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I was surprised that Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir wasn't mentioned when talking about shows from other countries. I believe Winx Club was dubbed at least 3 times because I it had a different cast when it aired on Nickelodeon.
Japanese anime was heavily influenced by Western especially American drama/movies.Detective conan wouldn't have existed without sherlock holms,bewitched influenced the whole magical girl genre.Charlies angels influenced cats eye the list goes on
*I have this idea for an animesque show for a couple of weeks. Well, here it is;*
It's called "Mon-Soul". It features both half traditionally drawn and half CGI visuals. It takes place in a futuristic setting where a new sport & pastime is created that allows players transform into a certain famous Monster depending on what the virtual reality technology sees in their hearts. It's 2D in the real world and 3D in the Mon-Soul world. Oddly enough, they can even become Monsters that are the opposite to the players genders. Some Monsters are different than what they usually look like (Yeti's have sharp icicles on their backs, Wolfmen are large tailless muscular versions of Werewolves and more). When someone's going to play as a Dragon, people take bets on, not if the Dragon wins, but what *type* of Dragon will be featured instead (Medieval, Chinese, etc).
The main character, Wally Lupine, had just started on the first episode and wins the qualifier event. However, there was a glitch that somehow rearranged his DNA. And since his Mon-Soul was a *werewolf* (everyone's favourite), Wally ends up developing a black wolf tail with ears, a ravenous appetite and a subconscious habit of making really bad dog puns. (e.g.- "I sure hope they find a cure. My condition is getting _RUFF")._ Now Wally must live with this life error until a cure is found, resulting in some great comedic moments. His lifelong friends are Frank Armstrong, who's Mon-Soul is Frankenstein, and Janet Cordelia, who's Mon-Soul is a Mermaid. Wally has a crush on her. Wally develops a sitcom grudge with his rival, Dante Ironside, a rich douchebag who's Mon-Soul is a "fire" Dragon and seeks to win Janet's affections.
The recurring antagonist is the immature "Count Blackyard Awesomeness", a wicked inventor who aims to take down the sport with a daily "Bot" (similar to how Dr Doofenshmirtz creates a new "Inator" every episode) & sells corrupted people mechanical weaponry so he can hire his "customers" to do his dirty work. He constantly complains to and abuses his long-suffering mutant henchman, Fleagor. Things get really shocking in the first season finale as Count Black reveals he had his own Mon-Soul - a Dhampir - corrupt his DNA and made him go insane from isolation, developing a venomous hatred for the sport. This pretty much settles the age old question on which is better in the battle between Wally & Black; Werewolves or Vampires. Ironically, really he hates being called a vampire and he can hear whoever makes a crack from _the other side of the planet._
Goddammit! Everytime I see a video talking about cartoons inspired by anime, nobody ever talks about Wakfu. EVER.
Is there some kind of prejudice against it because it's made in France and Americans think French people hate any American not named Jerry Lewis?
FLCL was the first anime I found (outside of yugioh and Pokémon and those introduction Shonen shows) when I was a kid. Changed my life and was integral to my perception of the world around me as an 11 year old shy boy who thought he knew everything. I recommend it to literally everyone.
How dare you not mention W.I.T.C.H.! One of my favorite series, it came out around the same time as Winx Club (or at least I was introduced to them at the same time) and it is also a prime example of the Magical Girl Genre, based off the Italian Comic series/later animated series of the same name.
SEE THIS! is how adult cartoons should become! thats the problem!, the only thing thats keeping me away from show like bobs burgers and rick and morty these days is the ugly art style (reminiscent of the simpsons and family guy) with its ugly bug eyed/washed out art style which is OVER 20 years old at this point and still going on for some reason and the constant political jokes (reminiscent of south park) with 9/11 & trump jokes left and right in MOST OF rick and morty and other shows like brickleberry (which is also inspired by the goddamn simpsons and family guy)
you see all i and most hipsters want to see in a western cartoon is a show with an alternate reality on the likes of fringe but a more eco frendly succsessor of the ATL with north and south korea being unified, sega still being a console maker, cave story having a successful life with toy line and anime and califonia being divided into east and west (for a more modern twist on the pretty bland yet aging fringe world that was left behind when it was canceled) with a nice warm cozy feel and happy feel on the likes of the critic (which is better than the simpsons in my opinion), a video game series on the likes of a cave story, shovel knight, minecraft, sonic adventure 1 & 2, cruis'n, virtua cop, ddr and quake 3 & warcraft 2, fallout 1 & 2 and system shock starting with a graphic novel and "2D" theatrical movie (THATS NOT AS "BAD" as minions and the emoji movie and most other 3D/CGI Films both artistic, plot and marketing wise) and a tv series with a anime art style on the likes of naruto, magic girl animes and 80s mecha anime (LIKE IN THESE SHOWS (teen titans, steven universe and puffy ami umi) which are mostly aimed at children "sadley" it would be a miracle if a series like that aimed at pubecent teens and adults (gen x & hipster mellinials) would come out
The Powerpuff Girls are superheroes not magical girls. It was inspired by anime, but it was also inspired by Underdog, Rocky and Bullwinkle( The narrator was stolen from those 2 shows, Godzilla, 60's Batman, and speed racer do better research.
*sighs* good luck about finding out what the hype about FLCL is because i never did,while i like the Bizarre best example Orichimaru who is a dammed freak if I ever saw one FLCL is its own special wonderland of bizarre that is just soooo out there that i never figured out what the hype and appeal of it was but then again realize i found Tenchi Muyo GXP bizarre but that is because my poles are flipped I find demons and monsters and chakra and chi and magic all normal everyday relationships???in anime???uh yeah bizarre time to find our way out of the twilight zone.
