[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/372f827b-90f0-44b-bf7f-f301009aa387_3673.png]]

The country of Japan, but portrayed as a world that works like what exported Japanese media have taught us.

In Western works, it might serve as a parody of the anime fandom in general, or Western perceptions of Japan.. In Japanese works, it might be a jab at OccidentalOtaku [[PoesLaw who seem to actually believe in this]], or lampshaded to emphasize that [[ThisIsReality this particular work is more realistic than that]].

The most common examples are:
* {{Magical Girl}}s in SailorFuku;
* {{Kaiju}} and HumongousMecha stomping through the streets;
* [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo as the center of the universe]];
* [[{{Salaryman}} Salarymen]];
* [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles Tentacle Monsters]];
* And various others...

Due to the LowestCommonDenominator, it might also include other Japanese pop cultural references, that are not really anime-specific, such as {{Ninja}}s, {{Kaiju}} or the {{Yakuza}}.

This is a part of the HollywoodAtlas, like {{Eagleland}}, EskimoLand, YodelLand and the LandOfDragons. ThirtySecondsOverTokyo is similar, but unfiltered (or at least less so) through the lens of anime.

[[IThoughtThatWas Not be confused with]] the French magazine ''[[http://www.animeland.com/ Animeland]]''

----
!!Examples:

[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder:Advertising]]
* Advertising for the Japanese-made Uni-ball ball-point pens in the US invokes this trope by using a HumongousMecha [[http://www.uniball-na.com/main.taf?p=9 to promote their gel ink.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Anime/LuckyStar'', OccidentalOtaku Patricia Martin has this worldview. Which the mangaka immediately {{lampshade}}s as "the wrong idea on Japanese culture."
** Given that nearly half of the main cast happen to be some flavour of otaku, this may be a bit of HypocriticalHumor.
* ''Manga/ArcadeGamerFubuki'' portrays Japan as Animeland.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'' is like this. It's definitely an AffectionateParody, though, since the series is {{Animesque}}.
* Japan in ''[[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts Tokyo Mater]]'', and as an extension, the Japan segment of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/TheToxicAvenger'', Toxie's [[LukeIAmYourFather father]] is Japanese. And a CorruptCorporateExecutive. And a sumo wrestler.
* ''Film/RoboGeisha'': There is not a Japanese stereotype in existence that this movie does not portray. {{Yakuza}}s, Geishas, Ninjas, Samurai, SailorFuku, {{Kaiju}}, {{Tokusatsu}}... you name it.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Literature]]
* The section on Japan in ''Literature/AmericaTheBook'' [[PlayedForLaughs plays this for laughs]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/{{Lexx}}'''s last season, [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever a giant plant person]] invades Japaneseland.
* Animeland and the fan culture surrounding it were the object of satire in the ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' skit "J-pop America Fun Time Now!"
* In ''Series/ThirtyRock'', Tracy believes he is giving a speech over a live feed to a Japanese award show. He thanks all his Japanese fans, especially Franchise/{{Godzilla}}. The he laughs and says he's just kidding... he knows Godzilla doesn't care what humans do.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'', the Empire of the Rising Sun faction's military units included psychic {{Magical Girl}}s in SailorFuku, and HumongousMecha. Their superweapon is a [[Manga/{{Akira}} Psychic]] [[TheTokyoFireball Explosion]], and the engineer is a {{Salaryman}}. About the only thing missing are naughty tentacles. Oddly enough, The Soviets did have a giant squid in the previous game. ([[RuleThirtyFour You can bet you'll find some fan-art of it if you look hard enough.]])\\\
The Emperor's video briefings help tick any other boxes in the Big Book Of Japanese Clichés: his son wears a kind of samurai armour, he's seen practising sword forms, contemplating a bonsai tree, practising calligraphy, taking tea a lot, mentions a revival of Bushido, tells you to slice through the enemy "like the blade of a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]]" and finally declares you "Supreme Shogun".
* ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans 2'' parodies this. "Takoshima" is filled with salary men, schoolgirls and at one point a kaiju is running around.
* ''VideoGame/OsuTatakaeOuendan'' and its sequel, especially since it was designed with a manga feel. There are two levels featuring schoolgirls, two with {{Kaiju}} fighting against a {{Salaryman}} or a HumongousMecha depending on the game, and other HotBlooded shenanigans. However, there are no tentacle creatures, (like [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar that would really change anything]]), and a ninja only appears in the ''[[VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents American]]'' localization.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'' is a complicated example. The Tokyo Police apparently got so annoyed with their city constantly being destroyed by monsters that they started ''scheduling'' such events, so they were easier to handle. Kaiju are available for rent, and the commander of the Cataclysm Division rides around in a mech.
%%* ''MobTies''
%%* ''NicktoonsTales''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* At the start of the Valentine's Day episode of ''WebVideo/JoueurDuGrenier'', we get a scene set in an "ordinary Japanese town". Which includes [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles a tentacle monster assaulting a girl behind a tree]], a Franchise/{{Pokemon}} trainer ordering a potato to make a "puree" attack, Franchise/{{Godzilla}} burning a building, [[Anime/DragonBallZ Son Goku]] teleporting away, and a Japanese schoolgirl sitting under [[CherryBlossoms sakura trees]] and playing a DatingSim.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'': In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7Gyap0F0yM this]] Got Milk ad, Cow had to face a [[{{Notzilla}} Godzilla parody]] as Supercow while the characters were visiting Japan.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey'', everyone from Japan are portrayed as anime characters. In contrast, Mikey himself is portrayed in a [[ThickLineAnimation stereotypical American art style]] as he's from America.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Thirty Minutes over Tokyo" has an announcement from the pilot as they're flying home:
-->'''Pilot:''' Uh, folks, we're experiencing some moderate Godzilla-related turbulence at this time, so I'm going to go ahead and ask you to put your seatbelts back on. When we get to 35,000 feet, he usually does let go, so from there on out, all we have to worry about is Mothra, and, uh, we do have reports he's tied up with Gamera and Rodan at the present time. Thank you very much.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'''s special "Summer Belongs to You" has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guQPUBecZRs this little sequence.]]
* The season two finale of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' starts off here with Dexter accidentally awakening a Kaiju, while trying to one-up two mecha pilots his age (who both look like Creator/GoNagai characters). The rest of the episode has him and his entire family fighting said Kaiju back home, with the help of a CombiningMecha, under the guidance of a KidSamurai.
[[/folder]]

----