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- Eureka Seven is followed by Eureka Seven AO.
- Similar to the Star Trek franchise, the Gundam franchise is made of this trope. Just looking at the Universal Century and excluding movies/OVAs, you can come up with four different ~50 episode series: Mobile Suit Gundam, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, and Victory Gundam. When one adds in the OVAs and movies, the UC era alone has well over a dozen entries in it.
- Where most Digimon series are Alternate Continuities, Digimon Adventure is directly followed by Digimon Adventure 02.
- Digimon Xros Warsgot The Young Hunters Traveling Through Time.
- Naruto Shippudden takes place 2-3 years after the original Naruto anime. The Naruto series later gets a full sequel of its own in Boruto, which focuses on Naruto's son.
- Umineko: When They Cry to Higurashi: When They Cry
- Dragon Ball has a strange example. The second part of the series (From the Saiyans Saga to the Distant Finale) kept the original name, but became known as Dragon Ball Z after it was adapted into an anime. The United States decided to name the second part of the manga Dragon Ball Z anyway, to differentiate it from and avoid confusion with the first part. Dragon Ball GT, however, is clearly a sequel series to Z.
- There was eventually another sequel series called Dragon Ball Super, taking place sometime before DBZ's actual finale.
- Leo The Lion covers the last third of the original manga of Kimba the White Lion after the 60's anime ended.
- Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin was succeeded by Ginga Densetsu Weed.
- Genesis of Aquarion is followed by Aquarion Evol. Aquarion Logos, however, averts it, as it's not in continuity with Evol.
- Mar Omega continues on after MÄR
- Shaman King was succeeded by Shaman King: Flowers
- Mahou Sensei Negima! is followed by UQ Holder!.
- Ojamajo Doremi has Ojamajo Doremi #(Sharp), Mo~tto! Ojamajo Doremi, and Ojamajo Doremi Dokka~n!.
- Futari wa Pretty Cure has Futari Wa Pretty Cure Max Heart.
- Yes! Pretty Cure 5 has Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo!
- Stitch! is an anime sequel series to the Lilo & Stitch franchise, though this isn't obvious at first.
- Free! serves as one to Kouji Oji's High☆Speed! novel.
- Osomatsu-kun recieved a sequel series in Osomatsu-san, taking place ten or so years after the original manga.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX is the first sequel series to Yu-Gi-Oh!, starting a chain that continues with Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, and Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS.
- Cardcaptor Sakura's manga and anime got a sequel with Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card.
- QQ Sweeper got a sequel in Queen's Quality, featuring the same cast with new and old dangers.
- In an interesting and bizarre variation of the trope, My Chemical Romance's album, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, has a sequel in the form of a comic book mini series, The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, written by MCR's lead singer and noted comic book writer, Gerard Way (who also wrote The Umbrella Academy).
- In the wake of "Batman R.I.P." Tim's ongoing Robin Series was cancelled to be followed after a brief hiatus by Red Robin.
- As part of DC's new editorial direction on June 2015 Red Hood and the Outlaws was spun into two different titles: Starfire and Red Hood Arsenal. Only the latter is a direct continuation, Starfire's book has a little to do with Red Hood and the Outlaws
- The Pony POV Series started off as just the Discorded Ponies series, which was the point of views of characters as they're Discorded in canon (plus the Alternate Ending "Epilogue"). Then came the Reharmonized Ponies series, which is the bulk of the series, dealing with the fallout from Discorded Ponies and soon developing its own, very extensive, world, mythology, and timeline.
- Epilogue was eventually followed up on by the Dark World Arc, which expanded until Word of God declared it it's own series running side-by-side with the Reharmonized timeline.
- Calvin and Hobbes: The Series is a Sequel Series to both the original strip and Swing 123 and garfieldodie's respective Calvin and Hobbes fanfic series.
- Lost Relics is this to Riding The Waves.
- Songs of Lost Children is one for the Blooming Moon Chronicles.
Films — Live-Action
- Dean Koontz's Frankenstein. Set in modern New Orleans and follows the monster and Victor Frankenstein after a 170-year Time Skip.
- Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians is being followed up by The Heroes of Olympus.
- Warrior Cats spawned multiple six-book series after the original six books, not to mention the graphic novels, Special Editions, and other "extras".
- Leven Thumps is followed by a trilogy called Beyond Foo.
- The Lord of the Rings takes place over 70 years after its predecessor, The Hobbit.
