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22nd Jun '17 3:48:30 PM MagnusForce
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* ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': the anime's 2nd OP is a good demonstration of the glam {{Bishonen}} action, but you can't realize how Campy it is until you perform or see the poses in real life, which [[MemeticMutation caught on first with fans]] and spread to other anime and Japanese idols and celebrities.

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* ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': the The anime's 2nd OP is a good demonstration of the glam {{Bishonen}} action, but you can't realize how Campy it is until you perform or see the poses in real life, which [[MemeticMutation caught on first with fans]] and spread to other anime and Japanese idols and celebrities.



* ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes''

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* The Showa (1955-1975) ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' films were just filled with this.

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* The Showa (1955-1975) ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' films were just filled with this.this (except for [[Film/{{Gojira}} the first one]]).



* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''.

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* The film version of ''Theatre/TheWiz''.

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* ''Film/{{Xanadu}}''

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* The original ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'' series.
* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Especially the villains.

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* Both ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' delved into this with gusto. The latter is a heavily self-aware and unapologetic cult show about scantily-clad sapphic warriors fighting crime. Next item.

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* Both ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' delved into this with gusto. The latter is a heavily self-aware and unapologetic cult show about scantily-clad sapphic warriors fighting crime. Next item.



* ''Special Unit 2'', an original series on UPN.

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* The Showa era (1966-1981) of the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' were full of this. The later series also tend to have a lot of it, depending on how seriously they take themselves.



* ''WebVideo/CommentaryTheMusical''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian''

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* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam''

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* ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo''

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8th Jun '17 5:19:00 AM CalamityRaven26
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* ''VideoGame/TokyoMirageSessionsFE'' features a group of TotallyEighteen [[TeenIdol Teen Idols]] gifted with the power to fight demons from the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' franchise harnessing the power of creative talent, singing and dancing to save the day from the creatures - and yes, you defeat the final boss with a sing-along. The concept and execution is so over-the-top and ridiculous, that it's {{Camp}} enough to rival [[{{Series/Batman}} 60's Batman]].
9th May '17 8:03:47 AM mstabosz
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* [[VideoGame/SonicHeroes "Watch me rule the night away! Watch me save the day!"]]



* Creator/JohnWaters (whose guest appearance on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' provides one of the quotes above) has made a career out of it.

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30th Apr '17 6:12:04 PM Golondrina
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-> Series/{{Batman}} ''became Camp. In those days, Camp was a fairly serious intellectual enterprise. Kids take it literally, but when adults see it, they realize it's comedic.''

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-> Series/{{Batman}} ''became ''Series/{{Batman}} became Camp. In those days, Camp was a fairly serious intellectual enterprise. Kids take it literally, but when adults see it, they realize it's comedic.''
30th Apr '17 6:11:46 PM Golondrina
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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' actually brings a rather large component of camp to everything from its voice acting (Lelouch, Lloyd and the Emperor are the most obvious examples), elaborate outfits and posing (see almost every time Zero gives a public speech), over-the-top events, crazy robot power-ups and many other elements. Not much of a surprise if you realize the director previously made ''{{Scryed}}'' and ''Anime/GunXSword'', plus was also part of the staff who worked on ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam''.
* ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': the anime's 2nd OP is a good demonstration of the glam {{Bishonen}} action, but you can't realize how Campy it is until you perform or see the poses in real life, which [[MemeticMutation caught on first with fans]] and spread to other anime and Japanese idols and celebrities.



* ''Anime/PowerpuffGirlsZ''. More so than the [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls original American show.]] Being a MagicalGirl show, it's to be expected.



* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' actually brings a rather large component of camp to everything from its voice acting (Lelouch, Lloyd and the Emperor are the most obvious examples), elaborate outfits and posing (see almost every time Zero gives a public speech), over-the-top events, crazy robot power-ups and many other elements. Not much of a surprise if you realize the director previously made ''{{Scryed}}'' and ''Anime/GunXSword'', plus was also part of the staff who worked on ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam''.



* ''Anime/ValvraveTheLiberator'' seems to run purely on camp. One of the enemy factions is literally [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Space Nazis]] complete with GratuitousGerman, and every episode seems to strive to add some twist even more insane than the one before.



* ''Anime/ValvraveTheLiberator'' seems to run purely on camp. One of the enemy factions is literally [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Space Nazis]] complete with GratuitousGerman, and every episode seems to strive to add some twist even more insane than the one before.
* ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': the anime's 2nd OP is a good demonstration of the glam {{Bishonen}} action, but you can't realize how Campy it is until you perform or see the poses in real life, which [[MemeticMutation caught on first with fans]] and spread to other anime and Japanese idols and celebrities.
* ''Anime/PowerpuffGirlsZ''. More so than the [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls original American show.]] Being a MagicalGirl show, it's to be expected.



* Film/GodsOfEgypt is low camp in spots, with severeral unintentionally funny moments and lunacy littered about in an otherwise dull film.



* The 1982 film version of ''Literature/EvilUnderTheSun'' by Creator/AgathaChristie is about as camp as a murder mystery can be; a number of the characters are portrayed with very theatrical personalities and dialogue, and the music score consists entirely of arranged orchestral medleys based on Creator/ColePorter songs.



* ''Film/GodsOfEgypt'' is low camp in spots, with severeral unintentionally funny moments and lunacy littered about in an otherwise dull film.



* The ''[[Film/JackFrost1997 Jack Frost]]'' movies. They're low-budget horror movies about a serial killer who gets his DNA fused with snow, which leads to him becoming a killer snowman. Naturally, the films don't take themsselves seriously.
* James Whale famously employed this in his 1930s horror films, particularly ''Film/TheOldDarkHouse1932'' and ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein''.



* The [[Film/JackFrost1997 Jack Frost]] movies. They're low-budget horror movies about a serial killer who gets his DNA fused with snow, which leads to him becoming a killer snowman. Naturally, the films don't take themsselves seriously.



* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'' was ''meant'' to be a classic "dashing hero saves beautiful true love with aid of LovableRogue mentor" story. Then Creator/JohnnyDepp took over and turned it into something glorious.



* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'' was ''meant'' to be a classic "dashing hero saves beautiful true love with aid of LovableRogue mentor" story. Then Creator/JohnnyDepp took over and turned it into something glorious.



* {{Film/Sharknado}} and [[Film/Sharknado2TheSecondOne it's]] [[Film/Sharknado3OhHellNo sequels]].

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* {{Film/Sharknado}} ''{{Film/Sharknado}}'' and [[Film/Sharknado2TheSecondOne it's]] [[Film/Sharknado3OhHellNo sequels]].



* James Whale famously employed this in his 1930s horror films, particularly ''Film/TheOldDarkHouse1932'' and ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein''.



* The infamous ''The Wild Wild World Of Batwoman'' may well qualify as one of the worst movies ever, owing to its having been a ''failed'' attempt at camp. It is a rip-off of the Adam West TV series, right down to the ludicrous villains and the 60s go-go dancing. The producers of ''Batman'' took Jerry Warren to court, which is why he threw in that tacked-on opening about the "synthetic vampire" Batgirls.

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* The infamous ''The Wild Wild World Of Batwoman'' ''Film/TheWildWorldOfBatwoman'' may well qualify as one of the worst movies ever, owing to its having been a ''failed'' attempt at camp. It is a rip-off of the Adam West TV series, right down to the ludicrous villains and the 60s go-go dancing. The producers of ''Batman'' took Jerry Warren to court, which is why he threw in that tacked-on opening about the "synthetic vampire" Batgirls.



* The 1982 film version of ''Literature/EvilUnderTheSun'' by Creator/AgathaChristie is about as camp as a murder mystery can be; a number of the characters are portrayed with very theatrical personalities and dialogue, and the music score consists entirely of arranged orchestral medleys based on Creator/ColePorter songs.



