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8th Dec '17 9:27:42 AM nombretomado
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* ''Series/SonnyWithAChance'' was changed to ''So Random!'' in its most recent season, focusing on the ShowWithinAShow that is titled as such. This was done due to the lead actress DemiLovato going to rehab.

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* ''Series/SonnyWithAChance'' was changed to ''So Random!'' in its most recent season, focusing on the ShowWithinAShow that is titled as such. This was done due to the lead actress DemiLovato Music/DemiLovato going to rehab.
3rd Dec '17 1:12:34 PM nombretomado
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* By the end of the first season of ''{{Cougartown}}'', the producers felt that the name [[ArtifactTitle no longer fit the show's premise]], but couldn't come up with a new name. So in the first episode of the second season, the title card reads ''(Still) Cougartown''. The subtitle became a CouchGag in subsequent episodes - ''(Badly Titled) Cougartown'', ''(Titles Are Hard) Cougartown'', etc. It finally changed to ''Sunshine State''... for the last episode of the series.

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* By the end of the first season of ''{{Cougartown}}'', ''Series/{{Cougartown}}'', the producers felt that the name [[ArtifactTitle no longer fit the show's premise]], but couldn't come up with a new name. So in the first episode of the second season, the title card reads ''(Still) Cougartown''. The subtitle became a CouchGag in subsequent episodes - ''(Badly Titled) Cougartown'', ''(Titles Are Hard) Cougartown'', etc. It finally changed to ''Sunshine State''... for the last episode of the series.
15th Nov '17 11:54:40 PM AHI-3000
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* Downplayed example with ''Series/StrangerThings''; in Season 2 of the series, it was officially titled as ''[[NumberedSequels Stranger Things 2]]'', as if it was a sequel to a movie. Presumably, future seasons of the show will be named ''Stranger Things 3'' and so forth.
15th Nov '17 10:53:45 PM rjd1922
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* Common in anime because of the way Japanese television works. Japanese series don't have "seasons" the way American television does; they produce either a [[BritishBrevity small, preplanned number of episodes]] in advance - usually [[TwelveEpisodeAnime some multiple of 13]]-- or they [[LongRunner just.]] [[ArcFatigue Keep.]] [[EndingFatigue Going]] without a break, because if they didn't, they'd lose their time slot. If the creators of a show that ''has'' taken a break want to bring it back, they need to find a time slot and pitch it as if it were a brand new show, so they generally retitle it to reflect this. Sometimes what would be considered a "second season" in America is treated as a NumberedSequel as though it were a film sequel, as in ''Manga/{{Genshiken}} 2'' and ''Anime/TheBigO 2''. These are sometimes marketed as "seasons" for American release.

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* Common in anime because of the way Japanese television works. Japanese series don't normally have "seasons" the way American television does; they produce either a [[BritishBrevity small, preplanned number of episodes]] in advance - usually [[TwelveEpisodeAnime some multiple of 13]]-- or they [[LongRunner just.]] [[ArcFatigue Keep.]] [[EndingFatigue Going]] without a break, because if they didn't, they'd lose their time slot. If the creators of a show that ''has'' taken a break want to bring it back, they need to find a time slot and pitch it as if it were a brand new show, so they generally retitle it to reflect this. Sometimes what would be considered a "second season" in America is treated as a NumberedSequel as though it were a film sequel, as in ''Manga/{{Genshiken}} 2'' and ''Anime/TheBigO 2''. These are sometimes marketed as "seasons" for American release.
24th Oct '17 4:05:03 AM Vir
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* Every ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' season has a different name in the form, ''Total Drama X''. Season 1 is ''Total Drama Island'', a ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' parody satirizing reality show and teen drama conventions; Season 2 is ''Total Drama Action'', satirizing movie conventions; Season 3 is ''Total Drama World Tour'' (called ''Total Drama Musical'' in development), featuring a HollywoodAtlas and the cast singing OncePerEpisode; Season 4 is ''Total Drama Revenge of the Island'', returning to the original island (now a toxic waste dump) with a new slate of contestants; Season 5 is ''Total Drama All Stars'', an All Stars season; Season 6 is ''Total Drama Pahkitew Island'', set on a new island with another all-new contestant roster.

