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29th Apr '16 1:12:29 AM anty21
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** While it firmly belongs to the JRPG genre, the ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' series is also heavily influenced by old-school sci-fi, newspaper comics, and other Western media.

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** While it firmly belongs to the JRPG genre, genre (being a partial parody of it), the ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' series is also heavily influenced by old-school sci-fi, newspaper comics, and other Western media.
27th Apr '16 12:05:37 PM Arxane
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* ''Literature/AvalonWebOfMagic'' was originally released by Scholastic with American-style cover art, then went out of print for a few years. Manga-publisher Seven Seas Entertainment then picked the series up and re-released it with anime-inspired cover art and in-book illustrations.
4th Apr '16 1:56:01 AM Arivne
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* RedDragonInn features Witchdoctor Natyli, who is a troll and the niece of another character, Phrenk. Phrenk and the rest of the ever-growing cast of playable characters have more Western-leaning art. Natyli has much larger eyes than the rest of the crew, and is pretty clearly meant to be the game's CuteMonsterGirl.

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* RedDragonInn ''TabletopGame/RedDragonInn'' features Witchdoctor Natyli, who is a troll and the niece of another character, Phrenk. Phrenk and the rest of the ever-growing cast of playable characters have more Western-leaning art. Natyli has much larger eyes than the rest of the crew, and is pretty clearly meant to be the game's CuteMonsterGirl.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}} Fu'' has a different illustrator than the other Munchkin games, and includes Animesque illustrations (though some are more woodblock-print styled instead). It also includes as one of the enemies a [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Big-Eyes Small Mouse]], as a ShoutOut to one of the games above.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}} Fu'' has a different illustrator than the other Munchkin games, and includes Animesque illustrations (though some are more woodblock-print styled instead). It also includes as one of the enemies a [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Big-Eyes Small Mouse]], as a ShoutOut to one of the games above.''TabletopGame/BigEyesSmallMouth''.
29th Mar '16 3:04:10 AM Usernumber2920
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* Several Nintendo franchises have a very Western feel and design to them. Namely the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series. For instance, the main characters are plumbers with large noses, moustaches and 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 is a return of a [[DastardlyWhiplash classic American character archetype]].
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' takes cues from many western fantasy novels and movies; with key influences being the legend of King Arthur and ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy. However, Japanese influence became more apparent in games following ''The Wind Waker''. They still hold many western influences and ''Twilight Princess'' was specifically based on Wild West stories.
* ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' has always aimed for an American comic book look with the atmosphere from Hollywood sci-fi, though several games post-Fusion showed more Japanese influence.
* ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'' takes place in a comic book future. Captain Falcon himself being an [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd homage]].
* ''VideoGame/StarFox'' takes cues from Western {{cartoon|characters}} animals and {{space opera}}s. The fuzzy puppets featured in art for the first game and the puppet like mouth face flapping for dialogue in ''Star Fox 64'' was designed to invoke ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' though nowadays it just looks like it was animated that way due to console limitations.

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* Several Nintendo franchises have a very Western feel and design to them. Namely them:
** For instance, the main characters of
the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series. For instance, the main characters series are plumbers with large noses, moustaches and 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 is a return of a [[DastardlyWhiplash classic American character archetype]].
* ** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' takes cues from many western fantasy novels and movies; with key influences being the legend of King Arthur and ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy. However, Japanese influence became more apparent in games following ''The Wind Waker''. They still hold many western influences and ''Twilight Princess'' was specifically based on Wild West stories.
* ** ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' has always aimed for an American comic book look with the atmosphere from Hollywood sci-fi, though several games post-Fusion showed more Japanese influence.
* ** ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'' takes place in a comic book future. Captain Falcon himself being an [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd homage]].
* ** ''VideoGame/StarFox'' takes cues from Western {{cartoon|characters}} animals and {{space opera}}s. The fuzzy puppets featured in art for the first game and the puppet like mouth face flapping for dialogue in ''Star Fox 64'' was designed to invoke ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' though nowadays it just looks like it was animated that way due to console limitations.limitations.
** While it firmly belongs to the JRPG genre, the ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' series is also heavily influenced by old-school sci-fi, newspaper comics, and other Western media.
** ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' is what would happen if you asked Nintendo to take everything that made [[TheNineties 1990s]] ''Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'' what it was, and design it into a game.
** ''VideoGame/CodeNameSteam'' features several characters and references from western literature and folklore. Just throw in UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln, some Type 1 {{Eagleland}}, a SteamPunk setting, a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age comic]] aesthetic, a FramingDevice where cutscenes are played out in the panels of a comic book, and as if those elements weren't enough, a [[{{Camp}} campy]] anthem as its [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpcTwOHXdqw theme song]], you'll have a Japanese developed game that is ''very'', '''''[[UpToEleven very]]''''' Western.



