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11th May '16 5:38:29 PM triscion
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** [[FridgeBrilliance Though it all makes a weird sort of sense]] when you take into account that said BigBad had been mucking about with the laws of reality, screwing up everything and causing things that ''should not make sense, or are flat out impossible'' to happen.
29th Apr '16 6:22:36 PM sorako
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* ''Anime/YuriKumaArashi'', by [[Creator/KunihikoIkuhara the same creator]] as Utena and Penguindrum above, is about bears who can disguise themselves as humans. While this concept, and a few others, are explained at the very beginning of the series, a large amount of details regarding the setting have to be learned through observation - and, just like the creator's other works, said setting is a WorldOfSymbolism. In the end, it ended up being easier to understand than his previous shows, but that's not to say it was a [[JustForPun straight]] story either.

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* ''Anime/YuriKumaArashi'', by [[Creator/KunihikoIkuhara the same creator]] as Utena ''Utena'' and Penguindrum ''Penguindrum'' above, is about bears who can disguise themselves as humans. While this concept, and a few others, are explained at the very beginning of the series, a large amount of details regarding the setting have to be learned through observation - and, just like the creator's other works, said setting is a WorldOfSymbolism. In the end, it ended up being easier to understand than his previous shows, but that's not to say it was a [[JustForPun straight]] story either.
29th Apr '16 6:10:55 PM sorako
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* ''Anime/TheSoulTaker'' is what happens when [[XMeetsY you take]] ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'' [[XMeetsY and mix it with]] ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. The seventh episode's screwy enough that ''it will make you realize how easy it is to understand Evangelion''. Make that ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'' meets ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', and Akiyuki Shinbo, and as we all know most of the stuff he directs is mind screw, even ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'' to an extent.

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* ''Anime/TheSoulTaker'' is what happens when [[XMeetsY you take]] ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'' [[XMeetsY and mix it with]] ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. The seventh episode's screwy enough that ''it will make you realize how easy it is to understand Evangelion''. Make that ''Manga/{{Devilman}}'' meets ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', and Akiyuki Shinbo, and as we all know most of the stuff he directs is mind screw, Mind Screw, even ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'' to an extent.
29th Apr '16 6:07:54 PM sorako
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* ''Anime/BoogiepopPhantom''. Compared to this, the last two episodes of ''Anime/{{Evangelion}}'' are about as confusing as See Spot Run. It doesn't help that it's a sequel to a novel, which it completely fails to mention. If you've seen that, it becomes a lot easier to comprehend, though still heavily in the Mind Screw department. It also, unlike ''Evangelion'', starts out confusing and gets more understandable (slightly) as it goes along.

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* ''Anime/BoogiepopPhantom''. Compared to this, the last two episodes of ''Anime/{{Evangelion}}'' ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]]'' are about as confusing as See Spot Run. It doesn't help that it's a sequel to a novel, which it completely fails to mention. If you've seen that, it becomes a lot easier to comprehend, though still heavily in the Mind Screw department. It also, unlike ''Evangelion'', starts out confusing and gets more understandable (slightly) as it goes along.
29th Apr '16 6:06:40 PM sorako
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* The OVA ''Ciel in Wonderland'' for ''Manga/BlackButler''. Since it is another take on Lewis Carroll's ''Alice in Wonderland'', this shouldn't be a surprise. However, it is surprising how dark and serious it gets after all of the weird imagery and characters we see.

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* The OVA ''Ciel in Wonderland'' for ''Manga/BlackButler''. Since it is another take on Lewis Carroll's ''Alice in Wonderland'', Creator/LewisCarroll's ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', this shouldn't be a surprise. However, it is surprising how dark and serious it gets after all of the weird imagery and characters we see.



* ''Anime/BoogiepopPhantom''. Compared to this, the last two episodes of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]] are about as confusing as See Spot Run. It doesn't help that it's a sequel to a novel, which it completely fails to mention. If you've seen that, it becomes a lot easier to comprehend, though still heavily in the MindScrew department. It also, unlike Evangelion, starts out confusing and gets more understandable (slightly) as it goes along.

