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.
Anime reintroduction of Marvel X-Men franchise.
An anime-style series set between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight in the "Nolanverse."
Based on the Supernatural TV series.
Anime reintroduction of Marvel character Wolverine.
Based on Witchblade comic book series from Top Cow Productions, an imprint of Image Comics.
Anime reintroduction of Marvel character Iron Man.
Anime reintroduction of Marvel character Blade.
Anime adaptation of the 2002 animated feature film Lilo & Stitch.
Based on the Marvel Comics Universe.
An anime installment of the Highlander franchise.
Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Franchise.
Loosely based on the 2006 science fiction film Ultraviolet.
Based on the novels Little House in the Big Woods and Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder