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** The title character of ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}'' [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade on this]] in a meta-text panel from Vol. 1.

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** The title character of ''ComicBook/{{Empowered}}'' [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade on this]] in a meta-text panel from Vol. 1.1, lamenting that a manga-styled superhero comic won't have it easy when most manga fans have zero interest in western style superheroes, while most superhero fans hate anything that even looks like manga.


** The ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' games are extremely cartoony with over-the-top cartoon caricatures of national stereotypes. It also draws heavy influence from many Western boxing films like the ''[[Franchise/{{Rocky}} Rocky]] series'' and ''Film/RagingBull''.
** Despite only being released (in its [[DolledupInstallment original form at least]]) [[NoExportForYou in Japan]], ''[[VideoGame/PanelDePon Panel De Pon]]'' has an artstyle and theme that draws heavy influence from Western Children's HighFantasy series like ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite'' and ''Franchise/MyLittlePony''.

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** The ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' games are extremely cartoony with over-the-top cartoon caricatures of national international stereotypes. It The games also draws draw heavy influence from many Western boxing films like the ''[[Franchise/{{Rocky}} Rocky]] series'' and ''Film/RagingBull''.
''Film/RagingBull''.
** Despite only being released (in its [[DolledupInstallment original form at least]]) [[NoExportForYou in Japan]], ''[[VideoGame/PanelDePon Panel De Pon]]'' has an artstyle and theme themes that draws heavy influence are highly influenced from Western Children's HighFantasy series like ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite'' and ''Franchise/MyLittlePony''.


* ''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.
** The animation for the show was contracted to ''Creator/PolygonPictures'', which would also work on Mamoru Oshii's ''Anime/TheSkyCrawlers'' and go on to create CGI anime adaptations in the future, so this is actually a JustifiedTrope from Lucas as the show is technically Japanese animation. Along with anime's previously stated influence on Tartakovsky's 2003 series Japan's influence has come full circle from Star Wars taking inspiration from Eastern culture.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' has sometimes been described as "anime" an anime ([[Creator/GeorgeLucas notably by the man himself]]). Considering the show runner supervising director was one of the lead writers for the first season of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', this is not quite as strange as it first appears to be.
** The animation for the show installment was contracted to ''Creator/PolygonPictures'', Creator/PolygonPictures, which would also work on Mamoru Oshii's ''Anime/TheSkyCrawlers'' and go on to create CGI anime adaptations in the future, so this is actually a JustifiedTrope from Lucas as the show is technically Japanese animation. Along with anime's previously stated influence on Tartakovsky's 2003 series Japan's influence has come full circle from Star Wars taking inspiration from Eastern culture.


** ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'' episode [[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE8GrowingPains "Growing Pains"]] in particular has a [[Creator/StudioGhibli Ghibli-esque]] look and feel to it.[[note]]A bit of research does yield that it ''was'' animated alongside some animators from Ghibli.[[/note]]
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' borrows the setting, a futuristic city overrun by gangs, and a recurring theme of BioAugmentation from ''Manga/{{Akira}}''.
** Some of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'''s action sequences are ''Manga/DragonBall''-esque earth-shattering fights. The Justice League episode "Legends" also features a giant robot that is a [[CaptainErsatz not-too-subtle]] ShoutOut to [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion EVA Unit-01]]. There's also the ''Justice League Unlimited'' episode "Chaos at the Earth's Core," which starts with a fight against a kaiju in Japan.

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** *** ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'' episode [[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE8GrowingPains "Growing Pains"]] in particular has a [[Creator/StudioGhibli Ghibli-esque]] look and feel to it.[[note]]A bit of research does yield that it ''was'' animated alongside some animators from Ghibli.[[/note]]
** *** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' borrows the setting, a futuristic city overrun by gangs, and a recurring theme of BioAugmentation from ''Manga/{{Akira}}''.
** *** Some of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'''s action sequences are ''Manga/DragonBall''-esque earth-shattering fights. The Justice League episode "Legends" also features a giant robot that is a [[CaptainErsatz not-too-subtle]] ShoutOut to [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion EVA Unit-01]]. There's also the ''Justice League Unlimited'' episode "Chaos at the Earth's Core," which starts with a fight against a kaiju in Japan.


* ''VideoGame/WonderBoyReturns'', produced by a South Korean company, has cute SD characters.

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* ''VideoGame/WonderBoyReturns'', ''[[https://store.steampowered.com/app/523810/Wonder_Boy_Returns/ Wonder Boy Returns]]'', produced by a South Korean company, has cute SD characters.

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* ''Webcomic/CrystalHeroes'' has a somewhat 70s/80s shoujo art style to it as well as using several [[MangaEffects manga visual tropes]].


* The main character in ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'', as well as many secondary ones, are designed in a classic French style, though other characters are designed in anime fashion.

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* The main character in ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'', ''VideoGame/ProfessorLayton'', as well as many secondary ones, are designed in a classic French style, though other characters are designed in anime fashion.


