Wham Line: Anime and Manga

  • In the Ace Attorney manga, Edgeworth argues that Bobby Wolfe might have burned down the Den of Spiders if he intended to turn himself in or commit suicide, leaving no one to care for his spiders. Phoenix then argues that his friend Thomas Spitzer could have cared for them.
    Edgeworth: Well then, why don't we ask him? I would like to call my next witness, Thomas Spitzer. (Cue Oh Crap! from Phoenix as Spitzer testifies for the prosecution.)
  • Ai to Yuuki no Pig Girl Tonde Buurin, episode 50:
    Karin: I am Super Pig!
  • There's an interesting in-universe example in Angel Beats!. Though the audience has the inkling that the disappearance of characters is not a bad thing, the main cast is completely clueless. Of course, after the events of episode 9, Otonashi muses that maybe disappearing from the world would be for the best... only to realize that Kanade agrees with him. Cue the awkward realization that the Big Bad of the series has been on their side the whole time
  • Attack on Titan has had a few, but undoubtedly the shortest line, delivered in the most offhand way, that nonetheless managed to have the hugest impact on the plot, was this one:
    Reiner: (gesturing to Bertholdt) I'm the armoured titan and he's the colossal type titan.
    • This from chapter 56 delivered by the man who killed Historia's mother, bringing to light what readers have been wondering ever since Levi showed up:
      Captain Ackerman: "Do you know of a man named Levi Ackerman?"
      • A few lines later:
        "I taught Levi quite a bit. That runt is my pride."
  • Bakemonogatari, Episode 5:
    Senjougahara: That child... is invisible to me.
    • Followed soon after by a more light-hearted one:
    Senjougahara: One more thing, Araragi.
    Araragi: What?
    Senjougahara: [Points dramatically, then smiles] I love you.
    Araragi: [Stunned silence]
  • Bakuman。 Chapter 100: "PCP isn't going to get an anime."
    • Chapter 76: "I WANT TO QUIT TANTO!"
    • In Chapter 46, Azuki tells Mashiro that she’ll hate him if he doesn’t take time off work until he’s discharged from the hospital, but Mashiro, not believing her, refuses. She then apologizes and says "I've been in love with you for eight years, so how could I hate you?", which surprises him, as it is the first time he learns that she had always loved him.
    • A subtle one happens in Chapter 122, when Hiramaru's "super-assistant", describing his skills, does so in the same way Nakai did shortly after his introduction, signaling Nakai's return to the series.
    • Chapter 135: The work I want to end is...Crownote .
    • Chapter 150: "Well, you could say it's my last act of selfishness as editor in chief"
    • Chapter 164: "Congratulations. On Tuesday, September 1st at 4, the anime for REVERSI will start."
  • Berserk: "I sacrifice..."
  • From Episode 7 of Black★Rock Shooter, this line hit's like a bombshell.
    Strength/The Real Koutari Yuu: Your greeting is rather late, Mato Kuroi. I see my Strength has been relying on you... My name is Yuu Koutari. Strength is down here right now, just as you are.
  • Bleach
    • When Hinamori finds out Aizen is alive, Aizen reveals his status as the Big Bad with a single sentence.
      Aizen: I'm sorry. You must have been worried. I'm really sorry. I'm sorry for hurting you so much. There was something I had to do. Thank you, Hinamori. Thank you so much. Goodbye.
    • When Vice-Captain Hisagi defeats Fifth Seat Ayasegawa, he tells Yumichika to surrender because it's impossible for fifth seats to defeat vice-captains and a pointless death would be a terrible thing. Yumichika's response is to curb-stomp Hisagi by revealing reveal that it's possible to fake a shikai.
      Yumichika: What I show you now is completely confidential. Take a peek at the true power of my zanpakutou!
    • When Yamamoto goes all-out to defeat Yhwach for invading Soul Society and decimating the Gotei 13. Emerging from the fight victorious, he is stunned to hear his dying opponent gasp out the following confession:
      "Yhwach" : My... power... isn't... enough... forgive me... please... Yhwach-sama.
    • Although it seemed like Ichigo finally overcame Quilge's gaol with sheer power and Shounen resolve, when he finally confronts Yhwach, Yhwach informs him that's not the reason why he was able to escape:
      Yhwach: Quilge's Jail was made to seal enemies. But it cannot contain a Quincy.
    • When Kyouraku insists to the Central 46 that Kenpachi Zaraki needs to be properly trained if the Gotei 13 is to survive the Vandenreich's invasion, he calls forth the captain who will train Zaraki... revealing that captain's true, until-now unrevealed, identity in the process.
      Kyoraku: I'll leave Captain Zaraki to you, Captain Unohana. No... First Kenpachi Yachiru Unohana.
