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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.
17th May '16 8:34:38 AM Defbye
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* Manga/HunterXHunter started out as a somewhat subversive series with heavier elements, but gradually became darker as the show went on culminating with the Chimera Ant Arc, which is considered by far one of the darkest and most frightening storylines ever in a shounen manga (in large part to its ''incredibly'' disturbing villains) to the point where some people wonder how the author got away with it.

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* Manga/HunterXHunter started out as a somewhat subversive series with heavier elements, but gradually became darker as the show went on culminating with the Chimera Ant Arc, which is considered by far one of the darkest and most frightening storylines ever in a shounen manga (in large part to its ''incredibly'' disturbing villains) to the point where some people wonder how the author got away with it.it.
* ''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.
27th Apr '16 10:02:53 PM wehrmacht
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* ''Anime/TokyoMagnitude8'' is a poignant but fairly optimistic depiction of the direct aftermath of an earthquake. There is death and there are tears however the main characters come out fine. That is until [[spoiler:Yuuki collapses in episode 8]]. Two episodes later [[spoiler:it's revealed he died of the injuries he received several episodes earlier]]. After TheReveal the series is nothing but TearJerker after TearJerker as [[spoiler:Mirai is a HeroicBSOD after her little brother's death]]. The series has a BittersweetEnding but it's heavy on the "bitter".

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* ''Anime/TokyoMagnitude8'' is a poignant but fairly optimistic depiction of the direct aftermath of an earthquake. There is death and there are tears however the main characters come out fine. That is until [[spoiler:Yuuki collapses in episode 8]]. Two episodes later [[spoiler:it's revealed he died of the injuries he received several episodes earlier]]. After TheReveal the series is nothing but TearJerker after TearJerker as [[spoiler:Mirai is a HeroicBSOD after her little brother's death]]. The series has a BittersweetEnding but it's heavy on the "bitter"."bitter".
* Manga/HunterXHunter started out as a somewhat subversive series with heavier elements, but gradually became darker as the show went on culminating with the Chimera Ant Arc, which is considered by far one of the darkest and most frightening storylines ever in a shounen manga (in large part to its ''incredibly'' disturbing villains) to the point where some people wonder how the author got away with it.
10th Apr '16 3:59:01 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' started its slide towards {{Shounen}} action series once the [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil Student Police]] were introduced, and when [[BrokenBird Ruby]] was introduced in the Witch's Hill arc it was clear what direction the story was taking. Multi-issue story arcs replaced the MonsterOfTheWeek. Then [[TheWoobie Mizore]] joined the cast. Once Tsukune TookALevelInBadass [[spoiler:thanks to his ghoul powers]], the move was complete.
** The second season continues this as it gradually becomes DarkerAndEdgier as the series goes on. Though this should be noted as only happening in the manga, in the anime the second season continues to be a Romance Comedy.

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* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' started its slide towards {{Shounen}} action series once the [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil Student Police]] were introduced, and when [[BrokenBird Ruby]] was introduced in the Witch's Hill arc it was clear what direction the story was taking. Multi-issue story arcs replaced the MonsterOfTheWeek. Then [[TheWoobie Mizore]] joined the cast. Once Tsukune TookALevelInBadass [[spoiler:thanks to his ghoul powers]], the move was complete.
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complete. The second season continues this as it gradually becomes DarkerAndEdgier as the series goes on. Though this should be noted as only happening in the manga, in the anime the second season continues to be a Romance Comedy.



* This starts to happen at the end of ''Manga/GashBell'', mostly in part due to the seriousness of the King Festival (the winner [[spoiler:has the power to kill any and all demons he wishes, and Clear Note wants to kill every single one. And he has shown clear intention of wanting to destroy the Earth as well.)]] Near the start of the arc, though, the author gets out his last hurrah of comedy in one of the most bizarre manga chapters ever written: a dream sequence which involves Sunbeam dressed up as a butterfly, him giving Kiyomaro wings and making them both fly into the sky by madly flapping their arms about, Brago wearing a lion's head for underwear (and nothing else), Sherry tossing tennis balls at Brago (who proceeds to laugh as he swats them around), the teacher's wife's head becoming that of a dog, Victoreem carrying Kid around in a cart (after which Kid pummels Victoreem), both of them slipping on banana peels, Dartagnan dressing up as Professor Riddle and tricking Kid, Dartagnan knocking Kid out with a tranquilizer dart, Dartagnan falling into a pile of crap (only for Reira to give him a rope to grab onto and swing out, only to fall into another pile of crap), Gash, Umagon, Tio, and Kiyomaro dancing dressed up as otters, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and everyone wanting to slap him silly]].

