Article: Top 10 Iconic Plot Twists In Anime

Unexpected plot twists always redefine entire storylines. Here, we will see some of the iconic and unexpected plot twists that continue to resonate with fans worldwide.

1. One Piece

Ace's death in One Piece is one of the saddest moments in One Piece, which was unexpected. The Marineford arc is all about rescuing Ace. In the end, it seems like Luffy can rescue Ace, but when Admiral Sakazuki attacks Luffy, Ace jumps between them to save his brother and dies.

2. Death Note

Death Note series is full of twists and thrill. But the last one is the biggest one that's Near defeating Light. Initially, it seems like Light was going to win, but he was outsmarted by Near and exposed as Kiara.

3. Assassination Classroom

The anime is about students in class 3-E trying to kill their unusual teacher, Koro-sensei, who looks like an octopus monster. They thought he destroyed the moon and wanted to stop him from destroying Earth, too. But later, it's revealed that Koro-sensei didn't destroy the moon; it was a lab rat on the moon's surface that caused the explosion by releasing antimatter energy.

4. Naruto

Tobi seems to be odd in the Akatsuki group. He seems like a goofball who loves to annoy everyone in the group. However, his personality was just an act. Initially, he claimed to be Madara Uchiha, but later, it was revealed that he is none other than Obito Uchiha. His revelation has a big impact on the story.

5. Attack On Titan 

The biggest twist in the series is the main character, Eren Yeager, becomes the antagonist as the series progresses. He betrays his friends and becomes a totally different person.

6. Chainsaw Man

Makima is a very popular character from the Chainsaw Man series. Due to her mysterious and strange personality, she has many fans. Her true identity was a big mystery. It was revealed that she can control any human or devil; she is the most powerful of all the characters from the series.

7. Your Name

The story is about two people who swap bodies and experience deja vu. The big twist in the movie is when we find out that the two main characters have been living in different times all along. This revelation came as a shock to the audience because it was unexpected, but it also made a lot of sense and added an exciting dimension to the story.

8. Code Geass

In the last episode of the series, it seems like Lelouch dies after getting shot by one of his friends. However, later, it is revealed that Lelouch had actually planned all that and his own death. He did this to create a plan that would bring the world together and make it peaceful.

9. Berserk

There were hints that Griffith might betray his friends, so it wasn't surprising at all. But the twist came from the Behelit amulet's secret. It tests people it deems worthy with incredibly tough trials. Griffith had to defeat not only his enemies but also his closest friends and even his own body. Strange supernatural beings are part of this test, and in the end, Griffith becomes a powerful demon named Femto.

10. Neon Genesis Evangelion

In the Neon Genesis Evangelion, Ayanami Rei's survival in dangerous Eva missions was mysterious. But as the series nears its end, Misato reveals the truth: Rei is a clone, and there are more like her. If one dies, Gendo replaces her with another clone. What's even more shocking is that Rei's DNA comes from Shinji's mother and Lilith, and she's crucial to the Instrumentality Project. It's a surprising twist in the story.