History FromBadToWorse / AnimeAndManga

3rd Jun '16 8:06:00 AM Willbyr
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* Both the anime ''and'' the manga of ''ChronoCrusade'' use this. ''Often''. Most of the examples are far too complicated to list here, but here's a few cliff note examples, avoiding spoilers as much as possible: After the heroes are attacked on a train, they seem to defeat their enemy -- only to put themselves into an even more dangerous situation. They win the fight, but inadvertently give information to the BigBad in the process. Another scene has the heroes finally reaching one of their goals, when they're attacked by the BigBad. Chrono attempts to protect Rosette, but gets badly wounded in the process. In the manga, his fear of [[BerserkButton Rosette getting hurt]] causes him to fly into an UnstoppableRage [[spoiler: and unseal his powers, which drains Rosette's lifespan drastically as he uses them. He manages to stop himself, only to be stabbed by Aion, who then takes off with one of the members of their Nakama.]] In the anime, Chrono recovers to fight Joshua--[[spoiler:removing his horns, but also "stopping" his time in the process. Aion then kidnaps Rosette and abandons Joshua and the other apostles for dead.]] And that's not even talking about how either the anime or the manga ''ends''...

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* Both the anime ''and'' the manga of ''ChronoCrusade'' ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' use this. ''Often''. Most of the examples are far too complicated to list here, but here's a few cliff note examples, avoiding spoilers as much as possible: After the heroes are attacked on a train, they seem to defeat their enemy -- only to put themselves into an even more dangerous situation. They win the fight, but inadvertently give information to the BigBad in the process. Another scene has the heroes finally reaching one of their goals, when they're attacked by the BigBad. Chrono attempts to protect Rosette, but gets badly wounded in the process. In the manga, his fear of [[BerserkButton Rosette getting hurt]] causes him to fly into an UnstoppableRage [[spoiler: and unseal his powers, which drains Rosette's lifespan drastically as he uses them. He manages to stop himself, only to be stabbed by Aion, who then takes off with one of the members of their Nakama.]] In the anime, Chrono recovers to fight Joshua--[[spoiler:removing his horns, but also "stopping" his time in the process. Aion then kidnaps Rosette and abandons Joshua and the other apostles for dead.]] And that's not even talking about how either the anime or the manga ''ends''...
1st Jun '16 7:28:50 AM Willbyr
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** ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' takes it to a whole new level by the third film. [[spoiler: Shinji has set off the apocalypse twice, seen his only true friend/romantic interest explode right next to him, been shunned by everyone, the girl he was willing to destroy everything for is gone and replaced with a clone and he has had his one hope of making everything better crushed. By the end of the film, Shinji's too traumatised to move from his entry plug, and Asuka is still berating him for everything. ]]

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** ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' takes it to a whole new level by the third film. [[spoiler: Shinji [[spoiler:Shinji has set off the apocalypse twice, seen his only true friend/romantic interest explode right next to him, been shunned by everyone, the girl he was willing to destroy everything for is gone and replaced with a clone and he has had his one hope of making everything better crushed. By the end of the film, Shinji's too traumatised to move from his entry plug, and Asuka is still berating him for everything. ]]



* You think ''{{Claymore}}'' is pretty grim and bleak? Try chapter 95. [[spoiler:Bad news: a new type of Awakened Beings appear that have no weak points. Good news: they die on their own if you fight them long enough. Bad news: they reproduce exponentially by infecting people with their parasites. More bad news: Riful is still alive. Kinda good news: she is attacked by the Organization's hunter-killers. Good news: said hunter-killers are killed by Alice. Back to bad news: that's because Alice Awakened. Very bad news: Alice Awakened because Beth, Number ''#2'', was killed by one of those parasites that turn people into mindless monsters. And the very, ''very'' bad news: the cause of all this is still at large... and it is immensely more powerful than any of its spawns.]] Holy shit.

