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26th Sep '16 8:13:34 AM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' is set in the far future, in a distant starsystem with no stated earth-date, so staying synched to the calendar is no issue, but the story so closely follows its character's lives that one of the in-story days took 250 comics (over a year and a half) to tell. This got [[LampshadeHanging pointed out]] as one of the main characters [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff500/fv00405.htm hit her bed exhausted]].

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* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' is set in the far future, in a distant starsystem with no stated earth-date, so staying synched synced to the calendar is no issue, but the story so closely follows its character's lives that one of the in-story days took 250 comics (over a year and a half) to tell. This got [[LampshadeHanging pointed out]] as one of the main characters [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff500/fv00405.htm hit her bed exhausted]].



* ''[[Webcomic/WalkyVerse It's Walky!]]'' (as well as its sibling comics ''Roomies!'' and ''Shortpacked!'') took place more or less in real time. Occasionally, time would slide forward (for example, a storyline that took four months to cover the space of a couple hours ended, and the next storyline kicked in a few months later, synching back up more-or-less with the real world.)

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* ''[[Webcomic/WalkyVerse It's Walky!]]'' (as well as its sibling comics ''Roomies!'' and ''Shortpacked!'') took place more or less in real time. Occasionally, time would slide forward (for example, a storyline that took four months to cover the space of a couple hours ended, and the next storyline kicked in a few months later, synching syncing back up more-or-less with the real world.)


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* ''Webcomic/ZebraGirl'': Given a nod in [[http://zebragirl.net/?date=2009-10-05 this strip]], which was written almost 10 years after the comic debuted:
-->'''Wally''': Two years?
-->'''Crystal''': Not even that, but '''it feels like ten to me'''.
21st Sep '16 4:00:48 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', the back-to-back Hueco Mundo and Fake Karakura arcs took over three years in real time, but in-story happened over the course of ''less than 24 hours''.
** Before that the Soul Society Arc took place over two years and covered around three weeks of in-world time, mostly focused on the last few days.

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** The Soul Society Arc took place over two years and covered around three weeks of in-world time, mostly focused on
the last few days.
** The
back-to-back Hueco Mundo and Fake Karakura arcs took over three years in real time, but in-story happened over the course of ''less than 24 hours''.
** Before that the Soul Society Arc took place over two years and covered around three weeks of in-world time, mostly focused on the last few days.
hours''.



** Of course, there were multiple DragonBallZ episodes that covered just 5 minutes before a planet exploded.



** Not long before the TimeSkip, over a year of real world time was spent depicting a period of approximately 33 hours. [[spoiler:Approximately 20 hours of which were mostly skipped while Luffy recovered from Magellan's poison effectively making it a 13 hour period that was actually covered.]]

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** The entire story in general is subject to both WebcomicTime and ComicBookTime. It can be gathered that the Straw Hat's spent less than 6 months together before the Timeskip despite about 14 years worth of publication at that point. However, even with the logical assumption that at least a few months must have passed, ComicBookTime takes over as they don't age in the slightest until the 2 year timeskip.
** Not long before the TimeSkip, over a year of real world time was spent depicting a period of approximately 33 hours. [[spoiler:Approximately Approximately 20 hours of which were mostly skipped while [[spoiler:while Luffy recovered from Magellan's poison poison]], effectively making it a 13 hour period that was actually covered.]]



** The entire story in general is subject to both WebcomicTime and ComicBookTime, actually. It can be gathered that the Straw Hat's spent less than 6 months together before the Timeskip despite about 14 years worth of publication at that point. However, even with the logical assumption that at least a few months must have passed, ComicBookTime takes over as they don't age in the slightest until the 2 year timeskip.
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', in the anime the [[spoiler:fourth shinobi world war]] takes about 2 years in real time and almost a hundred episodes, is by far the longest time taking arc of them all. The whole thing was a couple days long. Is particularly jarring when fans refer to the previous arc as "Very early in the series".
** Just to put an example, the Pain arc marks the beginning of the last quarter of the series, but in real life time is placed barely above the half of it.

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** The entire story in general is subject to both WebcomicTime and ComicBookTime, actually. It can be gathered that the Straw Hat's spent less than 6 months together before the Timeskip despite about 14 years worth of publication at that point. However, even with the logical assumption that at least a few months must have passed, ComicBookTime takes over as they don't age in the slightest until the 2 year timeskip.
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', in the anime the [[spoiler:fourth shinobi world war]] The Fourth Shinobi World War takes about 2 two years in real time and almost a hundred episodes, is by far the longest time taking arc of them all. The whole thing was a couple days long. Is particularly jarring when fans refer to the previous arc as "Very early in the series".
** Just to put an example, the Pain arc marks the beginning of the last quarter of the series, but in real life time is placed barely above the half of it.
14th Sep '16 9:18:32 AM 64SuperNintendo
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* ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'' The first day of this comic took slightly more than four years to cover. In point of fact, the first five comics took place several months afterward, and the entire run since then has been a flashback. As of the end of May, 2015, the comic is still at the beginning of the second day, and still in Flashback Mode.

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* ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'' ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'': The first day of this comic took slightly more than four years to cover. In point of fact, the first five comics took place several months afterward, and the entire run since then has been a flashback. As of the end of May, 2015, the comic is still at the beginning of the second day, and still in Flashback Mode.
13th Aug '16 10:28:27 PM cillianflood
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* ''Webcomic/GirlsWithSlingshots'' ran for ten years. The protagonist had just finished college when it started and is nearly 29 when it ended. According to word of god it's a ratio of 1:1.5 between comic time and real time. Despite that however they still celebrate annual events at the same time every year. On particular example involves a conversation pointing out its Hazel's birthday and later pointing out the current month, which are both different.


