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16th Mar '16 10:33:06 AM Willbyr
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* ''KimiNiTodoke'' inspired ''lots'' of ShoujoGenre manga (of varying quality) with a shy girl as the lead. Unfortunately, some mangaka took it too far and made them weak, spineless crybabies.

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* ''KimiNiTodoke'' ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'' inspired ''lots'' of ShoujoGenre manga (of varying quality) with a shy girl as the lead. Unfortunately, some mangaka took it too far and made them weak, spineless crybabies.
16th Dec '15 3:01:01 PM MisterBeeg
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' [[OlderThanTheyThink wasn't the first-ever]] DarkerAndEdgier MagicalGirl series, but in its wake came a wave of darker MG shows, including ''DayBreakIllusion'', ''{{Wixoss}}'', and ''YuukiYuunaWaYuushaDeAru''. It's gotten to the point where some fans automatically assume that an upcoming darker MagicalGirl anime is "a ''Madoka'' ripoff" (whereas a lighter MG show is "a ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' ripoff").

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' [[OlderThanTheyThink wasn't the first-ever]] DarkerAndEdgier MagicalGirl series, but in its wake came a wave of darker MG shows, including ''DayBreakIllusion'', ''{{Wixoss}}'', and ''YuukiYuunaWaYuushaDeAru''. It's gotten to the point where some fans automatically assume that an upcoming darker MagicalGirl anime is "a ''Madoka'' ripoff" (whereas a lighter MG show is "a ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' ripoff").ripoff").
* Manga duo Creator/FujikoFujio gained success with ''Q-Taro the Ghost'', which inspired a boatload of imitators following the formula, many of them from the Fujiko duo themselves. The best-known and the longest running of that is ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'', which itself inspired imitators.
30th Nov '15 8:39:26 PM dinohunterpat
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** The EstrogenBrigade created by ''Anime/GundamWing'''s CastFullOfPrettyBoys have lead many other mech shows to include Bishonen character designs. It's telling that Creator/Sunrise had the respective character designs of Anime/CodeGeass and Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 character be created by Clamp and Yun Kouga, who have previously worked on ''shojo'' romance works.



** Likewise, Evangelion popularized the notion of GenreDeconstruction, encouraging many series to apply its dark deconstructive aesthetics 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'').

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** *** Likewise, Evangelion popularized the notion of GenreDeconstruction, encouraging many series to apply its dark deconstructive aesthetics 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'').
25th Oct '15 8:24:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' [[OlderThanTheyThink wasn't the first-ever]] DarkerAndEdgier MagicalGirl series, but in its wake came a wave of darker MG shows, including ''DayBreakIllusion'', ''{{Wixoss}}'', and ''YuukiYuunaWaYuushaDeAru''. It's gotten to the point where some fans automatically assume that an upcoming darker MagicalGirl anime is "a ''Madoka'' ripoff" (whereas a lighter MG show is "a ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' ripoff").

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* ''PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' [[OlderThanTheyThink wasn't the first-ever]] DarkerAndEdgier MagicalGirl series, but in its wake came a wave of darker MG shows, including ''DayBreakIllusion'', ''{{Wixoss}}'', and ''YuukiYuunaWaYuushaDeAru''. It's gotten to the point where some fans automatically assume that an upcoming darker MagicalGirl anime is "a ''Madoka'' ripoff" (whereas a lighter MG show is "a ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' ripoff").
9th Sep '15 2:31:43 PM Willbyr
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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]]'', ''RahXephon'', ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', and to a certain extent ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico''.
** Likewise, Evangelion popularized the notion of GenreDeconstruction, encouraging many series to apply its dark deconstructive aesthetics to other genres from {{Mons}} (like ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' and ''ShadowStarNarutaru'') to MagicalGirl series (including hits such as ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' and ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'') to shonen action series (such as ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' and ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'').