* While it firmly belongs to the JRPG genre, the ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' series is also heavily influenced by old-school sci-fi, newspaper comics, and other Western media.



* ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' is what would happen if you asked Nintendo to take everything that made [[TheNineties 1990s]] ''Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'' what it was, and design it into a game.
26th Mar '16 9:20:37 PM Midna
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** ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'', an upcoming co-production between French studio Zagtoon and Japanese studio Creator/ToeiAnimation. The heroine is a Chinese-French MagicalGirl.

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** ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'', an upcoming a co-production between French studio Zagtoon and Japanese studio Creator/ToeiAnimation. The heroine is a Chinese-French MagicalGirl.
25th Mar '16 1:39:40 PM KimiFW
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* The ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' episode Pass it On! has the brothers and their friends telling parts of a campfire story, each an affectionate parody of some genre of fiction. Treeflower's portion is anime in both visual style and narrative.
8th Mar '16 12:45:28 PM Pichu-kun
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* "Gomenasai" from ''t.A.T.u.''.



* Korean webtoons are often in an animesque style, though they usually avoid AnimeHair and [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair unnatural haur colors]]. This often causes people to mistake series like ''Webcomic/TheFriendlyWinter'' as Japanese.

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* Korean webtoons Main/{{Korean Webtoon}}s are often in an animesque style, though they usually avoid AnimeHair and [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair unnatural haur colors]]. This often causes people to mistake series like ''Webcomic/TheFriendlyWinter'' or ''Webcomic/NineteenTwentyOne'' as Japanese.Japanese.
* ''Webcomic/TheirStory'' is often mistaken for being Japanese or Korean. It's a Chinese webcomic.
8th Mar '16 11:47:59 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' had a few 'manga style' series in the early 2000s, when anime was gaining popularity in America. Fans hate the artwork however the actual writing in the ''ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' is praised.

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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' had a few 'manga style' series in the early 2000s, when anime was gaining popularity in America. Fans hate hated the artwork however the actual writing in the ''ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' is was praised.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3'' had more animesque character designs than previous incarnations of ''Franchise/MyLittlePony''.



* ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot''

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* ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot''''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'':


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* ''VisualNovel/MissingStars'' is an English language visual novel [[SpiritualSuccessor]] inspired by ''Katawa Shoujo''. It has animesque character designs.


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* Korean webtoons are often in an animesque style, though they usually avoid AnimeHair and [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair unnatural haur colors]]. This often causes people to mistake series like ''Webcomic/TheFriendlyWinter'' as Japanese.
28th Feb '16 4:09:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* Suki's car from ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious 2Fast 2Furious]]'' has this as its theme. The director has also [[WordOfGod admitted]] that part of the film's tone was inspired by Anime.

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* Suki's car from ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious 2Fast 2Furious]]'' ''Film/TwoFastTwoFurious'' has this as its theme. The director has also [[WordOfGod admitted]] that part of the film's tone was inspired by Anime.
28th Feb '16 3:49:10 AM rafi
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* The final episode of the sixth ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' season [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futurama_Reincarnation features three stories animated in a different style, including anime]].


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* The final episode of the sixth ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' season [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futurama_Reincarnation features three stories animated in a different style, including anime]].
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