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18th Apr '18 3:35:33 PM rjd1922
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* The LightNovel and anime ''LightNovel/TheDevilIsAPartTimer!'' opens by telling the story of the Dark Lord Satan and his war against the kingdoms of the land of Ente Isla, and his defeat by a hero that led the armies of humanity to drive him into retreating through a magical portal to regain his strength. The rest (for a good portion of it) is just a sitcom anime with some action in it, though the light novel series goes back into political intrigue and more.
* ''Manga/PopTeamEpic'' takes this trope to its ''[[ExaggeratedTrope logical extreme:]]'' The author said the series was cancelled to work on ''Manga/HoshiiroGirldrop'', an IdolSinger 4koma. He spent four months advertising it, coming up with character bios, etc. When it came out, it seemed to be a fairly straightforward generic SliceOfLife manga...until the very end, where the main character ripped off her face to reveal [[TrollingCreator that it was Popuko, and that]] ''[[TrollingCreator Pop Team Epic]]'' [[TrollingCreator was coming back.]]

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* The LightNovel and anime ''LightNovel/TheDevilIsAPartTimer!'' ''LightNovel/TheDevilIsAPartTimer'' opens by telling the story of the Dark Lord Satan and his war against the kingdoms of the land of Ente Isla, and his defeat by a hero that led the armies of humanity to drive him into retreating through a magical portal to regain his strength. The rest (for a good portion of it) is just a sitcom anime with some action in it, though the light novel series goes back into political intrigue and more.
* ''Manga/PopTeamEpic'' takes this trope to its ''[[ExaggeratedTrope logical extreme:]]'' The author said the series was cancelled to work on ''Manga/HoshiiroGirldrop'', an IdolSinger 4koma.{{yonkoma}}. He spent four months advertising it, coming up with character bios, etc. When it came out, it seemed to be a fairly straightforward generic SliceOfLife manga...until the very end, where the main character ripped off her face to reveal [[TrollingCreator that it was Popuko, and that]] ''[[TrollingCreator Pop Team Epic]]'' [[TrollingCreator was coming back.]]
18th Apr '18 3:31:42 PM rjd1922
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* The beginning of episode 1 of ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'' is the beginning of ''Anime/KujibikiUnbalance'' including the ColdOpen and the opening titles (complete with fake credits that are parodies of the people who really worked on the show), until the scene shifts to a character watching that show on TV. One fansub of the show took this further, and actually used parodies of the fansub-makers' screen names during this opening (listing the real ones during the end credits). Which is odd because it implies that the main character is ''watching an English fansub on TV.'' In ''Japan''.

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* The beginning of episode 1 of ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'' is the beginning of ''Anime/KujibikiUnbalance'' including the ColdOpen and the opening titles (complete with fake credits that are parodies of the people who really worked on the show), until the scene shifts to a character watching that show on TV. One fansub {{fansub}} of the show took this further, and actually used parodies of the fansub-makers' screen names during this opening (listing the real ones during the end credits). Which is odd because it implies that the main character is ''watching an English fansub on TV.'' In ''Japan''.
18th Apr '18 3:29:34 PM rjd1922
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* ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokurochan'' opens with a lighted hearted junior high drama as some kids walk back home from school. Once Sakura makes it home, he finds Dokuro wearing only panties in his room, who reacts by partially decapitating him with her club.

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* ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokurochan'' ''LightNovel/BludgeoningAngelDokuroChan'' opens with a lighted hearted junior high drama as some kids walk back home from school. Once Sakura makes it home, he finds Dokuro wearing only panties in his room, who reacts by partially decapitating him with her club.
7th Mar '18 11:46:56 PM nanakiro
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* The ''Manga/PopTeamEpic'' anime starts off as a parody of generic idol anime called ''Hoshiiro Girldrop''. After the intro and title card, however, Popuko rips through it, shouts "Not!" and the real, [[WidgetSeries considerably weirder]], show starts. Strangely, the "Next Episode" segments at the very end of each episode are still for fictional episodes of ''Hoshirro Girldrop''.
** This is a reference to the manga, which took this trope to its ''[[ExaggeratedTrope logical extreme:]] The author said the series was cancelled to work on ''Hoshiiro Girldrop''. He spent four months advertising it, coming up with character bios, etc. When it came out, it seemed to be a fairly straightforward generic SliceOfLife anime...until the very end, where the main character ripped off her face to reveal [[TrollingCreator that it Popuko, and that Pop Team Epic was coming back.]]