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* This starts to happen at the end of ''Manga/GashBell'', ''Manga/ZatchBell'', mostly in part due to the seriousness of the King Festival (the winner [[spoiler:has the power to kill any and all demons he wishes, and Clear Note wants to kill every single one. And he has shown clear intention of wanting to destroy the Earth as well.)]] Near the start of the arc, though, the author gets out his last hurrah of comedy in one of the most bizarre manga chapters ever written: a dream sequence which involves Sunbeam dressed up as a butterfly, him giving Kiyomaro wings and making them both fly into the sky by madly flapping their arms about, Brago wearing a lion's head for underwear (and nothing else), Sherry tossing tennis balls at Brago (who proceeds to laugh as he swats them around), the teacher's wife's head becoming that of a dog, Victoreem carrying Kid around in a cart (after which Kid pummels Victoreem), both of them slipping on banana peels, Dartagnan dressing up as Professor Riddle and tricking Kid, Dartagnan knocking Kid out with a tranquilizer dart, Dartagnan falling into a pile of crap (only for Reira to give him a rope to grab onto and swing out, only to fall into another pile of crap), Gash, Umagon, Tio, and Kiyomaro dancing dressed up as otters, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and everyone wanting to slap him silly]].
10th Apr '16 3:46:12 PM Pichu-kun
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** The ''[[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime adaptation]]'' intentionally follows this general trajectory; despite the brothers' tragic backstory, the early episodes are generally lighthearted, with only occasional hints of darkness around the periphery. About a quarter of the way through, the show begins to get progressively darker, leading up to a halfway point where [[spoiler: Hughes is murdered]], much like his manga counterpart above. Oddly enough, from there it somewhat resets itself; the following episodes go back to being somewhat lighthearted, then get gradually darker until, by the end of the series, the story has evolved into outright tragedy.

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** The ''[[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime adaptation]]'' adaptation]] intentionally follows this general trajectory; despite the brothers' tragic backstory, the early episodes are generally lighthearted, with only occasional hints of darkness around the periphery. About a quarter of the way through, the show begins to get progressively darker, leading up to a halfway point where [[spoiler: Hughes is murdered]], much like his manga counterpart above. Oddly enough, from there it somewhat resets itself; the following episodes go back to being somewhat lighthearted, then get gradually darker until, by the end of the series, the story has evolved into outright tragedy.



* The first chapter of ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'' looks like a fluffy OtonokoGenre series however the chapters afterward shows it's [[DarkerAndEdgier less comedic]] than the norm. The manga really hits its dark point when [[spoiler:Tamura remembers his repressed memories of being molested when he was younger]]. Afterwards the characters become more somber and dark, there is more FanDisservice, and the drama (especially romantic drama) is upped.

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* The first chapter of ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'' looks like a fluffy OtonokoGenre OtokonokoGenre series however the chapters afterward shows it's [[DarkerAndEdgier less comedic]] than the norm. The manga really hits its dark point when [[spoiler:Tamura remembers his repressed memories of being molested when he was younger]]. Afterwards the characters become more somber and dark, there is more FanDisservice, and the drama (especially romantic drama) is upped.



* ''Anime/TokyoMagnitude'' is a poignant but fairly optimistic depiction of the direct aftermath of an earthquake. There is death and there are tears however the main characters come out fine. That is until [[spoiler:Yuuki collapses in episode 8]]. Two episodes later [[spoiler:it's revealed he died of the injuries he received several episodes earlier]]. After TheReveal the series is nothing but TearJerker after TearJerker as [[spoiler:Mirai is a HeroicBSOD after her little brother's death]]. The series has a BittersweetEnding but it's heavy on the "bitter".

