History CerebusSyndrome / AnimeAndManga

8th Aug '16 10:39:01 AM Willbyr
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* While it never permanently slipped into this, ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'' got some more serious moments as the series progressed. You're watching (or reading) this hilariously cute story with these frogs who never get any invading done. You expect StatusQuoIsGod to remain in effect forever and nothing bad to ever really happen to the planet, then suddenly [[spoiler:the entire planet is put into paralysis by a much more dangerous platoon who has come not only to take over the planet but also to discharge the Keroro Platoon. To add to it, Keroro is in the middle of being de-aged and losing his memory, Giroro gets shot out of the sky by his brother and we don't know if he's alive for a while, and we learn that when a platoon is discharged, the members of it are supposed to separate forever. OUCH.]]

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* While it never permanently slipped into this, ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'' ''Manga/SgtFrog'' got some more serious moments as the series progressed. You're watching (or reading) this hilariously cute story with these frogs who never get any invading done. You expect StatusQuoIsGod to remain in effect forever and nothing bad to ever really happen to the planet, then suddenly [[spoiler:the entire planet is put into paralysis by a much more dangerous platoon who has come not only to take over the planet but also to discharge the Keroro Platoon. To add to it, Keroro is in the middle of being de-aged and losing his memory, Giroro gets shot out of the sky by his brother and we don't know if he's alive for a while, and we learn that when a platoon is discharged, the members of it are supposed to separate forever. OUCH.]]
2nd Aug '16 6:48:39 PM Willbyr
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* Manga/KokounoHito begins as a pretty typical shounen sports manga, not dissimilar to SlamDunk and other such series. However the story takes on a '''very''' different tone after [[spoiler: the main character's kindly instructor]] dies, becoming a more adult and psychological story and even deconstructing or heavily subverting typical shounen sports tropes such as the LoveInterest and TheRival.

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* Manga/KokounoHito begins as a pretty typical shounen sports manga, not dissimilar to SlamDunk ''Manga/SlamDunk'' and other such series. However the story takes on a '''very''' different tone after [[spoiler: the main character's kindly instructor]] dies, becoming a more adult and psychological story and even deconstructing or heavily subverting typical shounen sports tropes such as the LoveInterest and TheRival.
2nd Aug '16 6:43:11 PM Willbyr
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* ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' took this one to heart after a CreatorBreakdown ended the orignal manga. When the legal problems got solved, it got restarted as ToLoveRu:Darkness which was both DarkerAndEdgier and HotterAndSexier.

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* ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' took this one to heart after a CreatorBreakdown ended the orignal manga. When the legal problems got solved, it got restarted as ToLoveRu:Darkness ''To-Love-Ru:Darkness'' which was both DarkerAndEdgier and HotterAndSexier.
1st Aug '16 2:18:46 PM Willbyr
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* Between ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' and Clannad After Story, this trope takes effect [[UpToEleven with a vengeance.]] The former is a lighthearted story about a high school student finding joy in his life, and subsequently helping other find theirs, through the new friendships he makes. It's riddled with {{Tearjerker}}s and plenty of [[CrowningMomentofHeartWarming feel good moments]], but never quite loses its light feeling. Afterstory clings to this for approximately the first half of the run, until its [[PleaseWakeUp tear jerker]] to top all [[DespairEventHorizon tear jerkers]]. Better yet? It does this TWICE. Between the two, things get horribly dark, horribly depressing, and horribly hopeless, and just when the slightest glimmer of hope shines through the cracks, it's [[KillTheCutie ripped away]]. Bring tissues.

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* Between ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' and Clannad ''Clannad After Story, Story'', this trope takes effect [[UpToEleven with a vengeance.]] vengeance]]. The former is a lighthearted story about a high school student finding joy in his life, and subsequently helping other find theirs, through the new friendships he makes. It's riddled with {{Tearjerker}}s and plenty of [[CrowningMomentofHeartWarming feel good moments]], but never quite loses its light feeling. Afterstory ''Afterstory'' clings to this for approximately the first half of the run, until its [[PleaseWakeUp tear jerker]] to top all [[DespairEventHorizon tear jerkers]]. Better yet? It does this TWICE. Between the two, things get horribly dark, horribly depressing, and horribly hopeless, and just when the slightest glimmer of hope shines through the cracks, it's [[KillTheCutie ripped away]]. Bring tissues.



* ''Anime/KinnikumanNisei'' started off as a comedy series parodying ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'', but then became a wrestling series with loads of drama, although with very silly characters.

