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* The narrator of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', starting out every episode with, "The City of Townsville:" and ending every episode with a variation of, "[[SoOnceAgainTheDayIsSaved So, once again, the day is saved, thanks to the Powerpuff Girls!]]" In the FreakyFriday episode, the Narrator ended up sounding like Bubbles at the end.

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* The narrator of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', starting out every episode with, "The City of Townsville:" Townsville," and ending every episode with a variation of, "[[SoOnceAgainTheDayIsSaved So, once again, the day is saved, thanks to the Powerpuff Girls!]]" In the FreakyFriday episode, the Narrator ended up sounding like Bubbles at the end.


** For ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' and ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' the generic narrator in the Japanese version (who does more of the narration in the original like the recaps, which makes more sense as sometimes the characters end up talking about things they can't possibly know about) is in the epilogue revealed to be [[spoiler:Takeru (TK in the dub) who's become a novelist writing about their adventures in the digital world.]]

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** For ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' and ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' the generic narrator in the Japanese version (who does more of the narration in the original like Japanese, including the recaps, which makes more sense as sometimes the characters end up talking about things they can't possibly know about) is in the epilogue revealed to be [[spoiler:Takeru (TK in the dub) who's become a novelist writing about their adventures in the digital world.]]


** For ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' and ''DigimonAdventure02'' the generic narrator (who does more of the narration in the original like the recaps, which makes more sense as sometimes the characters end up talking about things they can't possibly know about) is in the epilogue revealed to be [[spoiler:Takeru (TK in the dub) who's become a novelist writing about their adventures in the digital world.]]

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** For ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' and ''DigimonAdventure02'' ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' the generic narrator in the Japanese version (who does more of the narration in the original like the recaps, which makes more sense as sometimes the characters end up talking about things they can't possibly know about) is in the epilogue revealed to be [[spoiler:Takeru (TK in the dub) who's become a novelist writing about their adventures in the digital world.]]


** For Adventure and 02 the generic narrator (who does more of the narration in the original like the recaps, which makes more sense as sometimes the characters end up talking about things they can't possibly know about) is in the epilogue revealed to be [[spoiler:Takeru (TK in the dub) who's become a novelist writing about their adventures in the digital world]]

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** For Adventure ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' and 02 ''DigimonAdventure02'' the generic narrator (who does more of the narration in the original like the recaps, which makes more sense as sometimes the characters end up talking about things they can't possibly know about) is in the epilogue revealed to be [[spoiler:Takeru (TK in the dub) who's become a novelist writing about their adventures in the digital world]]world.]]


* ''VideoGame/TheStanleyParable'' is narrated like a novel, and said narrator describes the actions and choices of the player before they even happen. If you [[OffTheRails don't do whatever it is he is narrating]], he gets increasingly irate.

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* ''VideoGame/TheStanleyParable'' is narrated like a novel, and said narrator describes the actions and choices of the player before they even happen. If you [[OffTheRails don't do whatever it is he is narrating]], he gets increasingly irate. In some endings, he even kills Stanley- sometimes he crosses the line when he does so, sometimes he doesn’t.


* Most ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series have a narrator to handle recaps of previous episodes and OpeningNarration, but ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'''s deserves an honorable mention. Anything, from the mechanics of the TransformationSequence to Jasmine's PsychicPowers and Sen's thinking pose would be explained ''every time''. Up to and including TheMovie and the GrandFinale. Most probably tuned him out around the middle of the series.
** The most notable example for ''Dekarangers'' is probably the Judgment system. ''Every time'' the judgment system is activated, the narrator explains how it works, even in the finale and special movies.

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* Most ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series have a narrator to handle recaps of previous episodes and OpeningNarration, but ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'''s Creator/ToshioFurukawa's work in ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'' deserves an honorable mention. Anything, from the mechanics of the TransformationSequence to Jasmine's PsychicPowers and Sen's thinking pose would be explained ''every time''. Up to and including TheMovie and the GrandFinale. Most probably tuned him out around the middle of the series.
** The most notable example for ''Dekarangers'' is probably the Judgment system. ''Every time'' the judgment system is activated, the narrator Furukawa explains how it works, even in the finale and special movies.

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* In ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' games, Dandelion is the main narrator. The in-game journal and most cutscenes are narrated from his perspective. Also, Geralt himself narrates the flashbacks that reflect the world-changing decisions he's made, and Vesemir narrates the first game's opening.

