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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 adaptation 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 Adaptation → Secondary Adaptation


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Originally Anime & Manga

    Anime & Manga 
Theatre
  • Dororo (2019): The stage play by Daisuke Nishida is based on the 2019 anime adaptation of Dororo.

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Originally Art:

    Music 
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.

Originally Comic Books:

    Films — Live-Action 
Pinball

Video Games

Western Animation

    Live-Action TV 
Pinball

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 
Films — Animated

Films — Live-Action

Pinball

Video Games

Web Animation

Originally Comic Strips:

    Films — Animated 
Anime & Manga

    Films — Live-Action 

Originally Films — Live-Action:

    Film — Live-Action 
Pinball

    Live-Action TV 
Comic Book

    Toys 
Video Games

Originally Literature:

    Anime & Manga 
Anime & Manga

    Films — Animated 
Anime & Manga

Films — Live-Action

Theatre

Video Games

Western Animation

    Films — Live-Action 
Films — Live-Action

Live-Action TV

Literature

Pinball

Theatre

Toys

Video Games

Webcomics

Western Animation

    Literature 
Films — Animation

    Theatre 
Films — Live-Action

    Video Games 
Films — Animated

Originally Live-Action TV:

    Literature 
Comic Books

    Films — Live-Action 
Pinball

Video Games

Originally Music:

    Films — Live-Action 
Pinball

    Theatre 
Pinball

    Video Games 
Pinball

Originally Radio:

    Films — Live-Action 
Pinball

Originally Rides:

    Films — Live-Action 
Pinball

Toys

Video Games

Originally Toys:

    Films — Animated 
Western Animation

    Films — Live-Action 
Pinball

Originally Theatre:

    Films — Animated 
Films — Animated

Literature

Video Games

Western Animation

    Films — 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 
Films — Live-Action

Originally Video Games:

    Anime & Manga 
Anime & Manga

Films — Animated

Light Novels

Radio

    Tabletop Games 
Anime & Manga

    Comic Books 

Originally Western Animation

    Films — Live-Action 
Pinball

Originally Real Life:

    Literature 
Comic Strips

Films — Live-Action

Theatre

    Comic Book 
Films — Live-Action


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