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* A very interesting example on ''[[Series/{{PersonOfInterest}} Person of Interest]]''. The show's premise involves [[BigBrotherIsWatching a Machine that spies on everyone]]. When the show comes back from commercials, [[SugarWiki/VisualEffectsofAwesome the Machine's point of view of many of the security cameras around New York (and often audio feeds, articles and other means of surveillance) are seen moving across the screen]], the Machine then focuses on one of them, taking us into the scene.

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* A very interesting example on ''[[Series/{{PersonOfInterest}} Person of Interest]]''.''Series/PersonOfInterest''. The show's premise involves [[BigBrotherIsWatching a Machine that spies on everyone]]. When the show comes back from commercials, [[SugarWiki/VisualEffectsofAwesome the Machine's point of view of many of the security cameras around New York (and often audio feeds, articles and other means of surveillance) are seen moving across the screen]], screen, the Machine then focuses on one of them, taking us into the scene.


* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' has a cute one with Super Deformed versions of the main characters killing some demons, which then form the show's title. Then Botan flies in and Koenma falls on Kuwabara's head. It never changes though, and it does get a bit annoying after seeing it over one hundred times.

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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' has had a cute one with Super Deformed versions of the main characters killing some demons, which then form the show's title. Then Botan flies in and Koenma falls on Kuwabara's head. It never changes though, and it does get a bit annoying after seeing it over one hundred times.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' has a variety of these, all featuring the ghost from the GB logo doing something funny and then saying "TRG will return after these messeges/ And now back to the RGB.". These include:

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' has a variety of these, all featuring the ghost from the GB logo doing something funny and then saying "TRG will return after these messeges/ messages. / And now back to the RGB.". These include:


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* The ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' cartoon used these for both going to and coming from commercials. These got some rather nice ArtEvolution in the second season, going from flat colors and generic poses to gaining some quality shading and more dynamic action poses.


* ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': From Part 3 (''Stardust Crusaders''), on would show information on a Stand that was prevalent in the episode. {art 4 (''Diamond Is Unbreakable'') added a silhouette of the Stand's user, and Part 5 (''Vento Aureo'') begins their versions with a spinning coin transitioning to the stats.

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* ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': From Part 3 (''Stardust Crusaders''), on would show information on a Stand that was prevalent in the episode. {art Part 4 (''Diamond Is Unbreakable'') added a silhouette of the Stand's user, and Part 5 (''Vento Aureo'') begins their versions with a spinning coin transitioning to the stats.


* ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': From Part 3 (''Stardust Crusaders''), on would show information on a Stand that was prevalent in the episode. {art 4 (''Diamond Is Unbreakable''_ added a silhouette of the Stand's user, and Part 5 (''Vento Aureo'') begins their versions with a spinning coin transitioning to the stats.

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* ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': From Part 3 (''Stardust Crusaders''), on would show information on a Stand that was prevalent in the episode. {art 4 (''Diamond Is Unbreakable''_ Unbreakable'') added a silhouette of the Stand's user, and Part 5 (''Vento Aureo'') begins their versions with a spinning coin transitioning to the stats.


* ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' from part 3, ''Stardust Crusaders'', on would show information on a Stand that was prevalent in the episode. ''Diamond Is Unbreakable'' added a silhouette of the Stand's user.

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* ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' from part 3, ''Stardust Crusaders'', ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': From Part 3 (''Stardust Crusaders''), on would show information on a Stand that was prevalent in the episode. ''Diamond {art 4 (''Diamond Is Unbreakable'' Unbreakable''_ added a silhouette of the Stand's user.user, and Part 5 (''Vento Aureo'') begins their versions with a spinning coin transitioning to the stats.


* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' uses different eyecatches for every episode. These range from action shots to humorous snippets(such as Nanoha having a MarshmallowDream involving Yuuno) to {{Shipping}} fuel.

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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' uses different eyecatches for every episode. These range from action shots to humorous snippets(such as Nanoha having a MarshmallowDream involving Yuuno) to {{Shipping}} fuel.


** ''Anime/DragonBallZ''['s=] eyecatches for most of its run show Goku playing with toddler Gohan. During the Buu saga, the version before the commercial break shows Goten lifting the car that Gohan and Videl are driving in, and the one after the break shows King Kai's car crashing into Goku, who doesn't even budge but laughs apologetically.

