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06:54:45 PM May 23rd 2014
I have seen video reviews for Rainbow Brite, and that cartoon's animation greatly reminds me of anime.
11:22:31 PM Dec 31st 2012
I'm pretty sure Kappa Mikey counts as a parody. It takes place in Japan, and the main character who is American is drawn differently than the other characters, and the show is about actors in a Japanese TV series. I'm not sure how anybody could miss all that, so is there some reason it's not already listed there?
05:29:29 PM Sep 27th 2012
What about Bibleman? It's kind of anime-ish like Power Rangers.
05:37:04 PM Aug 16th 2012
... How about Adventure Time? They're pretty much anime on their own but also in Chamber of Frozen Blades they're imitating Naruto and in Card Wars they're imitating Yu-Gi-Oh, including anime reactions.
08:09:30 PM Aug 25th 2012
I suppose I see the behavioral resemblances, but I was always thought this trope dealt more with the artistic styles predominantly. And I was pretty sure that Card Wars was supposed to be like Magic: The Gathering.
05:27:39 PM Sep 27th 2012
It's both.
12:19:06 PM Dec 10th 2011
Slightly confused about the Dragonball influence in JLU thing. Batman Beyond clearly had anime inspirations, but does JLU fit the trope? I mean, Dragonball was influenced by Superman comics, so if there's similarities between the two shows, I'd think it would go back to those...
03:10:01 AM Jan 1st 2012
edited by KJMackley
It's the style of the fights that is being referenced, the camera angles, character movements and the collateral damage. Compare the fight between Superman and Darkseid in STAS "Legacy" versus the one in JL "Twilight" and it is a shocking difference in both the speed and pacing. Compare those to this DBZ fight and you can see the influence.
02:32:16 PM Oct 17th 2011
edited by Theamazingme
This is just minor nitpick (and I apologize if this isn't really the correct place to post this, although I've been using this site for awhile I've never actually posted anything), but I've noticed the various Canadian animations tend to be filed under various folders such as the Animation-Europe folder, the Animation-U.S.A folder, and even the Animation-Other folder (and I'm not referring to the Canadian/French co-productions as I can understand why those are under the Europe folder, I'm talking about the 100% Canadian shows). Forgive me, because I can be a little bit anal at times, but I find it a bit messy and unorganized especially if I'm looking to see if a certain show has been mentioned and I don't know which folder to look under. Would anyone object if I changed the Animation-U.S.A folder to Animation-North America, or just created a separate folder for Canada.
09:11:55 AM Sep 12th 2011
edited by RTaco
Does Invader Zim really count? Apart from having robots, I can't really see a single animesque quality about it.

And My Life as a Teenage Robot looks more like a hybrid of retro cartoons and Thick-Line Animation.
01:45:08 PM Oct 21st 2010
I wonder if Cultist-chan qualifies? It is an affectionate parody of WH 40 K which has become quite popular in some circles. Short comics can be found at

One might argue that the style itself is only remotely animesque, but the amount of anime references (like the name of the protagonist, obviously) more than makes up for this. I think.
03:48:56 PM Nov 5th 2010
In at least one of the works on Culexus' Deviantart page noted that his character design his character design for Cultist-chan is a bit animeesque.
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