Charlie Jane Anders and Amanda Yesilbas:
We owe so much to Japanese animation and comics. Anime and manga have given us some of the most unforgettable characters and stories in the universe — but also, the visual style of anime has had a huge impact on Western science fiction and fantasy. American movies and television have gotten a much-needed injection of style from Japan, several times over the decades.
Here are 10 key visuals that U.S. science fiction and fantasy lifted from Japanese animation.