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13th Sep '17 1:14:38 PM MarkLungo
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* The ending theme of ''Anime/ShinryakuIkaMusume'''s first season is nearly always set at the beach at night, usually with Squid Girl looking out over the sea, and even the exception ends that way. But then, there's always something referring to one of the mini-episodes, such as fireworks, or the oversized Squid girl head, or the mini-Squid Girls walking by.

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* The ending theme of ''Anime/ShinryakuIkaMusume'''s ''Manga/SquidGirl'''s first season is nearly always set at the beach at night, usually with Squid Girl looking out over the sea, and even the exception ends that way. But then, there's always something referring to one of the mini-episodes, such as fireworks, or the oversized Squid girl head, or the mini-Squid Girls walking by.
4th Sep '17 8:52:09 AM WolfThunder
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* In a special episode of ''Anime/Dragon Ball Super'' where Arale Norimaki and Dr Norimaki make a guest appearance, the episode's intro has the 80s Dr Slump cartoon theme track play in the beginning.

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* In a special episode of ''Anime/Dragon Ball Super'' ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' where Arale Norimaki and Dr Norimaki make a guest appearance, the episode's intro has the 80s Dr Slump cartoon theme track play in the beginning.
12th Aug '17 5:23:22 AM TropeRoper
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* In a special episode of ''Anime/Dragon Ball Super'' where Arale Norimaki and Dr Norimaki make a guest appearance, the episode's intro has the 80s Dr Slump cartoon theme track play in the beginning.
2nd Jul '17 7:24:16 AM TropeRoper
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': The 2012 anime has a few villains use their Stand powers in the episodes where they appear. [[spoiler: Dio stops time. Kira rewinds the title sequence. Oingo and Boingo get to sing and dance in the closing credits, which are designed to look like Boingo’s drawings; Later when Hol Horse teams up with Boingo, they dance as well.]

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': The 2012 anime has a few villains use their Stand powers in the episodes where they appear. [[spoiler: Dio stops time. Kira rewinds the title sequence. Oingo and Boingo get to sing and dance in the closing credits, which are designed to look like Boingo’s drawings; Later when Hol Horse teams up with Boingo, they dance as well.]]]
2nd Jul '17 7:21:54 AM TropeRoper
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* It's only used once, but for episode 47 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Stardust Crusaders'', the opening plays out like usual until, right near the end, "'''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sxqTGd3S1A ZA WARUDO!]]'''''"

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* It's only used once, but for episode 47 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Stardust Crusaders'', ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': The 2012 anime has a few villains use their Stand powers in the opening plays out episodes where they appear. [[spoiler: Dio stops time. Kira rewinds the title sequence. Oingo and Boingo get to sing and dance in the closing credits, which are designed to look like usual until, right near the end, "'''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sxqTGd3S1A ZA WARUDO!]]'''''"Boingo’s drawings; Later when Hol Horse teams up with Boingo, they dance as well.]
17th May '17 7:41:22 PM nombretomado
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* Every episode of the first half of ''Anime/LuckyStar'' ends with the characters doing karaoke versions of various anime theme songs (different each episode). They're always arguing at the same time. The second half of the series has Creator/MinoruShiraishi (the actor, in live-action) singing other random old theme songs a capella. [[spoiler:[[UruseiYatsura The last one]], though...]]

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* Every episode of the first half of ''Anime/LuckyStar'' ends with the characters doing karaoke versions of various anime theme songs (different each episode). They're always arguing at the same time. The second half of the series has Creator/MinoruShiraishi (the actor, in live-action) singing other random old theme songs a capella. [[spoiler:[[UruseiYatsura [[spoiler:[[Anime/UruseiYatsura The last one]], though...]]
5th Apr '17 1:47:56 PM Willbyr
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* The preview for the next episode of ''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti'' always does things that took place within that episode.