* The bread, butter, and jam of ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow''.



* The video for Sweden's 2007 Series/{{Eurovision|SongContest}} entry, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urCLhm_VBsk "The Worrying Kind"]] by The Ark, is three minutes of pure, distilled camp.

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* Series/{{Eurovision|SongContest}}: The video for Sweden's 2007 Series/{{Eurovision|SongContest}} entry, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urCLhm_VBsk "The Worrying Kind"]] by The Ark, is three minutes of pure, distilled camp.



* The bread, butter, and jam of ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow''.



* ''VideoGame/BarkleyShutUpAndJamGaiden''. Its premise is that of a post-cyberpocalyptic world where basketball is outlawed (and its former players hunted down and murdered) because one Charles Barkley performed a [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Chaos Dunk]] and accidentally killed thousands in the ensuing blast. The {{bathos}} is palpable, and it never ceases (including such things as Michael Jordan [[spoiler:infecting Barkley's son Hoopz with ''type 2 diabetes'' through a ''needle'', and Barkley reacting by calling Jordan a "motherfucking goddamn UsefulNotes/{{baka}}".]]



* ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition'' is camp of the unintentional variety. With it's less than stellar voice acting, animation, sound mixing, graphics, script, framerate--well just about everything, it's the embodiment of SoBadItsGood.



* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''- the final DLC, Citadel, is made of this trope. [[EvilIsHammy Hammy villains]], a shootout in a sushi restaurant that you will [[NeverLiveItDown never live down]], and the fact that the day is saved by a ''toothbrush'' push this DLC firmly into camp.
* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' combines the aesthetics of burly military video games, 80s action movie ClicheStorm played almost [[{{Narm}} painfully]] straight as {{Melodrama}}, inspiration from post-modernist LitFic, RealRobot anime, goofy SurrealHumour, philosophy, villains with RefugeInAudacity powers like the ability to [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou read the player's mind]] and shoot bees or ghosts at you, a cast of {{Ascended Fanboy}}s acting out their favourite tropes as superpowers, and slightly too much HoYay to be unintentional.



* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' and ''Videogame/SaintsRowIV'' embody this. They have it all: wacky stereotypes, ludicrously awesome weapons and vehicles, insane scenarios, crazy stories (there's even an optional mission where you help Good Santa take down an [[EvilCounterpart Evil Santa]] that talks in DrSeuss rhymes to save Christmas), missions where you blow stuff up for fun, and much more.



* ''VideoGame/UntilDawn'' is an homage to [[BMovie B horror movies]], and it shows. While it expands on some of its archetypes (particularly with regards to CharacterDevelopment) and knits them together, despite a relative tone shift two-thirds of the way into the game, it plays its story and execution gleefully straight. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Originally]], it would have been [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yQsa3uwkR8 even campier]].



* ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition'' is camp of the unintentional variety. With it's less than stellar voice acting, animation, sound mixing, graphics, script, framerate--well just about everything, it's the embodiment of SoBadItsGood.
* ''VideoGame/BarkleyShutUpAndJamGaiden''. Its premise is that of a post-cyberpocalyptic world where basketball is outlawed (and its former players hunted down and murdered) because one Charles Barkley performed a [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Chaos Dunk]] and accidentally killed thousands in the ensuing blast. The {{bathos}} is palpable, and it never ceases (including such things as Michael Jordan [[spoiler:infecting Barkley's son Hoopz with ''type 2 diabetes'' through a ''needle'', and Barkley reacting by calling Jordan a "motherfucking goddamn UsefulNotes/{{baka}}".]]
* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' combines the aesthetics of burly military video games, 80s action movie ClicheStorm played almost [[{{Narm}} painfully]] straight as {{Melodrama}}, inspiration from post-modernist LitFic, RealRobot anime, goofy SurrealHumour, philosophy, villains with RefugeInAudacity powers like the ability to [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou read the player's mind]] and shoot bees or ghosts at you, a cast of {{Ascended Fanboy}}s acting out their favourite tropes as superpowers, and slightly too much HoYay to be unintentional.
* ''VideoGame/UntilDawn'' is an homage to [[BMovie B horror movies]], and it shows. While it expands on some of its archetypes (particularly with regards to CharacterDevelopment) and knits them together, despite a relative tone shift two-thirds of the way into the game, it plays its story and execution gleefully straight. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Originally]], it would have been [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yQsa3uwkR8 even campier]].
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''- the final DLC, Citadel, is made of this trope. [[EvilIsHammy Hammy villains]], a shootout in a sushi restaurant that you will [[NeverLiveItDown never live down]], and the fact that the day is saved by a ''toothbrush'' push this DLC firmly into camp.
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' and ''Videogame/SaintsRowIV'' embody this. They have it all: wacky stereotypes, ludicrously awesome weapons and vehicles, insane scenarios, crazy stories (there's even an optional mission where you help Good Santa take down an [[EvilCounterpart Evil Santa]] that talks in DrSeuss rhymes to save Christmas), missions where you blow stuff up for fun, and much more.