  • Inside Mari is about a college aged man who ends up in the body of a teenage girl he admires. 42 chapters in we get this line at the end of a chapter.
    Yori: How do you know what Mari said to me? I never told you that!
  • Bokurano. "The robot takes your life force as payment."
    • In Episode 16
      Kirie: I figured it out. I know who's not contracted. Machi, it's you, right?
    • In the manga, this line comes up in the middle of a conversation, from a character who wouldn't have said this in the anime.
      Ushiro: I'm not in the contract.
    • During Komo's fight in the manga, another Earth's Koyemshi gives some surprising news.
      Alt-Koyemshi: Our pilot has run away.
    • At the end of Kanji's arc, Kanji realizes who the next pilot is, shocked by the answer. Cut to somebody in Zearth stating "It's me. I'm the next one." It's KANA.
  • Near the end of Cardcaptor Sakura:
    Fujitaka Kinomoto: But then everyone around me fell asleep.
  • Casshern Sins episode 13: Braiking Boss gives off two Wham Lines.
    Seems like your memory is coming back. You were bound to find out sooner or later. Now you can take responsibility for what you've done with this planet. (towards Ohji) Isn't that right, Professor?
    There's no need for two Suns. That is why I gave the order... for you to kill Luna.
  • A Certain Magical Index
    • Volume 17:
      Third Princess Carissa: Begin the invasion. I now have Curtana Original, the sword that decides the king, within my grasp. This makes me, Carissa, the ruler of the United Kingdom. Anyone that does not want to see the country decay under the rule of the previous pacifist queen, stand up of your own will. To bring about the new United Kingdom, leveling some things will be necessary and some destruction will be necessary.
    • New Testament Volume 8:
      Othinus: These small fights are such a pain. I think I’ll just end the world.
    • New Testament Volume 11:
      Kihara Noukan: The esper cyborg Rensa was created to crush the seven Level 5s in case they all rebelled against Academy City at once. My role is similar, but unfortunately, my target is not those homemade espers...Ladylee Tangleroad, Fräulein Kreutune, and Codename Dragon.
      Kihara Noukan (to Aleister): Now, how about you use the power I have returned to you. Use it to destroy all those irregularities known as magic.
  • Code Geass has a lot.
    • Episode 12:
    Shirley: Hey, Lulu... Zero fights for the weak, doesn't he?
    Lelouch: Y-yeah. That's what he says, anyway.
    Shirley: Then... why did he kill my father?
    • Episode 16:
      Mao: (to Suzaku) Get your hands off of me, father-killer!
    • R2 Episode 5:
      Nunnally: Hello? Big brother? Lelouch, is that you. It's me, Nunnally; Can you hear me? I'm coming over there to Area 11 to be the viceroy. Um, is there something wrong? Lelouch, it's Nunnally, your sister!
    • R2 Episode 18:
      Lelouch: Could that be the weapon Suzaku was talking about? ...Nunnally!
    • R2 Episode 22:
      Nunnally: Listen well, Lelouch and Suzaku. I declare...you're my enemies from now on.
    • R2 Episode 24:
      Nunnally: That's why...I won't close my eyes any longer! (Cue dramatic music change as Nunnally opens her eyes)
    • Re:
      Lelouch: Suzaku, you will kill me.
  • D.Gray-Man: "What if I told you you'd have to kill someone you love when you become the 14th?" Cross to Allen, with a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming hug thrown in too. And from a Jerkass no less.
    • Later on, a seemingly filler arc becomes suddenly dark with two words that have never been so terrifying: "Good Morning."
  • Darker Than Black Season 2: "My Suou is dead!"
  • Death Note, in the English translation, sets the record for wham-to-letter ratio with this line:
    L (to Light, in person): I am L.
    • There's also this, from Episode 24, after Light regains his memories of the Kira murders:
      Light: Exactly as planned.
  • DieBuster
  • Digimon Xros Wars, episode 52:
    Darkknightmon: Why do you think I discovered the Digi Xros? It was so I could absorb you, brother.
  • From Dragon Ball Z:
    Raditz: Kakarot... I'm your brother.
    • From the next saga:
      King Kai: Knock it off! You're all being foolish! You don't know what you're talking about! Goku has been using the Kaioken attack the entire time.
    • We have several in the next saga, usually from Trunks, such as:
      Trunks: You've miscalculated. Son Goku is not the only Super Saiyan!
      Trunks: You die before then. You contract a terrible heart disease and pass away.
      Trunks: (revealing his mother is Bulma) She's right over there.
      Trunks: What is this thing? I've never seen this android before!
    • A notable one in Dragon Ball's Fortunteller Baba arc:
      Bulma: How come he knew about Goku's weakness being his tail?
