10 Anime with Plot-twists That Ruined the Anime

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Anime has been around for a long time, and over time, many genres of anime have come out. Now, we’ve seen manga and anime use themes like Isekai, fantasy, romance, action, sci-fi, or mecha. Over time, visual effects technology has improved more and more. This makes the anime today have some visuals to die for. However, a good plot with the right pacing is what attracts fans. To build a fanbase, an anime must have a worthy plot, characters the audience can relate to, and an epic opening song. This is why many anime play so much with the idea of ​​twists.

Many anime lovers joke about how their favorite characters die in every new episode only to come back to life later as a generic entry. As pleasant as it is, it always rests on a grain of truth. Plot twists can seriously change the tone of the show. It might improve it, but on the off chance that it doesn’t work for the story, there will be a lot of disappointed fans. So, here we are putting together a list of all the plot twists in the anime that just didn’t work out. While we don’t recommend giving up on these shows, watch them at your own risk.

1.Claymore

Claymore is a dark fantasy by Norihigo Yagi, released in 2007. It is set on a fictional medieval-inspired island where humans are attacked by humanoid shape-shifters called Yoma. Organizations make Human-Yoma hybrids to kill these monsters for free. The locals call these hybrid warriors Claymores. Now, the plot here that I didn’t see coming is that Claymores turn into Awakened Beings all the time. The first time Claymore wakes up almost inside a church, fans see how scared she is of transforming into an awakened being. We see the true power of an Awakened being when a team of Claymores battle it and barely manage to win. Then, as the series progresses, other awakened beings begin to appear, which takes the surprise factor out of the original plot twist.

Claymore
Claymore

2. Moriarty the Patriot

In Moriarty The Patriot, Sherlock refuses to shoot Jefferson. Throughout the series, Sherlock is constructed as a character indifferent to contemporary ethics and human mortality. From Watson approaching Sherlock for picking up a gun, to Sherlock wanting to kill Jefferson to find out the identity of his benefactor, every fan thought he was going to kill Jefferson. So in the end, when he goes against everything and he doesn’t, it goes against the nature of his character.

Moriarty the Patriot
Moriarty the Patriot

3. Samurai Champloo

Samurai Champloo is a travel story dealing with the adventures of Fuu, Mugen and Jin as they try to find the sunflower samurai. Now, travel stories sometimes have open endings, but Samurai Champloo’s ending feels a bit hollow. Fuu can’t punish his father, Mugen kills another enemy on his list, and Jin defeats a master swordsman, but he’s still a fallen samurai. However, it shows that their personalities have changed from before, the anime doesn’t show that. So it falls a bit flat.

Samurai Champloo
Samurai Champloo

4. Great Pretender

This series revolves around Makoto “Edamame” Edamura, who has to live a life of fraud and crime due to unforeseen circumstances in his life. However, one plot twist that doesn’t sit well with the series is the flippant nature of Edamura’s father, Seiji Ozaki. It goes from good to bad in an instant. Seiji was a con man who told his family he was a lawyer but quickly disappeared from their lives. Many years later he met his son who gained his trust by showing him the fatherly love he should have shown all along, only to betray him again. Then, after all that, it turns out he’s working for the good guys. It was not one but several twists that followed one another.

good suitor
good suitor

5. Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters

Godzilla: Planet of Monsters is a film whose entire narrative is based on the murder of Godzilla. Throughout the series, we see how much Haruo hates the King of Monsters and even has an elaborate plan to kill him. However, in the end, the humans are unable to kill him, which let the ending lose its meaning. Unfortunately, they couldn’t even leave him with mortal wounds. This means the anime will end exactly as it began, a repeat of what happened 20,000 years ago. It leaves fans of the show who supported Haruo feeling empty at the end.

Godzilla Planet of the Monsters
Godzilla Planet of the Monsters

6. The Blue Exorcist

Since the Blue Exorcist manga was already so popular among fans, they didn’t take it lightly when the anime adaptation deviated from the actual story. However, when Satan is forced to possess his own son’s body and try to kill his other son, it doesn’t make sense to many fans. The anime canonically showed that Satan was in love with Rin and Yukio’s mother. So when he then tries to kill his lover’s children, it doesn’t sit well with the narrative.

blue exorcist
blue exorcist

7. Gatchaman Crowds

Gatchaman Crowds is a unique anime. It tells the story of Hajime, who is chosen to be a Gatchaman, a warrior who protects the city of Tachikawa from aliens. Now, Hajime’s carefree and quirky personality is a highlight of this story as she is very carefree of her duties. But his carelessness does him more good than harm. However, one plot twist that is not set is that Hajime is dating a mass-murdering alien. This non-binary alien was responsible for many deaths and mayhem in his city, so it seems a little thoughtless of him to date this alien. His actions are never really explained in the series.

Gatchaman Crowds
Gatchaman Crowds

8. Future Diary

Future Diary is a psychological, romance and thriller anime. Although the last arc tried to answer some of the doubts of the fans, it didn’t really do a good job. There was just too much information thrown in at the end. Yukiteru Amano is protected by Yuno Gazai, a psychopathic stalker classmate. However, later we learn that Yuno belonged to a different timeline and also the Goddess of Time and Space, who had her powers taken away from her. Then, at the end, Yukiteru felt like he hadn’t accomplished anything with his god-like powers because he would never be able to meet Yuno from the first world again. But, conveniently, the interdimensional walls are broken down by the Third World Yuno, who has all the memories of the First World Yuno. Now they promise to go back to stargazing. There was too much going on at the end of this series.

Future Diary
Future Diary

9. Erased

An all too predictable turnaround. Erased is a mystery thriller anime. So their mistake was to introduce the villain, Gaku Yashiro, right from the start. It was so obvious he was the villain that many fans assumed he was just a red herring. But when the reveal finally came, no one was really surprised.

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10. Fena: Pirate Princess

Fena: Pirate Princess was a co-production between Crunchyroll and Adult swim. This is a newer series, premiering from August to October 2021. Many viewers were confused as to how the narrative changed during the second half of the series. The final episode had a lot of randomly thrown in supernatural and magical elements that just weren’t present in the first half. Almost no character had a satisfying ending, not even the antagonist. The changes in this story weren’t consistent, which made the ending feel flat.

Pirate Princess Fena
Pirate Princess Fena

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