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18th Jan '17 10:35:35 PM mega95gox
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' is shaping up to be this, with complex moralities on all sides of the conflict caused by human nature rather than a handful of truly evil (or tragic) characters and/or supernatural forces manipulating heroic people into being their pawns. At first glance the plot looks like a realistic story of a boy growing up, but eventually it turns out the entire first two seasons were just foreshadowing the real plot, which in turn is all about how WarIsHell, GenreDeconstruction, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking an over-reaching philosophical debate about the role card games should and do play in people's lives.]] [[NobodyCanDie To avoid the censors people's souls are stolen]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar as a clear replacement for actual murder, which allows the writers to freely focus on heavy topics like genocide, class wars, institutionalized slavery, police brutality, war propaganda, child soldiers and racism]]. Tons of AdultFear and RealityEnsues indicate that the series is going to keep getting darker and darker. What makes ''ARC-V'' as dark as the [[Manga/YuGiOh original manga]] or [[Creator/GenUrobichi Urobuchi's works]] is most of its Duels are similar to Dark Games and being carded is the closest thing the audience get to death or a Penalty Game.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' is shaping up to be this, with complex moralities on all sides of the conflict caused by human nature rather than a handful of truly evil (or tragic) characters and/or supernatural forces manipulating heroic people into being their pawns. At first glance the plot looks like a realistic story of a boy growing up, but eventually it turns out the entire first two seasons were just foreshadowing the real plot, which in turn is all about how WarIsHell, GenreDeconstruction, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking an over-reaching philosophical debate about the role card games should and do play in people's lives.]] [[NobodyCanDie To avoid the censors people's souls are stolen]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar as a clear replacement for actual murder, which allows the writers to freely focus on heavy topics like genocide, class wars, institutionalized slavery, police brutality, war propaganda, child soldiers and racism]]. Tons of AdultFear and RealityEnsues indicate that the series is going to keep getting darker and darker. What makes ''ARC-V'' as dark as the [[Manga/YuGiOh original manga]] or [[Creator/GenUrobichi [[Creator/GenUrobuchi Urobuchi's works]] is most of its Duels are similar to Dark Games and being carded is the closest thing the audience get to death or a ''fatal'' Penalty Game.
18th Jan '17 6:42:30 PM mega95gox
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' is shaping up to be this, with complex moralities on all sides of the conflict caused by human nature rather than a handful of truly evil (or tragic) characters and/or supernatural forces manipulating heroic people into being their pawns. At first glance the plot looks like a realistic story of a boy growing up, but eventually it turns out the entire first two seasons were just foreshadowing the real plot, which in turn is all about how WarIsHell, GenreDeconstruction, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking an over-reaching philosophical debate about the role card games should and do play in people's lives.]] [[NobodyCanDie To avoid the censors people's souls are stolen]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar as a clear replacement for actual murder, which allows the writers to freely focus on heavy topics like genocide, class wars, institutionalized slavery, police brutality, war propaganda, child soldiers and racism]]. Tons of AdultFear and RealityEnsues indicate that the series is going to keep getting darker and darker. What makes ''ARC-V'' as dark as the [[Manga/YuGiOh original manga]], ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' or [[Creator/GenUrobichi Urobuchi's works]] is most of its Duels are similar to Dark Games and being carded is the closest thing the audience get to death or a Penalty Game.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' is shaping up to be this, with complex moralities on all sides of the conflict caused by human nature rather than a handful of truly evil (or tragic) characters and/or supernatural forces manipulating heroic people into being their pawns. At first glance the plot looks like a realistic story of a boy growing up, but eventually it turns out the entire first two seasons were just foreshadowing the real plot, which in turn is all about how WarIsHell, GenreDeconstruction, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking an over-reaching philosophical debate about the role card games should and do play in people's lives.]] [[NobodyCanDie To avoid the censors people's souls are stolen]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar as a clear replacement for actual murder, which allows the writers to freely focus on heavy topics like genocide, class wars, institutionalized slavery, police brutality, war propaganda, child soldiers and racism]]. Tons of AdultFear and RealityEnsues indicate that the series is going to keep getting darker and darker. What makes ''ARC-V'' as dark as the [[Manga/YuGiOh original manga]], ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' manga]] or [[Creator/GenUrobichi Urobuchi's works]] is most of its Duels are similar to Dark Games and being carded is the closest thing the audience get to death or a Penalty Game.
