Close on Title YKTTW Discussion
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Works that place the title card at the end, as opposed to the beginning.
Examples:Anime and Manga
- The Ouran High School Host Club episode about Kaoru and Hikaru meeting Tamaki for the first time, "The Door the Twins Opened", saves its title card for the closing scene, after the twins open the door to the Host Club's room.
- Ouran: The Vaguely Abridged Series did the same thing when abridging this episode.
- The Spider-Man comic "The Night Gwen Stacy Died" saves the title for the last panel, in order to prevent readers from discovering too soon which Spider-Man character Marvel decided to kill off.
- Peter David's "The Death of Jean DeWolff" did this as well.
- Every issue of the John Stewart-centric comic Green Lantern: Mosaic had the story title on the last page.
- The comic detailing Captain America's death, "The Death of the Dream", saved its title for the closing.
- In a Deadpool story where his eardrums get destroyed by an explosion, and then he ends up fighting magical mimes, there are no words at all till the last page, and the punny title, Silent But Deadly, is the very last thing of all.
- Hoffa didn't have any credits, not even the name of the film, until the end.
- The same goes for Yes-Man.
- In Hot Fuzz, the title card does not appear until the very end of the film. This can be backed up by the DVD Commentary.
- Contact likewise has the title card and the rest of the opening credits immediately preceding the closing ones.
- Inception doesn't have a title card until the end credits. Where it is displayed three separate times. Of course, given the events of the film, this is probably on purpose...
- Avatar's title appears at the very end of the film.
- How to Train Your Dragon does this.
- The words "Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment Present a Marvel Studios Production, A Film By Joe Johnston: Captain America: The First Avenger" do not appear until during the movie's end credits, which come in between Cap meeting Nick Fury and Fury asking Cap to become an Avenger.
- The Pixar Short Day and Night does not have its title displayed until the ending, after Day and Night have become friends.
- The BBC kid's show Kerwhizz ("The quiz with added whizz") has a "K" logo and a theme song which includes the title at the start, and it's referred to several times per show, but the title only appears on-screen during the closing credits.
So, let's say you're watching a movie. As you get introduced to the characters, you might expect the title card to show up soon. However, several minutes pass without it. You wonder briefly what's taking so long, but then decide to just enjoy the film. Once the characters have completed their journey and the movie ends...the title card finally shows up. What took so long? The answer can differ depending on the story. Maybe the title refers to something the protagonist spent the entire plot learning. Maybe it refers to something the character becomes by the time the story ends. Maybe the title contains a spoiler. Then again, maybe it just felt unique. For the record, that last explanation is the reason this intro comes all the way at the article's end. Contrast The Teaser, where the title takes a few minutes to appear, but still does so before the conclusion.