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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' was once a continuation of the [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM SatAM series]], then it started heavily incorporating the [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sega continuity]], and then it evolved into a highly extensive adaptation of both continuities, adding its own elements, and filling in many holes left in by both, even though it's still its own continuity.

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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' was once a continuation of the [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM SatAM series]], then it started heavily incorporating the [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog Sega continuity]], and then it evolved into a highly extensive adaptation of both continuities, adding its own elements, and filling in many holes left in by both, even though it's still its own continuity.


* The ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' anime was made well into the Manga's run, and as such it can add and alter scenes to better fit the direction of the story on account of it being available in its entirety.
** When the anime has time to slow down the pace, it fleshes out various scenes which were only briefly mentioned or resolved quickly in the manga, such as Caesar's battle with Wamuu, Lisa Lisa's backstory, and the entire ''Battle Tendency'' epilogue. Stardust Crusaders has included some of this as well, such as Polnareff being interrogated by police after the battle with Devo, and Jotaro getting a replica of his uniform jacket and Anne getting on the plane back home after the Wheel of Fortune fight (both of which happened off-panel in the manga with a off-handed mention).
** To a lesser extent, the anime also smooths over Araki's tendency to bring out major developments with little foreshadowing. Jotaro's future career in marine biology is hinted at when he's shown reading books on it in an anime only scene. Most notably, the BirthmarkOfDestiny in the manga was brought up only in Part 3 as a hasty retcon to show how all of the Joestars are related, while the anime draws it onto the protagonists of the early Parts, to show that it was there all along. Even Josuke was given a small scene showing his mark in an episode that more strongly tied him into the family.

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* The ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' anime was made well into the Manga's run, and as such it can add and alter scenes to better fit the direction of the story on account of it being available in its entirety.
** When the anime has time to slow down the pace, it fleshes out various scenes which were only briefly mentioned or resolved quickly in the manga, such as Caesar's battle with Wamuu, Wamuu in [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency Part 2]], Lisa Lisa's backstory, and the entire ''Battle Tendency'' epilogue. ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Stardust Crusaders Crusaders]]'' has included some of this as well, such as Polnareff being interrogated by police after the battle with Devo, and Jotaro getting a replica of his uniform jacket and Anne getting on the plane back home after the Wheel of Fortune fight (both of which happened off-panel in the manga with a off-handed mention).
** To a lesser extent, the anime also smooths over Araki's tendency to bring out major developments with little foreshadowing. Jotaro's future career in marine biology is hinted at when he's shown reading books on it in an anime only scene. Most notably, the BirthmarkOfDestiny in the manga was brought up only in Part 3 as a hasty retcon to show how all of the Joestars are related, while the anime draws it onto the protagonists of the early Parts, to show that it was there all along. Even Josuke was given a small scene in [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Part 4]] showing his mark in an episode that more strongly tied him into the family.

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* The ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'' anime rearranges a few of the manga's arcs in order to streamline the flow of the story. It also throws in a few small scenes to give the cast some extra tidbits of characterization. Several of these extra scenes were inspired by the extra bonus content included within the series' volume releases.

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** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'''s [[Theatre/Frozen2018 stage adaptation]] focuses on Anna and Elsa's childhood a bit longer than the film, with their parents playing much more prominent roles in the prologue. Queen Iduna is given a brief backstory as having come from the Hidden Folk, who replace the trolls. Kristoff goes from having one song in the original movie ("Reindeers are Better than People") to six songs (the new ones being "What Do You Know about Love", "Hygge," "When Everything Falls Apart," "Kristoff Lullaby" and "Colder By the Minute"). Elsa gets several more solo songs ("Monster" and "Dangerous to Dream") highlighting her internal conflicts. Oaken is still a OneSceneWonder, but his scene is now a [[ADayInTheLimelight Song in the Limelight]] called "Hygge".


* In the ''Franchise/{{Discworld}}'', the continent of [[UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} Fourecks]] first appears as a random series of one-liners and undeveloped jokes in the early novels, and is then later built into [[Discworld/TheLostContinent a full novel in its own right]]. Creator/AAPessimal pointed out there are just as many odd undeveloped sideways references in the books to the existence of a Discworld take on UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica. [[note]]And, for that matter, to UsefulNotes/NewZealand, with a take on the USA and Canada being introduced right at the very end, in material published posthumously after Pratchett's death.[[/note]] These later became the starting point for a cycle of tales.

