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If you watch this anime backwards…

If you watch Angel Beats backwards, it’s about a guys friendship with a cute silver-haired girl fall apart until she stabs him

If you watch the last episode of Eden of the East backwards, it’s about a guy creating missiles using his magic finger. Then he keeps losing his memories as a game that never ends gains more and more competitors, eventually flying to America with his girlfriend, takes of his clothes and waves goodbye

If you watch Endless Eight backwards, it’s the same episode repeated time after time until they pretend it hasn’t been repeated

If you watch Geass backwards, it’s about a world leader who becomes a mass murderer until he locks his powers away in a green-haired girl

If you watch Black Lagoon backwards, it’s about a pirate becoming a respectable member of society

If you watch Baccano backwards, it doesn’t make a whole lot of difference

If you watch Chobits backwards, it’s about some guy’s robot gradually losing its speech until he throws it away. Tragic story really

You guys got any?

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  1. Posted July 12, 2010 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    If you watch Umineko backwards, it’s about more and more characters disappearing off an island.

    • Scamp
      Posted July 12, 2010 at 7:48 am | Permalink

      If you watch Umineko backwards, it’s about a guy having to turn a chessboard back the right way around

  2. Gendou_Hitler
    Posted July 12, 2010 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    If you watch Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei backwards, it’s about a teacher who tries to stop killing himself.

  3. Vinnie
    Posted July 12, 2010 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    If you watch Sailor Moon’s first series backwards, it’s four girls being resurrected from horrible deaths, then lots of superheroines going to school for some reason, and then they revert back into being ordinary folk again.

    Watch Durarara!! backwards and you have gangs who stop fighting… Actually scratch that, I think it’s the same as Baccano — both their continuities are freaking palindromes.

    …These are actually really hard to think up.

    • Scamp
      Posted July 12, 2010 at 7:49 am | Permalink

      If you watch Durarara backwards, Izaya repairs mobile phones with his feet and Shizuo magnetically attracts vending machines to put them back in their rightful place

  4. Posted July 12, 2010 at 12:36 am | Permalink

    If you watch Arakawa Under the Bridge backwards, its about a bloke living under a bridge, falling out of love, leaving the riverbank and becoming a stressed-out CEO.

  5. Posted July 12, 2010 at 12:43 am | Permalink

    If you watch Arakawa Under the Bridge backward, it’s about a man who breaks from his insane, bridge dwelling companions and joins normal society, all the while becoming stranger for it.

    If you watch Death Note backwards, it’s about a boy who erases criminals’ names from a book to bring them back to life, then calmly returns the book to its shinigami owner when he is finished.

    If you watch FLCL backwards…it’s still nonsensical.

    I like yours better…but, give and take!

  6. luffyluffy
    Posted July 12, 2010 at 12:48 am | Permalink

    If you watch Hetalia backwards you see the world go from a happy peaceful place into a be trodden one filled with Nazi’s

  7. Akira
    Posted July 12, 2010 at 12:58 am | Permalink

    If you watch Macross F backwards, it’s about a young pop star fading into obscurity. Interestingly enough, it’s also about a fading pop star’s comeback to fame.

    Also, some shit about aliens.

    • Scamp
      Posted July 12, 2010 at 7:50 am | Permalink

      If you watch Macross Frontier backwards, it’s about a bunch of aliens who start fighting amongst themselves when a pop idol stops singing

  8. Crocodile
    Posted July 12, 2010 at 1:05 am | Permalink

    If you watch Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann backwards, you see the massive human empire being quarantined into deep caves.

  9. Posted July 12, 2010 at 1:12 am | Permalink

    Clever idea. These are great! Thanks for the chuckles XD Unfortunately I’m not creative enough to think of any at the moment.

  10. Posted July 12, 2010 at 1:13 am | Permalink

    If you watch Minami-ke backwards, Hosaka can’t stop putting his clothes on.

    • quigonkenny
      Posted July 12, 2010 at 4:53 am | Permalink

      …Ah ah ah ah ah.
      Ah ah ah.
      Ah ah ah.

      …Ah ah ah ah ah.
      Ah ah ah.
      Ah ah ah.

