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->'''Seto Kaiba:''' ''WesternAnimation/{{Avatar|TheLastAirbender}}'' isn't anime!\\
'''Gansley:''' It might as well be.
-->-- ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', Episode 47

Things that are done in an art style similar to Japanese anime. Also called anime-influenced animation, ''Amerime'' or ''Americanime'' (if it's American), ''Franime'' (for French things), or ''faux-anime'', animesque works come from a variety of sources. Some are simply non-Japanese creators deciding to mimic the style, while others are genuine co-productions. France and Canada are especially known for cooperating with Japanese producers in this way.

Interestingly, this is a case of a 'full-circle' evolution, as the Japanese anime style was inspired by classical American theatrical animation of the 1930s and 1940s (for example, the big eyes of anime characters were taken straight from ''[[DisneyAnimatedCanon Bambi]]'', or the old Fleischer shorts, such as ''BettyBoop'').

Compare {{Disneyesque}}.

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%%For obvious reasons, most anime series are animesque pretty much by default. Please do not list them here, that would just be silly.

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* The infamous ''Animation/BeautyAndWarrior'', while very similar to the Japanese style, was actually made in Indonesia.
* Korean animation is usually done in a style akin to the western (in fact, ''most'' western shows have their animation done in Korea, like ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' or ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''), but often adopt facial expressions and other things more commonly associated with Japanese animation. ''Animation/AachiAndSsipak'' is such an example, in which the animation looks more like a twisted Nicktoon but where characters can be seen {{nose bleed}}ing and (specially in the case of the bad guys, which already resemble something out of a Japanese children cartoon) in [[SuperDeformed "chibi"]] forms.
* The ''[[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bat Man Shanghai]]'' shorts starring ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} have an anime aesthetic mixed with a heavy dose of {{Wuxia}} influence. The shorts were commissioned from Chinese studio Wolf Smoke for the WesternAnimation/DCNation block on Creator/CartoonNetwork.
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[[folder:Animation -- Europe]]
* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFourWorldsGreatestHeroes'' and ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', both produced in France by [=MoonScoop=]. ''Code Lyoko'' includes a Japanese girl as one of the main characters, perhaps as a way of [[LampshadeHanging acknowledging]] its anime influences.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'', ''WesternAnimation/MartinMystery'', ''WesternAnimation/TeamGalaxy'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingSpiez'', ''WesternAnimation/GormitiTheLordsOfNatureReturn'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Redakai}}'', all produced by the French company Creator/MarathonMedia.
** ''Martin Mystery'' also has Canadian production cooperation, a fact made blindingly clear to YTV viewers where all Canadian content is pointed out with a little flag logo just to show that the network is following the [=CanCon=] rules. Funnily enough, YTV sometimes puts that flag on actual anime shows that are dubbed by Vancouver-based [[TheOceanGroup Ocean Group]], specifically ''Dragon Ball Z''. [=CanCon=] is a little complicated.
* ''A.T.O.M.'' (''WesternAnimation/AlphaTeensOnMachines'')
* ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'', originally a French animation of an Italian "Manga".
* ''WesternAnimation/ShurikenSchool''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Skyland}}'', another Canadian/European production is a totally 3D-rendered MotionCapture {{cel shad|ing}}ed anime lookalike. Which causes an odd effect when you see a making of bit where it's rendered very realistically... and then made more cartoony as the realistic render is cel-shaded to make it look like anime.
* The ''ComicBook/MonsterAllergy'' cartoon, based on an Italian comic book.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}''. [[LampshadeHanging Hanging a big lampshade]] on it in episode 22 of season 2, with a fight scene music being a song in GratuitousJapanese worthy of any {{Shonen}} Anime. (Remember that it's a ''French'' series.)
* ''WesternAnimation/WatchMyChops'' (a.k.a. ''Corneil and Bernie''), which otherwise has nothing in common with anime, utilizes {{sweat drop}}s, {{face fault}}s and clearly anime-influenced LimitedAnimation.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metajets}}'' is another Canadian-distributed cartoon with blatant animesque style, not to mention the premise itself being more familiar to anime than WesternAnimation.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Pocoyo}}'' is a Spanish CG animated series with heavy influences from Akira Toriyama's work in ''Manga/DoctorSlump''.
* ''WesternAnimation/JellyJamm'', another Spanish CG animated series with staff members from ''Pocoyo'' has a very animesque style too. It even uses some japanese {{Written Sound Effect}}s in some scenes.
* Many European co-productions with Japan manage to both play this trope straight and invert it depending on how you look at them, for the obvious reason that the cartoons are a hybrid of Western animation and Anime.
** OlderThanTheyThink: ''Literature/MayaTheBee'', a Germano-Japanese co-production from 1975. To be honest, it WAS animated in Japan. In the seventies, Germans and Japanese did quite a few animated series for children together.
** The entire output of the Spanish studio BRB International during the 80's were created in Spain and animated in Japan by Nippon Animation: ''Ruy El Pequeño Cid'', ''Tom Sawyer'', ''Futbol en Accion''[[note]]a series starring, of all things, the mascot of the 1982 World Cup, Naranjito, and his adventures throughout the world to find, of all things, ''film footage'' of all the previous World Cups[[/note]], ''D'Artacan y los Tres Mosqueperros'' (a.k.a. ''WesternAnimation/DogtanianAndTheThreeMuskehounds''), ''La Vuelta Al Mundo de Willy Fog'' (a.k.a. ''WesternAnimation/AroundTheWorldWithWillyFog''), etc.
** Two other old examples: although they are often counted as genuine anime, ''Anime/TheMysteriousCitiesOfGold'' and ''Anime/{{Ulysses 31}}'' were [[InternationalCoproduction Franco-Japanese co-productions]].
** Same for ''SherlockHound'', which is a co-production between between the Japanese studio Creator/TMSEntertainment and the Italian public broadcasting company RAI.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Cybersix}}'', based on an Argentinian comic, made by a Canada-France co-production, and animated by [[Creator/TMSEntertainment Telecom Animation Film]].
** ''WesternAnimation/ObanStarRacers'', produced by Sav! The World Productions. For this one too, the animation and music were actually done in Japan.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Clementine}}'' was a French-Japanese production[[note]]with an uncredited Creator/HanhoHeungUp[[/note]] from the eighties. Some people that get a look at it today mistake it for an anime because of the style and because the eponymous girl wears what it seems to be a [[SailorFuku seifuku]], but sailor dresses for girls weren't that uncommon in Western countries before being associated with Japanese culture.
** ''Anime/MiraculousLadybug'', an upcoming co-production between French studio Zagtoon and Japanese studio Creator/ToeiAnimation. The heroine is a Chinese-French MagicalGirl.
** The 2007 adaptation of ''ComicBook/{{Valerian}}'' called ''Time Jam: Valerian & Laureline'' is another.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nMKKiimIfk The Podcats]]''; a French series animated in Canada (no, really) by [[http://mokkostudio.com/ the company]] who did ''Series/ClashOfTheDinosaurs'' and some of the effects for ''Film/{{Underworld}}: Awakening''.
* ''WesternAnimation/HuntikSecretsAndSeekers''.
* The ''Literature/RainbowMagic'' movie has this, as it was co-produced by a Japanese studio.
* Italian show ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' is so Anime influenced that some Italian viewers thought at first it was a Japanese show until the credits appeared. The show is a MagicalGirlWarrior series with heavy use of Shoujo demographic elements and the visual style include body proportions, shading, visual tropes and big doe eyes with sparkles that are very anime-like. It doesn't use limited animation though.
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[[folder:Animation -- U.S.A.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/GuardiansOfLuna'' which is being animated in Japan and has a couple Japanese VAs playing were-dragon siblings but is otherwise completely US-based.
* WebVideo/ThatDudeInTheSuede managed to list [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/ir/suede/animenia/31992-top-11-american-anime 11 of those]].
* The ''Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' franchise is usually described as "Asian-influenced". It also seems to have a higher amount of "cred" since it uses the more cinematic, narrative, [[Creator/HayaoMiyazaki Miyazakian]] form of "anime"-style animation and art-style. Today, it's usually bunched in with anime as a whole. Although [[FandomBerserkButton calling the show an anime]] in certain places is liable to get you [[InternetBackdraft considerably flamed]], either by rabid [[FanNickname Avatards]], or by purists who hate most non-Japanese "animation". One reason it pulls it off so well is that its animation studios, Creator/DRMovie and Creator/JMAnimation, worked primarily on anime, including many higher production ones. Also, one of the supervising directors, Oh Seung-hyun, studied for a year under [[{{Macross}} Shoji]] [[{{Escaflowne}} Kawamori]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' also uses stylistic [[ShinichiroWatanabe Watanabe]]-based animation, chiefly because Aaron [=McGruder=] is OneOfUs. Also most of the animation studios that worked on this show are in Korea (however, Creator/{{Madhouse}} in Japan did do a bit of work on this show as well, and two [[Creator/DongWooAnimation of the]] [[Creator/MOIAnimation animation studios]] ''are'' owned by Japanese companies[[note]]Creator/{{Madhouse}} and Creator/StudioGallop[[/note]]). There's an EasterEgg homage to ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' in the the second opening. The first one is a ShoutOut to ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. So in other words they're both shout-outs to ShinichiroWatanabe. They even devoted an entire episode to both ''Samurai Champloo''[='s=] "Baseball Blues" and ''ShaolinSoccer'' ("The Red Ball", Season 3).
* The BlaxploitationParody cartoon ''WesternAnimation/BlackDynamite'' is made by the same team and has a similarly [=Animesque=] style.
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperForceGo'', with an old-school super sentai {{tokusatsu}} flavor.
* Even more so, ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' from the same company.
* By extension, ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', by many of the same people. It helps that one of the co-owners of the property is a Japanese company, and all three of its animation studios are Japanese.
* Several of the previous ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' series have been actual anime, and ''Generation 1'' was animated in Japan, although aired in the US first.
* ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey''. Everyone save the title character is drawn in a limited-animation anime style (due mostly to the fact that the show is set in Japan -- therefore everyone there is Japanese and must be drawn in a Japanese style, except the title character who is, wouldn't you know, American and is drawn in a much simpler fashion). In the same heir as ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', it pulls no punches when it comes to {{Facefault}}s and thinly veiled parodies. This is played for laughs in one scene when everyone gets a big-head facefault except Mikey, being drawn in American style. He holds his breath in an attempt to copy them, fails, then mumbles, "Show-offs."
* ''WesternAnimation/ThreeDelivery'' is an anime-influenced series by Creator/AnimationCollective.
* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' uses Asian-influenced themes and window-dressing and uses visual gags commonly found in anime. The character designs, however, are distinctly western.
* What do you get when {{executive| meddling}}s take the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cast and use them for a pseudo-anime superhero show? ''WesternAnimation/LoonaticsUnleashed''.
* Franchise/TheDCU:
** The Franchise/{{DCAU}}, they slowly acquired more Asian-influenced artistic design. ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' had a couple of nods to ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'' (and used Creator/TMSEntertainment to boot), but overall, the art style was closer to the old Fleischer cartoons.
** ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'' episode [[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE8GrowingPains "Growing Pains"]] in particular has a [[Creator/StudioGhibli Ghiblisque]] look and feel to it.[[note]]A bit of research does yield that it ''was'' animated alongside some animators from Ghibli.[[/note]]
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' borrowed the setting, a futuristic city overrun by gangs, and a recurring theme of BioAugmentation from ''Manga/{{Akira}}''.
** Some of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'''s action sequences were ''Manga/DragonBall''-esque earth-shattering fights. The Justice League episode "Legends" also featured a giant robot that was a [[CaptainErsatz not-too-subtle]] ShoutOut to [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion EVA Unit-01]].
** ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', with the fight scenes, use of stock footage for his suit up sequence, and the designs for both Robin and Batgirl, it is definitely taking influence from anime.
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanGothamKnight'' was created by multiple {{anime}} studios, but was primarily made for an American audience, and distributed by an American company. The stories were American-made but the actual animation was directed by several famous anime directors. Each segment also uses [[ArtShift a different animation style]].
** Creator/BruceTimm revealed that before ''Justice League'', the next Batman show was slated to be an anime-inspired reboot that he described as "Batman meets Franchise/PowerRangers".
