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Encyclopedia > Metaseries

A metaseries includes series of stories which include references to each other and some overall similar chronological or cast backdrop, but are not similar enough to be considered direct sequels. A sequel is a work of fiction in literature, film, and other creative works that is produced after a completed work, and is set in the same universe but at a later time. ...

In some anime fandom, the term can be used to describe all the works and adaptations of a single overall story or franchise, especially when it should be implied each adaptation is not wholly consistent with another. For example, progressive market interest can get a manga made into a short OVA, later made into a television series (animated, live-action, or both), and then a movie. Long-running Japanese anime TV programs are divided into separate series instead of seasons, as Japanese television does not have the concept of 'seasons' that American television uses, so the term 'metaseries' can be applied to the entire collection of series that make up one program. The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) Anime ) (IPA pronunciation: in Japanese, but typically or in English) is an abbreviation of the word animation. Outside Japan, the term most popularly refers to animation... 2nd English edition of InuYasha Vol. ... Original Video Animation (OVA) is an acronym used in Japan for anime titles that are released directly to retail sale, without prior showings on TV or in theaters. ...

The series Tenchi Muyo! and Sailor Moon have been comics, multiple TV series, and movies, but they do not have a rigid single continuity. Though the latter does have Continuity with in the same form of media. Tenchi Muyo! ), is an anime, light novel, and manga series about a boy named Tenchi Masaki and the alien women that love him. ... Sailor Moon , Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon) is the title of a famous media franchise created by Japanese manga artist Naoko Takeuchi. ... In fiction, continuity is consistency of the characteristics of persons, plot, objects, places and events seen by the reader or viewer. ...

Mobile Suit Gundam is a television anime series that has spawned at least four continuation series and at least five alternate universe series, one of which has its own continuation series. In addition, countless movies, manga, video games, novels, and various other works have been created based on this anime. They all share the common theme of giant robots used as weapons of war, and, for the most part, distinguish themselves by portraying giant robots with a scientific realism. However, there is no single continuity, although one series, Turn A Gundam, attempted to reconcile the various alternate universes into a single rigid timeline, only for Gundam SEED to come along and break that continuity some years later. Mobile Suit Gundam ) is a televised anime series written and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino and made up of 43 episodes aired in 1979. ... ∀ Gundam or Turn A Gundam ) is a 50 episode series that aired between 1999 and 2000 on Japans FNN networks, created for the Gundam Big Bang 20th Anniversary celebration. ... Title of the series Mobile Suit Gundam SEED (or Gundam Seed) is an anime television series from Japan. ...

Pokemon is a anime series, a video game series, a manga series and a trading card game but none of them seem to have the same characters. In the anime Ash travels with his friends Brock and Misty or if not Misty, then May collecting and battling Pokemon. In the video games, you are the player and your job is to collect and battle Pokemon of your own and beat the main purpose of the game. The trading card game is like any card game but wih Pokemon. The manga is the closest thing there is to the anime, considering it has Ash and Ash's Pikachu. Pokémon (ポケモン Pokemon, pronounced //, although frequently, and even intentionally mispronounced //), is a multi-billion dollar media franchise, created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1996 (it celebrated its tenth anniversary on February 27, 2006). ... Brock may refer to different things: Brock is a Pokémon character Brock is a township in Ontario Brock is a village located in Nemaha County, Nebraska. ... Misty may mean: Misty (jazz), a jazz standard written in 1954 by the pianist Errol Garner Misty (Pokémon), a fictional character in the Pokémon universe, known as Kasumi in Japanese Misty (classified project), an American spy satellite MISTY1, a cryptographic algorithm Misty may also refer to: Mist Misty... Look up May in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

In American comic books, the term metaseries is almost never used to refer to all interconnected series in a large shared universe, such as the DC universe or the Marvel universe (or, even more broadly, the crossovers between such universes). [citation needed] More often, the term metaseries (or, in some cases, "megaseries") is used to refer to a small group of interconnected limited series, often by the same creators. Jack Kirby's Fourth World and Grant Morrison's Seven Soldiers of Victory are two notable examples of this. [citation needed] A Shared universe is a literary technique in which several different authors share settings and characters which appear in their respective works of fiction, often referring to events taking place in the other writers stories. ... The DC Universe (DCU) is the fictional shared setting where most of the comic stories published by DC Comics take place. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this comics-related article or section may require cleanup. ... The limited series is a term referring to a comic book series with a set finite number of issues. ... Cover to New Gods #1 (1971). ... Grant Morrison (born January 31, 1960, Glasgow) is a Scottish comic book writer and artist. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this comics-related article or section may require cleanup. ...


This is not to be confused with Meta fanfiction. Fan fiction (also spelled fanfiction and commonly abbreviated to fanfic) is fiction written by people who enjoy a film, novel, television show or other media work, using the characters and situations developed in it and developing new plots in which to use these characters. ...

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Comprehensive information and links about Sailor Moon (2790 words)
When that manga was slated to become an anime, Takeuchi decided to merge in plot elements from the popular sentai genre, most notably the concept of a team of five heroes, consequently remaking the manga into, with a new central character.
After the completion of the first series, she was surprised when she was asked to continue the metaseries; this gave birth to the other four manga arcs.
The metaseries enjoyed renewed interest in its final fifth series, although its reuse of many plot devices (Not to mention a refusal to adapt some of the darker points of the corresponding manga arc's story) bothered some fans.
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