History DarkerAndEdgier / AnimeAndManga

19th May '17 6:05:09 PM mega95gox
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS'' appears to be this and has the potential to become even darker than ''ARC-V'', with cyber crime and the dark side of online gaming as its main plot. The setting is more bleak and CloserToEarth than in ''ZEXAL'' and ''ARC-V'', and unlike the previous entries, ''VRAINS'' has a main character who is not a HotBlooded IdiotHero or an AllLovingHero, but a [[{{Jerkass}} cold-hearted]] and [[NoNonsenseNemesis ruthless]] AntiHero who treats Dueling as a means to get {{Revenge}} on a group of {{Cyberspace}} [[OmnicidalManiac busting maniacs]] (led by TheRival, no less) for their involvement in the past. What's worse, Duelists who took too much damage in Link VRAINS might be at risk of being as good as ''brain dead'', and that's just as early as the second episode.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS'' appears to be this and has the potential to become even darker than ''ARC-V'', with cyber crime and the dark side of online gaming as its main plot. The setting is more bleak and CloserToEarth than in ''ZEXAL'' and ''ARC-V'', and unlike the previous entries, ''VRAINS'' has a main character who is not NOT a HotBlooded IdiotHero or an AllLovingHero, but a [[{{Jerkass}} cold-hearted]] and [[NoNonsenseNemesis ruthless]] AntiHero who treats Dueling as a means to get {{Revenge}} on a group of {{Cyberspace}} [[OmnicidalManiac busting maniacs]] (led by TheRival, no less) for their involvement in the past. What's worse, Duelists who took too much damage in Link VRAINS might be at risk of being as good as ''brain dead'', and that's just as early as the second episode.
19th May '17 1:46:46 AM mega95gox
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS'' appears to be this and has the potential to become even darker than ''ARC-V'', with cyber crime and the dark side of online gaming as its main plot. The setting is more bleak and CloserToEarth than in ''ZEXAL'' and ''ARC-V'', and unlike the previous entries, ''VRAINS'' has main character who is not a HotBlooded IdiotHero or an AllLovingHero, but a [[{{Jerkass}} cold-hearted]] and [[NoNonsenseNemesis ruthless]] AntiHero who treats Dueling as a means to get {{Revenge}} on a group of {{Cyberspace}} [[OmnicidalManiac busting maniacs]] (led by TheRival, no less) for their involvement in the past. What's worse, Duelists who took too much damage in Link VRAINS might be at risk of being as good as ''brain dead'', and that's just as early as the second episode.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS'' appears to be this and has the potential to become even darker than ''ARC-V'', with cyber crime and the dark side of online gaming as its main plot. The setting is more bleak and CloserToEarth than in ''ZEXAL'' and ''ARC-V'', and unlike the previous entries, ''VRAINS'' has a main character who is not a HotBlooded IdiotHero or an AllLovingHero, but a [[{{Jerkass}} cold-hearted]] and [[NoNonsenseNemesis ruthless]] AntiHero who treats Dueling as a means to get {{Revenge}} on a group of {{Cyberspace}} [[OmnicidalManiac busting maniacs]] (led by TheRival, no less) for their involvement in the past. What's worse, Duelists who took too much damage in Link VRAINS might be at risk of being as good as ''brain dead'', and that's just as early as the second episode.
19th May '17 1:43:10 AM mega95gox
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXA:'' appears at first glance to be LighterAndSofter after 5D's, but then it turns out that Dr. Faker and Mr. Heartland have been running highly dangerous and illegal experiments on children, including Faker's own sons. Kite resorts to murder in an attempt to save his brother, only to learn the whole thing was a lie, and he comes to despair of his own salvation. Astral, Yuma's spirit companion, was in fact sent by his people to commit genocide. Rio was severely burned in a dueling accident. [[spoiler: Shark and Rio are actually dead and are Barian Emperors.]] Then, the Barians initiate an AssimilationPlot to destroy the Earth and turn humans into Barians.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXA:'' ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL:'' appears at first glance to be LighterAndSofter after 5D's, but then it turns out that Dr. Faker and Mr. Heartland have been running highly dangerous and illegal experiments on children, including Faker's own sons. Kite resorts to murder in an attempt to save his brother, only to learn the whole thing was a lie, and he comes to despair of his own salvation. Astral, Yuma's spirit companion, was in fact sent by his people to commit genocide. Rio was severely burned in a dueling accident. [[spoiler: Shark and Rio are actually dead and are Barian Emperors.]] Then, the Barians initiate an AssimilationPlot to destroy the Earth and turn humans into Barians.