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' was heavily inspired by anime in general, and by [[DerangedAnimation bizarre, expressionist anime]] like ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' in particular. This led it to have all the "quirks" of Japanese animation (sweatdrops, "chibi" forms, etc.) and even a title theme by J-pop band [=PuffyAmiYumi=]. Taking it even further, all the quirky filler episodes had the theme sung in Japanese. ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'', where the Titans went to Tokyo, contained parodies and references to everything from Kodansha comics and weird Japanese commercials to Japanese art.
* True to the birthplace of the eponymous J-pop singers, ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi''.
* ''Anime/TheAnimatrix'' did the same (but did it first), and even had one made by Shinichiro Watanabe. Notably, "Kid's Story" was done by a Japanese company (the same one that did ''KillBill''s anime sequence) but set in an American high school; considering how different schools in Japan are, some were surprised how accurately designed it was.
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'''s creator, Creator/GenndyTartakovsky, has openly stated the influence of anime on his work. ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' and ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' both show it best.
* Two episodes of ''Dexter's Laboratory'' actually portray the style outright. The first being the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' homage ep. (which originally was the first series finale) that draw the Japan nation in anime style. The second using a very flamboyant villain who was taking over imagination land. Also the ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' spoof episode "Mock Five", making jokes upon everything from the dub's infamously fast speech to the low amount of animation frames to the still shots upon tense moments.
* As another Genndy Tartakovsky production, ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' also has many anime influences.
* Similarly, ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', which was created by ''Creator/CraigMcCraken'' but also had Genndy's input. This was eventually taken to its logical conclusion with ''Anime/DemashitaPowerpuffGirlsZ''.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' has sometimes been described as "anime" ([[Creator/GeorgeLucas notably by the man himself]]). Considering the show runner was one of the lead writers for ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', this is not quite as strange as it first appears to be.
* ''Anime/HaloLegends'' is following ''The Animatrix'' and ''Batman: Gotham Knight'''s footsteps, having several Japanese animation studios animating different segments.
* The ''Machinima/RedVsBlue: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW2ZMRt7i_I Animated]]'' pilot uses a beautiful and extremely fluid animesque style. Sadly, differences between Creator/RoosterTeeth and the group who animated it prevented them from going any further with this.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollz}}'' is this, with speed lines, animesque eyes, and the [[MagicalGirl girls being magical]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot''. There's even an episode that has Jenny lose her language OS disc after a trip to Japan, leaving her only able to speak Japanese for almost its entirety. It helps that her voice actress, Creator/JaniceKawaye, is a Japanese-American who speaks Japanese fluently.
* ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'', which combines something obstinately Japanese (the GiantMecha genre) with something obstinately American (New Jersey and muscle cars).
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' is very popular among anime fans and somewhat animesque; the Megadoomer was even a [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale miniature,]] squat, practically chibi-style [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion EVA]] with invisibility, and an entire sequence of the ChristmasEpisode was a practically shot-for-shot remake of a scene from ''End Of Evangelion''. The [=DVDs=] were even produced by a company that usually produces anime [=DVDs=], which caused most video stores to place the show's [=DVDs=] in the "anime" section.
* The FourKids cartoon ''WesternAnimation/{{Chaotic}}'' is an interesting example of this. Although the first season uses simplistic-looking flash animation, the second season changes completely, using a style that is clearly based off of anime.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' had shades of this, it was particularly Animesque in terms of of storytelling but many of the action scenes had a clear anime influence. The opening sequence even has a ShoutOut to ''Manga/{{Akira}}''. This actually got more pronounced as the series went on and the "Back to the Sewer" season dropped all pretense whatsoever. ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' snuck up behind the other shows and took the Animesque cake.
* When ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' was dubbed and localized for Japan, new openings and eyecatches were animated that evoke all sorts of anime-related tropes: [[AnimeThemeSong Anime Theme Songs]], SpeedStripes, even a BeamOWar between Professor X and Magneto. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rSw4Xl5qfs See for yourself.]]
* Though it had an art style similar to that of the above-mentioned ''X-Men'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersUnitedTheyStand'' attempted to cash in on the anime craze by adding some Japanese-looking elements. ComicBook/AntMan, TheFalcon, TheWasp, and {{Hawkeye}} were inexplicably redesigned and given suits of PowerArmor, complete with [[StockFootage gratuitous]] [[TransformationSequence Transformation Sequences]].
* Before Korea became the go-to place for outsourcing animation, [[TheNineties many]] [[TheEighties older]] shows were handled by Japan and carry their touch as a result. Several get used as examples of how [[NostalgiaFilter cartoons were great]] [[{{Irony}} before anime came along]].
** Examples (not already mentioned by other entries in this article) include ''WesternAnimation/{{Inhumanoids}}'', ''WesternAnimation/SkyCommanders'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinosaucers}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', ''[[Literature/TheLittles Here Come The Littles]]'', etc. Even when the character designs remain distinctly western, the [[CelShading shapes of shadows]], [[BodyLanguage motion habits]], [[PowerGlows light effects]], and other elements can [[YouLookFamiliar stand out]] to long time anime fans. Since all of these figure most prominently in intro sequences, there was [[TheEighties a time]] when it was harder to spot ones that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEGlLzASIM8 weren't animesque]].
** The Creator/RankinBassProductions shows ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'', ''WesternAnimation/SilverHawks'', and ''[[WesternAnimation/TheComicStrip TigerSharks]]''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72GFgmXhjKY The]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzAQu23t19A opening]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYAond5wL6s sequences]], and how much better they are [[AnimationBump than the rest of the show]], are a dead giveaway. The cast is pure American comic book style, yet how they were handled make these some of the most Animesque shots in existence.
** ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' touts its look and animation by Japan's Studio4C as [[http://tv.ign.com/articles/118/1180012p1.html major selling points]].
** ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'': The show's plots, voice acting, and some of its design work was done in New York. Most [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3EoBl5uBfU of the show's work]] was done in Japan by Creator/{{TMS|Entertainment}}. The Japanese animation ''really'' shows in "A-level" episodes like "New Frontier".
** ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}'': Inverted. Produced by an American company and dubbed in English in the U.S., but otherwise wholly-made by a trio of uncredited Japanese studios[[note]]Creator/ProductionReed, Creator/KKCAndDAsia & Studio World, with Creator/HanhoHeungUp and Creator/TransArts[[/note]].
** ''WesternAnimation/MightyOrbots'' and ''WesternAnimation/BionicSix'' were both American/Japanese coproductions as well, which both were chief directed by legendary Japanese director Ozamu Dezaki.
** Various {{DiC|Entertainment}} series including ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'', ''WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats'' and ''WesternAnimation/JayceAndTheWheeledWarriors''. Aside from moving like '80s anime, it became especially visible in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-JHfXVlkik Gadget]] any time the characters were shaded.
** The [=DiC=] series of ''Franchise/CareBears'' has been described as being rather animesque, and in fact it really looks like some of the children and adults are drawn in this style. (There is even an episode where a character is shown wearing a SailorFuku.) This was one of the examples of a co-production with Japanese animators, and there were even parts where they showed newspapers with scribbles that seem to indicate it being written like Japanese newspapers.
** WesternAnimation/{{Popples}}, another cartoon based on AmericanGreetings' property (and also made by DIC!) is this. Notable examples include the children having Japanese style backpacks, the "ViVi" magazine in "A Hair-Raising Experience" having Japanese writing on it, and Party having [[WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises]] after VERY LOUD music blasted into her ears by her radio at the near-end of "Pop Goes the Radio".
** ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters''. The characters practically [[ArtShift switched styles]] depending on whether or not they were shaded. Then you had things like Stay Puft's {{anime}} expressions in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4d8Fc22HYI opening]], and even a FaceFault during the old [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEPwBPdtU9U promo]].
** ''WesternAnimation/MummiesAlive''. At least, whenever it could afford [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3vhpk7DhZM decent rendering]].
** ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' is notable in being Animesque before anime became popular (or even widely known) in the US. Also has some of the most fluid [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TdqpWiBliw animation and action scenes]] you'll find in 90s cartoons. This is probably because it was (for the most part) animated by Creator/MookDLE, whom also helped out on ''Anime/EurekaSeven'', ''VideoGame/{{Gungrave}}'', ''Anime/RODTheTV'', ''MarsDaybreak'' and also the aforementioned ''Transformers Animated'' and ''Mummies Alive''.
** There's also ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures''.
** The intro number and FiveEpisodePilot that jump-started ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' look [[ArtShift noticeably different]] from most of what follows.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''. One of the more obvious ones having its share of Japanese directors.
** About 1/3 of the episodes of both ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''. Especially noticeable in episodes where the director is one of theirs, with a side bonus of {{animation bump}}s.
** TMS having also worked on ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', and countless others... which means the trope occasionally snuck into shows modeled after [[ClassicDisneyShorts the]] [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes classics]].
** The Ruby Spears ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' cartoon took a Japanese license, redrew it [[ArtShift American style]], and had it [[ZigZaggingTrope animated in Japan]]. What's more, the redesigns were based on some sketches that ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' creator Keiji Inafune happened to have done in his spare time. It boggles the mind, don't it?
** Each season of ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'' was outsourced to a [[OffModel different studio]]. The second went to Japan, meaning ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' has been through this twice. Said season did stand out, though, with better drawn episodes like ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' crossover.
** ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeSigmaSix''. All American heroes [[{{Gonzo}} animated in]] Japan and [[EditedForSyndication badly edited]] for the US. Few remember the show but its {{merchandise| driven}} like the [[http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/8976/gijoedragonhawk.jpg Dragonhawk]] are much sought after.
*** The original ''[[WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero GI Joe]]'' series ''also'' had most of its animation done in [[Creator/ToeiAnimation Japan]].
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Visionaries}}'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuqO9P1Ixm4 Knights of the Magical Light.]] Which was one of TMS' co-productions.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}'', showing some of {{Sunrise}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-q3bab938Y&feature=related influence]].
** Works by the American-Japanese studio Jetlag Productions, which included ''WesternAnimation/ConanTheAdventurer''.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfHeMan'' has some pretty clear anime influence in its TitleSequence, but some episodes actually have {{sweat drop}}ing and other signature anime quirks!
** ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'' would weave in and out due to having TamaProductions among its studios. The pilot miniseries had a little extra work by Creator/{{Madhouse}}.
** The [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers original Transformers cartoon]] has this as well. Best exhibited in [[TransformersTheMovie the movie]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TSwBuw9WYk many]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugF7cyTOuro of]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GKXFzYvLGU the]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf-MDd7cdi0 later]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nF4m8wtJwY commercials]].
** ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' too was animated by Creator/ToeiAnimation from beginning to end, and while Marvel/TSR claim to have made sure to keep all designs as American-styled as possible guest characters often looked like they had jumped straight out of an anime.
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute'', a DarkerAndEdgier incarnation written by WarrenEllis, animated by Creator/{{Titmouse}} Inc. channeling Creator/{{Madhouse}}, and voiced by [[TalkingToHimself four people]]. Given the lavish budget of the [[Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra live-action cartoon]], fans wonder how much it cost to make this miniseries and if it can be repeated.
* Peter Chung of ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'' fame. Having a mix of European and anime influences, he was involved in several Animesque cartoons, including the intro sequence to ''[[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles TMNT]]''. Japan would later have him bring a western flavor to things like [[AlexanderSenki Reign: The Conqueror]] and the intro to Party 7.
* The final episode of the sixth ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' season [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futurama_Reincarnation features three stories animated in a different style, including anime]].
* ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks'', most notable in the hair and eyes.
* Some fans whom had watched ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow'' felt it was this way.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', like ''Animated'', has some anime influences in the overall aesthetic of the show... largely because it's an attempt at blending ''Animated'' with the Creator/MichaelBay films.
* ''WesternAnimation/MaryokuYummy'': Just by its name you would think it's Japanese, but it was actually made in America and based on the Edo period of art, most characters have Japanese names, and the characters make anime eyes sometimes. For example, in "Doggone Dog", Fudan says "PLEAAASE?" while making anime eyes; in "Cinderyoku", Maryoku does the same eyes while saying "THE PRINCE!", and sometimes, the characters do the >_< emotion sometimes.
* Animated by [[Creator/ProductionReed Ashi Productions]] and having a {{Sentai}}-like team, ''WesternAnimation/SkysurferStrikeForce'' had several anime-inspered elements, especially the Skysurfers' TransformationSequence.