* WesternAnimation/BigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot has this in multiple places like Big Guy's EagleLand [[CatchPhrase catchphrases]], the [[TheFifties 50s]] [[{{Zeerust}} visual aesthetic]] for the show, and, most notably, the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU_ljMDJ4uk theme song.]]



* [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold "Darling, I don't have to answer to you. I'm Batman!"]]
* [[WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand "Tooo Infinity, and Even FURTHER!"]]

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* [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'': "Darling, I don't have to answer to you. I'm Batman!"]]
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* [[WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand ''WesternAnimation/BigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot'' has this in multiple places like Big Guy's EagleLand [[CatchPhrase catchphrases]], the [[TheFifties 50s]] [[{{Zeerust}} visual aesthetic]] for the show, and, most notably, the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU_ljMDJ4uk theme song.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'':
"Tooo Infinity, and Even FURTHER!"]]FURTHER!"



* The WesternAnimation/FantasticFour in its first season. However, during [[TheNineties the 90s]], when superhero shows were expected to be [[DarkerAndEdgier more dramatic]] and complex like WesternAnimation/XMen and WesternAnimation/SpidermanTheAnimatedSeries, people weren't interested in its [[LighterAndSofter sillier and simpler]] setup and it got a complete [[{{Retool}} retooling]] in the [[DarkerAndEdgier second season.]]



* The WesternAnimation/FantasticFour in its first season. However, during [[TheNineties the 90s]], when superhero shows were expected to be [[DarkerAndEdgier more dramatic]] and complex like WesternAnimation/XMen and WesternAnimation/SpidermanTheAnimatedSeries, people weren't interested in its [[LighterAndSofter sillier and simpler]] setup and it got a complete [[{{Retool}} retooling]] in the [[DarkerAndEdgier second season.]]



%%* WesternAnimation/SpidermanAndHisAmazingFriends
* WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987, complete with four stereotypical main characters, [[AlienInvasion aliens from another dimension and sometimes space]], chemicals with absurd mutating properties, silly adventures, and, to top it off, an equally campy [[EarWorm theme song]].
** WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 plays with this trope on and off throughout its run. Considering that it's a mix between the original comics and first series explains it.

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* WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987, ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'', complete with four stereotypical main characters, [[AlienInvasion aliens from another dimension and sometimes space]], chemicals with absurd mutating properties, silly adventures, and, to top it off, an equally campy [[EarWorm theme song]].
** WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' plays with this trope on and off throughout its run. Considering that it's a mix between the original comics and first series explains it.
21st Apr '17 5:49:33 PM CosmicFerret
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* The LEGOAdaptationGame series ''loves'' this trope. It knows exactly what it is and isn't afraid to be as outlandish and silly as humanly possible. It even makes a level out of the [[{{Series/Batman}} 60's Batman]] in LEGO Batman 3 and [[UpToEleven takes it up to eleven.]]

