A western animation becomes a stereotypical anime for one scene to a whole episode for laughs. This usually entails many stereotypical anime tropes such as engrish
, bad lipsyncing and dubbing
, giant anime eyes, spiky/unconventionally colored hair
, thin lined artwork (only notable because the original cartoon is (usually) thick-line animated
), and more badass versions of characters
(especially if they aren't human
The series in question does not have to be made in
the west for this trope to count, it just has to have a western style originally. For example, an anime that looks like a western animation, but changes its art style to an anime for a scene would still count. However, most of the time, this trope is used by
western animators to make fun of the differences between the two art styles.
A subtrope of Art Shift
. Compare Animesque
, when a western work has an anime style by default.
[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
- An inversion in one episode of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt (an anime that looks a lot like a Western cartoon), where the art style suddenly becomes much more realistic and darker.
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- The ending of one episode of Clerks has the ending "lost overseas", and thus had a replacement ending parodying anime made by Korean animators.
- In the Codename: Kids Next Door episode "R.E.P.O.R.T", Numbuh 4's section is done in a style that parodies Dragon Ball Z.
- Dexter's Laboratory: The episode Mock 5.
- Fairly OddParents: The episode Go Go Racer, which is also a parody of Speed Racer.
- Futurama: The episode Reincarnation, specifically the third act.
- The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: The episode My Peeps: Billy sees everything as if it was an anime, albeit for only a few seconds.
- The Phineas and Ferb special "Summer Belongs To You" had them going to Japan for one scene, and we see a music video clearly parodying anime.
- An episode of South Park changes animation style to anime when the boys play with the ninja weapons they had recently bought.