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* ''WebAnimation/GenLock'', made by RWBY's creators, uses the same "3D animations that look like 2010's anime" schtick. However, the animation content is quite different; taking cues from Gundam, gen:LOCK is essentially a Western mecha anime with an AllStarCast.


* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' 's visual style has always been anime-inspired, and grown more so over time. The series leans heavily on anime tropes as well, both for humor and as serious plot points. Notably, it is [[InvokedTrope explicitly mentioned]] several times that [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue, purple, pink, green, etc.]] are common natural [[HairColor hair colors]] in TheVerse.

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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' 's visual style has always been anime-inspired, and grown more so over time. The series leans heavily on anime tropes as well, both for humor and as serious plot points. Notably, it is [[InvokedTrope explicitly mentioned]] several times that [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue, purple, pink, green, etc.]] are common natural [[HairColor hair colors]] HairColors in TheVerse.


** ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' is the most blatant example, done deliberately so to appeal to the Western market. The FunnyAnimal characters are in the style of Inkblot cartoons, an emphasis on techno, rap, and rock for a lot of the music throughout the series, and the general [[MascotWithAttitude "attitude"]] was to appeal to the "rebellious" nature commonly associated with countries like the United States.

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** ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' is the most blatant example, done deliberately so to appeal to the Western market. The FunnyAnimal characters are designed in InkblotCartoonStyle (with a mix of anime in the style of Inkblot cartoons, Modern incarnation), an emphasis on techno, rap, and rock for a lot of the music throughout the series, and the general [[MascotWithAttitude "attitude"]] was to appeal to the "rebellious" nature commonly associated with countries like the United States.


* ''WesternAnimation/KuuKuuHarajuku'' is known with the main characters looking like anime-like characters due to being a Japanese band from Creator/GwenStefani.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KuuKuuHarajuku'' is known with the main characters looking like anime-like characters due to being a Japanese band from Creator/GwenStefani.Music/GwenStefani.


** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' takes cues from many western fantasy novels and movies; with key influences being the legend of King Arthur and ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy. However, Japanese influence became more apparent in games following ''The Wind Waker''. They still hold many western influences and ''Twilight Princess'' was specifically based on Wild West stories. ''Breath Of The Wild'' firmly returns the series to it's Western Influence.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' takes cues from many western fantasy novels and movies; with key influences being the legend of King Arthur and ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy. However, Japanese influence became more apparent in games following ''The Wind Waker''. They still hold many western influences and ''Twilight Princess'' was specifically based on Wild West stories. ''Breath Of The Wild'' firmly returns the series to it's its Western Influence.



** ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' stars a round pink creature with large red feet, and the scenery and characters are clearly reminiscent of cartoons such as ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs''. Even the main antagonist is a fat [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguin]] in a Santa Claus-like outfit, and enemies include orange creatures wearing chef hats and wielding frying pans and large beetle-like insects with gloves and sneakers.
*** Played straight with the anime ''Kirby: Right Back at Ya!'', which definitely looks like an anime.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' stars a round pink creature with large red feet, and the scenery and characters are clearly reminiscent of cartoons such as ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs''. Even the main antagonist is a fat [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguin]] in a Santa Claus-like outfit, and enemies include orange creatures wearing chef hats and wielding frying pans and large beetle-like insects with gloves and sneakers.
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sneakers. Played straight with the anime ''Kirby: Right Back at Ya!'', which definitely looks like an anime.

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*** Played straight with the anime ''Kirby: Right Back at Ya!'', which definitely looks like an anime.

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* ''Webcomic/CityOfTrees'' draws clear inspiration from early-2000's anime and manga.







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* ''Webcomic/{{Nightvee}}'': Characters have large eyes and often make anime expressions.


** ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' is the most blatant example, done deliberately so to appeal to the Western market. The FunnyAnimal characters are InkblotCartoonStyle with several Japanese traits added to them, an emphasis on techno, rap, and rock for a lot of the music throughout the series, and the general [[MascotWithAttitude "attitude"]] was to appeal to the "rebellious" nature commonly associated with countries like the United States.

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** ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' is the most blatant example, done deliberately so to appeal to the Western market. The FunnyAnimal characters are InkblotCartoonStyle with several Japanese traits added to them, in the style of Inkblot cartoons, an emphasis on techno, rap, and rock for a lot of the music throughout the series, and the general [[MascotWithAttitude "attitude"]] was to appeal to the "rebellious" nature commonly associated with countries like the United States.