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* Every ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' season has a different name in the form, ''Total Drama X''. Season 1 is ''Total Drama Island'', a ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' parody satirizing reality show and teen drama conventions; Season 2 is ''Total Drama Action'', satirizing movie conventions; Season 3 is ''Total Drama World Tour'' (called ''Total Drama Musical'' in development), featuring a HollywoodAtlas and the cast singing OncePerEpisode; Season 4 is ''Total Drama Revenge of the Island'', returning to the original island (now a toxic waste dump) with a new slate of contestants; Season 5 is ''Total Drama All Stars'', All-Stars'', an All Stars All-Stars season; Season 6 is ''Total Drama Pahkitew Island'', set on a new island with another all-new contestant roster.



* ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'' became ''Dragons: Defenders of Berk'' for its second season to reflect the more action oriented direction. The third season is titled ''Dragons: Race to the Edge''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'' became ''Dragons: Defenders of Berk'' for its second season to reflect the more action oriented action-oriented direction. The third season is titled ''Dragons: Race to the Edge''.



* The final season of ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' was retooled to have its episodes focusing on movie parodies, to reflect this, the title was changed to ''The Chipmunks Go to the Movies'', complete with a new theme song.

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* The final season of ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' was retooled to have its episodes focusing on movie parodies, to parodies. To reflect this, the title was changed to ''The Chipmunks Go to the Movies'', complete with a new theme song.
21st Oct '17 8:30:32 PM Gamermaster
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* After TheOriginalSeries of ''LyricalNanoha'', the following seasons were titled ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', and the concurrent manga-first fourth seasons ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' and ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce''. There's also the spin-offs ''AudioPlay/StrikersSoundStageX'' and ''Anime/VividStrike'', which are named such due to Nanoha herself being PutOnABus.

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* After TheOriginalSeries of ''LyricalNanoha'', ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', the following seasons were titled ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', and the concurrent manga-first fourth seasons ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' and ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce''. There's also the spin-offs ''AudioPlay/StrikersSoundStageX'' and ''Anime/VividStrike'', which are named such due to Nanoha herself being PutOnABus.
30th Sep '17 6:38:13 PM Pichu-kun
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* The ''Bokujo Monogatari'' series was translated by Natsume from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon1'' to ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonANewBeginning''. Afterwards, Marvelous decided to translate it in-house with Creator/XSeedGames as ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons''. Natsume was left with the ''Harvest Moon'' name but no games. They ended up making their own [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonTheLostValley original title]] using the ''Harvest Moon'' name and characters (which [[NoExportForYou understandably wasn't released in Japan]]). Since then, the series has been split into the InNameOnly Natsume ''Harvest Moon'' games while the original series now goes under ''Story of Seasons''. Alas, this name change hasn't been understood by many casual fans. It's not uncommon to see people who haven't played since ''A Wonderful Life'' or ''Tree of Tranquility'' to complain about the "series going downhill" when looking at the Natsume games, not knowing that the actua ''HM'' games have a new name.

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* The ''Bokujo Monogatari'' series was translated by Natsume as ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon1'' to ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonANewBeginning''. Afterwards, Marvelous decided to translate it the series in-house with Creator/XSeedGames as ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons''. Natsume was left with the ''Harvest Moon'' name but no games. They ended up making their own [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonTheLostValley original title]] using the ''Harvest Moon'' name and some of the characters (which [[NoExportForYou understandably wasn't released in Japan]]). Since then, the series has been split into the InNameOnly Natsume ''Harvest Moon'' games while the original series now goes under ''Story of Seasons''. Alas, this name change hasn't been understood by many casual fans. It's not uncommon to see people who haven't played since ''A Wonderful Life'' or ''Tree of Tranquility'' to complain about the "series going downhill" when looking at the Natsume games, not knowing that the actua actual ''HM'' games have a new name.
30th Sep '17 6:36:22 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' is a prime example of this. The series became ''Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai'' in the second season. Then the first OVA was renamed ''Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei'' and the second OVA ''Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira''. A bit of a mouthful, isn't it? Also, each arc has a different name, which surely doesn't help relieve the confusion of new audiences. The sequel, ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' is sometimes accompanied by the subtitle of "Franchise/WhenTheyCry 3", but there's hardly any relationship between Higurashi kai and this theoretical third season.
** This is because the original visual novels are numbered that way, Higurashi (ep 1-4) is When They Cry 1, Higurashi Kai (5-8) is When They Cry 2, Umineko (1-4) is 3 and Umineko Chiru (5-8) is 4. There are so far no outright statements that they are linked but there are hints (especially the [[spoiler: Bernkastel/Rika and Lambadelta/Takano thing]]) towards a connection and there are some theories that it will be a total of 4 series ( When They Cry 5&6 and 7&8) because Higurashi contained 8 episodes and Umineko is now confirmed to be finished with episode 8.

