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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'': The first few episodes used clips from the show itself for the segment showcasing the Gundams, with the proper animation showing up later. The process was repeated with the second opening. The US DVD release, however, used the detailed opening from the start.


* The creepy, floating letters in the title sequence of ''Series/{{LOST}}'' were only meant as a placeholder. The producers ended up keeping this sequence for the entire series.

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* The creepy, floating letters in the title sequence of ''Series/{{LOST}}'' were only meant as a placeholder. [[PermanentPlaceholder The producers ended up keeping this sequence for the entire series.]]


* The music over the end credits of ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' was written but didn't have any lyrics yet, so the singer just scatted over the music as an example. The producers liked the effect so the scatting stayed.

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* The music over the end credits of ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' was written but didn't have any lyrics yet, so the singer just scatted over the music as an example. example (partly in parody of the supposed unintelligibility of rock music, the first episode involving a jarring switch in format for the radio station from easy listening to rock). The producers liked the effect so the scatting stayed.stayed.
* The pilot for ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero'' could not use the theme song, "Believe It or Not", not because it wasn't ready but because its lyrics react to events that take place midway through the episode. (The theme then appears over Ralph's first attempts at flying.) The opening titles in the pilot are superimposed over B-roll footage and preliminary action, movie-of-the-week style.






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** The early ending credits for ''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti'' shows scenes seen earlier in that episode, such as Kirin's neighbors and parents preparing for a festival in episode 2. By episode 3, a regular ending appears, and is used for the rest of the series.

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** The early ending credits for ''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti'' ''Manga/GourmetGirlGraffiti'' shows scenes seen earlier in that episode, such as Kirin's neighbors and parents preparing for a festival in episode 2. By episode 3, a regular ending appears, and is used for the rest of the series.




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Your show has finally made it on the air! The episode's got everything it needs...except a TitleSequence. What to do? This is where PlaceholderTitles come in. Similar to the TitleMontage in execution, but with the reason being that the actual title sequence isn't complete. Eventually, the titles may be replaced with the proper version, but in the most extreme cases, they may not appear until the [=DVDs=].

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Your show has finally made it on the air! The episode's got everything it needs...except a TitleSequence. What to do? This is where PlaceholderTitles placeholder titles come in. Similar to the TitleMontage in execution, but with the reason being is that the actual title sequence isn't complete. Eventually, the titles may be replaced with the proper version, but in the most extreme cases, they may not appear until the [=DVDs=].



* Creator/StudioShaft is notorious for this trope in general, as they have a tough time meeting their schedule, e.g.

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* Creator/StudioShaft is notorious for this trope in general, as they have a tough time meeting their schedule, e.g.:



** The early ending credits for ''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti'' shows scenes seen earlier in that episode, such as Kirin's neighbors and parents preparing for a festival in episode 2. By episode 3 a regular ending appears, and is used for the rest of the series.

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** The early ending credits for ''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti'' shows scenes seen earlier in that episode, such as Kirin's neighbors and parents preparing for a festival in episode 2. By episode 3 3, a regular ending appears, and is used for the rest of the series.



* ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'' has a strange cause for its first episode's ending being this-- one member of the band Jinkaku Radio committed a RoleEndingMisdemeanor of making disparaging remarks about Creator/YuiHorie, and eventually the band dissociated themselves from the anime. {{Sunrise}} needed time to find a replacement.

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* ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'' has a strange cause for its first episode's ending being this-- one member of the band Jinkaku Radio committed a RoleEndingMisdemeanor of making disparaging remarks about Creator/YuiHorie, and eventually the band dissociated themselves from the anime. {{Sunrise}} Creator/{{Sunrise}} needed time to find a replacement.



* Episodes of ''RoundTheTwist'' would all begin with the opening credits followed by a very short sequence with no dialogue (sometimes plot-relevant, but sometimes just surreal) over which the episode's title is superimposed -- with the exception of the very first episode, "Skeleton on the Dunny", which has no opening credits at all and starts off with a handheld camera shot of approaching the outside toilet to reveal the titular skeleton.

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* Episodes of ''RoundTheTwist'' ''Series/RoundTheTwist'' would all begin with the opening credits followed by a very short sequence with no dialogue (sometimes plot-relevant, but sometimes just surreal) over which the episode's title is superimposed -- with the exception of the very first episode, "Skeleton on the Dunny", which has no opening credits at all and starts off with a handheld camera shot of approaching the outside toilet to reveal the titular skeleton.



* The second episode of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', had a the title and credits appear on a plain watery blue background as the main series opening' contained many shots which would have been spoilers for the coming episode. (Prominently the city dramatically surfacing to save them all from drowning)
* The creepy, floating letters in the title sequence of ''Series/{{LOST}}'' were only meant as a placeholder. They ended up keeping this sequence for the entire series.
* The music over the end credits of ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' was written but didn't have any lyrics yet so the singer just scatted over the music as an example. The producers liked the effect so the scatting stayed.

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* The second episode of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', had a the title and credits appear on a plain watery blue background as the main series opening' opening contained many shots which would have been spoilers for the coming episode. (Prominently episode (prominently, the city dramatically surfacing to save them all from drowning)
drowning).
* The creepy, floating letters in the title sequence of ''Series/{{LOST}}'' were only meant as a placeholder. They The producers ended up keeping this sequence for the entire series.
* The music over the end credits of ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' was written but didn't have any lyrics yet yet, so the singer just scatted over the music as an example. The producers liked the effect so the scatting stayed.