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Discworld}}'', the continent of [[UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} Fourecks]] first appears as a random series of one-liners and undeveloped jokes in the early novels, and is then later built into [[Discworld/TheLostContinent [[Discworld/TheLastContinent a full novel in its own right]]. Creator/AAPessimal pointed out there are just as many odd undeveloped sideways references in the books to the existence of a Discworld take on UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica. [[note]]And, for that matter, to UsefulNotes/NewZealand, with a take on the USA and Canada being introduced right at the very end, in material published posthumously after Pratchett's death.[[/note]] These later became the starting point for a cycle of tales.


* In the ''Franchise/{{Discworld}}'', the continent of [[UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} Fourecks]] first appears as a random series of one-liners in the early novels, and is then later built into [[Literature/TheLostContinent a full novel in its own right]]. Creator/AAPessimal pointed out there are just as many odd undeveloped sideways references in the books to the existence of a Discworld take on UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica. These later became the starting point for a cycle of tales.

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Discworld}}'', the continent of [[UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} Fourecks]] first appears as a random series of one-liners and undeveloped jokes in the early novels, and is then later built into [[Literature/TheLostContinent [[Discworld/TheLostContinent a full novel in its own right]]. Creator/AAPessimal pointed out there are just as many odd undeveloped sideways references in the books to the existence of a Discworld take on UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica. [[note]]And, for that matter, to UsefulNotes/NewZealand, with a take on the USA and Canada being introduced right at the very end, in material published posthumously after Pratchett's death.[[/note]] These later became the starting point for a cycle of tales.

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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13259625/1/To-be-a-Bug-Catcher-is-My-new-Destiny To Be a Bug Catch is my (New) Destiny]]'' expands on the lore of Viridian Forest, confirming it is part of a long band of forest that covers mountains and plains all the way to Johto, also containing [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver the Ilex Forest]] as part of itself. This also includes a relationship with Celebi.


* ''Manga/KiniroMosaic'' has a similar case to ''Kotoura-san'' above, in which the backstory of Shinobu's homestay at the Carteret--which also took the first 10 minutes of the anime--was expanded from ''exactly one strip'', when Shinobu recalled at the time, the only English she knew was "Hello" and the only Japanese Alice knew was "Arigato."

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* ''Manga/KiniroMosaic'' has a similar case to ''Kotoura-san'' above, below, in which the backstory of Shinobu's homestay at the Carteret--which also took the first 10 minutes of the anime--was expanded from ''exactly one strip'', when Shinobu recalled at the time, the only English she knew was "Hello" and the only Japanese Alice knew was "Arigato."


* ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' and its [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBrothers3 sister]] [[WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld cartoons]] had to take characters from the [[Franchise/{{Mario}} source material]] who really had nothing in the way of personality or development and write a show about them. Their characterization of Luigi being a LovableCoward is also largely considered by fans to be the inspiration for Luigi's personality in newer games as well.

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* ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' and its [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBrothers3 [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3 sister]] [[WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld cartoons]] had to take characters from the [[Franchise/{{Mario}} [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros source material]] who really had nothing in the way of personality or development and write a show about them. Their characterization of Luigi being a LovableCoward is also largely considered by fans to be the inspiration for Luigi's personality in newer games as well.


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* ''LightNovel/AccelWorld''
** The anime, in addition to adapting the story from Volume 10 in which Haru meets Aqua Current, also touches on the time near the end of Volume 1 in which Chiyu was still angry with Haru and Taku.
** The manga occasionally features extra scenes, such as Chiyu and Kuroyukihime having a doubles tennis match against Haru and Taku in order to test how suitable Chiyu is to become a Burst Linker, as well as Rust Jigsaw meeting with Black Vise before the Hermes Cord race.



* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'':
** The anime generally follows the manga pretty faithfully, but the second and third seasons each contain an anime-original episode that shifts the camera away from [[TheHero Deku]] and [[ADayInTheLimelight shows what his classmates were doing]]. Season 2's episode shows Asui's experiences during the internship arc, while Season 3's is set during the Provisional License Exams and shows what a group of Class 1-A students was doing after they got separated at the start of the exam.
** During the Sports Festival Arc, Yaoyorozu was completely shut out and defeated by Tokoyami, which basically shattered her confidence and was a major part of her character arc later on. The manga depicts their battle in a single panel while the anime shows it in full, adding weight to the whole scenario.



