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11th May '17 12:02:19 AM LinTaylor
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* ''Manga/MedakaBox'': The term "Uncanny Valley" is name-dropped in Chapter 134 to describe why Medaka's technically perfect drumming fails to evoke any emotion from her listeners. Zenkichi actually says it's more like the inverse of the Uncanny Valley, because her playing is so perfect that it comes off as inhuman and somewhat disturbing.

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* ''Manga/MedakaBox'': The term "Uncanny Valley" is name-dropped by Akune in Chapter 134 to describe why Medaka's technically perfect drumming fails to evoke any emotion from her listeners. Zenkichi actually says it's more like the inverse of the Uncanny Valley, because while her playing is so technically perfect that it comes lacks any kind of self-expression, making it come off as inhuman and somewhat disturbing.
12th Apr '17 9:20:04 PM Aipom-pom
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* ''Anime/MekakucityActors'': The intro of episode 9 is supposed to be a cute, heartwarming montage of [[spoiler:the orphan trio]] and Ayano growing up together, but it's kind of spoiled by the CGI models, particularly the faces, which are creepy as hell (especially when they smile).

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* ''Anime/MekakucityActors'': The intro of episode 9 is supposed to be a cute, heartwarming montage of [[spoiler:the orphan trio]] [[spoiler:Kido, Kano, Seto,]] and Ayano growing up together, but it's kind of spoiled by the CGI models, particularly the faces, which are creepy as hell (especially when they smile).smile). The redone version for the BD sets, by comparison, is in 2D and does a much better job of trying to be cute.
30th Mar '17 7:27:20 PM PaulA
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* Most of the characters in one ''TheWizardOfOz'' adaptation use cartoony designs, which makes characters like [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/53/WizOzToho.jpg/220px-WizOzToho.jpg Dorothy]] look a bit off.

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* Most of the characters in one ''TheWizardOfOz'' the 1982 anime film adaptation of ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' use cartoony designs, which makes characters like [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/53/WizOzToho.jpg/220px-WizOzToho.jpg Dorothy]] look a bit off.
16th Mar '17 2:20:47 PM MajinAkuma
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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' has a few examples. Ryou Bakura, and the way that smile [[StepfordSmiler never seems to leave his face, even when terrible things happen]]. And Dark Yugi, early in the [[Manga/YuGiOh manga]], somehow managed to make [[{{Narm}} not having a nose]] ''terrifying.''
** As a whole, Bakura fits in the valley. If you think that Ryou is [[{{Moe}} actually very cute,]] then Yami Bakura is VERY much in the valley. Aside from some slight differences, he has the same features as Ryou, but there's something very wrong with his expressions... also, Yami Marik would look okay if it weren't for the veins that become more and more prominent on his face, and the way he sticks out his tongue.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' ''Manga/YuGiOh'' has a few examples. Ryou Bakura, and the way that smile [[StepfordSmiler never seems to leave his face, even when terrible things happen]]. And Dark Yugi, early in the [[Manga/YuGiOh manga]], somehow managed to make [[{{Narm}} not having a nose]] ''terrifying.''
** As a whole, Bakura fits in the valley. If you think that Ryou Bakura is [[{{Moe}} actually very cute,]] then Yami Bakura is VERY much in the valley. Aside from some slight differences, he has the same features as Ryou, Bakura, but there's something very wrong with his expressions... also, Yami Marik would look okay if it weren't for the veins that become more and more prominent on his face, and the way he sticks out his tongue.
21st Feb '17 10:46:25 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Manga/MedakaBox'': The UncannyValley is mentioned in a chapter to explain why Medaka's technically perfect drumming fails to evoke any emotion from listeners. Her playing is so perfect that it's inhuman, and comes across as something cold and mechanical

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* ''Manga/MedakaBox'': The UncannyValley term "Uncanny Valley" is mentioned name-dropped in a chapter Chapter 134 to explain describe why Medaka's technically perfect drumming fails to evoke any emotion from her listeners. Her Zenkichi actually says it's more like the inverse of the Uncanny Valley, because her playing is so perfect that it's inhuman, and it comes across off as something cold inhuman and mechanicalsomewhat disturbing.
28th Dec '16 5:43:53 PM wootzits
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* The various Franchise/GhostInTheShell works have tackled this in many different ways:
** ''Anime/GhostInTheShell: Innocence'':
*** The Geisha-gynoids could hardly be mistaken for humans and are clearly artificial. However, their staggering mechanical movements and speech have just the slightest trace of humanity, that makes them downright creepy. It doesn't help that they [[YourHeadASplode rip people's heads off]].
*** The scientist from the forensics lab. She seems like a highly cynical, chain smoking, but overall laid back older women while talking with Togusa, until he leaves and [[spoiler:[[TearOffYourFace she takes her face off]] and plugs cables into her eyes]].
*** The Korean festival parade also touches the trope, though it doesn't cause real discomfort.
*** Kim himself, and his whole house as well. He had his brain put into a cybernetic body that was shaped and moved like a wooden puppet on strings. To Kim, the deepest point of the Uncanny Valley is the closest any being can come to perfection. As a result, his whole BigFancyHouse is full of human-sized dolls, puppets, and robots, turning it into a [[CircusOfFear Doll House]] [[AmusementParkOfDoom of Doom]].
** ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'':
*** The Tachikomas {{discuss|edTrope}} the trope, musing that the reason they are allowed advanced AI is because they are ''not'' humanoid, and that advanced AI in an android would creep humans out.
*** [[spoiler: Proto]], who just happens to be an advanced AI in an android. Even before this is revealed, there's clearly something... ''off'' about him. [[InvokedTrope This is likely intentional]].

