Well yeah, of course, but still the point remains: Despite its popularity, I haven't seen anyone using anime as a benchmark for something, even a small topic
We have many threads about anime and animation. There's a whole forum for them in General Film discussion. But they're much more focused on anime appreciation. We talk about the anime we like and are watching.
Apart from the thread about Asian story structure
used in anime, I don't think we talked about anime writing or using anime as a means to write fiction here in SFF Chronicles. And there's a reason for that: anime is another media. Trying to "write anime" will lead to failure. Think about movie adaptations of anime: most of them are horrible because they're trying to replicate another kind of craft, anohter "language" so to speak.
Begginer writers often write stories that read as anime screenplays, and the result is very poor. Editors may see that or they may not, but will invariably hate the result. I been there myself (as both the writer and the editor).
I think my case is similar to many other people: we anime fans have absolutely no way to work in animation (and we don't want to, because it's a toxic, underpaid environment), we don't know how to draw nor do we know to speak Japanese, so we write. Our first pieces of art though, are horrible and only look good inside our heads. What beginner authors fail to realize (my past self included) is that prose only has the word as a tool. An anime, on the other hand, don't matter how bad it may be, still has cool animation, talented voice acting, appelative sexual stuff, etc.
What comes the closest to anime are light novels. I don't like reading them very much, but that's a way out for an otaku who's a writer.
However, I think that, as authors of prose, there's a lot we could learn with anime. How they handle themes, how they structure plot points (see link above), and how they build character seem to be the best takeaways.