      Kame Sen'nin: Because he is Son Goku's dead grandfather... Son Gohan!
    • At the very end of the 22nd World Tournament:
      Goku: He's dead... Krillin is dead!
    • A Crowning Moment of Awesome and infamous line from Adult Gohan:
      Super Buu: So hotshot, you want to fight Majin Buu?
      Gohan: Fight you? No, I wanna kill you.
    • The newly born Super Buu's Establishing Character Moment:
      Super Buu: "Time to kill."
      (for context, Buu had previously been killing people for fun without any real malice; this new incarnation does it with cold efficiency)
  • Arguably Durarara!! episode 11:
    Mikado: I have neither the power nor wisdom to oppose a foe who won't listen to reason. You won't even give me time to try. And so...I'll rely on numbers!
    • From episode 10: I have all the pawns I need
      • Also, in the graphic novel when Simon suddenly punches Izaya in the face and says: Have you ever killed people? I have.
  • Eyeshield21:
    • No Quarter Back is safe from Gaou, not even Hiruma.
      Hiruma: My right arm is dead.
    • Who decides to take his place?
      Sena: SET!
    • Where is the real Eyeshield 21?
      Marco: That guy is in Teikoku High!
  • Fairy Tail
    • Chapter 390 has one that turns a Captain Obvious Reveal on its head:
      Silver: My name is DELIORA.
    • Chapter 400 delivers one as well:
      Igneel: Natsu, I hope you can forgive me... for everything... The truth is, I've always been... right inside of you.
    • Chapter 416:
      Makarov: Fairy Tail will disband.
      Zeref: You will have to surpass me Natsu...or should I say E.N.D.: Etherious Natsu Dragneel.
    • Chapter 425, it turns out there was more to Future!Rogue's warning than what we were previously shown:
      Or Frosch will be killed by Gray.
    • Chapter 436:
      Zeref: My name is Zeref Dragneel. I'm your brother, Natsu.
  • Fate/stay night (manga):
    Kotomine: What a disappointment though. I expected more from Kiritsugu Emiya's successor.
    • This dialogue.
      Shinji: Rider...you saved me?
      Rider: Make no mistake. The false contract between us is at an end. I was merely obeying my master's orders.
      Shinji: No way! So that means...
      Sakura: That's right, Nii-san. I asked Rider to save you using my final command mantra.
    • Shirou's narration after being told that Saber will recover her mana by resting.
      "Looking back on it, Tosaka's prediction seems foolish. But at that point in time, how could we have ever imagined... that Saber would not wake up, but would sleep forever?"
  • Fullmetal Alchemist:
    • Chapter 104, what Father says summarizes the WHAM situation the best:
      Father: For me to imprison God within my body required enormous energy. And the citizens of this country provided it for me.
    • Also, two chapters previously...
      Roy Mustang: I...can't see.
    • Even before that: Hawkeye talks with Mrs. Bradley, and learns that Selim is adopted from one of their relatives, Hawkeye asks if Selim is one of Mrs. Bradley tells her, "He's the son of some distant relative of my husband." Hawkeye remembers that King Bradley has no relatives, then encounters Selim and confronts him about what she's learned.
      Selim: I am the first homunculus. My name is Pride.
    • And before any of these:
      Bradley: Just as you have the Ultimate Shield...I have the Ultimate Eye.
    • Chapter 97, after it was thought that Wrath was dealt with...
      Bradley: Hello everyone. I see that everything has gotten quite out of hand during my absence. I am coming to personally take back control of my country, and put down this coup.
    • Long before ANY of those:
      Edward: The raw materials needed for the Philosopher's Stoneare living humans!!
  • Future GPX Cyber Formula has two of these in the TV series:
    • The first was when Hayato and Asuka are at a lake, when Asuka suddenly asked this to Hayato:
      Asuka: Hayato! Well...
      Hayato: What?
      Asuka: I have that feeling Knight Shoemach is my brother!
    • And in the next episode, Hayato finds out the truth about what really happened to his father while visiting Osamu in the hospital:
      Hayato: Danger...? Mom, what happened?!
      Junko: Hayato, listen to me very well...your father is dead.
      Hayato: What did you say?
      Junko: Your father was killed.
  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time: "Makoto...Have you been time-leaping?"
    • And then soon after: "Would you laugh if I told you I'm from the future?
  • Girls und Panzer
    • In Episode 8, as things look desperate for Oorai during their match against Pravda, Miho says that perhaps, losing may not be such a bad thing, since she made friends and rekindled her love of tanks. She then finds out the stakes are much higher than she thought.
      Momo: What are you saying? Our school's gone if we lose!
    • In the Little Army manga, after having had a serious fight with Emi, Miho goes to her house to try to reconcile with her, and offer to challenge Maho's team to a tank battle, only to get a cold reception from Emi.
