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23rd Feb '17 6:37:26 AM JoeBerridgeBeale
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* Along with having a manga style cover, the [[{{Superhero}} superhero]] [[{{WebSerialNovel}} web serial novel]] ''[[{{GamerGirl2016}} Gamer Girl]]'' is bursting with anime tropes, from [[{{MangaEffects}} manga-like facial expressions]], to long, [[{{ShonenDemographic}} Shonen]]-esque fights, to wacky [[{{GagSeries}} gag anime]]-style comedy.
17th Feb '17 6:44:47 PM ninjamitsuki2
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* Literature/{{Miffy}} is often mistaken for a Creator/{{Sanrio}} character, even though [[OlderThanTheyThink she predates Hello Kitty by a few decades.]]


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* ''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure'' is heavily influenced by American comics.
13th Feb '17 2:34:04 AM Abdiel
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* ''[[WebOriginal/{{KeitAi}} Keit-Ai]]'' features animesque art in the webcomic version. Meanwhile, the fanfic and original fiction also feature mostly Japanese characters and setting. This is to be expected of a series that originated from Website/FourChan.



* '[[WebOriginal/{{KeitAi}} Keit-Ai]]'' features animesque art in the webcomic version. Meanwhile, the fanfic and original fiction also feature mostly Japanese characters and setting. This is to be expected of a series that originated from Website/FourChan.
13th Feb '17 2:30:54 AM Abdiel
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* ''WebOriginal/{{KeitAi}}'' features animesque art in the webcomic. Meanwhile, the fanfic and original fiction also feature mostly Japanese characters and setting. This is to be expected of a series that originated from Website/FourChan.

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* ''WebOriginal/{{KeitAi}}'' '[[WebOriginal/{{KeitAi}} Keit-Ai]]'' features animesque art in the webcomic.webcomic version. Meanwhile, the fanfic and original fiction also feature mostly Japanese characters and setting. This is to be expected of a series that originated from Website/FourChan.
13th Feb '17 2:21:18 AM Abdiel
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* ''WebOriginal/{{Keit-Ai}}'' features animesque art in the webcomic. Meanwhile, the fanfic and original fiction also feature mostly Japanese characters and setting. This is to be expected of a series that originated from Website/FourChan.

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* ''WebOriginal/{{Keit-Ai}}'' ''WebOriginal/{{KeitAi}}'' features animesque art in the webcomic. Meanwhile, the fanfic and original fiction also feature mostly Japanese characters and setting. This is to be expected of a series that originated from Website/FourChan.
13th Feb '17 1:45:30 AM Abdiel
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* ''WebOriginal/{{Keit-Ai}}'' features animesque art in the webcomic. Meanwhile, the fanfic and original fiction also feature mostly Japanese characters and setting. This is to be expected of a series that originated from Website/FourChan.
12th Feb '17 10:52:40 AM Spanks
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is what happens if the ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' franchise was rebooted using AnimeTropes. The art style adopted the distinctively wide and sparkling eyes that anime is known for. Some anime [[SpeedStripes graphical]] [[TwinkleInTheSky elements]] even found their way into the show.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is what happens if the ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' franchise was rebooted using AnimeTropes. The art style adopted the distinctively big-head, tiny-mouth, wide and sparkling eyes style that anime is known for. Some anime [[SpeedStripes graphical]] [[TwinkleInTheSky elements]] even found their way into the show.
11th Jan '17 10:53:41 AM mimitchi33
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[[Animeesque/JapaneseAmericanCoProductions Animated shows that are co-productions between American and Japanese companies]] have their own page.

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[[Animeesque/JapaneseAmericanCoProductions [[Animesque/JapaneseAmericanCoProductions Animated shows that are co-productions between American and Japanese companies]] have their own page.
11th Jan '17 10:53:26 AM mimitchi33
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11th Jan '17 10:41:28 AM mimitchi33
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[[Animeesque/JapaneseAmericanCoProductions Animated shows that are co-productions between American and Japanese companies]] have their own page.