    • Scamp
      Posted July 12, 2010 at 7:52 am | Permalink

      If you watch Minami-ke backwards, I young boy finally comes to terms with his cross-dressing addiction and stops doing it

  11. Posted July 12, 2010 at 2:56 am | Permalink

    If you watch Evangelion backwards, it’s about a kid breaking out of a dream reality and learning how terribly depressing the world really is, until even his own father disowns him.

    Yeah… that’s my best shot.

  12. Mikeski
    Posted July 12, 2010 at 3:55 am | Permalink

    If you watch Aria backwards, you see a bunch of young girls rowing gondolas backwards, except for one who inexplicably goes forward a couple times.

    If you watch Card Captor Sakura backwards, you see a grade-school girl placing magical playing cards in specific places around her hometown, until she’s able to use the last one to make her magical book vacuum them all up.

    If you watch any Key adaptation backwards, the universe resets, and then a bunch of girls radiate snow to become moderately less unhappy.

  13. Posted July 12, 2010 at 4:23 am | Permalink

    If you watch K-On! backwards it is pretty much the same show, except half way through Azusa leaves the band

  14. IllConstruct
    Posted July 12, 2010 at 4:32 am | Permalink

    If you watch Bakemonogatari backwards, it’s about a former vampire who systematically curses unsuspecting girls with supernatural afflictions. It ends with him chucking a girl up a towering spiral of stairs and sneaking a peek at a girl’s panties in slow-motion. Kinda eerie.

    If you watch Lucky Star backwards, the mystery of the choco-cornet is solved before the cornet is actually consumed. Brilliant.

  15. quigonkenny
    Posted July 12, 2010 at 4:59 am | Permalink

    If you watch Kamen no Maid Guy backwards, it’s about a male maid/assassin who dies saving his master, right after meeting her, only to come back to life, but eventually becomes so disillusioned with her that he dumps bunch of garbage and live animals in her house and runs off with the hot female maid.

    And we get a little naked fanservice in the last episode.

  16. maculid
    Posted July 12, 2010 at 6:53 am | Permalink

    if you watch welcome to the nhk backwards, its kind of like my life forwards except im living with my mom. wassup

  17. Posted July 12, 2010 at 7:23 am | Permalink

    mind = blown

    if you watched princess tutu backwards, it’s how a story is born.

  18. Rowsdower
    Posted July 12, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    If you watch “Monster” backwards, it’s about a Japanese doctor who travels through Europe as he obsessively stalks a young man who can bring people back to life and make their ruined lives happy. When the young man is a child, the doctor surgically inserts a bullet into the boy’s brain.

  19. Posted July 12, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    If you watch Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 backwards, a series of earthquakes reconstructs a devastated Tokyo back to its former glory as a bustling city.

  20. Posted July 12, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    If you watch Toradora backwards, a small girl gets shut in a locker, which sends her into a spiral of becoming ever more angry as she falls out of love with her boyfriend.

    • Scamp
      Posted July 13, 2010 at 12:03 am | Permalink

      If you watch Toradora backwards, everyone gets gradually more and more frightened of Ryuuji’s gaze

  21. Posted July 12, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    School Days is about an aspiring female surgeon who brings her friends back to life by performing major surgery on them.

  22. Posted July 12, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    If you watch Shigofumi backwards, a scared and miserable girl escapes from her heartache by stealing letters from the relatives of dead people.

  23. Posted July 12, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    If you watch Nodame Cantabile backward, it’s about a happy couple coming home from a Paris vacation, going back to school and becoming abusive toward each other.

    If you watch Monster backward, it is about a fair-haired German man bringing people back to life until he turns back into a little boy.

  24. Mikeski
    Posted July 12, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    If you watch Noir backward, it’s about two girls covering up a thousand-year-old global conspiracy as they extract bullets from people. Half the story is shown as flash-forwards to bullet extractions that haven’t happened yet.

    • Scamp
      Posted July 13, 2010 at 12:03 am | Permalink

      If you watch Noir backwards, you still won’t be able to work out if they’re lesbians or not

  25. luffyluffy
    Posted July 12, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    If you watch Giant Killing backwards, you have a decent scoring team become nothing before the manager gives up and leaves

    If you watch Katanagatari backwards you have two travelers going around giving swords back to people and bringing ninja’s back to life.

