It's kind of incredible how flexible the traditional anime formula is:

  • young, naturally talented, sorta bland hero
  • arch, overdramatic villain
  • reliable, loyal best friends
  • some central conceit that everything revolves around

It's so broadly-applicable, it even works with UNO. Yes, the card game you played when you were a kid. As proven by Youtuber JelloApocalypse (based on the comic by ScribbleCee), anime works with basically anything.