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11th Aug '16 7:14:48 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/TheToxicAvenger'', Toxie's [[LukeIAmYourFather father]] is Japanese. And a CorruptCorporateExecutive. And a sumo wrestler.

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* In ''Film/TheToxicAvenger'', ''Film/TheToxicAvengerPartII'', Toxie's alleged [[LukeIAmYourFather father]] is Japanese. And a CorruptCorporateExecutive. And a sumo wrestler.
17th Jun '16 8:10:01 AM Moonstreak
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In Western works, it might serve as a parody of the anime fandom in general, or Western perceptions of Japan.. In Japanese works, it might be a jab at OccidentalOtaku [[PoesLaw who seem to actually believe in this]], or lampshaded to emphasize that [[ThisIsReality this particular work is more realistic than that]].

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In Western works, it might serve as a parody of the anime fandom in general, or Western perceptions of Japan..Japan. In Japanese works, it might be a jab at OccidentalOtaku [[PoesLaw who seem to actually believe in this]], or lampshaded to emphasize that [[ThisIsReality this particular work is more realistic than that]].
14th Jun '16 11:04:11 PM memememememe
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* {{Moe}} {{Magical Girl}}s in SailorFuku;
* {{Kaiju}} and HumongousMecha stomping through the streets;
* [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo as the center of the universe]];
* [[{{Salaryman}} Salarymen]];

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* [[BishoujoGenre Extremely beautiful]], [[MsFanservice model-bodied]] {{Moe}} {{Magical Girl}}s in (sometimes {{stripperific}}) SailorFuku;
* {{Kaiju}} and armies of HumongousMecha stomping through the streets;
engaging in epic wars;
* [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse [[TheTokyoFireball Tokyo as the center of the universe]];
being]] [[ApocalypseWow spectacularly blown up once in a while]];
* [[MegaCorp Zaibatsu]] and their pitifully underpaid wage-slave [[{{Salaryman}} Salarymen]];



Due to the LowestCommonDenominator, it might also include other Japanese pop cultural references, that are not really anime-specific, such as {{Ninja}}s, {{Kaiju}} or the {{Yakuza}}.

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Due to the LowestCommonDenominator, it might also include other Japanese pop cultural references, references that are not really anime-specific, such as {{Ninja}}s, {{Kaiju}} {{Kaiju}}, the {{Yakuza}}, or the {{Yakuza}}.
Zaibatsu (particularly in early CyberPunk literature).
20th Mar '16 4:50:53 PM StFan
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* In ''Anime/LuckyStar'', OccidentalOtaku Patricia Martin has this worldview. Which the mangaka immediately {{lampshade}}s as "the wrong idea on Japanese culture."
** Given that nearly half of the main cast happen to be some flavour of otaku, this may be a bit of HypocriticalHumor.

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* In ''Anime/LuckyStar'', OccidentalOtaku Patricia Martin has this worldview. Which the mangaka immediately {{lampshade}}s as "the wrong idea on Japanese culture."
**
" Given that nearly half of the main cast happen to be some flavour of otaku, this may be a bit of HypocriticalHumor.
12th Mar '16 1:39:08 AM memememememe
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* {{Magical Girl}}s in SailorFuku;

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* {{Moe}} {{Magical Girl}}s in SailorFuku;
11th Feb '15 9:52:20 PM alanh
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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'''s special "Summer Belongs to You" has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guQPUBecZRs this little sequence.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'''s special "Summer Belongs to You" has [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guQPUBecZRs com/watch?v=pkdylAg40wE this little sequence.]]
10th Sep '14 6:49:47 AM Sparrowhawk
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** Given that nearly half of the main cast happen to be some flavour of otaku, this may be a bit of HypocriticalHumor.
23rd Aug '14 3:50:10 AM StFan
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* In ''Series/ThirtyRock'' Tracy believes he is giving a speech over a live feed to a Japanese award show. He thanks all his Japanese fans, especially Franchise/{{Godzilla}}. The he laughs and says he's just kidding... he knows Godzilla doesn't care what humans do.

