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A publication of something, like a comic or movie, that has been adapted into a different medium and then adapted again into a third one.

The "version" on the third medium will mostly borrow material from the second-medium version, but may also borrow from the first.

Recursive Adaptation is a subtrope, where the second adaption is brought back to the original medium, but with a different continuity than the original source. Often leads to Adaptation Decay.

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To put it simply:

Original Source → Primary Adaption → Secondary Adaption


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Originally Art:

    Music 
Multimedia Franchise
  • Black★Rock Shooter: This franchise began as a series of drawings by artist ryoheihuke that depicts a skinny girl with rugged ponytails, Badass Longcoat and Bf G, and many other related characters. Then it gets popular when Vocaloid Miku Hatsune sings a song about BRS, composed by Supercell. BRS then gets made into an anime, an unrelated manga and an unrelated video game.

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Originally Comics:

    Film — Animated 
Anime & Manga

    Film — Live-Action 
Western Animation

    Live-Action Television 
Western Animation

    Radio 
Western Animation

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    Toys 
Video Games
  • LEGO Batman: This is a June 2008 series of video games based on the LEGO toy adaptation of the Batman comic book franchise.

    Western Animation 
Film — Animated

Film — Live-Action

Pinball

Video Games

Web Animation

Originally Film:

     Live-Action TV 
Comic Book

    Toys 
Video Games

Originally Literature

    Anime & Manga 
Anime & Manga

    Film — Animated 
Film — Live-Action

Theatre

Video Games

Western Animation

    Film — Live-Action 
Film — Live-Action

Live-Action Television

Literature

Pinball

Theatre

Toys

Video Game

Web Comics

Western Animation

    Literature 
Film — Animation

    Theatre 
Film — Live-Action

    Video Game 
Film — Animated

Originally Live-Action TV

    Literature 
Comic Books

    Film — Live-Action 
Video Game

Originally Rides

    Film — Live-Action 
Pinball

Toys

Video Games

Originally Toys

    Film — Animated 
Western Animation

Originally Theatre

    Film — Animated 
Film — Animated

Literature

Video Games

Western Animation

    Film — Live-Action 
Live-Action TV
  • The Odd Couple 1970: Neil Simon first wrote The Odd Couple as a stage play in 1965, starring Walter Matthau (and replaced by Jack Klugman) as Oscar Madison and Art Carney as Felix Unger. Due to the play's popularity on Broadway, Simon adapted the play into a feature film in 1968, with Matthau reprising his original role of Oscar, but Jack Lemmon taking on the role of Felix. Because the film was also a hit, a TV series adaptation of the film came about in 1970, recasting Klugman as Oscar and Tony Randall as Felix. Following those two adaptions are several more works taking advantage of the various storylines used in each incarnation. Most, however, focus on being updates/remakes of the original Broadway play.

     Theatre 
Film — Live-Action

Originally Video Game

    Anime & Manga 
Anime & Manga

Film — Animated

Light Novels

Radio

    Tabletop Games 
Anime & Manga

Originally Real Life

    Literature 
Comic Strip

Film — Live-Action

Theatre

    Comic Book 
Film — Live-Action


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