* ''Manga/OniisamaE'' is a three-volume manga adapted into a 39 episodes anime, so logically it had quite a lot of this. Fukiko and Rei's past is more expanded on, Fukiko gets a whole episode to herself and so do Aya and her GirlPosse, the Sorority members get bigger roles in the [[spoiler: Dissolution]] arc (specially [[spoiler: "Borgia" Ogiwara]]), Mariko's problems with [[YourCheatingHeart her]] [[ParentsAsPeople parents]] are more focused on towards the end, Tomoko becomes an AscendedExtra [[spoiler: and re-befriends Nanako almost immediately after their fight rather than at the end]], [[spoiler: the DownerEnding becomes a BittersweetEnding]], etc.



* The anime version of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' is a weird case of a series doing this and AdaptationDistillation at the same time. Without going into the abundance of extra stories that were made to flesh out the episode roster, many adaptations of manga stories either trimmed things down or expanded them.
** The Japanese Nanniichuan story, in the manga, ends up a complete bust when Ranma and Ryoga break into a waterline. In the anime, they uncover a strange urn that leads to the next two episodes being an extended FetchQuest that ultimately ends in... an entirely ''different'' ShootTheShaggyDog ending.
** The Martial Arts Tea Ceremony was a particularly weird example. Instead of the manga's version, where Ranma is unwillingly recruited into a farcical battle to save Sentaro Daimonji from [[ItMakesSenseInContext being married to a monkey]], Ranma is instead recruited to prove Sentaro has the right not to be placed in an ArrangedMarriage. He and Akane then run into the Daimonjis in three more episodes; a farcical little encounter, a duel that sees Sentaro engaged to his manga-canon wife and TrueLove Satsuki, and helping Sentaro and Satsuki out with a problem.
** The "Curse of the Scribble Panda" episode pads out the version from the manga, which was only a few pages long, by adding two things: firstly, the other {{yokai}} from the other wall scrolls also come to life, forcing Soun, Genma & Happosai to hold them off. Secondly, when Ranma tries to claim he and the Panda can't be together because they're different species, she [[VoluntaryShapeshifting promptly turns herself into a beautiful human girl]], so Ranma finds himself actually a little attracted to her.



* ''Manga/SgtFrog'':
** Because Giroro, Kururu, and especially Dororo and Koyuki are introduced in the anime much earlier than in the manga, several storylines not featuring them at all were modified to include them.
** Because of the time difference between the start of the manga and the anime, Angol Mois' backstory is somewhat modified. Everything up to the point of Mois telling UsefulNotes/{{Nostradamus}} about her destroying the earth was true but she ended up being five years too late (2004 instead of 1999, 2009 in the Funimation dub).
** Mutsumi (623) still has his radio show in the anime, but he is a student in Natsumi's class instead of a high school dropout. Also the fact that he is the host of the 623 radio show seems to be a secret from Natsumi and other listeners of the show.
** In the manga, Keroro gains access to the Kero Ball early in the plot, but in the anime Fuyuki keeps it. This means that several of the early uses of the Kero Ball in the manga didn't happen in the anime or found other ways to happen. Meanwhile, the anime had its own exclusive story focusing on the Kero Ball.
** In the manga, Sumomo is a female 'Ahotoran' who appears in a bonus chapter, while in the anime Sumomo is a hit intergalactic popstar who appears in several episodes throughout the early seasons of the show. Even after she stops appearing, her presence can still be seen through merchandising and posters featuring her.
** Dororo and Koyuki live in a house next to the Hinata's in the manga, whereas in the anime, they live in the woods near Momoka's estate and can see the Nishizawa tower from their home.
** Many of the Sgt. Frog anime episodes are [[{{Filler}} not found in the manga]].
** In the manga, there's only an impersonal narrator, while the anime uses the narrator as a character who eventually even appears on screen.



* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline''
** The anime adds a few scenes near the end of the Mother's Rosary arc, such as a montage of Yuuki and Asuna's time together, and Asuna and Kirito having a picnic with their friends.
** In the Mother's Rosary manga, the omakes show what some of the other characters are doing, such as Kirito and the others dueling with Yuuki, Asuna's friends trying ([[LethalChef emphasis on trying]]) to make food for her and the Sleeping Knights, and Asuna talking with Kirito and Siune [[spoiler:after Yuuki's death]]. It also has a few short scenes showing what happens between Asuna reconciling with her mother and [[spoiler:Asuna learning that Yuuki's death is imminent]].
* ''Anime/TheTaleOfThePrincessKaguya'': The film follows the folktale close enough, but adds more CharacterDevelopment and scenes to flesh out the story more.



* ''Manga/{{Touch}}'' goes through this, as might be expected from turning a 26-volume manga into a 101-episode TV series, three theatrical movies and two TV-movies.



* ''Anime/TheTaleOfThePrincessKaguya'': The film follows the folktale close enough, but adds more CharacterDevelopment and scenes to flesh out the story more.
* The anime version of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' is a weird case of a series doing this and AdaptationDistillation at the same time. Without going into the abundance of extra stories that were made to flesh out the episode roster, many adaptations of manga stories either trimmed things down or expanded them.
** The Japanese Nanniichuan story, in the manga, ends up a complete bust when Ranma and Ryoga break into a waterline. In the anime, they uncover a strange urn that leads to the next two episodes being an extended FetchQuest that ultimately ends in... an entirely ''different'' ShootTheShaggyDog ending.
** The Martial Arts Tea Ceremony was a particularly weird example. Instead of the manga's version, where Ranma is unwillingly recruited into a farcical battle to save Sentaro Daimonji from [[ItMakesSenseInContext being married to a monkey]], Ranma is instead recruited to prove Sentaro has the right not to be placed in an ArrangedMarriage. He and Akane then run into the Daimonjis in three more episodes; a farcical little encounter, a duel that sees Sentaro engaged to his manga-canon wife and TrueLove Satsuki, and helping Sentaro and Satsuki out with a problem.
** The "Curse of the Scribble Panda" episode pads out the version from the manga, which was only a few pages long, by adding two things: firstly, the other {{yokai}} from the other wall scrolls also come to life, forcing Soun, Genma & Happosai to hold them off. Secondly, when Ranma tries to claim he and the Panda can't be together because they're different species, she [[VoluntaryShapeshifting promptly turns herself into a beautiful human girl]], so Ranma finds himself actually a little attracted to her.
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'':
** Because Giroro, Kururu, and especially Dororo and Koyuki are introduced in the anime much earlier than in the manga, several storylines not featuring them at all were modified to include them.
** Because of the time difference between the start of the manga and the anime, Angol Mois' backstory is somewhat modified. Everything up to the point of Mois telling UsefulNotes/{{Nostradamus}} about her destroying the earth was true but she ended up being five years too late (2004 instead of 1999, 2009 in the Funimation dub).
** Mutsumi (623) still has his radio show in the anime, but he is a student in Natsumi's class instead of a high school dropout. Also the fact that he is the host of the 623 radio show seems to be a secret from Natsumi and other listeners of the show.
** In the manga, Keroro gains access to the Kero Ball early in the plot, but in the anime Fuyuki keeps it. This means that several of the early uses of the Kero Ball in the manga didn't happen in the anime or found other ways to happen. Meanwhile, the anime had its own exclusive story focusing on the Kero Ball.
** In the manga, Sumomo is a female 'Ahotoran' who appears in a bonus chapter, while in the anime Sumomo is a hit intergalactic popstar who appears in several episodes throughout the early seasons of the show. Even after she stops appearing, her presence can still be seen through merchandising and posters featuring her.
** Dororo and Koyuki live in a house next to the Hinata's in the manga, whereas in the anime, they live in the woods near Momoka's estate and can see the Nishizawa tower from their home.
** Many of the Sgt. Frog anime episodes are [[{{Filler}} not found in the manga]].
** In the manga, there's only an impersonal narrator, while the anime uses the narrator as a character who eventually even appears on screen.
* ''Manga/OniisamaE'' is a three-volume manga adapted into a 39 episodes anime, so logically it had quite a lot of this. Fukiko and Rei's past is more expanded on, Fukiko gets a whole episode to herself and so do Aya and her GirlPosse, the Sorority members get bigger roles in the [[spoiler: Dissolution]] arc (specially [[spoiler: "Borgia" Ogiwara]]), Mariko's problems with [[YourCheatingHeart her]] [[ParentsAsPeople parents]] are more focused on towards the end, Tomoko becomes an AscendedExtra [[spoiler: and re-befriends Nanako almost immediately after their fight rather than at the end]], [[spoiler: the DownerEnding becomes a BittersweetEnding]], etc.
* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'':
** The anime generally follows the manga pretty faithfully, but the second and third seasons each contain an anime-original episode that shifts the camera away from [[TheHero Deku]] and [[ADayInTheLimelight shows what his classmates were doing]]. Season 2's episode shows Asui's experiences during the internship arc, while Season 3's is set during the Provisional License Exams and shows what a group of Class 1-A students was doing after they got separated at the start of the exam.
** During the Sports Festival Arc Yaoyozoru was completely shut out and defeated by Tokoyami, which basically shattered her confidence and was a major part of her character arc later on. The manga depicts their battle in a single panel while the anime shows it in full, adding weight to the whole scenario.
* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline''
** The anime adds a few scenes near the end of the Mother's Rosary arc, such as a montage of Yuuki and Asuna's time together, and Asuna and Kirito having a picnic with their friends.
** In the Mother's Rosary manga, the omakes show what some of the other characters are doing, such as Kirito and the others dueling with Yuuki, Asuna's friends trying ([[LethalChef emphasis on trying]]) to make food for her and the Sleeping Knights, and Asuna talking with Kirito and Siune [[spoiler:after Yuuki's death]]. It also has a few short scenes showing what happens between Asuna reconciling with her mother and [[spoiler:Asuna learning that Yuuki's death is imminent]].
* ''LightNovel/AccelWorld''
** The anime, in addition to adapting the story from Volume 10 in which Haru meets Aqua Current, also touches on the time near the end of Volume 1 in which Chiyu was still angry with Haru and Taku.
** The manga occasionally features extra scenes, such as Chiyu and Kuroyukihime having a doubles tennis match against Haru and Taku in order to test how suitable Chiyu is to become a Burst Linker, as well as Rust Jigsaw meeting with Black Vise before the Hermes Cord race.
* ''Manga/{{Touch}}'' goes through this, as might be expected from turning a 26-volume manga into a 101-episode TV series, three theatrical movies and two TV-movies.