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* The ''Manga/PopTeamEpic'' anime starts off as a parody of generic idol anime called ''Hoshiiro Girldrop''. After the intro and title card, however, Popuko rips through it, shouts "Not!" and the real, [[WidgetSeries considerably weirder]], show starts. Strangely, the "Next Episode" segments at the very end of each episode are still for fictional episodes of ''Hoshirro Girldrop''.
** This is a reference to the manga, which took
takes this trope to its ''[[ExaggeratedTrope logical extreme:]] extreme:]]'' The author said the series was cancelled to work on ''Hoshiiro Girldrop''.''Manga/HoshiiroGirldrop'', an IdolSinger 4koma. He spent four months advertising it, coming up with character bios, etc. When it came out, it seemed to be a fairly straightforward generic SliceOfLife anime...manga...until the very end, where the main character ripped off her face to reveal [[TrollingCreator that it was Popuko, and that that]] ''[[TrollingCreator Pop Team Epic Epic]]'' [[TrollingCreator was coming back.]]]]
** The anime follows suit, dating all the way back to its AprilFoolsDay announcement using ''Girldrop'' instead of ''Pop Team'' to clue the viewers in and having Popuko tear through ''the announcement site'' the day after. The first episode even starts off with ''Hoshiiro Girldrop''. After the intro and title card, however, Popuko rips through it [[RuleOfThree once again]], shouts "Not!" and the real, [[WidgetSeries considerably weirder]], show starts. Strangely, the "Next Episode" segments at the very end of each episode are still for fictional episodes of ''Hoshirro Girldrop''.
5th Mar '18 5:56:43 PM Andyroid
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* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc3plOLumRc episode 28]] of ''Random Crap with Homestar Runner'', the first 55 seconds are of animated versions of Masterofhomestar and his friends playing VideoGame/TeamFortress2. Then, a character named "Whammy" pops and says 'Woah woah, woah, woah, woah. [[LampshadeHanging What the crap does any of this have to do with Homestar Runner?]]" Garth (the animator and voice of whammy) then apologizes and says he got carried away with making the opening. The ''real'' opening then falls out of nowhere and crushes Whammy.



* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'':
** The Strong Bad Email "[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/kotpoptoon.html senior prom]]" starts with an intro for "The King of Town's Very Own Quite Popular Cartoon Show", which is quickly interrupted by an announcement that it's being pre-empted for the SB email, "already in progress".
** In the "Random Crap with Homestar Runner" [[[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc3plOLumRc video]], the first 55 seconds are of animated versions of Masterofhomestar and his friends playing VideoGame/TeamFortress2. Then, a character named "Whammy" pops and says 'Woah woah, woah, woah, woah. [[LampshadeHanging What the crap does any of this have to do with Homestar Runner?]]" Garth (the animator and voice of whammy) then apologizes and says he got carried away with making the opening. The ''real'' opening then falls out of nowhere and crushes Whammy.

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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'':
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''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': The Strong Bad Email WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/kotpoptoon.html senior prom]]" starts with an intro for "The King of Town's Very Own Quite Popular Cartoon Show", which is quickly interrupted by an announcement that it's being pre-empted for the SB email, "already in progress".
** In the "Random Crap with Homestar Runner" [[[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc3plOLumRc video]], the first 55 seconds are of animated versions of Masterofhomestar and his friends playing VideoGame/TeamFortress2. Then, a character named "Whammy" pops and says 'Woah woah, woah, woah, woah. [[LampshadeHanging What the crap does any of this have to do with Homestar Runner?]]" Garth (the animator and voice of whammy) then apologizes and says he got carried away with making the opening. The ''real'' opening then falls out of nowhere and crushes Whammy.
progress".
21st Feb '18 5:48:50 AM C2
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* The ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode "D & DD" (or "Siblings and Sorcery") begins with a fantasy-type adventure involving a swordsman, a magician and an archer. When they're attacked by a wizard, one of them cries out "cheater!" It's revealed that it's Dexter and three of his friends playing a Dungeons and Dragon-type game, which is the focus of the episode.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode "D & DD" (or "Siblings and Sorcery") begins with a fantasy-type adventure involving a swordsman, a magician and an archer. When they're attacked by a wizard, one of them cries out "cheater!" It's revealed that it's Dexter and three of his friends playing a Dungeons and Dragon-type Dragons-type game, which is the focus of the episode.
21st Feb '18 5:48:06 AM C2
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** The episode "Cartoon Wars, Part II" opened with a screen saying that the conclusion to Part I "will not be seen tonight" and would instead be replaced by a Terrance and Phillip cartoon. This made reference to the premiere of season 2, which aired on April Fool's Day and was in fact an entire episode devoted to the show-within-a-show, rather than the promised conclusion to season 1's cliffhanger ending. (To add insult to injury, at one point Terrance and Phillip started watching the "real" ''South Park'' season premiere on TV, but changed the channel before the cliffhanger resolution could happen.) This time, however, the Terrance and Phillip episode only lasted for about a minute before the prophet Muhammad showed up, though the visual of the actual character is censored out by the HBC network (the censorship of Muhammad is the point of conflict in the Cartoon Wars episode). Terrance and Phillip then get into an argument with the network president, who tells them, "Your show has become [[VerySpecialEpisode so preachy and full of messages]] that you've forgotten how to be funny!" The duo then argue that ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' is going to show an episode with Mohammed uncensored, but the president says that someone might be on their way to FOX Network to get that episode pulled. At that point the actual episode began.

