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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, 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}}.]]


* The Narrator of the StephenSondheim musical ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'' [[spoiler: becomes a more tangible character in the second act and gets sacrificed to the giant's wife]].

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* The Narrator of the StephenSondheim Music/StephenSondheim musical ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'' [[spoiler: becomes a more tangible character in the second act and gets sacrificed to the giant's wife]].


A character, sometimes part of the story proper and sometimes completely external to it, who acts either as the storyteller or as a framing device. A Narrator by definition breaks the FourthWall by addressing the audience to tell them the story. Sometimes, the Narrator is also responsible for presenting AnAesop to the audience at the end of the story (as in ''TheTwilightZone'' and its [[FollowTheLeader imitators]]).

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A character, sometimes part of the story proper and sometimes completely external to it, who acts either as the storyteller or as a framing device. A Narrator by definition breaks the FourthWall by addressing the audience to tell them the story. Sometimes, the Narrator is also responsible for presenting AnAesop to the audience at the end of the story (as in ''TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' and its [[FollowTheLeader imitators]]).



* Creator/RodSerling in ''Series/TheTwilightZone''.

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* Creator/RodSerling in ''Series/TheTwilightZone''.''Series/TheTwilightZone1959''.


* In the 2004 version of ''TheBardsTale'', the events of the game are narrated by the man who's reading the tale (as voiced by the late Creator/TonyJay). He and the eponymous Bard (as voiced by Cary Elwes) frequently bicker throughout the game, discussing issues like [[KleptomaniacHero the morality of claiming items from chests for one's self]], or [[MoneySpider the absurdity of finding money]] [[RandomlyDrops or sellable goods from killing various creatures]].

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* In the 2004 version of ''TheBardsTale'', ''VideoGame/TheBardsTale'', the events of the game are narrated by the man who's reading the tale (as voiced by the late Creator/TonyJay). He and the eponymous Bard (as voiced by Cary Elwes) frequently bicker throughout the game, discussing issues like [[KleptomaniacHero the morality of claiming items from chests for one's self]], or [[MoneySpider the absurdity of finding money]] [[RandomlyDrops or sellable goods from killing various creatures]].


** The anime also features Creator/HidekatsuShibata as the main narrator.

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** The anime also features In the Japanese version of the anime, Creator/HidekatsuShibata as is the main narrator.narrator. In the English version, Bob Magruder narrated the series until his death, after which he was replaced by Jim White.


** The anime adds a male narrator, provided by Creator/HidekatsuShibata, in addition to Lucy's narration.

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** The anime adds a male narrator, provided by Creator/HidekatsuShibata, in addition to Lucy's narration.also features Creator/HidekatsuShibata as the main narrator.


** In the first TimeSkip, Levy becomes the narrator in the BadFuture that was supposed to happen after the disaster that would have plagued Fiore.
** The anime version features Creator/HidekatsuShibata as the main narrator.

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** In the first TimeSkip, Levy [=McGarden=] becomes the narrator in the BadFuture that was supposed to happen after the disaster that would have plagued Fiore.
** The anime version features Creator/HidekatsuShibata as the main narrator.adds a male narrator, provided by Creator/HidekatsuShibata, in addition to Lucy's narration.


* ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' begins every show with a Narrator telling the audience a rrytale. Sometimes it's from the (fictional) fairytale that one of the characters is from, sometimes it concerns a character's backstory, and sometimes it's a story that's somehow related to the episode. Drosselmeyer also serves as an odd narrator in some scenes, appearing on-screen to question details about the characters and the scene, and to occasionally tell the characters (who can rarely hear him) what they ''should'' do. [[spoiler:Considering he's actually writing the story, it makes sense for him to be the narrator.]]

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* ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' begins every show with a Narrator telling the audience a rrytale.fairy tale. Sometimes it's from the (fictional) fairytale that one of the characters is from, sometimes it concerns a character's backstory, and sometimes it's a story that's somehow related to the episode. Drosselmeyer also serves as an odd narrator in some scenes, appearing on-screen to question details about the characters and the scene, and to occasionally tell the characters (who can rarely hear him) what they ''should'' do. [[spoiler:Considering he's actually writing the story, it makes sense for him to be the narrator.]]



* ''Manga/y'': Lucy becomes this from time to time, especially after every arc, as if she's writing the events of the story in a book, a diary, or a letter. Appropriate, as she's an aspiring novelist with a habit of writing letters to her deceased mother. In the first TimeSkip, Levy becomes the narrator in the BadFuture that was supposed to happen after the disaster that would have plagued Fiore.

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* ''Manga/y'': ''Manga/FairyTail'':
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Lucy Heartfilia becomes this from time to time, especially after every arc, as if she's writing the events of the story in a book, a diary, or a letter. Appropriate, as she's an aspiring novelist with a habit of writing letters to her deceased mother. mother.
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In the first TimeSkip, Levy becomes the narrator in the BadFuture that was supposed to happen after the disaster that would have plagued Fiore.Fiore.
** The anime version features Creator/HidekatsuShibata as the main narrator.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Episode 139 featured a narrator, who the cast found so annoying that [[BlackComedyBurst Stumpy got Mr. Cat to shoot him with a bazooka at the end of the episode.]]

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': On the radio, a narrator introduces the show and gives a brief introduction. Often enough, the introduction passes to Miss Brooks who gives comments of her own on her role and reaction to the upcoming events. Sometimes, the narrator or Miss Brooks give another short narration after the message from the the sponsor.

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