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20th Apr '18 2:39:21 PM rjd1922
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* The DVD box art combined with the first episode of the anime ''VideoGame/{{Gungrave}}'' makes you think this will be a GrimDark show about an old lone gunman fighting evil, right? Guess what, the majority of the series from that point on is a giant flashback that shows how two small-time thieves rise up through a mafia-like organization to the point where it reaches the time of the first episode.

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* The DVD box art combined with the first episode of the anime ''VideoGame/{{Gungrave}}'' makes you think this will be a GrimDark {{Grimdark}} show about an old lone gunman fighting evil, right? Guess what, the majority of the series from that point on is a giant flashback that shows how two small-time thieves rise up through a mafia-like organization to the point where it reaches the time of the first episode.
20th Apr '18 2:39:03 PM rjd1922
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* The first episode of ''Anime/TheTowerOfDruaga: The Aegis of Uruk'' is an out and out parody of fantasy videogame and anime cliches. [[spoiler:Turns out it was AllJustADream after the hero got knocked out in the first fight]].

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* The first episode of ''Anime/TheTowerOfDruaga: The Aegis of Uruk'' is an out and out parody of fantasy videogame video game and anime cliches. [[spoiler:Turns out it was AllJustADream after the hero got knocked out in the first fight]].
30th Mar '18 8:28:04 PM Pichu-kun
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* [[Manga/GakkouGurashi School Live]] begins with a light-hearted story about a young girl who founded a school club which got permission to stay at school from a particularly beloved teacher. As the episode comes to a close, it turns out... The girl is blocking out that a ZombieApocalypse broke out.

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* [[Manga/GakkouGurashi School Live]] ''Manga/SchoolLive'' begins with a light-hearted story about a young girl who founded a school club which got permission to stay at school from a particularly beloved teacher. As the episode comes to a close, it turns out... The girl is blocking out that a ZombieApocalypse broke out.
31st Jan '18 5:13:31 AM Cryoclaste
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* In the ''UpstairsDownstairs'' pilot, a lot of things go just as they go in the show - but Alfred is a creepy, biblically-speaking maid-harassing implied perv. In the actual show he didn't speak any too funnily, and he was made silghtly awkward, non-Bible quoting, secretly {{Gayngst}}ing nice guy who unfortunately was [[ValuesDissonance doomed when he let his deviation out from the closet]].

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* In the ''UpstairsDownstairs'' ''Series/UpstairsDownstairs'' pilot, a lot of things go just as they go in the show - but Alfred is a creepy, biblically-speaking maid-harassing implied perv. In the actual show he didn't speak any too funnily, and he was made silghtly awkward, non-Bible quoting, secretly {{Gayngst}}ing nice guy who unfortunately was [[ValuesDissonance doomed when he let his deviation out from the closet]].
25th Jan '18 7:22:05 AM Gouken20xx
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* [[Manga/GakkouGurashi School Live]] begins with a light-hearted story about a young girl who founded a school club which got permission to stay at school from a particularly beloved teacher. As the episode comes to a close, it turns out... The girl is blocking out that a ZombieApocalypse broke out.
13th Jan '18 10:48:18 PM JRads47
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* The first two episodes of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' were fairly lighthearted with some SliceOfLife elements, which were dropped after it became DarkerAndEdgier.
13th Jan '18 11:54:48 AM JRads47
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* The first two episodes of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' were fairly lighthearted with some SliceOfLife elements, which were dropped after it became DarkerAndEdgier.
17th Sep '17 6:57:43 PM patches365
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* The first chapter of ''{{Manga/Noragami}}'' was a stand-alone story featuring a different female lead and some other supernatural elements that were [[DroppedAfterThePilot never seen again]]. The anime adaptation therefore [[RetGone skipped the first chapter entirely]] save for one scene and started with Chapter 2.
2nd Sep '17 12:14:41 PM PhantomDusclops92
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* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' is an example of "non indicative first 13 episodes". It appears to be a fantasy advanture series about three magic schools, and the adventures of Bloom, and the four friends she makes, then Bloom's DisappearedDad comes up...[[note]]It takes a total of [[ArcFatigue three seasons (specifically, 78 episodes) and one movie]] in order for them to finally reunite; something that may or may not have ever happened if the show had been suddenly canceled...[[/note]]


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* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' is an example of "non indicative first 13 episodes". It appears to be a fantasy advanture series about three magic schools, and the adventures of Bloom, and the four friends she makes, then Bloom's DisappearedDad comes up...[[note]]It takes a total of [[ArcFatigue three seasons (specifically, 78 episodes) and one movie]] in order for them to finally reunite; something that may or may not have ever happened if the show had been suddenly canceled...[[/note]]
31st Jul '17 2:31:06 PM F1Krazy
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* The first episode of ''Gamers!'' sees protagonist Keita getting invited to join the newly-formed gaming club by its president, [[GamerChick Karen]]. The show looks as though it's going to be a standard SliceOfLife series about after-school activities... only for Keita to turn the club down because [[SchoolClubsAreSeriousBusiness it's too hardcore for his liking]]. From there, the story takes a hard right into a LoveDodecahedron-fueled romantic dramedy that just happens to be about gamers. (This is, however, hinted at earlier in the episode, with Tasuku and [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend Aguri]] being shown together along with captions indicating that they'll be important later.)
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