18th Jan '17 6:38:24 PM mega95gox
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' is shaping up to be this, with complex moralities on all sides of the conflict caused by human nature rather than a handful of truly evil (or tragic) characters and/or supernatural forces manipulating heroic people into being their pawns. At first glance the plot looks like a realistic story of a boy growing up, but eventually it turns out the entire first two seasons were just foreshadowing the real plot, which in turn is all about how WarIsHell, GenreDeconstruction, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking an over-reaching philosophical debate about the role card games should and do play in people's lives.]] [[NobodyCanDie To avoid the censors people's souls are stolen]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar as a clear replacement for actual murder, which allows the writers to freely focus on heavy topics like genocide, class wars, institutionalized slavery, police brutality, war propaganda, child soldiers and racism]]. Tons of AdultFear and RealityEnsues indicate that the series is going to keep getting darker and darker.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' is shaping up to be this, with complex moralities on all sides of the conflict caused by human nature rather than a handful of truly evil (or tragic) characters and/or supernatural forces manipulating heroic people into being their pawns. At first glance the plot looks like a realistic story of a boy growing up, but eventually it turns out the entire first two seasons were just foreshadowing the real plot, which in turn is all about how WarIsHell, GenreDeconstruction, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking an over-reaching philosophical debate about the role card games should and do play in people's lives.]] [[NobodyCanDie To avoid the censors people's souls are stolen]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar as a clear replacement for actual murder, which allows the writers to freely focus on heavy topics like genocide, class wars, institutionalized slavery, police brutality, war propaganda, child soldiers and racism]]. Tons of AdultFear and RealityEnsues indicate that the series is going to keep getting darker and darker. What makes ''ARC-V'' as dark as the [[Manga/YuGiOh original manga]], ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' or [[Creator/GenUrobichi Urobuchi's works]] is most of its Duels are similar to Dark Games and being carded is the closest thing the audience get to death or a Penalty Game.
13th Jan '17 11:23:12 AM Larkmarn
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* ''Anime/CrossAnge'' to the ''Mobile Suit Gundam franchise'' has loads of themes on sexual assault, a {{Yandere}} that wants to [[ApocalypseHow destroy two parallel universes]], lots of themes of terrorism, sexism and racism. This was in the Gundam series before but it's more obvious now and it features [[BloodierAndGorier heavy amounts of gory violence]]. It also got a R18+ in Australia which is equivalent to an [[UpToEleven NC-17]].
27th Dec '16 2:44:19 PM ReynTime250
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* ''Anime/CrossAnge'' to the ''Mobile Suit Gundam franchise'' has loads of themes on sexual assault, a {{Yandere}} that wants to [[ApocalypseHow destroy two parallel universes]], lots of themes of terrorism, sexism and racism. This was in the Gundam series before but it's more obvious now and it features [[BloodierAndGorier heavy amounts of gory violence]]. It also got a R18+ in Australia which is equivalent to an [[UpToEleven NC-17]].
17th Nov '16 5:03:23 PM Josef5678
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* The first anime of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' was, in addition to being 50% GeckoEnding, notably more pessimistic, morally grey and low-key than [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist the manga]] and ''[[Anime/FullmetalAlchemistBrotherhood Brotherhood]]''. Most of the characters' stories ended notably darker, the QuirkyMinibossSquad had a much darker origin [[spoiler:as failed and abandoned human transmutations performed by several different alchemists]], and instead of impressive alchemical fight scenes like in ''Brotherhood'' most battles were brutal, short, and often weighed towards the villains.
** And this version of the QuirkyMinibossSquad isn't so quirky. They're far more sadistic, evil, and deadly than their manga/Brotherhood counterparts. Especially Envy, who upgrades from just another one of Father's minions to Dante's DragonInChief, and Edward's ArchEnemy.

