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* ''Manga/BlasterKnuckle'' is essentially what the early arcs of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' would be like if Guts was a black boxer, the demons were members of TheKlan, and the whole thing was set during the 1880s American South.
* ''Manga/Cyborg009'' is ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' or ''ComicBook/IronMan'' [-AS A {{MULTINATIONAL TEAM}} OF {{CYBORG}}S-]!
* ''Anime/DemashitaPowerpuffGirlsZ'' is ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' [-IN JAPAN-]!
* ''Densha de D'' is ''Manga/InitialD'' [-WITH TRAINS-]!
* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' is ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' [-[[TimeSkip THREE YEARS LATER]]-]!
** ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' is ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' and ''Series/UltraQ'' together [-AS A DIGIMON SHOW-]!
** ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' is ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' [-AS A DIGIMON SHOW-]!
** ''Anime/DigimonSavers'' is ''Series/UltraSeven'' [-AS A DIGIMON SHOW-]!
** ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' is ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' and ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' together [-AS A DIGIMON SHOW-]!
* ''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-]!
** Or ''Franchise/KamenRider'' [-[[WorldOfActionGirls IN A WORLD OF ACTION GIRLS]]-]!
* ''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-]!
* ''Manga/{{Jackals}}'' was about a killer-for-hire getting caught in the middle of a gang war between assassins with animal-themed skills. Nearly every manga from the same author features some variation of this plot.
** ''Manga/{{Arachnid}}'' had a single organization of insect-themed freaks targetting a young spider-girl for funsies. It established a funfacts battle narration format the stories below all follow. In short, is a StealthSequel to ''Jackals'' set [-IN A SCHOOL-].
** The sidestory ''Caterpillar'' is basically ''Arachnid'' [-IN A CRUISE SHIP-].
** ''Manga/KillingBites'' has four yakuza organizations betting on the outcome of fights between beastmen with rich people watching as in ''Caterpillar''. The first battle royale is set [-ON AN ISLAND-].
** ''Himenospia'' borrows a lot from ''Arachnid'', but now it's the protagonist who's working to be the leader of an organization of wasp-powered people.
** ''Choubu no Shinobi'' is literally ''Arachnid'' in [-SENGOKU-ERA JAPAN-], with several [[ReusedCharacterDesign reused character designs]].
* ''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/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'' is... ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'' [[LikeThatShowButWithMecha with Unicorn Gundam acting as Cryptex]] [-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!
* ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' does this often, often recycling plots from past seasons and, on occasion, other shows by Bandai and/or Toei:
** ''Anime/SuitePrettyCure'' is ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'' [-WITH A MUSIC THEME!-]
** ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' is ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' [-WITH A FAIRYTALE THEME!-]
** ''Anime/DokiDokiPrettyCure'' is ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure'' [-THEMED AROUND PLAYING CARDS AND HEARTS!-]
** ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'' is ''Anime/HeartCatchPrettyCure'' [-WITH FORM-CHANGING CARDS!-]
** ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'' is ''VideoGame/{{Aikatsu}}'' [-WITH PRINCESSES!-]
** ''Anime/MahoGirlsPrecure'' is ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' [-WITH TEENAGE PROTAGONISTS!-]
** ''Anime/KiraKiraPrecureALaMode'' is ''Mo~tto! Ojamajo Doremi'' [-WITH TEENAGE PROTAGONISTS!-]
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is Goethe's ''Theatre/{{Faust}}'' [-WITH MAGICAL GIRL LESBIANS-]!
* ''Anime/SummerWars'' is [[Anime/DigimonAdventure the first Digimon movie]] [-WITHOUT DIGIMON-]![[note]]Makes sense as Creator/MamoruHosoda [[SpiritualSuccessor was involved in both works]].[[/note]]
* ''Anime/{{The Wonderful Galaxy of Oz}}'' is ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''Anime/YuGiOhCapsuleMonsters'' is ''Anime/YuGiOh'' [-WITH {{MONS}}-]!
** ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' is ''Anime/YuGiOh'' [-[[MemeticMutation ON MOTORCYCLES]]-]!
** Anime/YuGiOhZexal. [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries "Card Games on Rocket Ships!"]]
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