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7th Feb '16 12:19:43 AM gophergiggles
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' tends to follow this format with the Season Premieres and Finales, while generally keeping to a SliceOfLife format for in between (it could almost be called "Monster Of The Season"). In fact, whenever a major villain makes a second appearance[[note]]Not counting Season 5's BadFuture scenarios[[/note]] said second appearance is about the ponies [[HeelFaceTurn swinging them to the side of good]].
6th Feb '16 4:51:15 AM MarcoPolo250
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Rosario + Vampire YMMV
* The ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' manga started as a pretty typical UnwantedHarem monster of the week manga, but it [[GrowingTheBeard soon became focused]] on longer and more serious and involved story arcs. Did the anime do the same thing? NO!
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* The ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' manga ''[[Manga/RosarioToVampire Rosario + Vampire]]'' started as a pretty your typical UnwantedHarem monster of the week manga, but it until [[GrowingTheBeard soon it became focused]] on longer and more serious and involved story arcs. Did the The anime do adaption continued to be a fanservice-laden comedy into its second season, much to the same thing? NO!chagrin of the fandom.
25th Jan '16 10:38:59 PM Dravencour
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' starts out like this. The format gets dropped before the halfway mark.
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' starts out like this. The format gets dropped before the halfway mark. [[spoiler:One such monster manages to kill off a major character in the third episode]].
14th Jan '16 9:10:17 AM luiz4200
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* ''WesternAnimation/YogisGang'': Each episode features a different villain or team of villains.
14th Jan '16 5:47:03 AM matteste
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* Most ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' bosses only appear as a main boss once and then either [[HeelFaceTurn turn good]] or at least [[EnemyMine befriend]] Reimu, Marisa or both the next game they're seen, though this doesn't stop [[LetsYouAndHimFight the occasional misunderstanding]], especially in the FightingGame or PVP spinoffs, or [[OneSceneWonder are never seen again]] outside of a GaidenGame. This is a main reason for the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, the other being [[LongRunners 14 games and counting]] ([[CapcomSequelStagnation discounting decimal-numbered games!]]).
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* Most ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' bosses only appear as a main boss once and then either [[HeelFaceTurn turn good]] or at least [[EnemyMine befriend]] Reimu, Marisa or both the next game they're seen, though this doesn't stop [[LetsYouAndHimFight the occasional misunderstanding]], especially in the FightingGame or PVP spinoffs, or [[OneSceneWonder are never seen again]] outside of a GaidenGame. This is a main reason for the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, the other being [[LongRunners 14 15 games and counting]] ([[CapcomSequelStagnation discounting decimal-numbered games!]]).
5th Jan '16 6:39:38 PM AjWargo
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** You could also make a point for Team Rocket's mechs.
14th Dec '15 8:07:47 PM Delphi
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*** Every show since ''Den-O'' has followed the "monster of the fortnight" formula, though ''[[Series/KamenRiderOOO OOO]]'' did have a few Yummies that only lasted one episode. Mostly averted in ''[[Series/KamenRiderGaim Gaim]]'', although that's because the show's mainly about the different agendas of the multiple Riders so far, with the monsters a looming threat mostly in the background.
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*** Every show since ''Den-O'' has followed the "monster of the fortnight" formula, though ''[[Series/KamenRiderOOO OOO]]'' did have a few Yummies that only lasted one episode. Mostly averted in ''[[Series/KamenRiderGaim Gaim]]'', although that's because the show's mainly about the different agendas of the multiple Riders so far, with the monsters a looming threat mostly in the background. Averted so far with ''[[Series/KamenRiderGhost]]'' though the Ganma all having the same basic body suit probably has something to do with that.
14th Dec '15 3:55:28 PM SomeRandomBastard
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' started out with the focus being on the protagonists fighting random monsters, going after certain artifacts, or dealing with a mess caused by the titular hero, while using that as a backdrop for worldbuilding and character development. This was the dynamic even in the more SliceOfLife-oriented episodes. Halfway through the first season, however, it slowly introduced a MythArc and ditched the MonsterOfTheWeek style altogether; nowadays the SliceOfLife episodes tend to be more... SliceOfLife.
6th Dec '15 3:28:11 PM Luppercus
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* ''ElChapulinColorado'' had most of its episode base on a Monster of the Week/Villain of the Week dynamics, although most monsters were a ScoobyDooHoax, so probably will be more accurate to say always Villain of the Week.
26th Nov '15 12:10:39 PM DrNoPuma
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* Every episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfFigaroPho'' focuses on a different phobia, usually manifesting said phobia as a character who serves as the villain for the episode.
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