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20th Feb '18 12:18:44 AM LlamaAdventure
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* Nui from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' is a deliberate, unique take on this, as her constant LeaningOnTheFourthWall (i.e. leaning on her own BossSubtitles, stroking a character's hair through a split-screen divider) and frequent StylisticSuck animation (at one point dodging attacks by having her animation cel rotate around them) add to her general creepiness and the feeling that there's just something seriously ''wrong'' with her.
9th Jan '18 7:22:56 PM CyberTiger88
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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure''
** [[TeamPet Iggy]] in the manga version of [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Stardust Crusaders]] started out with [[http://jojo.wikia.com/wiki/File:IggyOriginal.png very human-like eyes]] making him look right at home in a surrealist horror painting rather than a battle manga. Iggy soon gained [[http://jojo.wikia.com/wiki/File:Iggy_Normal.png a more cartoony appearance]] which lessened this effect.
** Used to a deliberate effect with some of [[FightingSpirit the Stands]] of the villains. Being an extension of one's self, the more sociopathic characters often have stands that are humanoid but have features that trigger mental alarm bells, not unlike a psychopath's public persona. Some examples are [[SerialKiller Yoshikage Kira's]] [[http://jojo.wikia.com/wiki/File:Killer_queen_c345.png Killer Queen]] who is always seen with an expressionless skull-like FrozenFace, [[BigBad Dio's]] [[http://jojo.wikia.com/wiki/File:DioBurandoDesune.png The World]] that has enormous lips and dead monotone eyes, and [[AxCrazy Anjuro "Angelo" Katagiri's]] [[http://jojo.wikia.com/wiki/File:Aqua_Necklace_AV.png Aqua Necklace]] that has a mouthful of fangs and is covered from head to toe in giant eyes.
13th Nov '17 6:04:15 AM NexusLQ
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** ''Anime/Berserk2016'', ''everything'' the severe backlash from fans comes the fact all the characters are essentially [[ConspicuousCG CGI-mannequins]]. Nobody looks natural the faces don't react and all the "talking" moments feel like someone trying to tell a story in VideoGame/GarrysMod. There are some moments where 2D animation is used which is a relief when it happens, but they are few and far between. The blu-ray DVD release uses more 2D moments and uncensors some the nudity which had BarbieDollAnatomy before but fans were still unimpressed.

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** ''Anime/Berserk2016'', ''everything'' the severe backlash from fans comes the fact all the characters are essentially [[ConspicuousCG CGI-mannequins]]. Nobody looks natural the faces don't react and all the "talking" moments feel like someone trying to tell a story in VideoGame/GarrysMod. There are some moments where 2D animation is used which is a relief when it happens, but they those moments are few and far between. The blu-ray DVD release uses more 2D moments and uncensors some the nudity which had BarbieDollAnatomy before but fans were still unimpressed.



** Chaozu was also example of the Uncanny Valley himself when he first appeared, until DefeatEqualsFriendship kicked in and he gained more emotions and facial expressions. Considering he was based off Jiangsh (Chinese vampire) this is very fitting.

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** Chaozu was also example of the Uncanny Valley himself when he first appeared, until DefeatEqualsFriendship kicked in and he gained more emotions and facial expressions. Considering he was based off Jiangsh (Chinese vampire) (ChineseVampire) this is very fitting.



*** Indigo from Strong World is possibly even creepier than Laffitte, as not only does he make creepy exaggerated facial features towards the end of the movie but also catches you off guard since he acting pretty [[BewareTheSillyOnes goofy]] and harmless at the start of the movie.

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*** Indigo from Strong World is possibly even creepier than Laffitte, as not only does he make creepy exaggerated facial features towards the end of the movie but also catches you off guard since he was acting pretty [[BewareTheSillyOnes goofy]] and harmless at the start of the movie.



** Fukuro out of all the members of [=CP9=] is just plain weird thanks to his big round body and his vaguely disturbing zipper mouth. Plus there's the insistence he have female voice actor in the anime which just adds to the uncanny. Kumadori is also a weirdo but since he's based off Kabuki theater his appearance/behavior.

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** Fukuro out of all the members of [=CP9=] is just plain weird thanks to his big round body and his vaguely disturbing zipper mouth. Plus there's the insistence he have female voice actor in the anime which just adds to the uncanny. Kumadori is also a weirdo but since he's based off Kabuki theater shown by his appearance/behavior.



