America loves to make Hollywood adaptations of Japanese anime, as seen in the big-screen debuts of Ghost in the Shell, Dragon Ball, and the Netflix adaptation of Death Note. 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.