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* You think ''{{Claymore}}'' ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' is pretty grim and bleak? Try chapter 95. [[spoiler:Bad news: a new type of Awakened Beings appear that have no weak points. Good news: they die on their own if you fight them long enough. Bad news: they reproduce exponentially by infecting people with their parasites. More bad news: Riful is still alive. Kinda good news: she is attacked by the Organization's hunter-killers. Good news: said hunter-killers are killed by Alice. Back to bad news: that's because Alice Awakened. Very bad news: Alice Awakened because Beth, Number ''#2'', was killed by one of those parasites that turn people into mindless monsters. And the very, ''very'' bad news: the cause of all this is still at large... and it is immensely more powerful than any of its spawns.]] Holy shit.
14th Apr '16 10:54:42 AM Berrenta
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* Just about the summary of most of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', [[spoiler:thanks to a GroundhogDayLoop plot that's been repeating itself for about forty thousand days (over a hundred years), and only ''one'' of the protagonists can remember the previous cycles.]] Typically follows this pattern: [[spoiler: two people die on the night of a festival, one person gets suspicious of his or her friends, the suspicious person kills someone, Rika turns up ritualistically murdered, and thousands of people die overnight.]]
** And then Minagoroshi-hen happens.
** And after that, in Matsuribayashi-hen, [[spoiler:ItGetsBetter]].

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* Just about the summary of most of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', [[spoiler:thanks to a GroundhogDayLoop plot that's been repeating itself for about forty thousand days (over a hundred years), and only ''one'' of the protagonists can remember the previous cycles.]] Typically follows this pattern: [[spoiler: two people die on the night of a festival, one person gets suspicious of his or her friends, the suspicious person kills someone, Rika turns up ritualistically murdered, and thousands of people die overnight.]]
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]] And then Minagoroshi-hen happens.
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happens. And after that, in Matsuribayashi-hen, [[spoiler:ItGetsBetter]].[[spoiler:though it gets better]].
12th Apr '16 1:41:59 AM aye_amber
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* The most glaring example, from ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' (which was inspired by NGE), is after episode 33. So, the little kid converted the bunny Deva into her partner. Yeah! There's no need to kill (there is no DisneyDeath in this series) the last (or so we think) enemy that we hadn't met so far! The title of episode 34? "[[spoiler:The Kindhearted Hero, Leomon]] Dies!". Oh, [[OmnicidalManiac it got worse]], ''[[NightmareFuel/{{Anime}} much worse]]'', and [[MindRape then some]]. The main characters are ''10 years old'' (bumped up to 13 in the dub).

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* The most glaring example, from ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' (which was inspired by NGE), is after episode 33. So, the little kid converted the bunny Deva into her partner. Yeah! There's no need to kill (there is no DisneyDeath in this series) the last (or so we think) enemy that we hadn't met so far! The title of episode 34? "[[spoiler:The Kindhearted Hero, Leomon]] Dies!". Oh, [[OmnicidalManiac it got worse]], ''[[NightmareFuel/{{Anime}} ''[[NightmareFuel/AnimeAndManga much worse]]'', and [[MindRape then some]]. The main characters are ''10 years old'' (bumped up to 13 in the dub).
5th Apr '16 1:35:22 PM Willbyr
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* While it's normally more optimistic, the point of the recent flashbacks in ''MahouSenseiNegima'' seem to be to show exactly how everything went to hell for Negi's parents immediately after the war ended. (And judging by [[DarkAndTroubledPast Negi's past]], things didn't really get better for the Springfield family for a while.)

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* While it's normally more optimistic, the point of the recent flashbacks in ''MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' seem to be to show exactly how everything went to hell for Negi's parents immediately after the war ended. (And judging by [[DarkAndTroubledPast Negi's past]], things didn't really get better for the Springfield family for a while.)
25th Mar '16 9:02:10 AM Willbyr
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* The Majin Buu saga in ''DragonballZ''. Buu goes on a rampage after killing Vegeta. Then he gets redeemed, only to be overwhelmed and absorbed by the evil inside him. This new creature kills off a large chunk of the long-standing cast, and every challenger, though at first looking quite promising, is eventually defeated and absorbed as well. And just when Goku and the temporarily restored Vegeta think they've got him on the ropes, Kid Majin Buu finally does what nobody else had every been able to do - he destroys Earth, and everyone on it, including the four friends Goku and Vegeta just saved. Three of whom are their sons. Even before destroying Earth, Buu had already used the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin aptly-named]] [[BeamSpam Human Genocide Attack]], meaning there weren't many people left to kill anyway.

