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Anime's that start out cute and ends darkly?
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Hunter x Hunter.

It starts with our cute little Gon along with his cute little friends Killua, Kurapika, and add a dasing Leorio going on an adventure. Shit hits the fan and suddenly the cuteness dies as the series progress.


I second this.



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Lannae wrote:

No mentions for Mawaru Penguindrum yet? That show totally fits the bill: the first half of the show is very lighthearted and comedic, but then gradually delves into psychological mindf*** and some pretty dark, heavy, and downright cruel material as the truths behind character relationships are revealed.

You start out with a younger sister that is fatally ill; not exactly cheery material.

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Posted 7/12/14 , edited 7/12/14

CometTail_123 wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

Hunter x Hunter.

It starts with our cute little Gon along with his cute little friends Killua, Kurapika, and add a dasing Leorio going on an adventure. Shit hits the fan and suddenly the cuteness dies as the series progress.


I second this.



God I really didn't expect that show to go where it did. I knew about a lot of it ahead of time (I have a nasty tendency to look stuff up on TV Tropes. Though that's also how I found out about the show, and most other series I watch here) but I was still shocked at every turn, especially in that last arc.
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FalseDragon88 wrote:


CometTail_123 wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

Hunter x Hunter.

It starts with our cute little Gon along with his cute little friends Killua, Kurapika, and add a dasing Leorio going on an adventure. Shit hits the fan and suddenly the cuteness dies as the series progress.


I second this.



God I really didn't expect that show to go where it did. I knew about a lot of it ahead of time (I have a nasty tendency to look stuff up on TV Tropes. Though that's also how I found out about the show, and most other series I watch here) but I was still shocked at every turn, especially in that last arc.


I'm the same way when it comes to finding out about anime. As for my "Cute anime turning to shit-hitting-the-fan anime", I've watched:
Madoka Magica
Hunter x Hunter
Akame ga Kill
Higurashi
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Madoka and TRC. Both I thought was gonna have some "Let's never give up!" adventure until.... the HEADING and Tokyo.
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School days
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I think School Days and Bokurano fit this topic.
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Death Note?

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Every episode of Detective Conan. Starts out with some happy comedy, ends with someone dead and someone in jail.


^ This. I swear, Conan is a freaking death magnet.
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Shin Sekai Yori, definitely. And have you seen Mawaru Penguindrum yet? It doesn't change as dramatically fast as Madoka Magica but once it does it's like a roller coaster of plot twists.

also laughs at all the school days posts

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Madoka Magica
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School days - No:1 spot
Higurashi - No:2
HunterXHunter - No:3

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Naruto/Naruto Shippuden
Yugioh GX
Tsubassa Reservoir Chronicles
Little Busters
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Posted 7/17/14 , edited 7/17/14

qualeshia3 wrote:

Hunter x Hunter.

It starts with our cute little Gon along with his cute little friends Killua, Kurapika, and add a dasing Leorio going on an adventure. Shit hits the fan and suddenly the cuteness dies as the series progress.


There's still some cuteness within the darkness though lol, but yes, it'd be nice choice as well

Using the latest episode as an example, the events that transpired were definitely dark, but then you also have this :
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EvaUnit24 wrote:

Madoka Magica

The one thing that struck me about the first time I viewed the series (when it finally came to CR) was that very first scene is dark.

Sure, they played it off as possibly being a dream, but when the Homura showed in real life that telegraphed to any experienced anime fan this wasn't going to remain sweetness and light. The real surprise is most probably expected it not to happen until the last 1-3 episodes, and it turned far sooner.

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