History Main / MilestoneCelebration

1st Jul '16 10:37:13 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' was originally planned as a 25th anniversary for ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''. It ended up a year late, but the show was still full of references to the number 25: the new fighter was the VF-25, Frontier was the 25th fleet, the main Macross ship was the Macross Quarter (25%), etc. The show also related to elements of all the previous Macross series.
** ''Anime/MacrossII'' was released in 1992 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of ''SDF Macross'', but it was [[GodDoesNotOwnThisWorld done without Studio Nue's involvement]]. As a result, Studio Nue/Satelight declared ''Macross II'' to be an AlternateContinuity work.
** The franchise celebrated the 30th anniversary with ''VideoGame/Macross30TheVoiceThatConnectsTheGalaxy'', a video game which brought characters from all the different shows (minus ''Macross II'') in an original story, justified via TimeTravel.

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** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' was originally planned as a 25th anniversary for ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''. It ended up a year late, but the show was still full of references to the number 25: the new fighter was the VF-25, Frontier was the 25th fleet, the main Macross ship was the Macross Quarter (25%), etc. The show also related to elements of all the previous Macross ''Macross'' series.
** ''Anime/MacrossII'' was released in 1992 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of ''SDF Macross'', but it was [[GodDoesNotOwnThisWorld done without Studio Nue's involvement]]. As a result, Studio Nue/Satelight Creator/StudioNue[=/=]Creator/{{Satelight}} declared ''Macross II'' to be an AlternateContinuity work.
** The franchise celebrated the its 30th anniversary with ''VideoGame/Macross30TheVoiceThatConnectsTheGalaxy'', a video game which brought characters from all the different shows (minus ''Macross II'') in an original story, justified via TimeTravel.
25th Jun '16 1:10:47 AM lalaTKG
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* ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'' is for Akatsuka Fujio's 80th birthday. Instead of embracing its 60s look wholeheartedly, it instead uses it for comedic effect with [[AffectionateParody its parodies]].

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* ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'' is for Akatsuka Fujio's 80th birthday. Instead of embracing its 60s look wholeheartedly, it instead uses it for comedic effect with [[AffectionateParody its parodies]]. Also getting in on the anniversary fun is a sequel series to ''Tensai Bakabon''.


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** ''Time Bokan'' would get a proper anniversary special for its 45th, titled ''Time Bokan-24''.
24th Jun '16 5:53:27 PM Gamermaster
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** The 800th chapter marked [[spoiler: the founding of the Straw Hat Grand Fleet.]]


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* ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco'' acted as one for [[Creator/StudioTrigger Studio Trigger's]] 5th anniversary, and was filled to the brim with references to past Trigger (and [[Creator/StudioGainax Gainax]]) series complete with [[spoiler: a ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' style MassiveMultiplayerCrossover and the reveal that Luluco is the true identity of one of Trigger's mascots.]]
20th Jun '16 12:54:45 PM MyFinalEdits
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** For the 200th issue of The Avengers, they proved that Milestone Celebrations can be awful.



* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' celebrated its anniversary [[note]](that is, of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'', not of Mario's real debut in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'')[[/note]] with "[[GratuitousEnglish Happy! Mario 20th]]". They had a website (now defunct) and a soundtrack (with selections from the original game, ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosTheLostLevels'', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'', ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', and ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'') to celebrate with it, and they even offered a [[http://img277.imageshack.us/img277/4576/sonicmariosbirthday0xw.jpg "20th Happy Mario!"]] ''[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]]'' shirt!

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
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celebrated its anniversary [[note]](that [[note]]that is, of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'', not of Mario's real debut in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'')[[/note]] ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''[[/note]] with "[[GratuitousEnglish Happy! Mario 20th]]". They had a website (now defunct) and a soundtrack (with selections from the original game, ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosTheLostLevels'', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'', ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', and ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'') to celebrate with it, and they even offered a [[http://img277.imageshack.us/img277/4576/sonicmariosbirthday0xw.jpg "20th Happy Mario!"]] ''[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]]'' shirt!



** The 30th anniversary of ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' was celebrated with the release of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker'', a GameMaker allowing players to create 2D Mario levels of their own including art styles based on ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'', and ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU''. Website/{{Google}} also celebrated the anniversary by adding a question mark box straight from the first 8-bit title (which even gives you a coin when you click it, and an extra life if you click it 100 times) when you search for "Super Mario Bros.".
* ''SpaceInvaders'' celebrated their 30th anniversary with ''Space Invaders Get Even'', where the eponymous invaders become {{Villain Protagonist}}s. They also released ''Space Invaders Extreme'', which is a modern revamping of the game.

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** The 30th anniversary of ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' was celebrated with the release of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker'', a GameMaker allowing players to create 2D Mario levels of their own including art styles based on ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'', and ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU''. The game was released on September 11th, 2015, the Friday before the exact birthday of the franchise (''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'' was released in Japan in September 13th, 1985). Website/{{Google}} also celebrated the anniversary by adding a question mark box straight from the first 8-bit title (which even gives you a coin when you click it, and an extra life if you click it 100 times) when you search for "Super Mario Bros.".
** ''Super Mario Maker'' itself celebrated the 25th anniversary of ''Super Mario Kun'' by having an Event Course based on it available. Completing it unlocks a costume based on Mario-kun.
* ''SpaceInvaders'' ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'' celebrated their 30th anniversary with ''Space Invaders Get Even'', where the eponymous invaders become {{Villain Protagonist}}s. They also released ''Space Invaders Extreme'', which is a modern revamping of the game.



* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' had two SpinOff games made for the series' 10th anniversary: ''Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon'' and ''Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon''. The former proved popular enough to [[VideoGame/RuneFactory become its own series]].
** Also for their 10th anniversary Marvelous released two ''HarvestMoon'' games, ''DS'' and ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonMagicalMelody Magical Melody]]''. Both games were throwback games with the former taking place in [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife Forget-Me-Not Valley]] 100 years in the future, and the latter featured characters from previous games (mostly from the first game of the series). Both games are often cited as being the end of the "classic" HarvestMoon period, due to future games being vastly different from the older HarvestMoon style. The odd part is though, the games were released in 2005 when their anniversary was in 2006.

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* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' had two SpinOff games made for the series' 10th anniversary: ''Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon'' and ''Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon''. The former proved popular enough to [[VideoGame/RuneFactory become its own series]].
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series]]. Also for their 10th anniversary Marvelous released two ''HarvestMoon'' games, ''DS'' and ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonMagicalMelody Magical Melody]]''. Both games were throwback games with the former taking place in [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife Forget-Me-Not Valley]] 100 years in the future, and the latter featured characters from previous games (mostly from the first game of the series). Both games are often cited as being the end of the "classic" HarvestMoon period, due to future games being vastly different from the older HarvestMoon style. The odd part is though, the games were released in 2005 when their anniversary was in 2006.



* ''VideoGame/PacManWorld'' was released for the 20th anniversary of ''VideoGame/PacMan'' -- [[LampshadeHanging the plot is even based on a villain crashing Pac-Man's birthday party]]. ''Pac-Man World 3'' would later be released for his 25th anniversary.

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* ''VideoGame/PacMan'':
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''VideoGame/PacManWorld'' was released for the 20th anniversary of ''VideoGame/PacMan'' -- [[LampshadeHanging the plot is even based on a villain crashing Pac-Man's birthday party]]. ''Pac-Man World 3'' would later be released for his 25th anniversary.



* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' celebrated its 25th year with four games in 2011: ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'', remakes of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwords Four Swords]]'', and a rerelease of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Link's Awakening]]'' that helped launch the Nintendo3DS's Virtual Console service. Plus a worldwide orchestral concert tour, [[PreOrderBonus promotional items]] for ''Skyward Sword'' and ''Ocarina'', and even a tribute level in ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand''. The anniversary concluded with the Japanese art book ''Hyrule Historia'', which revealed the complete timeline of the franchise for the first time ever.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' celebrated its 25th year with four games in 2011: ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'', remakes of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwords Four Swords]]'', and a rerelease of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Link's Awakening]]'' that helped launch the Nintendo3DS's Virtual Console service. Plus a worldwide orchestral concert tour, [[PreOrderBonus promotional items]] for ''Skyward Sword'' and ''Ocarina'', and even a tribute level (5-2) in ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand''. The anniversary concluded with the Japanese art book ''Hyrule Historia'', which revealed the complete timeline of the franchise for the first time ever.