You missed a research spot. Voltron: Defenders of the Universe was more or less a redubbing of the anime Golion and another show whose name I've forgotten, heavily edited so that it would be kid-friendly. You can find the original Golion on Youtube with subtitles.
There was also this other series from France called Oban: Star Racers. It was technically animated in Japan but the creator was definitely French (so French that he's the descendant of the man who built/designed the Eiffel Tower). And there's also Miraculous Ladybug that's also from France and takes many inspirations from Magical Girl shows along with the Superhero genre.
Winx Club actually has THREE English dubs: the one from 4kids, the "Rai English" one (which was actually done by a company in Canada - yet Canada and every other English-speaking country aired the 4kids dub), and the Nickelodeon dub (they redubbed the seasons 4kids did and continue to dub it to this day).
Also I am shocked you didn't talk about Kappa Mikey, a Nickelodeon cartoon that's LITERALLY about an American guy moving to Japan in which all the Japanese characters are styled like anime while he is not.
if you watch FLCL be ready to get so badly confused you will need to have a VERY comfy pillow on hand to enjoy it I'm not kidding oh and word to the wise DO NOT MISS A SINGLE EPISODE, if you miss even one it will leave so lost you won't even know what's up or down anymore
It's interesting that even Teen Titans Go borrows from anime. I knew about series like it after enjoying Rock Lee's Springtime of Youth - a comedic Naruto spin-off which focuses on Rock Lee. But like you said, those that complain about Teen Titans Go, likely aren't meant to be the target audience. I'm hesitant to think they'd ever run new episodes of a Teen Titans reboot or continuation (made similar to the original) at the same time as Teen Titans Go because this still isn't a common thing in western animation, but if they ever did, I think that would lighten some of the Teen Titans Go hatred.
Hey Robyn thanks for letting me and your cohorts know about the Ouran High School Host Club anime. Could not get enough of it, none stop laughter. Will keep watching you'll channel for future recommendations.
9:15 Still looked better than Berserk 2017 does....
And btw, since you mentioned french animation, I am surprised you did not mention the initial influences it had on Japan at the very start. According to my Japanese teacher, french cartoons actually were a thing in Japan in the Post-WWII, Pre-Tesuka era. Heck, in fact, the word ''ANIME'' is actually a japanization of ''animé'', which is french for cartoon... and that says a lot...
The way art in different cultures influence one another is awesome to see. Different styles get blended together to make something greater and more innovative than would have been made using only homogeneous and local influences -- and it's impossible to untangle and name them all after a certain point. Yes American, Canadian, Italian, Japanese... you name it, it has influenced culture elsewhere. Just look at Rooster Teeth's _RWBY_ , a CG series heavily influenced by anime, started over in America and given an official Japanese dubbed release. Awesome!
And because people are trying to create new things we also get the breakdown of old definitions and barriers. If you were like me, you grew up on both _Samurai Jack_ and _Powerpuff Girls_ whereas a decade ago I'd only have watched _TransFormers_ but not _My Little Pony_ . These days your age and gender matter a little less compared to the entertainment value of a product, and so an adult male watching _Steven Universe_ , _Adventure Time_ , _Gravity Falls_ , _Phineas & Ferb_ , _Star VS The Forces of Evil_ , and yes, _MLP: Friendship is Magic_ is not _quite_ so strange as it would have been considered 20 or 30 years ago -- though there is still a strong stigma due to gender rolls established 30 or 40 years ago (yes, pink for girls and blue for boys is fairly recent).
And the co-mingling and influence of styles has only happened stronger and faster than ever in the past 20 or so years thanks to the Internet, which spreads cultural influences practically instantly. Go, Internet!
Voltron, like Robotech, was a hatchet job. Voltron took Go Lion, Dairugger XV, and Albegas (the last for a third season that never happened) and pulled a Frankenstein job to create enough episodes for syndication. World Event Productions got lucky that it hit, and hit good and hard, without the stupidity that Harmony Gold pulls regarding the sources series for Robotech (specifically, Macross). It is not an American original; it's no different than what Sandy Frank did to Gatchaman, so it doesn't count.
What a fun and informative video never knew totally spies and Code Lyoko was from France when I think of french animation I always think of Wakfu also what's this about you not having seen FLCL? if I didn't know you were a dyed in the wool anime fan I would ask for you anime fan card to be revoked but it is okay no one can watch everything I still haven't seen Yuri On Ice
Most awesome vid!!!!!!!! Until now I had completely forgotten about Totally Spies it was an awesome show!!!!!! Loved the Original Power Puff Girls and the original Teen Titans!!!!!! Ah Samurai Jack miss it so much I'm still fighting back tears when I think about the ending!!!!!! ATLA was the bomb!!!!!!! Thank you Japan for inspiring us to make so many hit and awesome shows!!!!!!!!😀👍📽🎬📼🎟🗡🇯🇵🇺🇸
Lol when you censored your language it sounded weird in my ear buds. Also Code Lyoko, Totally Spies, and Winx Club were my shit when I was younger >_< (Code Lyoko more though, I remember it the best of the 3)
I kept watching Cartoon Network and Nickolodeon up until the release of Adventure Time. This was basically a list of all my favorite shows as a kid. I'd completely forgotten about Winx Club. France had some great stuff around that era. Code Lyoko was easily my favorite show when it was airing, even with the horrible CGI.
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