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* ''Anime/KinnikumanNisei'' ''Anime/UltimateMuscle'' started off as a comedy series parodying ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'', but then became a wrestling series with loads of drama, although with very silly characters.
27th Jul '16 5:50:57 AM StFan
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** In fact, this shift can be clearly observed by the change in the opening songs. The two songs in the first season have an uplifting, "dancing" sequence, while the two songs in the second and [[spoiler: final]] season are far more melancholic, with the fourth one ending with [[spoiler: Nagisa smiling and looking at Koro-sensei, and then gazing back to see he's not there anymore]]. In the second season, the title sequence also [[spoiler: counts down the days till Koro-sensei will explode]], making it even more of a [[spoiler: TearJerker]].

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** In fact, this shift can be clearly observed by the change in the opening songs. The two songs in the first season have an uplifting, "dancing" sequence, while the two songs in the second and [[spoiler: final]] season are far more melancholic, with the fourth one ending with [[spoiler: Nagisa smiling and looking at Koro-sensei, and then gazing back to see he's not there anymore]]. In the second season, the title sequence also [[spoiler: counts down the days till Koro-sensei will explode]], making it even more of a [[spoiler: TearJerker]].TearJerker]].
* ''Manhwa/TheBreaker'' started out as a fairly lighthearted action {{manhwa}} with plenty of comedy thrown in, but gradually got more serious as a major character's DarkAndTroubledPast (and its present consequences) comes to light. By Volume 10 the humor is entirely gone and another major character has been killed off.
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21st Jul '16 8:18:54 AM Dravencour
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* ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' starts off as a cute MagicalGirlWarrior anime with an unusual emphasis on SliceOfLife elements. There's nothing too dark until not even half way in when the girls [[spoiler:each lose a physical ability. Fu is blind in one eye, Itsuki can't speak, Yuuna can't taste anything, and Mimori is deaf in one ear (on top of already being wheelchair bound).]] They think it's temporary but later learn it's not after meeting [[spoiler:Sonoko. Sonoko was a character in the prequel light novel who was Mimori's friend and a Hero as well, but Mimori lost her memory permanently and Sonoko is bed bound and is covered in bandages. It turns out MagicalGirl's are sacrifices to [[WorldTree Shinju-sama]]]].

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* ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' starts off as a cute MagicalGirlWarrior anime with an unusual emphasis on SliceOfLife elements. There's nothing too dark until not even half way in when the girls [[spoiler:each lose a physical ability.ability as a result of using their [[SuperMode Mankai]]. Fu is blind in one eye, Itsuki can't speak, Yuuna can't taste anything, and Mimori is deaf in one ear (on top of already being wheelchair bound).]] They think it's temporary but later learn it's not after meeting [[spoiler:Sonoko. Sonoko was a character in the prequel light novel who was Mimori's friend and a Hero as well, but Mimori lost her memory permanently and Sonoko is bed bound and is covered in bandages. It turns out MagicalGirl's are sacrifices to [[WorldTree Shinju-sama]]]].
14th Jul '16 9:55:00 PM ChivalrousProboscine
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* ''Manga/Assassination Classroom'' even with its premise being rather dark and ridiculous (an octopus-like creature blowing up 70% of the moon, and then demanding to teach a Junior High classroom for a year before blowing up the Earth) began as a gutbustingly hilarious, sometimes surreal yet altogether heartwarming comedy with a few dramatic moments here and there serving as CharacterDevelopment. However, with the beginning of the Assassination Island arc late in the first season, the series gradually becomes darker and darker, with the comedic moments being present, but more far and between. And then, mid-way through the second season, the series just becomes one TearJerker after another, once it is revealed that [[spoiler: Koro-sensei didn't really blow up the moon, and was actually an amazing assassin betrayed by his former apprentice, leading to him being experimented on with anti-matter, and is just a scapegoat]], and that he will [[spoiler: blow up in a year's time anyway, regardless of whether anyone can assassinate him or not]] and the series [[spoiler: ended its penultimate episode with all the students being forced to pin down Koro-sensei, with Nagisa dealing the final blow, because Koro-sensei wanted to die by their hands, leading to a heartbreaking ending]].

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* ''Manga/Assassination Classroom'' ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'' even with its premise being rather dark and ridiculous (an octopus-like creature blowing up 70% of the moon, and then demanding to teach a Junior High classroom for a year before blowing up the Earth) began as a gutbustingly hilarious, sometimes surreal yet altogether heartwarming comedy with a few dramatic moments here and there serving as CharacterDevelopment. However, with the beginning of the Assassination Island arc late in the first season, the series gradually becomes darker and darker, with the comedic moments being present, but more far and between. And then, mid-way through the second season, the series just becomes one TearJerker after another, once it is revealed that [[spoiler: Koro-sensei didn't really blow up the moon, and was actually an amazing assassin betrayed by his former apprentice, leading to him being experimented on with anti-matter, and is just a scapegoat]], and that he will [[spoiler: blow up in a year's time anyway, regardless of whether anyone can assassinate him or not]] and the series [[spoiler: ended its penultimate episode with all the students being forced to pin down Koro-sensei, with Nagisa dealing the final blow, because Koro-sensei wanted to die by their hands, leading to a heartbreaking ending]].
14th Jul '16 9:53:22 PM ChivalrousProboscine
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* ''Manga/GakuenOuji'' started out as very absurd and wacky manga about horny girls chasing after terrified boys. As the story went along, it became more serious, turning into a typical dramatic shoujo manga with focus on the LoveTriangle.