* ''{{Monsuno}}''. This can be further blurred by most of its English cast being more known for working on anime. There's also a manga in the works.
* The ''WesternAnimation/AmethystPrincessOfGemworld'' shorts from WesternAnimation/DCNation have a very clear anime influence. Which is fitting, since Amethyst was basically a MagicalGirl [[OlderThanTheyThink before the genre was known in the United States]]. And as mentioned above, the ''Bat Man of Shanghai'' shorts have a distinct anime flavor and were produced by a Chinese studio.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has certain traits of anime with the wide eyes, SpeedStripes, QuiveringEyes, overall animation style, character movements, attention to details, and the fact that characters have a "[[{{Emoticon}} n_n]]" face when happy.
* ''WesternAnimation/PacManAndTheGhostlyAdventures'' is an American/Japanese/Canadian co-production, and going by the credits, at least 60% of it is made in Japan. Not surprising, considering where Pac-Man originated.
%%* The "Trap of Love" music video in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' qualifies.
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[[folder:Animation -- Other]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rollbots}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeMe''
* ''Kung Fu Dino Posse''
* ''WesternAnimation/ExchangeStudentZero'' downplays this trope. Only the characters that originate from the cards are designed anime-like. The remaining characters are decidedly western-based.
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[[folder:Arts]]
* Ur-example: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japonism Japonisme]]. Although long before anime, back in the 1860s, Japanese Ukiyo-e prints heavily inspired Western artists of the time. Notably, Van Gogh actually painted two of Hiroshige's works.
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[[folder:Card Games]]
* The original card game ''TabletopGame/MagiNation'' was like this, before it got bought out due to a dumning-down and change in art style.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' plays this straight often (for example, Chandra, the Firebrand and Jace, Memory Adept. Double points in that there was a special edition version of their original cards drawn by a manga artist released sometime before), but it's notably averted in the Japan-themed Kamigawa block, which seemed to go more for an art style reminiscent of traditional Japanese art instead of anime.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The style of ComicBook/SkyDoll (especially the side material, e.g. ''Lacrima Christi'' or ''Space Ship'') is discreetly, but definitely influenced by the manga style.
* Adam Warren drew OELManga years before it became the cool thing to do -- or had a name. One of his contemporaries in that sense is Lea Hernandez.
** The title character of ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}'' [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade on this]] in a meta-text panel from Vol. 1.
* ''ComicBook/XMen'' was actually drawn by manga creator Kia Asamiya for a brief time in 2002. As well, the art of Joe Madureira, who drew the book from 1994 to 1997, is heavily manga-influenced.
* The ''Marvel Adventures'' version of ''ComicBook/PowerPack'' by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurihiru_Studios Gurihiru Studios]]. Like with most other Japanese artists hired to draw American comics, it is just as much an example of them [[InvertedTrope matching our style]] even in pacing and storytelling.
* Ditto the art of ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}''. But looks less animesque as ArtEvolution goes.
* ''ComicBook/NinjaHighSchool'' was drawn and written by Ben Dunn, an admitted anime and manga addict, and pretty much spoofed and/or parodied anything and everything in the genres that it could get away with in its early days. Since then, it's [[ContinuityCreep settled down into an actual overarching plot]], but the parody elements (as well as the art style) remain woven integrally in.
* ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'', another Antarctic Press title by Fred Perry, has an art style heavily influenced by anime/manga, but the artist himself tends to keep the proportions within the art consistent and avoids the common visual gags for the most part. Also, while references creep in from anime that Fred's seen, they're kept company by an equal number of pop culture references from the Western world as well.
** However, his webcomic ''Levelup'', based around his exploits playing the game ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' has a number of obvious references to specific anime. The anime that is most notably an influence to the style of the comic is ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''.
* [=TokyoPop=] tends to publish a great deal of OELManga, though some of their titles (''I Luv Halloween''...) doesn't bear even the slightest resemblance to any common Japanese art style and are really just black-and-white indie comics with the word "manga" on the spine. Others, like ''{{Dramacon}}'', ''SteadyBeat'' and ''Manga/{{Bizenghast}}'', do a much better job at presenting unique and recognizable art that still comes off as manga-esque.
** This came full circle when Felipe Smith, one of [=TokyoPop=]'s authors, had some work of his published in the ''Afternoon 2'' magazine in Japan.
** ''{{Dramacon}}'' is an interesting example, as it's a story that takes place at an anime convention. Right down to the distinctly manga-inspired art style, it's a celebration of its cultural influences. Many of those "cultural influences" are lampshaded in the comic itself.
** ''Return to Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' and ''Legends of Film/TheDarkCrystal''.
** A ''{{Series/Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}} -- Echoes of New Caprica'' manga, if you can believe it. One of the stories is a Zarek-centric one by Richard Hatch.
** While SevenSeasEntertainment was founded ''specifically to produce'' original English Language manga. They've since expanded to have some actual Japanese manga translations.
* One early example of American graphic novel influenced by manga is Wendy and Richard Pini's ''ComicBook/ElfQuest''.
* The DoorStopper ''It Takes a Wizard'' is drawn in manga-style despite not being a "Manga" in definition. (It's even placed in the manga section.)
* Manga being quite popular in France since a good time already (Japanese things have been cool in France for over a century), several authors on the FrancoBelgianComics market (which is ''extremely'' prolific) are strongly influenced by anime and manga. Their style is sometimes called "[[http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manfra manfra]]" or "franga". Here's a few notable names:
** Algésiras -- ''Candélabres''
** Christophe Arleston -- ''Lord of Burger'', ''ComicBook/{{Lanfeust}} Quest''
** Marc Bati -- ''Cristal Majeur'', ''Altor''
** Bruno Bellamy -- ''Sylfeline'', ''Showergate''
** Philippe Cardona -- ''Manga/SentaiSchool'', ''Magical [=JanKen=] Pon''
** Kevin Hérault -- ''HK''
** Reno Lemaire -- ''Dreamland''
** Patricia [=LyFoung=] -- ''La Rose écarlate''
** Florent Maudoux -- ''ComicBook/FreaksSqueele''
** Moonkey -- ''DYS''
** Patrick Sobral -- ''ComicBook/LesLegendaires'', ''La Belle et la Bête''
** Vanyda -- ''L'immeuble d'en face'', ''Celle... que je ne suis pas''
* Spain has started to develop its own "manga" industry during the last decade. The biggest example is the local publisher Editores de Tebeos (former Spanish branch of the French publisher Glenat) which started the "Gaijin Manga" line, with works created by Spaniard artists who grew up with manga and anime in the 80s and 90s. Between 2010 and 2013, over a dozen of Spanish manga were published with a decent success.
* ''Rockin Raven'' is very deliberately based on the manga style.
* Most non-Japanese Asian artists also developed a manga-style artwork. Several Malaysian cartoonists like Kaoru (Liew Yee Teng), Benny Wong, Jakalll, Pac, Norman "Juice" Noh, Xanseviera (Haryati Mohd Ehsan) and Keith are examples.
* Also common in Indonesia. Particularly Julian's ''[[http://adipatijulian.deviantart.com/art/Archi-and-Meidy-15379141 Archi & Meidy]]'' series and Ekyu's ''[[http://ekyu.deviantart.com/art/Chiaroscuro-b2-prolog-129580164 Chiaroscuro]]''. Some are high-quality mangas (''Archi & Meidy'' is a physics-teaching manga written by a physics professor), some are AffectionateParody, some are blatant ripoffs of other mangas like ''Manga/FushigiYuugi''...
* The art style of ''[[Literature/{{Shannara}} Dark Wraith of Shannara]]'', Del Rey's first foray into comic publishing, was meant to emulate manga, but had Western-style panel layout.
* The OEL adaptation of Sherrilyn Kenyon's ''Literature/TheDarkHunters'': Written by an American, drawn and lettered by Americans, reads and looks like a typical American indie comic, ''is formatted in a right-to-left page format''. Who do they think they're fooling? Good comic otherwise.
* ''TheDreaming'' is a comic that is drawn in manga-style by a Chinese-Australian author named Queenie Chan. It's even published by [=TokyoPop=], and is considered one of the first non-Japanese manga series that they published. (Since it was actually published in Australia, and Queenie has said that she was inspired by a few Australian Horror movies about boarding schools and Urban Legends)
* Please note that if you look in the "manga" section of your local bookstore, you'll find that a portion of them will actually be [[{{Manhwa}} Korean]] in origin.
* ''Dork Diaries'' looks rather animesque, but it's more to give the idea of a girl who is an artist doodling in her diary, and her drawings are actually quite detailed.
* Although Eisner-nominated artist Mark Crilley's (''Akiko'', ''ComicBook/MikiFalls'') style has always had manga influences, he specifically credits [[Manga/DeathNote Takeshi Obata's]] artwork as a source of inspiration for his latest work, ''ComicBook/BrodysGhost''.
* ''ComicBook/{{Incarnate}}'', authored by the son of [[Music/{{KISS}} Gene Simmons]], which crossed a line by ''[[http://community.livejournal.com/bleachness/446299.html straight-up]] [[{{Plagiarism}} tracing]]'' issues of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' and other artworks.
* For some reason or another, ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' is made a fairly frequent example. ''Gotham Knight'' is mentioned above, but there's also ''Batman: Death Mask'' by Yoshinori Natsume, ''Batman: Child of Dreams'' by Kia Asamiya, and a story in ''Batman: Black & White'' by none other than KatsuhiroOtomo himself. They ''are'' written and drawn by actual mangakas.
* Randy Queen's ''Darkchylde'' briefly flirted with this in ''Manga Darkchylde'' -- a reimagining of the book's story starring a much younger version of Ariel Chylde. Despite the title, the art wasn't especially manga-influenced.
* Ape Entertainment's ''Scarlet Veronica'' seems to deliberately attempt to blur the line between western comic art and manga art. Typically resembling ThickLineAnimation, characters facefault, sweatdrop, and even go chibi as the situation requires.
* [[http://www.misterkitty.org/extras/stupidcovers/stupidcomics94.html Here]], some ''very'' early examples of anime-inspired comics are discussed -- [[SturgeonsLaw most of them bad]]. ''Shuriken'' actually enjoyed some modest popularity in its day, and may have helped the spread of the trend.
* Becky Cloonan's work in ''Demo'' draws primarily from older indie comics, but steps into this territory for at least two issues -- issue #3 (''Emmy'') and issue #10 (''Damaged'') both seem heavily manga-influenced. By the second series she seems to have grown fond of the style.
* Chynna Clugston's ''Blue Monday''. The cover of the first volume even has the lead lounging in a giant bowl of ramen!
* During the early 00s, there was a sci-fi re-imagining of ''ComicBook/{{Vampirella}}'' called "Vampi" that was done in a heavy anime style.
* ''ComicBook/WelcomeToTranquility'' features an ArtShift to this style in the back-up that gives the skinny on background character Mangacide, an extreme OccidentalOtaku.
* British comics publisher [[http://www.selfmadehero.com/ Self Made Hero]] produces manga-style adaptations of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's works.
* DC now publishes ''Toys/AmeComiGirls'', a series [[RecursiveAdaptation based off the popular Anime-inspired toyline]]. The series stars Manga-styled redesigns of characters such as Franchise/WonderWoman and ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}.
* UDON Entertainment, best known for ''ComicBook/StreetFighter'' and official art for most Capcom projects since 2005. Dozens of artists, most of them Canadian, all of them with clearly manga-inspired styles.
* ComicBook/MonicasGang has a spin-off series focus on the teenager audience called Monica Jovem (Young Monica). Just compare the normal and cartoony [[http://imagens.us/desenhos/turma-da-monica/turma-da-monica%20(2).gif Monica and her friends]] with her [[http://www.sitedebelezaemoda.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/turma-da-monica-jovem.jpg Jovem]] version. The Jovem comics are in black and white when Monica strips were always made with colorfull tones. Some editions even parodies famous anime like Death Note or games like the Phoenix Wright franchise and [=MMORPGs=] in general.
** After the success of Monica Jovem, another printhouse published [[http://www.luluteen.com.br/luluteen/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/capa_luluzinha_teen_45-1.jpg Luluzinha Teen]]. Yes, it's ComicStrip/LittleLulu for teenagers in animesque and yes, that's Tubby Tompkins kissing a Anime/SailorMoon cosplay. For some reason, Animesque comics aimed for teenagers are getting a high popularity in Brazil.