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** The episode "Cartoon Wars, Part II" opened with a screen saying that the conclusion to Part I "will not be seen tonight" and would instead be replaced by a Terrance and Phillip cartoon. This made reference to the premiere of season 2, which aired on April Fool's Day and was in fact an entire episode devoted to the show-within-a-show, rather than the promised conclusion to season 1's cliffhanger ending. (To add insult to injury, at one point Terrance and Phillip started watching the "real" ''South Park'' season premiere on TV, but changed the channel before the cliffhanger resolution could happen.) This time, however, the Terrance and Phillip episode only lasted for about a minute before the prophet Muhammad showed up, though the visual of the actual character is censored out by the HBC network (the censorship of Muhammad is the point of conflict in the Cartoon Wars episode). Terrance and Phillip then get into an argument with the network president, who tells them, "Your show has become [[VerySpecialEpisode so preachy and full of messages]] that you've forgotten how to be funny!" The duo then argue that ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' is going to show an episode with Mohammed uncensored, but the president says that someone might be on their way to FOX Network the Fox network to get that episode pulled. At that point the actual episode began.
4th Feb '18 9:54:31 AM mariofan1000
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* ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'' begins with Ganta Igarashi in his middle school talking with his friends and potential love intrest as they wait for their homeroom to start... and then Wretched Egg appears and everything goes downhill for there.

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* ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'' begins with Ganta Igarashi in his middle school talking with his friends and potential love intrest interest as they wait for their homeroom to start... and then Wretched Egg appears and everything goes downhill for there.


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* The ''Manga/PopTeamEpic'' anime starts off as a parody of generic idol anime called ''Hoshiiro Girldrop''. After the intro and title card, however, Popuko rips through it, shouts "Not!" and the real, [[WidgetSeries considerably weirder]], show starts. Strangely, the "Next Episode" segments at the very end of each episode are still for fictional episodes of ''Hoshirro Girldrop''.
** This is a reference to the manga, which took this trope to its ''[[ExaggeratedTrope logical extreme:]] The author said the series was cancelled to work on ''Hoshiiro Girldrop''. He spent four months advertising it, coming up with character bios, etc. When it came out, it seemed to be a fairly straightforward generic SliceOfLife anime...until the very end, where the main character ripped off her face to reveal [[TrollingCreator that it Popuko, and that Pop Team Epic was coming back.]]
3rd Feb '18 2:48:20 PM AdelePotter
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* ''Film/TragedyGirls'' looks like a typical SlasherMovie at the start, with the pretty blonde girl's boyfriend getting murdered by a mysterious killer, her running away, and the killer chasing after her... until he's suddenly captured by the pretty blonde and her best friend, who set the whole thing up as a trap, and promptly knock him out. Turns out, we're in a PerspectiveFlip of the typical slasher flick, and these are our {{Villain Protagonist}}s.
2nd Feb '18 1:26:50 AM Tuomas
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Contrast with InMediasRes or ActionPrologue (e.g., ''Film/JamesBond'' and ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' films) - they still fit the milieu and draw you ''in'' to the action. Also contrast BaitAndSwitchCredits. If the opening sequence never gets thematically tied to the story proper ''at all'', it becomes a BigLippedAlligatorMoment.

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Contrast with InMediasRes or ActionPrologue (e.g., ''Film/JamesBond'' and ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' films) - they still fit the milieu and draw you ''in'' to the action. Also contrast BaitAndSwitchCredits. If the opening sequence never gets thematically tied to the story proper ''at all'', it becomes a BigLippedAlligatorMoment.
BigLippedAlligatorMoment. NestedStoryReveal is a similar trope where the fake-out continues for much longer than just one scene.
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