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** Some commercials for the initial DVD release of the original anime also featured one of the most pivotal and affecting character deaths, that of [[spoiler:Maes Hughes]], which happen halfway through the series and was a major emotional [[SacrificialLion turning]] [[WhamEpisode is point]].

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** Some commercials for the initial DVD release of the original anime also featured one of the most pivotal and affecting character deaths, that of [[spoiler:Maes Hughes]], which happen halfway through the series and was a major emotional [[SacrificialLion turning]] [[WhamEpisode is point]].


** Some commercials for the initial DVD release of the original anime also featured one of the most pivotal and affecting character deaths, that of [[spoiler:Maes Hughes]], which happen halfway through the series and was a major emotional [[SacrificialLion turning point]].

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** Some commercials for the initial DVD release of the original anime also featured one of the most pivotal and affecting character deaths, that of [[spoiler:Maes Hughes]], which happen halfway through the series and was a major emotional [[SacrificialLion turning turning]] [[WhamEpisode is point]].


* ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' is now just as well known for being a QueerRomance between the two leads, Yuri and Victor, as it is for its realistic portrayal of figure skating, but that was a shock for people watching it week-to-week. Sometimes it leads to people who watched it later underestimating how revolutionary it was when it came out, to show two men kiss (even if obscured by Victor's arm) and then ''get engaged''.

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* ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' is now just as well known for being a QueerRomance between the two leads, Yuri and Victor, as it is for its realistic portrayal of figure skating, but that was a shock for people watching it week-to-week. Sometimes it leads to people who watched it later underestimating how revolutionary it was when it came out, to show two men kiss (even if the kiss was [[KissingDiscretionShot obscured by Victor's arm) arm]]) and then ''get engaged''.

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* The ''Anime/PokemonMastersTrailer'' is aimed at dedicated ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fans and contains a few spoilers, such as Lusamine being the mother of Gladion and Lillie.


** Lillie is Lusamine's daughter. This geta revealed a few chapters into the arc.

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** Lillie is Lusamine's daughter. This geta gets revealed a few chapters into the arc.arc. In the original game it was a twist that isn't revealed until over halfway through.



* Manami from the manga ''Manga/{{Life}}'' starts off as a friendly girl who befriends a depressed Ayumu. It isn't until several chapters in that it's revealed [[FalseFriend that was a lie]] and Manami is [[TheFakeCutie not as cute]] or [[AlphaBitch as nice]] as she seemed. The live-action adaptation didn't try to hide that Manami is a [[TheBully bully]]. She seems suspicious from the start.


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* Natsume being Nate and Katie's [[SpinOffspring daughter]] is foreshadowed early in ''Anime/YokaiWatchShadowsideTheReturnOfTheOniKing'' but not revealed until the credits. It's no longer a spoiler by the ''Anime/YokaiWatchShadowside'' series.

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* ''Anime/YuriOnIce'' is now just as well known for being a QueerRomance between the two leads, Yuri and Victor, as it is for its realistic portrayal of figure skating, but that was a shock for people watching it week-to-week. Sometimes it leads to people who watched it later underestimating how revolutionary it was when it came out, to show two men kiss (even if obscured by Victor's arm) and then ''get engaged''.


* The cover art of ''Anime/AngelBeats'', as shown on the tropes page, pretty clearly reveals [[spoiler:Angel's HeelFaceTurn. Instead of trying to murder Otonashi and Yurippe with her trademark handspears--basically the only thing she does for the first few episodes--she's just sitting next to them unthreateningly]].

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* The cover art of ''Anime/AngelBeats'', as shown on the tropes page, pretty clearly reveals [[spoiler:Angel's HeelFaceTurn.[[spoiler:that Angel was GoodAllAlong. Instead of trying to murder Otonashi and Yurippe with her trademark handspears--basically the only thing she does for the first few episodes--she's just sitting next to them unthreateningly]].



* ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}'': [[ItWasHisSled Misuzu's death]] is very poorly guarded.

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}'': [[ItWasHisSled Misuzu's death]] is very poorly guarded.guarded in commercials, probably because word of mouth spread for it specifically because it was sad.



** Likewise, there's that, at the end of the original series,, [[spoiler:Kaneki is defeated by Arima and ends up becoming Haise Sasaki, a Ghoul Investigator haunted by a past he can't remember]]. Describing the sequel without bringing this up is more than a little impossible.

