9 Anime Openings That Completely Spoil the Show

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4. Your Lie In April

I’m not going to lie to you here, this is my all-time favorite spoiler-y anime opening of all time because it is not outright apparent, but once you realize what it is you are seeing, it changes everything. Honestly, this one likely won’t spoil the bittersweet ending as it all relies on symbolism. 

Throughout the opening, you are watching the characters interact with each other in a mix of surreal and realistic landscapes, but if you watch the characters carefully, you see the ultimate outcome of their relationships.

Throughout the opening, first and foremost, you always see Kaori and Kousei together, which spoils the fact that she doesn’t like Watari pretty hard. You see Tsubaki always next to or looking at Kousei over her shoulder, but never between him and Kaori, showing her confused feelings. 

However, most importantly are the scenes with Kaori. She is often depicted falling, like a character that is slowly getting weaker, or with her eyes closed, like a character that is dead. Considering the credits end with the audience watching a bird fly off to a surreal sky after showing Kaori surrounded by feathers throughout the opening, you get a pretty good idea of what happens.

5. Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

Zetsubou Sensei became infamous for the fact that its different openings essentially spoiled the big twist of the series, which was that Kafuka died before the start of the series and her organs were donated to the rest of the cast. 

Being too optimistic to die, she possesses a different female character in every scene. While there are scenes in the series that allude to the conclusion, there is an abundance of symbolism throughout the openings to suggest it as well. We thought it was just gibberish. It was actually brilliant metaphors and foreshadowing.

Some notable examples include:

The sequence in Zan where the girls are singing, but only Kafuka’s voice can be heard.

A Goku episode opening where all the girls slowly turn into Kafuka one by one.

The Zoku opening when it shows all the various body parts (that are actually Kafuka’s).

6. Neon Genesis Evangelion

Depending on which OP of Evangelion you watch, some are not very spoiler-y at all, while other versions pretty much cover every single plot point throughout the series. All openings feature a juxtaposition of the characters with various terminology about the EVAs and whatnot that you will come to understand later flashing across the screen. 

Of course, it has minor spoilers too, like that there will be three EVA pilots instead of just Shinji or showcasing the personality of characters you have not yet seen.

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