How popular is Looney Tunes in Japan?

Splatoon artist posted Looney Tunes fanart which made me wonder, how popular is it in Japan? Isn't it too reference filled and constant usage of wordplay to appeal to the Japanese audiences?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    High tier, a full class less than disney.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You sure? None of the Looney Tunes games were developed in Japan. Crazy Castle was a Western reskin.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They're actually known more for merch than for any of the cartoons.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Wiki says Sunsoft is Japanese

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The American Branch of Sunsoft made those.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Crazy Castle was a Western reskin.
            It wasn't, at least initially. For example, the first one WAS developed in Japan, albeit as a Roger Rabbit game.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              You sure? None of the Looney Tunes games were developed in Japan. Crazy Castle was a Western reskin.

              Dammit

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You think licensed games aren't commissioned?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Sorry to say but only 3 Looney Tune games were made in house in japan, all 3 were GB/GBC games, the rest were eurojank.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        There were two Tiny Toons games developed by Treasure (one of them pretty much being the inspiration for Astro Boy: Omega Factor) and a shitton by Konami

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Happy Birthday Bugs was a Japanese game

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I am talking about the Sunsoft games, not the Kemco ones, and again, in north amerivam most of these were reskinned.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Never be a team game of Disney vs. Looney Tunes done by Nintendo
    I do-...don't wanna be in this timeline anymore....I wanna go to my real home.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I would love that, and a Tatsunoko vs Hannah Barbera

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You sure? I mean, what can meddling kids and their barely verbose animal or vehicle do against Braiking Boss?
        Actually... would Braiking Boss try to convince the Buggy to join him in his anti-human crusade?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          What's Braiking going to do up against the Funky Phantom? Advanced technology can't do shit against a ghost, man. Also, ideally HB's roster would also include some of their actual superheroes like Space Ghost.

        • 1 month ago
          Smurf-fag

          The original Tom & Jerry belong to Hannah Barbera

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How would that even work

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      damn

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You could've just posted the art, but no, you just had to out yourself as a homosexual with the Twitter screenshot. What is it with tourists constantly telling on themselves?

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    looney tunes is international

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This. They were quite popular in my region when I was a kid, but kids these days don't recognize them.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I got the info from TV tropes so take it with a grain of salt, but the most popular looney tunes in Japan seems to be Tweety (cause he's cute) and Road Runner and Wil E Coyote (cause slapstick is universal). Marvin also seems to have a small following cause the Japanese think he's moe. I don't think the Looney Tunes are very well known overall because their kind of humor doesn't really translate well in Japan. On a related note, Tiny Toons was pretty popular in Japan.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Looney Tunes is insanely popular in the USA but middling to unpopular elsewhere in the world due to the humor being so Americanized only Americans truly get it. This is especially true with Japan where it has no popularity because of the inability for the humor to translate over
      You can see it even on Cinemaphile (see that year people voted Tom over Daffy in Mr Cinemaphile by a small percentage, because all the foreigners voted Tom but all the Americans voted Daffy)

      >but middling to unpopular elsewhere

      There's that thing where it's known it's popular in America as one of the cultural things and the nips post-WW2 think it's cool because of that, but they can't actually get the humor since it differs from theirs greatly
      Disney, meanwhile, is what happens when there is an American cultural animation that they do understand

      >but they can't actually get the humor since it differs from theirs greatly

      It's amusing how a country full of special needs rejects who only have passports due to 9/11 requirements. This country is full of people who barely travel outside where they grew up unless they were in the army or have a job like being a truck driver. So of course they rely on stupid internet inaccuracies or their gut feelings (e.g. stupidity) for their 'facts.'

      Never underestimate the power of localization
      In parts of Europe Tom and Jerry got a dub with basically a narrator speaking in rhyme. And they loved it
      I think they did the same thing to The Flintstones

      >the power of localization
      THIS was very common every where I traveled to, whether it was Europe or Latin America or the Far East. You would see Donald Duck in Japanese or Hindi, Bugs in Chinese or Spanish, Elmer in French or Polish, etc.

      It's true that some of this wasn't as popular as local stuff (e.g. a Japanese kid will still rather play with a Godzilla or Transformer - which yes, originated there, just not in the form we know it here - rather than a Mickey or Bugs plush, etc.).

      But Looney Tunes (and other Western Animation, particularly The Flintstones, Pink Panther, etc.) were sufficiently popular everywhere, as was true of comic book characters.