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* The preview for the next episode of ''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti'' ''Manga/GourmetGirlGraffiti'' always does things that took place within that episode.
23rd Jan '17 11:33:07 AM mimitchi33
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* ''Franchise/PrettyCure':':

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* ''Franchise/PrettyCure':':''Franchise/PrettyCure'':
14th Jan '17 3:44:13 PM ryanswan2
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** The second season does this, too. Except the various stuff happens as Squid Girl walks down the beach.
17th Dec '16 2:21:51 PM rafi
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* I, Koshi Rikdo hereby give my permission to include a couch gag featuring me at the start of every episode of the ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' anime.
* The ending credits to ''{{Manga/Genshiken}}'' show the club members watching an episode of ''Kujibiki Unbalance'' in the club room in the immediate aftermath of the episode, featuring some sort of visual reference to the events of the episode.
* Appropriately, each episode of the ''Anime/KujibikiUnbalance'' TV series ended with a pan across an illustration of the Rikkyoin school campus, also with a visual reference to the events of the episode.
* Every chapter of ''{{Manga/Crimsons}}'' starts with a water flea (''Daphnia'') monologuing about life, the universe and everything and is quickly interrupted by being eaten by a fish.
* Every episode of ''LightNovel/SisterPrincess'' ended with Yamada alone in his apartment watching something on television -- usually the fictional HumongousMecha show ''Garban'' -- which had a comment relevant to the episode's action.



* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' has these in the middle of the openings without animation: Series One has large blocks of text, while Series Two has fanart.
* ''{{Manga/Trigun}}'' had scenes from the episode in its opening credits. The initial American DVD release left this out, apparently because the US licensor didn't want to create different English credits for each episode.

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* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' has these in Though not exactly a joke, the middle endings to ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' have variations of this. During the second season, the ending song was sung by the character that was the focus of that episode. During the third season, a certain potion of the openings without animation: Series One has large blocks of text, while Series Two has fanart.
* ''{{Manga/Trigun}}'' had scenes from
credits changes to depict either the episode Allies or Axis Powers standing around a tree, and then focuses in its opening credits. The initial American DVD release left this out, apparently because one one of the US licensor didn't want to create characters' faces.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** While not exactly a gag, one of the end credits sequences for the second season focuses on a
different English credits one of the 13 squads for each episode.episode.
*** The final opening has Ichigo's outfits change throughout the arc to reflect how his abilities change in the Fullbring Arc.
** The fourth opening, "Tonight Tonight Tonight" features a different pic of a character near the end of the song. It was cut out in the U.S. broadcast only keeping the first one.
* ''LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties'' typically starts each episode with an OpeningNarration before the opening credits start, acting as a parody of classic television like ''Franchise/StarTrek'' or ''{{Series/Bewitched}}''.
* Every chapter of ''Manga/{{Crimsons}}'' starts with a water flea (''Daphnia'') monologuing about life, the universe and everything and is quickly interrupted by being eaten by a fish.



* Every episode of the first half of ''Anime/LuckyStar'' ends with the characters doing karaoke versions of various anime theme songs (different each episode). They're always arguing at the same time. The second half of the series has Creator/MinoruShiraishi (the actor, in live-action) singing other random old theme songs a capella. [[spoiler:[[UruseiYatsura The last one]], though...]]

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* Every episode ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' does this as well, essentially "slipping in" a few seconds of new footage in between a section of the first half of ''Anime/LuckyStar'' ends with Openings; only carrying over the characters doing karaoke versions of various anime theme songs (different each episode). They're always arguing at music until it returned to the same time. The second half of the series has Creator/MinoruShiraishi (the actor, in live-action) singing other random old theme songs a capella. [[spoiler:[[UruseiYatsura The last one]], though...stock footage. [[{{Foreshadowing}} Used very effectively.]]