  26. fathomlessblue
    Posted July 12, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    If you watch Rahxephon backwards then it’s the same as watching Evangelion… backwards

  27. Samshel
    Posted July 12, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    If you watch Cowboy Bebop backwards, it’s still about a bunch of bounty hunters that never get paid.

  28. Posted July 12, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    This is so cool! Such a shame i can’t think of any. >.<

    You guys are awesome.

  29. Scamp
    Posted July 13, 2010 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    If you play Pokemon backwards, it’s about a champion who travels across the lands, putting pokemon back into their natural habitat before giving up and living with his mum

    • Posted July 13, 2010 at 1:57 am | Permalink

      If you read GTO backwards, it’s about a respectable teacher beating up people, eventually becoming a gangster. Who beats up people.

      If you read GTO forwards, it’s about a gangster beating up people, eventually becoming a respectable teacher. Who beats up people.


  30. Posted July 13, 2010 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    If you watch Saki backwards then you get a story about a girl who used to be a great mahjong player, until her skills diminished to such a level where she was forced to quit the mahjong team and lose all of her friends.

  31. Mikeski
    Posted July 13, 2010 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    If you watch Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan backwards, it’s about an angel who keeps killing a boy with a silly magical chant, and then resurrecting him by pounding him back together with a spiked club. (This causes him to have sexual fantasies, which I think is taking masochism a bit too far.)

  32. BlueYoshi
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    If you watch Samurai Champloo backwards, it’s about a young girl encountering two samurai; a vagabond and a ronin. They instantly get along. The girl watches her father come back to life, while the samurai revive their strongest enemies. The three of them then explore Japan, from Nagasaki to Tokyo.

    On the way, they play a baseball game, dodge a meteor, battle some zombies, spit out some mushrooms, revive a blind woman, hang out with said blind woman, leave her to resume her day job. Then the young girl forgets everything about her father’s religion. The vagabond forgets how to read, while the ronin revives an archer.

    The vagabond helps the shogun’s prettiest ninja rebuild an illegal counterfeit operation, while the girl becomes skinny after eating like a pig. The vagabond then reunites with some pirates, before taking a swim in the ocean. He finds himself on a ship that is on fire. He manages to get off the ship unharmed.

    The samurai read the girl’s diary backwards for lulz.

    The ronin falls out of love with a woman and takes her to an eel stand. The vagabond revives a shaolin-trained swordsman. He then gets all goofed up on drugs and passes the border with his companions.

    The trio witness a young kid being brought back to life, and transform him into a thief. They then enter Tokyo, and a Dutch man tells them to go to Nagasaki, even though they’ve already been there. All four of them decide to enter a eating contest for the hell of it. In another town, the trio revive a gang war, which started after the girl pretended to be a dice roller. The vagabond revives an ogre.

    The trio then eventually split up again, on bad terms.

    Damn, that took forever to write.

    • Scamp
      Posted July 15, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

      The only thing you’re missing is that it’s not eating contests. It’s throwing up contests. Fuu always starts before everyone else though

  33. Posted July 16, 2010 at 12:13 am | Permalink

    If you watch Digimon backwards, it’s about kids who have loving monster friends in the real world that slowly get weaker as they can’t digivolve and the love grows colder as the kids travel to the digital world and put the monsters back one by one until they transport back to a school camping trip with no monsters and nothing doing with each other.

    If you watch School Rumble backwards, nothing changes, except everyone gets younger.

    If you watch Love Hina backwards, a fated couple break up and drop out of university. After several tensions within living in a female dorm after the divorce, the relationships between Keitaro and the girls gets worse and finally, he goes back to being a ronin and the series ends with him having a weird dream about his childhood.

    If you watch K-ON backwards, girls who are insanely good at rock music steadily become worse until they don’t know how to play their instruments at all. At this time, they split up their friendships.

    If you watch Phantom ~requiem for the phantom~ backwards, a couple start off on a grass plain before resurrecting a hot blonde assassin before going to highschool. After highschool doesn’t work out and the hot blonde assassin goes back 10 years in the space of half a yeah, the guy and girl disappear from each other and face off as rivals between opposite sides. Both get shot before miraculously being sent back to their training facility – guy has amnesia and doesn’t remember anything but is sent back to live a normal life with all his personal information and the series ends as he watches Ein kill the guy. He walks away and nothing happens.