** 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. Fujiora is the same to Akainu-level.

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** 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. Fujiora is the same same, to Akainu-level.Akainu-level creepily realistic.
6th Nov '17 10:43:58 PM NexusLQ
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** ''Anime/Berserk2016'', ''everything'' the severe backlash from fans comes the fact all the characters are essentially [[ConspicuousCG CGI-mannequins]]. Nobody looks natural the faces don't react and all the "talking" moments feel like someone trying to tell a story in VideoGame/GarrysMod. There are some moments where 2D animation is used which is a relief when it happens, but they are few and far between. The blu-ray DVD release uses more 2D moments and uncensors some the nudity which had BarbieDollAnatomy before but fans were still unimpressed.



*** Tien has uncanny-ness himself considering his ThirdEye and the fact no one else in the series has a third eyeball in their forehead but considering Tien is rampant ChickMagnet this trope doesn't apply to Tien as much as it does to Chaozu.

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*** Tien has uncanny-ness himself considering his ThirdEye and the fact no one else in the series has a third eyeball in their forehead but considering Tien is a rampant ChickMagnet this trope doesn't apply to Tien as much as it does to Chaozu.



** Averted with Buggy the Clown since the only real unnatural thing about him is his red nose and his silly demeanor. But completely played straight with [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/YDVGIAPyTfM/maxresdefault.jpg Laffitte]] whose face doesn't change even when damaged though he more creepy mime than creepy clown.

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** Averted with Buggy the Clown since the only real unnatural thing about him is his red nose and his silly demeanor.demeanor makes him hilarious and not in the slightest bit scary. But completely played straight with [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/YDVGIAPyTfM/maxresdefault.jpg Laffitte]] whose face doesn't change even when damaged though he he's more creepy mime than creepy clown.



** Nearly everybody in [[Anime/BaronOmatsuriAndTheSecretIsland movie 6]] thanks to Mamoru Hosoda's artstyle and used in the context of the story which is very unlike One Piece. The movie while very good became very unsettling for fans, DJ Kappa [[https://i.skyrock.net/4238/87434238/pics/3247888404_1_9_5p26T2qA.jpg is especially creepy]] but he's nothing compared to how [[NightmareFuel horrifying]] the ending is.



** Fukuro out of all the members of [=CP9=] is just plain weird thanks to his big round body and his vaguely disturbing zipper mouth. Plus there's the insistence he have female voice actor in the anime which just adds to the uncanny.

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** Fukuro out of all the members of [=CP9=] is just plain weird thanks to his big round body and his vaguely disturbing zipper mouth. Plus there's the insistence he have female voice actor in the anime which just adds to the uncanny. Kumadori is also a weirdo but since he's based off Kabuki theater his appearance/behavior.



** In Dressrosa three individuals are deep in Uncanny valley thanks to personalty quirks, first is Cavendish or more specifically his [[SuperPoweredEvilSide evil]] alter ego [[http://i.imgur.com/CyktepR.png Hakuba]]. Sugar of the Domflamingo family mainly due to the fact she's [[TheAgeless looks like]] she's 10 when she's actually 22 years old and her sadistic nature makes Sugar very off putting. Dellinger when it turns out he's got MoreteethThanTheOsmondFamily.

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** In Dressrosa three individuals are deep in Uncanny valley thanks to personalty quirks, first is Cavendish or more specifically his [[SuperPoweredEvilSide evil]] alter ego [[http://i.imgur.com/CyktepR.png Hakuba]]. Sugar of the Domflamingo family mainly due to the fact she's [[TheAgeless looks like]] she's 10 when she's actually 22 years old and her sadistic nature makes Sugar very off putting. Dellinger when it turns out he's got MoreteethThanTheOsmondFamily.MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily.
6th Nov '17 8:08:47 PM Midna
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* ''Manga/AkuNoHana'': The anime adaptation is a rare example of {{Rotoscoping}} in the medium. Because of this, some of the characters look... off from real-life people, let alone their original manga designs.

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* ''Manga/AkuNoHana'': The anime adaptation ''Manga/AkuNoHana'' is a rare example of {{Rotoscoping}} in the medium. Because of this, some of the characters look... off from real-life people, let alone their original manga designs.



* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'': Referenced in one of the ''Extra Lessons'' chapters, where Sakaki admits to being afraid of the mechanical crossing guards at construction sites.
* ''Manga/BattleRoyale'': Invoked for Kazuo Kiriyama. 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.

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* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'': Referenced ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' references this in one of the ''Extra Lessons'' chapters, where Sakaki admits to being afraid of the mechanical crossing guards at construction sites.
* ''Manga/BattleRoyale'': Invoked ''Manga/BattleRoyale'' invokes this for Kazuo Kiriyama. 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.



* ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis Tokyo 2040'': {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d, as one of Linna's coworkers complains about the creepiness of the newer, more human-looking Boomers.

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* ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis Tokyo 2040'': {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d, 2040'' {{lampshade|Hanging}}s it, as one of Linna's coworkers complains about the creepiness of the newer, more human-looking Boomers.



* ''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 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 match the expressions, making the issue even weirder.
* ''Manga/DGrayMan'': Level Four Akuma intentionally fall smack dab into this trope. Example [[http://dl01.mangashare.com/manga/D.Gray-man/146/015.jpg here.]]

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* ''LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties'': This was In ''LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties'', this is 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 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 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/DGrayMan'': Level Four Akuma intentionally fall falls smack dab into this trope. Example [[http://dl01.mangashare.com/manga/D.Gray-man/146/015.jpg here.]]



* ''Manga/DeathNote'' deliberately ''aimed'' for this with L's design, including his rather unhealthy, pale skintone, huge eyebags under his bulbous eyes and his facial features and expressions overall being drawn more 'goofy' than with the other characters. Given the numbers of fans L has, this backfired.

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'' deliberately ''aimed'' ''aims'' for this with L's design, including his rather unhealthy, pale skintone, huge eyebags under his bulbous eyes and his facial features and expressions overall being drawn in a more 'goofy' exaggerated way than with the other characters. Given the numbers of fans L has, this backfired.



** An American example occurs with the original edited English Dub. It heavily censored heavily violent scenes, and more extreme wounds on characters would be digitally painted out. Unfortunately the edits over characters made them look really off and didn't mesh with the animation at all.

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** An American odd example occurs with the original edited English Dub. dub. It heavily censored heavily censors violent scenes, and more extreme wounds on characters would be are digitally painted out. Unfortunately Unfortunately, the edits over characters made make them look really off and didn't don't mesh with the animation at all.



* ''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.]]

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* ''Anime/GhostHound'': A ''Anime/GhostHound'' has a few things that fall squarely into this, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKiEjUj9tOA&feature=related like the thing fifteen seconds into this video.]]



* ''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.''

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* ''Gokujou!! Mechamote Iinchou'': In Iinchou'' has 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.''



* ''Hen'': The artist's grasp of human anatomy can get a little loose at times.

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* ''Hen'': The In ''Hen'', the artist's grasp of human anatomy can get a little loose at times.



* ''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 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.]]
* ''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.

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* ''Manga/TheKindaichiCaseFiles'': Used ''Manga/TheKindaichiCaseFiles'' uses thisv 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 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.]]
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': The Gamia from the original manga and ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' were are three identical [[RobotGirl robot girls]]. Outwardly she seemed seems three ordinary human blonde girls... until you noticed notice her skin was is unusually pale, her motions were are eerily mechanical, her expressions were are completely aloof and unchanging, they were are nearly always silent and they never blinked. blink. Anybody saw who sees them could can immediately tell there was there's something seriously wrong with them... before they began begin punching holes in walls and shredding things with her razor-sharp hairs.
** Most of the human-looking androids Dr. Hell built were are sufficiently well done to reasonably pass for humans. An exception was is [[spoiler:a Kouji-alike android. That robot looked right looks just like Kouji, but it behaved behaves in a different way and it could not can't speak.]] It was It's pretty unsettling because he LOOKED LOOKS like [[spoiler:Kouji]] but you could can say something did not doesn't fit.
** [[spoiler:Lorelei]] kind of averted averts it. Nobody thought thinks something was is 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 displaying a range of emotions. Minerva thought thinks they were are STILL blatantly blunt and obvious, nonetheless). Maybe because even if she does not seem completely human, her actions and reactions are pretty human-like.



