Pichu-kun on Jul 20th 2018 at 3:44:01 PM
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Pichu-kun on Dec 6th 2018 at 3:07:05 PM
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Thus, the Starter Title works. This is a title geared at newbies to the series.
Many adaptations (especially kid-aimed ones) are this, especially when it comes to comic book adaptations. They're supposed to draw in the next generation of fans. A Soft Reboot might also be used as this.
- Superman for All Seasons is an easily accessible and self-contained comic to get people who know the bare basics of Superman into Superman comics.
- Marvel Comics has had various examples:
- The "Spidey Super Stories" series (a comic series, plus live-action segments on The Electric Company (1971)) in the 1970s and 1980s.
- The Marvel Adventures sub-franchise in the 2000s (which became known for, and according to some rumours was cancelled because of, its Parental Bonus jokes mocking grimdark arcs in the main comics canon).
- In the 2010s, Ms. Marvel (2014), Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, and to a degree The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl were all conceived as "starter" books for younger female readers.
- DC Comics, likewise, has engaged in this:
- The comic spin-offs from the DC Animated Universe continuity, such as The Batman Adventures and The Superman Adventures, which are intended to get cartoon fans to read comics.
- Supergirl: Being Super is a self-contained and accessible twist on Supergirl's origin story.
- The DC Ink and DC Zoom graphic novel imprints, which are respectively aimed at older and younger teenagers.
Films — Live Action
- Star Trek (2009) was a Soft Reboot with a more fast-paced action focus which was intended to win new fans to the Star Trek franchise who might have been put off by the huge number of episodes or the slower-paced morality play storytelling the series is more generally prone to.
- Puyo Puyo Tetris is this to audiences outside of Japan. Puyo Puyo has a spotty localization record full of Dolled Up Installments and No Export for You. Combining it with the most iconic puzzle video game out there helps attract people who otherwise would pass over it. The game also contains helpful tutorials to newcomers to both Puyo Puyo and Tetris.
- Pokémon Black and White was designed this way. It doesn't include any non-Unova Pokemon until the post-game, making it feel more like the original Pokémon titles.
- Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! appeals to newer and more casual fans who got in (or back in) to the games thanks to Pokémon GO. It features easier mechanics and is based on the most well-known region, Kanto.
- Fate/Grand Order is intended to be as welcoming new people as possible for the whole Nasuverse.
- Sonic Heroes was designed to be an easy-to-pick-up starter title for Sonic the Hedgehog that coincided with the series becoming multi-platform. This is why its story borders on an Excuse Plot compared to the previous two plot-heavy titles.
- Kirby was designed to act as a beginner's video game. Kirby's Dream Land is a short, easy platformer that only features one attack (sucking in things and spitting them out).
- DC Super Hero Girls and the rest of its franchise is aimed at attracting young girls to DC Comics.
- Marvel Rising (mainly animation, with one comic mini-series so far) is likewise aimed at attracting young girls into Marvel— it's much closer to the mainstream canon than DC Superhero Girls, but is not entirely within the main continuity.
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