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* In ''Series/ThirtyRock'' ''Series/ThirtyRock'', Tracy believes he is giving a speech over a live feed to a Japanese award show. He thanks all his Japanese fans, especially Franchise/{{Godzilla}}. The he laughs and says he's just kidding... he knows Godzilla doesn't care what humans do.



* ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans 2'' parodies this. 'Takoshima' is filled with salary men, schoolgirls and at one point a kaiju is running around.

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* ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans 2'' parodies this. 'Takoshima' "Takoshima" is filled with salary men, schoolgirls and at one point a kaiju is running around.



* At the start of the Valentine's Day episode of ''WebVideo/JoueurDuGrenier'', we get a scene set in an "ordinary Japanese town". Which includes [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles a tentacle monster assaulting a girl behind a tree]], a Franchise/{{Pokemon}} trainer ordering a potato to make a "puree" attack, Franchise/{{Godzilla}} burning a building, [[Anime/DragonBallZ Son Goku]] teleporting away, and a Japanese schoolgirl sitting under sakura trees and playing a DatingSim.

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* At the start of the Valentine's Day episode of ''WebVideo/JoueurDuGrenier'', we get a scene set in an "ordinary Japanese town". Which includes [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles a tentacle monster assaulting a girl behind a tree]], a Franchise/{{Pokemon}} trainer ordering a potato to make a "puree" attack, Franchise/{{Godzilla}} burning a building, [[Anime/DragonBallZ Son Goku]] teleporting away, and a Japanese schoolgirl sitting under [[CherryBlossoms sakura trees trees]] and playing a DatingSim.
10th Mar '14 5:16:23 AM StFan
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* {{Magical Girl}}s in SailorFuku
* {{Kaiju}} and HumongousMecha stomping through the streets
* [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo as the center of the universe]]
* [[{{Salaryman}} Salarymen]]
* [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles Tentacle Monsters]]

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* {{Magical Girl}}s in SailorFuku
SailorFuku;
* {{Kaiju}} and HumongousMecha stomping through the streets
streets;
* [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo as the center of the universe]]
universe]];
* [[{{Salaryman}} Salarymen]]
Salarymen]];
* [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles Tentacle Monsters]]Monsters]];






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[[folder: Anime & Manga ]]

* In ''Anime/LuckyStar'', OccidentalOtaku Patricia Martin has this worldview.
** In which the mangaka immediately {{lampshade}}s as "the wrong idea on Japanese culture."
* ''ArcadeGamerFubuki'' portrays Japan as Animeland.

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[[folder: Anime [[folder:Anime & Manga ]]

Manga]]
* In ''Anime/LuckyStar'', OccidentalOtaku Patricia Martin has this worldview.
** In which
worldview. Which the mangaka immediately {{lampshade}}s as "the wrong idea on Japanese culture."
* ''ArcadeGamerFubuki'' ''Manga/ArcadeGamerFubuki'' portrays Japan as Animeland.
Animeland.



[[folder: Film ]]

* In ''Film/TheHangover'', when a naked, angry Asian man jumps out of the trunk of the car, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Alan]] tries to calm him down by saying that he hates Franchise/{{Godzilla}}, too.

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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In ''Film/TheHangover'', when a naked, angry Asian man jumps out of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'' is like this. It's definitely an AffectionateParody, though, since the trunk of series is {{Animesque}}.
* Japan in ''[[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts Tokyo Mater]]'', and as an extension,
the car, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Alan]] tries to calm him down by saying that he hates Franchise/{{Godzilla}}, too.Japan segment of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}''.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]



* ''TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'', See Below.






[[folder: Literature ]]

* The section on Japan in ''AmericaTheBook'' [[PlayedForLaughs plays this for laughs]].