* ''Anime/MekakucityActors'': The intro of episode 9 is supposed to be a cute, heartwarming montage of [[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). The redone version for the BD sets, by comparison, is in 2D and does a much better job of trying to be cute.
* ''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.

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* ''Anime/MekakucityActors'': The In ''Anime/MekakucityActors'', the intro of episode 9 is supposed to be a cute, heartwarming montage of [[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). The redone version for the BD sets, by comparison, is in 2D and does a much better job of trying to be cute.
* ''Anime/MomotarosDivineSeaWarriors'': This ''Anime/MomotarosDivineSeaWarriors'' is a [[WartimeCartoon World War II propaganda film]] was and one of the first attempts at animating more realistic faces. The results range from odd-looking to downright scary.



* ''{{The Music of Marie}}'': When Kai flashes back to what happened when he nearly drowned...

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* ''{{The ''Anime/{{The Music of Marie}}'': When Kai flashes back to what happened when he nearly drowned...



** It has been said [[ReiAyanamiExpy Rei Ayanami]] was intended to be this. [[UnbuiltTrope It didn't work out]].

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** It has been said [[ReiAyanamiExpy Rei Ayanami]] was intended to be this. [[UnbuiltTrope It didn't work out]].work]].



* ''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.

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* ''Anime/PerfectBlue'': ''Anime/PerfectBlue'''s 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/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.

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* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'': Invoked ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' invokes it 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 the front half of its head cut off.



** 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.

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** 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 these 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.



* ''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.
* ''Anime/SpiritedAway'': Invoked with [[http://www.ximnet.com.my/thelab/images/upload/nameless_train.jpg the passengers]] on the AfterlifeExpress.

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* ''Manga/SoulEaterNot'': The ''Manga/SoulEaterNot'' gives 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.
* ''Anime/SpiritedAway'': Invoked ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' invokes it with [[http://www.ximnet.com.my/thelab/images/upload/nameless_train.jpg the passengers]] on the AfterlifeExpress.



* 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.

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* 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 life, things like enlarged eyes, missing small noses, and small mouths start to look unnerving.
1st Nov '17 11:42:14 PM NexusLQ
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** Sasuke as well especially when he goes off the deep end after he kills Danzo, he comes from pretty boy to [[https://shannaro.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/sasuke-crazy-face.jpg freak boy]] in the space of seconds. This may be a case of EvilMakesYouUgly.

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** Sasuke as well especially when he goes off the deep end after he kills Danzo, he comes goes from pretty boy to [[https://shannaro.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/sasuke-crazy-face.jpg freak boy]] in the space of seconds. This may be a case of EvilMakesYouUgly.
1st Nov '17 11:36:09 PM NexusLQ
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*** Hell even before Griffith is just unnaturally beautiful, especially [[Anime/BerserkTheGoldenAgeArc The Golden Age movies]] where the artists did their best [[https://i.pinimg.com/564x/5d/59/f2/5d59f2406191d3b85861702d459e0448--manga-art-manga-anime.jpg to make]] Griffith's face look angelic but alien compared to everyone else.



* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' seemed to ''attempt'' to invoke this with androids 16, 17 and 18, by giving them steel-blue eyes, facial features [[OnlySixFaces very different from the series' norm]], and (in the dub) inexpressive voices. If this ''was'' an attempt at the uncanny valley, it failed, as both 17 and 18 are almost universally considered adorable (and 16, while not exactly a looker, did not have the repulsive qualities that the uncanny valley is known for).

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* ''Anime/DragonBall''
** The creepiest example in the early series, was the [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/qcVHUIbcBYA/maxresdefault.jpg Goku doll]] created by the equally creepy Mr Popo made for kid Goku to train with. The doll is completely silent and just stares blankly at normal Goku with it's emotionless Mr Popo-like eyes and even more creepily when the doll does the Kamehameha he doesn't speak the words just mouths the words. The English dub makes it more creepy by giving the doll raspy noises when he uses Kamehameha instead of saying the words, when the doll dies it turns back into a Goku-shaped mold of clay.
** Chaozu was also example of the Uncanny Valley himself when he first appeared, until DefeatEqualsFriendship kicked in and he gained more emotions and facial expressions. Considering he was based off Jiangsh (Chinese vampire) this is very fitting.
*** Tien has uncanny-ness himself considering his ThirdEye and the fact no one else in the series has a third eyeball in their forehead but considering Tien is rampant ChickMagnet this trope doesn't apply to Tien as much as it does to Chaozu.
** There's also a very disturbing example in King Piccolo anime filler, when Goku is in the cave of darkness he comes across a copy of Kami house full of copies his friends. Goku is fooled briefly despite the gang all talking in creepy high pitched voices and acting unnatural.
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' seemed to ''attempt'' to invoke this with androids 16, 17 and 18, by giving them steel-blue eyes, facial features [[OnlySixFaces very different from the series' norm]], and (in the dub) inexpressive voices. If this ''was'' an attempt at the uncanny valley, it failed, as both 17 and 18 are almost universally considered adorable attractive (and 16, while not exactly a looker, did not have the repulsive qualities that the uncanny valley is known for).



