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Kirbfluence by Kirbopher15 Kirbfluence by Kirbopher15
'Cuz why not? Decided to use images of the influences that I had drawn fanart for, mostly. There's a few I haven't done fanart for quite yet. Probably missed a few things that are big deals for me, but here's a bunch of 'em.

JUSTICE LEAGUE - DC Superheroes workin' together, but specifically the Justice League series heralded by the Animation team that worked on all of the other great show equivalents had some of my favorite episode plots and an amazing mix of heroes and villains.

BANJO-KAZOOIE - Rareware makes some really cool worlds and equally cool characters to go with them, but Banjo's expansive world was my favorite. I swear I feel like I've been to places in my dreams that were designed by Rare sometimes.

MARIO - Specifically Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, which had the absolute most staying power with me. All of the neat little quirks with the story, the interesting characters and locations, they still continue to inspire me today.

MEGAMAN - All of the Megaman series as a whole, though Battle Network was really up my alley for some reason as far as visuals go. Rock's got everything I find interesting in a hero and whether it's him, or sometimes him and Roll, against the whole world, he does pretty well for himself.

POKEMON - An embarrassing one that had a lot of influence on my LIFE as opposed to simply on my art, it'll never die and I guess I've accepted that by now. I find Pikachu to be a really iconic character and I hold undying respect for Satoshi Tajiri for being the lucky millionaire he is to've made a concept with such staying power.

ANIMANIACS - As far as comedy goes, Animaniacs is my favorite without a doubt. I realize years later that Yakko is my favorite, where he was my least favorite when I was a kid. But now I find his whole shtick incredibly amusing. I got plenty of episodes left to see when I get back to school; thank god for boxsets.

SCOTT PILGRIM - This one I'm mildly bitter about, especially after seeing the Movie, because this is more than anything the animated series I've wanted to do all my life: realistic characters in a totally unrealistic, exaggerated world. Bryan O'Malley succeeded prior to me in this day and age, but if anything it gives me hope that people can appreciate this kind of stuff. That said, I really love his extremely relatable characters.

DRAGONBALL - I'll defend this show until the end of time, it's a genuinely good series with real heart to it; I feel like Kai is the opportunity to show that once and for all. Considering Akira Toriyama's situation of "MAKE US MORE WE WANT MONEY AGGGH" and how huge it turned out after all of the crap he went through, he's got my undying respect alongside Tajiri. Speaking of, along with Pokemon, DBZ was my "gateway" anime and I still love it to this day, screaming monkey-people and all.

LOONEY TUNES - Obviously all of the Looney Tunes characters and shorts are influential to cartoonists, but they were incredibly intriguing to me as a kid. I was lucky they ran in syndication on Nickelodeon and eventually Cartoon Network when I was still a toddler, so they stuck with me for a long time. Taz was always my hero.

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER - Similar to Scott Pilgrim, this was a show I was deathly afraid would be too much like my series and I'd be screwed over. Thankfully, it was far different enough to stand on its own and I fell in love with it soon after. Really excited about the sequel show.

YUYU HAKUSHO - Getting back into this show again recently, GOD it's hilarious. Justin Cook really made this thing somethin' special when they brought this gem over to the US. It was really a big influence on my interest in acting and writing character dialogue more than anything, although it also sparked some interest with demons and apparitions in cartoons.
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Frobman Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010   Filmographer
Nice selections! I can see the influences here with all of your other stuff. And I agree with your statements on many of them, especially Dragon Ball and Pokémon.
Ardhamon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I am SO doing something like this!!
Gameorama91 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
All these things are worth the praise. I'm surprised, yet very happy, that YuYu Hakusho was in here lol.
BlueMoonUmbreon Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
awesome inspirations~ XD
shawntails Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
I totally agree with you on banjo-kazooie. This was an awsome game and i'm still playing it sometimes.

I was and still in love with animaniacs but i must say my favourite warner is Dot because she's so cute xD
DanicaSpirit Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
I just have to ask, are you doing any fanart of Yu yu hakusho? or have you already done it? Like you with Dragonball, I will defend Yu yu hakusho to the end of time! best show ever! I love all the characters!
Ray03 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
lol, if you've ever played the game, you can tell what my influence is xD
SSG-Scorps Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Pokemon Adventures, huh? Good man.
Roland7749 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
I actually know all of these things and love them to :DDD most of the influence ones iv seen have a bunch of anime I cant recognize!
excelladon Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Student General Artist
Also i belive you left out power rangers (Or maybe this a animation theme i digress).
excelladon Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Student General Artist
Killer, i gotta try that, thanks.
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Retrogamersblog Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The yu yu hakusho is a bit of a suprise but now that you mention it I can see its influence in your work, a really great list.
Xelger Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
YuYu Hakusho FTW, as it's the only anime I actually bothered buying the entire set of.
Bakurafangirl888 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL The heck is Goku doing?XDD
Sable-Prower Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Ahhh, the pokemanga, man that was awesome.