      The modern stuff (Pixar, Illumination, etc.) is a totally different issue.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    fairly, but disney has the advantage for their movies

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Western cartoons tend to do good in Japan because of how alien they look compared to their fricking anime slop.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Western cartoons these days rarely reach Japan because they are hideous slop compared to their pretty slop

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Looney Tunes is insanely popular in the USA but middling to unpopular elsewhere in the world due to the humor being so Americanized only Americans truly get it. This is especially true with Japan where it has no popularity because of the inability for the humor to translate over
    You can see it even on Cinemaphile (see that year people voted Tom over Daffy in Mr Cinemaphile by a small percentage, because all the foreigners voted Tom but all the Americans voted Daffy)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      it was popular enough to be reference in 80's anime in the background

      specifically wanna-bes made a direct referenc and warner bros exist in japan

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I just watched that last week and I remember seeing the girls' Taz and Roadrunner plushies in the background and thinking how odd it was to see them
        Small world

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        There's that thing where it's known it's popular in America as one of the cultural things and the nips post-WW2 think it's cool because of that, but they can't actually get the humor since it differs from theirs greatly
        Disney, meanwhile, is what happens when there is an American cultural animation that they do understand

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Looney Tunes is insanely popular in the USA but middling to unpopular elsewhere in the world
      Wrong, the Looney Tunes are popular as FRICK in LatAm, almost no one in LatAm cares about the old Disney shorts but they love Looney Tunes due to how often the Warner owned channels and local TV channels aired them back in the day, Disney never did that for some reason

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Probably because the Disney stuff was too Eurocentric. Always mediaeval princesses and Victorian fancy, which doesn't really appeal to LatAm. Disney tried to appeal to them with the Three Caballeros stuff but it didn't really work.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Disney tried to appeal to them with the Three Caballeros stuff but it didn't really work.
          >When Jose is quite possibly Disney’s second most popular character in Brazil after Donald himself
          Bro you are talking out of your ass so much

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            And when was the last time Disney did anything with the Brazilian parrot? It's like pointing out how Woody Woodpecker is popular in Brazil.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Latam will watch anything coming out of California.

        Probably because the Disney stuff was too Eurocentric. Always mediaeval princesses and Victorian fancy, which doesn't really appeal to LatAm. Disney tried to appeal to them with the Three Caballeros stuff but it didn't really work.

        >Disney tried to appeal to them with the Three Caballeros stuff but it didn't really work.

        Lying pendejo.

        [...]

        You, you're the biggest liar of them all.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They spam Looney Tunes in LatAm memes, even Foghorn Leghorn has that "Matemáticas, hijo!!" meme

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They spam Looney Tunes in LatAm memes, even Foghorn Leghorn has that "Matemáticas, hijo!!" meme

        ?si=E21Q8tEaaoD_iTHD

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Sorta, in LatAm during the 80s and mid 90s, they used to run Disneyland/Wondeeful World of Disney all saturdays along with Walt Disney's Mickey and Donald (that show from the 80s) which lasted up to 1998, but the Televisa lost the rights and TV Azteca got exclusivity olever since, and they RARELY ever showed them again outside of tv shows and movies (and heavily edited due to tgeir commercial fetish)

        Outside of that, Disney Channel rarely aired their shorts and even then only with the hated Angelinian redubs from the mid 90s.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Tiny Toons is more popular there.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Looney Tunes made fun of Japan during WWII so they’re not very fond of them.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      So did Disney

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      So? Every American animation studio did those back then.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >usage of wordplay to appeal to the Japanese audiences
    The vast majority of jap humor is wordplay
    Aspiring westaboos will put in the effort to get it

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Those Mickeys and Goofy remind me more of the Italian comics than the cartoons. Are those even available in Japan?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I would think so given that Tezuka was hugely inspired by the original Gottfredson comic strips that inspired those Italian comics.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I would think so given that Tezuka was hugely inspired by the original Gottfredson comic strips that inspired those Italian comics.

      Generally no. The western otaku fans are well read though.

      As I understand it, these are the Western characters that are popular in Japan:

      >Tom and Jerry - iconic in japan
      >Disney cartoon characters like Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Minnie, Daisy, etc
      >other kawaii disney characters: Bambi (iconic), Dumbo, Winnie the Pooh, Stitch, the Aristocats, Nightmare Before Christmas
      >kawaii Pixar characters like Toy Story (especially the little aliens), Finding Nemo, and Monsters Inc
      >(Disney Princesses and other human characters not as popular)

      >Tweety is popular b/c he's kawaii, same with Wile E and Road Runner bc its silent slapstick, but the other Looney Tunes aren't as popular
      >Pink Panther is popular (also silent slapstick)
      >Betty Boop and Pudgy is popular (kawaii)
      >Curious George is popular with little kids (kawaii and silent slapstick)
      >Wacky Races is practically iconic
      >The Flinstones are still popular (dinosaurs are kawaii)
      >Sesame Street (more popular than 'The Muppets')
      >Spider-Man
      >Superman and Batman

      Paw Patrol. Wallace/Grommit, Shawn. Spongebob. Moomins. Milfy. Popeye. Peanusts. All these are more popular for merch than the cartoons themselves.

      but how popular is merrie melodies over there, did the dover boys cartoon blow up here too?