*** Chaozu was an example of the Uncanny Valley himself when he first appeared, until DefeatEqualsFriendship kicked in and he gained more emotions and facial expressions.



** Sasuke as well especially when he goes off the deep end after he kills Danzo, he comes from pretty boy to [[https://shannaro.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/sasuke-crazy-face.jpg freak boy]] in the space of seconds. This may be a case of EvilMakesYouUgly.



* ''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.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': ''Manga/OnePiece''
** Averted with Buggy the Clown since the only real unnatural thing about him is his red nose and his silly demeanor. But completely played straight with [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/YDVGIAPyTfM/maxresdefault.jpg Laffitte]] whose face doesn't change even when damaged though he more creepy mime than creepy clown.
*** Indigo from Strong World is possibly even creepier than Laffitte, as not only does he make creepy exaggerated facial features towards the end of the movie but also catches you off guard since he acting pretty [[BewareTheSillyOnes goofy]] and harmless at the start of the movie.
** Satori in Skyepeia is just odd, his completely round glasses, high voice and "dumpling"-like body. Satori's boss Enel is mostly normal looking [[spoiler: except for his OhCrap moment against Luffy where his face [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/youtubepoop/images/0/04/Enel_Shocked_Face.png/revision/latest?cb=20150625025803 distorted]] in shock it's quite funny in context but the image alone is bit unsettling]].
** Fukuro out of all the members of [=CP9=] is just plain weird thanks to his big round body and his vaguely disturbing zipper mouth. Plus there's the insistence he have female voice actor in the anime which just adds to the uncanny.
** Most the villains and zombies in Thriller Bark go straight into Uncanny Valley territory though it's PlayedForLaughs ''mostly''. The tree zombie [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/onepiece/images/d/d4/MocDonald_Anime_Infobox.png/revision/latest?cb=20130604224554 is very creepy]] since it's got a human face stitched to a tree trunk, Hogback and Absalom are very off-putting especially in Absalom case since he's not a zombie but still has a mouth of lion and other "parts". Perona and Cindry are more attractive but have their creepy moments. Gecko Moria looks like outright monster despite being supposedly "human".
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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. Fujiora is the same to Akainu-level.
** In Dressrosa three individuals are deep in Uncanny valley thanks to personalty quirks, first is Cavendish or more specifically his [[SuperPoweredEvilSide evil]] alter ego [[http://i.imgur.com/CyktepR.png Hakuba]]. Sugar of the Domflamingo family mainly due to the fact she's [[TheAgeless looks like]] she's 10 when she's actually 22 years old and her sadistic nature makes Sugar very off putting. Dellinger when it turns out he's got MoreteethThanTheOsmondFamily.
** [[spoiler: Pudding thanks to her SplitPersonality and her slightly deranged [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/onepiece/images/7/71/Pudding%27s_Acting_Skills.png/revision/latest?cb=20170405011153 distorting]] of her face]].
26th Sep '17 12:35:51 PM chopshop
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* A lot of works by Creator/JunjiIto thanks to his distinctive art style. It works great for his usual horror works, but it becomes '''hilarious''' (and a bit unsettling) when he continues using it for stuff like ''[[Manga/JunjiItosCatDiaryYonAndMu Cat Diary]]'', a silly comic about his wife's cats.
19th Sep '17 6:18:32 AM MarqFJA
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* '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 as "Tools", and a war was fought till the current generation of Assistroids was made.

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* 'LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties'': ''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 as "Tools", and a war was fought till the current generation of Assistroids was made.
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.
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