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\n* ''Manga/AkuNoHana'': The various Franchise/GhostInTheShell works have tackled this anime adaptation is a rare example of {{Rotoscoping}} in many different ways:
** ''Anime/GhostInTheShell: Innocence'':
*** The Geisha-gynoids could hardly be mistaken for humans and are clearly artificial. However,
the medium. Because of this, some of the characters look... off from real-life people, let alone their staggering original manga designs.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' uses this to absolutely brilliant and chilling degrees, with the designs of the Titans. The majority are deformed humanoids measuring anywhere between 4 - 15 meters in height, with BarbieDollAnatomy and creepy, cheerful smiles that never waver regardless of being blown apart or in the midst of devouring their victims. This is further used with the unique, deviant types encountered throughout the course of the story. [[spoiler: Eren's Titan form]] has pointed ears and a skull-like face, while [[spoiler: Ymir's Titan form]] looks animalistic with shark-like teeth, claws, CreepilyLongArms, and fur sprouting along its shoulders. As a result, both look more like traditional non-human monsters in a reflection of their [[spoiler: being on the side of humanity]]. The Armored Titan has an almost [[SculptedPhysique robotic appearance]], due to the armored plating covering its body and is less creepy than the Colossal Titan and the Female Titan, who are essentially skinless but otherwise very human in appearance. This seems to hint towards [[spoiler:Reiner's BecomingTheMask, in contrast to the more more ruthless Bertolt and Annie]].
** Some viewers and readers claim that the human characters can come across this way as well, especially when pulling off dramatic facial expressions.
*** This is somewhat justified/lampshaded by resident genius Armin - he notes that in order to win against monsters, you must be able to give up your humanity.
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'': Referenced in one of the ''Extra Lessons'' chapters, where Sakaki admits to being afraid of the
mechanical movements crossing guards at construction sites.
* ''Manga/BattleRoyale'': Invoked for Kazuo Kiriyama. He was deliberately drawn with no reflection in his eyes,
and speech have while barely noticeable, it still manages to give his face a look beyond creepy.
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'':
** Invoked when Guts and Puck encountered Rosine's minions for the first time. They looked ''really'' similar to Puck's elf kind, he said.... but there was somethin' off about them.
** It's safe to say that Griffith is now in the valley, especially now that he has been reincarnated. [[SlidingScaleOfBeauty He is now so beautiful]] that he both awes and frightens people at the same time [[spoiler: and the fact that he's a HumanoidAbomination]].
* ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis Tokyo 2040'': {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d, as one of Linna's coworkers complains about the creepiness of the newer, more human-looking Boomers.
* ''Manga/BusouRenkin'': While most homunculi look convincingly human until they transform into [[EldritchAbomination spawns of the devil]], Papillon's human persona in particular
just looks odd. His eyes are always fixed on a lifeless stare bordering between condescension and rage, regardless of the slightest trace of humanity, that actual emotion he's trying to express. His pale skin just makes him more unsettling. He's one of those people you'd actually feel afraid to even approach.
* 'LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties'': This was one of the reasons why the [[RobotBuddy Assistroids]] are in their current form. The last generation were RidiculouslyHumanRobots that were normal size. Due to this, the Catians couldn't see
them downright creepy. It as "Tools", and a war was fought till the current generation of Assistroids was made.
* ''Manga/CityHunter 91'' and ''Manga/AngelHeart'' use realistic, sketch-like art style to depict main characters' serious/dramtic faces which easily come off as uncanny. The worse offenders are Ryo and Kaori themselves in ''Anime/AngelHeart'' anime, where their voice acting bounces all over the place and
doesn't help that they [[YourHeadASplode rip people's heads off]].
*** The scientist from
match the forensics lab. She seems like a highly cynical, chain smoking, but overall laid back older women while talking with Togusa, until he leaves and [[spoiler:[[TearOffYourFace she takes her face off]] and plugs cables expressions, making the issue even weirder.
* ''Manga/DGrayMan'': Level Four Akuma intentionally fall smack dab
into her eyes]].
*** The Korean festival parade also touches the trope, though it doesn't cause real discomfort.
*** Kim himself, and his whole house as well. He had his brain put into a cybernetic body that was shaped and moved like a wooden puppet on strings. To Kim, the deepest point of the Uncanny Valley is the closest any being can come to perfection. As a result, his whole BigFancyHouse is full of human-sized dolls, puppets, and robots, turning it into a [[CircusOfFear Doll House]] [[AmusementParkOfDoom of Doom]].
** ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'':
*** The Tachikomas {{discuss|edTrope}} the trope, musing that the reason they are allowed advanced AI is because they are ''not'' humanoid, and that advanced AI in an android would creep humans out.
*** [[spoiler: Proto]], who
this trope. Example [[http://dl01.mangashare.com/manga/D.Gray-man/146/015.jpg here.]]
%%** [[spoiler:Apocryphos...
just happens to be an advanced AI in an android. Even before this is revealed, there's clearly something... ''off'' about him. [[InvokedTrope This is likely intentional]].frickin Apocryphos.]]



* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': The Gamia from the original manga and ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' were three identical [[RobotGirl robot girls]]. Outwardly she seemed three ordinary human blonde girls... until you noticed her skin was unusually pale, her motions were eerily mechanical, her expressions were completely aloof and unchanging, they were nearly always silent and they never blinked. Anybody saw them could immediately tell there was something seriously wrong with them... before they began punching holes in walls and shredding things with her razor-sharp hairs.
** Most of the human-looking androids Dr. Hell built were sufficiently well done to reasonably pass for humans. An exception was [[spoiler:a Kouji-alike android. That robot looked right like Kouji, but it behaved in a different way and it could not speak.]] It was pretty unsettling because he LOOKED like [[spoiler:Kouji]] but you could say something did not fit.
** [[spoiler:Lorelei]] kind of averted it. Nobody thought something was amiss with her.
** In ''Manga/ShinMazingerZero'', Minerva-X -formerly a HumongousMecha FemBot- is a RobotGirl. Although she is somewhat unsettling, she is less creepy than the Gamia (moreover, the Gamia had lost most of her UncannyValley factor due to display a range of emotions. Minerva thought they were STILL blatantly blunt and obvious, nonetheless). Maybe because even if she does not seem completely human, her actions and reactions are pretty human-like.
* Played with in an interesting way in ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ''. For the most part the saber marionettes act as RidiculouslyHumanRobots, but on two separate occasions one of them has something happen to her 'maiden circuit' which controls their emotions. They then nosedive instantly into Uncanny Valley territory, marked mostly by their vacant stares and completely lack of movement except when prompted.
* In ''Anime/TimeOfEve'', the robots are all clearly identifiable and do not act human in the slightest. However, any notion of treating robots as human, or that robots can act human, are vehemently opposed by society, illustrated by the constant anti-robot rights ads that play on TV.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
** It has been said [[ReiAyanamiExpy Rei Ayanami]] was intended to be this. [[UnbuiltTrope It didn't work out]].
** Kaworu's appearance caused this reaction in a lot of viewers.
** [[spoiler:The Mass Production Evangelions]] from ''End''. The masochistic cyborg harpies who are TheFaceless except for their ever-smiling bright-red lips just get to people.
** Lilith to an extent as well. There's something about a crucified humanoid being that resembles a bloated corpse and with a mask that gives it the appearance of having no face at all that tends to creep some fans of the series out.
* The titular monsters in ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}'', while usually looking human, never blink and have very limited understanding of facial/emotional subtleties that place them quite firmly in this trope. They also are drawn with slightly elongated eyes with sharply pointed ends that give their faces a distinctly inhuman aspect. Even scarier is that near the end, when police start using these attributes to recognize and kill the parasites, they occasionally kill ordinary (but crazy) humans by mistake.
** The [[spoiler:protagonist]] also slowly starts slipping into this as time goes by.
--->[[spoiler:Shinichi]] (with a sheepish grin): "If you treat pigs and cows as equal beings...then we're eating their slaughtered corpses. ''So don't be so afraid when someone dies.''"
* A few things in ''Anime/GhostHound'' fall squarely into this, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKiEjUj9tOA&feature=related like the thing fifteen seconds into this video.]]
* The anime adaptation of ''Manga/AkuNoHana'' is a rare example of {{Rotoscoping}} in the genre. Because of this, some of the characters look... off from real-life people, let alone their original manga designs.
* Due to the fact that the admirals in ''Manga/OnePiece'' are based off of famous Japanese actors this can happen. While the first admiral shown, Aokiji, does look like a normal character, Kizaru is slightly more realistic, and Akainu doesn't even look like he's part of the show, looking exactly like the actor.



* Invoked for Kazuo Kiriyama in ''Manga/BattleRoyale''. He was deliberately drawn with no reflection in his eyes, and while barely noticeable, it still manages to give his face a look beyond creepy.
* Probably unintentional, but the Deer God/Forest God in ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' seriously invokes this trope. A deer with vaguely mask-like human face instead of normal deer-head, and a veritable bush of horns growing on it. And from side he looks like a deer with front half of its head cut off.
* Also from Ghibli is Granmanmare from ''Anime/PonyoOnACliffByTheSea'', who evokes this due to her design being slightly more realistic than the traditionally Miyazaki-esque characters that surround her.
* StudioGhibli also intentionally applied this to [[http://www.ximnet.com.my/thelab/images/upload/nameless_train.jpg the passengers]] on the AfterlifeExpress from ''Anime/SpiritedAway''.
** No-face deserves special mention. I mean, just looking at that blank expressionless face on the pale, ghostly body is enough to give you the willies. [[http://spiritedaway.wikia.com/wiki/No-Face_(Kaonashi) Observe]].
* Even though Sai from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is actually a human, he has the inhuman feel of a robot, mostly because he's effectively [[TheStoic emotionless]]. His vampire tan doesn't exactly help.
** The [[spoiler: Six Paths of Pain]] are merely corpse puppets, controlled by [[spoiler: Nagato]]. When they fight, all of them, except [[spoiler: Deva Path, Nagato's go-to body, and the corpse of Yahiko,]] have blank, expressionless faces, usually. The anime goes further and makes them incredibly pale.
** Gaara, with his missing eyebrows and [[LooksLikeCesare heavily sleep-deprived eyes]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as he starts out as a villain. Later, his eyes (though still retaining those traits) become softer and gentler, because Gaara himself has [[HeelFaceTurn become softer and gentler]].
** Later on in the series, we get the [[spoiler: Edo Tensei]] shinobi. They're effectively [[spoiler: zombies]]. When being fully controlled by [[spoiler: Kabuto/Tobi]] they become emotionless and fight with blank, expressionless faces. Doubly so for the [[spoiler: revived jinchuuriki]] who are being directly controlled by [[spoiler: Tobi]]. Like the [[spoiler: Six Paths of Pain]] before them, they are merely very powerful [[spoiler: corpse puppets]]. Note that InUniverse, these shinobi are all identified by their blacked-out irides and cracked, pale skin.
* ''WebAnimation/MoriNoAndo'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqzt3T4R38c here]].
* ''Manga/RozenMaiden'' invokes this with the dolls when they have to act like regular dolls, and is also shown in the first season's opening. Otherwise, they're just Moe.
** In the manga, [[spoiler:when Suigintou and Micchan encounter another creator's attempt at making a living doll]], they find it unsettling.
* ''Anime/PerfectBlue'': Mima goes through a journey filled with all kinds of things nightmarish throughout the movie, and while most of the character designs lean toward realistic, there are two notable exceptions: Me-Mania, who is obviously creepy-looking from the start, and Rumi, who, like him, has eyes that are too widely spaced.
* Referenced in one of the ''Extra Lessons'' chapters from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', where Sakaki admits to being afraid of the mechanical crossing guards at construction sites.
* In the half-2D, half-CGI anime ''Gokujou!! Mechamote Iinchou,'' this is aaaalllll over the place. The animation switches from hand-drawn to cel-shaded CGI without warning, the characters, when in CGI-mode, can't even blink very well, and can't move their eyes--in order to face another direction, ''they have to turn their entire head.''
** Later episodes seem to use the CGI a bit better, though the non-human characters still look ''terrifying''.
* Actually referenced offhandedly in ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows''. One ''unique'' girl is trying to make a 'human' out of a remote controlled box, but people laugh at it. Keima draws a little smiley face on it and adds a cute note, and suddenly people are helping out. The girl decides to put a mannequin head on it to make it even more human... and it creeps people out to see a box with a human head on top roll through the hallway.
* Used as a plot point in ''Manga/TheKindaichiCaseFiles'' mystery "House of Wax": [[spoiler:The killer intentionally makes wax statues of his guests that are fantastically detailed, but look a little... off. This is so that during a series of crimes when it appears that the wax figures are being set up to resemble the scenes of people who will be found murdered, the murderer can pose as a statue using a mask, and no one will examine it too closely since it so clearly looks inhuman.]]
* Level Four Akuma in ''Manga/DGrayMan'' intentionally fall smack dab into this trope. Example [[http://dl01.mangashare.com/manga/D.Gray-man/146/015.jpg here.]]
%%** [[spoiler: Apocryphos... just frickin apocryphos]]
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' has a few examples. Ryou Bakura, and the way that smile [[StepfordSmiler never seems to leave his face, even when terrible things happen]]. And Dark Yugi, early in the [[Manga/YuGiOh manga]], somehow managed to make [[{{Narm}} not having a nose]] ''terrifying.''
** As a whole, Bakura fits in the valley. If you think that Ryou is [[{{Moe}} actually very cute,]] then Yami Bakura is VERY much in the valley. Aside from some slight differences, he has the same features as Ryou, but there's something very wrong with his expressions...also, Yami Marik would look okay if it weren't for the veins that become more and more prominent on his face, and the way he sticks out his tongue.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' uses this to absolutely brilliant and chilling degrees, with the designs of the Titans. The majority are deformed humanoids measuring anywhere between 4 - 15 meters in height, with BarbieDollAnatomy and creepy, cheerful smiles that never waver regardless of being blown apart or in the midst of devouring their victims. This is further used with the unique, deviant types encountered throughout the course of the story. [[spoiler: Eren's Titan form]] has pointed ears and a skull-like face, while [[spoiler: Ymir's Titan form]] looks animalistic with shark-like teeth, claws, CreepilyLongArms, and fur sprouting along its shoulders. As a result, both look more like traditional non-human monsters in a reflection of their [[spoiler: being on the side of humanity]]. The Armored Titan has an almost [[SculptedPhysique robotic appearance]], due to the armored plating covering its body and is less creepy than the Colossal Titan and the Female Titan, who are essentially skinless but otherwise very human in appearance. This seems to hint towards [[spoiler: Reiner's BecomingTheMask, in contrast to the more more ruthless Bertolt and Annie]].
** Some viewers and readers claim that the human characters can come across this way as well, especially when pulling off dramatic facial expressions.
*** This is somewhat justified/lampshaded by resident genius Armin - he notes that in order to win against monsters, you must be able to give up your humanity.
* This was one of the reasons why the [[RobotBuddy Assistroids]] in ''LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties'' are in their current form. The last generation were RidiculouslyHumanRobots that were normal size. Due to this, the Catians couldn't see them as "Tools", and a war was fought till the current generation of Assistroids was made.

