16 Old-School Anime References Fans Noticed In 'Turning Red'

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Vote up the best anime references below.

Pixar's Turning Red, now streaming on Disney+, is no doubt one of the most relatable movies for teen girls in years. The story follows Mei, an Asian Canadian 13-year-old living in Toronto who holds a mysterious family secret. The story takes place in 2002, and anime is clearly an inspiration for many of the scenes in Turning Red

Fans are sharing the references from Turning Red that they noticed from old-school anime like Sailor MoonNeon Evangelion Gensis, and even JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Take a look below and vote up the best references eagle-eyed viewers found in Turning Red


  • 1
    530 VOTES

    Fighting Crime Like 'Sailor Moon'

    530 votes
  • 2
    370 VOTES

    The Expressions Are Totally Nostalgic


    370 votes
  • 3
    452 VOTES

    As Animated As The 'Sailor Moon' Girls


    452 votes
  • 4
    401 VOTES

    Drawing On Classic '90s Anime

    401 votes
  • 5
    387 VOTES

    Same Energy As Usagi From 'Sailor Moon'


    387 votes
  • 6
    340 VOTES

    Clear Anime Inspirations


    340 votes