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* ''WebOriginal/SmashKing'' started in 2008 not long after ''Game/SuperSmashBros.Brawl'' was released. In that time it's managed to cover about a month worth of content including a 25ish day time skip.
15th Jun '16 3:51:33 PM TheTownsend
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* ''Webcomic/KongTower'' {{Lampshades}} this [[http://townsendwright.com/kong-tower/kt37/ here]]
9th Jun '16 8:37:41 AM dbfnq
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* At the start of ''Webcomic/{{SupernormalStep}}'' the three main characters are Fiona, Jim and Van. They're separated at the end of Book One, and we follow Fiona around for a couple of days. The comic then cuts back to Jim and Van, who in real-world times were last seen in the comic ''eighteen months ago''.
25th May '16 8:11:04 PM nombretomado
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** It gets especially bizarre when you consider that, despite ostensibly taking place in 2000, characters will make references to whatever is going on whenever the strip they're in came out. For example, strips that supposedly occur only a few days apart reference VideoGame/MetalGearSolid II and IV, which came out ''years'' apart. Perhaps the most extreme case is Ed (a Sony employee)'s shirt, which promotes the as of then unreleased PS3. When the PS3 finally was released, the logo on the shirt changed to [=PS4=] (which was then announced in early 2013).

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** It gets especially bizarre when you consider that, despite ostensibly taking place in 2000, characters will make references to whatever is going on whenever the strip they're in came out. For example, strips that supposedly occur only a few days apart reference VideoGame/MetalGearSolid II and IV, which came out ''years'' apart. Perhaps the most extreme case is Ed (a Sony employee)'s shirt, which promotes the as of then unreleased PS3. [=PS3=]. When the PS3 [=PS3=] finally was released, the logo on the shirt changed to [=PS4=] (which was then announced in early 2013).
1st May '16 2:39:42 PM Chabal2
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* ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'': While individual arcs are all compressed over a few days, the timeskips between two arcs can be considerably larger. The Wormhunter and Players arcs both ended in the same year, but are stated to happen years apart (long enough for Runtherd to go through puberty and start looking for a wife).
20th Apr '16 11:54:03 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/WanderingSon'''s been going on for nine years at the time of this writing, but has only taken place over the span of about six years. The series tries to stay contemporary for the best of its abilities though. A calendar in volume 11 clearly states "2010", though earlier chapters seem very early 2000s. We've seen the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 several times within the manga but it's been a popular console throughout the new-millennium so it doesn't date the series to any year.

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* ''Manga/WanderingSon'''s been going on for In ''Manga/WanderingSon'' nine years at the time of this writing, but has real-world years was only taken place over the span of about six years.years in-series. The series tries to stay contemporary for the best of its abilities though. A calendar in volume 11 clearly states "2010", though earlier chapters seem very early 2000s. We've seen the Characters owning a UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 are shown several times time within the manga manga, but it's been a popular console throughout the new-millennium 2000s so it doesn't date the series to any particular year.



* The Battle City arc in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' lasts 88 episodes (covering nearly all of seasons 2 and 3). Said arc encompasses the in-universe Battle City Tournament, which lasts a grand total of ''less than 72 hours'' from Kaiba's announcement on the evening before the the tournament's kickoff to the tournament contestants parting ways on the evening of Day 3. Even more extreme: within this arc, Day 2 of the Battle City tournament, which encompasses about 16 hours of onscreen in-universe time (starting with the first duels of the day to the characters going to bed that night on the Duel Disk Blimp) lasts 35 episodes and is packed with a back-to-back conga line of kidnapping, brainwashing, repeated attempted murder, near-drowning, fisticuffs, dinner, partying, scheming, extensive flashbacks and exposition, death matches, getting struck by lightning, nervous breakdowns and transformations, torture and mindrape, ghost apparitions, personal drama, and soul-stealing. Fans understandably nickname Day 2 of the Battle City tournament "The Day That Wouldn't End."
** Within this arc, there is also a 23-episode FillerArc at the beginning of Day 3 of the tournament that spans ''less than a single morning'' (the characters were trapped in virtual reality, making their perception of the passage of time not exactly in line with real time).

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* The Battle City arc in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' lasts 88 episodes (covering nearly all of seasons 2 and 3). Said arc encompasses the in-universe Battle City Tournament, which lasts a grand total of ''less than 72 hours'' from Kaiba's announcement on the evening before the the tournament's kickoff to the tournament contestants parting ways on the evening of Day 3. Even more extreme: within this arc, Day 2 of the Battle City tournament, which encompasses about 16 hours of onscreen in-universe time (starting with the first duels of the day to the characters going to bed that night on the Duel Disk Blimp) lasts 35 episodes and is packed with a back-to-back conga line of kidnapping, brainwashing, repeated attempted murder, near-drowning, fisticuffs, dinner, partying, scheming, extensive flashbacks and exposition, death matches, getting struck by lightning, nervous breakdowns and transformations, torture and mindrape, ghost apparitions, personal drama, and soul-stealing. Fans understandably nickname Day 2 of the Battle City tournament "The Day That Wouldn't End."
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" Within this arc, there is also a 23-episode FillerArc at the beginning of Day 3 of the tournament that spans ''less than a single morning'' (the characters were trapped in virtual reality, making their perception of the passage of time not exactly in line with real time).
21st Mar '16 8:26:29 AM Medinoc
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** Similarly given an epic lampshade [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005039 here]], and [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005073 here]], the latter being posted on Christmas, 2010.

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** Similarly given an epic lampshade [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005039 here]], and [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005073 here]], here]] ("HAPPY APRIL 13TH, 2009 EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!"), the latter being posted on Christmas, 2010.
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