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* ''Anime/BoogiepopPhantom''. Compared to this, the last two episodes of [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]] ''Anime/{{Evangelion}}'' are about as confusing as See Spot Run. It doesn't help that it's a sequel to a novel, which it completely fails to mention. If you've seen that, it becomes a lot easier to comprehend, though still heavily in the MindScrew Mind Screw department. It also, unlike Evangelion, ''Evangelion'', starts out confusing and gets more understandable (slightly) as it goes along.
29th Apr '16 6:03:25 PM sorako
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** If you think that's something, you should see what happens when Mamoru Nagano, BP's mecha designer, [[TheFiveStarStories writes his own manga...]]


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* ''Manga/TheFiveStarStories'' is what happens when Mamoru Nagano, ''Anime/BrainPowerd'''s mecha designer, writes his own manga. The action is often interrupted for bizarre, dreamlike visions of gods and monsters.
21st Apr '16 8:25:57 PM sorako
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* ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. So ambiguous and convoluted at times that official translators admit in the notes that they're making a guess and winging it. Unofficial translators do not say such in the notes only because that takes up space better filled by actively and profusely cursing at Creator/{{CLAMP}}. Making a timeline for this series is [[StableTimeLoop practically]] [[CosmicRetcon impossible]]. And don't even think about trying to create a [[MyOwnGrampa character chart]]. Even the ''characters'' are baffled by some of what's going on. Among the characters that have expressed a great deal of confusion is ''TheChessmaster BigBad''. AKA, the man who ''planned'' a decent chunk of the confusing events. And believe or not, in a CrowningMomentOfFunny, now that ''Manga/XxxHolic'' has ended, even WordOfGod has admitted that '''they too are rather confused over how everything turned out and want to re-read it'''.

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* ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. So ambiguous and convoluted at times that official translators admit in the notes that they're making a guess and winging it. Unofficial translators do not say such in the notes only because that takes up space better filled by actively and profusely cursing at Creator/{{CLAMP}}. Making a timeline for this series is [[StableTimeLoop practically]] [[CosmicRetcon [[TimeyWimeyBall practically impossible]]. And don't even think about trying to create a [[MyOwnGrampa character chart]]. Even the ''characters'' are baffled by some of what's going on. Among the characters that have expressed a great deal of confusion is ''TheChessmaster BigBad''. AKA, the man who ''planned'' a decent chunk of the confusing events. And believe or not, in a CrowningMomentOfFunny, now that ''Manga/XxxHolic'' has ended, even WordOfGod has admitted that '''they too are rather confused over how everything turned out and want to re-read it'''.
20th Apr '16 4:06:45 PM sorako
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* ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. So ambiguous and convoluted at times that official translators admit in the notes that they're making a guess and winging it. Unofficial translators do not say such in the notes only because that takes up space better filled by actively and profusely cursing at Creator/{{CLAMP}}. Making a timeline for this series is [[StableTimeLoop practically]] [[CosmicRetcon impossible]]. And don't even think about trying to create a [[MyOwnGrampa character chart]]. Even the ''characters'' are baffled by some of what's going on. Among the characters that have expressed a great deal of confusion is ''TheChessmaster BigBad''. AKA, the man who ''planned'' a decent chunk of the confusing events. And believe or not, in a CrowningMomentOfFunny, now that ''Tsubasa'''s sister series ''Manga/XxxHolic'' has ended, even WordOfGod has admitted that '''they too are rather confused over how everything turned out and want to re-read it'''.

