History DarkerAndEdgier / AnimeAndManga

15th Jul '17 10:33:45 PM BoxerAndCrewSocks
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** Similar to ''Origins'' the youtube-released microseries ''Pokémon Generations'' takes a more mature opproach to the Pokémon World, while still being a TruerToTheText adaptation compared to the main anime. The second episode alone shows the secret police arresting Team Rocket members and interrogating them in a realistic fashion, Looker tracking down Giovanni as if it was a Police series, and finally [[spoiler: the police raiding the Viridian Gym, with Pokémon being used for wall infiltration and Giovanni being "an experienced trainer" being used as an analogue for "heavily armmed".]]

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** Similar to ''Origins'' the youtube-released microseries ''Pokémon Generations'' ''Anime/PokemonGenerations'' takes a more mature opproach to the Pokémon World, while still being a TruerToTheText adaptation compared to the main anime. The second episode alone shows the secret police arresting Team Rocket members and interrogating them in a realistic fashion, Looker tracking down Giovanni as if it was a Police series, and finally [[spoiler: the police raiding the Viridian Gym, with Pokémon being used for wall infiltration and Giovanni being "an experienced trainer" being used as an analogue for "heavily armmed".]]
10th Jul '17 9:52:46 AM Meticulous
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** It's also a deconstruction of {{Shonen}} action manga and anime.



** And then comes along the darkest arc in the entire story (and arguably the darkest story arc in the history of Shōnen jump manga), the Chimera Ant arc. Featuring themes of genocide, existentialism, and human morality.

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** And then comes along the darkest arc in the entire story (and arguably the darkest story arc in the history of Shōnen jump manga), story, the Chimera Ant arc. Featuring themes of genocide, existentialism, and human morality.
31st May '17 11:09:56 PM Az_Tech341
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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.

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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]]''.manga]]. 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.
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.
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