Unexpected moments in anime can be rather rare, but when they happen, they leave an impact.
In recent years, people have learned how stories work. We call out who wins the battle, who’s bound to die, and when the big climactic betrayal happens! It’s been put down to a science, “tropes” that are commonly seen in a story, that can be predicted, character types, plot twists, and big revelations that aren’t exactly surprising. Because of how many stories we’ve experienced, many of us have become rather adept at predicting the coming events, making a good surprise in an anime a very unique treat.
These unexpected moments challenge what we think we know of a genre, and can come from many places. They take our ideas of romance, of shounen, of drama, and flip them on their head. And of course, for different people, they vary. That being said, I remember five distinct moments in anime that really surprised me, personally, and I’m certain that they surprised others as well.
I don’t think it needs to be said, but beware: spoilers ahead!
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