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* ''Anime/TokyoMagnitude'' ''Anime/TokyoMagnitude8'' is a poignant but fairly optimistic depiction of the direct aftermath of an earthquake. There is death and there are tears however the main characters come out fine. That is until [[spoiler:Yuuki collapses in episode 8]]. Two episodes later [[spoiler:it's revealed he died of the injuries he received several episodes earlier]]. After TheReveal the series is nothing but TearJerker after TearJerker as [[spoiler:Mirai is a HeroicBSOD after her little brother's death]]. The series has a BittersweetEnding but it's heavy on the "bitter".
10th Apr '16 3:41:48 PM Pichu-kun
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* This starts to happen at the end of ''[[GashBell Konjiki no Gash!!]]'', mostly in part due to the seriousness of the King Festival (the winner [[spoiler:has the power to kill any and all demons he wishes, and Clear Note wants to kill every single one. And he has shown clear intention of wanting to destroy the Earth as well.)]] Near the start of the arc, though, the author gets out his last hurrah of comedy in one of the most bizarre manga chapters ever written: a dream sequence which involves Sunbeam dressed up as a butterfly, him giving Kiyomaro wings and making them both fly into the sky by madly flapping their arms about, Brago wearing a lion's head for underwear (and nothing else), Sherry tossing tennis balls at Brago (who proceeds to laugh as he swats them around), the teacher's wife's head becoming that of a dog, Victoreem carrying Kid around in a cart (after which Kid pummels Victoreem), both of them slipping on banana peels, Dartagnan dressing up as Professor Riddle and tricking Kid, Dartagnan knocking Kid out with a tranquilizer dart, Dartagnan falling into a pile of crap (only for Reira to give him a rope to grab onto and swing out, only to fall into another pile of crap), Gash, Umagon, Tio, and Kiyomaro dancing dressed up as otters, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and everyone wanting to slap him silly]].

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* This starts to happen at the end of ''[[GashBell Konjiki no Gash!!]]'', ''Manga/GashBell'', mostly in part due to the seriousness of the King Festival (the winner [[spoiler:has the power to kill any and all demons he wishes, and Clear Note wants to kill every single one. And he has shown clear intention of wanting to destroy the Earth as well.)]] Near the start of the arc, though, the author gets out his last hurrah of comedy in one of the most bizarre manga chapters ever written: a dream sequence which involves Sunbeam dressed up as a butterfly, him giving Kiyomaro wings and making them both fly into the sky by madly flapping their arms about, Brago wearing a lion's head for underwear (and nothing else), Sherry tossing tennis balls at Brago (who proceeds to laugh as he swats them around), the teacher's wife's head becoming that of a dog, Victoreem carrying Kid around in a cart (after which Kid pummels Victoreem), both of them slipping on banana peels, Dartagnan dressing up as Professor Riddle and tricking Kid, Dartagnan knocking Kid out with a tranquilizer dart, Dartagnan falling into a pile of crap (only for Reira to give him a rope to grab onto and swing out, only to fall into another pile of crap), Gash, Umagon, Tio, and Kiyomaro dancing dressed up as otters, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and everyone wanting to slap him silly]].



* The ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' manga somehow managed to be lighthearted and funny for its first few volumes, despite Edward and Alphonse's relatively dark backstory. The story suddenly caught Cerberus Syndrome when [[spoiler: Hughes was killed]].

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
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The ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' manga somehow managed to be lighthearted and funny for its first few volumes, despite Edward and Alphonse's relatively dark backstory. The story suddenly caught Cerberus Syndrome when [[spoiler: Hughes was killed]].



** As was the author's next series, Manga/{{Bokurano}}. It starts off looking like a retreat to '70s and '80s style SuperRobotGenre about middle-schoolers saving the world with a giant robot (in terms of overall story - more GenreSavvy viewers quickly noticed the odd lack of comedic antics from the main characters and strangely apathetic and cynical behavior of the scientist that chose them to pilot the robot.) things quickly get worse. In fact, the author is famous for using this trope to deconstruct typical kids' genres of anime. When he announced that his latest work would be about a boy who rides his bike ad loves fishing, many people started to [[WildMassGuessing produce]] [[EpilepticTrees ridiculous theories]] about how the boy's bike would destroy the world.

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** As was * ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'' had this occur, unsurprisingly as it's by the author's next series, Manga/{{Bokurano}}.same author as ''Narutaru''. It starts off looking like a retreat to '70s and '80s style SuperRobotGenre about middle-schoolers saving the world with a giant robot (in terms of overall story - more GenreSavvy viewers quickly noticed the odd lack of comedic antics from the main characters and strangely apathetic and cynical behavior of the scientist that chose them to pilot the robot.) things quickly get worse. In fact, the author is famous for using this trope to deconstruct typical kids' genres of anime. When he announced that his latest work would be about a boy who rides his bike ad loves fishing, many people started to [[WildMassGuessing produce]] [[EpilepticTrees ridiculous theories]] about how the boy's bike would destroy the world.



* ''Manga/YourLieInApril'' isn't the most cheerful series - it deals heavily with childhood trauma and child abuse - but it's still quite optimistic and sweet. Once [[spoiler:Kaori is hospitalized]] it becomes increasingly more grim until it ends in a DownerEnding.

