.
5th Feb '17 1:41:56 PM mimitchi33
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** ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'' was made to cash in on the successes of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'', which became more popular than Pretty Cure in 2014 by focusing on a princess theme.

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** ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'' was made to cash in on the successes of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'', which became more popular than Pretty Cure in 2014 2014, by focusing on a princess theme.
5th Feb '17 1:41:32 PM mimitchi33
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** ''Anime/KiraKiraPrecureALaMode'' seems to be this to ''[=PriPara=]'', which made more money than Pretty Cure in 2016. There are insert songs sung by the characters played whenever they cook, segments at the end combining live action and animation [[note]] [=PriPara=]'s ending themes, except "Mune Kyun Love Song", "Rainbow Melody" and "Growin' Jewel", have live action clips in them, while Pretty Cure uses live action cooking segments that the characters commentate on.[[/note]]

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** ''Anime/KiraKiraPrecureALaMode'' seems to be this to ''[=PriPara=]'', which made more money than Pretty Cure in 2016. There are insert songs sung by the characters played whenever they cook, OncePerEpisode, segments at the end combining live action and animation [[note]] [=PriPara=]'s ending themes, except "Mune Kyun Love Song", "Rainbow Melody" and "Growin' Jewel", have live action clips in them, while Pretty Cure uses live action cooking segments that the characters commentate on.[[/note]][[/note]], main characters with similar hairstyles [[note]] with Cure Whip having similar hair to Laala's, Cure Macaron having similar hair to Sophie and Aroma and Cure Chocolat having similar hair to Hibiki[[/note]] and a mascot who is not child age.
5th Feb '17 1:38:23 PM mimitchi33
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* If something in the OtokonokoGenre follows the premise of a "guy infiltrates an [[OneGenderSchool all girls school]] in drag, [[HaremGenre Harem]] disguised as [[YuriGenre Yuri]] ensues" there's a good chance it was inspired by, if not rip-offing, ''VisualNovel/OtomeWaBokuNiKoishiteru''.

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* If something in the OtokonokoGenre follows the premise of a "guy infiltrates an [[OneGenderSchool all girls school]] in drag, [[HaremGenre Harem]] disguised as [[YuriGenre Yuri]] ensues" there's a good chance it was inspired by, if not rip-offing, ''VisualNovel/OtomeWaBokuNiKoishiteru''.''VisualNovel/OtomeWaBokuNiKoishiteru''.
* The ''[[VideoGame/PriPara [=PriPara=]]]'' franchise is this to ''VideoGame/{{Aikatsu}}'', becoming a rare case where the copycat show became more popular than the show it was cashing in on.
* ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' has done this three times:
** To attract fans of Bandai's own ''Aikatsu!'' franchise, ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'' not only used cards that contained clothing inside as the collectible item, but included two songs the Cures sing to purify their enemies[[note]] "Shiawase Gohan Ai No Uta" and "Innocent Purification"[[/note]].
** ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'' was made to cash in on the successes of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'', which became more popular than Pretty Cure in 2014 by focusing on a princess theme.
** ''Anime/KiraKiraPrecureALaMode'' seems to be this to ''[=PriPara=]'', which made more money than Pretty Cure in 2016. There are insert songs sung by the characters played whenever they cook, segments at the end combining live action and animation [[note]] [=PriPara=]'s ending themes, except "Mune Kyun Love Song", "Rainbow Melody" and "Growin' Jewel", have live action clips in them, while Pretty Cure uses live action cooking segments that the characters commentate on.[[/note]]
13th Jan '17 11:28:36 AM Larkmarn
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*** Likewise, ''Evangelion'' popularized the notion of GenreDeconstruction, encouraging many series to apply its dark deconstructive themes to other genres from {{Mons}} (like ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', ''Manga/{{Narutaru}} and ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'') to MagicalGirl series (including hits such as ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' and ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'') to shonen action series (such as ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' and ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''), to TrappedInAnotherWorld Light Novel Series (like '''LightNovle/ReZero''').
27th Dec '16 9:07:53 AM ReynTime250
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*** Likewise, ''Evangelion'' popularized the notion of GenreDeconstruction, encouraging many series to apply its dark deconstructive themes to other genres from {{Mons}} (like ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' and ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'') to MagicalGirl series (including hits such as ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' and ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'') to shonen action series (such as ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' and ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''), to TrappedInAnotherWorld Light Novel Series (like '''LightNovle/ReZero''').

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*** Likewise, ''Evangelion'' popularized the notion of GenreDeconstruction, encouraging many series to apply its dark deconstructive themes to other genres from {{Mons}} (like ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', ''Manga/{{Narutaru}} and ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'') ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'') to MagicalGirl series (including hits such as ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' and ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'') to shonen action series (such as ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' and ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''), to TrappedInAnotherWorld Light Novel Series (like '''LightNovle/ReZero''').
13th Dec '16 8:06:36 PM Arcana4th
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* ''Manga/BlackClover'' is a highly derivative work, noticeable by avid shounen readers very quickly that it takes chunks of the ideas behind ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', ''Manga/FairyTail'' and ''Manga/NanatsuNoTaizai'' to mix them together and come up with a plot of their own. It has an {{Expy}} plot of Naruto, dumb but determined and social pariah main character decides that he wants to get the highest rank in his country, another of the Fairy Tail guild, down to even similar [=HQs=] and settings similar to Nanatsu No Taizai. It's endearing to some, but to others, the lack of originality in the manga, together with not managing to be a SpiritualSuccessor to any of the above makes it seems boring and unappealing.
3rd Nov '16 11:57:28 AM Sakubara
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* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' has created a swarm of imitators, enough that {{Deconstruction}}s such as [[LightNovel/KonoSubarashiiSekaiNiShukufukuO KonoSuba]] and LightNovel/ReZero exist.

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* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' has created a swarm of imitators, enough that {{Deconstruction}}s such as [[LightNovel/KonoSubarashiiSekaiNiShukufukuO KonoSuba]] and LightNovel/ReZero exist.exist.
* If something in the OtokonokoGenre follows the premise of a "guy infiltrates an [[OneGenderSchool all girls school]] in drag, [[HaremGenre Harem]] disguised as [[YuriGenre Yuri]] ensues" there's a good chance it was inspired by, if not rip-offing, ''VisualNovel/OtomeWaBokuNiKoishiteru''.
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