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** ''Anime/DragonBallZ''['s=] ''Anime/DragonBallZ''[='s=] eyecatches for most of its run show Goku playing with toddler Gohan. During the Buu saga, the version before the commercial break shows Goten lifting the car that Gohan and Videl are driving in, and the one after the break shows King Kai's car crashing into Goku, who doesn't even budge but laughs apologetically.


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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' did what [[SarcasmMode it was best known for]] -- showing off fancy cars. Though this was specifically during the Buu saga, and they showed two different variations before and after commercial breaks; the first being Goten lifting the car that Gohan and Videl are driving in, and the second being King Kai's car crashing into Goku, who doesn't even budge but laughs apologetically.
** The first eye catches for Dragon Ball Z showed Goku playing with Gohan.
** ''Anime/DragonBallKai'', a {{Recut}} of the series, replaces the original bumpers with a screen of Goku doing a Kamehameha, followed by drawings depicting the characters relevant that episode.
** The original ''Manga/DragonBall'' had two eye catches, the first being Goku and Oolong juggling dragon balls on a Chinese umbrella, and the second being Goku trying to take Master Roshi by surprise with a power pole attack.

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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' did what [[SarcasmMode it was best known for]] -- showing off fancy cars. Though this was specifically during the Buu saga, and they showed The original ''Manga/DragonBall'' anime has two different variations before and after commercial breaks; eyecatches, the first being Goku and Oolong juggling Dragon Balls on a Chinese umbrella, and the second being Goku trying to take Master Roshi by surprise with a power pole attack.
** ''Anime/DragonBallZ''['s=] eyecatches for most of its run show Goku playing with toddler Gohan. During the Buu saga, the version before the commercial break shows
Goten lifting the car that Gohan and Videl are driving in, and the second being one after the break shows King Kai's car crashing into Goku, who doesn't even budge but laughs apologetically.
** The first eye catches for Dragon Ball Z showed Goku playing with Gohan.
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''Anime/DragonBallKai'', a {{Recut}} of the series, ''Z'', replaces the original bumpers with a screen of Goku doing a Kamehameha, followed by drawings depicting the characters relevant that episode.
** The original ''Manga/DragonBall'' had two eye catches, the first being Goku and Oolong juggling dragon balls on a Chinese umbrella, and the second being Goku trying to take Master Roshi by surprise with a power pole attack.
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* ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'''s eyecatches are accompanied by the same loud fanfare (Da-dun-da-dun dada-da-dun, dadadada da-dun), causing SoundtrackDissonance several times. For the second season, they usually reflected the events or characters of that episode. The Shana-tan DVD specials had eyecatches between each short skit.
* ''Anime/PrincessTutu''

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* ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'''s eyecatches are accompanied by the same loud fanfare (Da-dun-da-dun dada-da-dun, dadadada da-dun), causing SoundtrackDissonance several times. For the second season, they usually reflected the events or characters of that episode. The Shana-tan ''Shana-tan' DVD specials had eyecatches between each short skit.
* ''Anime/PrincessTutu''''Anime/PrincessTutu'':



* Despite each episode of ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'' being three minutes long, they normally have one or two eye catches peppered through them, often accompanied by the sound of someone typing at a computer (most of them are [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]]). Instead of signaling a commercial break, they're used to go from one scene to the next and more emotional episodes, like [[FlashbackNightmare Episode 11]], don't have any.

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* Despite each episode of ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'' being three minutes long, they normally have one or two eye catches eyecatches peppered through them, often accompanied by the sound of someone typing at a computer (most of them are [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]]). Instead of signaling a commercial break, they're used to go from one scene to the next and more emotional episodes, like [[FlashbackNightmare Episode 11]], don't have any.



* Each ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' episode has its unique eye catch. The pattern is simply a silent black screen with the characters from the title ("デュラララ!!", but with a random and often huge number of ラ) arranged into some sort of shape or formation, like a spiral or a heart. This pattern is kept in the second series, but it adds "×2" and the kanji representing the "cour" the episode is part of.

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* Each ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' episode has its unique eye catch.eyecatch. The pattern is simply a silent black screen with the characters from the title ("デュラララ!!", but with a random and often huge number of ラ) arranged into some sort of shape or formation, like a spiral or a heart. This pattern is kept in the second series, but it adds "×2" and the kanji representing the "cour" the episode is part of.