      Emi's mother: Such a helpless child... you'll be separated soon, so you should make up.
      Miho: Eh? What did you mean?
      Emi's mother: I'm sorry, you didn't know about it yet, right? Actually, we are returning to Deutschland next month.
    • Also from Little Army, when Maho shifts from a Cool Big Sis to an Ice Queen, and also confirms that she did, as Emi said, take the opportunity to shoot down Emi's sister's team's flag tank when it went to save one of hers.
      Maho: ...Miho. What I did was Nishizumi style Panzer-kraft. I gave the order to shoot. Was that all you wanted to talk about?
    • In Chapter 10 of the main series manga.
      Kikuyo: Lady Miho, your current actions in Ooarai... the madam knows all of it.
      Miho: I thought so...
      Kikuyo: ...That I of all people has to inform you about such matters, I'm hesitant, but... In the semifinals... if Lady Miho happens to lose against Pravda High... Lady Miho... the Nishizumi household will... disinherit you.
  • Grave of the Fireflies: After returning from buying food, Seita comes back to a severely ill Setsuko who is delusional and weak. He gives her something to eat and makes dinner, bringing hope that Setsuko would recover. Then, after Seita leaves the scene, leaving Setsuko to lie there with a hunk of melon you think she'd wolf down, he voices over the line: "She never woke up". After that...you pretty much know what happened.
  • Great Mazinger:
    Kenzo: He’s crying. My son is... My son…! Kouji Kabuto...!
  • GUN×SWORD: "Have you seen a man with a claw? Maybe with a young boy?" "Why, yes. He's right over there."
  • Haruhi Suzumiya: "...that's why I'm going to kill you and see how Miss Suzumiya reacts!"
    • Vol.7: "Is this what you are looking for?" note 
    • And from The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya: "This is exactly what you wished for."
  • High School DXD
    • The very last line of volume 11.
      Kiba: That day, we lost Ise-kun.
    • Earlier in volume 3:
      Kokabiel: Seeing that even after losing the masters you serve, you devils and followers of God can still fight, huh?
      Rias: ...What do you mean?
      Kokabiel: Fuhaha, fuhahahahahahahahahaha! That’s right! I totally forgot! The truth wasn’t revealed to you lower guys! Then I will tell you. In the war between the three sides, not only the Yondai-Maou but also God died.
  • I"s got one on the last panel of the 45th chapter.
    Takezawa: I like her.
  • InuYasha:
    • Sesshoumaru to a dying Kagura, after saying he had followed Naraku's smell and her asking if he was dissapointed it's only her:
      Sesshoumaru: I knew it was you.
    • Kanna's dying moment of betrayal to the main cast as Naraku kills her.
      Kanna: The light. The light will kill Naraku.
  • Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne has two of these:
    • From episode 34:
      Jeanne: It can't be... Chiaki is Sinbad? And you knew I was Jeanne?
    • From episode 41:
      Maron: Fin, lend me your powers. Deliver my wish to...
      Fin: No, I wont!
    • From Miyako in chapter 27 of the manga.
      Miyako: The fact that you were Jeanne was obvious to me from the very beginning!
  • Kill la Kill has several.
  • Two, in Kotoura-san's Downer Beginning, as both caused Haruka to cross the Despair Event Horizon:
    Kumiko, Haruka's mother: (Pushes Haruka off on the floor) I should never have given birth to you.
    Nameless lady, to Haruka: Are you the one who has been feeding that cat? What a nuisance. I took it to a shelter, so don't ever come here again.
  • At the end of the eleventh chapter of Satou Kashi no Dangan wa Uchinukenai: "Half an hour passed and then an hour. Umino Mokuzu never showed up.
  • Manga/Legendz: When the C.E.O. of Darkwiz Company finally reveals himself, we're given this bombshell:
    Haluca: Papa?!
    Ranshin: Papa?! Did she just say papa?!
  • Magic Knight Rayearth
    Hikaru: Then tell us why you summoned us to Cephiro?
    Emeraude: I summoned the Magic Knights to Cephiro... so that you could kill me.
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
    Precia: I'll put an end to everything. To all the time this girl was deprived of when I lost her.. and also to the doll I created to play as my daughter.
    • "You want to know something nice? Ever since I made you...every single moment...I've despised you."
  • Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi:
  • Mahou Sensei Negima!
    • A complicated one during the Mahora Festival Arc. Each mage has an invocation they must speak before casting, Negi's being "Ras tel ma magi scir magistir." While fighting the girl who jokingly claimed to be his Kid from the Future, well...
      Negi: Give it up! Your advantage is gone, and someone who can't use magic has no chance against me!