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** Likewise, there's that, at the end of the original series,, series, [[spoiler:Kaneki is defeated by Arima and ends up becoming Haise Sasaki, a Ghoul Investigator haunted by a past he can't remember]]. Describing the sequel without bringing this up is more than a little impossible.



* The anime version of ''Anime/BangDream'' focuses on the origins of Poppin' Party as a band. The "Girls Band Party!" video game which was released in the middle of the anime's original airing and distinctively puts the girls as one year older then in the anime, however, spoils a number of things. Including the fact that the band still has all it's members, and is still performing successfully, the fact that Saaya, and Tae, have a HeelFaceTurn and decides to a join Poppin' Party after all, as well as the fact that the SPACE live no longer exist any more and the main live house Poppin' Party now use is one called [=CiRCLE=]. The first two can at least be interpreted by other franchise material and a bit of [[CommonKnowledge common sense]], however the fact that SPACE is seemingly closing is supposed to be the big dilemma of the anime series's self half.

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* The anime version of ''Anime/BangDream'' focuses on the origins of Poppin' Party as a band. The "Girls Band Party!" video game ''VideoGame/BangDreamGirlsBandParty,'' which was released in the middle of the anime's original airing and distinctively puts the girls as one year older then than in the anime, however, spoils a number of things. Including the fact that the The band still has all it's members, its members and is still performing successfully, the fact that Saaya, Saaya and Tae, Tae have a HeelFaceTurn and decides clearly decided to a join Poppin' Party after all, as well as the fact that and the SPACE live house no longer exist any more exists and the main live house Poppin' Party now use uses is one called [=CiRCLE=]. The first two can at least be interpreted by other franchise material and a bit of [[CommonKnowledge common sense]], however however, the fact that SPACE is seemingly closing is supposed to be the big dilemma of the anime series's self half.first season.


* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''
** [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/816hoRBHqYL._AA1500_.jpg The Cover for the final season]] contains no less than ''three'' of these. In all fairness, it can be assumed that anyone buying the last season already knows that [[spoiler:Selim is Pride and King Bradley is Wrath]], but there's no excuse for spoiling [[spoiler:Father's OneWingedAngel form]], which wouldn't be revealed until that very season.

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''
''Franchise/FullmetalAlchemist''
** [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/816hoRBHqYL._AA1500_.jpg The Cover for the final season]] of ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Brotherhood]]'' contains no less than ''three'' of these. In all fairness, it can be assumed that anyone buying the last season already knows that [[spoiler:Selim is Pride and King Bradley is Wrath]], but there's no excuse for spoiling [[spoiler:Father's OneWingedAngel form]], which wouldn't be revealed until that very season.



* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'': [[SamusIsAGirl Yellow is a girl]]. If you read FRLG or the last chapters of Emerald or GSC before you read the Yellow arc, you're going to be awfully confused by the consistent male terminology.

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[[SamusIsAGirl Yellow is a girl]]. If you read FRLG or the last chapters of Emerald or GSC before you read the Yellow arc, you're going to be awfully confused by the consistent male terminology.


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** Lillie is Lusamine's daughter. This geta revealed a few chapters into the arc.

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* ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' does this on two fronts: the solicits for ''Side: Despair'' mention one of the major twists of ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'', while its first episode assumes you watched [[spoiler: Chisa die]] in the first episode of''Side: Future''.


** Vegeta and Trunks are shown as Super Saiyans in the third opening to ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', which debuted one episode before Trunks had even appeared in the series. Likewise, Chichi and Goku as newlyweds appear in the fourth ''Dragon Ball'' ending, which debuted the same episode as the all-grown-up versions of the characters, but a good number of episodes before Chichi had been reintroduced.