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* The Majin Buu saga in ''DragonballZ''.''Anime/DragonBallZ''. Buu goes on a rampage after killing Vegeta. Then he gets redeemed, only to be overwhelmed and absorbed by the evil inside him. This new creature kills off a large chunk of the long-standing cast, and every challenger, though at first looking quite promising, is eventually defeated and absorbed as well. And just when Goku and the temporarily restored Vegeta think they've got him on the ropes, Kid Majin Buu finally does what nobody else had every been able to do - he destroys Earth, and everyone on it, including the four friends Goku and Vegeta just saved. Three of whom are their sons. Even before destroying Earth, Buu had already used the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin aptly-named]] [[BeamSpam Human Genocide Attack]], meaning there weren't many people left to kill anyway.
25th Feb '16 10:01:09 AM Willbyr
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* The Piccolo-Daimao arc of the original ''DragonBall'' as well. Immediately after Goku and Tien's fight ends, Krillin is killed by one of Piccolo's minions. Goku goes after said minion and is seemingly killed as well. Oolong finds a paper with the Japanese character "Ma" (which roughly translates to "Demon" or "Devil"), which is when Master Roshi decides everyone's in mortal danger. Goku wakes up for a brief reprieve and meets Yajirobe, but then fights Piccolo himself and is [[CurbstompBattle stomped, to say the least.]] Soon after, Master Roshi attacks Piccolo and uses the [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Evil Containment Wave]], which doesn't work. Then Piccolo wishes for eternal youth and kills Chiaotzu. THEN Piccolo invades the capital city of the entire world and successfully becomes king of the world, and announces that he will choose a district of the world to destroy every year via lottery, to commemorate his coronation, and starts with West City, Bulma's [[DoomedHometown home city]]. Tien shows up, armed with the Evil Containment Wave, but never gets the chance to use it and finds himself on the wrong end of a [[CurbstompBattle Curbstomp Battle]]. Things don't get better until Goku returns, having powered up tremendously.
* The last StoryArc of ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has plenty of this. The previously immobile enemies wipe out the RedshirtArmy in seconds. {{Mauve Shirt}}s die left and right. A [[SpaceIsAnOcean Space Ocean]] swallows the CoolShip, rendering Spiral Power useless. The Dai-Gurren Brigade is caught in an inescapable LotusEaterMachine. It's revealed [[spoiler:the entire universe is threatened by the protagonists' ''very existence'']]. If this were another HumongousMecha anime, this would trigger bucketfuls of HeroicBSOD. In ''Gurren Lagann'' however, this only succeeds in triggering ''awesome''.

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* The Piccolo-Daimao arc of the original ''DragonBall'' ''Manga/DragonBall'' as well. Immediately after Goku and Tien's fight ends, Krillin is killed by one of Piccolo's minions. Goku goes after said minion and is seemingly killed as well. Oolong finds a paper with the Japanese character "Ma" (which roughly translates to "Demon" or "Devil"), which is when Master Roshi decides everyone's in mortal danger. Goku wakes up for a brief reprieve and meets Yajirobe, but then fights Piccolo himself and is [[CurbstompBattle stomped, to say the least.]] Soon after, Master Roshi attacks Piccolo and uses the [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Evil Containment Wave]], which doesn't work. Then Piccolo wishes for eternal youth and kills Chiaotzu. THEN Piccolo invades the capital city of the entire world and successfully becomes king of the world, and announces that he will choose a district of the world to destroy every year via lottery, to commemorate his coronation, and starts with West City, Bulma's [[DoomedHometown home city]]. Tien shows up, armed with the Evil Containment Wave, but never gets the chance to use it and finds himself on the wrong end of a [[CurbstompBattle Curbstomp Battle]].CurbStompBattle. Things don't get better until Goku returns, having powered up tremendously.
* The last StoryArc of ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has plenty of this. The previously immobile enemies wipe out the RedshirtArmy in seconds. {{Mauve Shirt}}s die left and right. A [[SpaceIsAnOcean Space Ocean]] swallows the CoolShip, rendering Spiral Power useless. The Dai-Gurren Brigade is caught in an inescapable LotusEaterMachine. It's revealed [[spoiler:the entire universe is threatened by the protagonists' ''very existence'']]. If this were another HumongousMecha anime, this would trigger bucketfuls of HeroicBSOD. In ''Gurren Lagann'' however, this only succeeds in triggering ''awesome''.
28th Jan '16 9:46:44 AM Willbyr
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* Every installment of the ''WeissKreuz'' series between the BittersweetEnding of the original anime and the beginning of the ''Weiss Side B'' manga is a long, inexorable progression of FromBadToWorse, as the DirtyBusiness the protagonists are forced to deal in takes its toll on each one's sanity.
* Each episode of ''{{Shiki}}'' is pretty much an exponential slide of "It Just Got Worse".