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* The LEGOAdaptationGame VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame series ''loves'' this trope. It knows exactly what it is and isn't afraid to be as outlandish and silly as humanly possible. It even makes a level out of the [[{{Series/Batman}} 60's Batman]] in LEGO Batman 3 and [[UpToEleven takes it up to eleven.]]
3rd Apr '17 8:22:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' and its parent series ''Franchise/SuperSentai''. It went for a DarkerAndEdgier setup for some of it's later seasons, though. After PowerRangersRPM, {{Saban}} bought the rights back from {{Creator/Disney}} and the show went back to its campy roots with PowerRangersSamurai.

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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' and its parent series ''Franchise/SuperSentai''. It went for a DarkerAndEdgier setup for some of it's later seasons, though. After PowerRangersRPM, ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'', {{Saban}} bought the rights back from {{Creator/Disney}} and the show went back to its campy roots with PowerRangersSamurai.''Series/PowerRangersSamurai''.
31st Mar '17 9:15:23 PM karstovich2
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** [[http://www.venetianmacao.com/en/ Macau's own Fake Venice]] which is not only three times the size of it's Vegas counterpart, [[UpToEleven but even campier]]. Picture sitting in a Japanese restaurant, overlooking a fake indoor replica of the Grand Canal, with the gondolier rowing past and singing a (very good) rendition of Sarah Brightman's part in "Time To Say Goodbye". Oh, and the Brazillian steakhouse on the fake St Mark's Square, with street entertainers suddenly bursting out of doors to do rousing renditions of "Feniculi Fenicula". Oh yeah, it's more camp than Rufus Wainright.


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* Really, any city known as a gambling/casino mecca will have at least a few of these:
** [[http://www.venetianmacao.com/en/ Macau's own Fake Venice]] which is not only three times the size of it's Vegas counterpart, [[UpToEleven but even campier]]. Picture sitting in a Japanese restaurant, overlooking a fake indoor replica of the Grand Canal, with the gondolier rowing past and singing a (very good) rendition of Sarah Brightman's part in "Time To Say Goodbye". Oh, and the Brazillian steakhouse on the fake St Mark's Square, with street entertainers suddenly bursting out of doors to do rousing renditions of "Feniculi Fenicula". Oh yeah, it's more camp than Rufus Wainright.
** [[UsefulNotes/NewJersey Atlantic City]], the Eastern Vegas. Its most famous pieces of ludicrous camp are probably its [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trump_Taj_Mahal Fake India]] (though that looks like it'll be shut down), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesars_Atlantic_City Fake Rome]], and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropicana_Casino_and_Resort_Atlantic_City Fake Old Havana]], but really, all the casinos either specialize in or at least include some kind of faux something (for instance, Bally's has the Wild Wild West section--even though the Golden Nugget also has a Wild West theme. In ''Atlantic'' City. Literally a few yards from the Atlantic Ocean in the case of Bally's. Yes.) Even when it's not aping something it's often ludicrously garish. That the rest of Atlantic City--heck, Atlantic County--has been kind of a mismanaged shithole for decades only accentuates the camp.
20th Mar '17 10:14:48 AM PKMN37
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* ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' (aka ''Glitter Force'' in America) is full of this. It's a Sailor Moon-like series complete with candy-colored superheroes, literal fairy tale villains, cheesy dialog, and they beat the baddies with ThePowerOfFriendship and [[ThePowerOfLove Love]].

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* ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' (aka ''Glitter Force'' in America) is full of this. It's a Sailor Moon-like series complete with candy-colored superheroes, literal fairy tale villains, ridiculous monsters, cheesy dialog, and they beat the baddies with ThePowerOfFriendship and [[ThePowerOfLove Love]].
20th Mar '17 10:07:11 AM PKMN37
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* ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' (aka ''Glitter Force'' in America) is full of this. It's a Sailor Moon-like series complete with candy-colored superheroes, literal fairy tale villains, cheesy dialog, and they beat the baddies with ThePowerOfFriendship and [[ThePowerOfLove Love]].
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