* Bryan Lee O'Malley's ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' is quite heavily influenced by manga art style. The characters have large heads with big, expressive eyes. This is also parodied: check the parodies section further below.
** ''ComicBook/{{Seconds}}'', another book by the same author, is even more heavily influenced by it, featuring characters with AnimeHair and SuperDeformed appearances. WordOfGod is that O'Malley was inspired by artists like Creator/RumikoTakahashi.
* ''ComicBook/GodzillaRulersOfEarth'' (whenever it's being drawn by Matt Frank) has extremely anime-like designs, especially on the humans. Which is somewhat fitting seeing as the [[{{Francise/Godzilla}} franchise in general]] is Japanese in origin.
* Jake Wyatt's issues of ''[[MsMarvel2014 Ms. Marvel]]'', complete with really adorable {{Chibi}} expressions for Kamala.
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' has been using an animesque artstyle since its {{newspaper comic}}s strip days. This is because creator Aaron [=McGruder=] says that anime presents the feeling of live-action while still being animation. It also allowed him to get away with OnlySixFaces by differentiating only the hairdos and skin tone of a lot of the younger characters.
* The [[NewspaperComics newspaper strip]] ''ComicStrip/MyCage'' has many of its female characters drawn in an animesque style, though everything else is pretty western. Notable for the fact that its syndicate made a big honking deal about how it will appeal to "manga fans". It appealed to people, just not the massive amounts of manga fans that they were expecting.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* While the ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' movie ''WesternAnimation/RobotechTheShadowChronicles'' is made from original footage, the anime aesthetic of the original series remains. The animation itself is from Korean studio Creator/DRMovie, which has worked on anime such as -- appropriately -- ''Anime/MacrossPlus''.[[note]]being owned by {{Madhouse}} also doesn't hurt[[/note]]
* The cult classic ''Anime/LittleNemoAdventuresInSlumberland''. [[InternationalCoproduction An adventurous, higher budget co-production with Japan]], the style often fell into full anime mode including the sound effects. Unfortunately it bombed while ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', ''Anime/DragonBall'', ''Anime/SailorMoon'', and other low-budget series caught on overseas. An apt metaphor for the end of [[WhatCouldHavebeen a dream]], the failure helped cement the [[AnimationAgeGhetto niche]], [[NoBudget low budget]] nature of Japanese animation and all it influenced. If it's any consolation, that movie wasn't even very good, not to mention a total nightmare to create. Even Creator/HayaoMiyazaki said that working on ''Little Nemo'' was one of his worst experiences in his entire professional career.
* The late 1970s Creator/RankinBass animated film versions of ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheReturnOfTheKing''. In fairness, the animators were Japanese and seemed to make up the majority of the non-vocal credits. Many of the [[Creator/{{Topcraft}} animators]] involved were later part of StudioGhibli.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'', another Rankin Bass production made by future members of Creator/StudioGhibli, definitely has a resemblance to the anime style. The Unicorn's human form could easily be mistaken for a [[Anime/SailorMoon Sailor Senshi]].
* Inverted with ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeII Dawn of the Seeker]]'', which was an actual Japanese animated movie commissioned and written by [[BioWare an American video game studio]], producing a very Western-looking anime.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'', being partly animated in Japan, and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' being entirely so and actively channeling ''Manga/{{Akira}}''. ''Mask of the Phantasm'' even includes a short shot-for-shot recreation of a sequence from ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro''.
** Most of the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies have the feel (if not the look) of a typical anime. With entries like ''JusticeLeagueDoom'' and ''BatmanGothamKnight'' having been animated '''''in''''' Japan.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie''. Glaringly Animesque visuals by Creator/ToeiAnimation made even more noticeable by the TV series switching from [[ArtShift Toei to AKOM]] immediately afterward.
* ''Animation/TechnotiseEditIJa'' is clearly anime-influenced in both style and subject matter, the first Serbian film to be so.
* Ever since ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' was released into theaters in the late 1980s, at the same time anime was beginning to show up in the United States, many of Disney's later films are starting to incorporate anime-influenced elements into their character designs, particularly the size and shape of their eyes. Just compare [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White's]] eyes with those of [[Disney/ThePrincessandtheFrog Tiana's!]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' series does this when it depicts Japan. Specific cases are the Japanese news broadcast when Lightning Mcqueen disappears in the first movie, the Tokyo segment of the World Grand Prix in ''Cars 2'', and the [[PixarShorts Cars Toon]] ''Tokyo Mater''; which has these traits in the size and shape of the eyes, GratuitousJapanese phrases being tossed around, and a drift race involving literal CarFu with ''ninjas''.
* ''Bolivar el Heroe'', a film from Colombia, attempts this trope... [[http://www.zappinternet.com/video/vumBseDwiM/Anime-de-SimAAn-Bolivar and falls flat on its face]].
* The Mexican film ''WesternAnimation/TheGuardiansOfTheLostCode'' fares a little better.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The Movie version of ''Film/SpeedRacer'' was described as "the first live-action anime", and it certainly fits, with Speed clearly a HotBlooded hero, the mecha-like CarFu, and even Speed Lines! A parody of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' also appears in the show. Even though it clearly ''isn't'' the first live-action anime. That honor would belong to ''the entire genre'' of {{tokusatsu}}.
* The story of O-Ren Ishii from ''Film/KillBill Volume One'' had a portion which was an anime-style cartoon homaging -- of course -- anime. This was animated by ProductionIG, but it still counts since Tarantino wrote it.
* ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' is extremely geeky and uses lots of anime and manga literary devices and tropes, which only fans of anime and manga would get. The whole premise is a parody of HotBlooded shonen like ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. ''Scott Pilgrim'' uses many devices from {{tokusatsu}} as well. The most notable one has to be that when Ramona's evil exes die, they [[MadeOfExplodium explode into coins.]]
* ''Film/SuckerPunch'' is very obviously influenced by anime. Particularly Baby Doll's world, which is practically crawling with huge samurai, her outfit is a [[BareYourMidriff midriff baring]] SailorFuku, and she ''wields a katana''.
* ''Film/TronLegacy''. Many critics and moviegoers noted similarities to ''Film/SpeedRacer'' in style; and it becomes quite clear with the light-cycle races and light-jet battles. The [[DarkerAndEdgier dark tone]] of the movie could easily have it pass for an adaptation of ''Manga/GhostInTheShell''. There are also clear AnimeCharacterTypes exhibited with BadassBookworm ActionGirl Quorra, {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Castor, and Kevin Flynn being reimagined as TheObiWan.
* ''Film/TheMatrix'' is another film that has multiple techniques seen in anime. From the camera angles of several of the shots during the action sequences, to the superhuman feats of the characters, many of which are in slow-motion, to the character types...
* ''Film/PacificRim'' is one giant {{Homage}} to the HumongousMecha and Kaiju genres. Some of the giant robots are named for ones from famous mecha anime.
* ''Film/TheWolverine'' has this in their rendition of the Silver Samurai, having a sort of HumongousMecha look to it as opposed to the design from the comic book arc on which much of the film was based.
* ''Film/DarkCity'', one of the influences of ''Film/TheMatrix'', also has several anime-esque traits, which become especially apparent in the final fight between Murdock and Mr. Book.
* Mentioned in ''Film/SuperTroopers'', when they find a monkey sticker on bags of marijuana. Rabbit explains that this is likely a brand used by these particular dealers, borrowed from the Afghani cartoon ''Johnny Chimpo'', vaguely reminiscent of Anime.
--> '''Captain:''' What's the significance of this John Chimpo fella?
--> '''Foster:''' Uh, well, you know those really cheap Japanese cartoons? No? This is basically a cheaper Afghani knockoff. It's this monkey that basically travels around the world... uh, doing nasty things. His butler tries to keep him in line, but, uh-- No.
--> '''Rabbit:''' It's really funny, Cap! It's Afghanistanimation!
--> (''Later'')
--> '''German guy:''' Well, the butler is basically saying to Johannes Chimpo... 'Don't let the Great Satan tempt you with the Western culture. You must remain true to the Taliban warlord.'
* Suki's car from ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious 2Fast 2Furious]]'' has this as its theme. The director has also [[WordOfGod admitted]] that part of the film's tone was inspired by Anime.
* ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'' contains multiple anime influences, ranging from the PowerArmor, {{BFS}}, the relationship between the male and female leads, the AnimeCharacterTypes of the squad, and even several of the action setpieces. Not too surprising when you consider that it is based of a [[AllYouNeedIsKill Japanese light novel / manga]].
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/BrokenSky'' by Chris Wooding draws heavily on anime, giving the characters Japanese-sounding names like Kia and Ryushi. The author stated on his website that the books are indeed inspired by anime, and the novels have manga-style covers, character designs and illustrations.
* ''Literature/DestinedToLead'' The cover art is very Animesque.
* ''LightNovel/DaybreakOnHyperion'' is deliberately written in the style of Japanese light novels and contains its fair share of anime tropes.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' is a ''live-action'' series filled with AnimeCharacterTypes in a very American MiddleSchool setting.
* Between Stephanie's male fans and pink hair, and the cartoony world, non-fans have mistakenly assumed that ''Series/LazyTown'' is Japanese or influenced by anime.
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', though the degree varies depending on the season.
** Bachsfundo/ King Mondo of ''Series/ChourikiSentaiOhranger''/''Series/PowerRangersZeo'' has CrossPoppingVeins on his face.
** Many consider ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' conditioning for the anime genre breaking out in America because of its Japanese origin; retaining Shonen traits such as a HotBlooded hero, a HumongousMecha[=/=]CombiningMecha, and even leaving in the Japanese symbols and designs of the monsters.
** ''Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger'' is a parody of ''Super Sentai'', in the same manner that ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' parodied ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''. ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' lessened this effect by attempting a serious adaptation, but still showed up traces of it in an inversion of the GagDub.
** ''Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger'' has a gaggle of Bishonen heroes, Chibi mecha designs, and a cuddly RobotBuddy. ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' again adapted it into a serious story, but its story highly resembles ''Manga/{{Akira}}''. Dr. K is essentially a GenderFlip of L from ''Manga/DeathNote''.
** ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'' resembles a samurai anime of TheSeventies crossed over with a Sentai series. ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' did a ShotForShotRemake approach. This leaves in the Rangers being represented by AnimeCharacterTypes, visors on the helmets being Kanji symbols, a HotBlooded hero, and even a LethalChef in Mia. The new Shogun Mode even borders on ScaryImpracticalArmor.
** ''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger'' airs at OtakuOClock and has heroes with AnimeHair molded into their helmets, and female characters are constantly subjected to PantyShot upon Panty Shot.
* ''TheAquabatsSuperShow'' has a cartoon segment in this style for every episode for season one and one episode for season two. The designs for the Aquabats! came from [[a long time fan from Japan, Eriko Uruma (better known as PEY) http://www.wb.commufa.jp/ptm/tasssc_001.htm]], who has done various fanart pieces and promo stuff for the Aquabats! long before the Supershow! came out. [[https://gs1.wac.edgecastcdn.net/8019B6/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_me4n0gXKmD1rkosb4o1_1280.gif And she's drawn crossover art]] with Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger, because why not?
* In ''SoRandom'' they had one skit where they imitated the PowerRangers but that didn't last long. The skit they use the most often is the Naruto/Dragon Ball immitating skit with two fans called Scott and Elliot who apparently do nothing but watch anime and constantly act like an anime character.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E12NightmareInSilver "Nightmare in Silver"]], the Cybermen have a distinct "mecha" look to them, compared to their predecessors [[{{Retraux}} Art Deco mid-twentieth century by way of the '90s retro craze aesthetic]]. The spinal cord-like design of their backs may or may not be a nod to ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
** Some of the animation on the official reconstructions of {{Missing Episode}}s, with "The Moonbase" in particular resembling a 1970s anime. "The Tenth Planet" uses anime acting tropes as well, like OpenTheIris and a gun shimmering as the character aims it.
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[[folder:Music Videos]]
* As a rapper, Music/KanyeWest is very openly influenced by anime in his works. Most notably, the cover for his hit single "Stronger" was designed by J-Pop artist Takashi Murakami and even paid homage to ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' within its music video. The scenes in the video (fairly obviously filmed in Tokyo) are also uncannily similar to the song's segment in anime ''Anime/{{Interstella 5555}}'', which "tells" its story entirely through the music of Music/DaftPunk.
