Top Ten Most Memorable Anime Plot Twists

Should I even say Spoiler Alert? Anyways, we all had that one moment in anime when we were so taken aback by the plot twist. Now not all plot twists are good. Some can mislead the show down a whole other direction and others can make the show better. Which one was more jaw dropping?
The Top Ten
1 Itachi's Reason (Naruto)

When you find out the truth about Itachi it totally makes you rethink his whole character, Konaha, and the Uchiha clan all at once. I knew that there had to have been more to Itachi's story but I was not expecting everything that was revealed. Initially I was wearing rose colored glasses when looking at the village of Konaha. I mistakenly placed them morally higher than they were and forgot the cunning of shinobis. And we as the viewers had no prior knowledge to the Uchiha clan's plan and thought they were murdered for sport. But then BOOM! Itachi throws us for a loop. A true and loyal shinobi to the bitter end. It was especially heart wrenching when Sasuke finds all this out AFTER Itachi dies. In my opinion Itachi's character/story arc is one of the most riveting and well crafted of the entire Naruto-verse. If only every arc/character held up as well.

2 L Dies (Death Note)

L's death was one of the saddest and unexpected deaths of any anime/manga. I just loved his Sherlock Holmes type of weird character so much and truly believed he was the hero of the story and he would persevere! And in a way I guess he did through his disciples..but the thought of him truly dying hadn't hit me until it happened. I kept thinking L was just pretending but nope. He was gone for real. I think Death Note was one of the first mangas I ever read where I wasnt rooting for the main guy's side to triumph. Because it was all twisted around. The main character was the evil one and the guy chasing him was the good guy. Now there are plenty of mangas where I don't like the main character but it was nothing like how Death Note was. To be honest I lost a lot of interest once L was gone. I read through the rest but I felt like the story never recovered from the fatal blow of losing L. I was happy with Light getting what he deserved but it felt bitter sweet that L wasn't the one to do it.

3 Lelouch Dies (Code Geass)

This is one of the saddest anime deaths in history and one of the biggest plot twists of the series. Just when it seemed like Lelouch was at the top and nothing could break him down, he is killed by Zero. Then it turns out Zero is Suzaku and that Lelouch planned this from the beginning. This is one of the most unforgettable anime scenes in history and I'll never forget it.

I was recommend Code Geass by a friend 5 years ago, and I have to say if I had watch this when he originally recommended it to me I might have never taken a hiatus from watching anime. This show is 50% Gundam and 50% Moriarty from Sherlock Holmes.

4 Yuno's Plan (Future Diary)

Yuno's real plan was a twist for me. I knew she was hiding something but I couldn't tell what it was. Then the episode reveals the truth and I can just hear M. Night squealing 'What A Twist! '. Plus who Yuno really was and her entire goal this time was the last thing I expected to happen.

People dying - not surprising. People doing the things Yuno did for the reasons she did - thoroughly shocking and entertaining.

5 Kamina (Gurren Lagann) Kamina is a fictional character in the anime series Gurren Lagann, known in Japan as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami. It was also directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by veteran playwright Kazuki Nakashima.

Like Mami's death, I knew about Kamina's death way before I watched all of Gurren Lagann. Regardless, I was still shocked and saddened by his untimely but bittersweet death when he first died, but then pulled himself back up with his fighting spirit to help Simon in their last fight together against Lordgenome's forces. To see him die again even after a mighty turning point made his death one of the saddest anime deaths I've ever witnessed.

6 Mami Dies (Puella Magi Modoka Magica)

I've heard long about Mami dying in Puella Magi Madoka Magica way before deciding to watch the entire anime series. What shocked me was not only her death itself, but how sudden and unpredictable it was when out of the blue, her head just got bit off as if it were an ice cream cone. Under all that rainbow and sunshine lollipops lies a dwelling core of darkness and grief, folks.

Did not expect that. Especially how dark and mature this series could get despite the cute appearance. Mami dying horrifically certainly stunned me in silence. She was decapitated and eaten by Charlotte. Wow, don't judge an anime by its cover.

7 The Last Episode of School Days

I don't like School Days but I would be lying if I said I wasn't mind blown a few times. From Makoto's Death, to Sekai's Death and Makoto's head being loved by Kotonoha. The best part was when Makoto died and the anime ended.

That ending was so satisfying for a god awful anime. I wanted to see the bastard die and he shockingly did.

Saw it coming. Such a twisted guy is bound to die sooner or later.

8 Kanade's Heart Was Otonashi's (Angel Beats)

Kanade has Otonashi's heart? Huh? It was confusing and very surprising when that happened. I've heard theories that Otonashi was the original creator and that the system he created crashed so he ended up back here again. He was given another chance to love again and then Kanade moved on...dang it.

THIS WAS SO SAD. Altho in the last few episodes where we learned Otonashi's backstory we kinda saw it comin

9 Ace's Death (One Piece)

The series spent over 100 episodes dedicated to saving ace from his execution. Luffy even sacrificed 20 years of his live to get to to the war deciding his fate. So many important characters died, and ace was even set free, but in the last moments of the escape he ended up dying anyway. there hadn't even bee many important character deaths before this, So a death as important as Ace's was definitely a shock, and definitely a plot twist.

This death was a huge impact on Luffy. Plus it started a new era of pirates. However I was astonished to see this death play out and realize that Ace was truly going to die.

10 Haruno's car is Natsume (Bungou Stray Dogs)
The Contenders
11 Naruto Kills Everyone (Naruto)

God this plot twist made me so angry and excited at the same time. I couldn't believe what I was seeing.

Such a twist. Did not see it coming. Never thought boruto's dad would do that.

12 The Eclipse (Berserk)

16...? Excuse me while I contemplate the anime community.

13 The Timeline (Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni)

Every arc in this anime is usually pretty eye popping and disturbing. The second season's revelation at the start was what took me off guard. All of the arcs are connected and Rika has been experiencing the same tragic event and keeps being reborn into another one. Then it ends the same horrible way as before. I felt sorry for Rika...

14 Heathcliff Was the Creator of Sao (Sword Art Online)
15 Aizen's Betrayal (Bleach)
16 Archer was Emiya (Fate/Stay Night UBW)
17 Eren Dies (Attack On Titan)

Ahem... A more accurate way to describe this plot twist would be Eren getting eaten by a Titan and then suddenly transforming into one himself as he emerges out of it.

18 Natsu is END (Fairy Tail)
19 Zeref kills Larcade (Fairy Tail)
20 Sanji is Revealed to Be a Prince of the Vinsmoke Family and is Set to Marry Big Mom's Daughter - One Piece
21 Light Yagami's Death (Death Note)
22 Stocking Kills Panty and Reveals That's She is Actually a Demon (Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt)

Gainax, if you're reading this, I know you've probably seen this millions of times but WE NEED SEASON 2! How can you end a beautiful series... like that?

23 Jyugo is sent into a coma (Nanbaka)

After the incident, Hajime is suspended for 3 days by the Warden, and the other supervisors and inmates were pissed at Hajime's harsh way of handling Jyugo.

This was supposed to be a comedy. One of the guards nearly kills him and he is sent into critical condition for three days.

24 The Pope is Revealed as the Gemini Saint (Saint Seiya)
25 Hohenheim's Plan (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)
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