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10 Best Anime Plot Twists That Nobody Expected!

Anime Plot Twists
Anime Plot Twists

What makes a good storyline in an Anime series? When the plot is twisted, and it catches you off guard! You must have noticed that the most memorable Anime series are those which make the impossible possible. Similarly, the plot surprises you presenting you with things you do not even expect to happen. But isn’t that one of the most important things that we love about these series?

We have handpicked a shocking compilation of various twisted events, especially for you, from the best Anime series of all time that took a surprisingly odd turn. Some disclose the dangerous identities of certain characters, while some reveal the ugly truths of the past. Feel free to browse through this jaw-dropping collection of scarring yet intriguing incidents, but be warned, this article is generously littered with spoilers. Read further at your own risk!

Itachi Was Not Bad After All – Naruto Shippuden


Itachi Uchiha From ‘Naruto Shippuden’, C(Pierrot)

It came out as a shock when the audience found out that Itachi Uchiha was actually not a bad person. It is true that he committed mass murder and killed every single member of his own clan – the Uchiha Clan. Although, he did that because the senior advisors of the Konoha Village, along with Danzo, the Shadow Hokage, had ordered him to. Danzo wanted to own all of the powerful Sharingan’s of the Uchiha Clan, and that is why he made Itachi commit such a brutal crime. Nonetheless, he was unable to take the life of his own little brother, Sasuke. Unfortunately, Sasuke only learned the ugly truth behind the mass murder only after he took his revenge by killing Itachi.

‘Naruto Shippuden’ is available for you to watch on online platforms such as Crunchyroll and Adult Swim.

Titans Among The Main Characters – Attack On Titan


Reiner Braun From ‘Attack On Titan’, C(Wit Studio and MAPPA)

The plot of this Anime television and web series has surprised the audience from the very first episode. The viewers were utterly mortified to have found out that Reiner and Bertholdt were actually blood-thirsty titans! One was a Colossal Titan, and the other one was an Armored Titan. It was absolutely shocking considering the two characters were a part of the Survey Corps, which was a group that was formed in order to eradicate all Titans. This horrific information was revealed to the audience when Reiner decided to simply go and tell Eren the truth.

‘Attack on Titan’ is available for you to watch on online platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Crunchyroll.

L Dies – Death Note


L From ‘Death Note’, C(Madhouse)

Literally, nobody expected L to die in ‘Death Note’. It is known how Light was determined to kill L, but it felt obvious that he will not be able to succeed in doing so. The craziest part of this whole situation was that L was killed in the middle of the series! The viewers were shocked at the unexpectedness of the plot because they did not even get a chance to go through a climax, which would have been progressively building up. Even when L was dying and was taking his last breath of air, it was revealed how emotional of a person he was with a deep insight on things.

‘Death Note’ is available for you to watch on online platforms such as Netflix, AnimeLab, and Crunchyroll.

Ray was A Spy – The Promised Neverland

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Ray From ‘The Promised Neverland’, C(CloverWorks)

It was mind-boggling to learn that Ray was actually Isabella’s spy, but the major plot twist was when the viewers found out that he was Isabella’s biological son, as well! Isabella had been through a lot in the past. She had to give birth and leave her own child in the custody of demons who would use the baby as livestock for their farmyard. The fact that Ray was Isabella’s son was revealed to her when she heard him hum the lullaby she used to sing for him when he was still in her womb. It was a terrible situation that she was in since she raising her own child to be murdered.

‘The Promised Neverland’ is available for you to watch on online platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, Crunchyroll, AnimeLab, and Funimation.

The Truth About Koro Sensei – Assassination Classroom


Koro Sensei From ‘Assassination Classroom’, C(Brain’s Base)

A bunch of middle school students was given an extraordinary task of murdering their teacher, Koro Sensei, because he was, apparently, very violent since he had blown up the moon and was about to blow up planet Earth next. On the contrary, Koro Sensei had not blown up the moon, and neither did he have any intention of destroying Earth. Unfortunately, he was destined to die by blowing up and demolish half of the planet if nothing is done to avoid this disaster. He came to Earth because he wanted to take care of his late friend’s students and because he wanted them to figure out a way of killing him so that the Earth does not explode.