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** Chi-Chi and Goku as newlyweds appear in the fourth ''Dragon Ball'' ending, which debuted the same episode as the all-grown-up versions of the characters, but a good number of episodes before Chi-Chi had been reintroduced. Certain characters like Yajirobe are also introduced early via the closing credits as well.
** For American viewers, ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' was a series of [[LateArrivalSpoiler Late Arrival Spoilers]] being delivered effectively as character exposition from the word "go", since it exploded in popularity before its predecessor (despite two previous attempts to dub said predecessor). Things like Goku having a son and a long-lost evil brother, being from a race of alien warriors, and Piccolo Jr. pulling a HeelFaceTurn were all meant to be shocking surprises to fans who grew up watching ''Manga/DragonBall'' first. Not to mention a lot of the former show's major events, like Tienshinhan's HeelFaceTurn, Demon King Piccolo having a son, Goku marrying Chi-Chi, and the introduction of all the supporting characters who show up by the start of ''Dragon Ball Z''.
*** Even in Japan this is the case, as ''Z'' is far more popular than ''Dragon Ball'' there too.
** Even worse, in the original dub of ''Z'', the classic opening "Rock the Dragon", which was used from the ''very first episode'' of the show, included footage of Super Saiyan Goku, Super Saiyan Trunks and Super Saiyan Vegeta. The first Super Saiyan transformation in the series was in ''episode 95'' ([[{{Macekre}} about 80 by the original dub numbering, but still]]). It also spoiled that Future Trunks [[spoiler:had killed Freeza (as it was shown for a split-second)]] and Vegeta [[HeelFaceTurn had became a good guy]] (for most of the series, Vegeta was an antagonist).
** Even the episode titles are pretty big spoilers, especially in the "next time" previews. One of these previews (during the Freeza saga) had the narrator asking "Goku has recovered! Can he make it to the battle before Vegeta dies?!" (or something like that). Then it showed the title of the next episode - "The End of Vegeta." ...guess he doesn't make it. This spoil is commonly used to up ratings. Although it could be worse. The Japanese episode titles are so large and spoiler-filled you could call them a plot summary.
** Commercials were released of Goku fighting Freeza as a Super Saiyan before or during Goku's fight with Freeza in the Freeza Saga, a.k.a. before the first time Goku's transformation was shown on TV, so we know any supposed deathblows to Goku (such as Freeza's exploding volleyball attack) or Freeza (such as Goku's Genkidama) cannot be fatal until after Goku transforms.
** Vegeta and Trunks are shown as Super Saiyans in the third opening to ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', which debuted one episode before Trunks had even appeared in the series. Likewise, Chichi and Goku as newlyweds appear in the fourth ''Dragon Ball'' ending, which debuted the same episode as the all-grown-up versions of the characters, but a good number of episodes before Chichi had been reintroduced.



** Even worse, in the original dub, the classic opening "Rock the Dragon", which was used from the ''very first episode'' of the show, included footage of Super Saiyan Goku, Super Saiyan Trunks and Super Saiyan Vegeta. The first Super Saiyan transformation in the series was in ''episode 95'' ([[{{Macekre}} about 80 by the original dub numbering, but still]]). It also spoiled that Future Trunks [[spoiler:had killed Freeza (as it was shown for a split-second)]] and Vegeta [[HeelFaceTurn had became a good guy]] (for most of the series, Vegeta was an antagonist).
** Commercials were released of Goku fighting Freeza as a Super Saiyan before or during Goku's fight with Freeza in the Freeza Saga, a.k.a. before the first time Goku's transformation was shown on TV, so we know any supposed deathblows to Goku (such as Freeza's exploding volleyball attack) or Freeza (such as Goku's Genkidama) cannot be fatal until after Goku transforms.
** Even the episode titles are pretty big spoilers, especially in the "next time" previews. One of these previews (during the Freeza saga) had the narrator asking "Goku has recovered! Can he make it to the battle before Vegeta dies?!" (or something like that). Then it showed the title of the next episode - "The End of Vegeta." ...guess he doesn't make it. This spoil is commonly used to up ratings. Although it could be worse. The Japanese episode titles are so large and spoiler-filled you could call them a plot summary.
** The preview for Episode 271, as well as its title, clearly states that [[spoiler:Goku destroys Buu with the Genkidama]].
** In the movies, was it supposed to be a plot twist that Broly was the legendary Super Saiyan? Because his first movie is called ''[[Anime/DragonBallZBrolyTheLegendarySuperSaiyan Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan]]''.
** That's not the only time, either. Specifically, in the third Broly movie, even though it was intended to be kept a mystery as to who exactly they were cloning other than the fact that it was a Saiyan, the title spoiled it by explicitly stating ''[[Anime/DragonBallZBioBroly Bio-Broly]]''.