I especially loved the ghost tower arc, zombie psyducks and pointless gore

also, scoot palgrum
Ninjahedgehog6 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's true about scott pilgrim. hell your flash ad is what got me into reading it so I thank you for introducing me to the series XD.

on another note, thanks to the flash ad i thought that Micheal cera might not have the best tone of voice for the role but when i saw the movie i was surprised how well he acted, for once he was actually playing a character.
Lythronax Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Creative :la:. This is an excellent drawing.
DuskAndCovers Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Hey kird, I didn't you know you had a deviant account. I'm just a guy who watches stuff on newgrounds. Nice seeing you here man. All your vids are awesome and funny. Keep up the good work! I like the art too. Other cartoons and anime influence me too.
austoon Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Student Filmographer
Hmm. I might try this.
ibbolia Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I gotta say, I'm surprised no Kirby with your name. Or am I getting that wrong?
CRANTIME Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pokemon is a HUGE influence on me! you are too, actually! I love ya Kirb!
VGAfanatic Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
I have similar favorites to yours on many aspects, but with them being more gaming, comedy and acting as well as drawing.

Banjo-Kazooie: The bony Grunty and Bottles soul did shock me when I was 9, but revisiting the series, I find the humor that Rare provided with this game absolutely classic, to the point that I'm inspired to play Conker's Bad Fur Day. Nuts n Bolts did disappoint me a little, because the platforming was dumbed down a LOT and we barely get to read the dialogue, but I loved playing with Legos as a kid, and this game provided several possibilities based on that.

Mario: My first influence in gaming was Sonic, but once I got a Super Nintendo, Mario jumped his way into my heart. My top 5 favorite Mario games of all time include Super Mario World, Super Mario RPG, Super Mario 64, Paper Mario: the Thousand Year Door and the original Mario Party, which is competing with Super Mario Galaxy 2 for the spot. Super Mario RPG has the staying power inside of me, too, and my brothers and I have played it so many times that we've memorized EVERY aspect and know it like the backs of our hands.

Pokemon: To me and my brothers as kids what Warcraft was to adults. Red/Blue and Gold/Silver were the best, and I love the remakes as well. The TV show was best in the first two seasons as well, though it became apparent that they were rehashing the same plot starting with Hoenn. The cast change threw me off a bit, but I'm glad they're doing a good job acting for the show. Especially you, Khoury.

Animaniacs: I love the show, the songs, the educational value, the slapstick, and the snide innuendo. Yakko is my favorite too, and I give massive props to Rob Paulsen for being able to do "Yakko's World" without missing a beat anytime he's asked at a panel. That, and "Wakko's America" are my top two favorite songs.

Dragonball: I would look forward every morning to catching the next episode of Dragonball and Dragonball Z every week when I came home from school. Toonami had Cartoon Network made back then. Now that Dragonball Z Kai's around, I feel the nostalgia, and bet many new fans to the show can feel the same way I did back then. This was officially the key to the gateway into anime for me, but shows like Cowboy Bebop, Fullmetal Alchemist, Naruto and Bleach are what gave me that push through it.

Looney Tunes: The day I got cable, this is one of the biggest shows that opened the big doors to me. All the classic humor and characters that were a hit in the 50s, all the pop culture references and all the Mel Blanc that Kyle Hebert could swallow to his heart's content. And, all those cartoons can be found on YouTube, so millions of yayz all over again. In fact, I believe it should be a constitutional amendment that No one should ever get the best of Bugs Bunny. f**kin' turtle.

Avatar: the Last Airbender: At first, I thought this would be yet another lousy show that Nickelodeon just pulled from their asses. But boy was I impressed. With all the action influenced, animated and practiced by ancient martial arts, culture and writing based on China and Korea, and basically as much of an anime pretender to make all the fangirls drool, this show kept me on my toes. Looking back, I see a few writing flaws that are gonna be fuuun to poke at...

And that's it. If it seems like I basically copied you to express myself, then I greatly apologize, but we all gotta have inspiration from the heart, and you made a bunch of astute choices. Oh, and I would LOVE to watch Yu Yu Hakusho, because I didn't back then, but I have trouble fining the motivation to.
AzzyFox Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Interesting collection of influences. =)
DarkGlacialKnight Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
hells yeah with MARIO MEGAMAN and YUYU HAKUSHO X3
SephiX22 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Wow, quite an interesting insight to your life.
AeroRaptorz Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I smell invisible guns.
joshyartist Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Some nice selections, very good indeed, but no Ninja Turtles? I AM SO DISSAPOINTED, MERE WORDS CANNOT ENCOMPASS THE DISSAPOINTMENT.... okay not really, but cool choices anyways.
AnimeAngel1894 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Student General Artist
Cool tribute! :icongreatjobplz:
begleythejoker Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
:icongreatjobplz: Awesome tribute, friend
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