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* Invoked for Kazuo Kiriyama in ''Manga/BattleRoyale''. He was deliberately ''Manga/FrankenFran'': Fran Madaraki is a Franchise/{{Frankenstein}}-style creature stitched together from dead body parts. She has visible stitching on her face and her eyes are usually drawn with no reflection in his eyes, and while barely noticeable, it still manages to give his face a look beyond creepy.
* Probably unintentional, but the Deer God/Forest God in ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' seriously invokes this trope. A deer with vaguely mask-like human face instead of normal deer-head,
tired and a veritable bush of horns growing on it. And from side he looks like a deer with front half of its head cut off.
* Also from Ghibli is Granmanmare from ''Anime/PonyoOnACliffByTheSea'', who evokes this due to her design being slightly more realistic than the traditionally Miyazaki-esque characters that surround her.
* StudioGhibli also intentionally applied this to [[http://www.ximnet.com.my/thelab/images/upload/nameless_train.jpg the passengers]] on the AfterlifeExpress from ''Anime/SpiritedAway''.
** No-face deserves special mention. I mean, just looking at that blank expressionless face on the pale, ghostly body is enough to give you the willies. [[http://spiritedaway.wikia.com/wiki/No-Face_(Kaonashi) Observe]].
* Even though Sai from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is actually a human, he has the inhuman feel of a robot, mostly because he's effectively [[TheStoic emotionless]]. His vampire tan doesn't exactly help.
** The [[spoiler: Six Paths of Pain]] are merely corpse puppets, controlled by [[spoiler: Nagato]]. When they fight, all of them, except [[spoiler: Deva Path, Nagato's go-to body, and the corpse of Yahiko,]] have blank, expressionless faces, usually. The anime goes further and makes them incredibly pale.
** Gaara, with his missing eyebrows and [[LooksLikeCesare heavily sleep-deprived eyes]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as he starts out as a villain. Later, his eyes (though still retaining those traits) become softer and gentler, because Gaara himself has [[HeelFaceTurn become softer and gentler]].
** Later on in the series, we get the [[spoiler: Edo Tensei]] shinobi. They're effectively [[spoiler: zombies]]. When being fully controlled by [[spoiler: Kabuto/Tobi]] they become emotionless and fight with blank, expressionless faces. Doubly so for the [[spoiler: revived jinchuuriki]] who are being directly controlled by [[spoiler: Tobi]]. Like the [[spoiler: Six Paths of Pain]] before them, they are merely very powerful [[spoiler: corpse puppets]]. Note that InUniverse, these shinobi are all identified by their blacked-out irides and cracked, pale skin.
* ''WebAnimation/MoriNoAndo'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqzt3T4R38c here]].
* ''Manga/RozenMaiden'' invokes this with the dolls when they have to act like regular dolls, and is also shown in the first season's opening. Otherwise, they're just Moe.
** In the manga, [[spoiler:when Suigintou and Micchan encounter another creator's attempt at making a living doll]], they find it unsettling.
* ''Anime/PerfectBlue'': Mima goes through a journey filled with all kinds of things nightmarish throughout the movie, and while most of the character designs lean toward realistic, there are two notable exceptions: Me-Mania, who is obviously creepy-looking from the start, and Rumi, who, like him, has eyes that are too widely spaced.
* Referenced in one of the ''Extra Lessons'' chapters from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', where Sakaki admits to being afraid of the mechanical crossing guards at construction sites.
* In the half-2D, half-CGI anime ''Gokujou!! Mechamote Iinchou,'' this is aaaalllll over the place. The animation switches from hand-drawn to cel-shaded CGI without warning, the characters, when in CGI-mode, can't even blink very well, and can't move their eyes--in order to face another direction, ''they have to turn their entire head.''
** Later episodes seem to use the CGI a bit better, though the non-human characters still look ''terrifying''.
* Actually referenced offhandedly in ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows''. One ''unique'' girl is trying to make a 'human' out of a remote controlled box, but people laugh at it. Keima draws a little smiley face on it and adds a cute note, and suddenly people are helping out. The girl decides to put a mannequin head on it to make it even more human... and it creeps people out to see a box with a human head on top roll through the hallway.
* Used as a plot point in ''Manga/TheKindaichiCaseFiles'' mystery "House of Wax": [[spoiler:The killer intentionally makes wax statues of his guests that are fantastically detailed, but look a little... off. This is so that during a series of crimes when it appears that the wax figures are being set up to resemble the scenes of people who will be found murdered, the murderer can pose as a statue using a mask, and no one will examine it too closely since it so clearly looks inhuman.]]
* Level Four Akuma in ''Manga/DGrayMan'' intentionally fall smack dab into this trope. Example [[http://dl01.mangashare.com/manga/D.Gray-man/146/015.jpg here.]]
%%** [[spoiler: Apocryphos... just frickin apocryphos]]
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' has a few examples. Ryou Bakura, and the way that smile [[StepfordSmiler never seems to leave his face, even when terrible things happen]]. And Dark Yugi, early in the [[Manga/YuGiOh manga]], somehow managed to make [[{{Narm}} not having a nose]] ''terrifying.''
** As a whole, Bakura fits in the valley. If you think that Ryou is [[{{Moe}} actually very cute,]] then Yami Bakura is VERY much in the valley. Aside from some slight differences, he has the same features as Ryou, but there's something very wrong with his expressions...also, Yami Marik would look okay if it weren't for the veins that become more and more prominent on his face, and the way he sticks out his tongue.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' uses this to absolutely brilliant and chilling degrees, with the designs of the Titans. The majority are deformed humanoids measuring anywhere between 4 - 15 meters in height, with BarbieDollAnatomy and creepy, cheerful smiles that never waver regardless of being blown apart or in the midst of devouring their victims. This is further used with the unique, deviant types encountered throughout the course of the story. [[spoiler: Eren's Titan form]] has pointed ears and a skull-like face, while [[spoiler: Ymir's Titan form]] looks animalistic with shark-like teeth, claws, CreepilyLongArms, and fur sprouting along its shoulders. As a result, both look more like traditional non-human monsters in a reflection of their [[spoiler: being on the side of humanity]]. The Armored Titan has an almost [[SculptedPhysique robotic appearance]], due to the armored plating covering its body and is less creepy than the Colossal Titan and the Female Titan, who are essentially skinless but otherwise very human in appearance. This seems to hint towards [[spoiler: Reiner's BecomingTheMask, in contrast to the more more ruthless Bertolt and Annie]].
** Some viewers and readers claim that the human characters can come across this way as well, especially when pulling off dramatic facial expressions.
*** This is somewhat justified/lampshaded by resident genius Armin - he notes that in order to win against monsters, you must be able to give up your humanity.
* This was one of the reasons why the [[RobotBuddy Assistroids]] in ''LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties'' are in their current form. The last generation were RidiculouslyHumanRobots that were normal size. Due to this, the Catians couldn't see them as "Tools", and a war was fought till the current generation of Assistroids was made.
lopsided.



* ''{{The Music of Marie}}'': When Kai flashes back to what happened when he nearly drowned. . .
* ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' episode 15: [[spoiler:[[DeceptivelyHumanRobots Cis]] seems to have been deliberately made to look and act just slightly ''off'']].
* The [[WartimeCartoon World War II propaganda film]] ''Anime/MomotarosDivineSeaWarriors'' was one of the first attempts at animating more realistic faces. The results range from odd-looking to downright scary.

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* ''{{The Music of Marie}}'': When Kai flashes back to what happened when he nearly drowned. . .
* ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' episode 15: [[spoiler:[[DeceptivelyHumanRobots Cis]] seems to have been deliberately made to look and act just slightly ''off'']].
''Anime/GhostHound'': A few things fall squarely into this, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKiEjUj9tOA&feature=related like the thing fifteen seconds into this video.]]
* The [[WartimeCartoon World War II propaganda film]] ''Anime/MomotarosDivineSeaWarriors'' was one of various ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' works have tackled this in many different ways:
** ''Anime/GhostInTheShell: Innocence'':
*** The Geisha-gynoids could hardly be mistaken for humans and are clearly artificial. However, their staggering mechanical movements and speech have just
the first attempts at animating more realistic faces. The results range from odd-looking to slightest trace of humanity, that makes them downright scary.creepy. It doesn't help that they [[YourHeadASplode rip people's heads off]].
*** The scientist from the forensics lab. She seems like a highly cynical, chain smoking, but overall laid back older women while talking with Togusa, until he leaves and [[spoiler:[[TearOffYourFace she takes her face off]] and plugs cables into her eyes]].
*** The Korean festival parade also touches the trope, though it doesn't cause real discomfort.
*** Kim himself, and his whole house as well. He had his brain put into a cybernetic body that was shaped and moved like a wooden puppet on strings. To Kim, the deepest point of the Uncanny Valley is the closest any being can come to perfection. As a result, his whole BigFancyHouse is full of human-sized dolls, puppets, and robots, turning it into a [[CircusOfFear Doll House]] [[AmusementParkOfDoom of Doom]].
** ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'':
*** The Tachikomas {{discuss|edTrope}} the trope, musing that the reason they are allowed advanced AI is because they are ''not'' humanoid, and that advanced AI in an android would creep humans out.
*** [[spoiler:Proto]], who just happens to be an advanced AI in an android. Even before this is revealed, there's clearly something... ''off'' about him. [[InvokedTrope This is likely intentional]].
* ''Gokujou!! Mechamote Iinchou'': In this half-2D, half-CGI anime, this is aaaalllll over the place. The animation switches from hand-drawn to cel-shaded CGI without warning, the characters, when in CGI-mode, can't even blink very well, and can't move their eyes--in order to face another direction, ''they have to turn their entire head.''
** Later episodes seem to use the CGI a bit better, though the non-human characters still look ''terrifying''.



* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'':
** Invoked when Guts and Puck encountered Rosine's minions for the first time. They looked ''really'' similar to Puck's elf kind, he said.... but there was somethin' off about them.
** It's safe to say that Griffith is now in the valley, especially now that he has been reincarnated. [[SlidingScaleOfBeauty He is now so beautiful]] that he both awes and frightens people at the same time [[spoiler: and the fact that he's a HumanoidAbomination]].
* Eiko pulls out a really creepy looking doll in episode 11 of Season 1's ''Manga/SquidGirl''. She later finds the doll's partner, who's broken up a little and freaks out all the girls looking for it.
* The UncannyValley is mentioned in a chapter of ''Manga/MedakaBox'' to explain why Medaka's technically perfect drumming fails to evoke any emotion from listeners. Her playing is so perfect that it's inhuman, and comes across as something cold and mechanical.
* Fran Madaraki of ''Manga/FrankenFran'' is a Franchise/{{Frankenstein}}-style creature stitched together from dead body parts. She has visible stitching on her face and her eyes are usually drawn to look tired and lopsided.
* While most homunculi on ''Manga/BusouRenkin'' look convincingly human until they transform into [[EldritchAbomination spawns of the devil]], Papillon's human persona in particular just looks odd. His eyes are always fixed on a lifeless stare bordering between condescension and rage, regardless of the actual emotion he's trying to express. His pale skin just makes him more unsettling. He's one of those people you'd actually feel afraid to even approach.
* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis Tokyo 2040'', as one of Linna's coworkers complains about the creepiness of the newer, more human-looking Boomers.
* ''Manga/ShirokumaCafe'' fall into this trope with its animal characters as they are drawn in a rather photorealistic looking style.
* Most of the characters in one ''TheWizardOfOz'' adaptation use cartoony designs, which makes characters like [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/53/WizOzToho.jpg/220px-WizOzToho.jpg Dorothy]] look a bit off.
* This trope can occur when works drawn in a general anime/manga style are shaded very realistically. Once the picture begins to look like real life things like enlarged eyes, missing noses, and small mouths start to look unnerving.
* Walpurgisnacht from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. She's a giant, upside-down clockwork harlequin doll with no facial features except for lips. She's obviously not human, but just human-doll-animatronic-looking enough to be quite creepy.
** Witches as a whole, really. While the rest of the characters are drawn and animated in [[{{Creator/UmeAoki}} Ume Aoki's]] style, the witches are each given their [[NonstandardCharacterDesign own unique styles]]. Gertrud, the first Witch with a proper fight, has a deformed rosebush for a "head" and butterfly wings that move with kind of a stop motion quality. Both of which are depicted by paper cutouts of real images.
* ''Manga/CityHunter 91'' and ''Manga/AngelHeart'' use realistic, sketch-like art style to depict main characters' serious/dramtic faces which easily come off as uncanny. The worse offenders are Ryo and Kaori themselves in ''Anime/AngelHeart'' anime, where their voice acting bounces all over the place and doesn't match the expressions, making the issue even weirder.
* ''Manga/SoulEaterNot'': The returning characters from ''Manga/SoulEater'' were given a cutesy and more realistic {{Moe}} redesign that just looks off and wrong. This is considered one of the main reasons the show didn't do very well.

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'':
** Invoked
''Ijime'', a short anti-bullying OVA, has an art style that falls ''deep'' into this trope. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sa6lO04I1o You have been warned]].
* ''Manga/TheKindaichiCaseFiles'': Used as a plot point in "House of Wax": [[spoiler:The killer intentionally makes wax statues of his guests that are fantastically detailed, but look a little... off. This is so that during a series of crimes
when Guts it appears that the wax figures are being set up to resemble the scenes of people who will be found murdered, the murderer can pose as a statue using a mask, and Puck encountered Rosine's minions for no one will examine it too closely since it so clearly looks inhuman.]]
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': The Gamia from
the first time. They looked ''really'' similar to Puck's elf kind, he said.... but original manga and ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' were three identical [[RobotGirl robot girls]]. Outwardly she seemed three ordinary human blonde girls... until you noticed her skin was unusually pale, her motions were eerily mechanical, her expressions were completely aloof and unchanging, they were nearly always silent and they never blinked. Anybody saw them could immediately tell there was somethin' off about them.
something seriously wrong with them... before they began punching holes in walls and shredding things with her razor-sharp hairs.
** It's safe Most of the human-looking androids Dr. Hell built were sufficiently well done to reasonably pass for humans. An exception was [[spoiler:a Kouji-alike android. That robot looked right like Kouji, but it behaved in a different way and it could not speak.]] It was pretty unsettling because he LOOKED like [[spoiler:Kouji]] but you could say that Griffith something did not fit.
** [[spoiler:Lorelei]] kind of averted it. Nobody thought something was amiss with her.
** In ''Manga/ShinMazingerZero'', Minerva-X -formerly a HumongousMecha FemBot-
is now in the valley, especially now that he has been reincarnated. [[SlidingScaleOfBeauty He a RobotGirl. Although she is now so beautiful]] that he both awes and frightens people at the same time [[spoiler: and the fact that he's a HumanoidAbomination]].
* Eiko pulls out a really
somewhat unsettling, she is less creepy looking doll in episode 11 of Season 1's ''Manga/SquidGirl''. She later finds than the doll's partner, who's broken up Gamia (moreover, the Gamia had lost most of her UncannyValley factor due to display a little range of emotions. Minerva thought they were STILL blatantly blunt and freaks out all the girls looking for it.
obvious, nonetheless). Maybe because even if she does not seem completely human, her actions and reactions are pretty human-like.
* ''Manga/MedakaBox'': The UncannyValley is mentioned in a chapter of ''Manga/MedakaBox'' to explain why Medaka's technically perfect drumming fails to evoke any emotion from listeners. Her playing is so perfect that it's inhuman, and comes across as something cold and mechanical.
* Fran Madaraki of ''Manga/FrankenFran'' is a Franchise/{{Frankenstein}}-style creature stitched together from dead body parts. She has visible stitching on her face and her eyes are usually drawn to look tired and lopsided.
* While most homunculi on ''Manga/BusouRenkin'' look convincingly human until they transform into [[EldritchAbomination spawns of the devil]], Papillon's human persona in particular just looks odd. His eyes are always fixed on a lifeless stare bordering between condescension and rage, regardless of the actual emotion he's trying to express. His pale skin just makes him more unsettling. He's one of those people you'd actually feel afraid to even approach.
* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis Tokyo 2040'', as one of Linna's coworkers complains about the creepiness of the newer, more human-looking Boomers.
* ''Manga/ShirokumaCafe'' fall into this trope with its animal characters as they are drawn in a rather photorealistic looking style.
* Most of the characters in one ''TheWizardOfOz'' adaptation use cartoony designs, which makes characters like [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/53/WizOzToho.jpg/220px-WizOzToho.jpg Dorothy]] look a bit off.
* This trope can occur when works drawn in a general anime/manga style are shaded very realistically. Once the picture begins to look like real life things like enlarged eyes, missing noses, and small mouths start to look unnerving.
* Walpurgisnacht from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. She's a giant, upside-down clockwork harlequin doll with no facial features except for lips. She's obviously not human, but just human-doll-animatronic-looking enough to be quite creepy.
** Witches as a whole, really. While the rest of the characters are drawn and animated in [[{{Creator/UmeAoki}} Ume Aoki's]] style, the witches are each given their [[NonstandardCharacterDesign own unique styles]]. Gertrud, the first Witch with a proper fight, has a deformed rosebush for a "head" and butterfly wings that move with kind of a stop motion quality. Both of which are depicted by paper cutouts of real images.
* ''Manga/CityHunter 91'' and ''Manga/AngelHeart'' use realistic, sketch-like art style to depict main characters' serious/dramtic faces which easily come off as uncanny. The worse offenders are Ryo and Kaori themselves in ''Anime/AngelHeart'' anime, where their voice acting bounces all over the place and doesn't match the expressions, making the issue even weirder.
* ''Manga/SoulEaterNot'': The returning characters from ''Manga/SoulEater'' were given a cutesy and more realistic {{Moe}} redesign that just looks off and wrong. This is considered one of the main reasons the show didn't do very well.
mechanical