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* Every installment of the ''WeissKreuz'' ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' series between the BittersweetEnding of the original anime and the beginning of the ''Weiss Side B'' manga is a long, inexorable progression of FromBadToWorse, as the DirtyBusiness the protagonists are forced to deal in takes its toll on each one's sanity.
* Each episode of ''{{Shiki}}'' ''Anime/{{Shiki}}'' is pretty much an exponential slide of "It Just Got Worse".
8th Jan '16 1:03:16 PM Willbyr
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* ''{{Narutaru}}'' is the poster anime for this trope, as it starts out on a light and deceptively cheerful note and ends up getting systematically [[DarkerAndEdgier darker and more disturbing]] with each episode until the anime ends on a pitch black note (and the manga it was based on -- only the first half was actually animated -- is ''far'' worse).

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* ''{{Narutaru}}'' ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'' is the poster anime for this trope, as it starts out on a light and deceptively cheerful note and ends up getting systematically [[DarkerAndEdgier darker and more disturbing]] with each episode until the anime ends on a pitch black note (and the manga it was based on -- only the first half was actually animated -- is ''far'' worse).



* In ''SilentMoebius'', after Roy gets killed by Ganossa, Katsumi gets hold of a sword called Medium. Six months later, things go from bad to worse.

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* In ''SilentMoebius'', ''Manga/SilentMoebius'', after Roy gets killed by Ganossa, Katsumi gets hold of a sword called Medium. Six months later, things go from bad to worse.



* It is pretty difficult to get worse than the beginning of ''{{Texhnolyze}}'' but the show manages to do so in spades.

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* It is pretty difficult to get worse than the beginning of ''{{Texhnolyze}}'' ''Anime/{{Texhnolyze}}'' but the show manages to do so in spades.
4th Jan '16 12:25:30 PM Willbyr
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* About 2/3rds of the way through ''{{MaiHime}}'', the heroine of the series even remarks "I've finally hit rock bottom" after one of her friends tries to backstab her, which causes her to lose her temper so that her veritable little sister abandons her, her younger brother remarks that he doesn't want her help anymore since he doesn't want to be a burden on her, and the [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne HiME war]] seems to be getting out of control. But, that statement being as it is a beacon for FromBadToWorse: [[spoiler:The next episodes see her little brother, and the guy she finally realized she had a thing for, dying in front of her, both killed by the now possessed DarkMagicalGirl, what-used-to-be her adopted little sister; her other good friend going off to die in a HeroicSacrifice to take out ''her'' best friend who has gone mad; and her entire life and everyone she actually cared for pretty much being in entire ruin by the final episode. But at least they got better.]]

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* About 2/3rds of the way through ''{{MaiHime}}'', ''Anime/MaiHime'', the heroine of the series even remarks "I've finally hit rock bottom" after one of her friends tries to backstab her, which causes her to lose her temper so that her veritable little sister abandons her, her younger brother remarks that he doesn't want her help anymore since he doesn't want to be a burden on her, and the [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne HiME war]] seems to be getting out of control. But, that statement being as it is a beacon for FromBadToWorse: [[spoiler:The next episodes see her little brother, and the guy she finally realized she had a thing for, dying in front of her, both killed by the now possessed DarkMagicalGirl, what-used-to-be her adopted little sister; her other good friend going off to die in a HeroicSacrifice to take out ''her'' best friend who has gone mad; and her entire life and everyone she actually cared for pretty much being in entire ruin by the final episode. But at least they got better.]]
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