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22nd Jan '17 8:15:52 AM DemoDemon
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** In a rare inverted case of Early Installment Normalcy, Part 3's Stands had comparatively much more "standard" abilities, such as Magician's Red's [[PlayingWithFire fire manipulation,]] Yellow Temperance's [[BlobMonster all-dissolving shapeshifting goo,]] and Star Platinum's RapidFireFisticuffs. In later Parts the Stand abilities get progressively weirder and weirder. Later Parts have positively surreal Stands like Highway Star (a collection of feet breaking out of a room manifesting inside a tunnel, chasing down the target at 60 km/h, then assembling into a humanoid and sucking out the target's nutrients), Baby Face (a computer that impregnates a woman to gestate a search-and-destroy humanoid creature that can break matter into cubes), or Heavy Weather (''rainbows that turn you into snails'').
2nd Jan '17 10:21:35 AM bowserbros
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** Parts 1 and 2 are short in length compared to future parts. Part 1 went on for 44 chapters in the manga, while Part 2 had 69 chapters. Parts 3-6 went on for little more than ''150'' chapters each, and Part 7 had 95. Anime-wise, Part 1 had only 9 episodes and Part 2 had 17. They were both combined into one season of 26 episodes. Compare that to Part 3's anime adaptation, which was made up of 2 seasons, each consisting of 24 episodes. That's an impressive total of ''48''. Considering the length of Part 3 and its manga to anime transition, fans already have an idea that Parts 4-6 will gain a similar treatment.

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** Parts 1 and 2 are short in length compared to future parts. Part 1 went on for 44 chapters in the manga, while Part 2 had 69 chapters. Parts 3-6 went on for little more than ''150'' chapters each, and Part 7 had 95. Anime-wise, Part 1 had only 9 episodes and Part 2 had 17. They were both combined into one season of 26 episodes. Compare that to Part 3's anime adaptation, which was made up of 2 seasons, each consisting of 24 episodes. That's an impressive total of ''48''. Considering the length of Part Parts 3 & 4 and its their manga to anime transition, transitions, fans already have an idea that Parts 4-6 5-6 will gain a similar treatment.
27th Dec '16 2:39:18 AM Pichu-kun
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** Takao is the only protagonist not to have spiky AnimeHair. He instead wears a baseball hat llike many other late 90s, early 2000s characters. Takao's hair is still on the AnimeHair spectrum but it's not as pronounced as later heroes and mainly points downwards rather than upwards.

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** Takao is the only protagonist not to have spiky AnimeHair. He instead wears a baseball hat llike like many other late 90s, early 2000s characters. Takao's hair is still on the AnimeHair spectrum but it's not as pronounced as later heroes and mainly points downwards rather than upwards.
27th Dec '16 2:38:31 AM Pichu-kun
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* An early chapter of ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' has Hanajima show up to Tohru's sleepover wearing a light-coloured dress. This was before the manga established she only wears black after [[spoiler:nearly killing a classmate with her psychic powers]].



* An early chapter of ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' has Hanajima show up to Tohru's sleepover wearing a light-coloured dress. This was before the manga established she only wears black after [[spoiler:nearly killing a classmate with her psychic powers]].

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* An early chapter of ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' has Hanajima show up to Tohru's sleepover wearing a light-coloured dress. This was before the manga established she only wears black after [[spoiler:nearly killing a classmate with her psychic powers]].
27th Dec '16 2:36:31 AM Pichu-kun
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** In a case of dub-specific related weirdness, the first ''Anime/Beyblade'' series used {{Dub Name Change}}s for everyone. Starting with ''[[Anime/MetalFightBeyblade Beyblade Metal Fusion]]'', the English dubs kept the Japanese names. This was largely due to the practice of dub name changes falling out of fashion with anime by the time of ''Metal Fusion''.

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** In a case of dub-specific related weirdness, the first ''Anime/Beyblade'' ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'' series used {{Dub Name Change}}s for everyone. Starting with ''[[Anime/MetalFightBeyblade Beyblade Metal Fusion]]'', the English dubs kept the Japanese names. This was largely due to the practice of dub name changes falling out of fashion with anime by the time of ''Metal Fusion''.
27th Dec '16 2:36:02 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Franchise/{{Beyblade}}'':
** In a case of dub-specific related weirdness, the first ''Anime/Beyblade'' series used {{Dub Name Change}}s for everyone. Starting with ''[[Anime/MetalFightBeyblade Beyblade Metal Fusion]]'', the English dubs kept the Japanese names. This was largely due to the practice of dub name changes falling out of fashion with anime by the time of ''Metal Fusion''.
** Takao is the only protagonist not to have spiky AnimeHair. He instead wears a baseball hat llike many other late 90s, early 2000s characters. Takao's hair is still on the AnimeHair spectrum but it's not as pronounced as later heroes and mainly points downwards rather than upwards.
13th Dec '16 3:39:38 PM Arha
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* In the first episode of ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', Mikoto Misaka's design and animation are slightly off from what they'd be later, and when fighting Toma, she appears to call lightning down from the sky. Later on, her electricity powers originate from her body (typically within the vicinity of her head).
10th Dec '16 1:25:21 AM Rainbow
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** The overall tone was also quite different, being more like a standard superhero show while the later seasons deviated more towards SliceOfLife. The enemies faced by the Guardians were also ''much'' scarier and much more threatening. Contrast with later seasons, in which the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Quirky Miniboss Squads]] become hilariously incompetent and the MonstersOfTheWeek become goofy-looking jokes who rarely pose any serious threat. It's no wonder fans generally prefer the earlier seasons and tend to ignore or even disown the later ones.

