1. The NF Anime Awards for 2017 are out! Go check them out here!
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Dismiss Notice
  3. Welcome to the forums! Take a second to look at our Beginner's Guide. It contains the information necessary for you to have an easier experience here.

    Thanks and have fun. -NF staff
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Stop Scrolling!
    Attention - When discussing new chapters of an anime or manga, please use a source from the official list of approved sources. If you would like to contribute to the list, please do so in the suggestions section.
    Dismiss Notice

Anime/Manga Shared Universes

Discussion in 'Akihabara Lounge' started by DemonDragonJ, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. DemonDragonJ Then I Kissed Her

    Messages:
    19,102
    Likes Received:
    725
    Trophy Points:
    818
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2006
    Reputation:
    Shared universes are now very popular in the west, but are there any anime and manga series that are part of shared universes, different series that are somehow connected?

    I know that Gundam is a massive shared universe (and predates any Marvel or DC film or television shared universes by a significant amount), although it also has numerous standalone series that are set in their own continuities, but, apart from that, I am not aware of too many other different anime/manga series that share a universe. Angel Links is set in the same universe as Outlaw Star, but, apart from Valeria and Duuz being guest stars in an episode of OS and Fred Luo making a non-speaking cameo in AL, there is no connection between them, which makes me wonder what the point was in having them be set in the same universe.

    What does everyone else say about this? Are there any anime and manga series that are separate but share universes?
     
    Tags:
  2. Djomla Student

    Messages:
    2,280
    Likes Received:
    341
    Trophy Points:
    213
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2016
    Toriyama Shared Universe.

    :bury
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  3. Mysticreader Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    104
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2014
    Reputation:
    There are shared universes in manga, particular in works of authors who have done various series and especially so for high school delinquent mangas like Crows/Worst. Another would be Dragonball/Dr Slump - Young Goku vs Blue of the RRA. Penguin Village + Arale played minor roles.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  4. Mider T VM Rapist

    Messages:
    75,084
    Likes Received:
    1,644
    Trophy Points:
    3,394
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2006
    Reputation:
    This so common the examples are almost too numerous to name.
     
Loading...