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Basic Trope: Non-Japanese media looks Japanese.

  • Straight: Alice and Bob is an animated series produced in the United States, yet contains several tropes which can be applied to the Anime medium.
  • Exaggerated: Alice and Bob is exactly stylized and written like an anime with even the original dub being in Japanese... When it was produced in Brazil.
  • Downplayed: One scene in Alice and Bob is an Art Shift as a tribute to the anime genre. The rest of the series doesn't look like anime.
  • Justified:
    • The setting of Alice and Bob is a Japanese city.
    • It's a tribute to, or fanmade content of an originally Japanese anime series.
    • Alice and Bob was made by an anime creator who moved from Japan.
  • Inverted:
    • Arisu to Bobu (アリス&ボブ) was created in Japan, yet looks like Western Animation.
    • Disneyesque
  • Subverted: Art Evolution has the series quickly build its own style separate from anime.
  • Double Subverted: ...Then the production cast changes and it reverts back to Animesque.
  • Parodied: Arisu to Bobu (this time a direct English title) is an animated series produced in the United States. All Japanese Visual Arts Tropes that are featured in the show are exaggerated, with everyone acting like over-the-top stereotypes of Japanese anime.
  • Zig Zagged:
    • Constant Art Shift makes it so the show never really seems to know whether it's Animesque or not.
    • Advertisement:
    • The show is made in Japan, but is based on a Western Animation, which itself is Animesque
  • Averted:
    • Arisu to Bobu is an anime produced in Japan.
    • Alice and Bob is Western Animation that does not look like anime.
  • Enforced: "Everyone loves Anime now! Let's make our show like an Anime to appeal to the audience."
  • Lampshaded: "W-Wow! Bob, what's with that humongous vein on your face?"
  • Invoked: Genre Savvy Otaku Surrogate Alice uses Magical girl powers to make the show look like an Anime.
  • Exploited: Anime fans/Genre Savvy Alice and Bob add peps to their life after realizing they're stylized like Anime, beginning to include Anime tropes and patterns to make their life more entertaining.
  • Defied: The characters collectively refuse to abide to traditional Anime behaviors and patterns.
  • Discussed: "This life is thrilling, you know? Whenever someone feels a strong emotion, BAM, there we go, a funky visual representation of it on your face other than your expression."
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  • Conversed: "I thought the show was created in Japan at first... It looks so much like an Anime!"

Back to Animesque, but you gotta be a Tsundere!

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