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[[folder:Literature]]
* The section on Japan in ''AmericaTheBook'' ''Literature/AmericaTheBook'' [[PlayedForLaughs plays this for laughs]].
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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* In ''{{Lexx}}'''s last season, [[{{Kaiju}} a giant plant person]] invaded Japaneseland.
* Animeland and the fan culture surrounding it were the object of satire in the [[Series/SaturdayNightLive SNL]] skit "J-pop America Fun Time Now!"
* In ''Series/ThirtyRock'' Tracy believes he is giving a speech over a live feed to a Japanese award show. He thanks all his Japanese fans, especially Franchise/{{Godzilla}}. The he laughs and says he's just kidding...he knows Godzilla doesn't care what humans do.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''{{Lexx}}'''s ''Series/{{Lexx}}'''s last season, [[{{Kaiju}} [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever a giant plant person]] invaded invades Japaneseland.
* Animeland and the fan culture surrounding it were the object of satire in the [[Series/SaturdayNightLive SNL]] ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' skit "J-pop America Fun Time Now!"
* In ''Series/ThirtyRock'' Tracy believes he is giving a speech over a live feed to a Japanese award show. He thanks all his Japanese fans, especially Franchise/{{Godzilla}}. The he laughs and says he's just kidding... he knows Godzilla doesn't care what humans do.
do.



[[folder: Video Games ]]

* In ''CommandAndConquer: RedAlert3'', the Empire of the Rising Sun faction's military units included psychic {{Magical Girl}}s in SailorFuku, and HumongousMecha. Their superweapon is a [[Manga/{{Akira}} Psychic]] [[TheTokyoFireball Explosion]], and the engineer is a {{Salaryman}}. About the only thing missing are naughty tentacles. Oddly enough, The Soviets did have a giant squid in the previous game. ([[RuleThirtyFour You can bet you'll find some fan-art of it if you look hard enough.]])
** The Emperor's video briefings help tick any other boxes in the Big Book Of Japanese Clichés: his son wears a kind of samurai armour, he's seen practising sword forms, contemplating a bonsai tree, practising calligraphy, taking tea a lot, mentions a revival of Bushido, tells you to slice through the enemy "like the blade of a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]]" and finally declares you "Supreme Shogun".

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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''CommandAndConquer: RedAlert3'', ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'', the Empire of the Rising Sun faction's military units included psychic {{Magical Girl}}s in SailorFuku, and HumongousMecha. Their superweapon is a [[Manga/{{Akira}} Psychic]] [[TheTokyoFireball Explosion]], and the engineer is a {{Salaryman}}. About the only thing missing are naughty tentacles. Oddly enough, The Soviets did have a giant squid in the previous game. ([[RuleThirtyFour You can bet you'll find some fan-art of it if you look hard enough.]])
**
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The Emperor's video briefings help tick any other boxes in the Big Book Of Japanese Clichés: his son wears a kind of samurai armour, he's seen practising sword forms, contemplating a bonsai tree, practising calligraphy, taking tea a lot, mentions a revival of Bushido, tells you to slice through the enemy "like the blade of a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]]" and finally declares you "Supreme Shogun".



* ''OsuTatakaeOuendan'' and its sequel, especially since it was designed with a manga feel. There are two levels featuring schoolgirls, two with {{Kaiju}} fighting against a {{Salaryman}} or a HumongousMecha depending on the game, and other HotBlooded shenanigans. However, there are no tentacle creatures, (like [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar that would really change anything]]), and a ninja only appears in the ''[[EliteBeatAgents American]]'' localization.

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* ''OsuTatakaeOuendan'' ''VideoGame/OsuTatakaeOuendan'' and its sequel, especially since it was designed with a manga feel. There are two levels featuring schoolgirls, two with {{Kaiju}} fighting against a {{Salaryman}} or a HumongousMecha depending on the game, and other HotBlooded shenanigans. However, there are no tentacle creatures, (like [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar that would really change anything]]), and a ninja only appears in the ''[[EliteBeatAgents ''[[VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents American]]'' localization.
localization.