* Before Korea became the go-to place for outsourcing animation, [[TheNineties many]] [[TheEighties older]] shows were handled by Japan and carry their touch as a result. Several get used as examples of how [[NostalgiaFilter cartoons were great]] [[{{Irony}} before anime came along]].
** Examples (not already mentioned by other entries in this article) include ''WesternAnimation/{{Inhumanoids}}'', ''WesternAnimation/SkyCommanders'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinosaucers}}'', ''[[Literature/TheLittles Here Come The Littles]]'', etc. Even when the character designs remain distinctly western, the [[CelShading shapes of shadows]], [[BodyLanguage motion habits]], [[PowerGlows light effects]], and other elements can [[YouLookFamiliar stand out]] to long time anime fans. Since all of these figure most prominently in intro sequences, there was [[TheEighties a time]] when it was harder to spot ones that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEGlLzASIM8 weren't animesque]].
** The Creator/RankinBassProductions shows ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'', ''WesternAnimation/SilverHawks'', and ''[[WesternAnimation/TheComicStrip TigerSharks]]''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72GFgmXhjKY The]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzAQu23t19A opening]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYAond5wL6s sequences,]] and how much better they are [[AnimationBump than the rest of the show]], are a dead giveaway. The cast is pure American comic book style, yet how they were handled make these some of the most Animesque shots in existence.
** ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' touts its look and animation by Japan's Creator/Studio4C as [[http://tv.ign.com/articles/118/1180012p1.html major selling points.]]
** ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'': The show's plots, voice acting, and some of its design work was done in New York. Most [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3EoBl5uBfU of the show's work]] was done in Japan by Creator/{{TMS|Entertainment}}. The Japanese animation ''really'' shows in "A-level" episodes like "New Frontier".
** ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}'': Inverted. Produced by an American company and dubbed in English in the U.S., but otherwise wholly-made by a trio of uncredited Japanese studios[[note]]Creator/ProductionReed, Creator/KKCAndDAsia & Studio World, with Creator/HanhoHeungUp and Creator/TransArts[[/note]].
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' was animated by Creator/ToeiAnimation. It has a western art style however some Japanese things accidentally slid in, like some background extras looking animesque and a Japanese eyechart appearing (instead of an American one). The series also uses characters who [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair naturally have abnormal hair colors]], which is uncommon in American animation and has some MagicalGirl traits.
** ''WesternAnimation/MightyOrbots'' and ''WesternAnimation/BionicSix'' were both American/Japanese coproductions as well, which both were chief directed by legendary Japanese director Ozamu Dezaki.
** Various Creator/{{DiC|Entertainment}} series including ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'', ''WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats'' and ''WesternAnimation/JayceAndTheWheeledWarriors''. Aside from moving like '80s anime, it became especially visible in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-JHfXVlkik Gadget]] any time the characters were shaded.
** The [=DiC=] series of ''Franchise/CareBears'' has been described as being rather animesque, and in fact it really looks like some of the children and adults are drawn in this style. (There is even an episode where a character is shown wearing a SailorFuku.) This was one of the examples of a co-production with Japanese animators, and there were even parts where they showed newspapers with scribbles that seem to indicate it being written like Japanese newspapers.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Popples}}'', another cartoon based on AmericanGreetings' property (and also made by DIC!) is this. Notable examples include the children having Japanese style backpacks, the "[=ViVi=]" magazine in "A Hair-Raising Experience" having Japanese writing on it (It helps that said magazazine is actually a real one in Japan-maybe it was an in-joke placed there by the animators?), and Party having WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises after VERY LOUD music is blasted into her ears by her radio at the near-end of "Pop Goes the Radio".
** ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters''. The characters practically [[ArtShift switched styles]] depending on whether or not they were shaded. Then you had things like Stay Puft's {{anime}} expressions in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4d8Fc22HYI opening]], and even a FaceFault during the old [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEPwBPdtU9U promo.]]
** ''WesternAnimation/MummiesAlive'' At least, whenever it could afford [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3vhpk7DhZM decent rendering.]]
** ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' is notable in being Animesque before anime became popular (or even widely known) in the US. Also has some of the most fluid [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TdqpWiBliw animation and action scenes]] you'll find in 90s cartoons. This is probably because it was (for the most part) animated by Creator/MookDLE, whom also helped out on ''Anime/EurekaSeven'', ''VideoGame/{{Gungrave}}'', ''Anime/RODTheTV'', ''Anime/MarsDaybreak'' and also the aforementioned ''Transformers Animated'' and ''Mummies Alive''.
** There's also ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures''.
** The intro number and FiveEpisodePilot that jump-started ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' look [[ArtShift noticeably different]] from most of what follows.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''. One of the more obvious ones having its share of Japanese directors.
** About 1/3 of the episodes of both ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''. Especially noticeable in episodes where the director is one of theirs, with a side bonus of {{animation bump}}s.
** TMS having also worked on ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', and countless others... which means the trope occasionally snuck into shows modeled after [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts the]] [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes classics]].
** The Ruby Spears ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' cartoon took a Japanese license, redrew it [[ArtShift American style]], and had it [[ZigZaggingTrope animated in Japan]]. What's more, the redesigns were based on some sketches that ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' creator Keiji Inafune happened to have done in his spare time. It boggles the mind, don't it?
** Each season of ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'' was outsourced to a [[OffModel different studio]]. The second went to Japan, meaning ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' has been through this twice. Said season did stand out, though, with better drawn episodes like ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' crossover.
** ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeSigmaSix''. All American heroes [[Creator/{{GONZO}} animated in]] Japan and [[EditedForSyndication badly edited]] for the US. Few remember the show but its {{merchandise| driven}} like the [[http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/8976/gijoedragonhawk.jpg Dragonhawk]] are much sought after.
*** The original ''[[WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero GI Joe]]'' series ''also'' had most of its animation done in [[Creator/ToeiAnimation Japan]].
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Visionaries}}'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuqO9P1Ixm4 Knights of the Magical Light.]] Which was one of TMS' co-productions.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}'', showing some of Creator/{{Sunrise}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-q3bab938Y&feature=related influence]].
** Works by the American-Japanese studio Jetlag Productions, which included ''WesternAnimation/ConanTheAdventurer''.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfHeMan'' has some pretty clear anime influence in its TitleSequence, but some episodes actually have {{sweat drop}}ing and other signature anime quirks!
** ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'' would weave in and out due to having Creator/TamaProductions among its studios. The pilot miniseries had a little extra work by Creator/{{Madhouse}}.
** The [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers original Transformers cartoon]] has this as well. Best exhibited in [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie the movie]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TSwBuw9WYk many]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugF7cyTOuro of]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GKXFzYvLGU the]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf-MDd7cdi0 later]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nF4m8wtJwY commercials]].
** ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' too was animated by Creator/ToeiAnimation from beginning to end, and while Marvel/TSR claim to have made sure to keep all designs as American-styled as possible guest characters often looked like they had jumped straight out of an anime.
** ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite'' made use of Japanese-outsourced animation, and it shows, especially the [[{{Bishoujo}} big eyes and thick eyelashes]] (which even [[{{Bishounen}} the boys sport]]). Some of Murky Dismal's expressions wouldn't look out of place in an anime, either.
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