19th May '17 1:40:59 AM mega95gox
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS'' appears to be this and has the potential to become even darker than ''ARC-V'', with cyber crime and the dark side of online gaming as its main plot. The setting is more bleak and CloserToEarth than in ''ZEXAL'' and ''ARC-V'', and unlike the previous entries, ''VRAINS'' has main character who is not a HotBlooded IdiotHero or an AllLovingHero, but a [[{{Jerkass}} cold-hearted]] and [[NoNonsenseNemesis ruthless]] AntiHero who treats Dueling as a means to get {{Revenge}} on the villains for their involvement in the past, while TheRival is not only flat-out villainous, but also the series' BigBad. What's worse, Duelists who took too much damage in Link VRAINS might be at risk of being as good as ''brain dead'', and that's just as early as the second episode.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS'' appears to be this and has the potential to become even darker than ''ARC-V'', with cyber crime and the dark side of online gaming as its main plot. The setting is more bleak and CloserToEarth than in ''ZEXAL'' and ''ARC-V'', and unlike the previous entries, ''VRAINS'' has main character who is not a HotBlooded IdiotHero or an AllLovingHero, but a [[{{Jerkass}} cold-hearted]] and [[NoNonsenseNemesis ruthless]] AntiHero who treats Dueling as a means to get {{Revenge}} on the villains a group of {{Cyberspace}} [[OmnicidalManiac busting maniacs]] (led by TheRival, no less) for their involvement in the past, while TheRival is not only flat-out villainous, but also the series' BigBad.past. What's worse, Duelists who took too much damage in Link VRAINS might be at risk of being as good as ''brain dead'', and that's just as early as the second episode.
19th May '17 1:38:36 AM mega95gox
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS'' appears to be this and has the potential to become even darker than ''ARC-V'', with cyber crime and the dark side of online gaming as its main plot. The setting is more bleak and CloserToEarth than in ''ZEXAL'' and ''ARC-V'', and unlike the previous entries, ''VRAINS'' has main character who is not a HotBlooded IdiotHero or an AllLovingHero, but a [[{{Jerkass}} cold-hearted]] and [[NoNonsenseNemesis ruthless]] AntiHero who treats Dueling as a means to get {{Revenge}} on the villains for their involvement in the past. Even TheRival is not only flat-out villainous, but also the series' BigBad. What's worse, Duelists who took too much damage in Link VRAINS might be at risk of being as good as ''brain dead'', and that's just as early as the second episode.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS'' appears to be this and has the potential to become even darker than ''ARC-V'', with cyber crime and the dark side of online gaming as its main plot. The setting is more bleak and CloserToEarth than in ''ZEXAL'' and ''ARC-V'', and unlike the previous entries, ''VRAINS'' has main character who is not a HotBlooded IdiotHero or an AllLovingHero, but a [[{{Jerkass}} cold-hearted]] and [[NoNonsenseNemesis ruthless]] AntiHero who treats Dueling as a means to get {{Revenge}} on the villains for their involvement in the past. Even past, while TheRival is not only flat-out villainous, but also the series' BigBad. What's worse, Duelists who took too much damage in Link VRAINS might be at risk of being as good as ''brain dead'', and that's just as early as the second episode.
19th May '17 1:37:37 AM mega95gox
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' appears at first glance to be LighterAndSofter after 5D's, but then it turns out that Dr. Faker and Mr. Heartland have been running highly dangerous and illegal experiments on children, including Faker's own sons. Kite resorts to murder in an attempt to save his brother, only to learn the whole thing was a lie, and he comes to despair of his own salvation. Astral, Yuma's spirit companion, was in fact sent by his people to commit genocide. Rio was severely burned in a dueling accident. [[spoiler: Shark and Rio are actually dead and are Barian Emperors.]] Then, the Barians initiate an AssimilationPlot to destroy the Earth and turn humans into Barians.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXA:'' appears at first glance to be LighterAndSofter after 5D's, but then it turns out that Dr. Faker and Mr. Heartland have been running highly dangerous and illegal experiments on children, including Faker's own sons. Kite resorts to murder in an attempt to save his brother, only to learn the whole thing was a lie, and he comes to despair of his own salvation. Astral, Yuma's spirit companion, was in fact sent by his people to commit genocide. Rio was severely burned in a dueling accident. [[spoiler: Shark and Rio are actually dead and are Barian Emperors.]] Then, the Barians initiate an AssimilationPlot to destroy the Earth and turn humans into Barians.


