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23rd Sep '16 8:39:47 PM stewyworks333
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* The first episode of ''Manga/PeacemakerKurogane'' makes it look like a dark, bloody, action-packed samurai anime, with a HotBlooded protagonist {{Deconstruction}}, especially with the MoodWhiplash at the end of the first episode. The second one onwards, it's actually more of a SliceOfLife Dramedy, that covers the lives of the Shinsengumi, with some ''occasional'' swordplay. (Though this is more true for the anime, since it OvertookTheManga, it had to add in {{Filler}}. The manga is a lot more like the first, [[FinalBattle and the last couple of episodes]].)
22nd Sep '16 3:09:16 PM F1Krazy
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* Apparently invoked for ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'': the creators knew that Fox would never pick up the kind of intelligent, progressive SliceOfLife show they were pitching, and deliberately made the pilot more juvenile and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''-esque so that Fox would pick it up. Once they did, and it was too late for Fox to back out, they promptly set about making the show they ''really'' wanted to make.
5th Jul '16 3:19:21 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''The Melancholy of LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' starts with "The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina", a painfully low-budget, [[BadBadActing badly-acted]], and edited student film that combines StylisticSuck with as many clichéd anime genres it can think of (MagicalGirl shows, HighSchool comedy, {{Shojo}} romance, etc). However, it's actually {{foreshadowing}} several key plot points in the ''real'' story (which starts with the next episode), with the brief lapses in the {{Masquerade}} serving as plot hooks.

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* ''The Melancholy of LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' starts with "The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina", a painfully low-budget, [[BadBadActing badly-acted]], and terribly directed and edited student film that combines StylisticSuck with as many clichéd anime genres it can think of (MagicalGirl shows, HighSchool comedy, {{Shojo}} romance, etc). However, it's actually {{foreshadowing}} several key plot points in the ''real'' story (which starts with the next episode), with the brief lapses in the {{Masquerade}} serving as plot hooks.
5th Jul '16 3:15:51 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''The Melancholy of LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' starts with "The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina", a painfully low-budget student film that combines StylisticSuck with as many clichéd anime genres it can think of (MagicalGirl shows, HighSchool comedy, {{Shojo}} romance, etc). However, it's actually {{foreshadowing}} several key plot points in the ''real'' story (which starts with the next episode), with the brief lapses in the {{Masquerade}} serving as plot hooks.

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* ''The Melancholy of LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' starts with "The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina", a painfully low-budget low-budget, [[BadBadActing badly-acted]], and edited student film that combines StylisticSuck with as many clichéd anime genres it can think of (MagicalGirl shows, HighSchool comedy, {{Shojo}} romance, etc). However, it's actually {{foreshadowing}} several key plot points in the ''real'' story (which starts with the next episode), with the brief lapses in the {{Masquerade}} serving as plot hooks.
7th Jun '16 12:12:00 PM Willbyr
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* ''TowardTheTerra'''s opening few episodes would not lead one to expect an epic SpaceOpera, even with the opening.

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* ''TowardTheTerra'''s ''Manga/TowardTheTerra'''s opening few episodes would not lead one to expect an epic SpaceOpera, even with the opening.
4th May '16 4:52:06 PM nombretomado
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* The first two episodes of ''Anime/EarthMaidenArjuna'' make it look like a MagicalGirl series, even though it's really more like a serious version of ''CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''.

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* The first two episodes of ''Anime/EarthMaidenArjuna'' make it look like a MagicalGirl series, even though it's really more like a serious version of ''CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''.''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''.
27th Apr '16 6:16:40 AM Koveras
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* ''Manga/MurderPrincess'' is an example where the first example is ''darker'' than the rest of the series.

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* ''Manga/MurderPrincess'' is an example where the first example episode is ''darker'' than the rest of the series.



* The first two-and-a-half episodes of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' make the series look like a MagicalGirl series with SliceOfLife. That's [[GenreDeconstruction half-correct]]. Though to be fair, the scene with the [[EldritchLocation witch's barrier]] right at the end of episode 1 makes it clear this is not your usual happy fun time show...

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* The first two-and-a-half episodes of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' make the series look like a MagicalGirl series with SliceOfLife. That's [[GenreDeconstruction half-correct]]. Though to be fair, half-correct]], and the scene with the [[EldritchLocation witch's barrier]] right at the end of episode 1 makes it clear this is not your usual happy fun time show...
25th Feb '16 11:57:52 AM Willbyr
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* Episode 0 of the ''LightNovel/SaenaiHeroineNoSodatekata'' anime has the cast fully assembled, and is heavy on the fanservice and harem antics. The first episode proper dials the fanservice way back, and shows how the main character gathers everyone.

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* Episode 0 of the ''LightNovel/SaenaiHeroineNoSodatekata'' ''LightNovel/HowToRaiseABoringGirlfriend'' anime has the cast fully assembled, and is heavy on the fanservice and harem antics. The first episode proper dials the fanservice way back, and shows how the main character gathers everyone.
28th Jan '16 2:41:47 AM crazysamaritan
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* Because it had to actually bring together the ragtag group of [[ImpossibleThief Impossible Thieves]], the pilot of ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' is missing several of the hallmarks of later episodes. The crew initially get together for a fairly simple heist in exchange for money, rather than for their later-standard Robin Hood motives. The more philanthropic reasoning behind their jobs doesn't factor in until the second episode. [[JustifiedTrope Unlike many examples, there's a valid in-story reason for this]]: they made so much on their first job [[note]]over $32 million ''each''[[/note]] they didn't need to pull off scams for monetary reasons later.

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* Because it had to actually bring together the [[CaperCrew ragtag group of [[ImpossibleThief Impossible Thieves]], thieves]], the pilot of ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' is missing several of the hallmarks of later episodes. The crew initially get together for a fairly simple heist in exchange for money, rather than for their later-standard Robin Hood motives. The more philanthropic reasoning behind their jobs doesn't factor in until the second episode. [[JustifiedTrope Unlike many examples, there's a valid in-story reason for this]]: they made so much on their first job [[note]]over $32 million ''each''[[/note]] they didn't need to pull off scams for monetary reasons later.
21st Jan '16 8:29:31 PM Adept
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* ''MurderPrincess'' is an example where the first example is ''darker'' than the rest of the series.

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* ''MurderPrincess'' ''Manga/MurderPrincess'' is an example where the first example is ''darker'' than the rest of the series.
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