* There's also Kanye's fellow CRS mate Lupe Fiasco.
** "Lupe steal like [[Franchise/LupinIII Lupin the Third]]", for example. A few of his songs in his album ''The Cool'' reference various anime and manga as well.
** In his song "Gold Watch", he lets you know just HOW much he loves Asia with lines like, "I am American mentally with Japanese tendencies..." and "... keep a wiininja hanging".
** Also, Lupe produced a band called Japanese Cartoon.
** When Lupe gave a rundown of his house for a magazine (well, it's really an apartment), there's a picture of him doing a stance, and he also has a bent sword because he bent it when some people disgraced it. [[http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2106/2152637892_e20c5f7fab.jpg Here's]] that pic. The sword is number 9, and the ninja is 6.
* KirstenDunst covered "Turning Japanese", and the music video is her in a magical girl-styled dress, dancing around Akihabara.
* A music video for "First Squad/Первый Отряд" by a Russian group called Legalize is done in this style. Of course, it helps that it's a tie-in for an actual anime, being produced by an actual Japanese studio.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2d_WCY-h_c The video clip]] for the song "Peut-être toi" by French singer Mylène Farmer.
* Music/BritneySpears' video for "Break the Ice" -- a clear homage to ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell''.
* Matthew Sweet and the video for his song "Girlfriend," which uses footage from ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra.''
* Music/DuranDuran made a video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OZMaiIpiPg "Careless Memories"]] that is a love-letter to ink and paint.
* "Gomenasai" from ''t.A.T.u.''.
* The official video clip for Music/{{Madonna}}'s "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cItHOl5LRWg Give Me All Your Luvin']]" features cheerleaders wearing Anime-style masks and clothes similar to SailorFuku.
* The animated music video for the [=DyE=] song "Fantasy".
* Music/LinkinPark videos [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2H4l9RpkwM love this style]].
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''
** The Tau are said to be designed to appeal to anime fans. The reception was and still is mixed. This may have less to do with Japanese influence, which is largely present only in their rather ''Macross''-inspired Battlesuit designs and more to do with their perception as a "good" race by many players in a setting famed for its [[DarkerAndEdgier GRIM]] [[AlwaysChaoticEvil DARKNESS]]. The Tau philosophy is also as much or more Japanese than it is Chinese, specifically WWII-era "Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere" expansionism. The "mecha" design of their battlesuits, vehicles, and power armour is clearly of Japanese pop-culture origin, with a substantial aquatic-form influence.
** The Eldar, however, are more Japanese-inspired. Although the post-''Rogue Trader'' Eldar were explicitly based on organic forms, with an increasely heavy Art Nouveau influence as the designs evolved. Currently their designs reflect a more medieval Japanese design.
** Fittingly, the Eldar and Tau technology and look both rather reflect the look of anime which was popular at the time the respective armies came out, with the Eldar resembling the 80s era cyberpunk sci-fi like BubblegumCrisis and DominionTankPolice which was just being imported at the time, and the Tau strongly resembling more 1990s era RealRobot designs.
* The 3.5 ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' supplement, the ''Tome of Battle: the Book of Nine Swords'' tends to draw flack for being "Too Anime", to the point that certain snarky ImageBoard posters refer to it as "The Book of Weeaboo Fightan Magic". Though some fans of the book call it that too.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' is heavily inspired by western mythology, eastern mythology, and of course anime.
* ''TabletopGame/CthulhuTech'' is ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' InSpace! With ANIME!! Basic examples include the Engels, HumongousMecha [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion that demand severe amounts of mental stress to be operated]], or the shapeshifting BodyHorror super-warriors called Tagers, [[Manga/{{Guyver}} who are meant to fight other shapeshifters called Dhohanoids]]. Not only that, but the two-wave alien invasion of Earth in the backstory reads ''identically'' to the one for ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', swapping the Mi-Go for the Robotech Masters and the Nazzadi for the Zentraedi.
* ''TabletopGame/BigEyesSmallMouth'' is an open-ended anime RPG, made in Canada. There were a few series-specific books, in case you wanted to roleplay ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' for some reason, and you could certainly ignore its anime theme and use it for just about anything, but the main appeal behind the game is in roleplaying your own anime series.
* The supplement ''Mecha and Manga'' for the ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' roleplaying game provides rules for playing anime-styled games, with tons of nods throughout to various existing anime and manga.
* In contrast to the SteamPunk aesthetic of the other [[TabletopGame/IronKingdoms WARMACHINE]] factions, the [[OurElvesAreBetter Retribution of Scyrah]] has a distinctly {{Magitek}} feel, with lots of flowing shapes, shining white surfaces, and glowing blue-green TronLines. Their myrmidons (the equivalent to other races' steamjacks) bear more than a passing resemblance to the mecha in ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'', and many of their characters have [[AnimeHair spiky hair]] dyed in [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair bright colors]].
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[[folder:Toys]]
* Certain Franchise/{{Neopets}} look suspiciously like Franchise/{{Pokemon}}, the [=PetPets=] even more so.
* The pets of Franchise/LittlestPetShop have been redrawn as chibified critters; however the designs wandered out of "cute" and into [[UncannyValley "grotesque"]], with most of the Pets looking like jowely, baggy-eyed mutants ''trying'' to look cute. Case in point: [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/littlest-pet-shop-coloring-in-pages-8_1823.jpg this]] drooped-joweled monstrosity.
* Franchise/{{Bratz}} dolls certainly have an animesque look about them, and ran a series of dolls with a modern Japanese theme, sold as "Bratz Tokyo-A-Go-Go". The only anime character the Bratz really resemble is [[http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/4345/anago.jpg Mr. Anago]], though if they were also voiced by NorioWakamoto it would be awesome.
* Franchise/{{LEGO}}:
** ''Toys/LEGOExoForce'' was LEGO's take on this trope and the HumongousMecha, replete with [[UpToEleven very exaggerated]] ShonenHair, random kanji slapped everywhere, typical Japanese names, and a heavy dose of anime and mecha-genre tropes.
** In the same vein, Franchise/{{Ninjago}} focuses on Ninjas with a bit of mecha thrown in here and there, most notably The Samurai mech and various Serpentine vehicles. It's a little more subtle about it in that it limits itself to ShonenHair and kanji is few and far in between. The names also reflect a much larger variety, with only Kai and Mia being anywhere close to japanese. It still uses a lot of anime cliches, such as magical weapons, power-up transformations, color-coded chosen warriors and the aforementioned ShonenHair. It also mixes several other asian themes into it as well, most notably Sensei-Wu, who appears more chinese than japanese (contrary to his name).
* Some Franchise/MonsterHigh merchandise depicts the characters in an anime style.
* The reboot of [[http://www.inmypocket.com/ (Puppy/Kitty/etc) In My Pocket]] have an animesque style.
* Tech Deck finger skateboards have a line called [[http://www.buymerchant.com/images/products/hook-ups.jpg Hook-ups]], featuring animesque characters and even ones ripped right from actual series.
** Hook-Ups has been an Animesque [[CoolBoard skateboard]] brand for at least a decade now, rip-offs and all.
* Some toy licenses pass through Japanese sculptors, gaining the traits of {{anime}} merchandise.
** Most ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''. While we create the concept drawings, Takara's side has to come up with the parts, their shapes, and how they ultimately interlock to make the transformations possible. It can lead to complaints when a robot mode "looks too much like a Franchise/{{Gundam}}."
** Yujin and Takara Tomy have produced Creator/{{Disney}} figurines in the style of countless anime mini-figure series. Put them side by side and they blend together.
** Kotobukiya has done figures for several American licenses over the years including comics. While the faces remain American styled, the anatomy, detail, and composition often resemble anime PCV statues more than our own merchandise.
** And then you have their {{Marvel|Comics}} and {{DC|Comics}} {{Bishoujo}} figures that intentionally evoke this trope, being based on Shunya Yamashita's illustrations. Some Marvel examples [[http://www.squidoo.com/marvel-bishoujo-statues here]].
* DC's [[http://www.dccomics.com/dccomics/search/?q=ame-comi+heroine&s=na Ame-Comi Heroine figures]]. In contrast to Kaiyodo's Bishoujo line above, the series radically alters the characters' [[{{Stripperiffic}} outfits]] and even [[GenderBender gender bends]] a few male ones. How well they succeeded in capturing anime style [[BrokenBase depends on who you ask]].
* Some of the later Squinkies have taken on an anime style; it's even noted on their [[http://www.squinkies.com/girlsproducts.html official product page]].
* This French toyline known as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdzkVwFY7BE Pin Y Pon]].
* A new toyline, [[http://www.kawaiicrush.com/ Kawaii Crush]] draws an obvious inspiration from anime.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/PhantomDust'' was made by Microsoft to sell in Asian countries, then ported back into America later. The theme, character design, and plot all mimic common Anime and Manga attributes. It was (un)surprisingly much more popular in America than in Japan.
* ''VideoGame/ShogoMobileArmorDivision'', an early FPS from Monolith (the first to use their LithTech technology actually), heavily influenced by mecha anime.
* Also, the little-known ''Tsunami 2265'', a third person shooter aboard mechas produced in Italy. The female lead looks a lot like [[Franchise/GhostInTheShell Motoko Kusanagi]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Oni}}'' is heavily influenced by ''Anime/GhostInTheShell''.
* ''VideoGame/FusionFall'' redesigns the Creator/CartoonNetwork characters appearing in the game with an animesque look. Some are questionable, but others... definitely lack detractors, at any rate. (The redesigned Dexter [[MrFanservice seems to have a lot of female fans]], for example.)
** The series even has a [[http://fusionfall.cartoonnetwork.com/game/about-manga.php short,]] official prologue "manga". The site literally calls it a manga.
* ''VideoGame/PuzzleQuest'' also uses anime-like style for its characters.
* Both ''[[http://www.gamehouse.com/download-games/pizza-frenzy Pizza Frenzy]]'' and ''[[http://www.gamehouse.com/download-games/burger-rush Burger Rush]]'' puzzle games (especially the latter) from Gamehouse.
* ''VideoGame/DrawnToLife''. Despite all appearances, it had no Japanese involvement in development. ''5th Cell'' seems to be an animesque company. Aside from ''Drawn to Life'', they always made ''Lock's Quest'' and ''D.N.A.'', both pretty anime-like ([[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/ff/Lock%27s_Quest.jpg Lock's Quest's cover]], in particular, makes it hard to believe that it isn't a {{JRPG}}).
* ''VideoGame/LittleRedRidingHoodsZombieBBQ'', a game from Spain! One of the main characters is from a Japanese folk tale (''Momotaro'').
* ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'', a side-scroller for GameBoyColor made by the American developer WayForwardTechnologies. The first game's Commodore 64-esque soundtrack betrays its Western origins, though. Bonus points for hiring Japanese developer Inti Creates for ''Pirates' Curse'' and ''Half-Genie Hero''.
** ''[[VideoGame/{{Bloodrayne}} Bloodrayne: Betrayal]]'', also made by [=WayForward=], utilizes an anime-like artstyle.
* ''Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes''
* In a less [[{{Mukokuseki}} big-eyed]] and [[{{Bishonen}} pretty]] way, ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'' uses aspects of anime depictions of ninja and samurai, such as [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana-styled swords]] and other Eastern-style weapons, the speed and grace of swordfighting in anime, and psuedo-Japanese naming and music.
* The art in the various Artix Entertainment games (''VideoGame/DragonFable'', ''VideoGame/MechQuest'', and [[ArtEvolution the newer parts of]] ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest'') is heavily anime-influenced, and they're absolutely ''full'' of anime {{Shout Out}}s if there was any doubt remaining. ''VideoGame/MechQuest'' is even about HumongousMecha and has {{Expy}} versions of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion the EVA series]]. ''Pony vs. Pony: Battle is Magic'', being an AffectionateParody of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', qualifies out of principle.
* Taomee's browser game ''Flower Fairy'' is made in China, yet it has anime-like visuals as if it was made in Japan.
* The Chinese browser game developer [[http://www.100bt.com/ Baitian Wang]] have incorporated anime-like visuals to their games.
