My Kickstarter campaign to fund My Little Po-Mo volume 2 here!
And as long as you have your wallets out, two more worthy causes to which you can give: You can help Viga pay for art school (and earn some custom art in the process), or you can help the family of Michael Morones, the bullied Brony boy who attempted suicide.
It doesn’t take much squinting to see heavy influences from specific anime in several of Joss Whedon’s shows: Buffy pretty much is Sailor Moon, Firefly has similar cast dynamics, a half-Chinese half-country-of-show’s-origin space setting, and a mysterious girl in a box, just like Outlaw Star, and Dollhouse owes a significant debt to Ghost in the Shell.
Which, of course, leads to the logical question: what about Angel. And to be honest, I have no idea; I can’t come up with a single specific anime which it heavily references or draws on. Any suggestions?