      Chao: Can't use magic? I wonder about that.
      Negi: (Oh Crap!)
      Chao: Spellseals, open. Unlock. [Instant Runes] Last...tale...my magic scir magistir...
    • "You may call me a puppet, but the reality is you too are a sad and pitiful puppet, and puppets cannot oppose or defy the puppet master."
    • Another one from 324 spoken by Ku-Nel Sanders: "The one who sleeps there, is the Mage of Beginning: The "Lifemaker"
  • In the Mai-HiME manga, Nagi is able to throw his foes into disarray long enough to attempt to escape with the following question.
    Nagi: This may be odd for me to ask right now, but how did it taste...when you kissed Mai-chan?
    • In the anime, Shiho, with the following line, essentially admits to killing Takumi.
      Shiho: Don't run away! Lose, just like that toad!
  • In Mai-Otome, John Smith admits that he can't take on a Materialized Arika, and so calls for help from The Mole.
    John Smith: Miss Erstin!
  • Mirai Nikki. Akise not being able to speak as his throat has been slit revealing to Yukki via a final message on his phone that Yuno comes from an Alternate Universe and has already become god once.
  • Muhyo And Roji: "This is what we've been waiting for." Spoken by Enchu and Rio, together.
    • At the end of the match against Goryo's group, it seems as though Muhyo triumphed, until he says...
      Muhyo: Who said we won?
    • In the next chapter, as Roji angrily asks Muhyo why he doesn't teach him anything and expresses his own feelings of inadequacy;
      Muhyo (to Roji): I suppose now's as good a time as any. I'm putting you on leave until further notice.
    • Toward the end of the manga, when it's revealed that Roji's rank is merely provisional.
      Muhyo: So you're happy with getting fired?
  • Murasakiiro No Qualia: Chapter 8
    "A call that should have been impossible... yet I recognized the voice who told me that Yukari would die. The person at the other end of the receiver... was me."
  • My Monster Secret: Rin is Asahi's grand-daughter from the future. Shortly after she convinces Akemi Mikan of this fact, she accidentally calls the girl "Granny." Whoops.
  • Naruto:
    Tobi: The true power of the sharingan...it belongs to me! Madara Uchiha!
    • And maybe the biggest one of all in Chapter 397.
      Sasuke: Why would Itachi do such a thing?
      Tobi: Don't you get it? He did it... to protect you.
    • And one chapter later.
      Tobi: It is true that he slaughtered the entire Uchiha clan and then fled the Hidden Leaf Village, but it was his mission to do so. He was ordered by members of the Hidden Leaf.
    • In Ch 499:
      Kushina: I...was the Kyuubi's previous host...
    • Chapter 561: The real Madara just used a ninjutsu to bring down a meteorite, but the combined titanic efforts of O'onoki (the Tsuchikage) and Gaara managed to stop it from falling on everyone. Everyone is relieved.
      Madara: Now, how will you deal with the second one, O'onoki?
    • In Ch 590:
      Itachi: No matter what you become, I will always love you.
    • Chapter 599 has the biggest one.
      Kakashi: ''You're Obito?"
    • Perhaps the biggest one of all in Chapter 627 as Sasuke makes his decision:
      Sasuke: I'm going to the battlefield. I won't let this village... and my brother... be wasted!
    • Also later on in chapter 631:
      Sasuke: Many things happened... but I decided to protect the village, and I will become Hokage.
    • A minor one, but still pretty funny:
      Haku: Oh, by the way, I'm a boy.
    • In chapter 670:
      Hagoromo: You, Naruto. Ashura reincarnated into you.
    • Chapter 678:
      Black Zetsu: Wrong again... The will that is in me is — Kaguya's.
    • Chapter 681:
      Black Zetsu: The story of the ninja is a story that existed in order to revive my mother.
    • Chapter 692:
      Sasuke: But first... I'm going to execute the Five Kages who are still inside the Infinite Tsukuyomi.
    • Chapter 698, ending the Final Battle:
      Sasuke: [to Naruto] This is...my loss.
  • From Neon Genesis Evangelion, the truth behind the Evangelion's "armor" is revealed:
    Ritsuko: They're binders to suppress Eva's natural power. And now she's shedding them. No one can stop Eva.
    • From Rebuild of Evangelion. Surprising absolutely nobody, Kaworu shows up at the end of an entire movie of Off the Rails Wham Episodes. Then...
      Kaworu: The time has come again, Shinji Ikari. This time, I'll make you happy.
    • The reveal of the Eva's dark side in Rebuild...
      Mari: Invert controls. Backdoor code: THE BEAST!