* ''{{Spectrobes}}'' counts due to its dual nature of production, being jointly made by Jupiter and Buena Vista games. From its main character being a CaptainErsatz of another certain red BadassLongcoat with a [[BladeBelowTheShoulder sword arm]] to having cutscenes rendered similar to another jupiter game, VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou, it fits.
* ''WeCheer''
* ''VideoGame/SigmaStarSaga''
* The early Xbox RPG ''VideoGame/{{Sudeki}}''.
* Then there are American-{{licensed game}}s handled by Japanese developers that would play the trope straight -- familiar western characters now with [[GlamourFailure clearly Japanese influence]]. Can be intentionally invoked in [[AmericanKirbyIsHardcore cover art]] to appeal to their local audience. Konami and Capcom have many classics under their belt that fall on either side.
** Capcom has had a [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom long relationship]] with Marvel characters in general, starting with the purely Marvel [[FightingGame brawlers]] ''VideoGame/XMenChildrenOfTheAtom'' and ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroes'', and the BeatEmUp ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperHeroesWarOfTheGems''. Aside from [[CallingYourAttack shouting attack names]] and using blatantly Japanese fighting game mechanics, the Marvel characters are generally faithful. Except the [[HumongousMecha Sentinel]], [[ArtShift redesigned]] from a giant, muscled humanoid to a more mechanical look according to their tastes.
** ''VideoGame/AlienVsPredatorCapcom'' had Predators delivering {{Shoryuken}}s alongside a cyborg Creator/{{Arnold|Schwarzenegger}} and {{ninja}} girl.
** The two ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' {{Arcade}} games ''[[VideoGame/DungeonsAndDragons Tower of Doom]]'' and ''[[DungeonsAndDragonsShadowOverMystara Shadow over Mystara]]''. Having anime girls run through an official ''D&D'' campaign setting sounds like an instruction manual for angering fans. Instead the games are well-respected for being [[ShownTheirWork faithful to their staggering source material]].
** Once the graphics and sound allowed it, the Japanese influence behind Konami's ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' games became more obvious. ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTurtlesInTime'' had bosses like the Shredder that looked and moved like they should be in a Japanese fighting game. ''[[VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTournamentFighters Tournament Fighters]]'' didn't even bother [[http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/917/tournamentapril.png hiding the art style]].
** The ''VideoGame/{{X-Men}}'' arcade game seems perfectly American styled except a few goofy {{Engrish}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdAmkx8eAos phrases]]. Until you used [[RazorWind Wolverine]] and [[EnergyBall Colossus's]] mutant powers, anyway.
** [[http://www.gametrailers.com/video/angry-video-screwattack/703826 The only playable]] ''VideoGame/BackToTheFuture'' game until late 2010. It is an [[SuperDeformed animesque oddity]], but it dared to defy a [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames common problem]]... [[NoExportForYou in Japan]].
** The SNES and Turbo CD ports of western gaming archetype, ''VideoGame/DungeonMaster''. Namely the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgQeCHMGXvM added]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vegVc3vRu48 cinematics]].
*** The SegaSaturn only sequel, ''Dungeon Master Nexus'', kicked up both the realtime 3D and Animesque. Sadly it was [[NoExportForYou never released]] outside Japan.
** ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'s'' {{NES}} ports by Pony Canyon, ''[[VideoGame/UltimaIII Exodus]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/UltimaIV Quest of the Avatar]]''. The games were streamlined to be playable with NES controls, receiving menus and SuperDeformed sprites akin to old school [[EasternRPG JRPGs]].
** The SegaCD had a ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' game by {{Compile}} with with anime style portraits and other [[EasternRPG JRPG]] elements.
* ''VideoGame/ShadowWarrior'' (pseudo-sequel to ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D'' using the same engine) renders any female seen (either in person or as a picture) in such a style, despite the rest of the game being a sendup of {{wuxia}}, JidaiGeki, and HeroicBloodshed Hong-Kong style blast-outs. It also well predates the anime craze in the US - in ''1997''. [[VideoGame/ShadowWarrior2013 The 2013 reboot]], in addition to bringing back said anime-girls, also has a much more anime feel to it in regards to its setting and story.
* ''OneMustFall2097'', a fighting game produced by EpicGames in 1994, well before anime had a large fan base in the US, had its characters drawn in this style.
* Likewise Epic's ''Zone 66'' featured an quasi-anime intro.
* ''VideoGame/DeathRally'' has this, most notably with female drivers, while shades wearing male drivers (including VideoGame/DukeNukem) are hardly animesque.
* ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'', although the only noticeably "animesque" thing in it is the character design.
* ''VideoGame/BlackSigil'', whose battle system has a very strong ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' vibe to it. It's basically nostalgia fodder for SNES [[EasternRPG JRPGs]].
* All of the cutscenes in ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge'' are done in an animesque style.
* ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot''
** All of the cutscenes in ''CrashMindOverMutant'' are all done in a different art style and in the "Fists of Orange Fury" cutscene, it is very animesque.
** The Trophy Girls in ''VideoGame/CrashTeamRacing'' qualify to some extent, especially Megumi.
* ''[[http://www.rpgrevolution.com/game/idolcraft_984.html Idolcraft]]'' is a Western freeware take on the same concept as ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster'', where the main character attempts to manage the career of a number of {{Idol Singer}}s.
* ''Videogame/TheCavernsOfHammerfest'' contains a few animesque traits, what with the blurred-feet running animation for Igor and the little dance he might do after you idle -- the latter being is a homage to ''[[Anime/JungleWaItsumoHaleNochiGuu Hare Nochi Guu]]''.
* ''VideoGame/XBlades'' has a protagonist named Ayumi, and she is rendered in ''Animesque'' style. The game was created by russian game developer [[BilingualBonus Gaijin Studios ]] (Gaijin means 'foreigner' in japanese)
** Its sequel, ''VideoGame/BladesOfTime'', jumps on current marketing fads and largely dumps the aesthetic, basically resembling a ''Franchise/TombRaider'' game where a vaguely anime Lara Croft runs around with blonde twintails.
* ''Tecmo Super Bowl'', an NES game, used anime-style cutscenes after big plays. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnERZZYbIbw Attract Mode Animation]] gives a general flavor.
* ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' has this artstyle present for all characters, save for Peacock, who is drawn and animated in a '30s-esque rubberhose cartoon style.
* ''VideoGame/OpenArena'', mainly visible in its models and its attempt to steer away from the norm of [[RealIsBrown grimdark, gritty]] {{first person shooter}}s.
* Somewhat incongruously for a Western RPG, the elves in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' have got an overhaul to look more like their Japanese counterparts, with long pointy ears, huge eyes, smoothed-out facial features and skinny bodies, including the token AntiHero companion.
* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'', with manga style recaps, and is episodic like an actual anime, {{Eyecatch}}'s included. Critics even referred to it as an "Interactive Anime".
* ''[[VideoGame/{{X-Com}} X-Com: UFO Defense]]'' has an animesque intro, but the game's graphics were rather realistic for the period. The background images for Base functions and the Hidden Movement screen retain the art style of the intro.
** Spiritual successor ''Rebelstar: Tactical Command'' used the trope more fully, featuring anime-style character images and cut scenes.
* ''VideoGame/{{Apidya}}'', with its Japanese-style intro scene, was produced by Kaiko, which was a German company despite its Japanese-sounding name and the large amount of GratuitousJapanese text in their earlier PuzzleGame ''Gem'X''.
* This trope is also present in the intro sequences of Turrican 2 and Turrican 3 for the Amiga. That is if you consider the the games themselves not to be this, as they were considered to be an excellent alternative for the very expensive high-quality Japanese console games on the market.
* A few Western [=RPGs=] that were made in the seventh generation of console gaming have tried to look like JRPG's, such as Pier Solar And The Great Architects (a homebrew RPG by Watermelon, based on a western website community) and Rainbow Moon (a strategy RPG made by SideQuest Studios, a German developer of video games).
* The point-and-click adventure game ''Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle'' which also features chibi version of the characters during the mini-games.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' is a Western attempt at making a Japanese-style VisualNovel, complete with anime-style artwork.
* Zig-zagged with ''VisualNovel/DontTakeItPersonallyBabeItJustAintYourStory''. While it is a Western-made visual novel, its background CG art and character sprites are used ready-made from a Japanese designer that specifically makes them available for amateur visual novels. On the other hand, their [[BlandNameProduct AmieConnect]] avatar pictures and event [=CGs=] are drawn by a western artist in animesque style, but with still a heavy western feel. The transition is actually slightly jarring.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''BrokenSaints'': This was more notorious before the AnimationBump, with the first episodes being redone in a more realistic style. However, it still had some visual influence from anime.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is an interesting example of this, with everything about the series looking like actual anime, complete with chibis and various anime expressions... except that they're 3D animations, making them appear like a series made of cutscenes from a {{Franchise/Tales|Series}} game. It actually does a good job on turning those anime gimmicks 3D, and is able to mix in some Western animation tricks as well. Hilariously, when it was uploaded to Crunchyroll, some people started demanding for the "original" Japanese audio, apparently not realizing that ''is'' the original audio. The animated segments of Red Vs Blue are done by the person in charge of RWBY. While most of the cast placement and angles appears to be a mix of the Machinima style and soap operas, the fight scenes show Monty Oum's signature mix of anime and Kung Fu/Wuxia choreography norms with western martial arts.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'' is the archetypal example of this trope in the world of webcomics, even going so far as to take place in Tokyo and be a fantasy/dating sim storyline. The comic has become one gigantic deconstruction of just about every anime-sub-genre, complete with a disaffected Magical Girl who can't really use her powers the way she ''thinks'' a magical girl should (meaning, like Franchise/SailorMoon).
* ''Webcomic/MechagicalGirlLisaANT''. Even though Ida Kirkegaard is Danish, the drawings are something like distorted manga-style drawings.
* As above, Mexican artist Kanela gives ''Webcomic/M9Girls'' a definite manga look, complete with [[SuperDeformed chibi]] panels and manga annotations. The story itself is the MadScience version of the MagicalGirl trope.
* In ''Webcomic/RoninGalaxy'' the cover art resembles anime, and the actual pages are made to look like a manga, despite being read from left to right.
* ''Webcomic/PowerpuffGirlsDoujinshi'', ''Fanfic/GrimTalesFromDownBelow'', and ''Webcomic/SugarBits'' (created by Creator/{{Bleedman}}) are heavily influenced by anime, in their art and storytelling.
** ''[[http://zim.snafu-comics.com/ Invader Zim: Manifest Doom]]'', another webcomic published by SNAFU Comics, has an animesque touch.
** A lot of what [[http://www.snafu-comics.com/ SNAFU Comics]] puts out falls under this category.
* Another good example would be ''Webcomic/MutantNinjaTurtlesGaiden'', a ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' fan-comic, which has its human characters drawn in a manga style.
* ''Webcomic/VanVonHunter'', ''Sokora Refugees'', and ''Webcomic/RedString'' are manga-inspired webcomics that were eventually published by major American manga companies ([=TokyoPop=] and Dark Horse). However, ''Sokora Refugees'' appears to have been taken off the 'net.
* ''Webcomic/CatNine'' from cat girls to it's relatively simplistic style. Seeing as it's based somewhere in the Philippines, you could say it's close enough.
* ''Webcomic/ChugworthAcademy'' and ''[[http://boss-noodle.com Boss Noodle]]'' by Dave Cheung are '''definitely''' anime influenced, seeing as they are [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles so risqué]]...
* ''Webcomic/NoNeedForBushido'' parodies elements from anime/manga set in feudal era Japan.
* [[http://manga.clone-army.org/ Clone Manga]] is a collective of Dan Kim's anime influenced webcomics, one of which is ''Webcomic/NanasEverydayLife''.
* ''Webcomic/SodiumEyes'' takes notes of many anime clichés.
* ''Webcomic/AkiChansLife'' is purposefully modeled after {{Doujinshi}}, despite being an obviously Western webcomic, to the point where all the panels are read right-to-left.
* ''Webcomic/{{Earthsong}}'' is a {{Fantasy Webcomic|s}} with manga inspiration.
* ''Webcomic/UnicornJelly'' and ''[[http://pasteldefender.com/ Pastel Defender Heliotrope]]'' have a unique but clearly SD take on its art.
* Another example would be ''[[http://www.goddamnpantybrigade.com/ Panty Brigade]]''.