** In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker'', three Pokémon costumes (based respectively on Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle) were made unlockable in an update.



** The 60th episode, ''VideoGame/{{Zelda II| The Adventure of Link}}'', had Taco-Man announce the number to an unfazed Princess Zelda in the middle of the video.

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** The 60th episode, ''VideoGame/{{Zelda II| The Adventure of Link}}'', ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'', had Taco-Man announce the number to an unfazed Princess Zelda in the middle of the video.
20th Jun '16 9:46:42 AM bazer63
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** For the 200th issue of The Avengers, they proved that Milestone Celebrations can be awful.
18th Jun '16 4:14:03 AM narm00
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* ''Comicbook/SonicTheComic'' celebrated its 100th issue (and, by extension, 200th week in existence) by ending the Robotnik Rules arc, which had been going on since issue 9. Some argue it [[JumpTheShark Jumped the Shark]] then. Webcomic/SonicTheComicOnline 261 issue celebrated the 20 years anniversary of ''Comicbook/SonicTheComic''.

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* ''Comicbook/SonicTheComic'' celebrated its 100th issue (and, by extension, 200th week in existence) by ending the Robotnik Rules arc, which had been going on since issue 9. Some argue it [[JumpTheShark Jumped the Shark]] then. Webcomic/SonicTheComicOnline 261 issue celebrated the 20 years year anniversary of ''Comicbook/SonicTheComic''.



* Most ArchieComics digests will have special stories for their Milestones, where the characters discuss exactly how they should celebrate said milestone. Archie Double Digest #200 celebrated 200 issues with the start of a 4 part "New Look" story entitled ''Archie Goodbye Forever'', and even bigger than that, Archie #600 celebrated 600 issues with the start of a 6 part story entitled ''Archie Marries Veronica'' ([[spoiler:of which the final three parts [[HalfwayPlotSwitch switched to]] ''Archie Marries [[BettyAndVeronica Betty]]'']]).
* In 1985, DC Comics celebrated their 50th anniversary with ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', which brought a {{Cosmic|Retcon}} ContinuityReboot upon the Franchise/DCUniverse. Later on, 2005-2006's ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' took place twenty years after the original Crisis.

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* Most ArchieComics Franchise/ArchieComics digests will have special stories for their Milestones, where the characters discuss exactly how they should celebrate said milestone. Archie Double Digest #200 celebrated 200 issues with the start of a 4 part "New Look" story entitled ''Archie Goodbye Forever'', and even bigger than that, Archie #600 celebrated 600 issues with the start of a 6 part story entitled ''Archie Marries Veronica'' ([[spoiler:of which the final three parts [[HalfwayPlotSwitch switched to]] ''Archie Marries [[BettyAndVeronica Betty]]'']]).
* In 1985, DC Comics celebrated their 50th anniversary with ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', which brought a {{Cosmic|Retcon}} ContinuityReboot upon the Franchise/DCUniverse. Later on, 2005-2006's ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' took place twenty years after the original Crisis.Crisis, and 2015's ''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}'' took place thirty years afterwards.



** ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League America]]'' gave honorary membership to the entire DCUniverse, and then had a big fight against Lord Havok (revealed to the reader, but not the team, to be Maxwell Lord). And then Guy Gardner showed up, kicking off the "Way of the Warrior" CrossOver between ''JLA'', Guy's own title and ''ComicBook/{{Hawkman}}''.

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** ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League America]]'' gave honorary membership to the entire DCUniverse, Franchise/DCUniverse, and then had a big fight against Lord Havok (revealed to the reader, but not the team, to be Maxwell Lord). And then Guy Gardner showed up, kicking off the "Way of the Warrior" CrossOver between ''JLA'', Guy's own title and ''ComicBook/{{Hawkman}}''.



** TheFlash discovered the Speed Force, the source of all super-speedsters' powers which continues to affect the series to this day. He then used it to give himself a serious power upgrade and save his city from the brink of annihilation.

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** TheFlash [[Franchise/TheFlash Wally West's Flash]] discovered the Speed Force, the source of all super-speedsters' powers which continues to affect the series to this day. He then used it to give himself a serious power upgrade and save his city from the brink of annihilation.