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* ''Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS'' appears to be this and has the potential to become even darker than ''ARC-V'', with cyber crime and the dark side of online gaming as its main plot. The setting is more bleak and CloserToEarth than in ''ZEXAL'' and ''ARC-V'', and unlike the previous entries, ''VRAINS'' has main character who is not a HotBlooded IdiotHero or an AllLovingHero, but a [[{{Jerkass}} cold-hearted]] and [[NoNonsenseNemesis ruthless]] AntiHero who treats Dueling as a means to get {{Revenge}} on the villains for their involvement in the past. Even TheRival is not only flat-out villainous, but also the series' BigBad. What's worse, Duelists who took too much damage in Link VRAINS might be at risk of being as good as ''brain dead'', and that's just as early as the second episode.
2nd May '17 7:37:08 AM WillBGood
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* ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' plays this ''visciously'' straight. No more funny antics and BlackComedy, this DeadlyGame is a dead serious TenLittleMurderVictims scenario where people suffer and BloodierAndGorier is the norm (with the iconic BlackBlood gone completely), with the ever quirky [[LaughablyEvil Monokuma]] DemotedToExtra. And, despite initially looking LighterAndSofter, ''Side:Despair'' quickly becomes ''even worse'', with scenes of violence that are legitimately horrific.

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* ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' plays this ''visciously'' ''viciously'' straight. No more funny antics and BlackComedy, this DeadlyGame is a dead serious TenLittleMurderVictims scenario where people suffer and BloodierAndGorier is the norm (with the iconic BlackBlood gone completely), with the ever quirky [[LaughablyEvil Monokuma]] DemotedToExtra. And, despite initially looking LighterAndSofter, ''Side:Despair'' quickly becomes ''even worse'', with scenes of violence that are legitimately horrific.
2nd May '17 7:35:08 AM WillBGood
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* ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' plays this ''viscously'' straight. No more funny antics and BlackComedy, this DeadlyGame is a dead serious TenLittleMurderVictims scenario where people suffer and BloodierAndGorier is the norm (with the iconic BlackBlood gone completely), with the ever quirky [[LaughablyEvil Monokuma]] DemotedToExtra. And, despite initially looking LighterAndSofter, ''Side:Despair'' quickly becomes ''even worse'', with scenes of violence that are legitimately horrific.

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* ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' plays this ''viscously'' ''visciously'' straight. No more funny antics and BlackComedy, this DeadlyGame is a dead serious TenLittleMurderVictims scenario where people suffer and BloodierAndGorier is the norm (with the iconic BlackBlood gone completely), with the ever quirky [[LaughablyEvil Monokuma]] DemotedToExtra. And, despite initially looking LighterAndSofter, ''Side:Despair'' quickly becomes ''even worse'', with scenes of violence that are legitimately horrific.
18th Mar '17 2:22:39 PM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', and how! The ''first episode'' has a Digimon killing ''and eating'' another one, several more deaths of them, including one being stabbed to death while his tamer can do ''nothing but watch'', one character emotionally traumatized by such, some of the most brutal battles in the series, an attempted suicide, two HeroicSacrifices, a good chunk of the Digital World and it's residents being deleted, a heart-breaking ending, and a sweet little 10-year old girl getting ''MindRaped for at least a week''! Some consider it to be the ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' of mons series, which should really tell you something!

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* ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', and how! The ''first episode'' has a Digimon killing ''and eating'' another one, several more deaths of them, including one being stabbed to death while his tamer can do ''nothing but watch'', one character emotionally traumatized by such, some of the most brutal battles in the series, an attempted suicide, two HeroicSacrifices, a good chunk of the Digital World and it's residents being deleted, a heart-breaking ending, and a sweet little 10-year old girl getting ''MindRaped for at least a week''! Some consider it to be the ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' of mons series, which should really tell you something!



* ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is a {{deconstruction}} of the mech genre and then some. Not only does it send its mech pilots directly into PsychologicalHorror, FanService and MindScrew territories, it turns up the dials UpToEleven, especially on the MindScrew part. Add in AbusiveParents and [[spoiler: TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt]], and we've got ourselves the ''Madoka Magica'' of Mecha.

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* ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is a {{deconstruction}} of the mech genre and then some. Not only does it send its mech pilots directly into PsychologicalHorror, FanService and MindScrew territories, it turns up the dials UpToEleven, especially on the MindScrew part. Add in AbusiveParents and [[spoiler: TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt]], and we've got ourselves the ''Madoka Magica'' of Mecha.
29th Jan '17 10:35:38 AM matteste
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** Where the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series is concerned, it's sometimes darker and edgier in their side stories, regardless of the calendar. Comic relief aside, the overall progression of arcs, foreknowledge, the ending and themes show that the likes of ''Anime/{{Mobile Suit Gundam 0080 War In The Pocket}}'' and ''C.E. 73 Stargazer'' to be less sunshiny than their respective calendars' main series.

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** Where the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series is concerned, it's sometimes darker and edgier in their side stories, regardless of the calendar. Comic relief aside, the overall progression of arcs, foreknowledge, the ending and themes show that the likes of ''Anime/{{Mobile Suit Gundam 0080 War In The Pocket}}'' ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket'' and ''C.E. 73 Stargazer'' ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDCE73Stargazer'' to be less sunshiny than their respective calendars' main series.
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