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* ''Manga/GakuenOuji'' started out as very absurd and wacky manga about horny girls chasing after terrified boys. As the story went along, it became more serious, turning into a typical dramatic shoujo manga with focus on the LoveTriangle.LoveTriangle.
* ''Manga/Assassination Classroom'' even with its premise being rather dark and ridiculous (an octopus-like creature blowing up 70% of the moon, and then demanding to teach a Junior High classroom for a year before blowing up the Earth) began as a gutbustingly hilarious, sometimes surreal yet altogether heartwarming comedy with a few dramatic moments here and there serving as CharacterDevelopment. However, with the beginning of the Assassination Island arc late in the first season, the series gradually becomes darker and darker, with the comedic moments being present, but more far and between. And then, mid-way through the second season, the series just becomes one TearJerker after another, once it is revealed that [[spoiler: Koro-sensei didn't really blow up the moon, and was actually an amazing assassin betrayed by his former apprentice, leading to him being experimented on with anti-matter, and is just a scapegoat]], and that he will [[spoiler: blow up in a year's time anyway, regardless of whether anyone can assassinate him or not]] and the series [[spoiler: ended its penultimate episode with all the students being forced to pin down Koro-sensei, with Nagisa dealing the final blow, because Koro-sensei wanted to die by their hands, leading to a heartbreaking ending]].
** In fact, this shift can be clearly observed by the change in the opening songs. The two songs in the first season have an uplifting, "dancing" sequence, while the two songs in the second and [[spoiler: final]] season are far more melancholic, with the fourth one ending with [[spoiler: Nagisa smiling and looking at Koro-sensei, and then gazing back to see he's not there anymore]]. In the second season, the title sequence also [[spoiler: counts down the days till Koro-sensei will explode]], making it even more of a [[spoiler: TearJerker]].
1st Jul '16 2:19:17 PM Alkochochlik
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** To truly drive the point home, let's compare the lyrics and the tone of both the first & third opening. The first opening of the series, "Fine Weather Rising Hallelujah" sounds so adventurous it wouldn't be too out of place in One Piece. The third opening, "Teardrop"? It's a somber song hinting at Jaden's StepfordSmiler nature.
19th May '16 3:00:17 PM fsdfsdfsd
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' went this route by season 2. The first season was largely about Yuya discovering Pendulum Summoning and dueling, with a mystery-based subplot about his doppelganger. Season 2 immediately gets dark when Yuya's friend Sora reveals his [[EvilAllAlong true motives]], explains the mystery of Yuya's doppelganger and reveals that he is a survivor of a mass genocide from his dimension, due to an inter dimensional war between the four dimensions, [[spoiler:said doppelganger dying and being absorbed by Yuya]], Yuya gaining a SuperPoweredEvilSide, and a lot of FantasticRacism and ChildSoldiers. The plot of season 2 is basically Yuya trying to bring smiles to people through dueling despite the constant suffering he and everyone experience. The Synchro arc is all about the characters learning that [[HumansAreBastards the society they've come to]] [[BreadAndCircuses is completely corrupt]], filled with human rights violations, and worst of all [[DeliberateValuesDissonance thanks to how messed-up the society is]] [[ApatheticCitizens this is all seen as normal and acceptable]] by '''everyone'''. Oh, and almost everything from the first season is either deconstructed or HarsherInHindsight.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' went this route by season 2. The first season was largely about Yuya discovering Pendulum Summoning and dueling, with a mystery-based subplot about his doppelganger. Season 2 immediately gets dark when Yuya's friend Sora reveals his [[EvilAllAlong true motives]], explains the mystery of Yuya's doppelganger and reveals that he is a survivor of a mass genocide from his dimension, due to an inter dimensional war between the four dimensions, [[spoiler:said doppelganger dying and being absorbed by Yuya]], Yuya gaining a SuperPoweredEvilSide, and a lot of FantasticRacism and ChildSoldiers. The plot of season 2 is basically Yuya trying to bring smiles to people through dueling despite the constant suffering he and everyone experience. The Synchro arc is all about the characters learning that [[HumansAreBastards the society they've come to]] [[BreadAndCircuses is completely corrupt]], filled with human rights violations, and worst of all [[DeliberateValuesDissonance thanks to how messed-up the society is]] [[ApatheticCitizens this is all seen as normal and acceptable]] by '''everyone'''. Oh, and almost everything from the first season that seemed positive is either deconstructed or HarsherInHindsight.
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