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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.
- And Digimon Xros Wars gets one, too!
- Naruto Shippudden takes place 2-3 years after the original Naruto anime.
- Uminekono Naku Koroni 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- In an interesting and bizarre variation of the trope, My Chemical Romance's album, Danger Days, 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).
- 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.
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 THREE 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.
- 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 prequel was Star Trek: Enterprise.
- Similarly, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate Universe are all sequels to Stargate.
- 90210, the sequel to Beverly Hills 90210.
- Melrose Place has a new incarnation. Both revivals are arguably In-Name-Only, as they fit easily into the typical 'modern drama' template as The OC or Gossip Girl.
- 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.
- 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 tween daughter Riley. The show also features several BMW characters return and how they turned out.
- 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 has an upcoming 13-episode series titled Heroes Reborn which will air in 2015.
- 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.
- Fuller House takes place 20 years after the end of the original Full House, with DJ raising three boys with the help of her two pals.
- 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 it's predecessor, Kamen Rider Black, starring the same protagonist taking on a new evil.
- 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.
- Of course, Electrosphere just had to be macekred beyond any recognition for the US release, and it never reached Europe at all.
- The Metroid Prime Trilogy is an interquel series, taking place between Metroid and Metroid II: Return of Samus.
- Modern Warfare, to Call of Duty.
- Beast Wars was rather explictly 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.
- Avatar: The Last Airbender is being followed by The Legend of Korra.
- Batman Beyond was a sequel to the entire DCAU 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, then by Ben 10: Ultimate Alien and then by Ben 10: Omniverse.
- Nicktoons Network's series Voltron Force is this to the original series from several decades ago, though only 5 to 7 years have passed in-story.
- 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 a sequel to EMH or an alternate continuity sequel series 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 sequel series: Gadget and the Gadgetinis, which has Gadget promoted to Lieutenant and assisted by a pair of miniature robot versions of him named Fidget and Digit, and a 2015 cartoon also called Inspector Gadget, which appears to ignore the events of Gadget and the Gadgetinis and has Gadget come out of retirement when his archenemy Dr. Claw returns to menace the world again.
- 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.