* ''LeetStreetBoys'' is about a band based on a group of Otaku, done in anime style.
* ''Webcomic/{{Monsterful}}'': A {{Slice Of Life Webcomic|s}} of a monster-only world that shows a moderate manga influence, but it's well balanced with western influences and completes the circle with multiple video-game and internet references from both Eastern and Western markets.
* ''Webcomic/TheBeastLegion'' is very Anime/Manga inspired.
* ''Webcomic/GreyIs'' actually describes itself as a manga and reads from left to right even though its written in English.
* ''Webcomic/{{Project 0}}'' is usually described as an [[http://thepullbox.com/2011/04/15/project-0-setting-a-standard-for-american-manga/ American Manga]]. Written by a duo of brothers and takes a lot of the more [[http://www.centralcitytower.com/p/anatomy-of-page.html cinematic and dynamic aspects of manga from a visual perspective]], but not in terms of anime clichés and sweatdrops.
* ''[[http://www.blueskycomic.com/ Blue Sky]]'' counts as another.
* ''[[http://road-to-eden.com/ The Road to Eden]]''
* ''Webcomic/{{Picatrix}}'' is another webcomic with a heavy manga influence.
* ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' has a major manga-esque influence, with scarcely a strip going by without a super deform, chibi or the omnipresent {{egregious}} sweat drop making an appearance. Even [[http://www.misfile.com/index.php?page=917 Rumisiel's T-shirt]] gets one of those at one point.
* ''Webcomic/AMiracleOfScience'' {{lampshaded}} its influences by citing them in TheRant and stealing their onomatopoeia.
* Tom Siddell, author and artist of ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', cites the ''BattleAngelAlita'' and ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' mangas as artistic influences, alongside Western comics like ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' and ''ComicBook/TankGirl''. He incorporates elements from all of them into his own art.
* Some anime-like designs are used for the ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' storyline "GOFOTRON Champion of the Cosmos", with Riff even describing one of the alien species they encounter as "blue, anime-looking people."
* Animesque style isn't reserved to English-language webcomics. Here's a popular French example: ''[[http://www.maliki.com/ Maliki]]''. With [[http://www.maliki.com/strip.php?strip=192 one strip]] directly referencing its many influences, several of them from anime.
* ''Webcomic/GorgeousPrincessCreamyBeamy'' is a parody of MagicalGirl anime, and drawn in an anime-influenced style even though the author is American.
* ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'''s style has been described as being on the [[CheekyMouth cheap]] end of animeshun.
* ''Webcomic/{{Collar 6}}'' and its [[SpiritualSuccessor Spiritual Predeccessor]] ''Crimson Latex'' both fall well within this trope.
* ''Webcomic/{{Shadownova}}'' is drawn with a somewhat Animesque style. The author is heavily influenced by anime and manga.
* ''Webcomic/DemonCandyParallel'' is drawn in a {{Yonkoma}} fashion.
* ''Webcomic/StarOfDestiny'''s art style is heavily influenced by mange and anime. The comic is even read from right to left like manga, which the writer of it has deemed enough to label it a "webmanga".
* ''Webcomic/AngelMoxie'' is another webcomic heavily influenced by the MagicalGirl genre, and using the {{Yonkoma}} format.
* ''Webcomic/OverlordOfRavenfell'' is stylistically influenced by older CLAMP manga and Yoko Matsushita, so definitely falls in this trope.
* ''Webcomic/{{Seekers}}''
* ''Webcomic/AnimeNewsNina''. It even says it in the title.
* ''Webcomic/{{Heartcore}}''. The author has listed ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' as a major inspiration, and it most definetly shows.
* ''Webcomic/{{Rain}}''. There's plenty of anime tropes, the author and the protagonist are otaku... not Japanese.
* ''Webcomic/GhastlysGhastlyComic'' gleefully parodies the {{Ecchi}} / {{Hentai}} genre, especially the tendency for absurd tentacle groping. The art style itself becomes more and more Animesque (and better-looking) along with ArtEvolution.
* ''Webcomic/SchoolOfMages'' is drawn in a manga style, and it is even read from right to left.
* ''Webcomic/TheLounge'' has considerable manga influence, both in artistic style as well as the art gags and tropes common to manga.
* ''Webcomic/CrossHeart'' ''is'' a manga, except it was written by a Spanish author, originally in Spanish and English, and published for free on Website/DeviantArt.
* ''Webcomic/NinthElsewhere'' has some anime influence, probably because one of the authors lived in Japan for a time while working on it.
* ''Webcomic/ClosedGate'': Heavily relies on manga-influenced artwork, although the cast consists mainly of [[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphized characters]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'' and its [[SpinOff SpinOffs]] ''Webcomic/GirlsNextDoor'' and ''Webcomic/DownTheStreet'' (the latter to a lesser extent) have a lot of manga influences. Still. Although the ArtEvolution of the first two seem to slowly diverge from this style. In defferent directions: ''Roommates'' gets more and more realistic, while ''GND'' slowly shifts towards the style of franco-belgian comics.
* ''Webcomic/BedlamGenesis'' is done in this style.
* ''[[Webcomic/ClaudeAndMonet Claude & Monet]]'' has a heavy manga influence.
* ''[[http://ten.smackjeeves.com/ Ten]]'' is a German webcomic written in English and is made to read right to left.
* ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'' has a heavily manga-influenced style.
* ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/Zos_Kias Zos Kias]]'' is one of those American manga series that reads right to left.
* ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'' is a mixture of this and western comic stylizations.
* Likewise ''Webcomic/{{Terra}}'', which leans more heavily on the Western influences but uses animesque faces (particularly on the women).
* ''Webcomic/AlienHandSyndrome'' has detailed black and white Manga-style artwork, complete with coarse half-tone screening, but reads from left to right.
* ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', besides the parody mentionned below, grew into this style with its ArtEvolution, especially in the design of female characters.
* ''Webcomic/HarpyGee'' uses a rather cute version of this.
* Isaac of ''{{Webcomic/Paranatural}}'' frequently dips into this, highlighted by his allegedly natural spiky hair and brooding, dramatic personality. It's made much funnier by the fact that ''only this one character'' is ever drawn with anime eyes or floating sparkles. The other characters (mostly Max) react accordingly. The readers do as well; Isaac doing things such as turning dramatically, or walking with his eyes closed and a smile while light shines on him from no apparent source spawns comments such as, "Isaac is being awfully anime today. He should probably get that looked at."
* ''Webcomic/HandCommand'' is an Arabic comic drawn manga-style and published on the web (in Arabic & English).
* ''Webcomic/TheDreamcatchersMasquerade'' uses an anime-influenced art and animation style.
* ''Webcomic/{{Tove}}'' is a full color webcomic that often borrows elements of Japanese animation, particularly when a shocked Tove is drawn {{Chibi}} style.
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!!Parodies
[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The ''ComicBook/GhostRider'' villain [[http://www.tonymooreillustration.com/2009/04/introducing-skinbender.html Skinbender]]. Er... not for the faint of heart.
* French comic ''Manga/SentaiSchool'' is a spoof of many Japanese series (either anime or live-action, and mostly from the '80s) well-known in France.
* Issue 14 of ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror]]'' features "Murder, He Wrote", a parody of ''Manga/DeathNote'' drawn in a manga style.
* ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' series bears some artistic and formatting similarities to manga style, but its short parody deserves special mention. Volume 4, "Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together", ends with a reading guide as one would find in a right-to-left book. "STOP. This is the BACK of the book. What do you think you're doing?"
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* It isn't uncommon for fan-artists fond of the Animesque style to use it even when depicting non-Japanese series.
** Here's an example that work surprisingly well despite the extreme ArtShift: ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' [[http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=134764 Manga Style]]. (Note that the fan-artist is Chinese.)
** Another good example: [[http://www.rubendevela.com/gallery/06.html Tiffany Aching]] if ''Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'' was directed by Creator/HayaoMiyazaki.
** ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' not only parodies Anime often, but the Japanese fanbase (or those who are just fans of Japanese anime) often portray the characters as such in fanart and fanfiction, which doesn't please other parts of the fandom.
** The Japanese fanbase of ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' also does this, although it isn't as common that people bash it.
* ''WebAnimation/ZanyToTheMax''
** Of the seven members of the Kat Krew, five are drawn this way. [[NonStandardCharacterDesign The other two are Drake the Duck and Narf the Mouse]].
** The newest member of the Warner family is Sikko Warner ([[BigEater Pakko]], [[AuthorAvatar Makko]], and [[SuperSpeed Jot]]'s sister), who is drawn this way as well.
** Other characters drawn this way are [[MultiArmedMultitasking Sekoila]] [[NoKnees Zarner]] and [[ConjoinedTwins Wacka and Wakka MaRakka]].
** In fact, ''Zany to the Max'' even features a fictional country known as Animenia, where almost all the characters are drawn this way. Since Yakko isn't drawn this way, it is unknown how he became the temporary king of Animenia in one episode.
* Animenia is also featured in this author's ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' fanstuff (which is known as The Homestar Runner Show). The character of [[RaymanianLimbs Slipstar Runner]] was [[ArtificialHuman created by Homeschool Winner]] when he visited Animenia with Homestripe and Coach B. In fact, it is revealed that [[spoiler:Homestripe's parents are the ''king and queen'' of Animenia]].
* A ''Literature/MrMen'' fan series by the same author (called The Mr. Men and Little Miss Show) has Little Miss Slippery, who is drawn this way as well. Later on, Little Miss Wacky and Little Miss Camouflage, who are also drawn this way, were added into the series. In all the fan series by this author, the style is referred to as "Animeniesque", which is pronounced similar to (and is possibly also a reference to) ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Manga, anime, and bad dubbing are affectionately(?) parodied in the 2008 animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss's ''WesternAnimation/HortonHearsAWho'' while Horton, an elephant, imagines he's a heroic ninja (the result looks a lot like ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'').
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Spoofed in the movie ''Film/SuperTroopers'' with the really cheap-looking "Afghanistanimation" cartoons produced by the Taliban.
* ''[[http://images.google.fr/images?hl=fr&source=hp&q=%22Most+%222Fruitful+%22Yuki%22 Most Fruitful Yuki]]'', a ShowWithinAShow in the movie ''Film/{{Juno}}''.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Episode 1 of ''Series/TheHardTimesOfRJBerger'' has an animated flashback in which Natsumi is drawn in anime form and talks in Japanese (with English subtitles).
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Princess Robot Bubblegum'', the name of the fictitious anime show in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV: The Ballad of Gay Tony'', which parodies JapaneseMediaTropes (especially Shônen and Shôjo clichés).
* ''VideoGame/GuitarHero III'' depicts [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5idd3Bqf29Q Japanese fangirls]] this way. Also subverted in that the rest of the cutscenes are a mix between this and Western-style.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'''s 20X6, featuring anime versions of the main cast, like Strong Bad as Stinkoman and Homestar as Stinkoman's sidekick 1-Up.
* ''WebAnimation/AngelicateAvenue'', by Alli Kat Nya.
* ''WebAnimation/GirlchanInParadise'', by Egoraptor.
* ''WebAnimation/NekoSugarGirls'' '''[[StealthParody might]]''' be an example.
* Many of the early ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' web animations had shades of this. The character models were very faithful to the sets, but they would occasionally include things like {{Sweat Drop}}s, {{Blush Sticker}}s, and stylized motion-blur backgrounds for action sequences.
* An ''WebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_752331&feature=iv&src_vid=XWZI83VJg4U&v=DjexOF6V2Ro episode]] is an effectionate parody of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/UnwindersTallComics'' features a ShowWithinAShow, ''Tokyo Delta Jetlag D'', an AffectionateParody of [[WidgetSeries widgety]] shonen series, and of bad {{fansub}}s.
* ''Webcomic/GhastlysGhastlyComic'', besides being wholy animesque itself, features a {{Hentai}} parody of ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''.
-->"Man! Is there ''anything'' the Japanese don't know how to make better?"
* Another non-english example is ''{{Raruto}}'', a ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' spoof webdoujin that originated in Spanish.
* [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level2/level-2-15-2/ One panel]] of ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'' go this route thanks to a Belt of ''Genre'' Changing.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* JustForFun/TropeTan, that MoeAnthropomorphism of [[YouShouldKnowThisAlready some page or another]].
