I'm a huge fan of the 80's cartoon series Bionic Six. One of my favorite characters was Bunji/Karate One. Mainly because he was Japanese and I can relate because I am Japanese myself.
It was also pre-anime as it is today. Many probably don't know, but the god-father of Anime, Osamu Tesuka was one of the supervisors and also Alex Toth did some design work on the show.