** The 75th anniversary for Cap, in 2016, will be portrayed with the Avengers storyline ''Standoff! - Assault on Pleasant Hill'' and not only involve all Avengers teams, but also three Captain Americas - Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes and current Cap Sam Wilson.
* {{Superman}} returned to his trademark look and had his classic powers restored after the controversial energy being storyline for his 60th anniversary in the one-shot "Superman Forever."

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** The 75th anniversary for Cap, in 2016, will be was portrayed with the Avengers storyline ''Standoff! - Assault on Pleasant Hill'' and not only involve involved all Avengers teams, but also three Captain Americas - Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes and current Cap Sam Wilson.
* {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} returned to his trademark look and had his classic powers restored after the controversial energy being storyline for his 60th anniversary in the one-shot "Superman Forever."



* ''ComicBook/BatmanEternal'' was a year-long weekly series taking place as part of Batman's 75th anniversary. ''ComicBook/BatmanAndRobinEternal'' is a shorter, six-month-long weekly series taking place as part of Robin's 75th anniversary.

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* ''ComicBook/BatmanEternal'' was a year-long weekly series taking place as part of Batman's 75th anniversary. ''ComicBook/BatmanAndRobinEternal'' is was a shorter, six-month-long weekly series taking place as part of Robin's 75th anniversary.



*** ''Doctor Who Magazine'' marked its 500th issue in 2016 with the comic "The Stockbridge Showdown", pitting the Twelfth Doctor and [[ReunionShow the living DWM companions]] against one of the strip's major villains, a bonus magazine covering DWM's history, a double-sided poster, the first of nine collectible art cards, and a sheet of stickers (calling back to DWM's first issue, back when it was ''Doctor Who Weekly'', which came with transfers).

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*** ** ''Doctor Who Magazine'' marked its 500th issue in 2016 with the comic "The Stockbridge Showdown", pitting the Twelfth Doctor and [[ReunionShow the living DWM companions]] against one of the strip's major villains, a bonus magazine covering DWM's history, a double-sided poster, the first of nine collectible art cards, and a sheet of stickers (calling back to DWM's first issue, back when it was ''Doctor Who Weekly'', which came with transfers).
17th Jun '16 8:34:57 PM Doug86
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* ''[[OneOverZero 1/0]]'', in addition to ending with comic #1000, dedicated comic #251 to its "1000th panel" celebration.

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* ''[[OneOverZero 1/0]]'', ''Webcomic/OneOverZero'', in addition to ending with comic #1000, dedicated comic #251 to its "1000th panel" celebration.
7th Jun '16 9:19:36 PM NESBoy
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** The series had a special 300th episode...sorta. "Barting Over" was actually the 302nd episode, but Fox insisted on a special event episode to coincide with the Daytona 500. Nothing too special about the episode itself, other than guest shots by Tony Hawk and Blink 182, but there is a gag where Lisa mentions that this is the 300th time that Homer has done something crazy with Marge saying she counted 302.

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** The series had a special 300th episode...sorta. "Barting Over" was actually the 302nd episode, but Fox insisted on a special event episode to coincide with the Daytona 500. Nothing too special about the episode itself, other than guest shots by Tony Hawk and Blink 182, 182 and an unusual Chalkboard Gag where Bart writes "I will not" repeatedly until he stops, pulls an axe out of nowhere, and chops up the chalkboard until the school bell rings, but there is a gag where Lisa mentions that this is the 300th time that Homer has done something crazy with Marge saying she counted 302.
31st May '16 8:33:13 PM damus2300
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* The 100th episode of ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' ended with the deaths of Root and Elias (for real this time), and Finch vowing to destroy Samaritan once and for all, consequences be damned.
30th May '16 9:59:53 PM Blazer
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** Year Five Celebration - the mission "Dust to Dust", a continuation of the Kobali storyline and a follow up to the ''Voyager'' episode "Ashes to Ashes" and the introduction of the Kobali Samsar Cruiser.
** Year Six Celebration - the mission "Time and Tide", which kicks off the Temporal Cold War, and the introduction of the Krenim Science Vessel.


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** The third expansion, ''Agents of Yesterday'', is being released in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the original series, allowing players to create a captain that hailed from that time frame.
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