    • In the first Rebuild movie, there's the moment where Misato reveals Lilith's body to Shinji. A Wham Line because in previous incarnations she didn't know about the body until Kaji revealed it, and only knew it as Adam until Kaworu arrived. Thus raising questions about Misato's possible connection to Seele in this continuity.
    • Hell, the third movie is chock-full of these :
      Sakura: Thank you for being friends with my brother. I'm his younger sister, Sakura.note 
      Asuka: Fourteen years have passed since then. Baka Shinji.
    • Earlier, the line that sets the tone of the movie :
      Misato: Ikari Shinji-kun.(remove glasses and throws him an icy glare) From now on... you'll do nothing.
    • The reveal of why Shinji is hated by everyone :
      Kaworu: Ikari Shinji-kun, once Awakened, Eva-01 opened the Door of Guf and became the trigger for Third Impact. Lilin call it Near Third Impact. It was all initiated by you.
    • Fuyutsuki gives not one, but two consecutive ones to Shinji :
      Fuyutsuki: This is your mother...Yui Ayanami.
      Fuyutsuki: The Ayanami Rei you know is one of Yui-kun's clones. She is preserved within Eva-01, the same as your mother.
    • Near the end of the movie, the one that signified the destruction of Kaworu and Shinji's plans :
      Kaworu: This is odd... Both Spears have morphed into the same shape.
    • Going back to the original series, from episode 24, we learn the truth behind the AT Field:
      Kaworu: That's right. That's what you Lilin call it. The sacred domain where none may trespass. The light of the soul. Lilin, you know, don't you? That the AT Field is the wall that everyone has in their heart?
    • Earlier that episode:
      Misato: The Fifth Child...what is he?
      Ritsuko: He is probably the last Angel.
  • In One Piece, Kaku gives some very unpleasant news when the Straw Hats ask about the Going Merry.
    Kaku: I'm going to give it to you straight. Your ship... can't be fixed! Not even with our skills!
    • Another one from Chapter 550:
      Sengoku: The truth is...Portgas D. Ace: your father is Gold Roger!
    • Whitebeard's Famous Last Words
      Whitebeard: One Piece...is real!
    • In the Dressrosa arc, Sanji gives some unfortunate news that, by revealing that one assumption the alliance had been operating on is no longer true, reveals that the entire plan is falling apart.
      Sanji: Doflamingo never stepped down from the Seven Warlords!
    • In chapter 744, we finally get confirmation of something that a huge chunk of the fandom had been hoping was true for almost three years:
      Sabo: He was the man that will become the Pirate King... Straw Hat Luffy. He's my younger brother.
    • This bit from the end of the Drum Island arc.
      Dr. Kureha: Monkey D. Luffy? Just like Gol D. Roger. So it still lives... the Will of D. Chopper is traveling with a very dangerous man.
    • Chapter 763: Trafalgar Law reveals his full name in a flashback:
      Law: I'm really not supposed to be telling you guys this...it's Trafalgar D. Water Law.
    • A minor but still important one from the Post-Enies Lobby Arc
      Whitebeard: (to Shanks) I still remember when you were an apprentice on Gol D Roger's ship.
    • Chapter 783, as Luffy vs. Doflamingo heats up:
      Luffy: Gear...Fourth!
    • Chapter 795 gives us a narration that bodes ill for the near future, with the wham at the end:
      Narrator: This man just committed suicide. A sort of suicide you don't see every day…suicide by jumping off a sky island……This man, alone, challenged and was captured by the Navy and Yonko 18 times. Tortured over one thousand. 40 times he was given the death sentence. They tried to hang him; the chains simply broke. They tried to guillotine him; the blades simply shattered. They tried to skewer him; the spears simply snapped. This man alone sunk 9 mammoth prison ships. In other words, no one could kill this man. And that included…the man himself. His hobbies include attempting suicide. He goes by the name…Hundred-Beast Kaido.
  • In Oniisama e..., we have one said by Kaoru towards Fukiko, revealing quite the secret to Nanako and the viewer:
    Kaoru: But Rei... She's your younger sister!
  • Oreimo manga, chapter 25: "I'M... DEEPLY IN LOVE WITH MY SISTERRRRRR!!" If you've read the novel or seen the anime, you'll know that things are cleared up, but since the manga chapter ends on a Cliff Hanger...
  • In Gonna be the Twin-Tail!!, there's only one thing Souji can say:
  • Pandora Hearts: Retrace LXV is full of them, but this one stands out.
    Jack Vessalius: So Glen...why don't you lower that sword...before I kill your cute little servant?
    • This line is the first reveal of the fact that Jack has been lying to everyone the entire manga. It only gets worse from there.
    • There's also this little tidbit in Retrace LVIII that shows that Leo is not quite spared from the mess of the story as he seems:
      Glen Baskerville/Levi: Relax...that thing won't attack you.