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* ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. So ambiguous and convoluted at times that official translators admit in the notes that they're making a guess and winging it. Unofficial translators do not say such in the notes only because that takes up space better filled by actively and profusely cursing at Creator/{{CLAMP}}. Making a timeline for this series is [[StableTimeLoop practically]] [[CosmicRetcon impossible]]. And don't even think about trying to create a [[MyOwnGrampa character chart]]. Even the ''characters'' are baffled by some of what's going on. Among the characters that have expressed a great deal of confusion is ''TheChessmaster BigBad''. AKA, the man who ''planned'' a decent chunk of the confusing events. And believe or not, in a CrowningMomentOfFunny, now that ''Tsubasa'''s sister series ''Manga/XxxHolic'' has ended, even WordOfGod has admitted that '''they too are rather confused over how everything turned out and want to re-read it'''.
20th Apr '16 4:06:12 PM sorako
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* ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. So ambiguous and convoluted at times that official translators admit in the notes that they're making a guess and winging it. Unofficial translators do not say such in the notes only because that takes up space better filled by actively and profusely cursing at Creator/{{CLAMP}}. Making a timeline for this series is [[StableTimeLoop practically]] [[CosmicRetcon impossible]]. And don't even think about trying to create a [[MyOwnGrampa character chart]]. Even the ''characters'' are baffled by some of what's going on. Among the characters that have expressed a great deal of confusion is ''TheChessmaster BigBad''. AKA, the man who ''planned'' a decent chunk of the confusing events. And believe or not, in a CrowningMomentOfFunny, now that ''Manga/XxxHOLiC'' has ended, even WordOfGod has admitted that '''they too are rather confused over how everything turned out and want to re-read it'''.

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* ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. So ambiguous and convoluted at times that official translators admit in the notes that they're making a guess and winging it. Unofficial translators do not say such in the notes only because that takes up space better filled by actively and profusely cursing at Creator/{{CLAMP}}. Making a timeline for this series is [[StableTimeLoop practically]] [[CosmicRetcon impossible]]. And don't even think about trying to create a [[MyOwnGrampa character chart]]. Even the ''characters'' are baffled by some of what's going on. Among the characters that have expressed a great deal of confusion is ''TheChessmaster BigBad''. AKA, the man who ''planned'' a decent chunk of the confusing events. And believe or not, in a CrowningMomentOfFunny, now that ''Manga/XxxHOLiC'' ''Tsubasa'''s sister series ''Manga/XxxHolic'' has ended, even WordOfGod has admitted that '''they too are rather confused over how everything turned out and want to re-read it'''.
20th Apr '16 4:04:10 PM sorako
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* ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. So ambiguous and convoluted at times that official translators admit in the notes that they're making a guess and winging it. Unofficial translators do not say such in the notes only because that takes up space better filled by actively and profusely cursing at CLAMP. Making a timeline for this series is [[StableTimeLoop practically]] [[CosmicRetcon impossible]]. And don't even think about trying to create a [[MyOwnGrampa character chart]]. Even the ''characters'' are baffled by some of what's going on. Among the characters that have expressed a great deal of confusion is ''TheChessmaster BigBad''. AKA, the man who ''planned'' a decent chunk of the confusing events. And believe or not, in a CrowningMomentOfFunny, now that ''Manga/XxxHOLIC'' has ended, even WordOfGod has admitted that '''they too are rather confused over how everything turned out and want to re-read it'''.

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* ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. So ambiguous and convoluted at times that official translators admit in the notes that they're making a guess and winging it. Unofficial translators do not say such in the notes only because that takes up space better filled by actively and profusely cursing at CLAMP.Creator/{{CLAMP}}. Making a timeline for this series is [[StableTimeLoop practically]] [[CosmicRetcon impossible]]. And don't even think about trying to create a [[MyOwnGrampa character chart]]. Even the ''characters'' are baffled by some of what's going on. Among the characters that have expressed a great deal of confusion is ''TheChessmaster BigBad''. AKA, the man who ''planned'' a decent chunk of the confusing events. And believe or not, in a CrowningMomentOfFunny, now that ''Manga/XxxHOLIC'' ''Manga/XxxHOLiC'' has ended, even WordOfGod has admitted that '''they too are rather confused over how everything turned out and want to re-read it'''.
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