History Foreshadowing / AnimeAndManga

11th Jun '16 6:30:01 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* ''Manga/DigimonVTamer01'' is ''constantly'' foreshadowing future plot developments because the {{aver|tedtrope}}sion of DeusExMachina, OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThem now and ContrivedCoincidence are very important to the development Neo Saiba's relationship with his sister Rei, as well as Alias Three and his goal to make a better world.
3rd Jun '16 8:06:32 AM Willbyr
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* There's quite a few moments of foreshadowing in the original ''ChronoCrusade'' manga that made it into the anime, only to never have the payoff work out thanks to the GeckoEnding. This includes Chrono's UnstoppableRage tendencies becoming a major plot point, to Rosette's watch causing her to appear as a ghost to people in the Order later being a key to [[spoiler:raising her from the dead]].

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* There's quite a few moments of foreshadowing in the original ''ChronoCrusade'' ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' manga that made it into the anime, only to never have the payoff work out thanks to the GeckoEnding. This includes Chrono's UnstoppableRage tendencies becoming a major plot point, to Rosette's watch causing her to appear as a ghost to people in the Order later being a key to [[spoiler:raising her from the dead]].
2nd Jun '16 11:09:20 AM Nyame
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* During the Alabasta saga, Sanji took on the pseudonym "Mr. Prince" in order to help hide his existence from Crocodile. [[spoiler:Over a decade later (two years in-universe), it turns out Sanji is the third son of the Vinsmoke family, who once ruled all of North Blue with an iron fist, and still retain enough influence to attend the Reverie despite being a royal family with no land of their own anymore and functioning as assassins for hire. [[ReallyRoyaltyReveal That means Sanji really]] ''[[KingIncognito is]]'' [[MafiaPrincess a prince]].]]
29th May '16 8:07:02 AM SSJMagus
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Kubo quite likes dropping little hints that only become important later (in fact he's announced that EVERYTHING becomes important at some point in the Final Arc), so this is only a partial list.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Kubo quite likes dropping little hints that only become important later (in fact he's announced that EVERYTHING becomes important at some point in the Final Arc), so this is only a partial list. Kubo's also in the habit of occasionally taking a hiatus for "research", meaning he goes back and reads all the old chapters to make sure he gets the details right when foreshadowed events actually happen.



** At the end of the Soul Society Arc, Ukitake quietly gave Ichigo a badge meant to mark him as a sanctioned substitute Shinigami. And yet, Uryuu thought something was off about the situation and the {{Mook}} guarding Karakura Town didn't recognise it. The ChekhovsGun took about 5 years to fire: [[spoiler:The badge is a spy device and Ichigo is only the second person one to receive one, after [[ArcVillain Ginjo Kugo]]. Ichigo reveals even he suspected the thing was a fake after a couple weeks' reflection.]]

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** At the end of the Soul Society Arc, Ukitake quietly gave Ichigo a badge meant to mark him as a sanctioned substitute Shinigami. And yet, Uryuu thought something was off about the situation and the {{Mook}} guarding Karakura Town didn't recognise it. The ChekhovsGun took about 5 years to fire: [[spoiler:The badge is a spy device and Ichigo is only the second person one to receive one, after [[ArcVillain Ginjo Kugo]]. Ichigo reveals even he suspected the thing was a fake after a couple weeks' reflection.reflection...and realized that Captain Ukitake had deliberately given him ''just'' enough information to figure it out on his own if he really thought about it.]]
13th May '16 7:19:25 PM Pichu-kun
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* In the ''ShamanKing'' anime, in the first episodes Manta tells Yoh he's seen a boy like him, meaning he saw someone who's a Shaman like him. Yoh then says [[spoiler: that he doesn't have a twin, joking. Turns out he does have a [[EvilTwin twin]] [[BigBad brother]], as we find out several episodes later]]. Not sure if this is foreshadowing though, since his words were more like an accidental guess.

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* In the ''ShamanKing'' ''Manga/ShamanKing'' anime, in the first episodes Manta tells Yoh he's seen a boy like him, meaning he saw someone who's a Shaman like him. Yoh then says [[spoiler: that he doesn't have a twin, joking. Turns out he does have a [[EvilTwin twin]] [[BigBad brother]], as we find out several episodes later]]. Not sure if this is foreshadowing though, since his words were more like an accidental guess.



* In ''TigerAndBunny'', there's a curious tendency throughout the series for Barnaby's {{Troubled Backstory Flashback}}s to be a bit inconsistent with each other -- such as the same event taking place in different settings, or a person's clothing/appearance changing ever-so-slightly from one flashback to the next. This is one of the first hints that [[spoiler:someone's been [[FakeMemories messing around with his memory.]]]]

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* In ''TigerAndBunny'', ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', there's a curious tendency throughout the series for Barnaby's {{Troubled Backstory Flashback}}s to be a bit inconsistent with each other -- such as the same event taking place in different settings, or a person's clothing/appearance changing ever-so-slightly from one flashback to the next. This is one of the first hints that [[spoiler:someone's been [[FakeMemories messing around with his memory.]]]]



* In ''{{Eyeshield21}}'', Sena's test number for the Deimon test entrance exam was [[ArcNumber 21]].

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* In ''{{Eyeshield21}}'', ''Manga/{{Eyeshield21}}'':
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Sena's test number for the Deimon test entrance exam was [[ArcNumber 21]].



