The surprise success of Love Hina, a manga about a loser who, through hard work, learns martial arts, becomes successful, slowly wins the women in his life, and finally gets to marry his first love. This gave rise to a ton of low-quality Harem Series where a loser meets several women who immediately fall in love with this loser for no clear reason.
Tenchi Muyo! preceded Love Hina, and Tenchi itself was preceded by Ranma ˝, which can reasonably be called the originator of the Harem genre.
Beastars has virtually the same synopsis as Zootopia. A modern world filled with anthropomorphic animals where carnivores and herbivores are in a shaky peace. Both works have a friendship/relationship between a headstrong rabbit and a carnivore as well.
Black Clover is a highly derivative work, noticeable by avid shounen readers very quickly that it takes chunks of the ideas behind Naruto, Fairy Tail and The Seven Deadly Sins to mix them together and come up with a plot of their own. It has an Expy plot of Naruto, dumb but determined and social pariah main character decides that he wants to get the highest rank in his country, another of the Fairy Tail guild, down to even similar HQs and settings similar to Deadly Sins. It's endearing to some, but to others, the lack of originality in the manga, together with not managing to be a Spiritual Successor to any of the above makes it seem boring and unappealing.
Originally, Double Team in the anime used the rapid afterimage trick, after Naruto became popular, now it works like Shadow Clone Jutsu.
Well, it is called "Kage Bunshin" (Shadow Clone) in Japan.
Super Robot Genre shows like Tetsujin 28 already had their own success, but it was Mazinger Z that solidified the concept of piloting a robot (via a cockpit within its head, rather than remote control) and started a revolutionary trend that attracted toy makers and captivated children. Such influence would eventually lead to all sorts of landmark works that keep the said genre alive and relevant to this day. Pretty much everyHumongous Mecha show created after 1972 owes something to Mazinger Z, either because they copied the tropes established by this series or because they tried averting them, subverting them or deconstructing them.
This then came full circle when the final TV series of the original Sailor Moon anime, Sailor Stars, was followed in its time slot by a reboot of Cutey Honey called Cutey Honey F (or Flash), which used many of the same staff and subsequently came to be regarded by many as a Sailor Moon knockoff.
Anime was largely an underground movement in the States before the success of Power Rangers, which led companies to look for more Japanese material to localize in 1995, including Ronin Warriors, Sailor Moon, Eagle Riders, Teknoman, and Dragon Ball. The Pokémon phenomenon several years later advanced it further, resulting in the localization of not just more Mons-flavored shows, but also the shonen genre in general. American TV producers have tried to cash in on this as well, but, not wanting to pay for an existing series, create their own. For proof that this rarely ever works out, look no further than Dragon Booster.
Revolutionary Girl Utena now has at least one imitator, Shitsurakuen. It's about a tomboyish young girl who gets accepted to an exclusive private school and wears shorts instead of a skirt with her uniform (although they came with the uniform, to her confusion). She sees herself as a knight defending the oppressed girls of the school, who are used as weapons/objects by the boys, especially the head of the student council. There is much Ho Yay and Les Yay to be had, too. At least here there's a sci-fi reason for the weapons coming out of the girls' chests: the whole campus is a 3-D stage for a video game.
Dragon Ball's impact on Shonen manga is, well... impressive — to say the very least, its influence now impossible to not see in almost any work in the subgenre. Although not the first employ the vast number of the tropes its most associated with, it became the de facto face of them. To this day, Shonen, and various Anime in general that use elements from, pay homage, or parody, this series and continue its legacy. For proof, one need only look as far as these three anime — often considered the most current and direct of its spiritual successors: Naruto, One Piece, and Bleach.
Dr. Slump has a follower of sorts in "Cybot Robotchi" AKA "Robby The Rascal". Both feature a horny, awkward Bungling Inventor with a Punny Name living in a small town in the middle of nowhere populated by weird people and animals, who creates a robot with huge powers but the mindset of a kid (and a lot of other silly and bizarre inventions). Hilarity Ensues, etc.
Dr. Slump's contemporary Urusei Yatsura, which made it to TV screens in the same year, created a new vogue for romantic comedies rife with wackiness and huge casts of characters, including Tokimeki Tonight, High School! Kimengumi, and Sasuga no Sarutobi, not to mention "magical girlfriend" series like Video Girl Ai, Ah! My Goddess and Rizelmine. Creator Rumiko Takahashi herself later revisited the genre with Ranma ˝.
Neptunia was a video gamenote it later received a short manga and anime that centered around Console WarsAS A VIDEO GAME!, with large amounts of Fanservice. A manga/anime series entitled Aoi Sekai no Chuusin De was created which has a similar premise, but with several differences. There's significantly less Moe, the characters are based on video game characters/franchises themselves instead of companies, and the console war is more specific, focusing on Sega vs. Nintendo.
Kimi ni Todoke inspired lots of Shoujo Genre manga (of varying quality) with a shy girl as the lead. Unfortunately, some mangaka took it too far and made them weak, spineless crybabies.
Some time after the success of Oreimo and its associated anime, a lot of other Romantic ComedyLight Novels with overly-long sentence-y titles started cropping up...and it seems to be a good strategy, because many of them are getting anime adaptations, too. See Long Title for the growing listnote Listed under Literature..
Attack No. 1 was the first anime to feature a feminine sports team. Its follower Attacker You!, rehashed its formula, added a healthy dose of comedy and ecchi humor, and turned it into an 80's version which gained quite some popularity.
Manga duo Fujiko Fujio gained success with Q-Taro the Ghost, which inspired a boatload of imitators following the formula, many of them from the Fujiko duo themselves. The best-known and the longest running of that is Doraemon, which itself inspired imitators.
To attract fans of Bandai's own Aikatsu! franchise, Happiness Charge Pretty Cure not only used cards that contained clothing inside as the collectible item, but included two songs the Cures sing to purify their enemiesnote "Shiawase Gohan Ai No Uta" and "Innocent Purification".
Kira Kira Precure A La Mode seems to be this to PriPara, which made more money than Pretty Cure in 2016. There are insert songs sung by the characters Once per Episode, segments at the end combining live action and animation note PriPara's ending themes, except "Mune Kyun Love Song", "Rainbow Melody" and "Growin' Jewel", have live action clips in them, while Pretty Cure uses live action cooking segments that the characters commentate on., main characters with similar hairstyles note with Cure Whip having similar hair to Laala, Cure Macaron having similar hair to Sophie and Aroma and Cure Chocolat having similar hair to Hibiki and a mascot who is not child age.