History ArtifactTitle / AnimeAndManga

18th Aug '17 4:10:24 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Manga/MedakaBox'': The box in the title plays less and less of a role as the series goes on. Initially, its role made sense as the series revolved around helping others with their day-to-day problems. Now, it's only occasionally used as a plot device.

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* ''Manga/MedakaBox'': The title refers to a suggestion box instituted by StudentCouncilPresident Medaka Kurokami[[note]]It's also an untranslatable Japanese pun. The Japanese name for "suggestion box" is ''meyasuboko'', with the "yasu" meaning "low"; changing the "low" to "high" yields "Medaka[[/note]], and it played a big role in the title plays less and less of a role first few chapters, which were about Medaka trying to solve her fellow students' problems. But this concept vanished as the series goes on. Initially, progressed through its role made sense as the series revolved around helping others with their day-to-day problems. Now, it's only myriad {{Genre Shift}}s (to straight ''Magazine/ShonenJump'' fighting manga, to {{Deconstruction}}, to {{Reconstruction}}, and beyond), though it does occasionally used as a plot device.come up in later story arcs.
31st May '17 9:35:22 PM Gamermaster
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** About the time of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', the series dropped any pretense of being a MagicalGirl show, but that part of the title wasn't replaced until ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce''.
** And Nanoha is only a secondary character in both ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid'' and the above-mentioned ''Force'', but her name is still on the title.

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** About the time of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', the series dropped any pretense of being a MagicalGirl show, but that part of the title wasn't replaced until ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce''.
** And Nanoha is only a secondary character in both ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid'' ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' and the above-mentioned ''Force'', but her name is still on the title.
27th Dec '16 2:06:28 PM Prfnoff
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* The gag manga ''Tensai Bakabon'' is initially about a comically stupid little boy named Bakabon and his adventures with his pals, focusing so strongly on his point of view that [[UnnamedParent his parents don't even get names]], referred to only as "Papa" and "Mama." Over time, however, Bakabon's troublemaking father proves to be a much more popular character, to the point that the series soon revolves around him and his various schemes. Bakabon himself is demoted to his occasional sidekick. Despite this, the dad is still never given a name, and is called "Bakabon's Father" on merchandise.

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* The gag manga ''Tensai Bakabon'' ''Manga/TensaiBakabon'' is initially about a comically stupid little boy named Bakabon and his adventures with his pals, focusing so strongly on his point of view that [[UnnamedParent his parents don't even get names]], referred to only as "Papa" and "Mama." Over time, however, Bakabon's troublemaking father proves to be a much more popular character, to the point that the series soon revolves around him and his various schemes. Bakabon himself is demoted to his occasional sidekick. Despite this, the dad is still never given a name, and is called "Bakabon's Father" on merchandise.
25th Dec '16 2:07:34 PM DoubleXXCross
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**The dub of the NAS anime tried to alleviate the issue a little via two [[TitleDrop title drops]]: having Yugi yell "Yu-Gi-Ohhh!" when Yami takes over, and changing the Duelist Kingdom champion's title from 'Duelist King' to 'King of Games'. However, the scream largely disappears after season one, and while the King of Games title is infrequently used, since it's not in the same language, it doesn't really count.
3rd Jun '16 7:10:59 AM finlandsberet
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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' is beginning to lean this way, with very little of the new material focusing on WWII or even on [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Italy]]. This may be part of the reason the anime was renamed to ''Hetalia: World Series'' and later ''Hetalia: It's a Beautiful World,'' although the "World 8" are still used as "main characters" in anime marketing.

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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' is beginning to lean this way, with very little of the new material focusing on WWII or even on [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Italy]]. This may be part of the reason the anime was renamed to ''Hetalia: World Series'' and later Series'', with the next two seasons being named ''Hetalia: It's a The Beautiful World,'' World,'' and ''Hetalia: The World Twinkle'', although the "World 8" are still used as "main characters" in anime marketing.
14th Mar '16 1:54:03 PM Prfnoff
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* Only the first fourteen episodes of SwordArtOnline are actually set in the eponymous video game, after which it's destroyed. Experiences and technologies from SAO do serve as plot points from time to time, though, and on a more basic level swords, skill with swords, and online games are important through the whole thing.

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* Only the first fourteen episodes of SwordArtOnline ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' are actually set in the eponymous video game, after which it's destroyed. Experiences and technologies from SAO do serve as plot points from time to time, though, and on a more basic level swords, skill with swords, and online games are important through the whole thing.
4th Dec '15 4:08:23 PM Prfnoff
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* The sitcom ''Tensai Bakabon'' is initially about a comically stupid little boy named Bakabon and his adventures with his pals. It focuses so strongly on his point of view that his parents don't even get names, referred to only as "Papa" and "Mama." Over time, however, Bakabon's troublemaking father proves to be a much more popular character, to the point that the series soon revolves around him and his various schemes. Bakabon himself is demoted to his occasional sidekick. Despite this, the dad is still never given a name, and is called "Bakabon's Father" on merchandise.

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* The sitcom gag manga ''Tensai Bakabon'' is initially about a comically stupid little boy named Bakabon and his adventures with his pals. It focuses pals, focusing so strongly on his point of view that [[UnnamedParent his parents don't even get names, names]], referred to only as "Papa" and "Mama." Over time, however, Bakabon's troublemaking father proves to be a much more popular character, to the point that the series soon revolves around him and his various schemes. Bakabon himself is demoted to his occasional sidekick. Despite this, the dad is still never given a name, and is called "Bakabon's Father" on merchandise.
31st Oct '15 9:31:58 AM thatother1dude
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* In Saban's ''{{Literature/Pinocchio}}'' series, Pinocchio is made from the wood of an oak tree instead of a pine tree. The original Japanese version is called ''Anime/MokkuOfTheOakTree''.
21st Jul '15 12:41:32 AM Arha
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* Index, the title character of ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', gets DemotedToExtra within the first ten episodes. Albeit the occasional arc gives her more focus, but she never regains her importance of the first arc. She is, however, one of the most important characters of the series, so it's not as bad as other examples.

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* Index, the title character of ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', gets DemotedToExtra within the first ten episodes. Albeit Although the occasional arc gives her more focus, but she never regains her the importance of she had in the first arc. She is, however, one of the most arc, making her little more than another GirlOfTheWeek in that respect. However, given that she lives with Touma and played a rather important characters role in the WWIII arc, she ''has'' fared better than the likes of the series, so it's not as bad as other examples.true C list fodder of the cast.
10th Jul '15 8:51:18 AM smalltime
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* In Saban's ''{{Literature/Pinocchio}}'' series, Pinocchio is made from the wood of an oak tree instead of a pine tree. The original Japanese version is called ''Mokku of the Oak Tree''.

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* In Saban's ''{{Literature/Pinocchio}}'' series, Pinocchio is made from the wood of an oak tree instead of a pine tree. The original Japanese version is called ''Mokku of the Oak Tree''.''Anime/MokkuOfTheOakTree''.
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