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16th Sep '17 6:02:46 PM nombretomado
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Its effect is often exaggerated, though. The effects of this trope are often temporary; a ''permanent'' decline or increase in demand is usually an {{Urban Legend|s}}. It's also important to remember that correlation doesn't imply causation -- although given the number of examples listed below, there must be a ''lot'' of interesting coincidences out there. Most of the time, the effect is positive, even when [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity the product is portrayed negatively]]; advertisers call this the "[[Series/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] effect".

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Its effect is often exaggerated, though. The effects of this trope are often temporary; a ''permanent'' decline or increase in demand is usually an {{Urban Legend|s}}. It's also important to remember that correlation doesn't imply causation -- although given the number of examples listed below, there must be a ''lot'' of interesting coincidences out there. Most of the time, the effect is positive, even when [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity the product is portrayed negatively]]; advertisers call this the "[[Series/TheSimpsons "[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] effect".
15th Sep '17 12:41:44 PM Caps-luna
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** Another reason the V masks have taken off is that, while Guy Fawkes masks have been worn for centuries, they were typically home made and no one really standardized a design and thought to mass produce them until V for Vendetta came around.
10th Sep '17 1:20:01 PM nombretomado
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* It's been said that as much as a third of all tourism to Prince Edward Island, Canada's smallest and least-populated province, is related to AnneOfGreenGables, which is set there.

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* It's been said that as much as a third of all tourism to Prince Edward Island, Canada's smallest and least-populated province, is related to AnneOfGreenGables, ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'', which is set there.
29th Aug '17 9:01:06 AM Imperator42
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* The eponymous character in [[Manga/Doraemon]] has a particular fondness for dorayaki. Guess what became extremely popular in Japanese bakeries and confection shops.

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* The eponymous character in [[Manga/Doraemon]] ''Doraemon'' has a particular fondness for dorayaki. Guess what became extremely popular in Japanese bakeries and confection shops.
29th Aug '17 9:00:34 AM Imperator42
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* The eponymous character in ''[[Manga/Doraemon]]'' has a particular fondness for dorayaki. Guess what became extremely popular in Japanese bakeries and confection shops.

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* The eponymous character in ''[[Manga/Doraemon]]'' [[Manga/Doraemon]] has a particular fondness for dorayaki. Guess what became extremely popular in Japanese bakeries and confection shops.
29th Aug '17 8:59:58 AM Imperator42
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* The eponymous character in ''Manga/Doraemon'' has a particular fondness for dorayaki. Guess what became extremely popular in Japanese bakeries and confection shops.

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* The eponymous character in ''Manga/Doraemon'' ''[[Manga/Doraemon]]'' has a particular fondness for dorayaki. Guess what became extremely popular in Japanese bakeries and confection shops.
29th Aug '17 8:59:33 AM Imperator42
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* The eponymous character in ''Manga/Doraemon'' has a particular fondness for dorayaki. Guess what became extremely popular in Japanese bakeries and confection shops.
22nd Aug '17 1:00:49 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Enoshima, an island off the coast of Kamakura, is a favorite destination among {{otaku}}s, since it is featured prominently in several popular shows, such as ''Manga/ElfenLied'', ''Manga/AoiHana'' and ''Anime/UtaKata''.

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* Enoshima, an island off the coast of Kamakura, is a favorite destination among {{otaku}}s, since it is featured prominently in several popular shows, shows such as ''Manga/ElfenLied'', ''Manga/AoiHana'' and ''Anime/UtaKata''.



** ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'' tremendously helped the development of soccer as a whole in Japan. It spurred the creation of the national pro league JFA and thrust the sport from obscurity to the second-most played sport in the country.

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** ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'' tremendously helped the development of soccer as a whole in Japan. It spurred Japan, spurring the creation of the national pro league JFA and thrust the sport from obscurity to the second-most played sport in the country.country. Many Japanese and non-Japanese players credit it for their inpiration to play soccer.
9th Aug '17 3:01:20 PM DavidDelony
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* Creator/{{MTV}} popularized entire genres of music overnight, ranging from NewWaveMusic to HipHop to HairMetal to {{Grunge}}.
8th Aug '17 8:21:17 PM louisXVI
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* It's been said that as much as a third of all tourism to Prince Edward Island, Canada's smallest and least-populated province, is related to AnneOfGreenGables, which is set there.
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