** For instance, the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series looks like it is firmly planted in the roots of the ''UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation'' in terms of design. The main characters are plumbers with large noses and moustaches who speak with 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. Some characters take it further, Princess Daisy's dialogue in particular borrows from many different American English dialects and accents, like Valleyspeak, Southern Dixie and even Ebonics, and Wario and Waluigi are inspired by a [[DastardlyWhiplash classic American character archetype]]. That said, there are plenty of Japanese influences too, mainly in the form of call backs to the culture and mythology (Usually in the form of Power ups like [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 Raccoon/Tanooki]] [[VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand Mario]] and [[VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld Cat Mario]]), and the female characters like Princess Peach come across as a blend of western and eastern character designs, much more so than the males.

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** For instance, the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series looks like it is firmly planted in the roots of the ''UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation'' in terms of design. The main characters are plumbers with large noses and moustaches who speak with 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. Some characters take it further, Princess Daisy's dialogue in particular borrows from many different American English dialects and accents, like Valleyspeak, Southern Dixie and even Ebonics, and Wario and Waluigi are inspired by a [[DastardlyWhiplash classic American character archetype]]. That said, there are plenty of Japanese influences too, mainly in the form of call backs to the culture and mythology (Usually in the form of Power ups like [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 Raccoon/Tanooki]] [[VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand Mario]] and [[VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld Cat Mario]]), and the female characters like Princess Peach are a bit more "anime" than the male characters, and come across as a blend of western and eastern character designs, much more so than particularly in 2D art for games like the males.''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi'' series or ''VideoGame/SuperPrincessPeach''.


* ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'':

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* Creator/SevenSeasEntertainment, whose original output already qualifies, decided to publish various old novels with new artwork like this, starting with ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland and Through the Looking Glass'' in 2014.


* ''Literature/WarriorCats''' graphic novels, despite being American in origin, are called manga, and James Barry in particular has a more animesque style than the other artists. He tends to give cats [[TuftOfHeadFur tufts on their heads]], even though cats don't actually have said tufts (and in an extreme example, one had [[http://i56.tinypic.com/35i53sx.jpg actual hair]]).

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* ''Literature/WarriorCats''' Creator/ErinHunter:
** ''Manga/{{Warrior Cats|Manga}}'''
graphic novels, despite being American in origin, are called manga, and James Barry in particular has a more animesque style than the other artists. He tends to give cats [[TuftOfHeadFur tufts on their heads]], even though cats don't actually have said tufts (and in an extreme example, one had [[http://i56.tinypic.com/35i53sx.jpg actual hair]]).hair]]).
** Sister series ''Literature/SeekerBears'' also has a few OELManga.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' also uses stylistic [[Creator/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 Creator/ShinichiroWatanabe. They even devote an entire episode to both ''Samurai Champloo''[='s=] "Baseball Blues" and ''Film/ShaolinSoccer'' ("The Red Ball", Season 3).

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' also uses stylistic [[Creator/ShinichiroWatanabe Watanabe]]-based animation, chiefly because Aaron [=McGruder=] is OneOfUs.JustForFun/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 Creator/ShinichiroWatanabe. They even devote an entire episode to both ''Samurai Champloo''[='s=] "Baseball Blues" and ''Film/ShaolinSoccer'' ("The Red Ball", Season 3).


* Some fans whom had watched ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow'' felt it was this way. [[Franchise/HelloKitty Sanrio's]] [[https://www.theguardian.com/media/2011/dec/06/mr-men-hello-kitty-owner acquisition of the Mr. Men and Little Misses]] is no surprise considering that it's located in Japan.

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* Some fans whom had watched ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow'' felt it was this way. [[Franchise/HelloKitty Sanrio's]] Creator/{{Sanrio}}'s [[https://www.theguardian.com/media/2011/dec/06/mr-men-hello-kitty-owner acquisition of the Mr. Men and Little Misses]] is no surprise considering that it's located in Japan.


* True to the birthplace of the eponymous J-pop singers, ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi''.

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* True to the birthplace of the eponymous J-pop singers, ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi''. And Creator/JaniceKawaye's role of Ami helps out, considering that she speaks fluent Japanese.



* ''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.

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* ''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 As with the ''[=AmiYumi=]'' example above, it helps that her voice actress, Creator/JaniceKawaye, is a Japanese-American who speaks Japanese fluently.


* ''WesternAnimation/ThreeDelivery'' is an anime-influenced series by Creator/AnimationCollective.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThreeDelivery'' is an anime-influenced series by Creator/AnimationCollective.Creator/AnimationCollective, the studio that made the aforementioned ''Kappa Mikey''.



* Some fans whom had watched ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow'' felt it was this way.
* Depending on what you think, ''Dora the Explorer'' COULD be considered animesque due to the title girl's big cute eyes. But then again, it's ''Dora the freaking Explorer''. Make of that what you will.

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* Some fans whom had watched ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow'' felt it was this way.
way. [[Franchise/HelloKitty Sanrio's]] [[https://www.theguardian.com/media/2011/dec/06/mr-men-hello-kitty-owner acquisition of the Mr. Men and Little Misses]] is no surprise considering that it's located in Japan.
* Depending on what you think, ''Dora the Explorer'' ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' COULD be considered animesque due to the title girl's big cute eyes. But then again, it's ''Dora the freaking Explorer''. Make of that what you will.

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