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** Even worse, in the original dub, the classic opening "Rock the Dragon", which was used from the ''very first episode'' of the show, included footage of Super Saiyan Goku, Super Saiyan Trunks and Super Saiyan Vegeta. The first Super Saiyan transformation in the series was in ''episode 95'' ([[{{Macekre}} about 80 by the original dub numbering, but still]]). It also spoiled that Future Trunks [[spoiler:had killed Freeza (as it was shown for a split-second)]] and Vegeta [[HeelFaceTurn had became a good guy]] (for most of the series, Vegeta was an antagonist).
** Commercials were released of Goku fighting Freeza as a Super Saiyan before or during Goku's fight with Freeza in the Freeza Saga, a.k.a. before the first time Goku's transformation was shown on TV, so we know any supposed deathblows to Goku (such as Freeza's exploding volleyball attack) or Freeza (such as Goku's Genkidama) cannot be fatal until after Goku transforms.
** Even the episode titles are pretty big spoilers, especially in the "next time" previews. One of these previews (during the Freeza saga) had the narrator asking "Goku has recovered! Can he make it to the battle before Vegeta dies?!" (or something like that). Then it showed the title of the next episode - "The End of Vegeta." ...guess he doesn't make it. This spoil is commonly used to up ratings. Although it could be worse. The Japanese episode titles are so large and spoiler-filled you could call them a plot summary.
** The preview for Episode 271, 271 of ''Z'', as well as its title, clearly states that [[spoiler:Goku destroys Buu with the Genkidama]].
** In The movies are subtitles rather ambiguously in Japan, but in the movies, was US they are titled as if you've already seen them before.
*** Was
it supposed to be a plot twist that Broly was the legendary Super Saiyan? Because in the US his first movie is called ''[[Anime/DragonBallZBrolyTheLegendarySuperSaiyan Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan]]''.
** That's not the only time, either. Specifically, in
Saiyan]]''. In Japan it was called ''Burn Up!! A Red-Hot, Raging, Super-Fierce Fight''.
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the third Broly movie, even though it was intended to be kept a mystery as to who exactly they were cloning other than the fact that it was a Saiyan, the US title spoiled it by explicitly stating ''[[Anime/DragonBallZBioBroly Bio-Broly]]''.Bio-Broly]]''. In Japan, it's ''Super-Warrior Defeat!! Im the One Wholl Win''.



** For American viewers, ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' was a series of [[LateArrivalSpoiler Late Arrival Spoilers]] from the word "go", since it was released before its predecessor. Things like Goku having a son and a long-lost evil brother, being from a race of alien warriors, and Piccolo Jr. pulling a HeelFaceTurn were all meant to be shocking surprises to fans who grew up watching ''Manga/DragonBall'' first. Not to mention a lot of the former show's major events, like Tienshinhan's HeelFaceTurn, Demon King Piccolo having a son, Goku marrying Chi-Chi, and the introduction of all the supporting characters who show up by the start of ''Dragon Ball Z''.


** Like the Haru No Carnival example above, the Everyone, Gather! Prism Tours movie spoiled the endings of every seasons of [[VideoGame/PrettyRhythmAuroraDream PriPara's predecessor]].

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** Like the Haru No Carnival example above, the Everyone, Gather! Prism Tours movie spoiled the endings of every seasons season of [[VideoGame/PrettyRhythmAuroraDream [[Anime/PrettyRhythmAuroraDream PriPara's predecessor]].


* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' Yuya and Yuzu each having three [[AlternativeSelf counterparts]] and there being four dimensions was a big twist in Season 1 but any discussion about the series will bring these plot points up. [[spoiler:Same goes for Zarc and Ray and the Original Dimension.]]

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' Yuya and Yuzu each having three [[AlternativeSelf [[AlternateSelf counterparts]] and there being four dimensions was a big twist in Season 1 but any discussion about the series will bring these plot points up. [[spoiler:Same goes for Zarc and Ray and the Original Dimension.]]

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' Yuya and Yuzu each having three [[AlternativeSelf counterparts]] and there being four dimensions was a big twist in Season 1 but any discussion about the series will bring these plot points up. [[spoiler:Same goes for Zarc and Ray and the Original Dimension.]]

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* Manami from the manga ''Manga/{{Life}}'' starts off as a friendly girl who befriends a depressed Ayumu. It isn't until several chapters in that it's revealed [[FalseFriend that was a lie]] and Manami is [[TheFakeCutie not as cute]] or [[AlphaBitch as nice]] as she seemed. The live-action adaptation didn't try to hide that Manami is a [[TheBully bully]]. She seems suspicious from the start.


* Accelerator's [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]] in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' is spoiled by almost all of the official artwork.

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