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* ''Manga/YourLieInApril'' isn't the most cheerful series - it deals heavily with childhood trauma and child abuse - but it's still quite optimistic and sweet. Once [[spoiler:Kaori is hospitalized]] it becomes increasingly more grim until it ends in a DownerEnding.DownerEnding.
* The first chapter of ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'' looks like a fluffy OtonokoGenre series however the chapters afterward shows it's [[DarkerAndEdgier less comedic]] than the norm. The manga really hits its dark point when [[spoiler:Tamura remembers his repressed memories of being molested when he was younger]]. Afterwards the characters become more somber and dark, there is more FanDisservice, and the drama (especially romantic drama) is upped.
* ''Manga/InsideMari'' was never a funny series however it has gotten darker with time. It began as a genderbender deconstruction about a {{NEET}} who ended up [[GrandTheftMe in the body]] of a high school girl. It doesn't play out the scenario for laughs or fun, and instead focuses on how awful the experience is. As it goes on there is heavy {{foreshadowing}} everything is not as it seems and eventually implications begin popping up that [[spoiler:there is no body swap. Mari has a SplitPersonality.]] It slowly turned from an awkward body-swap manga to a psychological series with SchoolgirlLesbians.
* ''Anime/TokyoMagnitude'' is a poignant but fairly optimistic depiction of the direct aftermath of an earthquake. There is death and there are tears however the main characters come out fine. That is until [[spoiler:Yuuki collapses in episode 8]]. Two episodes later [[spoiler:it's revealed he died of the injuries he received several episodes earlier]]. After TheReveal the series is nothing but TearJerker after TearJerker as [[spoiler:Mirai is a HeroicBSOD after her little brother's death]]. The series has a BittersweetEnding but it's heavy on the "bitter".
12th Mar '16 6:52:14 AM Prfnoff
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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' started as a mystery-themed comedy just like how Gosho Aoyama did with kendo in ''{{Yaiba}}''. With time it has developed into a more serious story--which made the animators who guessed too much making a few {{Schrodingers Cat}}s.

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' started as a mystery-themed comedy just like how Gosho Aoyama did with kendo in ''{{Yaiba}}''.''Manga/{{Yaiba}}''. With time it has developed into a more serious story--which made the animators who guessed too much making a few {{Schrodingers Cat}}s.
20th Jan '16 4:32:14 AM Pichu-kun
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* For a manga set during a ZombieApocalypse ''Manga/SchoolLive'' is pretty light hearted. That is until a little over 15 chapters in. After [[spoiler:we learn the government knew about zombies prior to the outbreak, and later Kurumi getting bit by Megu-nene]] it quickly BloodierAndGorier and a lot darker in tone.
* ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' starts off as a cute MagicalGirlWarrior anime with an unusual emphasis on SliceOfLife elements. There's nothing too noticeable 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.]] 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 has lost most of her limbs, is bed bound, and is covered in bandages. It turns out MagicalGirl's are sacrifices to [[WorldTree Shinju-sama]]]].

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* For a manga set during a ZombieApocalypse ''Manga/SchoolLive'' is pretty light hearted. That hearted, that is until a little over 15 chapters in. After [[spoiler:we learn the government knew about zombies prior to the outbreak, and later Kurumi getting bit by Megu-nene]] Megu-nee]], it quickly becomes BloodierAndGorier and a lot ''a lot'' darker in tone.
tone. It takes a grim turn right before the girls "graduate" from school - what with characters getting injured, [[spoiler:Yuuri and Yuki]] suffering [[BreakTheCutie breakdowns]], and a general loss of hope after [[spoiler:a rescue helicopter crashes]] - though things alm down once they [[spoiler:meet other survivors.]] The situation seems to be taking a [[MoodWhiplash turn for the worst]] again though.
* ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' starts off as a cute MagicalGirlWarrior anime with an unusual emphasis on SliceOfLife elements. There's nothing too noticeable 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.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 has lost most of her limbs, is bed bound, bound and is covered in bandages. It turns out MagicalGirl's are sacrifices to [[WorldTree Shinju-sama]]]].
22nd Nov '15 8:26:05 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'''.

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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.
20th Nov '15 9:17:06 AM TheJJBL
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** Sadly, the anime then tacks a bunch of comedy {{filler}}s afterwards for some [[MoodWhiplash painful]] ReverseCerebusSyndrome. The last few episodes, while still filler, are notably more serious and thus CerebusSyndrome again. Also, the manga took a lot less time to get serious.
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