[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'' is a complicated example. The Tokyo Police apparently got so annoyed with their city constantly being destroyed monsters that they started ''scheduling'' such events, so they were easier to handle. Kaiju are available for rent, and the commander of the Cataclysm Division rides around in a mech.

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[[folder: Webcomics ]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'' is a complicated example. The Tokyo Police apparently got so annoyed with their city constantly being destroyed by monsters that they started ''scheduling'' such events, so they were easier to handle. Kaiju are available for rent, and the commander of the Cataclysm Division rides around in a mech.






[[folder: Western Animation ]]

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[[folder:Web Original]]
* At the start of the Valentine's Day episode of ''WebVideo/JoueurDuGrenier'', we get a scene set in an "ordinary Japanese town". Which includes [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles a tentacle monster assaulting a girl behind a tree]], a Franchise/{{Pokemon}} trainer ordering a potato to make a "puree" attack, Franchise/{{Godzilla}} burning a building, [[Anime/DragonBallZ Son Goku]] teleporting away, and a Japanese schoolgirl sitting under sakura trees and playing a DatingSim.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]



* In ''KappaMikey'', everyone from Japan are portrayed as anime characters. In contrast, Mikey himself is portrayed in a [[ThickLineAnimation stereotypical American art style]] as he's from America.
* ''TheSimpsons'' episode "Thirty Minutes over Tokyo" has an announcement from the pilot as they're flying home:
-->"Uh, folks, we're experiencing some moderate Godzilla-related turbulence at this time, so I'm going to go ahead and ask you to put your seatbelts back on. When we get to 35,000 feet, he usually does let go, so from there on out, all we have to worry about is Mothra, and, uh, we do have reports he's tied up with Gamera and Rodan at the present time. Thank you very much."
* ''TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'' is like this. It's definitely an AffectionateParody, though, since the series is {{Animesque}}.
* ''PhineasAndFerb'''s special "Summer Belongs To You" has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guQPUBecZRs this little sequence.]]
* The season two finale of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' starts off here with Dexter accidentally awakening a {{Kaiju}}, while trying to one-up two mecha pilots his age (who both look like Creator/GoNagai characters). The rest of the episode has him and his entire family fighting said Kaiju back home, with the help of a CombiningMecha, under the guidance of a KidSamurai.
* Japan in [[PixarShorts ''Tokyo Mater'']], and as an extension, the Japan segment of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} 2''.

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* In ''KappaMikey'', ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey'', everyone from Japan are portrayed as anime characters. In contrast, Mikey himself is portrayed in a [[ThickLineAnimation stereotypical American art style]] as he's from America.
* ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Thirty Minutes over Tokyo" has an announcement from the pilot as they're flying home:
-->"Uh, -->'''Pilot:''' Uh, folks, we're experiencing some moderate Godzilla-related turbulence at this time, so I'm going to go ahead and ask you to put your seatbelts back on. When we get to 35,000 feet, he usually does let go, so from there on out, all we have to worry about is Mothra, and, uh, we do have reports he's tied up with Gamera and Rodan at the present time. Thank you very much."
much.
* ''TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'' is like this. It's definitely an AffectionateParody, though, since the series is {{Animesque}}.
* ''PhineasAndFerb'''s
''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'''s special "Summer Belongs To to You" has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guQPUBecZRs this little sequence.]]
* The season two finale of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' starts off here with Dexter accidentally awakening a {{Kaiju}}, Kaiju, while trying to one-up two mecha pilots his age (who both look like Creator/GoNagai characters). The rest of the episode has him and his entire family fighting said Kaiju back home, with the help of a CombiningMecha, under the guidance of a KidSamurai.
* Japan in [[PixarShorts ''Tokyo Mater'']], and as an extension, the Japan segment of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} 2''.
KidSamurai.


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* ''DestroyAllHumans 2'' parodies this. 'Takoshima' is filled with salary men, schoolgirls and at one point a kaiju is running around.

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* ''DestroyAllHumans ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans 2'' parodies this. 'Takoshima' is filled with salary men, schoolgirls and at one point a kaiju is running around.
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