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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]]'', ''RahXephon'', ''Anime/RahXephon'', ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', and to a certain extent ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico''.
** Likewise, Evangelion popularized the notion of GenreDeconstruction, encouraging many series to apply its dark deconstructive aesthetics to other genres from {{Mons}} (like ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' and ''ShadowStarNarutaru'') ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'') to MagicalGirl series (including hits such as ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' and ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'') to shonen action series (such as ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' and ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'').
24th Aug '15 8:41:45 PM Willbyr
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* The surprise success of the manga ''Manga/LoveHina'', a story about a loser who through hard work, [[TookALevelInBadass learns martial arts]], becomes successful, slowly wins the women in his life, and finally gets to marry his first love. This gave rise to a ton of low-quality HaremSeries where a [[UnluckyEverydude loser]] meets several women who immediately fall in love with this loser for no clear reason.

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* The surprise success of the manga ''Manga/LoveHina'', a story manga about a loser who who, through hard work, [[TookALevelInBadass learns martial arts]], becomes successful, slowly wins the women in his life, and finally gets to marry his first love. This gave rise to a ton of low-quality HaremSeries where a [[UnluckyEverydude loser]] meets several women who immediately fall in love with this loser for no clear reason.



* GirlsLove series in recent years have taken ''a lot'' of inspiration for ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru''. To specify: a lot of them have lots of blushing, are set in an all-girls school (often Catholic), feature a SempaiKohai dynamic, and are rather like the RomanticTwoGirlFriendship trope. There have been a fair share of parodies though, such as ''MariaHolic''.
* ''RurouniKenshin'' has an imitator in ''SamuraiDeeperKyo''.
* ''GhostInTheShell'', together with ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', was a massive influence on the later {{Cyberpunk}} genre, and inspired several futuristic action/sci-fi works such as ''Film/TheMatrix'', ''VideoGame/{{Oni}}'' and ''VideoGame/PerfectDark''.

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* GirlsLove series in recent years have taken ''a lot'' of inspiration for ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru''. To specify: a lot of them have lots of blushing, are set in an all-girls school (often Catholic), feature a SempaiKohai dynamic, and are rather like the RomanticTwoGirlFriendship trope. There have been a fair share of parodies though, such as ''MariaHolic''.
''Manga/MariaHolic''.
* ''RurouniKenshin'' ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' has an imitator in ''SamuraiDeeperKyo''.
* ''GhostInTheShell'', ''Manga/GhostInTheShell'', together with ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', was a massive influence on the later {{Cyberpunk}} genre, and inspired several futuristic action/sci-fi works such as ''Film/TheMatrix'', ''VideoGame/{{Oni}}'' and ''VideoGame/PerfectDark''.
17th Aug '15 4:33:07 PM Dentaku
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* GirlsLove series in recent years have taken ''a lot'' of inspiration for ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru''. To specify a lot of them have lots of blushing, are set in an all-girls school (often Catholic), feature a SempaiKohai dynamic, and are rather like the RomanticTwoGirlFriendship trope. There have been a fair share of parodies though, such as ''MariaHolic''.

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* GirlsLove series in recent years have taken ''a lot'' of inspiration for ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru''. To specify specify: a lot of them have lots of blushing, are set in an all-girls school (often Catholic), feature a SempaiKohai dynamic, and are rather like the RomanticTwoGirlFriendship trope. There have been a fair share of parodies though, such as ''MariaHolic''.
14th Jul '15 6:33:10 PM nombretomado
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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]]'', ''RahXephon'', ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', and to a certain extent ''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]]'', ''RahXephon'', ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', and to a certain extent ''MartianSuccessorNadesico''.''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico''.
8th Jul '15 11:55:35 AM StFan
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* ''Anime/TenkuuSenkiShurato'' is ''very'' similar in its design to ''Manga/SaintSeiya''. So much indeed that the series had quite a tough time differentiating itself from its hugely popular predecessor and got OvershadowedByAwesome.

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* ''Anime/TenkuuSenkiShurato'' ''Manga/LegendOfHeavenlySphereShurato'' is ''very'' similar in its design to ''Manga/SaintSeiya''. So much indeed that the series had quite a tough time differentiating itself from its hugely popular predecessor and got OvershadowedByAwesome.
21st Jun '15 2:59:41 PM StFan
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** ''YoroidenSamuraiTroopers'' is pretty much ''Saint Seiya'' [[RecycledInSpace based on Feudal Japan]].

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** ''YoroidenSamuraiTroopers'' * ''Anime/RoninWarriors'' is pretty much ''Saint Seiya'' [[RecycledInSpace based on Feudal Japan]].
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