A sequel where the plot picks up immediately after the previous part. Either literally immediately, to such degree that it's possible to edit the two parts together without it looking noticeably strange, or at most within a couple of hours or so.

Not to be confused with a sequel which is produced or released shortly after the previous part, while actually taking place later.

The last third of a TwoPartTrilogy often fits.
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[[folder: Anime ]]
* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'' picks up exactly where ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' left off.
* ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'''s sequel ''[=MaX=] Heart'' picks up where the original ends.
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[[folder: Film ]]
* Both ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' sequels. ''Part 1'' ends with Doc Brown coming to take Marty and Jennifer back to the future with him to avert problems with their future family, and ''Part 2'' begins with that scene (albeit reshot given [[TheOtherDarrin Jennifer was recast]]) and then them arriving in the future. ''Part 2'' ends with Marty trapped in 1955 and visiting the Doc Brown of said time period, and ''Part 3'' begins with that scene followed by Marty driving Doc home after the initial meeting.
* ''Beneath the PlanetOfTheApes'' continues with Taylor and Nova riding along the beach.
* ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'' starts with the [[TorchesAndPitchforks villagers]] concluding that the Monster has died in the burning windmill.
* ''Franchise/FridayThe13th''
** ''Film/FridayThe13thPartIII'' starts the day after ''Film/FridayThe13thPart2'', with the incident being mentioned.
** ''Film/FridayThe13thTheFinalChapter'' starts with police and paramedics arriving at the scene of ''Part III'' and taking Jason's NotQuiteDead body to the morgue.
* ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}''
** ''Film/HalloweenII1981'' starts with Dr. Loomis running out on the lawn and starting to look for the disappeared Michael. Slight continuity error in that he fell from the balcony in the back in [[Film/{{Halloween 1978}} the original]], while the sequel changes it to the front of the house. Laurie spends most of the movie out of action in the hospital from the injuries sustained in the original.
** The opening scene of ''Film/Halloween5TheRevengeOfMichaelMyers'' shows how Michael survived the climax of [[Film/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers the previous film]], before falling into a coma and waking up [[ContrivedCoincidence exactly]] [[HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday one year later]].
* ''Film/{{Hatchet}}'' abruptly cuts to black on one of the characters, mid-scream. The sequel opens with a smash cuts into the second half of the scream.
* ''[[Film/TheKarateKid The Karate Kid Part II]]'' begins with the aftermath of the tournament (a sequence written for then cut out of the first movie), before doing a TimeSkip to six months later.
* The second and third movies in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' series start exactly where the previous film left off, due to basically being one big, three part movie.
* ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}''
** ''Film/RockyII'' starts with the aftermath of the first film's climactic fight.
** ''Film/RockyV'' begins minutes after ''Film/RockyIV'', with Rocky suffering the effects of Drago's blows.
* While time can pass to some degree within the ''{{Saw}}'' movies, parts 3-6 all start of within minutes or hours of the previous ending.
* ''Film/LookWhosTalking'' has Julie's conception and birth happening over the end credits. ''Look Who's Talking Too'' starts with those events, as well as Mikey's potty training.
* ''Film/UnderworldEvolution'' starts with Selene and Michael on the run, the morning after the first film's climax.
* ''Film/HaroldAndKumarEscapeFromGuantanamoBay'' takes place no less than an hour or two after the ending of the first film: just enough time for the two to eat a couple dozen burgers each, drive home, and for Harold to start running a shower, and the burgers to work their way through Kumar's digestive system.
* ''After The Thin Man'' takes place several hours after ''Film/TheThinMan'', when the train Nick and Nora were on with Dorothy and her new husband Tommy arrives in San Francisco.
* The first ''Film/MortalKombat'' film ends with the protagonists celebrating the end of the tournament, and preparing themselves to fight the suddenly appearing Shao Khan. ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation'' picks up from this setup, but changes a bit that Shao Khan's appearance is now accompanied by an extra-dimensional invasion.
* Uniquely among ''Film/JamesBond'' films, ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' follows immediately on from ''Film/CasinoRoyale'', with Bond transporting Mr. White to M after capturing him at the end of the previous film.
* ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'' picks up where ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' ended off. This contributes to the TwoPartTrilogy feel of the series.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Shrek 3D]]'', where Princess Fiona is kidnapped by Lord Farquaad's ghost as revenge for being eaten by a dragon, and as a result Shrek and Donkey had to stop him again and save Fiona.
