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18th Sep '17 11:16:50 AM rjd1922
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Things that are done in an art style similar to Japanese anime. Also called anime-influenced animation, ''Amerime'' or ''Americanime'' (if it's American), ''Franime'' (for French things), or ''faux-anime'', animesque works come from a variety of sources. Some are simply non-Japanese creators deciding to mimic the style, while others are genuine co-productions. France and Canada are especially known for cooperating with Japanese producers in this way. Oddly enough, in Japanese, "anime" is a broad term for anything animated, so technically, all of these examples are "anime" whether or not they are classic Japanese-style anime.

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Things that are done in an art style similar to Japanese anime.{{anime}}. Also called anime-influenced animation, ''Amerime'' or ''Americanime'' (if it's American), ''Franime'' (for French things), or ''faux-anime'', animesque works come from a variety of sources. Some are simply non-Japanese creators deciding to mimic the style, while others are genuine co-productions.[[InternationalCoProduction co-productions]]. France and Canada are especially known for cooperating with Japanese producers in this way. Oddly enough, in Japanese, "anime" is a broad term for anything animated, so technically, all of these examples are "anime" whether or not they are classic Japanese-style anime.
17th Sep '17 4:26:17 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''WesternAnimation/JellyJamm'', another Spanish CG animated series with staff members from ''Pocoyo'' has a very animesque style too. It even uses some Japanese {{Written Sound Effect}}s in some scenes.
** It's worth a mention that Bandai co-produces the series, which may have something to do with it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JellyJamm'', another Spanish CG animated series with staff members from ''Pocoyo'' has a very animesque style too. It even uses some Japanese {{Written Sound Effect}}s in some scenes.
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scenes. It's worth a mention that Bandai co-produces the series, which may have something to do with it.



** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3'' was often described in its heyday as an animesque take on the charactersX, specifically their character designs.

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** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3'' was often described in its heyday as an animesque take on the charactersX, characters, specifically their character designs.



* Similarly, ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', which was created by Creator/CraigMcCracken but also had Genndy's input. This was eventually taken to its logical conclusion with ''Anime/DemashitaPowerpuffGirlsZ''.

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* ''Franchise/ThePowerpuffGirls'':
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Similarly, ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', which was created by Creator/CraigMcCracken but also had Genndy's input. This was eventually taken to its logical conclusion with ''Anime/DemashitaPowerpuffGirlsZ''.a MagicalGirl version called ''Anime/DemashitaPowerpuffGirlsZ''.
** ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016'' has an anime-inspired sequence in "Power of Four" where the girls transform into one big glowing Powerpuff Girl and fight a monstrous version of Him. A Japanese song plays as this occurs and a girl takes off her glasses to show off her purple "anime eyes".



* ''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.

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* ''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. The show has {{Eye Catch}}es as well, which are more common in anime than American cartoons.



* {{Disney/Frozen}}: elsa herself seems to have {{Main/Magical Girl}} powers. while she does not transform like most magical girls,the movie itself is very animesque. and she has {{Main/An Ice Person}} powers.

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* {{Disney/Frozen}}: elsa ''{{Disney/Frozen}}'': Elsa herself seems to have {{Main/Magical {{Magical Girl}} powers. while she does not transform like most magical girls,the girls. The movie itself is very animesque. animesqu. and she has {{Main/An {{An Ice Person}} powers.



* ''VideoGame/RWBYGrimmEclipse'', being a side story to the web series mentioned below, looks a lot like a Japanese hack and slash game. So much so, apparently, that Sony put it into their "Straight From Japan" special category of the Play Station Store.

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* ''VideoGame/RWBYGrimmEclipse'', being a side story to the web series mentioned below, looks a lot like a Japanese hack and slash game. So much so, apparently, that Sony put it into their "Straight From Japan" special category of the Play Station [=PlayStation=] Store.


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* ''Webcomic/{{Beloved}}'' is a Chinese webcomic but has been mistaken for a YuriGenre manga (or manhwa) due to its art-style.
16th Sep '17 1:21:20 PM NonTroper
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* {{Disney/Frozen}}:elsa herself seems to have {{Main/MagicalGirl}} powers. while she does not transform like most magical girls,the movie itself is very animesque. and she has {{Main/An Ice Person}} powers.

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* {{Disney/Frozen}}:elsa {{Disney/Frozen}}: elsa herself seems to have {{Main/MagicalGirl}} {{Main/Magical Girl}} powers. while she does not transform like most magical girls,the movie itself is very animesque. and she has {{Main/An Ice Person}} powers.
16th Sep '17 1:14:46 PM NonTroper
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* {{Disney/Frozen}}:elsa herself seems to have {{Main/MagicalGirl}} powers. while she does not transform like most magical girls,the movie itself is very animesque. and she has {{Main/AnIcePerson}} powers.