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** The overall tone was also quite different, being more like a standard superhero show while the later seasons deviated more towards SliceOfLife. The enemies faced by the Guardians were also ''much'' scarier and much more threatening. Contrast with later seasons, in which the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Quirky Miniboss Squads]] become hilariously incompetent and the MonstersOfTheWeek become goofy-looking jokes who rarely pose any serious threat. It's no wonder fans generally prefer the earlier seasons and tend to ignore or even disown the later ones.
4th Dec '16 7:22:41 PM Pichu-kun
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* The first chapter or two of ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'' depict the Elric brothers as much more cynical characters, with the first volume even describing them as ruthless. This clashes quite a bit with how they act later; if anything, they're some of the least cynical characters and their angst is caused by having their idealistic beliefs yanked out from under them (for example, Ed being upset at what Shou Tucker does to his daughter expressly because it makes him feel guilty that there was nothing he could have done).

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* ''Franchise/FullmetalAlchemist'':
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The first chapter or two of ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'' depict the Elric brothers as much more cynical characters, with the first volume even describing them as ruthless. This clashes quite a bit with how they act later; if anything, they're some of the least cynical characters and their angst is caused by having their idealistic beliefs yanked out from under them (for example, Ed being upset at what Shou Tucker does to his daughter expressly because it makes him feel guilty that there was nothing he could have done).done).
** The [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]] originally had some leftovers from the manga that were later dropped. For example, early episodes clearly show an attraction between Edward and Winry like in the manga. Later they're instead depicted as more platonic (though official and promotional art still depicted them as love interests). One scene in the beginning episodes clearly shows Ed pushing Alphonse into a body of water while a later episode had the fact that Al's seal didn't erase in water come as a complete surprise to Ed.
4th Dec '16 7:11:58 PM Pichu-kun
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* While the Knightmares still regularly appear in early episodes of ''Anime/{{CodeGeass}}'', they are portrayed much more as elite units of the Britannian Army to be used sparingly, rather than the norm. Conventional weapons are used far more often than in later episodes, by both sides. In contrast particularly to Season 2, where new models of Knightmares seem to develop every other episode and numerous characters have their own personal unique models, early episodes feature only a few fairly generic models. Indeed, Lloyd's obsession with creating the unique Lancelot is viewed as a potentially unreliable unknown by the Britannian leadership, rather than a trump card.

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* While the Knightmares still regularly appear in early episodes of ''Anime/{{CodeGeass}}'', ''Anime/{{Code Geass}}'', they are portrayed much more as elite units of the Britannian Army to be used sparingly, rather than the norm. Conventional weapons are used far more often than in later episodes, by both sides. In contrast particularly to Season 2, where new models of Knightmares seem to develop every other episode and numerous characters have their own personal unique models, early episodes feature only a few fairly generic models. Indeed, Lloyd's obsession with creating the unique Lancelot is viewed as a potentially unreliable unknown by the Britannian leadership, rather than a trump card.



* When the ''Manga/DeathNote'' manga first introduced L, he actually stood up straight, but he was then given his slouch when he revealed himself to the Kira Task Force.
** L was also depicted with eyebrows after revealing himself, but they quickly disappeared over the course of the manga. Pre-revelation, his hair was more on the curly side of messy and longer, instead of his memorable spiked style. And prior to his official introduction, L was also seen repeatedly standing or sitting with crossed legs, meditating, compared to the iconic squatting pose that most people associate with him.

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'':
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When the ''Manga/DeathNote'' manga first introduced L, he actually stood up straight, but he was then given his slouch when he revealed himself to the Kira Task Force.
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Force. L was also depicted with eyebrows after revealing himself, but they quickly disappeared over the course of the manga. Pre-revelation, his hair was more on the curly side of messy and longer, instead of his memorable spiked style. And prior to his official introduction, L was also seen repeatedly standing or sitting with crossed legs, meditating, compared to the iconic squatting pose that most people associate with him.



** Might Guy summons Ningame, a ninja turtle, in his first appearance. This is odd because Guy would pretty quickly establish he fights purely with taijutsu, and nothing else outside the databooks would indicate he was even capable of either ninjutsu or genjutsu. Ningame does get summoned once again ''years'' later in a rather funny scene that lampshades the whole bit.
** Guy specializes in taijutsu, but is capable of the other two. The reason we never see him do otherwise is because he continues to only use taijutsu to inspire Lee, who is quite literally incapable of performing the other types.

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** Might Guy summons Ningame, a ninja turtle, in his first appearance. This is odd because Guy would pretty quickly establish he fights purely with taijutsu, and nothing else outside the databooks would indicate he was even capable of either ninjutsu or genjutsu. Ningame does get summoned once again ''years'' later in a rather funny scene that lampshades the whole bit.
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bit. Guy specializes in taijutsu, but is capable of the other two. The reason we never see him do otherwise is because he continues to only use taijutsu to inspire Lee, who is quite literally incapable of performing the other types.types.
** In a case of dub specific Early Installment Weirdness, the English dub originally used an AlternativeForeignThemeSong instead of the first Japanese theme "[=ROCKS=]". Starting with "Haruka Kanata" they began using the Japanese themes. Even that though involved some Early Installment Weirdness as, even though it used the Japanese song, the actual intro animation was a combination of anime scenes and scenes from the Japanese intro and third intro mixed together.
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