* ''[[Disney/TheJungleBook The Jungle Book 2]]'', where Mowgli is revealed to have issues fitting in with human society, prompting him to run away back into the Indian jungle where he grew up with his respective bear and leopard friends Baloo and Bagheera. And his archnemesis, the evil tiger Shere Khan [[KnightofCerebus wants to kill him out of revenge for burning off his tail the last time they met.]]
* ''Film/AlienVsPredator'' ends in a Predalien chestburster appearing out of the corpse of the final Predator, as his comrades are leaving Earth. The sequel starts with the chestburster morphing into the drone form and causing the ship to crash back on Earth.
* ''WaxworkIILostInTime'' starts immediately after the first film's SequelHook, with the crawling zombie hand causing trouble. Although the effect is a little odd, because one of the surviving characters from the original is now TheOtherDarrin.
* All of the ''Film/{{Subspecies}}'' films take place immediately after the last.
* Each of the ''Film/{{Phantasm}}'' sequels pick up immediately where the preceding film ended.
* Played with in ''Film/TheHumanCentipede'' series. The second film does begin with the last scene of the first one... being watched by somebody in RealLife who decides to make their own Human Centipede.
* ''Film/IronMan2'' starts as Ivan Danko (Whiplash) watches as Tony Stark admits on-camera to being Iron Man at the end of [[Film/IronMan1 the first movie]]. Although the next scene picks up six months later.
* Although the original cut of ''Film/SupermanII'' takes place some time after the ending of the first movie, the Richard Donner version released in 2006 begins ''during the events of the first film,'' where the nuclear missile Superman launches into space winds up releasing Zod, Ursa, and Non from the Phantom Zone.
* ''Film/{{REC}} 2'' starts five minutes after the end of the first.
* ''Film/DraculasDaughter'' starts with two constables finding the aftermath of ''Film/{{Dracula 1931}}'', and arresting Prof. Van Helsing for murder, not knowing that his "victim" was a vampire.
* ''Film/{{Porkys}}'' is followed by ''Porky's 2: The Next Day''.
* ''Film/TheBourneLegacy'' starts ''during the events of the preceeding sequel'', ''Film/TheBourneUltimatum''.
* ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs2'' continues from the last scene (apart from TheStinger) of [[WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs the original]] following a small intro.
* As a cross-media example, ''[[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith]]'' begins an hour or two after the end of the original ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars Clone Wars]]'' series (after Palpatine had been scooped up by Grievous and the Separatist forces and the Jedi launch a rescue operation).
* ''Film/ChildrenOfTheCornIITheFinalSacrifice'' starts with authorities alerted by [[Film/ChildrenOfTheCorn1984 the prevous film's]] protagonists going through Gatlin's tragedy, and relocating the remaining children to the neigboring town of Hemingford.
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* ''ComicBook/AvatarTheLastAirbenderThePromise'' starts off ''exactly'' where [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender the original show]] ended, with Aang and Katara's kiss.
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* Camber's body is found at the end of ''[[{{Deryni}} Camber the Heretic]]''; ''[[{{Deryni}} The Harrowing of Gwynedd]]'' opens with his son and daughter discussing the fact that [[spoiler:his body shows no signs of decay]].
* ''[[Literature/ThursdayNext The Well of Lost Plots]]'' also takes up where ''[[Literature/ThursdayNext Lost in a Good Book]]'' leaves off.
* Within Literature/TheDresdenFiles, ''Literature/GhostStory'' continues from the moment ''Literature/{{Changes}}'' ended, at least, from Harry's POV. [[spoiler:Turns out, half a year has passed while he hung out in the AfterlifeAntechamber.]]
* TerryGoodkind loves this trope. The breaks between his books in the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series rarely take place more than a few instants after the end of the previous one. On several occasions, the new book starts while the characters are still busy celebrating their victory in the previous book. One exception is ''Faith of the Fallen'', but even then, the bulk of the time passing is a timeskip after the book starts. Even the break between the end of the main ''Sword of Truth'' series (''Confessor'') and the start of the new ''Richard and Kahlan'' series (''The Omen Machine''), several years in real time, is maybe half an hour in-universe.
* ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse'' picks up right where ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy1'' left off.
* ''Slan Hunter'' starts within hours of the end of ''Literature/{{Slan}}'', preventing our heroes from being able to put what they learned in the first book to use before multiple disasters strike.
* In the ''Literature/WarriorCats'' series, the most notable examples are:
** The end of ''Rising Storm'' and beginning of ''A Dangerous Path'' - ''Rising Storm'' ends with a cliffhanger, and ''A Dangerous Path'' picks up at the same moment. In fact, you could stick the first line of chapter 1 of ''A Dangerous Path'' after the last line of ''Rising Storm'', and not know that there was meant to be a break.
