* The random and gratuitous dinosaurs are practically everywhere in the ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' setting. "Fly home safely, and look out for rampaging dinosaurs!"
* The hentai fantasy anime ''DragonKnight4: Wheel of Time'' has soldiers riding dinosaur-like creatures.
* A ''Anime/MazingerZ'' ''[[Anime/GodMazinger spin-off]]'' applied this trope. The BigBad used an army of dinosaurs to try and conquer another lands.
* ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'': Tezuka's [[MundaneMadeAwesome amazing tennis move]] is what ''really'' killed the dinosaurs.
* The ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' card game has a dinosaur type. Among the animes, Dinosaur Ryuuzaki (Rex Raptor), [[Anime/YuGiOhGX GX's]] Tyranno Kenzan, and [[Anime/YuGiOhZexal Zexal's]] Rikuou and Kaiou use dinosaur-themed decks.
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'': To date, four of the seven main protagonists have a dinosaur {{Mon}}. ([[Anime/DigimonAdventure two]] [[Anime/DigimonSavers Agumons]], [[Anime/DigimonTamers Guilmon]], and [[Anime/DigimonXrosWars Shoutmon]])
* Chibi-Usa of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' befriended a Nessie-like dinosaur in one episode.
** Technically, that would be a plesiosaur and not a dinosaur, but close enough.
* An episode of ''Anime/SaberRiderAndTheStarSheriffs'' took place on a planet populated by dinosaurs. The episode was titled [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Oh Boy! Dinosaurs!"]], appropriately enough.
* ''Manga/TheFiveStarStories'' has dinosaurs on a few of the planets, which are inexplicably identical to various species that once roamed the Earth. The level of dinosaurs a planet has is actually a pretty good way to measure its age. The young planet Juno has quite a few, although they're now threatened by humans and other introduced mammal species; the older Delta Belune also has dinosaurs, but they're small and birdlike; Kallamity, supposedly the oldest inhabitable planet, doesn't seem to have any dinos at all.
* In ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Steel Ball Run]]'', Diego Brando becomes a Wereraptor after he gains a stand ability.
* ''VideoGame/DinosaurKing'' isn't a strict example as it's focused completely on dinosaurs, not just throwing them in for RuleOfCool. But consider this: In Japan it was preceded by an insect-battling game called ''Mushi King''. Then the designers sat down to plan a spinoff and asked themselves "What's better than insects?" before concluding that EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs.
* ''Manga/GetterRobo''. Just... Getter Robo. If there's room for a dinosaur at any given time, then they '''will''' be there. And it will be [[HolyShitQuotient awesome]].
** Dinosaur mecha piloted by dinosaurs. YEAAAAAH
* The SchoolFestival arc in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has the engineering club construct a robotic ''T. rex'' because it would make the festival parades that much more awesome. This fooled TheHero at first since it was so life-like. They occasionally go berserk (though no one is ever hurt), giving [[KenAkamatsu the author]] the opportunity to have the lead heroine slice off its head with her {{BFS}} [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman since it was a robot]].
* In Law of Ueki Plus the main characters [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome ride into the Big Bad 's lair on a]] ''Tyrannosaurus rex'', destroying a tower and defeating a bunch of guards all in one fell swoop.
* Manga/{{Gon}} has a miniature ''T. rex'' for a protagonist, fighting large modern mammals most of the time. No, [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology palaeontologist did not hang himself]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swing_%28seat%29 so that you could use his corpse as a swing]].
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has "Red Flag" Diez Drake, a pirate captain and former Rear Admiral of the Marines that has eaten a Devil Fruit that turns him into a tyrannosaurus. [[CrazyAwesome This is pretty]] [[RuleOfCool much par for]] [[WorldOfHam the course in]] ''Manga/OnePiece'', though.
** The island of Little Garden, which is populated by Dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures.
* {{Doraemon}} and the main cast often encounter dinosaurs in their adventures. It helps that the series has a TimeTravel theme.
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