* ''Ijime'', a short anti-bullying OVA, has an art style that falls ''deep'' into this trope. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sa6lO04I1o You have been warned]].

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* ''Ijime'', a short anti-bullying OVA, has an art style that falls ''deep'' into this trope. [[https://www.''Anime/MomotarosDivineSeaWarriors'': This [[WartimeCartoon World War II propaganda film]] was one of the first attempts at animating more realistic faces. The results range from odd-looking to downright scary.
* ''WebAnimation/MoriNoAndo'' [[http://www.
youtube.com/watch?v=4sa6lO04I1o You com/watch?v=iqzt3T4R38c here]].
* ''{{The Music of Marie}}'': When Kai flashes back to what happened when he nearly drowned...
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Even though Sai is actually a human, he has the inhuman feel of a robot, mostly because he's effectively [[TheStoic emotionless]]. His vampire tan doesn't exactly help.
** The [[spoiler:Six Paths of Pain]] are merely corpse puppets, controlled by [[spoiler:Nagato]]. When they fight, all of them, except [[spoiler:Deva Path, Nagato's go-to body, and the corpse of Yahiko,]]
have blank, expressionless faces, usually. The anime goes further and makes them incredibly pale.
** Gaara, with his missing eyebrows and [[LooksLikeCesare heavily sleep-deprived eyes]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as he starts out as a villain. Later, his eyes (though still retaining those traits) become softer and gentler, because Gaara himself has [[HeelFaceTurn become softer and gentler]].
** Later on in the series, we get the [[spoiler:Edo Tensei]] shinobi. They're effectively [[spoiler:zombies]]. When being fully controlled by [[spoiler:Kabuto/Tobi]] they become emotionless and fight with blank, expressionless faces. Doubly so for the [[spoiler:revived jinchuuriki]] who are being directly controlled by [[spoiler:Tobi]]. Like the [[spoiler:Six Paths of Pain]] before them, they are merely very powerful [[spoiler:corpse puppets]]. Note that InUniverse, these shinobi are all identified by their blacked-out irides and cracked, pale skin.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
** It has
been warned]]. said [[ReiAyanamiExpy Rei Ayanami]] was intended to be this. [[UnbuiltTrope It didn't work out]].
** Kaworu's appearance caused this reaction in a lot of viewers.
** [[spoiler:The Mass Production Evangelions]] from ''End''. The masochistic cyborg harpies who are TheFaceless except for their ever-smiling bright-red lips just get to people.
** Lilith to an extent as well. There's something about a crucified humanoid being that resembles a bloated corpse and with a mask that gives it the appearance of having no face at all that tends to creep some fans of the series out.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Due to the fact that the admirals are based off of famous Japanese actors this can happen. While the first admiral shown, Aokiji, does look like a normal character, Kizaru is slightly more realistic, and Akainu doesn't even look like he's part of the show, looking exactly like the actor.
* ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}'': The titular monsters, while usually looking human, never blink and have very limited understanding of facial/emotional subtleties that place them quite firmly in this trope. They also are drawn with slightly elongated eyes with sharply pointed ends that give their faces a distinctly inhuman aspect. Even scarier is that near the end, when police start using these attributes to recognize and kill the parasites, they occasionally kill ordinary (but crazy) humans by mistake.
** The [[spoiler:protagonist]] also slowly starts slipping into this as time goes by.
--->[[spoiler:Shinichi]] (with a sheepish grin): "If you treat pigs and cows as equal beings... then we're eating their slaughtered corpses. ''So don't be so afraid when someone dies.''"
* ''Anime/PerfectBlue'': Mima goes through a journey filled with all kinds of things nightmarish throughout the movie, and while most of the character designs lean toward realistic, there are two notable exceptions: Me-Mania, who is obviously creepy-looking from the start, and Rumi, who, like him, has eyes that are too widely spaced.
* ''Anime/PonyoOnACliffByTheSea'': Granmanmare, due to her design being slightly more realistic than the traditionally Miyazaki-esque characters that surround her.
* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'': Invoked with the Deer God/Forest God. A deer with a vaguely mask-like human face that's perpetually smiling instead of normal deer-head, and a veritable bush of horns growing on it. And from side he looks like a deer with front half of its head cut off.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'':
** Walpurgisnacht. She's a giant, upside-down clockwork harlequin doll with no facial features except for lips. She's obviously not human, but just human-doll-animatronic-looking enough to be quite creepy.
** Witches as a whole, really. While the rest of the characters are drawn and animated in [[{{Creator/UmeAoki}} Ume Aoki's]] style, the witches are each given their [[NonstandardCharacterDesign own unique styles]]. Gertrud, the first Witch with a proper fight, has a deformed rosebush for a "head" and butterfly wings that move with kind of a stop motion quality. Both of which are depicted by paper cutouts of real images.
* ''Manga/RozenMaiden'' invokes this with the dolls when they have to act like regular dolls, and is also shown in the first season's opening. Otherwise, they're just Moe.
** In the manga, [[spoiler:when Suigintou and Micchan encounter another creator's attempt at making a living doll]], they find it unsettling.
* Played with in an interesting way in ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ''. For the most part the saber marionettes act as RidiculouslyHumanRobots, but on two separate occasions one of them has something happen to her 'maiden circuit' which controls their emotions. They then nosedive instantly into Uncanny Valley territory, marked mostly by their vacant stares and completely lack of movement except when prompted.



