Anime-influenced animation

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Anime-influenced animation, or American anime, refers to non-Japanese works of animation that are similar to or inspired by anime.wikipedia
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Anime

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Anime-influenced animation, or American anime, refers to non-Japanese works of animation that are similar to or inspired by anime.
Whether these works are anime-influenced animation or proper anime is a subject for debate amongst fans.

The King Kong Show

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One of the first noted attempts from American companies on making anime is in The King Kong Show in late 60s and early 70s.
The King Kong Show (Japanese: キングコング・001/7親指トム) is an American/Japanese anime-influenced series produced by Videocraft International and Toei Animation.

Rooster Teeth

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The web-based series RWBY, produced by Texas based company Rooster Teeth, is produced using an anime art style and has been referred to as an American anime by multiple sources.
RWBY (pronounced "Ruby") is an anime-styled CG-animated web-series that was created and directed by animator Monty Oum, and written by Miles Luna and Kerry Shawcross.

W.I.T.C.H.

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The animated series is based on Italian comics of the same name themselves drawn in line with manga conventions, as opposed to the more rounded style traditionally used by publisher and co-producer Disney.
They were subsequently adapted into an animated series, itself co-produced by Disney and taking visual cues from anime.

W.I.T.C.H. (TV series)

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The French-American international co-production W.I.T.C.H., another magical girl series, has been noted as having an anime-influenced visual style.
The series has been considered anime-influenced animation in terms of its visual style.

Magical girl

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The Italian animated series Winx Club, one of the most popular and successful shows from Europe, uses a magical girl concept for the main characters, including transformations for each character.
In 2014, LoliRock debuted as a French anime-influenced animation series of the genre, and contains many references to Japanese magical girl franchises.

Original English-language manga

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Animation

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Anime-influenced animation, or American anime, refers to non-Japanese works of animation that are similar to or inspired by anime.

Chibi (slang)

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As Japanese anime became increasingly popular, Western animation studios began implementing some visual stylizations typical in anime—such as exaggerated facial expressions and "super deformed" versions of characters.

Style (visual arts)

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Although outside Japan, anime is specifically used to mean animation from Japan or as a Japanese-disseminated animation style often characterized by colorful graphics, vibrant characters and fantastical themes, there is a debate over whether the culturally abstract approach to the word's meaning may open up the possibility of anime produced in countries other than Japan.

Orientalism

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While some Westerners strictly view anime as a Japanese animation product, some scholars suggest defining anime as specifically or quintessentially Japanese may be related to a new form of orientalism.

Toei Animation

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This animation was the result of a collaboration between Toei Animation from Japan and Videocraft from America.

Johnny Cypher in Dimension Zero

Another early example of this might be Johnny Cypher in Dimension Zero.

The Transformers (TV series)

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Toei Animation continued this kind of collaborations in the Transformers TV series, which aired in the 80s.

Mecha

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Transformers truly showed many influences and elements of anime including story, themes and its style that completely resembled Mecha anime.

Voltron

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Another example of this is Voltron; an American mecha series that reuses the animation from previously released Toei Japanese anime, creating a new story written by American writers.

Dungeons & Dragons (TV series)

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This trend continued throughout the 80s with animations like Dungeons and Dragons, again co-produced by Toei Animation.

TMS Entertainment

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Furthermore, through the 90s, many American shows started to be outsourced to Japanese animators, most notably TMS Entertainment, which animated popular television productions such as X-Men, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, ThunderCats, Tiny Toon Adventures, DuckTales, Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin, Darkwing Duck, Animaniacs and Spider-Man, most of which visually or thematically were not resembling Japanese anime.

X-Men (TV series)

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Furthermore, through the 90s, many American shows started to be outsourced to Japanese animators, most notably TMS Entertainment, which animated popular television productions such as X-Men, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, ThunderCats, Tiny Toon Adventures, DuckTales, Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin, Darkwing Duck, Animaniacs and Spider-Man, most of which visually or thematically were not resembling Japanese anime.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 TV series)

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Furthermore, through the 90s, many American shows started to be outsourced to Japanese animators, most notably TMS Entertainment, which animated popular television productions such as X-Men, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, ThunderCats, Tiny Toon Adventures, DuckTales, Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin, Darkwing Duck, Animaniacs and Spider-Man, most of which visually or thematically were not resembling Japanese anime.

ThunderCats

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Furthermore, through the 90s, many American shows started to be outsourced to Japanese animators, most notably TMS Entertainment, which animated popular television productions such as X-Men, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, ThunderCats, Tiny Toon Adventures, DuckTales, Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin, Darkwing Duck, Animaniacs and Spider-Man, most of which visually or thematically were not resembling Japanese anime.

Tiny Toon Adventures

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Furthermore, through the 90s, many American shows started to be outsourced to Japanese animators, most notably TMS Entertainment, which animated popular television productions such as X-Men, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, ThunderCats, Tiny Toon Adventures, DuckTales, Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin, Darkwing Duck, Animaniacs and Spider-Man, most of which visually or thematically were not resembling Japanese anime.

DuckTales

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Furthermore, through the 90s, many American shows started to be outsourced to Japanese animators, most notably TMS Entertainment, which animated popular television productions such as X-Men, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, ThunderCats, Tiny Toon Adventures, DuckTales, Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin, Darkwing Duck, Animaniacs and Spider-Man, most of which visually or thematically were not resembling Japanese anime.

Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

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Furthermore, through the 90s, many American shows started to be outsourced to Japanese animators, most notably TMS Entertainment, which animated popular television productions such as X-Men, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, ThunderCats, Tiny Toon Adventures, DuckTales, Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin, Darkwing Duck, Animaniacs and Spider-Man, most of which visually or thematically were not resembling Japanese anime.