* Manga being quite popular in France since a good time already (Japanese things have been cool in France for over a century), several authors on the FrancoBelgianComics market (which is ''extremely'' prolific) are strongly influenced by anime and manga. Their style is sometimes called "[[http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manfra manfra]]" or "franga", which can include a right-to-left reading order. Here's a few notable names:

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* Manga being quite With manga having been popular in France since for a good time already while (Japanese things have been cool in France for over a century), several authors on in the FrancoBelgianComics market (which is ''extremely'' prolific) are strongly influenced by anime and manga. Their style is sometimes called "[[http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manfra manfra]]" or "franga", which can include a right-to-left reading order. Here's a few notable names:


* The ''Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' franchise is usually described as "Asian-influenced". It also seems to have a higher amount of "cred" since it uses a more cinematic, narrative, [[Creator/HayaoMiyazaki Miyazakian]] form of "anime"-style animation and art. Though, funnily enough, it was the hyper-kinetic WidgetSeries that was ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' which was required viewing for all the original show's staff. The look and feel for the show was helped by the animation studios, Creator/DRMovie and Creator/JMAnimation, having worked primarily on Japanese productions rather than Western ones[[note]]Creator/StudioMir, which worked on the sequel series, was formed by former staff of the latter[[/note]], as well as supervising director Oh Seung-hyun having studied for a year under [[Anime/{{Macross}} Shoji]] [[Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne Kawamori]]. That said, calling the show an anime in certain places is liable to get you [[InternetBackdraft considerably flamed]], either by rabid [[FanNickname Avatards]], or by purists who hate most non-Japanese animation.

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* The ''Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' franchise is usually described as "Asian-influenced". It also seems to have a higher amount of "cred" since it uses a more cinematic, narrative, [[Creator/HayaoMiyazaki Miyazakian]] form of "anime"-style animation and art. Though, funnily enough, it was the hyper-kinetic WidgetSeries that was ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' which was required viewing for all the original show's staff. The look and feel for the show was helped by the animation studios, Creator/DRMovie and Creator/JMAnimation, having worked primarily on Japanese productions rather than Western ones[[note]]Creator/StudioMir, which worked on the sequel series, was formed by former staff of the latter[[/note]], as well as supervising director Oh Seung-hyun having studied for a year under [[Anime/{{Macross}} Shoji]] [[Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne Kawamori]]. That said, calling the show an anime in certain places is liable to get you [[InternetBackdraft considerably flamed]], either by rabid [[FanNickname Avatards]], fans, or by purists who hate most non-Japanese animation.


* TMS having also worked on ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', and countless others... which means the trope occasionally snuck into shows modeled after [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts the]] [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes classics]].

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* TMS having also worked on ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'', ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', and countless others... which means the trope occasionally snuck into shows modeled after [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts the]] [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes classics]].


* Though its art style is mostly western, ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' takes a lot of aesthetic and thematic hints from anime. Most notably, the Crystal Gems are essentially {{Magical Girl Warrior}}s, and there are plenty of references to anime throughout the show. Pearl herself looks very reminiscent of an Creator/OsamuTezuka creation, being very tall and bendy with a pointy nose. The first half hour episode "Bismuth" adds to this by adding {{Eye Catch}}s before and after the commercials. It also seems to borrow a good bit from {{Short Anime Movie}}s such as having a plot disconnected from the current ongoing StoryArc (which dealt with [[spoiler:[[ArcVillain Jasper's]] attempt to build a Corrupted Gem army to take revenge on "Rose" (Steven)]] and [[spoiler:Amethyst's feelings of inferiority stimming from being too UnskilledButStrong to beat Jasper in their first fight]]), introducing a new upgrade for the heroes (upgrades to the main three Gems' weapons), and [[spoiler:introducing a unique antagonist that is introduced and defeated by the end of its running time.]]

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* Though its art style is mostly western, ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' takes a lot of aesthetic and thematic hints from anime. Most notably, the Crystal Gems are essentially {{Magical Girl Warrior}}s, and there are plenty of references to anime throughout the show. Pearl herself looks very reminiscent of an Creator/OsamuTezuka creation, being very tall and bendy with a pointy nose. The first half hour episode "Bismuth" adds to this by adding {{Eye Catch}}s before and after the commercials. It also seems to borrow a good bit from {{Short Anime Movie}}s such as having has a plot disconnected from the current ongoing StoryArc (which dealt with [[spoiler:[[ArcVillain Jasper's]] attempt to build a Corrupted Gem army to take revenge on "Rose" (Steven)]] and [[spoiler:Amethyst's feelings of inferiority stimming stemming from being too UnskilledButStrong to beat Jasper in their first fight]]), introducing a new upgrade for the heroes (upgrades to the main three Gems' weapons), and [[spoiler:introducing a unique antagonist that is introduced and defeated by the end of its running time.]]


** ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' is the most blatant example, done deliberately so to appeal to the Western market. The FunnyAnimal characters are simply UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation funny animals with Japanese traits, an emphasis on techno, rap, and rock for a lot of the music throughout the series, and the general [[MascotWithAttitude "attitude"]] was to appeal to the "rebellious" nature commonly associated with countries like the United States.

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** ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' is the most blatant example, done deliberately so to appeal to the Western market. The FunnyAnimal characters are simply UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation funny animals InkblotCartoonStyle with several Japanese traits, traits added to them, an emphasis on techno, rap, and rock for a lot of the music throughout the series, and the general [[MascotWithAttitude "attitude"]] was to appeal to the "rebellious" nature commonly associated with countries like the United States.

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** While the rest of the series belongs [[WidgetSeries strictly on the home front]], [[VideoGame/WarioWare [=WarioWare=] Gold]] inverts the [[ArtEvolution artstyle]] from its predecessors, resembling more a ''[[Creator/CartoonNetwork Cartoon Network]]'' effort than a production from Japan.

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