" @spiffyg: Transformers has it's roots in Japanese soil and so can be classified as such imo...they were practically based on Jap mecha.... And, the art for some series is anime-inspired so I included them here.... "Using that logic I could say Spiderman is also an anime because Stan Lee saw a Japanese spider climbing on the wall and then thought up Spiderman. Maybe Superman is an anime as well because the creator was in Japan air space while creating him, or countless other reasons. My point stands Transformers is not an anime, and yes they did get there original ideas from Japanese toys that doesn't make it anime.
" @MsAyeka: Naruto characters are not shown to be able to tank spiritual nukes, have poison that can kill anyone by nicking, etc. One Piece characters have higher powerlevels dominated by people who die if pushed into deep water, which Bleach characters can easily do. Plus, Barragan > any character in both those universes. But everyone knows that Jojo is the strongest Shonen series. "