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/PerfectHairForever'': An unavoidable consequence, of course, of being a {{Shonen}} anime parody, complete with non sequitur {{fanservice}}. Taking it a step further than that, Creator/AdultSwim even once aired it done up like an old-style VHS ([[GagDub and low-quality]]) {{Fansub}} for the April Fools' Day weekend.
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'': A puppet StopMotion & SketchComedy that satirizes many Japanese Anime shows such as ''Anime/SailorMoon'', ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'', ''Manga/{{Akira}}'', ''Anime/SpeedRacer'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', ''Manga/InuYasha'', ''Shokushu Goukan'', Japanese {{Hentai}}, ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', plus American cartoons such as ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''.
* ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'': the Japanese in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7Gyap0F0yM this]] Got Milk ad.
* Before they were unceremoniously canceled, the last episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Clerks}}: The Animated Series'' ended with a direct parody of out-sourced animation in general, poking fun at Korean animation studios. Any story this episode had was completely tossed out the window.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' gleefully subverts this trope on a handful of occasions.
** Most notably, "Good Times with Weapons", where the boys acquire ninja weapons and subsequently get a massive art upgrade into ''Franchise/StreetFighter''-esque badassery. (The song "Let's Fighting Love" is more or less about how the song makes no sense, especially the GratuitousEnglish parts.)
** And "Chinpokomon", in which the boys' craze over a [[BlandNameProduct Pokémon]]-style hobby turns their eyes into arches when they smile and causes them to spout Japanese gibberish with glee. Bonus points: The creators speak Japanese so it really ''is'' gibberish.
** "A Song of Ass and Fire" and "Titties and Dragons" has Kenny turning into a MagicalGirl, Princess Kenny.
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' once had Johnny watching "Clam League 9000", a spoof of ''Pokémon'' with a hint of ''Dragon Ball Z''.
* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' presented a game that simultaneously spoofed both ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' and ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' -- [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment at the same time]].
* One of the several ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' made-for-TV movies has Timmy and Vicki surfing through the dimension of television with magical remotes, creating parodies of numerous classical cartoons, two of which for anime. The first is for ''Anime/SpeedRacer'''s often-joked fast voice acting in the dub. The second is another ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' spoof with a show titled ''Maho Mushi'', portraying a (to Americans) violent fighting tournament and a multitude of beam attacks, and Vicky was dressed like Piccolo. At one point, Cosmo accidentally blasts two holes into sides of the arena. (At least he wasn't Majin...) Though the remote controlled giant mecha were still out of place.
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' parodied both the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' anime and games a few times.
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''
** The series is rather Animesque on its own, but that didn't stop it from doing a complete and full parody of ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' -- right down to the style, plot line and MotorMouth dialogue. Except [=DeeDee=], who didn't get the joke and was animated (largely) normally.
** In the first series finale, "Last But Not Beast", the students at the Japanese school Dexter transfers to own a mecha. Also, the teacher there had pink hair and blue eyes.
** In a revived season episode, the villain Hukouchou looks like an evil bishounen. Long hair, icy blue eyes, pointy ears, and so on.
* The ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' special, "Summer Belongs to You", had a short musical segement that took place in Japan and caused all the characters to turn into some strange-looking anime style all while doing a parody of {{Caramelldansen|Vid}}. The singers were in SailorFuku too.
* The animated ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' has a segment called "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Grey's in Anime]]".
* In "Batman's Strangest Cases", an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', one segment is an AffectionateParody of the '60s Series/{{Batman}} manga by Jiro Kuwata. The sequence is in sepia tones, has extremely limited animation and out-of-synch "English dubbing", and is a gentle jab at '60s anime like ''Anime/{{Gigantor}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** Miisutaa Supakaaru (Mr. Sparkle), the Japanese Homer Simpson. He's actually an amalgation of two Japanese companies whose logos are a fish and a lightbulb, respectively.
** In "Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo," there is a Japanese program called "Battling Seizure Robots," which parodies the infamous episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' which caused seizures in nearly 700 people.
** In "HOMR", the family goes to an animation convention, and Bart and Lisa watch a parody of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' and ''Anime/BattleOfThePlanets''.
** In "Bart Vs. Lisa Vs. The Third Grade", [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pikachu]] appears to Bart in a satellite TV-induced hallucination when he tries to take a standardized test.
** The couch gags of "Tis' The Fifteenth Season" and "Fraudcast News" feature the family dressed as several anime and Japanese media characters. Homer is Series/{{Ultraman}}, Bart is ''Anime/AstroBoy'', Lisa is Franchise/SailorMoon, Maggie is [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pikachu]], and Marge is Jun the Swan from ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman''.
** In "Postcards from the Wedge", Bart watches an accurate parody of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' when trying to do his homework, and [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] both series' LongRunner status by wondering "how it managed to stay so fresh". Bonus points for the parody depicting Ash in his Diamond and Pearl attire, as the series was in the Diamond and Pearl arc at the time of the episode's first airing.
* This concept was parodied twice in ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' first in "Invasion of the Big Robots" where Garfield winds up in a ''Anime/{{Voltron}}''-esque show, and in "The Clash of the Titans" where Garfield and Odie team up with the ''ComicBook/XMen'' expies The Power Squad.
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'': The episode "Brain Eraser" has Mordecai and Rigby rent a videotape of an anime series known as "Planet Starlight Chasers Excellent", which is a parody of many anime series that were popular in TheEighties and TheNineties. It fits in with the RetroUniverse of the show itself, having blinding fight scenes and a GratuitousJapanese theme song. The video store owner (voiced by RogerCraigSmith, who has done voices for many anime); confesses to watching it "all day, every day."
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!!Inversions
Several Japanese series have inverted this trope by going for a western look. Since American cartoons generally require several times the production money for their higher frame rates, there are [[NoBudget limiting factors]] that keep it to surface aesthetics rather than the actual motion. The limits are easier to get around in comics and video games. If they use English, expect it to be [[{{Engrish}} about as good as]] [[GratuitousJapanese our Japanese]]. Also Inverted by Japanese video games in their art style and other choices.

[[folder:General]]
* The character designs of Japanese artist [[http://www.susumumatsushita.com/index.html Susumu Matsushita]] (best known in the US for his work in ''VideoGame/MaximoGhostsToGlory'') tend to be very Western-looking, with round eyes and cartoony proportions.
* Pick almost any illustration produced by [[http://www.gurihiru.com/ Gurihiru Studios]] from Japan. Chances are, it'll look like something out of a Creator/{{Pixar}} film. They were the character designers of ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'', which is why the human characters of said game had such a western look to them.
* Shigeru Mizuki. Generally, his artstyle is more cartoony/surreal than anything else.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* While not specifically western (indeed, it more closely resembles chinese/korean animation in aesthetics), ''Literature/ArashiNoYoruNi'' is still much closer to your average western animated feature than traditional anime.
* ''Bambi and her Pink Gun'' is so visually influenced by the aesthetics of American comics that only the onomatopoeia give it away as an original Japanese creation.
* ''Anime/TheBigO'' is the result of Japanese animators involved with ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' running with the influence. Look for the [[{{Homage}} Batmobile]] in the backgrounds.
* The first ending sequence to [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is done in [[ComicBook/{{Hellboy}} Mike Mignola's]] style.
* ZigZagged with ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''. It takes most of its art style from animesque Western animation (looking a lot like ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''). One episode parodying ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' goes maximum '80s.
%%* ''Anime/DeadLeaves''
* ''Manga/KingOfBanditJing'', especially the second manga series.
* The original ''Manga/LupinIII'' manga by Monkey Punch was heavily influenced by Magazine/{{MAD}}, and the art style definitely shows. The subsequent anime adaptations... not so much. They're not significantly more western-like than most other anime products.
* ''Manga/OnePiece''. The deformations of faces pushed to the limits Looney Tunes-style are probably the most prominent factor. Not to mention Luffy's powers, which are like something taken out of a Creator/TexAvery cartoon.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has a similar art style to ''One Piece'' but then that would be a case of an [[ZigZaggingTrope anime imitating a western-influenced anime]].
* ''Manga/SoulEater'' looks like the unholy child of anime and Creator/TimBurton.
* ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' is made to resemble Western comic books and superhero shows.
* ''Anime/{{Trigun}}'''s designs and especially manga incarnation are heavily influenced by [[{{Spawn}} McFarlane]].
* ''Anime/TurnAGundam'''s mechanical designs by Syd Mead.
* ''Anime/{{Usavich}}''
* [[NoExportForYou Obscure]] series ''Montana Jones'' resembles a DisneyAfternoon series such as ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'', ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', or ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa''.
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' draws on influences from a variety of genres, many of them quite western (including TheWestern, appropriately enough), down to featuring one setting that is basically (and [[UnfortunateImplications infamously]]) Planet {{Blaxploitation}}.
* ''Baby Felix'' was produced by a Japanese studio with input from current FelixTheCat owner Don Oriolo, and is anime trying (and often failing) to look like Western Animation.
* The character designs from ''Anime/{{Zoobles}}'' seem to be at least slightly influenced by stuff like ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' and ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop''
* Many of NipponAnimation's works, like ''WorldMasterpieceTheater'' and ''Anime/GrimmsFairyTaleClassics'' are drawn in a way that's more reminescent of Western Animation than Anime. The same applies for ''WesternAnimation/AroundTheWorldWithWillyFog'' and ''DogtanianAndTheThreeMuskehounds'', though both were co-produced with a Spanish animation studio.
* ''Anime/LaQuintaCamera'', faces in particular.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Several Nintendo franchises have a very Western feel to them. Namely the ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' series. For instance, the main character is a plumber with a large nose and moustache and a heavy Italian accent; the use of anime tropes in the series is rather rare aside from subtle graphical elements; and the minimal audible spoken dialogue by any of the characters (in any language) is in English.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' takes cues from many western fantasy novels and movies; with key influences being the legend of King Arthur and ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy. However, Japanese influence became more apparent in games following ''The Wind Waker''. They still hold many western influences and ''Twilight Princess'' was specifically based on Wild West stories.
* ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' has always aimed for an American comic book look with the atmosphere from Hollywood sci-fi, though several games post-Fusion showed more Japanese influence.
* ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'' takes place in a comic book future. Captain Falcon himself being an [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd homage]].
* ''VideoGame/StarFox'' takes cues from Western {{cartoon|characters}} animals and {{space opera}}s. The fuzzy puppets featured in art for the first game and the puppet like mouth face flapping for dialogue in Star Fox 64 was designed to invoke {{Series/Thunderbirds}} though nowadays it just looks like it was animated that way due to console limitations.
* Sega did the same with ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' and various others.
* While it firmly belongs to the JRPG genre, the ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' series is also heavily influenced by old-school sci-fi, newspaper comics, and other Western media.
* ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'' is an AffectionateParody of both comic book superheroes and {{Tokusatsu}}.
* {{Capcom}}'s old mascot ''VideoGame/CaptainCommando'' is likewise an AffectionateParody of American superheroes. The company has long walked a middle ground between styles, taking it to a [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom natural conclusion]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' and its [[BloodyHilarious crazy cartoon violence]]. It looked and moved more like a cartoon than the actual [[AnimatedAdaptation American TV show]].
* ''ParappaTheRapper''. Makes sense, as the series artist, Rodney Greenblat, is actually American.
* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' and [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle its sequel]] sport a mix of cel-shading and realism with western-style character designs and names. Both games do make multiple references to anime media, though.
* The main character in ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'', as with many others.
* The character design of Sora that TetsuyaNomura created for the Timeless River world (based off the cartoon short ''SteamboatWillie'' and other shorts during the 1930s) in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', which makes him resemble a cartoon character from TheSilentAgeOfAnimation (RubberHoseLimbs and all). [[http://images.wikia.com/kingdomhearts/images/5/52/TimelessRiverSora.png Just look]] [[http://images.wikia.com/kingdomhearts/images/2/22/Sora_Timeless_River_Artwork.png at him]].
* The ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' series is known for this, which is ironic since the games are still more popular in Japan than in the West.
* The ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series takes it's influence from American Hollywood action films such as: ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'', ''Film/BladeRunner'', and other various Western media.
* ''VideoGame/ForTheFrogTheBellTolls'' draws heavy inspiration from European fairy tales.

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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* The art of ''WebAnimation/InfernoCop'' seems to be heavily influenced by American comic books.
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