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10th Jun '16 9:48:17 PM JapaneseTeeth
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* Music/DreamTheater is generally considered to have helped define the ProgressiveMetal genre, combining the speed and heaviness of ThrashMetal with the variety and musical complexity of ProgressiveRock.
3rd May '16 9:55:00 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Anime/AstroBoy'' (a.k.a. ''Tetsuwan Atomu'') launched anime itself. Tezuka is an interesting case, in that his works encompass so many genres, that imitators had to figure out ''which Tezuka to imitate'', which resulted in the rather large amount of diversity in anime and manga (also helping stave off the AnimationAgeGhetto in Japan). In short, Tezuka is the reigning king of this trope.

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* ''Anime/AstroBoy'' ''Manga/AstroBoy'' (a.k.a. ''Tetsuwan Atomu'') launched anime itself. Tezuka is an interesting case, in that his works encompass so many genres, that imitators had to figure out ''which Tezuka to imitate'', which resulted in the rather large amount of diversity in anime and manga (also helping stave off the AnimationAgeGhetto in Japan). In short, Tezuka is the reigning king of this trope.



* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', though far from the first of its kind, popularized the Yonkoma [[SliceOfLife Slice of high school girls life]] series, especially outside of Japan.

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* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', though far from the first of its kind, popularized the Yonkoma [[SliceOfLife Slice of high school girls life]] series, [[SchoolgirlSeries series]], especially outside of Japan.



* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' prompted a new wave of Disney musicals, desperately needed by the company after being stomped during most of the 80s by the work of Creator/DonBluth.
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' was the first [[AllCGICartoon All CGI Film]], and was far more popular than Disney's film released that year, the stunningly [[SoOkayItsAverage mediocre]] ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}''.



* ''VideoGame/UltimaOnline'' was thought of as a graphical Multi-User Dungeon. Now we refer to it as a Massively Multiplayer Online RPG. Of course, the genre reached new heights of popularity (and another, [[FollowTheLeader even larger wave of imitators]]) after being popularized by ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.

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* ''VideoGame/UltimaOnline'' was thought of as a graphical Multi-User Dungeon. Now we refer to it as a Massively Multiplayer Online RPG. Of course, the genre reached new heights of popularity (and another, [[FollowTheLeader even larger wave of imitators]]) after being popularized by ''VideoGame/{{Everquest}}'' and ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.



* Likewise, ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' prompted a new wave of Disney musicals, desperately needed by the company after being stomped during most of the 80s by the work of Creator/DonBluth.



* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' was the first [[AllCGICartoon All CGI Film]], and was far more popular than Disney's film released that year, the stunningly [[SoOkayItsAverage mediocre]] ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}''.
** As for CGI cartoons on TV, [[Creator/RainmakerEntertainment Mainframe's]] ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' was the first popular CGI tv series (but not the first). ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', also by Mainframe, would prove to be even more popular and revive the ''Transformers'' franchise.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' was the first [[AllCGICartoon All CGI Film]], and was far more popular than Disney's film released that year, the stunningly [[SoOkayItsAverage mediocre]] ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}''.
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As for {{AllC CGI cartoons Cartoon}}s on TV, [[Creator/RainmakerEntertainment Mainframe's]] ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' was the first popular CGI tv series (but not the first). ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', also by Mainframe, would prove to be even more popular and revive the ''Transformers'' franchise.
17th Apr '16 2:09:20 PM aye_amber
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* ''Magazine/AmazingStories'', the first English-language ScienceFiction PulpMagazine, "created" the genre. (The slightly earlier American pulp ''Weird Tales'' published general fantastic fiction: ScienceFiction, ghost stories, HorrorFiction, et cetera.)

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* ''Magazine/AmazingStories'', the first English-language ScienceFiction PulpMagazine, "created" the genre. (The slightly earlier American pulp ''Weird Tales'' published general fantastic fiction: ScienceFiction, ghost stories, HorrorFiction, ''Horror Fiction,'' et cetera.)



