Aka anime comic, Cine-Manga (a trademark of Tokyopop), Ani-Manga, visual manga.

In this genre, the artist adapts animation to the comic-book medium by taking actual frames from the cartoon and adding word balloons. Often made obvious by the [[ConspicuouslyLightPatch difference between characters and background]].

This seems to be originally an anime/manga thing that has spread to the West. It is not known how closely related to ''[[PhotoComic fumetti]]'' this phenomenon might be.

Especially funny if the anime was a manga first. RecursiveAdaptation here we go!

Apparently this medium experienced a brief boom in the United States circa 1980, when it was known as "Film Novels", but faded when home video became popular because it was marketed as a substitute for being able to watch the actual movie.


* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
* ''Manga/{{Chobits}}''
* ''Franchise/DragonBall''
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan''
* ''Manga/InuYasha''
* ''Manga/LoveHina''
* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo''.
* ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' had one of these adapting ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'', and a ''Nintendo Power'' book did it for the first six episodes of the original series.
* ''Anime/CaptainHarlock'': According to [[http://www.starblazers.com/html.php?page_id=188 one source]], this was the first anime to get one of these.
* ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato''
* ''Anime/{{Steamboy}}''
* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' and its film adaptation ''Ai Oboeteimasuka?''
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' had a lengthy series that covered the [[CompilationFilm movie trilogy]].

* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''
* ''Creator/JackieChan''
* lots of Disney series
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarePants''
* ''[[Franchise/{{Tintin}} Tintin and the Lake of Sharks]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars''
* Sort of used in ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' following the new ''ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK'' TV series with stock art from the show appearing in the comic sometimes with speech bubbles. Inverted with ComicBook/TheBeano video which used excerpts from the comic for its animation and averted with ComicBook/TheBeano Superstars adaptations of episodes of the earlier ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK TV series which just used the script from the show with new artwork.
* ''Webcomic/FriendshipIsDragons'' is a web CampaignComic based on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
* Shows from Creator/DisneyXD's WesternAnimation/MarvelUniverse have some that readers could consider {{Recursive Adaptation}}s, since both of those cartoons were already based on comic books.

* again, lots of Disney series
** ''Series/{{Lizzie McGuire}}''
** ''Series/HannahMontana''
* IDW's ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries: New Visions'' uses frames from the series, but tells new stories with them.

* ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids''
* ''Webcomic/DMOfTheRings''