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The Giant Robo OVA series featured characters taken from several other series Misuteru Yokoyama — the original creator of / Giant Robo Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot — had written. This included adaptations of the medieval Chinese stories Romance Of The Three Kingdoms and The Water Margins, which led to many main and secondary characters in ancient Chinese clothing coexisting with people in three-piece suits Twenty Minutes into the Future. It also included the very first Magical Girl, Mahotsukai Sally ( Sally, the Witch), under her original name "Sunny", as Shockwave Alberto's daughter.
Legendary Manga creator Osamu Tezuka similarly uses Reused Character Designs in his "Star System", wherein a character from a previous work will actually play a different role in another story, as if they were an actor or actress.
blended DragonFall ◊ , Dragon Ball and Star Wars a whole bunch of other series into a parody. With mixed results.
The intro to the Rumiko Takahashi gallery show explicitly crosses over It's a Rumic World and Ranma ½, Urusei Yatsura, .
InuYasha has the characters jumping from Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle Alternate Universe to Alternate Universe filled with CLAMP characters from their various series.
Amusingly, save a select few examples, mostly as cameos, the Alternate Universes are hardly ever populated by actual CLAMP characters, but Alternate Universe instances of them.
Their first crossover happened in Clamp Campus Detectives since the three main character were in series/stories on their own before CCD: Nokoru Imonoyama in Duklyon, Akira Ijuin in 20 Mask ni Onegai (Man of Twenty Masks) and supposedly Suou Takamura showed up in an old oneshot. Then there was X/1999 where characters from past CLAMP series started appearing, including Subaru, the main character of , as a major character, and during his series set in the early 90s it was said that he would have a role in Tokyo Babylon End of the World as We Know It that is X, making for a bit of foreshadowing.
is primarily a crossover of the mangaka and studio's previous works: Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora , Kannazuki no Miko , Steel Angel Kurumi , and Magical Nyan Nyan Taruto .
UFO Princess Valkyrie Before Dengeki Gakuen RPG: Cross of Venus (mentioned below), there was this animated short produced for Dengeki Bunko's 2007 Movie Festival, featuring chibi versions of characters from and Kino's Journey, Inukami! (Note that the chibi Shana here is Shakugan no Shana not Shana-tan; for one, she is the stalker rather than said omake series' Kazumi.).
While most Go Nagai series contain cameos here and there, the recent seems to be going the whole way. Characters from several alternate versions of Shin Mazinger have shown up, as well as characters from Mazinger Z (itself, a Violence Jack Deconstruction Crossover) and the titular demon from . Unsurprisingly, this series is being directed by the same man behind Mao Dante , Yasuhiro Imagawa.
Giant Robo is a crossover which features SD versions of CB Chara Go Nagai World , Mazinger Z , and Devilman , with in-story explanations for the characters being SD, and with plenty cameos (such like Violence Jack , UFO Robo Grendizer and Kotetsu Jeeg ).
Getter Robo Go Nagai has been doing this for a loooong while. Back in the seventies several movies were made by Toei crossing with Mazinger Z , Devilman with Great Mazinger or Getter Robo and Getter Robo G , or several of them together.
UFO Robo Grendizer , with story and art by Super Robot Retsuden Ken Ishikawa, is an Affectionate Parody of those movies. , Mazinger Z , Great Mazinger , UFO Robo Grendizer and Getter Robo characters join their forces to face an Kotetsu Jeeg Eldritch Abomination.
And the Dynamic Heroes e-manga is a Crossover featuring , Mazinger Z , Great Mazinger , UFO Robo Grendizer , Getter Robo, Getter Robo G AND Devilman .
Cutey Honey The movie series allows the Cures from the past seasons to meet (and be friends with) the new team.
Pretty Cure All Stars About a week after the debut of the film , Goku and his friends turned up in the latest annual Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and One Piece crossover episode.