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* ''Animation/PakdamPakdai'' has an off-screen narrator named Nana, but only in the original Hindi version of the show. International localizations get rid of Nana entirely.
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* Kuzco in ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove''. Eventually, the ''onscreen'' Kuzco tells him to shut up.

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* Kuzco in ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove''. ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' narrates much of the first two acts of the movie. Eventually, the ''onscreen'' Kuzco [[HeelRealization gets fed up with his "past self" trying to convince the audience he's a blameless victim]] and tells him to shut up.up, and the rest of the movie continues without any narration.


* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' had an interesting variation on this: in the first two seasons, most episodes began with the previous one being recapped by a character and ended with narration by a generic narrator. However, the third season begins a new-year-is-new-universe format similar to SuperSentai, and from then on, episodes are narrated by one of the previous year's characters!

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* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' had an interesting variation on this: in the first two seasons, most episodes began with the previous one being recapped by a character and ended with narration by a generic narrator. However, the third season begins a new-year-is-new-universe format similar to SuperSentai, ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', and from then on, episodes are narrated by one of the previous year's characters!


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** ''Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger'' is unique in that it has no fixed narrator. Rather, the [[SentientVehicle Engines]] themselves all take turns narrating episodes, relating them like a story in the life of their Go-Onger partners







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* Some WebVideo/{{ASMR video}}s feature a scripted off-screen narration accompanying what the creator is doing on-screen. One particular instance is "clothing haul" videos, where the creator models clothes they have recently acquired while the narration talks about each item as it's shown.


* Most ''SuperSentai'' series have a narrator to handle recaps of previous episodes and OpeningNarration, but ''Dekaranger'''s deserves an honorable mention. Anything, from the mechanics of the TransformationSequence to Jasmine's PsychicPowers and Sen's thinking pose would be explained ''every time''. Up to and including TheMovie and the GrandFinale. Most probably tuned him out around the middle of the series.

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* Most ''SuperSentai'' ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series have a narrator to handle recaps of previous episodes and OpeningNarration, but ''Dekaranger'''s ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'''s deserves an honorable mention. Anything, from the mechanics of the TransformationSequence to Jasmine's PsychicPowers and Sen's thinking pose would be explained ''every time''. Up to and including TheMovie and the GrandFinale. Most probably tuned him out around the middle of the series.


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** ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger'' should get bonus points here, because the narrator is ''an actual character on the show'' who explains who the MonstersOfTheWeek are and occasionally interacts with the rest of the cast.
* Most ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' have a narrator whose usual purpose is to fill in gaps in the narrative with his exposition, explain the [[HourOfPower why the Colour Timer is flashing]] for the first few episodes, and occasionally make a few musings related to an episode's themes. In some series, the protagonist will be the narrator, but only do the narration for the start and/or end of an episode.
** ''Series/UltraQ'' had Koji Ishizaka, who can be considered Creator/RodSerling's Japanese counterpart and carries similar status in Japan. He also did the first 19 episodes of ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' and several movies. Hikaru Urano maintains similar status for doing the remainder of ''Ultraman'', as well as ''Series/UltraSeven'' and a handful of ''Ultra Q'' episodes.

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* In the documentary ''Film/HeartsOfDarknessAFilmmakersApocalypse'', which chronicles the TroubledProduction of ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', Eleanor Coppola (the wife of director Creator/FrancisFordCoppola) narrates by reading excerpts from her diary in voiceover.

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* ''VideoGame/ZettaiHeroProject'' have a narator telling the game endings. voiced by ''Creator/NorioWakamoto'' in japanese.


* ''Anime/SpaceDandy'' has a narrator who interacts directly with the heroes despite not being physically present, and sometimes forces them to act when their [[IdiotHero stupidity]] would otherwise prevent the plot from advancing. [[spoiler:In the final episode, it's revealed that the narrator is {{God}}.]]

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* ''Anime/SpaceDandy'' has a narrator narrator, voiced by Masaaki Yajima, who interacts directly with the heroes despite not being physically present, and sometimes forces them to act when their [[IdiotHero stupidity]] would otherwise prevent the plot from advancing. [[spoiler:In the final episode, it's revealed that the narrator is {{God}}.]]

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