- Terry Goodkind's Richard and Kahlan novels serve as a sequel series to The Sword of Truth.
- Beverly Cleary's Ramona Quimby series is set a few years after the Henry Huggins series, written when Ramona and Beezus proved to be Breakout Characters, and would overshadow its predecessor.
- Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager were all concurrently running sequel series to Star Trek: The Original Series. The prequels were Star Trek: Enterprise and Star Trek: Discovery.
- Similarly, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate Universe are all sequels to Stargate.
- 90210, the sequel to Beverly Hills, 90210.
- Power Rangers moved from Oddly Named Sequels to Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (Mighty Morphin' Alien Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo, Turbo and In Space) to this in its seventh season, Lost Galaxy.
- Rick Steves' Europe, to Travels in Europe.
- Degrassi Junior High was immediately followed by Degrassi High, and then, ten years later, by Degrassi: The Next Generation.
- The Next Generation was followed not even a year later by Degrassi: Next Class
- In 1988, the original Mission: Impossible was revived with Jim Phelps leading a team of new agents—including the son of one of the original team members.
- Technically speaking, all four series of Blackadder were separate shows. The 1983 original The Black Adder was followed by Blackadder II in 1986, then Blackadder the Third in 1987, then Blackadder Goes Forth in 1989.
- GARO is followed by Garo: Makai Senki, with Garo: The One Who Shines In The Darkness slated for premier in 2013.
- AfterMASH shows the lives of the characters from M*A*S*H after they left Korea.
- Girl Meets World takes place roughly 14-15 years after Boy Meets World and follows the adventures of Cory and Topanga's teen note daughter Riley. The show also features several BMW characters return and how they turned out.
- Fuller House takes place 20 years after the end of the original Full House, with DJ raising three boys with the help of her sister Stephanie and best friend Kimmy.
- Escape of the Artful Dodger follows on from Oliver Twist.
- Ashes to Ashes is the sequel to Life on Mars (2006), keeping the same main cast but replacing Sam Tyler with Alex Drake, and moving from the 70's to the 80's.
- Heroes was followed by a 13-episode miniseries titled Heroes Reborn.
- The Munsters Today was originally this to The Munsters with the premise that the monster family from the original 1960's show had been in suspended animation for over 20 years and woke up in the late 80's, but started to become an Alternate Continuity by the time the second season began airing.
- Archie Bunker's Place is this to All in the Family, with Archie now the owner of a bar and protector of Edith's niece Stephanie (introduced in the original show's final season).
- Minority Report (2015) takes place eleven years after the film, and follows one of the Precogs (Dash) trying to help people after Pre-Crime's shutdown.
- Although all Kamen Rider series from the Showa Era already shared the same continuity, Kamen Rider BLACK RX is (and so far remains) the only one to be a direct sequel to its predecessor, Kamen Rider BLACK, starring the same protagonist taking on a new evil.
- Similarly, Super Sentai also has only one direct sequel: Taiyou Sentai Sun Vulcan, a sequel to Denshi Sentai Denziman. Unlike Black RX, it's the lead villain of Denziman who returns, though now demoted to a lower, yet still very high position in a different organization fighting different heroes.
- Ultra Series
- All Ultra series from the Showa era (Ultra Q, Ultraman, Ultraseven, Return of Ultraman, Ultraman Ace, Ultraman Taro, Ultraman Leo, Ultraman 80) share the same continuity, although the idea was not established until Return of Ultraman. Heisei entries Ultraman Mebius, Ultra Galaxy Mega Monster Battle, and theUltraman Zero movies also share the same universe, but also feature monsters from other series. To make it more confusing, Ultraman Max and the Heisei Ultraseven series are set in alternate continuations of the universe where their respective Ultras are the only ones to visit Earth, while Word of God claims Ultraman Geed is also part of the same continuity.
- Ultraman Dyna is set several years after Ultraman Tiga with the same attack team, but a totally new cast of characters.
- Ultraman Ginga has its very simply titled followup Ultraman Ginga S, which switches from the former's story of childhood friends reencountering each other at their abandoned elementary school to the standard paramilitary formula, along with introducing a new Ultra called Ultraman Victory.
- Saved by the Bell had two concurrent sequel series. While most of the main cast went on to college (and met other new main characters) in Saved By The Bell: The College Years, Bayside High, Mr. Belding, and a new cast of students remained the focus of Saved By The Bell: The New Class.