* The cat family featured in the 1947 anime [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_nN0_DZPHw "Suteneko Tora-chan"]] look a little creepy with faces that mostly look like real faces.
* Just one name: Creator/MasakazuKatsura. Do you rather see his characters in his [[http://reachingforadream.yolasite.com/resources/Manga%20Iori.jpg classic manga style?]] or [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b3/I%22s_volume_1.jpg a bit more realistic?]]

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* The cat family featured in the 1947 anime [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_nN0_DZPHw "Suteneko Tora-chan"]] look a little creepy ''Manga/ShirokumaCafe'' fall into this trope with faces that mostly look like real faces.
* Just one name: Creator/MasakazuKatsura. Do you rather see his
its animal characters as they are drawn in his [[http://reachingforadream.yolasite.com/resources/Manga%20Iori.jpg classic manga style?]] or [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b3/I%22s_volume_1.jpg a bit rather photorealistic looking style.
* ''Manga/SoulEaterNot'': The returning characters from ''Manga/SoulEater'' were given a cutesy and
more realistic?]]realistic {{Moe}} redesign that just looks off and wrong. This is considered one of the main reasons the show didn't do very well.
* ''Anime/SpiritedAway'': Invoked with [[http://www.ximnet.com.my/thelab/images/upload/nameless_train.jpg the passengers]] on the AfterlifeExpress.
** No-face deserves special mention. Just looking at that blank expressionless face on the pale, ghostly body is enough to give you the willies. [[http://spiritedaway.wikia.com/wiki/No-Face_(Kaonashi) Observe]].
* ''Manga/SquidGirl'': Eiko pulls out a really creepy looking doll in episode 11 of Season 1. She later finds the doll's partner, who's broken up a little and freaks out all the girls looking for it.



* The cat family featured in the 1947 anime ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_nN0_DZPHw Suteneko Tora-chan]]'' look a little creepy with faces that mostly look like real faces.
* ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' episode 15: [[spoiler:[[DeceptivelyHumanRobots Cis]] seems to have been deliberately made to look and act just slightly ''off'']].
* In ''Anime/TimeOfEve'', the robots are all clearly identifiable and do not act human in the slightest. However, any notion of treating robots as human, or that robots can act human, are vehemently opposed by society, illustrated by the constant anti-robot rights ads that play on TV.
* Most of the characters in one ''TheWizardOfOz'' adaptation use cartoony designs, which makes characters like [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/53/WizOzToho.jpg/220px-WizOzToho.jpg Dorothy]] look a bit off.
* Actually referenced offhandedly in ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows''. One ''unique'' girl is trying to make a 'human' out of a remote controlled box, but people laugh at it. Keima draws a little smiley face on it and adds a cute note, and suddenly people are helping out. The girl decides to put a mannequin head on it to make it even more human... and it creeps people out to see a box with a human head on top roll through the hallway.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' has a few examples. Ryou Bakura, and the way that smile [[StepfordSmiler never seems to leave his face, even when terrible things happen]]. And Dark Yugi, early in the [[Manga/YuGiOh manga]], somehow managed to make [[{{Narm}} not having a nose]] ''terrifying.''
** As a whole, Bakura fits in the valley. If you think that Ryou is [[{{Moe}} actually very cute,]] then Yami Bakura is VERY much in the valley. Aside from some slight differences, he has the same features as Ryou, but there's something very wrong with his expressions... also, Yami Marik would look okay if it weren't for the veins that become more and more prominent on his face, and the way he sticks out his tongue.
* This trope can occur when works drawn in a general anime/manga style are shaded very realistically. Once the picture begins to look like real life things like enlarged eyes, missing noses, and small mouths start to look unnerving.
* Just one name: Creator/MasakazuKatsura. Do you rather see his characters in his [[http://reachingforadream.yolasite.com/resources/Manga%20Iori.jpg classic manga style?]] or [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b3/I%22s_volume_1.jpg a bit more realistic?]]



18th Nov '16 1:23:40 AM Viira
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* ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' is gorgeously animated in details and SceneryPorn, but the 3D movements throw a lot of people off. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0Va228UhRs Especially in this trailer/music video]], where the girls do a PowerWalk (beginning at 2:51) that comes off more creepy and lumbering than {{badass}}.

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* ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' is gorgeously animated in details and SceneryPorn, but the 3D movements throw a lot of people off. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0Va228UhRs Especially in this trailer/music video]], where the girls do a PowerWalk (beginning at 2:51) that comes off more creepy and lumbering than {{badass}}.badass.
1st Aug '16 7:31:57 PM Willbyr
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** In ''ShinMazingerZero'', Minerva-X -formerly a HumongousMecha FemBot- is a RobotGirl. Although she is somewhat unsettling, she is less creepy than the Gamia (moreover, the Gamia had lost most of her UncannyValley factor due to display a range of emotions. Minerva thought they were STILL blatantly blunt and obvious, nonetheless). Maybe because even if she does not seem completely human, her actions and reactions are pretty human-like.

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** In ''ShinMazingerZero'', ''Manga/ShinMazingerZero'', Minerva-X -formerly a HumongousMecha FemBot- is a RobotGirl. Although she is somewhat unsettling, she is less creepy than the Gamia (moreover, the Gamia had lost most of her UncannyValley factor due to display a range of emotions. Minerva thought they were STILL blatantly blunt and obvious, nonetheless). Maybe because even if she does not seem completely human, her actions and reactions are pretty human-like.
15th Jul '16 4:43:53 PM WildeOscar
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* Some people have an UncannyValley reaction to the "big eye little mouth" appearance of anime and manga characters in general.
17th Mar '16 6:25:23 AM 32_Footsteps
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** [[spoiler: Apocryphos... just frickin apocryphos]]

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** %%** [[spoiler: Apocryphos... just frickin apocryphos]]
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