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* [[https://youtu.be/4ZX7HbkdZ_s This live-actionized "anime" video]] by [[WebVideo/CorridorDigital Corridor]] features a parodying expositional eye catch, albeit without actual commercials.

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* [[https://youtu.be/4ZX7HbkdZ_s This live-actionized "anime" video]] by [[WebVideo/CorridorDigital Corridor]] features a parodying expositional eye catch, eyecatch, albeit without actual commercials.


* Every episode of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has a different eyecatch, usually related to the plot of the episode (with the pre-break eyecatch displaying the episode's heroes, and the post-break eyecatch displays its villains), and always done in a heavily contrasted and exaggerated style with a giant lens flare. Fans took it upon themselves to make high-resolution vectorized images of them to use as wallpaper. After the timeskip, the hiphop-ish BGM of the eyecatches is accompanied by a [[MemeticMutation memetic]] [[{{Earworm}} chant]] of "ROW ROW FIGHT THE POWAH!"

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* Every episode of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has a different eyecatch, usually related to the plot of the episode (with the pre-break eyecatch displaying the episode's heroes, and the post-break eyecatch displays its villains), and always done in a heavily contrasted and exaggerated style with a giant lens flare. Fans took it upon themselves to make high-resolution vectorized images of them to use as wallpaper. After the timeskip, the hiphop-ish BGM of the eyecatches is accompanied by a [[MemeticMutation memetic]] [[{{Earworm}} chant]] chant of "ROW ROW FIGHT THE POWAH!"

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* The ''VideoGame/EnsembleStars'' anime shows the CG associated with the initial four star card of one of the characters relevant to that episode (starting with a silhouette, eliciting many [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} 'Who's that idol?']] jokes) as a way of helping new watchers to get to know the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters.


** Averted with ''Series/ChikyuuSentaiFiveman'', ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters'', ''Series/ResshaSentaiTokkyuger'', ''Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger'', ''Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger'', and ''Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger'', which don't have them -- it's just the animated logo popping up at a corner of the screen. Episode 29 of ''Gokaiger'', which had cameos from ''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger'' characters, did an exception with a proper eyecatch of the "what will happen after the commercial break? Stay tuned!" kind, as a nod to ''Abaranger'''s ones. ''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger'' uses a different eyecatch every episode on both seasons.

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** Averted with ''Series/ChikyuuSentaiFiveman'', ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters'', ''Series/ResshaSentaiTokkyuger'', ''Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger'', ''Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger'', ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters'', and ''Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger'', Sentai shows from ''Series/ResshaSentaiToqger'' onward which don't have them -- it's just the animated logo popping up at a corner of the screen. Episode 29 of ''Gokaiger'', which had cameos from ''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger'' characters, did an exception with a proper eyecatch of the "what will happen after the commercial break? Stay tuned!" kind, as a nod to ''Abaranger'''s ones. ''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger'' uses a different eyecatch every episode on both seasons.


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* ''Series/TokusatsuGaGaGa'' also has these, but only once per episode, and to segue to the next scene at some random point of the show. (This is due to it being aired on NHK, as a publicly funded network, doesn't air commercials.)


* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' did what [[SarcasmMode it was best known for]] -- showing off fancy cars. Though this was specifically during the Buu saga, and they showed two different variations before and after commercial breaks; the first being Gohan driving with Videl, and the second being King Kai's car crashing into Goku, who doesn't even budge.

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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' did what [[SarcasmMode it was best known for]] -- showing off fancy cars. Though this was specifically during the Buu saga, and they showed two different variations before and after commercial breaks; the first being Goten lifting the car that Gohan and Videl are driving with Videl, in, and the second being King Kai's car crashing into Goku, who doesn't even budge.budge but laughs apologetically.


* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' did what [[SarcasmMode it was best known for]] -- showing off fancy cars. Though this was specifically during the Buu saga, and they showed two different variations during before and after commercial breaks; the first being Gohan driving with Videl, and the second being King Kai's car crashing into Goku, who doesn't even budge.

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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' did what [[SarcasmMode it was best known for]] -- showing off fancy cars. Though this was specifically during the Buu saga, and they showed two different variations during before and after commercial breaks; the first being Gohan driving with Videl, and the second being King Kai's car crashing into Goku, who doesn't even budge.

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