- The Mega Man (Classic) series has 4 sequel series, including Mega Man X and Mega Man Zero and their Alternate Continuity Mega Man Battle Network has Mega Man Star Force. See Video Game Long-Runners.
- Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, the sequel of the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney trilogy. Meanwhile, Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth is a midquel series, being set between Phoenix and Apollo's sagas.
- Ace Combat is a prequel series. The first two games didn't have much to do with each other or the following games, so it was Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere that laid the foundations of Strangereal. The problem was that it was set in 2040 and the developers wanted to return to the Present Day setting of the first games. So, every game since then has been a build-up to Electrosphere, at least until the Continuity Reboot with Ace Combat: Joint Assault and Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (particularly vitriolic fandom voices claim this happened because the timeline was getting dangerously close to Electrosphere and the developers have no idea where to go from there). They even managed to make a prequel to the prequel series with Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War, set in 1995.
- The Metroid Prime Trilogy is an interquel series, taking place between Metroid and Metroid II: Return of Samus.
- Call of Duty:
- BikdipOnABus has his LP of a capless, cannnonless, coinless playthrough of Super Mario 64 and later, a capless, cannonless, all-coins playthrough of it.
- Phaeton Legacy, Infinity and upcoming Crisis.
- Cobra Kai follows Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso of the original The Karate Kid film 30 years after the original film and focuses on Johnny restarting the Cobra Kai dojo.
- Several incarnations of the Transformers franchise have received revivals and continuations of sorts.
- Beast Wars was rather explicitly a sequel series to Transformers: Generation 1, though it takes place before and after it, and uses elements from both the G1 cartoon and the comic - Word of God states that Generation 1 has become like Arthurian legend to them, with the stories we know being their distortions of "actual" history. In turn, Beast Wars was given its own Sequel Series called Beast Machines.
- Transformers Armada was followed by Transformers Energon and (after some Executive Meddling to try and make it fit into the timeline) Transformers Cybertron. Collectively they later became known as the Unicron Trilogy.
- Transformers: Robots in Disguise is a follow-up to Transformers Prime.
- Transformers: Rescue Bots has Rescue Bots Academy which premiered in 2018.
- All Hail King Julien: Exiled is the sequel series to All Hail King Julien, which will premiere on May 12, 2017.
- Avatar: The Last Airbender was followed by The Legend of Korra.
- Batman Beyond was a sequel to the entire DC Animated Universe most particularly Batman: The Animated Series taking place in the nearly-distant future, where Bruce Wayne has retired and a new Batman takes up the mantle. Before that, The New Batman Adventures took place a few years after the original series, although it's sometimes considered just a continuation, not a whole new series. Justice League (Unlimited) was a sequel series to all of the DCAU, but was most clearly a successor to Superman: The Animated Series, due to the continued prominence of Lex Luthor and Brainiac as well as continuing several Myth Arcs from Superman TAS.
- Ben 10 was followed by Ben 10: Alien Force, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, and finally Ben 10: Omniverse.
- Nicktoons's Voltron Force is this to the original series from several decades ago, though only 5 to 7 years have passed in-story. Its unclear, however, if Voltron The Third Dimension is still canon (at least in part) or not.
- Extreme Ghostbusters is a sequel series to The Real Ghostbusters, with Egon mentoring a new team made of college students.
- Speed Racer: The Next Generation, taking place 40 years after the events in the 1967 anime.
- Avengers, Assemble! is not a sequel to The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! in any way, although it's tried to create the impression that it's either this or an Alternate Continuity sequel to The Avengers film. In fact, it's neither, since it's actually set in the same universe as Ultimate Spider-Man and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
- Dragons: Riders of Berk is a sequel to the film How to Train Your Dragon.
- Xiaolin Showdown is followed by Xiaolin Chronicles, despite some Broad Strokes in terms of what happened between the two series.
- Inspector Gadget has two sequels
- The 2006 Biker Mice from Mars revival takes place ten years after the events of the original 1993 series.
- Star Wars Rebels takes place roughly fifteen years after Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It also serves as a sequel to Revenge of the Sith and as a prequel to A New Hope.
- Care Bears & Cousins is essentially one to Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot, with the same main bears and villain, but reintroduced the cousins.
- The New Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show is set after the Mr. Peabody & Sherman movie, with their life as time travelers out in the open at the end of the movie, the duo decide to share their stories in the form of a variety show.
- Inverted a bit with Dofus, with the show being a prequel to another property in the same universe, Wakfu.