Animes with Misleading Themes
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Have you ever watched an anime with an intro that just doesn't fit the show? I know some of you have, so post their titles/reason for choice and we'll see what comes up!

The title that sparked my curiosity is:
Magipoka
The reason I chose it:
The opening seems like it would belong to a show that has a lot of depth, or even just a combat setting.... but this anime is more of a cute comedy and watching the intro of the first ep, I was like, "Hmmm alright, I'll give it a go." After I finished the first ep I thought, "That was totally not what I expected haha...." Either way I kept watching it because it was funny, but let me know what's on your mind.
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Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei - The openings are surrealistic and horrifyingly trippy at times, but it is one of the best comedy series ever. Please note that this series is made by SHAFT who is famous for doing this kind of series.


Narutaru has the most misleading OP imo, while it looks like a children's anime opening (ironically, it was aired on Kid's Station), after the first episode, things go downhill to intense, and fast. In fact, the opening references some of the things that actually happen throughout the plot, which makes you think that the OP is sadistic at some point. Any content after episode 1 is definitely not for children.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIF5BLyh3Mk

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Posted 8/2/10

HirakuNoShadow wrote:
Narutaru has the most misleading OP imo, while it looks like a children's anime opening (ironically, it was aired on Kid's Station), after the first episode, things go downhill to intense, and fast. In fact, the opening references some of the things that actually happen throughout the plot, which makes you think that the OP is sadistic at some point. Any content after episode 1 is definitely not for children.

Seconded.

When I saw this topic, it was what immediately came to mind. I consider it the poster child for this topic.


To all:

Click the link in HirakuNoShadow's message above to watch the OP, and then watch this to see the contrast between it and the series itself:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfSi_MchwTs

You'll be missing the background on what they are talking about at the beginning, which relates to what happens at the end, but it should be rather effective in getting the point across.
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Posted 8/2/10
The first opening of Code Geass. FLOW is nice and all, but...why? The song's way too cheerful for the series.
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Posted 8/2/10 , edited 8/2/10

TheAncientOne wrote:
To all:

Click the link in HirakuNoShadow's message above to watch the OP, and then watch this to see the contrast between it and the series itself:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfSi_MchwTs

You'll be missing the background on what they are talking about at the beginning, which relates to what happens at the end, but it should be rather effective in getting the point across.


The only thing I was disappointed with the anime was that it ended so abruptly and left many things unsolved. Kitoh's original manga does the justice of filling in the latter half of the series with more angst and irony of the OP. Do notice if you're interested in this series this is much like an anti-shounen series; it is plagued with psychological horror, violence, rape, and other taboos. What usually would be fanservice becomes a fan disservice, so don't expect this thing to have any genuinely ecchi elements either.
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Posted 8/3/10
Cruel Angel's Thesis is rather upbeat for Neon Genesis Evangelion
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Posted 8/3/10 , edited 8/3/10
Futakoi Alternative. The opening credit gives you the impression that this is a kickass action anime but it is not... Futakoi Alternative's main theme is a romantic comedy with a touch of drama.
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Maou068 wrote:

Futakoi Alternative. The opening credit gives you the impression that this is a kickass action anime but it is not... Futakoi Alternative's main theme is a romantic comedy with a touch of drama.


I second that >:3
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