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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' is a prime example of this. The series became ''Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai'' in the second season. Then the first OVA was renamed ''Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei'' and the second OVA ''Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira''. A bit of a mouthful, isn't it? Also, each arc has a different name, which surely doesn't help relieve the confusion of new audiences. The sequel, ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' is sometimes accompanied by the subtitle of "Franchise/WhenTheyCry 3", but there's hardly any relationship between Higurashi kai ''Higurashi Kai'' and this theoretical third season.
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season. This is because the original visual novels are numbered that way, Higurashi ''Higurashi'' (ep 1-4) is When ''When They Cry 1, Higurashi Kai 1'', ''Higurashi Kai'' (5-8) is When ''When They Cry 2, Umineko 2'', ''Umineko'' (1-4) is 3 ''3'', and Umineko Chiru ''Umineko Chiru'' (5-8) is 4. ''4''. There are so far no outright statements that they are linked but there are hints (especially the [[spoiler: Bernkastel/Rika and Lambadelta/Takano thing]]) towards a connection and there are some theories that it will be a total of 4 series ( When (''When They Cry Cry'' 5&6 and 7&8) because Higurashi ''Higurashi'' contained 8 episodes and Umineko ''Umineko'' is now confirmed to be finished with episode 8.


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* The ''Bokujo Monogatari'' series was translated by Natsume from ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon1'' to ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonANewBeginning''. Afterwards, Marvelous decided to translate it in-house with Creator/XSeedGames as ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons''. Natsume was left with the ''Harvest Moon'' name but no games. They ended up making their own [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonTheLostValley original title]] using the ''Harvest Moon'' name and characters (which [[NoExportForYou understandably wasn't released in Japan]]). Since then, the series has been split into the InNameOnly Natsume ''Harvest Moon'' games while the original series now goes under ''Story of Seasons''. Alas, this name change hasn't been understood by many casual fans. It's not uncommon to see people who haven't played since ''A Wonderful Life'' or ''Tree of Tranquility'' to complain about the "series going downhill" when looking at the Natsume games, not knowing that the actua ''HM'' games have a new name.
28th Sep '17 2:40:04 PM MetaFour
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* Kris Straub's sci-fi webcomic was initially named ''Starshift Crisis''. When he realized this could lead to a copyright problem (with the video game ''Starshift: The Zaran Legacy''), he renamed it ''Starslip Crisis''--and even changed every in-comic mention of "starshift" to "starslip", using alternate universes to justify this OrwellianRetcon. Later, the story arc "The End of the End" resulted in another huge CosmicRetcon and an ArtShift with it, so the title was changed again to just ''Webcomic/{{Starslip}}''.
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20th Jul '17 9:28:19 AM moloch
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* Each series of ''Series/BabylonFive'' has its own subtitle: 'Signs and Portents', 'The Coming of Shadows', 'Point of No Return', 'No Surrender, No Retreat' and 'The Wheel of Fire'. However, this subtitle does not appear in the credits and was strictly informal until the DVD releases, when the subtitle was included on the front cover packaging.

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* Each series of ''Series/BabylonFive'' has its own subtitle: 'Signs and Portents', 'The Coming of Shadows', 'Point of No Return', 'No Surrender, No Retreat' and 'The Wheel of Fire'. However, this subtitle does not appear in the credits and was strictly informal until the DVD releases, when the subtitle was included on the front cover packaging. The SequelSeries ''Series/{{Crusade}}'' would have been named 'To The Ends Of The Earth', after the WhamEpisode that never happened due to cancellation.
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