    • There are several in Retrace LXX as well. For the one below, Jack's whole speech applies, but this line especially:
      Jack Vessalius: This body does not belong...to Oz Vessalius.
    • And later on in the same chapter, expanding on the Wham Line above, this:
      Jack Vessalius: Shall I introduce you to him? This is the chain I formed a contract with. Oz, the B-Rabbit.
  • Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
    Stocking: I wonder what they do to angels? (or, alternatively...)
    Stocking: I'm sorry. But surprise, I'm actually a demon.
  • In episode 3 of The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, where Sorata tells Jin over the phone that he's made up his mind to really leave Sakura Hall instead of just dragging his feet about it. This doesn't sit very well with Mashiro, who overheard the conversation, and plays an important role in episode 4.
  • Poor Poor Lips
    • After several chapters of funny and heartwarming moments between Nako and Ren, chapter 49 decides to end with this line:
      Ren: When this is all settled, I'll be leaving. You've given me one last wonderful memory to take with me.
    • Chapter 56 decides to close Volume 3 with an evil Cliff Hanger:
      Ren: What point is there in falling in love, when I'll be marrying a man of my parents' choosing?
  • Magical Project S: "Misao, you're Pixy Misa?"
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica:
    Kyubey (Episode 6): I never would have thought you capable of throwing your friend off the bridge. That wasn't a sane act, Madoka! note 
    Kyubey (Episode 6): You people are all the same. I don't get it. Why do you people care so much where your souls are?
    Kyubey (Episode 8): In this country they call girls shoujo, and for girls who are growing up to be witches (majo), it's logical to call them "magical girls" (Mahou Shoujo). Sometimes translated as: If girls are what young women are called, doesn't it make sense to call young witches Magical Girls?
    Homura (Episode 8): I will not allow your plan to succeed, Kyubey...no, Incubator.
    Madoka (Episode 11): Homura...I'm sorry.
    • Kyubey gets a lot of these. Practically every episode after the third has at least one Wham Line from Kyubey.
    • He's not the only one though:
      Kyoko: (Episode 6): What the hell is this? [Sayaka]'s dead!
      Madoka: (Episode 12): I want to erase every witch before they are born!
    • The Rebellion Story has three, each more shocking than the last.
      Homura: I'm sure that this place is a witch's barrier.
      Homura: Since when did I become a witch?
    • And the one that turns everything on it's head...
      Homura: Finally...You're mine.
  • In Saki, this exchange is the first indication of how severe the estrangement between Saki and her older sister Teru is.
    Sumire: Don't you have a sister?
    Teru: No, I don't.
    • In Chapter 128, Teru makes a surprising reversal of the above.
      Awai: Saki Miyanaga... is she your little sister?
      Teru: N...Yeah, she's my sister.
    • In Saki Shinohayu -dawn of age-, this comes up after a game of mahjong that Shino plays with her mother and uncle.
      Shino narrating: The next day, my mom disappeared.
    • Also from Dawn of Age, after Mafuka gives Hayari her hair pins.
      Mafuka: I'm getting moved to a hospital in Tokyo, so, you won't be able to see me for a while. Consider it a keepsake.
    • From the end of the next chapter.
      Mafuka Kasugai, (1988-2037), the mahjong idol, died standing at the end of her final live concert.
  • School Days, final episode: Makoto has received a text message on his cellphone which just says "sorry," followed by a whole bunch of empty lines that scroll down, leading up to one word: "Sayonara." Cue serious Oh Crap!.
    • The manga does this in spectacular fashion in the last chapter.
      Makoto: Sekai! Kotonoha's...
      Sekai: Been stabbed?
  • School Rumble. Harima's Anguished Declaration of Love becomes this when he says it to the wrong girl.
  • Technically shared by the narrator and Ryoma in Shin Getter Robo: "GETTER EMPEROR CHANGE!" 'The voice that quakes the Universe itself was, indeed, that of Ryoma Nagare.'' "CHANGE GETTER EMPEROR ONE!"
  • This exchange from Soul Eater, just as Crona is forgiven by Death for furthering the madness that was in Stein. Granted, this series has a lot after the halfway point.
    Nygas: Medusa. Just what are you doing here?
    Medusa: I'm not looking for a fight. I surrender.
    • The manga has the Great Old One of the Book of Eibon calling Death the Kid; a "fragment of Shinigami."
    • There's also the last line of Chapter 88, where the Spartoi kids find out that they've been ordered to execute Crona. Considering that the rest of Chapter 88 was a total filler chapter...yeah. Wham Line.
    • 108. Dear Lord, 108. Asura reveals that he too is a fragment of Lord Death, effectively making him Kid's OLDER BROTHER.