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* ''FanFic/WolfSpider'': In [[Literature/{{Worm}} canon]] the only things known about Pelter/Stefanie Lamana are her names and that she died during the Leviathan fight. Here she survives, becomes a recurring character, and [[spoiler: joins Taylor and Rachelís team.]]

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* ''Fanfic/AmazingFantasy'':
** The story establishes that like every major city, Musutafu isn't all sunshine and roses. Burakumin, an ostracized class of people known for doing dirty jobs in Japan, still exist. They live in the filthy, smog-filled neighborhood of Mob Eisteiku, where they handle jobs like butchering and ore processing away from the shiny streets near U.A. This is also where Izuku goes to acquire the materials he needs to develop his own web-fluid, as buying it anywhere else is too expensive for him.
** Mitsuki's ParentalNeglect is chocked up to how busy she is at work as she wanted her family to escape the Burakumin stigma she was born into. She's shown to have little understanding of her son's social life and still refers to Izuku as "Izu-kun" under the mistaken belief that he and Katsuki were still close. She's also genuinely regretful when she learns the truth and pleads with Izuku not to give up on him.

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* The 3DS remake of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' adds tons of previously-absent details to certain shops and buildings, such as the Bomb Shop Owner's single note about bomb-powered moon travel being expanded to multiple rocket sketches littering the entire store, or the house at Romani Ranch now having UFO pictures hanging on the walls to foreshadow the arrival of [[AliensStealCattle "Them"]].


* Music/{{Yes}}'s cover of Music/SimonAndGarfunkel's "America"(originally recorded for a record company sampler and available on the remaster of ''Fragile''), due to having multiple extended instrumental passages, changed a 4-minute folk-pop song into a 10-minute progressive rock epic

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* Music/{{Yes}}'s cover of Music/SimonAndGarfunkel's "America"(originally "America" (originally recorded for a record company sampler and available on the remaster of ''Fragile''), due to having multiple extended instrumental passages, changed a 4-minute folk-pop song into a 10-minute progressive rock epic

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