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Animeland

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

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

The most common examples are:

Due to the Lowest Common Denominator, it might also include other Japanese pop cultural references, that are not really anime-specific, such as Ninjas, Kaiju or the Yakuza.

This is a part of the Hollywood Atlas, like Eagleland, Eskimo Land, Yodel Land and the Land Of Dragons. Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo is similar, but unfiltered (or at least less so) through the lens of anime.

Not be confused with the French magazine Animeland


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  • In Lexx's last season, a giant plant person invades Japaneseland.
  • Animeland and the fan culture surrounding it were the object of satire in the Saturday Night Live skit "J-pop America Fun Time Now!"
  • In 30 Rock Tracy believes he is giving a speech over a live feed to a Japanese award show. He thanks all his Japanese fans, especially Godzilla. The he laughs and says he's just kidding... he knows Godzilla doesn't care what humans do.

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  • MegaTokyo is a complicated example. The Tokyo Police apparently got so annoyed with their city constantly being destroyed by monsters that they started scheduling such events, so they were easier to handle. Kaiju are available for rent, and the commander of the Cataclysm Division rides around in a mech.

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  • Cow and Chicken: In this Got Milk ad, Cow had to face a Godzilla parody as Supercow while the characters were visiting Japan.
  • In Kappa Mikey, everyone from Japan are portrayed as anime characters. In contrast, Mikey himself is portrayed in a stereotypical American art style as he's from America.
  • The Simpsons episode "Thirty Minutes over Tokyo" has an announcement from the pilot as they're flying home:
    Pilot: Uh, folks, we're experiencing some moderate Godzilla-related turbulence at this time, so I'm going to go ahead and ask you to put your seatbelts back on. When we get to 35,000 feet, he usually does let go, so from there on out, all we have to worry about is Mothra, and, uh, we do have reports he's tied up with Gamera and Rodan at the present time. Thank you very much.
  • Phineas and Ferb's special "Summer Belongs to You" has this little sequence.
  • The season two finale of Dexter's Laboratory starts off here with Dexter accidentally awakening a Kaiju, while trying to one-up two mecha pilots his age (who both look like Go Nagai characters). The rest of the episode has him and his entire family fighting said Kaiju back home, with the help of a Combining Mecha, under the guidance of a Kid Samurai.


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