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* ''Caterpillar'' is ''Manga/{{Arachnid}}'' with assassins themed after non carnivorous bugs and set in a ship instead of a school. ''Killing Bites'' by the same author is very much the same sort of "battle royale with wild life documentaries" story, but with people who transform into various vertebrate animals and fight [-ON AN ISLAND-].
* ''Anime/DemashitaPowerpuffGirlsZ'' is ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' [-AS AN ANIME-]!
* ''Densha de D'' is ''Manga/InitialD'' [-WITH TRAINS-]!
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' is ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' [-[[TimeSkip THREE YEARS LATER]]-]!
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is ''Manga/DragonBall'' [-IN SPACE, WITH ALIENS-]!
** ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' is ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' [-WITH EVEN MORE SPACE-] - and with Kid Goku, thereby recycling stuff from the original ''DB'' as well!
*** Ever watched ''Dragon Ball Z Abridged''? You'll love [[spoiler:Space Australia.]]
* ''Anime/ExplorerWomanRay'' is kind of Franchise/IndianaJones [-[[DistaffCounterpart WITH A FEMALE PROTAGONIST!]]-] (who is also probably Japanese, lives in the '80s, and has definitely Japanese, twin girl versions of Short Round).
* ''Manga/{{Freezing}}'' is ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' [-IN THE FUTURE-]!
* ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}'' is ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'' [-IN SPACE! [[PerspectiveFlip Told from Albert Morcerf's point of view.]]-]
** Studio Gonzo ''loves'' these. In addition to ''Gankutsuou,'' Gonzo is also responsible for these:
*** ''Anime/SamuraiSeven'' is ''Film/SevenSamurai'' [-WITH MECHA-]!
*** ''Anime/RomeoXJuliet'' is ''RomeoAndJuliet'' [-ON A {{FLOATING CONTINENT}}-]!
* ''Anime/GunFrontier'' is literally ''Anime/CaptainHarlock'' (or one of his [[IdenticalGrandson Identical Ancestors]]) [-IN THE OLD WEST-]!
* ''Hakugei: Legend of the Moby Dick'' is... ''Literature/MobyDick'' [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''Anime/{{Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress}}'' is ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' [-IN A STEAMPUNK VERSION OF EDO-ERA JAPAN, WITH TRAINS AND GUNS AND MORE TRADITIONAL ZOMBIES IN THE PLACE OF TITANS.-]
* ''Manga/{{Knights of Sidonia}}'' is... Also ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''Anime/TenchiMuyoWarOnGeminar'' is ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' in an AlternateUniverse [-WITH [[HumongousMecha HUMONGOUS MECHA]]!-]
* The planned series of ''Anime/LupinVIII'', had it been completed, would have been ''Franchise/LupinIII'', [-IN SPACE-], [-IN THE FUTURE-].
* ''Manga/{{Planetes}}'' is literally '''recycling''' in space!
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is Goethe's ''Theatre/{{Faust}}'' [-WITH MAGICAL GIRL LESBIANS-]!
* ''Anime/SummerWars'' is [[Anime/DigimonAdventure the first Digimon movie]] [-WITHOUT DIGIMON-]!
* ''{{The Wonderful Galaxy of Oz}}'' is ''Literature/{{The Wonderful Wizard of Oz}}'' [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''Anime/YuGiOhCapsuleMonsters'' is ''Anime/YuGiOh'' [-WITH {{MONS}}-]!
** ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' is ''Anime/YuGiOh'' [-WITH MOTORCYCLES-]!
** Anime/YuGiOhZexal. [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries "Card Games on Rocket Ships!"]]
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