      Dover boys are unknown. The cartoons are not well known.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    As I understand it, these are the Western characters that are popular in Japan:

    >Tom and Jerry - iconic in japan
    >Disney cartoon characters like Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Minnie, Daisy, etc
    >other kawaii disney characters: Bambi (iconic), Dumbo, Winnie the Pooh, Stitch, the Aristocats, Nightmare Before Christmas
    >kawaii Pixar characters like Toy Story (especially the little aliens), Finding Nemo, and Monsters Inc
    >(Disney Princesses and other human characters not as popular)

    >Tweety is popular b/c he's kawaii, same with Wile E and Road Runner bc its silent slapstick, but the other Looney Tunes aren't as popular
    >Pink Panther is popular (also silent slapstick)
    >Betty Boop and Pudgy is popular (kawaii)
    >Curious George is popular with little kids (kawaii and silent slapstick)
    >Wacky Races is practically iconic
    >The Flinstones are still popular (dinosaurs are kawaii)
    >Sesame Street (more popular than 'The Muppets')
    >Spider-Man
    >Superman and Batman

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You're forgetting Alice from Alice in Wonderland.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Snoopy is popular there as well.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Curious George
      >silent slapstick
      wat

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        he doesn't talk and gets into cute hijinks

        there's dialogue but not from the main character - its easy to dub

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      that female kitten from aristocats and stitch are also massively popular there

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The Flintstones are popular in Japan? I never heard about that

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Only way I could believe that is like The Simpsons, Bedrock can be distanced far enough from any American culture that even Japanese people would believe that they could be Flintstones.

        Or this is a Famicom post and he's trying to believe Flintstones is somehow adjacent to Love Live because of Siivagunner.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They were mascots for a Japanese bank for a while.

        ?si=3tubfQh60806jXgH&t=59

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The Flintstones are popular in Japan? I never heard about that

          Only way I could believe that is like The Simpsons, Bedrock can be distanced far enough from any American culture that even Japanese people would believe that they could be Flintstones.

          Or this is a Famicom post and he's trying to believe Flintstones is somehow adjacent to Love Live because of Siivagunner.

          Flintstones were dubbed in Japan in the 60s and have had a long history of commercials and merch over there: https://twitter.com/cartoons_wtf/status/1606029535211687937

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      RWBY

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Tom and Jerry - iconic in japan
      iconic is quite a reach, the boom was fairly recent and mainly due to memes

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        wrong. its the only western cartoon on TV Asahi's list of 100 greatest anime. this was 20 years ago: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2005-09-23/tv-asahi-top-100-anime

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    don't know how popular it is
    but I was able to get my hands on some Duck Dodgers, Marvin the Martian, and Taz-Mania doujins

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      ???

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        ????

        Post them

        sure, when I get home from work.
        should I upload the straight ones or the gay ones?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Straight, then gay

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Gay, then straight

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          its midnight homie

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Post them

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How did you get ahold of those to start with? I know there's small conventions that westaboos hold to sell their doujin but I can't imagine the Taz-Mania one specifically is something one of them put out recently.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    but how popular is merrie melodies over there, did the dover boys cartoon blow up here too?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Dover Boys are an old school slice of American college students. No way that'd ever catch on.

      Snoopy is popular there as well.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snoopy_Museum_Tokyo

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You just reminded me that Mario & Luigi is dead and now I'm sad.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Never underestimate the power of localization
    In parts of Europe Tom and Jerry got a dub with basically a narrator speaking in rhyme. And they loved it
    I think they did the same thing to The Flintstones

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's sad how "art" devolved into just any fricking drawing.
    Sucks to see just 12 year olds drawing fanart of sonic the hedgehog and calling it art.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      we aren't sonicbabs tho.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They're there, but the fandom is far behind Disney and Tom and Jerry. They love Tweety, though.
    There is a handful of artists in Japan working predominantly in Looney Tunes and Disney style, because there are merchandise made exclusively for Japanese audiences.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The new PAW Patrol gods require Japanese worship

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I imagine Looney Tunes would be more popular than Mickey Mouse in Japan because Looney Tunes still have some sense of edge and fun whereas Mickey and friends are pure corporate mascot and nothing else.

    This is best exemplified in the fact that you can't think of a single time that Mickey Mouse is a victim of slapstick on the same level as Daffy and Bugs. Disney does not allow Mickey to get hurt because he is too much of a wholesome mascot and nothing else.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's clover. No Looney Tunes.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    in Japan they've more or less had the same seiyuu cast for the franchise since Space Jam.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Which ones do the Nips want to frick though

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Daffy

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