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* {{Disney/Frozen}}:elsa herself seems to have {{Main/MagicalGirl}} powers. while she does not transform like most magical girls,the movie itself is very animesque. and she has {{Main/AnIcePerson}} {{Main/An Ice Person}} powers.
16th Sep '17 1:14:03 PM NonTroper
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* {{Disney/Frozen}}:elsa herself seems to have {{Main/MagicalGirl}} powers. while she does not transform like most magical girls,the movie itself is very animesque. and she has {{Main/AnIcePerson}} powers.
13th Sep '17 9:15:18 PM BoxerAndCrewSocks
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** Creator/JamesMangold also cited the medium of anime as one of the key influences of the visual style of ''Film/{{Logan}}''.
13th Sep '17 9:09:05 PM BoxerAndCrewSocks
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** The episode "Brilliant Century Duck Crisis Special" is a huge homage to the HumongousMecha genre, complete with a ShotForShotRemake of the opening to ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
13th Sep '17 9:40:37 AM vividgrim
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*''VisualNovel/WeKnowTheDevil'' is another Western visual novel with character designs largely grounded in reality, but with clear anime influences. Most pronounced in the case of Venus, who has big round eyes.
3rd Sep '17 6:00:48 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey''. Everyone save the title character is drawn in a limited-animation anime style (due mostly to the fact that the show is set in Japan -- therefore everyone there is Japanese and must be drawn in a Japanese style, except the title character who is, wouldn't you know, American and is drawn in a much simpler fashion). In the same heir as ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', it pulls no punches when it comes to {{Facefault}}s and thinly veiled parodies. This is played for laughs in one scene when everyone gets a big-head facefault except Mikey, being drawn in American style. He holds his breath in an attempt to copy them, fails, then mumbles, "Show-offs."

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* ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey''. Everyone save the title character is drawn in a limited-animation anime style (due mostly to the fact that (as the show is set in Japan -- therefore everyone there is Japanese and must be drawn in a Japanese style, except the title character who is, wouldn't you know, American and is drawn in a much simpler fashion). In the same heir as ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', it It pulls no punches when it comes to {{Facefault}}s and thinly veiled parodies. This is played for laughs in one scene when everyone gets a big-head facefault except Mikey, being drawn in American style. He holds his breath in an attempt to copy them, fails, then mumbles, "Show-offs."



* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'''s creator, Creator/GenndyTartakovsky, has openly stated the influence of anime on his work. ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' all show it best. Two episodes of ''Dexter's Laboratory'' actually portray the style outright. The first is the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' homage ep. (which originally was the first series finale) that draws the Japan nation in anime style. The second uses a very flamboyant villain who is taking over imagination land. Also, the ''Anime/SpeedRacer''-spoof episode "Mock Five", making jokes upon everything from the dub's infamously fast speech to the low amount of animation frames to the still shots upon tense moments.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'''s creator, Creator/GenndyTartakovsky, has openly stated the influence of anime on his work. ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' all show it best. Two episodes of ''Dexter's Laboratory'' actually portray the style outright. The first is the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' homage ep. episode (which originally was the first series finale) that draws the Japan nation in anime style. The second uses a very flamboyant villain who is taking over imagination land. Also, the ''Anime/SpeedRacer''-spoof episode "Mock Five", making jokes upon everything from the dub's infamously fast speech to the low amount of animation frames to the still shots upon tense moments.



* 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?
** [[http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/11/video_take_a_look_at_the_mega_man_cartoon_that_never_was The pilot pitch]] was even ''more'' animesque than what the final product was.

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* 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?
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it? [[http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/11/video_take_a_look_at_the_mega_man_cartoon_that_never_was The pilot pitch]] was even ''more'' animesque than what the final product was.



* ''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]].

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* ''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.
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after. The original ''[[WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero GI Joe]]'' series ''also'' had most of its animation done in [[Creator/ToeiAnimation Japan]].



* ComicBook/MonicasGang has a spin-off series focus on the teenager audience called Monica Jovem (Monica's Teen Gang). Just compare the normal and cartoony [[http://imagens.us/desenhos/turma-da-monica/turma-da-monica%20(2).gif Monica and her friends]] with her [[http://www.sitedebelezaemoda.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/turma-da-monica-jovem.jpg Teen]] version. The Teen comics are in black and white, while Monica strips were often made with colorful tones. The comics still read left-to-right, though (complete with a last-page notice warning readers of this). Some editions even parodies famous anime like Death Note or games like the Phoenix Wright franchise and [=MMORPGs=] in general.

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* ComicBook/MonicasGang has ComicBook/MonicasGang:
** There is
a spin-off series focus on the teenager audience called Monica Jovem (Monica's Teen Gang). Just compare the normal and cartoony [[http://imagens.us/desenhos/turma-da-monica/turma-da-monica%20(2).gif Monica and her friends]] with her [[http://www.sitedebelezaemoda.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/turma-da-monica-jovem.jpg Teen]] version. The Teen comics are in black and white, while Monica strips were often made with colorful tones. The comics still read left-to-right, though (complete with a last-page notice warning readers of this). Some editions even parodies famous anime like Death Note or games like the Phoenix Wright franchise and [=MMORPGs=] in general.



** ''ComicBook/{{Seconds}}'', another book by the same author, is even more heavily influenced by it, O'Malley [[WordOfGod specifically stated]] he wanted to try "70s/80s manga style like Creator/RumikoTakahashi or Izumi Matsumoto" with "[[AnimeHair bigger hair]] and '[[SuperDeformed cuter]]' figures."

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** ''ComicBook/{{Seconds}}'', another book by the same author, is even more heavily influenced by it, * ''ComicBook/{{Seconds}}''. O'Malley [[WordOfGod specifically stated]] he wanted to try "70s/80s manga style like Creator/RumikoTakahashi or Izumi Matsumoto" with "[[AnimeHair bigger hair]] and '[[SuperDeformed cuter]]' figures."



** Most of the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies have the feel (if not the look) of a typical anime. With entries like ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanGothamKnight'' having been animated '''''in''''' Japan.

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** * Most of the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies have the feel (if not the look) of a typical anime. With entries like ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanGothamKnight'' having been animated '''''in''''' Japan.



* ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' is a Western attempt at making a Japanese-style VisualNovel, complete with anime-style artwork. The art style is due to the fact the original art that inspired the game ''was'' Japanese. Some people saw a Japanese artist's drawings for a visual novel he'd like to see one day and decided to make it an actual visual novel.

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* ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' is a Western attempt at making a Japanese-style VisualNovel, complete with anime-style artwork. The art style is due to the fact because the original art that inspired the game ''was'' Japanese. Some people saw a Japanese artist's drawings for a visual novel he'd like to see one day and decided to make it an actual visual novel.



* Manga, anime, and bad dubbing are affectionately(?) parodied in the 2008 animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss's ''WesternAnimation/HortonHearsAWho'' while Horton, an elephant, imagines he's a heroic ninja (the result looks a lot like ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'').

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* Manga, anime, and bad dubbing are affectionately(?) affectionately parodied in the 2008 animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss's ''WesternAnimation/HortonHearsAWho'' while Horton, an elephant, imagines he's a heroic ninja (the result looks a lot like ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'').



** For instance, the main characters of the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series are plumbers with large noses and moustaches who speak with a heavy Italian accent; the use of anime tropes in the series is rather rare aside from subtle graphical elements; and the minimal audible spoken dialogue by any of the characters (in any language) is in English. Some characters take it further, Princess Daisy's dialogue in particular borrows from many different American English dialects and accents, like Valleyspeak, Southern Dixie and even Ebonics, and Wario and Waluigi are inspired by a [[DastardlyWhiplash classic American character archetype]]. That said, Japanese influence started creeping into the series at one point or another following ''Galaxy 2''.

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** For instance, the main characters of the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series are plumbers with large noses and moustaches who speak with a heavy Italian accent; the use of anime tropes in the series is rather rare aside from subtle graphical elements; and the minimal audible spoken dialogue by any of the characters (in any language) is in English. Some characters take it further, Princess Daisy's dialogue in particular borrows from many different American English dialects and accents, like Valleyspeak, Southern Dixie and even Ebonics, and Wario and Waluigi are inspired by a [[DastardlyWhiplash classic American character archetype]]. That said, Japanese influence started creeping into influencing the series at one point or another following ''Galaxy 2''.



* Sega did the same with ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' and various others. For example, ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' contains FunnyAnimal characters that look like Western cartoon characters[[note]]They were actually based on them.[[/note]]. Particularly notable is the UsefulNotes/GameGear spinoff game ''VideoGame/TailsSkypatrol'', which features boss characters that look straight out of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''.

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* Sega did the same this with ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' and various others. For example, ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' contains FunnyAnimal characters that look like Western cartoon characters[[note]]They were actually based on them.[[/note]]. Particularly notable is the UsefulNotes/GameGear spinoff game ''VideoGame/TailsSkypatrol'', which features boss characters that look straight out of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''.



* The ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series takes it's influence from American Hollywood action films such as: ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'', ''Film/BladeRunner'', and other various Western media.

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* The ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series takes it's its influence from American Hollywood action films such as: ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'', ''Film/BladeRunner'', and other various Western media.
29th Aug '17 8:02:15 AM CosmicFerret
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* The ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series takes it's influence from American Hollywood action films such as: ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'', ''Film/BladeRunner'', and other various Western media.

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* The ''Franchise/MetalGear'' ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series takes it's influence from American Hollywood action films such as: ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'', ''Film/BladeRunner'', and other various Western media.
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