** ''Starlight'' begins minutes (at the longest) after ''Dawn'' ends - the Clans arrive at the lake just at the beginning of dawn, and Starlight's first page describes how they're staring down at the water, and it still describes it as very early dawn.
** ''Twilight'' and ''Sunset'' have a bit of a cliffhanger as well - Twilight ends at the end of a battle, with Brambleclaw seeing two characters he never thought he'd see again, and Sunset begins with him walking over to them.
* In the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, ''Literature/TheTruceAtBakura'' begins shortly after the destruction of the Death Star in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
* One tie-in storybook based on ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' revealed that Maleficent had survived being stabbed by the Sword of Truth as a dragon, and as a result she kidnaps Princess Aurora again and turns everyone except Prince Phillip and the three fairies to stone as revenge, only to be defeated again for a second time.
* ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'': ''Syren'' starts immediately where ''Queste'' ends.
* A couple of Literature/HonorHarrington novels:
** Book 3, ''A Short Victorious War'', ends with Honor and her crew returning to Manticore; Book 4, ''Field of Dishonor'', begins with their arrival back home.
** Book 8, ''Echoes of Honor'', ends with Admiral White Haven getting Honor's message that she survived and is back in the system; Book 9, ''Ashes of Victory'', begins a couple hours later when Honor actually arrives.
* ''TheMillenniumTrilogy'': the second ends with Lisbeth being airlifted to a hospital, the third with her arriving.
* ''GoneWithTheWind'' ends with Melanie's death. 55 years later, the sequel ''Scarlett'' picks up just a few days afterwards, at her funeral.
* Creator/SergeyLukyanenko does this with two of his duologies: ''TheStarsAreColdToys'' and ''SeekersOfTheSky'', where the gap between the stories is extremely small. ''Star Shadow'' starts mere hours after the end of ''The Stars Are Cold Toys''. The start of the second ''Seekers of the Sky'' novel makes it appear as if this trope is averted, but it's then revealed that less than a day passed after the end of the first novel. This makes it seem like the duologies are DividedForPublication.
** Ditto for Creator/VladimirVasilyev's ''Literature/WolfishNature'' duology.
* Creator/AndreiBelyanin's ''Sword with No Name'' ends with a short TimeSkip after the protagonist returns home, following a phone call from the MedievalEuropeanFantasy world he visited with a request to come back. Guess how the sequel starts. It should be noted that time flows differently in the fantasy world, so this trope is averted for the people there.
* In Creator/MikhailAkhmanov's ''[[ArrivalsFromTheDark Trevelyan's Mission]]'' series, the end of the second novel has the titular protagonist convinced to travel to planet Inferno to deal with the crisis there. The third novel starts with him traveling to Inferno on an AI-controlled ship as the only passenger. After dealing with the book's crisis, he continues on his way to Inferno. Naturally, the fourth novel starts with him arriving to the planet.
* ''Literature/CharlieAndTheGreatGlassElevator'' picks up immediately after the ending of ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', with Willy Wonka and the Bucket family headed back to the factory in the elevator -- but the process of doing so is screwed up by the frightened, still-bedridden grandparents, and the elevator ends up ''in orbit''.
* The second half of John Gardner's ''Literature/JamesBond'' novel ''Literature/{{COLD}}'' picks up right after the [[Literature/SeaFire previous non-movie-novelization one]], with Bond leaving Puerto Rico with his battered girlfiend Fredericka von Grüsse on a helicopter.
* ''Literature/TwoGraves'' opens by following the last chapter of ''Literature/ColdVengeance'' from a different character's POV, then immediately follows up on its cliffhanger mere minutes after the book ended.
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[[folder: Video Games ]]
* ''[[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Sonic 3]]'' takes place immediately after the 16-bit version of ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Sonic 2]]''. Sonic rides Tails's biplane back down to sea level to escape the Death Egg that ended ''Sonic 2''. The first land sighted happens to be the Floating Island, where guardian Knuckles the Echidna ambushes Sonic and steals his Chaos Emeralds, kicking off the plot of ''Sonic 3''. The Death Egg crash-landed here too, and Dr. Eggman wants those Emeralds to relaunch it. ''Sonic 3'' ends and ''Sonic & Knuckles'' begins when Eggman finds the Hidden Palace and its Super Emeralds (although this is a subversion since ''Sonic 3'' and ''Sonic & Knuckles'' are actually OneGameForThePriceOfTwo so they were never meant to be separate installments in the first place).