* In ''Anime/KillLaKill'', the on-screen reveal of Ryuko wearing Senketsu in the first episode is heralded by the song "Blumenkranz", which is later revealed to be [[spoiler:the {{Leitmotif}} of the show's true BigBad, Raygo Kiryuin, who]], in episode 18, [[spoiler:is discovered to be Ryuko's birth mother.]]

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* In ''Anime/KillLaKill'', the ''Anime/KillLaKill'':
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on-screen reveal of Ryuko wearing Senketsu in the first episode is heralded by the song "Blumenkranz", which is later revealed to be [[spoiler:the {{Leitmotif}} of the show's true BigBad, Raygo Kiryuin, who]], in episode 18, [[spoiler:is discovered to be Ryuko's birth mother.]]


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* The fact Yuuta from ''Anime/PunchLine'' is [[spoiler:a boy [[FreakyFridayFlip in a female body]]]] is foreshadowed by [[spoiler:his [[CrossdressingVoices female voice actress]]]] and a flashback in episode 5 where [[spoiler:he looks like a little girl]].
12th May '16 7:24:09 PM Zephyr7
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** At the end of Episode 1, the narrator in the Japanese version says: "it was the beginning of the longest, and shortest, summer vacation they had ever had", foreshadowing the fact that time flows differently in the Digimon world.
** There were eight beds in the mansion, already foreshadowing [[spoiler: the eighth child]] long before they were even mentioned.
21st Apr '16 4:59:59 AM Tron80
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* ''Manga/ShinMazingerZero'': When [[RobotGirl Minerva-X]] sees ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Kouji Kabuto]]'' fighting [[RobotGirl the Gamia sisters]], she's amazed, since a human being shouldn't be capable of moving so fast or hitting so hard. Later on, she discovers that [[spoiler:Kouji had become a cyborg in that timeline.]]
11th Apr '16 1:37:33 PM JusticeReaper
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* In the ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' manga, during the Rescue Miu arc, Kenichi and company join forces with a mercenary known only as John, who's presented as something of a buffoon but otherwise cheerful and optimistic. At one point during the arc, John shows a bit of HiddenDepths when he easily gives Kenichi a bit of math tutoring, while commenting that he's always had a talent for teaching other people. [[spoiler:It later turns out "John" is a disguise for Saiga Furinji, Miu's DisappearedDad and the leader of Yami's One Shadow Nine Fists; this particular group consists of Yami's top ten martial arts masters who are chosen for the group based on their ability to ''teach disciples properly'']].
10th Apr '16 3:56:24 PM Pichu-kun
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* The first anime had major foreshadowing for the manga.

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* The first anime had major foreshadowing for the manga. manga:



* When Haruko first hits Naota with her guitar in ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', she yells "lunch time!" and in the final episode what does she do to Naota? [[spoiler: She yells lunch time and feeds him to the terminal core.]] Doubles as a CallBack.

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* When Haruko first hits Naota with her guitar in ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', she yells "lunch time!" and in the final episode what does she do to Naota? [[spoiler: She yells lunch time "lunch time" and feeds him to the terminal core.]] Doubles as a CallBack.



* Absolutely ''everywhere'' in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. Why are characters (especially Kyouko) often depicted eating something? What does cooking eggs have to do with the worth of a woman? When you rewatch the episodes after [[spoiler:you watch episode 10]], you're going to cringe at the Foreshadowing.
** [[Manga/DeathNote I'll take this apple...]] [[MemeticMutation AND EAT IT!]]
** During the girls' first (shown) conversation at Mami's apartment [[spoiler: there's an interesting shot where the reflection of Mami's head on the glass table is shown superimposed over her legs, as if it were lying in her lap.]] Come episode 3.... Later in that same conversation [[spoiler: there's another shot where Mami's entire torso is bisected by the glass, letting us know *exactly* how Charlotte eats her meals...]]

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* Absolutely ''everywhere'' in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'':
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Why are characters (especially Kyouko) often depicted eating something? What does cooking eggs have to do with the worth of a woman? When you rewatch the episodes after [[spoiler:you watch episode 10]], you're going to cringe at the Foreshadowing.
** [[Manga/DeathNote I'll take this apple...]] [[MemeticMutation AND EAT IT!]]
** During the girls' first (shown) conversation at Mami's apartment [[spoiler: there's an interesting shot where the reflection of Mami's head on the glass table is shown superimposed over her legs, as if it were lying in her lap.]] Come episode 3.... Later in that same conversation [[spoiler: there's another shot where Mami's entire torso is bisected by the glass, letting us know *exactly* ''exactly'' how Charlotte eats her meals...]]



** Marnie dresses in a vintage fashion that resembles styles from the early to mid 20th century. It's unusual for a girl her age but not particularly unheard of and it establishes her [[GirlyGirlAndTomboy the girly girl to Anna's tomboy]]. [[spoiler:It also foreshadows that Marnie is DeadAllAlong and not a modern child]].

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** Marnie dresses in a vintage fashion that resembles styles from the early to mid 20th century. It's unusual for a girl her age but not particularly unheard of of, and it establishes her [[GirlyGirlAndTomboy the girly girl to Anna's tomboy]]. [[spoiler:It also foreshadows that Marnie is DeadAllAlong and not a modern child]].child]].
* There are multiple signs in ''Anime/TokyoMagnitude8'' that [[spoiler:Yuuki had [[DeadAllAlong died]], and his sister is [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness hallucinating]] him around in her grief,]] before TheReveal two episodes later. There is Mari's reaction to Mirai [[spoiler:acting as if he's alive]], minor characters not [[spoiler:interacting with Yuuki]], and Yuuki's frequent [[spoiler:random disappearances]].
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