Anime Underground 14 Anime Versions Of American Shows  

Crystal Brackett
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List Rules Vote up the best anime adaptations of American shows.

America loves to make Hollywood adaptations of Japanese anime, as seen in the big-screen debuts of Ghost in the Shell and Dragon Ball.These are perfect examples of westernized anime titles that are bound to ring a bell. But this flip-flop of animation isn't exclusive to Japanese anime making transformations into Hollywood feature-length films. There are plenty of anime adapted from the best American TV shows.

American television that inspires anime counterparts come from a variety of genres and time periods, ranging from the modern and colorful world of well-known western animations such as The Powerpuff Girls and Lilo and Stitch, to the real-life dramas of Highlander, Supernatural, and Little House on the Prairie. Check out this list of shows and vote up the best Japanese versions of American TV series. 

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X-Men (Anime) is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 14 Anime Versions Of American Shows
X-Men (Anime)

Anime reintroduction of Marvel X-Men franchise.

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230 33
Batman: Gotham Knight is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 14 Anime Versions Of American Shows

An anime-style series set between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight in the "Nolanverse."

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273 66
Supernatural The Animation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 14 Anime Versions Of American Shows

Based on the Supernatural TV series.

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298 81
Powerpuff Girls Z is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 14 Anime Versions Of American Shows

Based on the animated television series The Power Puff Girls.

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189 33
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 14 Anime Versions Of American Shows

Anime reintroduction of Marvel character Wolverine.

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161 41
Witchblade is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 14 Anime Versions Of American Shows

Based on Witchblade comic book series from Top Cow Productions, an imprint of Image Comics.

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170 48
Iron Man (Anime) is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 14 Anime Versions Of American Shows
Iron Man (Anime)

Anime reintroduction of Marvel character Iron Man.

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120 41
Blade is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 14 Anime Versions Of American Shows
Blade

Anime reintroduction of Marvel character Blade.

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83 47
Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 14 Anime Versions Of American Shows

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126 88
Stitch! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 14 Anime Versions Of American Shows

Anime adaptation of the 2002 animated feature film Lilo & Stitch.

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73 44
Highlander: The Search for Ven... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 14 Anime Versions Of American Shows

An anime installment of the Highlander franchise.

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68 50
Mutant Turtles: Superman Legen... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 14 Anime Versions Of American Shows
Mutant Turtles: Superman Legend

Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Franchise.

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52 42
Ultraviolet: Code 044 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 14 Anime Versions Of American Shows

Loosely based on the 2006 science fiction film Ultraviolet.

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Laura, The Prairie Girl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 14 Anime Versions Of American Shows
Laura, The Prairie Girl

Based on the novels Little House in the Big Woods and Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder