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17th Mar '16 8:33:13 AM Willbyr
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* ''FruitsBasket'' has quite a few, since we need to see how each character's DarkAndTroubledPast has caused them to be the wreck they are now.

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* ''FruitsBasket'' ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' has quite a few, since we need to see how each character's DarkAndTroubledPast has caused them to be the wreck they are now.



* ''NininGaShinobuden parodies this.'' When asked to explain how he got stuck on Miyabi's chest, Onsokumaru promptly goes into a flashback covering various events from the previous week, even though the only ''relevant'' event (Miyabi tripping and falling on top of him) occurred about five minutes earlier. The ninja are quick to [[LampshadeHanging point this out]].
* ''OnePiece'' uses these like there's no tomorrow. Mostly for the background stories of the main cast, but other characters get plenty of them, too.

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* ''NininGaShinobuden ''Manga/NininGaShinobuden'' parodies this.'' this. When asked to explain how he got stuck on Miyabi's chest, Onsokumaru promptly goes into a flashback covering various events from the previous week, even though the only ''relevant'' event (Miyabi tripping and falling on top of him) occurred about five minutes earlier. The ninja are quick to [[LampshadeHanging point this out]].
* ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' uses these like there's no tomorrow. Mostly for the background stories of the main cast, but other characters get plenty of them, too.
17th Mar '16 3:59:46 AM heichou
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* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' is not the typical shounen series where characters grow and get stronger as the story progresses. Instead they start strong and stay strong, and goofy, and vulgar, and undignified. The majority of the funny stuff happens in the present. It's in the flashbacks, however, that the serious pasts of the main characters come out (with some funny moments) and shows what happened to bring these characters here to the present.

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* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' is not the typical shounen series where characters grow and get stronger as the story progresses. Instead they start strong and stay strong, and goofy, and vulgar, and undignified. The majority of the funny stuff happens in the present. It's in the flashbacks, however, that the serious pasts of the main characters come out (with some funny moments) and shows to show what happened to bring these characters here to the present. Eventually, the drama of the past catches up to the drama of the present.
17th Mar '16 3:58:12 AM heichou
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* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' is not the typical shounen series where characters grow and get stronger as the story progresses. Instead they start strong and stay strong, and goofy, and vulgar, and undignified. The majority of the funny stuff happens in the present. It's in the flashbacks, however, that the serious pasts of the main characters come out (with some funny moments) and shows what happened to bring these characters here to the present.
18th Jan '16 4:33:49 PM Willbyr
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* ''{{Cluster Edge}}'' uses this ''constantly'', to the point it conquers the series.
* Happens multiple times in ''CodeGeass'' where characters' childhoods are shown to better explain their motivations and behavior. Usually it leads to a TearJerker.

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* ''{{Cluster Edge}}'' ''ClusterEdge'' uses this ''constantly'', to the point it conquers the series.
* Happens multiple times in ''CodeGeass'' ''Anime/CodeGeass'' where characters' childhoods are shown to better explain their motivations and behavior. Usually it leads to a TearJerker.
3rd Jan '16 9:39:33 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Soul Eater}}'' - Used mostly in the conventional manner of revealing backstory, but Maka's one during the Clown chapters is particularly twisted. It ''looks'' like an ordinary flashback until everyone falls down dead and little!Maka wants to know why her daddy isn't getting up...
* ''TenjouTenge'' has a flashback arc, which takes up a large chunk of the anime. While it is important for establishing the backstories of many of the show's characters, unfortunately the anime didn't get far enough to really do anything with those newly fleshed-out characters before it was cancelled.

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* ''{{Soul Eater}}'' ''Manga/SoulEater'' - Used mostly in the conventional manner of revealing backstory, but Maka's one during the Clown chapters is particularly twisted. It ''looks'' like an ordinary flashback until everyone falls down dead and little!Maka wants to know why her daddy isn't getting up...
* ''TenjouTenge'' ''Manga/TenjhoTenge'' has a flashback arc, which takes up a large chunk of the anime. While it is important for establishing the backstories of many of the show's characters, unfortunately the anime didn't get far enough to really do anything with those newly fleshed-out characters before it was cancelled.
13th Nov '15 12:45:30 AM akanesarumara
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* Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia: America admits to always getting these when he begins to clean his storage room, and never being able to finish or throw anything out. Might overlap with ItWasAGift since two of the three objects he gets flashbacks over (a house with a set of wooden soldiers and a 3-piece suit) were in fact presents from England. Might overlap with TroubledBackstoryFlashback several times- both the soldiers and the suit bring back bittersweet memories, which he lampshades by exclaiming there HAS to be something cool that doesn't bring bad memories with itself. Cue him finding a scratched musket from the Revolutionary War, bringing one of the biggest TearJerker moments in the entire series.

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* Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia: America admits to always getting these when he begins to clean his storage room, and never being able to finish or throw anything out. Might overlap with ItWasAGift since two of the three objects he gets flashbacks over (a house with a set of wooden soldiers and a 3-piece suit) were in fact presents from England. Might overlap with TroubledBackstoryFlashback several times- both the soldiers and the suit bring back bittersweet memories, which he lampshades by exclaiming [[TemptingFate there HAS to be something cool that doesn't bring bad memories with itself. itself.]] Cue him finding a scratched musket from the Revolutionary War, bringing one of the biggest TearJerker moments in the entire series.
6th Nov '15 5:12:56 PM nombretomado
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* The ''RaveMaster'' dub as a truly epic flashback. The first time they use it it's a little fitting; It shows when Elie first meets Sieg after developing amnesia and he attempts to kill her, leading to her present actions. The second time they play it is right after she meets Sieg again. Right before it starts he questions her with (voiced very well) "How did you survive?" Then it goes to the flashback, where he says the exact same thing... in the exact same tone, with the exact same expression (not that he has [[TheStoic that many expressions]])

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* The ''RaveMaster'' ''Anime/RaveMaster'' dub as a truly epic flashback. The first time they use it it's a little fitting; It shows when Elie first meets Sieg after developing amnesia and he attempts to kill her, leading to her present actions. The second time they play it is right after she meets Sieg again. Right before it starts he questions her with (voiced very well) "How did you survive?" Then it goes to the flashback, where he says the exact same thing... in the exact same tone, with the exact same expression (not that he has [[TheStoic that many expressions]])
21st Sep '15 7:12:09 PM AzureSeas
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* The beginning of episode 9 of ''Manga/GochuumonWaUsagiDesuKa'' shows Chino's grandfather [[spoiler:while he was still human]] sitting on a park bench with his pet rabbit Tippy. He then sees a young Cocoa who sits next to him while hugging Tippy, and her older sister Mocha can be seen as she leaves the bench a short while later.


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* The beginning of episode 9 of ''Manga/IsTheOrderARabbit'' shows Chino's grandfather [[spoiler:while he was still human]] sitting on a park bench with his pet rabbit Tippy. He then sees a young Cocoa who sits next to him while hugging Tippy, and her older sister Mocha can be seen as she leaves the bench a short while later.
20th Jun '15 7:05:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''KiddyGrade'' starts doing frequent {{Flashback Cut}}s around episodes 9-12 when Eclair [[spoiler:struggles with her repressed memories and the numerous times she's come back from the dead]]. This is followed by episode 16, appropriately titled "Look/Back" which combines a RecapEpisode with expository flashbacks and episode 20 which is again largely based around a series of flashbacks.

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* ''KiddyGrade'' ''Anime/KiddyGrade'' starts doing frequent {{Flashback Cut}}s around episodes 9-12 when Eclair [[spoiler:struggles with her repressed memories and the numerous times she's come back from the dead]]. This is followed by episode 16, appropriately titled "Look/Back" which combines a RecapEpisode with expository flashbacks and episode 20 which is again largely based around a series of flashbacks.
28th Apr '15 6:55:14 AM Gecko3
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* Used regularly in ''LightNovel/UnlimitedFafnir'' to reveal important events, such as Yuu first making a contract with Yggdrasil for PowerAtAPrice way to defeat a dragon attacking his hometown.
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