  • Stellvia of the Universe, episode 11:
    Yayoi: Please go find Shippon or she'll be destroyed by Ms. Machida!
  • Tegami Bachi
    • Lag sets out on his journey to become a Letter Bee in order to reunite with his mother, as well as Gauche Suede, who had gotten a promotion to go to the capital. When he finally succeeds, he hears this.
      Zaji: Your delivery is just as good as the record holder. And seeing how Gauche Suede isn't a Bee anymore, you're pretty much at the top.
    • Much later, Lag figures out what exactly is wrong with Gauche.
      Lag: Ever since you woke up, the whole time, you've been lying to us. Everything you said about me and Sylvette...did you learn it all from the letter bullet I shot into you? I believed...the real Gauche had returned. I believed it. Sylvette believes it. But no. You're not Gauche! You're Noir!
    • After telling Aria about the true nature of the sun, Hodai Franklin begins talking about Gauche.
      Hodai: Poor girl. That fellow who was precious to you? His heart...is now part of the light of the world. Yes...He'll never......be whole again!
    • Lag's mother delivers a fairly shocking revelation after Lag exposes the "heart" inside her letter.
      Anne: My family has a certain duty regarding the artificial sun. It is a great burden, but I must carry it out. It is my fate. Our duty... carries a certain title in Amberground. "The Empress."
    • When Zazie and Connor find an imprint left by a large scorpion-like Gaichuu.
      Connor: Laphroaig?! That's... the Gaichuu... that stole your parents' hearts!
  • Tenchi Muyo!, episode 8:
    Washu: I had a child once.
    • That's far from a wham line. This is, in episode 6:
      Washu: What I think is that's no way to talk to your mother, Ryoko!
    • And episode 9:
      Sasami: I'm not the real Sasami!
    • Same episode, wham correction:
      Tsunami: Sasami didn't really die, Princess Ayeka.
  • "Oh hai, [adult swim]! Got the results of the test back — I definitely have April Fool's."
    • "Toonami faithful, we heard you. 05.26.12 #toonamiisbackbitches"
    • For the people who were wondering if a certain show about a certain orange-hued ninja was going to return: "The prodigal son has returned!"
    • "The Titans...are...coming."
  • Tokyo Ghoul:
    Arima: You're good... Kaneki Ken.
  • Toradora!: Episode 21.
    Taiga: I can't stop... loving... Ryuuji...
  • The World God Only Knows is apparently riddled with this and Wham Episodes:
    • For those who previously thought that Keima's capture targets have forgotten, this line from FLAG 115:
      Kanon: I haven't forgotten about you, Keima-kun. I remember everything...
    • Chihiro's last line to Keima in chapter 155. "I like you."
    • The previous line is overshadowed in WHAM-ness in the very next chapter.
      Ayumi: I heard you.
    • Also in 165...
      Chihiro: Please be gentle. It's my first time.
    • Chihiro just seems to be a machine for these. As seen in Chapter 181.
      Chihiro: Ayumi, did you know? Katsuragi is a lying bastard!
    • Ayumi to Keima after the Goddess recapture arc in chapter 192:
      Ayumi: Who are you?note 
    • The second time that Keima tries and fails to save a suicidal girl (thanks to a "Groundhog Day" Loop), he asks her to tell him her name before time resets again. Her answer?
      Girl: Dokurou.
    • FLAG 266 gives us two.
      • The first one is said early on and with such nonchalance that one may require a double take for it:
        Elsie: Also, it was really hard to stop time.
      • ...But then we get to Wham Line number two, which is easily the biggest one in the entire manga:
        Elsie: You're right! It looks like I was the "last boss"!
    • FLAG 267: The final words of the chapter:
      Keima: Chihiro... I love you.
  • Your Lie in April has few of them.
    Kaori (episode 5): "I see.. so I passed out again."
    Kaori (episode 11): "'You know, I'm not always going to be around to help you... -Charlie Brown."
    Kaori (episode 16): "Want to commit double suicide with me?" note  Kousei is frozen in place the instant he hears that.
    Kousei in episode 22 after realize Kaori is already dead: "Goodbye."
    Kaori in her goodbye letter: " Kaori Miyazono was in love with Watari Ryota... that was the lie I told."
  • Yuki Yuna Is a Hero has several of these starting from Episode 8
    • Episode 8's first wham line triples in significance if you've read the prequel Light Novel:
    Sonoko: "I've finally found you... Wasshi."
    Sonoko: "What do you think happens to a flower after it blooms?"
    Togo: "I've tried to commit suicide over ten times these past few days."
    "My name is Fujiwara and I'm with Iyono Music... Are you Inubozaki Itsuki's guardian?"
    • And finally in Episode 11:
    Karin: "Sorry, I think they took both my eyes and ears."

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