‘Assassination Classroom’ is available for you to watch on online platforms such as Netflix, Crunchyroll, HuluAnimeLab, and Funimation.

Also Read: Top Anime Enemies That Eventually Became Friends

Zeref & Natsu Were Siblings – Fairy Tail

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Zeref And Natsu From ‘Fairy Tail’, C(A – 1 Pictures)

Zeref’s past revealed a shocking truth to the audience, as well as to Natsu. Both of them were biological siblings! Zeref dives into the surprising details of the past by dropping a major bomb. He discloses that he is Natsu’s older brother. Right after Natsu was born, he died. Devastated, Natsu’s older brother preserves his body in order to somehow resurrect him. Accidently, he ends up creating the Etherious Natsu Dragneel instead of waking the original Natsu up from the dead. This close yet so distant bond makes their battle extremely emotional and sentimental.

‘Fairy Tail’ is available for you to watch on online platforms such as Crunchyroll and Netflix.

Akito Sohma’s Gender – Fruits Basket

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Akito Sohma From ‘Fruits Basket’, C(TMS Production House)

Akito Sohma was the bad guy from the ‘Fruits Basket’. He was selfish, dominating, and offensively manipulative. He would even physically abuse his family members because his mental state was bordering on insanity. This occurred because his entire family’s life depended on his life, leading him to get so sick that he was unable to leave his house. Nonetheless, Akito was actually a girl who was greatly abused by her mother while she was growing up. She was forced to act and dress up like a boy because her insane mother was not able to stand her husband interacting with other females, even their own child.

‘Fruits Basket’ is available for you to watch on online platforms such as Netflix and Crunchyroll.

Yuno Gasai’s Secret – Future Diary

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Yuno Gasai From ‘Future Diary’, C(Asread Production House)

Yuno Gasai is hands down, one of the craziest characters in the Anime world. The weirdest plot twist about ‘Future Diary’ is that Yuno has actually come from the future. Being extremely masochistic, she keeps going back to the past to relive the Survival Games, which is so violent that nobody would want to go through it even once. Moreover, she does this so that she can spend more time with her love interest, Yukiteru. Although to be able to relive this past, she needs to die. Hence, she permanently becomes a part of this life and death cycle just for Yukiteru.

‘Future Diary’ is available for you to watch on online platforms such as Netflix, Funimation, JustWatch, and AnimeLab.

Everything Was Aizen’s Plot – Bleach


Sosuke Aizen From ‘Bleach’, C(Pierrot)

A shocking bomb was dropped on the audience when they found out that Sosuke Aizen was actually a villain! It was so surprising since he was considered to be one of the most faithful members of the Soul Society. With a humble, reliable, and sweet nature, it was too tough to have guessed that he would turn out to be one of the bad guys. Sosuke even fakes his own death, and the blame falls on Ichigo and his other friends. Turns out, Sosuke only pretends to die because he never wished to be a part of the Soul Society, furthermore, wanted to destroy the society to its core.

‘Bleach’ is available for you to watch on online platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, and Crunchyroll.

What was the Time Loop? – Your Name

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Taki And Mitsuha From ‘Your Name’, C(CoMix Wave Films)

This film begins to appear as a fun-loving romantic comedy revolving between the lives of Mitsuha and Taki. The two indulge in swapping their bodies every day. Much to the audience’s surprise, the two were actually from different time zones. Taki was from the future, in a world without Mitsuha, since she had died. Thus, each time Taki would swap his body with hers, he would travel back to the past. This plot twist was revealed at the end of the film, and this was too much for the audience to take in. It was absolutely heartbreaking to see their separated love.

‘Your Name’ is available for you to watch on online platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Funimation.

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Isha is a college student, currently pursuing B.A. Honors in English. You will frequently find her binge-watching anime or learning Japanese. She also has a keen interest in writing and singing.

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