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13th Feb '16 9:49:59 PM TokyoByNight
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* Music/LimpBizkit both made NuMetal mainstream and then killed it years later.
* Music/KillswitchEngage, Music/{{Trivium}}, Atreyu, and Music/AsILayDying popularized {{Metalcore}} (specifically the melodic kind) after NuMetal died out. Years later, Music/{{Issues}} popularized fusing metalcore with nu metal together with their debut EP to create what is referred to by fans as "nu-metalcore".
12th Feb '16 8:20:15 AM ScrewySqrl
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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' in 1995 resulted in an explosion of {{Collectible Card Game}}s.

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' in 1995 1993 resulted in an explosion of {{Collectible Card Game}}s.
6th Feb '16 11:50:54 PM nombretomado
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* After TheDarkAgeOfAnimation, several television series stand-out as being the inspiration for the wave of high-budget high-quality work that would follow in the nineties: Creator/RalphBakshi's ''NewAdventuresOfMightyMouse'' (a low-rated and controversial show that none-the-less inspired a generation of animators) and the one-two punch of ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' and ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' (which proved that high-budget animation on television could be lucrative).

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* After TheDarkAgeOfAnimation, UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation, several television series stand-out as being the inspiration for the wave of high-budget high-quality work that would follow in the nineties: Creator/RalphBakshi's ''NewAdventuresOfMightyMouse'' (a low-rated and controversial show that none-the-less inspired a generation of animators) and the one-two punch of ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' and ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' (which proved that high-budget animation on television could be lucrative).
4th Dec '15 2:11:33 PM DeisTheAlcano
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* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' began the "spectacle fighter" genre, with such other entries as ''Franchise/GodOfWar'', ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'', ''VideoGame/GodHand'', ''VideoGame/MadWorld'', and ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}''. Some reviewers have even questioned the labelling of ''God of War'' as a spectacle fighter (due to its focus on story and atmosphere, the adventure gameplay and the noted lack of any "score" beyond the amount of orbs), and started calling it part of its own genre, joined by ''VideoGame/DantesInferno'', ''VideoGame/HeavenlySword'', ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'', ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' and ''Franchise/{{Conan|TheBarbarian}}''. Current name for said genre? "[[CatharsisFactor Being God of War]]". Currently, not many other series are good at it. This has led to a [[FlameWar degree of hostility between fans of the two archetypal series]]

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* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' began the "spectacle fighter" genre, with such other entries as ''Franchise/GodOfWar'', ''VideoGame/{{God of War|Series}}'', ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'', ''VideoGame/GodHand'', ''VideoGame/MadWorld'', and ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}''. Some reviewers have even questioned the labelling of ''God of War'' as a spectacle fighter (due to its focus on story and atmosphere, the adventure gameplay and the noted lack of any "score" beyond the amount of orbs), and started calling it part of its own genre, joined by ''VideoGame/DantesInferno'', ''VideoGame/HeavenlySword'', ''VideoGame/{{Darksiders}}'', ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' and ''Franchise/{{Conan|TheBarbarian}}''. Current name for said genre? "[[CatharsisFactor Being God of War]]". Currently, not many other series are good at it. This has led to a [[FlameWar degree of hostility between fans of the two archetypal series]]
21st Oct '15 9:18:12 AM StFan
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* Twenty years before ''VideoGame/EveOnline'', ''VideoGame/{{Elite}}'' on the BBC Micro paved the way for all 3D space simulators, and particularly space trading and open sandbox games. And before ''VideoGame/{{Elite}}'', ''StarRaiders'' on the Atari 800 took the basic ''Trek''-style top-down gameplay from the mainframe era and created the 3D space sim.

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* Twenty years before ''VideoGame/EveOnline'', ''VideoGame/{{Elite}}'' on the BBC Micro paved the way for all 3D space simulators, and particularly space trading and open sandbox games. And before ''VideoGame/{{Elite}}'', ''StarRaiders'' ''VideoGame/StarRaiders'' on the Atari 800 took the basic ''Trek''-style top-down gameplay from the mainframe era and created the 3D space sim.
3rd Oct '15 11:36:42 AM MarkLungo
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->''"Super Mario Bros. is equivalent to the Big Bang of our gaming universe. If it were not for this blindingly spectacular creation, digital entertainment as we know it today would not exist."''

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->''"Super Mario Bros. ->''"''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' is equivalent to the Big Bang of our gaming universe. If it were not for this blindingly spectacular creation, digital entertainment as we know it today would not exist."''
3rd Oct '15 11:26:15 AM MarkLungo
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