* The last scene of ''Manga/OmamoriHimari'''s opening changes from episode to episode. When Rinko goes up to Yuuto's room, she always finds him in bed with one (or more) members of his harem in a compromising position. MegatonPunch ensues.
* ''{{Manga/Bleach}}''
** While not exactly a gag, one of the end credits sequences for the second season focuses on a different one of the 13 squads for each episode.
*** The final opening has Ichigo's outfits change throughout the arc to reflect how his abilities change in the Fullbring Arc.
** The fourth opening, "Tonight Tonight Tonight" features a different pic of a character near the end of the song. It was cut out in the U.S. broadcast only keeping the first one.
* Though not exactly a joke, the endings to ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' have variations of this. During the second season, the ending song was sung by the character that was the focus of that episode. During the third season, a certain potion of the credits changes to depict either the Allies or Axis Powers standing around a tree, and then focuses in one one of the characters' faces.
* ''LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties'' typically starts each episode with an OpeningNarration before the opening credits start, acting as a parody of classic television like ''Franchise/StarTrek'' or ''{{Series/Bewitched}}''.
* In season 5 of ''Manga/SgtFrog'', each of the episodes using the thirteenth ending theme, "Bokura no Aikotoba", used different art over the end credits (though all were overlaid with the same animation of the Keroro Platoon clapping along to the music).

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* The last scene I, Koshi Rikdo hereby give my permission to include a couch gag featuring me at the start of ''Manga/OmamoriHimari'''s opening changes from every episode of the ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' anime.
* The ending credits
to episode. When Rinko goes up to Yuuto's room, she always finds him in bed with one (or more) ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'' show the club members watching an episode of his harem ''Kujibiki Unbalance'' in a compromising position. MegatonPunch ensues.
* ''{{Manga/Bleach}}''
** While not exactly a gag, one
the club room in the immediate aftermath of the end credits sequences for episode, featuring some sort of visual reference to the second season focuses on a different one events of the 13 squads for each episode.
*** * The final ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' anime, having run for over 200 episodes, has had several cases of this.
** In Episode 67, Gintoki's bike spins out of control instead of riding into the sunset as usual.
** Episode 112 replaces the usual anime with [[AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent Katsuratama]].
** Episode 224's
opening has Ichigo's outfits change throughout continues as usual until the arc very end, at which point Gintoki fails to reflect how balance his abilities change bike properly as he usually does in the Fullbring Arc.
**
intro and instead falls flat on his face. The fourth opening, "Tonight Tonight Tonight" features a different pic of a character near next 30 seconds feature the end aftermath of the song. It was cut out in crash, during which the U.S. broadcast only keeping main trio comment on how [[NoFourthWall they were bound to mess up after doing the first one.
* Though not exactly
same thing 23 times in a joke, the endings to ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' have variations of this. row.]]
**
During the second season, the ending song Journey into Tama arc, Tama was sung by the character that was the focus of that episode. During the third season, a certain potion of replaced in the credits by a pixelized version of herself.
* The ending theme for ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' always -- except for the first episode and the OVA "Ankou War!" -- follows the same template: after a few seconds of sun, a close-up of the front of a tank's side as it moves forward toward the left of the screen; then a shot of it moving along a path, pointing diagonally with respect to the screen, and with its operators in super-deformed form sticking out of the tank; then a side view of same, then a front view of same, then the show logo in the grass. The differences are in ''which'' tank and ''who'' the operators are. Understandably, the Anglerfish Team's Panzer IV shows up a few different episodes, always reflecting its current setup: when Saori
changes to depict either communications, she starts wearing a headset in the Allies or Axis Powers standing around ending theme; when the IV gets a tree, and then focuses in one barrel upgrade, that shows up, too; when it gets its Schürzen skirts, those, too, are shown.
* In the anime adaptation of ''LightNovel/GirlishNumber'', something different happens to
one of the characters' faces.
* ''LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties'' typically starts each
cast in the title sequence. For example, in the third episode with an OpeningNarration before the opening credits start, acting as a parody of classic television like ''Franchise/StarTrek'' or ''{{Series/Bewitched}}''.
* In season 5 of ''Manga/SgtFrog'', each of the episodes using the thirteenth ending theme, "Bokura no Aikotoba", used different art over the end credits (though all were overlaid with the same animation of the Keroro Platoon clapping along to the music).
pan falls on Chitose's head.



* ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'' does this as well, essentially "slipping in" a few seconds of new footage in between a section of the Openings; only carrying over the music until it returned to the stock footage. [[{{Foreshadowing}} Used very effectively.]]
* While not an opening, ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' has a different eyecatch each episode.
** At least for its first 33 episodes ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'' will have cameos of each of the previous Pretty Cure heroines up to that point congratulating the franchise for hitting 10 years.
* The ''Anime/QueensBlade'' second season closing credits play a musical number featuring one of the Swap Witch Trio (Menace, Airi, Melona), changing each episode.

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* ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'' does this as well, essentially "slipping in" a few seconds of new footage in between a section of the Openings; It's only carrying over used once, but for episode 47 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Stardust Crusaders'', the music until it returned to opening plays out like usual until, right near the stock footage. [[{{Foreshadowing}} Used very effectively.]]
* While not an opening, ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' has a different eyecatch each episode.
** At least for its first 33 episodes ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'' will have cameos of each of the previous Pretty Cure heroines up to that point congratulating the franchise for hitting 10 years.
* The ''Anime/QueensBlade'' second season closing credits play a musical number featuring one of the Swap Witch Trio (Menace, Airi, Melona), changing each episode.
end, "'''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sxqTGd3S1A ZA WARUDO!]]'''''"



* It's only used once, but for episode 47 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Stardust Crusaders'', the opening plays out like usual until, right near the end, "'''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sxqTGd3S1A ZA WARUDO!]]'''''"
* The ''Gintama'' anime, having run for over 200 episodes, has had several cases of this.
** In Episode 67, Gintoki's bike spins out of control instead of riding into the sunset as usual.
** Episode 112 replaces the usual anime with [[AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent Katsuratama]].
** Episode 224's opening continues as usual until the very end, at which point Gintoki fails to balance his bike properly as he usually does in the intro and instead falls flat on his face. The next 30 seconds feature the aftermath of the crash, during which the main trio comment on how [[NoFourthWall they were bound to mess up after doing the same thing 23 times in a row.]]
** During the Journey into Tama arc, Tama was replaced in the credits by a pixelized version of herself.
* For a time, part of the credits of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' played over a still image of Yusei holding a card. The card itself was always prominently featured in the episode.
* The ending theme for ''[[Anime/GirlsUndPanzer]]'' always -- except for the first episode and the OVA "Ankou War!" -- follows the same template: after a few seconds of sun, a close-up of the front of a tank's side as it moves forward toward the left of the screen; then a shot of it moving along a path, pointing diagonally with respect to the screen, and with its operators in super-deformed form sticking out of the tank; then a side view of same, then a front view of same, then the show logo in the grass. The differences are in ''which'' tank and ''who'' the operators are. Understandably, the Anglerfish Team's Panzer IV shows up a few different episodes, always reflecting its current setup: when Saori changes to communications, she starts wearing a headset in the ending theme; when the IV gets a barrel upgrade, that shows up, too; when it gets its Schürzen skirts, those, too, are shown.
* The ending theme of ''Anime/ShinryakuIkaMusume'''s first season is nearly always set at the beach at night, usually with Squid Girl looking out over the sea, and even the exception ends that way. But then, there's always something referring to one of the mini-episodes, such as fireworks, or the oversized Squid girl head, or the mini-Squid Girls walking by.

to:

* It's only used once, but for Appropriately, each episode 47 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Stardust Crusaders'', the opening plays out like usual until, right near the end, "'''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sxqTGd3S1A ZA WARUDO!]]'''''"
* The ''Gintama'' anime, having run for over 200 episodes, has had several cases of this.
** In Episode 67, Gintoki's bike spins out of control instead of riding into the sunset as usual.
** Episode 112 replaces the usual anime with [[AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent Katsuratama]].
** Episode 224's opening continues as usual until the very end, at which point Gintoki fails to balance his bike properly as he usually does in the intro and instead falls flat on his face. The next 30 seconds feature the aftermath
of the crash, during which ''Anime/KujibikiUnbalance'' TV series ended with a pan across an illustration of the main trio comment on how [[NoFourthWall they were bound Rikkyoin school campus, also with a visual reference to mess up after the events of the episode.
* Every episode of the first half of ''Anime/LuckyStar'' ends with the characters
doing karaoke versions of various anime theme songs (different each episode). They're always arguing at the same thing 23 times time. The second half of the series has Creator/MinoruShiraishi (the actor, in live-action) singing other random old theme songs a row.capella. [[spoiler:[[UruseiYatsura The last one]], though...]]
** During the Journey into Tama arc, Tama was replaced in the credits by a pixelized version of herself.
* For a time, part of the credits of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' played over a still image of Yusei holding a card. The card itself was always prominently featured in the episode.
* The ending theme for ''[[Anime/GirlsUndPanzer]]'' always -- except for the first last scene of ''Manga/OmamoriHimari'''s opening changes from episode and the OVA "Ankou War!" -- follows the same template: after a few seconds of sun, a close-up of the front of a tank's side as it moves forward toward the left of the screen; then a shot of it moving along a path, pointing diagonally with respect to the screen, and with its operators in super-deformed form sticking out of the tank; then a side view of same, then a front view of same, then the show logo in the grass. The differences are in ''which'' tank and ''who'' the operators are. Understandably, the Anglerfish Team's Panzer IV shows episode. When Rinko goes up a few different episodes, to Yuuto's room, she always reflecting its current setup: when Saori changes to communications, she starts wearing a headset finds him in the ending theme; when the IV gets a barrel upgrade, that shows up, too; when it gets its Schürzen skirts, those, too, are shown.
* The ending theme of ''Anime/ShinryakuIkaMusume'''s first season is nearly always set at the beach at night, usually
bed with Squid Girl looking out over the sea, and even the exception ends that way. But then, there's always something referring to one (or more) members of the mini-episodes, such as fireworks, or the oversized Squid girl head, or the mini-Squid Girls walking by.his harem in a compromising position. MegatonPunch ensues.



* In the anime adaptation of ''LightNovel/GirlishNumber'', something different happens to one of the cast in the title sequence. For example, in the third episode a pan falls on Chitose's head.

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* ''Franchise/PrettyCure':':
** While not an opening, ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' has a different eyecatch each episode.
** At least for its first 33 episodes ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'' will have cameos of each of the previous Pretty Cure heroines up to that point congratulating the franchise for hitting 10 years.
* The ''Anime/QueensBlade'' second season closing credits play a musical number featuring one of the Swap Witch Trio (Menace, Airi, Melona), changing each episode.
* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' has these in the middle of the openings without animation: Series One has large blocks of text, while Series Two has fanart.
* In season 5 of ''Manga/SgtFrog'', each of the anime adaptation episodes using the thirteenth ending theme, "Bokura no Aikotoba", used different art over the end credits (though all were overlaid with the same animation of ''LightNovel/GirlishNumber'', the Keroro Platoon clapping along to the music).
* The ending theme of ''Anime/ShinryakuIkaMusume'''s first season is nearly always set at the beach at night, usually with Squid Girl looking out over the sea, and even the exception ends that way. But then, there's always
something different happens referring to one of the cast in mini-episodes, such as fireworks, or the title sequence. For example, in oversized Squid girl head, or the third mini-Squid Girls walking by.
* Every
episode a pan falls of ''LightNovel/SisterPrincess'' ended with Yamada alone in his apartment watching something on Chitose's head.television -- usually the fictional HumongousMecha show ''Garban'' -- which had a comment relevant to the episode's action.
* ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' had scenes from the episode in its opening credits. The initial American DVD release left this out, apparently because the US licensor didn't want to create different English credits for each episode.
* For a time, part of the credits of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' played over a still image of Yusei holding a card. The card itself was always prominently featured in the episode.
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