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* The first anime of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' was, in addition to being 50% GeckoEnding, notably more pessimistic, morally grey and low-key than [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist the manga]] and ''[[Anime/FullmetalAlchemistBrotherhood Brotherhood]]''. Most of the characters' stories ended notably darker, the QuirkyMinibossSquad is far more sadistic, evil, and deadly than in previous iterations, and had a much darker origin [[spoiler:as failed and abandoned human transmutations performed by several different alchemists]], and instead of impressive alchemical fight scenes like in ''Brotherhood'' most battles were brutal, short, and often weighed towards the villains.
** And this version of the QuirkyMinibossSquad isn't so quirky. They're far more sadistic, evil, and deadly than their manga/Brotherhood counterparts. Especially Envy, who upgrades from just another one of Father's minions to Dante's DragonInChief, and Edward's ArchEnemy.
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17th Nov '16 9:43:15 AM quackytrope
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** And this version of the QuirkyMinibossSquad isn't so quirky either. They're far more sadistic, evil, and deadly than their manga/Brotherhood counterparts. Especially Envy, who upgrades from just another one of Father's minions to Dante's DragonInChief, and Edward's ArchEnemy.

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** And this version of the QuirkyMinibossSquad isn't so quirky either.quirky. They're far more sadistic, evil, and deadly than their manga/Brotherhood counterparts. Especially Envy, who upgrades from just another one of Father's minions to Dante's DragonInChief, and Edward's ArchEnemy.
17th Nov '16 9:42:50 AM quackytrope
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** And this version of the QuirkyMiniBoss isn't so quirky either. They're far more sadistic, evil, and deadly than their manga/Brotherhood counterparts. Especially Envy, who upgrades from just another one of Father's minions to Dante's DragonInChief, and Edward's ArchEnemy.

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** And this version of the QuirkyMiniBoss QuirkyMinibossSquad isn't so quirky either. They're far more sadistic, evil, and deadly than their manga/Brotherhood counterparts. Especially Envy, who upgrades from just another one of Father's minions to Dante's DragonInChief, and Edward's ArchEnemy.
17th Nov '16 9:42:23 AM quackytrope
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** And this version of the QuirkyMiniBoss isn't so quirky either. They're far more sadistic, evil, and deadly than their manga/Brotherhood counterparts. Especially Envy, who upgrades from just another one of Father's minions to Dante's DragonInChief, and Edward's ArchEnemy.
16th Nov '16 4:00:15 PM wootzits
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* ''Manga/HappyHappyClover'': While the manga is very [[SliceOfLife lighthearted]], the fifth volume contains [[DramaBomb more serious]] stories with tons of drama from the [[BreakTheCutie main protagonist]], such as [[DramaBombFinale getting her dreams brutally crushed by Rambler to a forest fire]] where Clover decides to [[spoiler: sacrifice her life to save the forest.]] She gets better though. However most of the stories in the final volume start [[ToneShift becoming more serious and ditches the cute and cheerful tone most of the time.]]



* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Subverted. In the 7th season, when half of the series moved to a late night timeslot, called Keroro Gunsou Otsu, there was an entire story about Keroro becoming "Keroro of the Night", and so, "Adult, Dark and Dangerous". However, as it turns out, he was no different from before and he's defeated as usual.



* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Subverted. In the 7th season, when half of the series moved to a late night timeslot, called Keroro Gunsou Otsu, there was an entire story about Keroro becoming "Keroro of the Night", and so, "Adult, Dark and Dangerous". However, as it turns out, he was no different from before and he's defeated as usual.
* ''Manga/HappyHappyClover'': While the manga is very [[SliceOfLife lighthearted]], the fifth volume contains [[DramaBomb more serious]] stories with tons of drama from the [[BreakTheCutie main protagonist]], such as [[DramaBombFinale getting her dreams brutally crushed by Rambler to a forest fire]] where Clover decides to [[spoiler: sacrifice her life to save the forest.]] She gets better though. However most of the stories in the final volume start [[ToneShift becoming more serious and ditches the cute and cheerful tone most of the time.]]
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