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* ''Manga/DagashiKashi'' ended its first two episodes with a static shot of Kokonotsu watching clips from the episode on the shop's TV.
* ''LightNovel/BlackBullet'' featured a TitleMontage for its first few episodes, before the OP debuted about halfway through the series. This could actually be a subversion similar to ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', however, as the OP would have spoiled certain details (such as [[spoiler:Rentaro's bionic parts]]) had it been used right from Episode 1.



* Parodied in ''Anime/MiyakawaKeNoKuufuku''. The ending sequence of the first few episodes would cut out partway through, with the older sister claiming that due to their PerpetualPoverty, [[MediumAwareness she hadn't been able to play the animators to make the whole sequence]] (though the younger sister claims it just wasn't ready in time). More and more of the ending is played every episode until in Episode 5 we finally get to see the whole thing, much to the sisters' delight.

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* Parodied in the ''Manga/LuckyStar'' SpinOff ''Anime/MiyakawaKeNoKuufuku''. The ending sequence of the first few episodes would cut out partway through, with the older sister claiming that due to their PerpetualPoverty, [[MediumAwareness she hadn't been able to play the animators to make the whole sequence]] (though the younger sister claims it just wasn't ready in time). More and more of the ending is played every episode until in Episode 5 we finally get to see the whole thing, much to the sisters' delight.



* ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'' has a strange cause its first episode's ending being this-- one member of the band Jinkaku Radio committed a RoleEndingMisdemeanor of making disparaging remarks on Creator/YuiHorie and eventually causing the band to dissociate themselves from the anime. {{Sunrise}} needed time to find a replacement.

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* ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys'' has a strange cause for its first episode's ending being this-- one member of the band Jinkaku Radio committed a RoleEndingMisdemeanor of making disparaging remarks on Creator/YuiHorie about Creator/YuiHorie, and eventually causing the band to dissociate dissociated themselves from the anime. {{Sunrise}} needed time to find a replacement.


* ''{{Hyakko}}'', which had in its first couple of episodes nothing but clips from the first episode standing in for the opening. It's not until episode ''nine'' that the opening could finally be said to have animation of its own.

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* ''{{Hyakko}}'', ''Manga/{{Hyakko}}'', which had in its first couple of episodes nothing but clips from the first episode standing in for the opening. It's not until episode ''nine'' that the opening could finally be said to have animation of its own.


* ''{{Kimikiss}} pure rouge''. The first version of the opening, mostly consisting of static images, was replaced with a more animated one halfway through.

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* ''{{Kimikiss}} ''VideoGame/{{Kimikiss}} pure rouge''. The first version of the opening, mostly consisting of static images, was replaced with a more animated one halfway through.


** The first two episodes of ''HidamariSketch x Hoshimittsu'' had an OP sequence largely with static images for the first three episodes, and a similarly static ED for the first three.

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** The first two episodes of ''HidamariSketch ''Manga/HidamariSketch x Hoshimittsu'' had an OP sequence largely with static images for the first three episodes, and a similarly static ED for the first three.



* ''BambooBlade'', with the proper titles not appearing until the [=DVDs=] were released.

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* ''BambooBlade'', ''Manga/BambooBlade'', with the proper titles not appearing until the [=DVDs=] were released.


* ''TheyAreMyNobleMasters''

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* ''TheyAreMyNobleMasters''''VisualNovel/TheyAreMyNobleMasters''


** ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei''
** ''DanceInTheVampireBund'' didn't have its proper ED ready until episode 8.

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** ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei''
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** ''DanceInTheVampireBund'' ''Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund'' didn't have its proper ED ready until episode 8.



* ''RosarioToVampire'' had this for the opening and ending, officially replacing them at episode four.

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* ''RosarioToVampire'' ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' had this for the opening and ending, officially replacing them at episode four.



* ''PenguinMusumeHeart'' had placeholder EvolvingCredits. It was never the same OP twice, but starting with episode eight, the OP did finally stabilize.

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* ''PenguinMusumeHeart'' ''Manga/PenguinMusume Heart'' had placeholder EvolvingCredits. It was never the same OP twice, but starting with episode eight, the OP did finally stabilize.



* ''GhostInTheShell: Stand Alone Complex'' featured a TitleMontage for the first two episodes when it first aired in Japan before the CGI opening was finished.

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* ''GhostInTheShell: Stand Alone Complex'' ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' featured a TitleMontage for the first two episodes when it first aired in Japan before the CGI opening was finished.


* ''MegasXLR'' did this for its pilot.

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* ''MegasXLR'' ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' did this for its pilot.


* ''{{Basquash}}'', but only for episodes 2 and 3. The actual opening came into place rather quickly. Though the process repeated again for the second OP.

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* ''{{Basquash}}'', ''Anime/{{Basquash}}'', but only for episodes 2 and 3. The actual opening came into place rather quickly. Though the process repeated again for the second OP.

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** The early ending credits for ''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti'' shows scenes seen earlier in that episode, such as Kirin's neighbors and parents preparing for a festival in episode 2. By episode 3 a regular ending appears, and is used for the rest of the series.

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