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

In Western works, it might serve as a parody of the anime fandom in general, or Western perceptions of Japan. In Japanese works, it might be a jab at OccidentalOtaku [[PoesLaw who seem to actually believe in this]], or lampshaded to emphasize that [[ThisIsReality this particular work is more realistic than that]]. In some cases, it's used as little more than a Japan-flavored FantasyKitchenSink, no commentary required.

The most common examples are:
* [[BishoujoGenre Extremely beautiful]], [[MsFanservice model-bodied]] {{Moe}} {{Magical Girl}}s in (sometimes {{stripperific}}) SailorFuku;
* [[{{Bishounen}} Princely hunks]] getting touchy-feely [[YaoiGuys with each other]] and their [[OtomeGame dreamy-eyed admirers]];
* {{Kaiju}} and armies of HumongousMecha engaging in epic wars;
* [[TheTokyoFireball Tokyo being]] [[ApocalypseWow spectacularly blown up once in a while]];
* [[MegaCorp Zaibatsu]] and their pitifully underpaid wage-slave [[{{Salaryman}} Salarymen]];
* [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles Tentacle Monsters]];
* And various others...

Due to the LowestCommonDenominator, it might also include other Japanese pop cultural references that are not really anime-specific, such as {{Ninja}}s, {{Kaiju}}, the {{Yakuza}}, or the Zaibatsu (particularly in early CyberPunk literature).

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

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



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

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Anime/LuckyStar'', OccidentalOtaku Patricia Martin has this worldview. Which the mangaka immediately {{lampshade}}s as "the wrong idea on Japanese culture." Given that nearly half of the main cast happen to be some flavour of otaku, this may be a bit of HypocriticalHumor.
* ''Manga/ArcadeGamerFubuki'' portrays Japan as Animeland.
* ''Anime/ConcreteRevolutio'' takes place in an oldschool Animeland version of Japan, though it fully embraces other aspects of Showa-era Japanese pop culture as well. [[spoiler: This turns out to actually be a plot point, as that ''is'' Showa-era Japan they're living in.]]

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

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

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

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

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

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

[[folder:Web Original]]
* At the start of the Valentine's Day episode of ''WebVideo/JoueurDuGrenier'', we get a scene set in an "ordinary Japanese town". Which includes [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles a tentacle monster assaulting a girl behind a tree]], a Franchise/{{Pokemon}} trainer ordering a potato to make a "puree" attack, Franchise/{{Godzilla}} burning a building, [[Anime/DragonBallZ Son Goku]] teleporting away, and a Japanese schoolgirl sitting under [[CherryBlossoms sakura trees]] and playing a DatingSim.
* ''Roleplay/NoMatterWhatHappensIStillWontBecomeAnAnimeCharacter'' is all about its main character living in Animeland, up to and including the protagonist's [[IJustWantToBeNormal constantly crushed desire]] to be an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'': In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7Gyap0F0yM this]] Got Milk ad, Cow had to face a [[{{Notzilla}} Godzilla parody]] as Supercow while the characters were visiting Japan.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey'', everyone from Japan are portrayed as anime characters. In contrast, Mikey himself is portrayed in a [[ThickLineAnimation stereotypical American art style]] as he's from America.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Thirty Minutes over Tokyo" has an announcement from the pilot as they're flying home:
-->'''Pilot:''' Uh, folks, we're experiencing some moderate Godzilla-related turbulence at this time, so I'm going to go ahead and ask you to put your seatbelts back on. When we get to 35,000 feet, he usually does let go, so from there on out, all we have to worry about is Mothra, and, uh, we do have reports he's tied up with Gamera and Rodan at the present time. Thank you very much.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'''s special "Summer Belongs to You" has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkdylAg40wE this little sequence.]]
* The season two finale of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' starts off here with Dexter accidentally awakening a Kaiju, while trying to one-up two mecha pilots his age (who both look like Creator/GoNagai characters). The rest of the episode has him and his entire family fighting said Kaiju back home, with the help of a CombiningMecha, under the guidance of a KidSamurai.