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' is a subversion, as Gordon Freeman was frozen in time, so from his frame of reference it takes place immediately after ''VideoGame/HalfLife1''; but in reality, about two decades have passed. However, Episodes One and Two play it straight, each starting more or less immediately where the previous game left off; it's still possible Gordon was knocked out for some time, but for all intents and purposes it doesn't matter.
* ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' has done this a few times.
** The challenge for the tournament in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat2'' is issued within hours of the end of ''VideoGame/MortalKombat''
** Sindel is resurrected in Earthrealm during the events of ''VideoGame/MortalKombat2'', and ''VideoGame/MortalKombat3'' deals with Eathrealm & Outworld forcibly merging because of this.
** ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception Deception]]'' takes place immediately after ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance Deadly Alliance]]'', right after the heroes confront the titular EnemyMine of Shang Tsung and Quan Chi. [[DownerBeginning Things don't look too good for our heroes.]]
** ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'''s [[AlternateContinuity Story Mode]] shows the aftermath of [[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon the Battle of Armageddon]]. [[AnyoneCanDie Maybe]] [[KillEmAll things]] [[DownerBeginning are]] [[WhamEpisode looking]] [[SacrificialLion up]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown for]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero the]] [[TheBadGuyWins forces]] [[AGodAmI of]] [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt good?]] [[ContinuityReboot No,]] [[FlingALightIntoTheFuture not]] [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong really.]]
* ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'' ends with Silvia getting a V-watch and [=UFOs=] invading Movie Land. ''Viewtiful Joe 2'' picks up right then, in the final scene of the first game, with Joe and Silvia making their way toward the new enemy.
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Jumper}} Jumper Two]]'' begins with Ogmo jumping off a plane that made up the final sector of the first ''Jumper''.
* ''The Return of Ishtar'' begins with Ki and Gil right where they were at the end of ''VideoGame/TheTowerOfDruaga''; i.e., at the top of the tower. They have to go down.
* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun: The Lost Age'' opens up where the previous game left off, minus the epilogue (which saw the PlayerParty sail off) since the main character is now the antagonist of the previous game. It begins at the point where Felix and his TrueCompanions (minus [[KnightTemplar Saturos and Menardi]], since they were the previous game's FinalBoss) were last seen; leaving the Venus tower.
* ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D'' starts as Duke is coming home from his abduction in ''Duke Nukem II''.
** ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'' parodies this by starting with Duke ''playing'' the previous game and beating the final boss.
* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'' picks up Ezio's story with him escaping the Vatican, exactly where we left him at the end of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII''. The 'present' plot also opens with Desmond in the van as the assassins flee their hideout- it's not clear how long they've been driving for, but it's unlikely to have been more than a few hours. ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' immediately picks up from the end of the first game, too. The 'present' plot also continues in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'' and ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII''.
* ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIII'' ends with Graham tossing his adventurer's cap to his children. ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIV'' opens with the same scene.
* The first KingdomHearts game ends with [[TheHero Sora]], [[DonaldDuck Donald]] and {{Goofy}} walking through a grassy plains, wondering what to do next. When ChainOfMemories rolls around... they're still in the grassy plains. [[spoiler: They don't stay there for long.]]
* [[VideoGame/EccoTheDolphin Ecco: The Tides of Time]] picks up with Ecco frolicking among his podmates just after rescuing them... and with the final boss of the first game following the escaping dolphins back to Earth.
* The second part of ''{{VideoGame/Xenosaga}}'' begins right where the first part left off.
* In ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'', the intro of the second game picks up almost literally after the end of the first one.
* ''SpaceQuest III'' takes place with Roger [[spoiler:still in cold sleep which he entered at the end of the second one.]] ''Space Quest IV'' opens with Roger stopping off at a bar on his way home from ''Space Quest III'''s ending. ''Space Quest 6'' starts with Roger being court-martialed for his actions in ''Space Quest V'', implying that not much time has passed between the games.
* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 5'' begins after Jin leaves Hon-Maru in his ending of ''4''. Kazuya and Heihachi wake up from their beatings with just enough time to be greeted by an invasion of Jack robots. The actual tournament begins a month later.
* ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot''
** ''Videogame/CrashBandicoot2CortexStrikesBack'' starts with Dr. Cortex discovering the plot-driving Power Crystals by accident after his defeat in ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot1996''.
** ''Videogame/CrashBandicoot3Warped'' starts with remains of Cortex's space station from the second game crashing on Earth, releasing [[BiggerBad Uka Uka]] from his prison.
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