    I could do this all day XD

    • Scamp
      Posted July 16, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

      damnit, I was going to do Love Hina :(

      • Posted July 16, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

        Both ways, Kanako still is a scary _______.

    • Posted July 19, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

      if you watch School Rumble backwards, it’s about Harima growing his beard out.

  34. Posted July 16, 2010 at 12:17 am | Permalink

    I can’t believe nobody did this.

    If you watch Summer Wars backwards, it’s about a supercomputer who is trying to shut itself down but is consequently being attacked by the human avatars. By the end of the movie, Kenji deactivates the machine but Natsuki realizes that Kenji is actually just a loser and breaks up with him. They all go back to school and Kenji gets a job.

  35. Poro
    Posted July 16, 2010 at 2:42 am | Permalink

    My Mind has exploded.
    If you watch Da Capo episode backwards. You see a guy hitting it up with a girl until their relationship totally degenerates. Then, having the key scene when it they seemed the closest to embitter the viewers about love and how it can so quickly degenerate in a day.

  36. Mikeski
    Posted July 16, 2010 at 6:35 am | Permalink

    If you watch any episode of Hell Girl backwards, it’s about a damned soul being pulled from hell and psychologically tortured by servants of the underworld, until another person asks for help on a magical web site. In “thanks”, the formerly-damned soul spends the rest of his life tormenting the person who saved him.

  37. BlueYoshi
    Posted July 16, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    If you watch .hack//SIGN backwards, a girl becomes trapped on an online world and spends 26 episodes trying to get out. At a really slow pace. I mean, really, really, really, really slow pace. Her behavior is so annoying that she eventually loses all the friends she made when she first became trapped. At a slow pace.

  38. senefen
    Posted July 17, 2010 at 4:12 am | Permalink

    If you watch card captor sakura backwards it’s about a 10 year old going to heaps of effort to release a bunch of spirits from cards before she accidently opens a book and they all get sucked back in.

    If you watch Higurashi backwards it’s about a girl forced to live her life over and over in increasingly horrible scenarios.

    Watching Evangelion backwards makes about as much sense as watching it forwards.

    If you read Kare Kano backwards it’s a story about couples whose relationships fall apart as they tragically get younger and younger.

    If you read Pokemon Special backwards it’s a succession of stories about a bunch of kids who become traumatised by whatever world-ending senario they’re in and rush to return to their home town.

  39. Posted July 17, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    If you watch Utawarerumono backwards it becomes a story about a giant monster that was summoned to be king. He did so on a whim, marrying a doctor and having a child. He made countless nations powerful before growing tired and scattering his forces to the wind. He finally settles down in a small country town with his wife and daughter. He then takes a nap.

  40. Posted July 19, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    If you watch Inuyasha backwards it’s about a girl who’s married to a half dog demon living in the sengoku era, but then her jewel is stolen, broken into multiple pieces and she’s forced to travel to the future and become a high school girl and live with humans again. Meanwhile her great grandma puts the jewel back together and gets with her former half dog husband instead.

    If you watch Groove Adventure Rave backwards, its about a mage girl who loses her memories and her magic powers and becomes a hard core gambler. Meanwhile the swordsman who was traveling with her loses his sword skills and goes back to living with his sister on a tiny island.

    If you watch Full Metal Alchemist backwards, it’s the story of a guy who loses his arm, leg and his brother turns into a hunk of metal…but then they go home and their bodies are returned to normal and they live happily with their living mother. Wait…lol. >D

    Sigh I can’t think of anymore but great post!

  41. Mr. Orange
    Posted December 7, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    If you watch High school of the dead backwards it’s about a group of teenagers who drive a tank backwards around town reviving zombies. Putting the tank back in the garage and removing bullets from zombies and bringing the back to life. They eventually end up back at school and revive their best friend and Takashi lives his depressing life.

  42. Juan Pablo Robayo
    Posted November 29, 2013 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    If you watch Puella Magi Madoka Magica backwards, its about:

    -A goddess who gives up her divinity to become a regular middle schooler with a loving family but no special attributes.

    -a monster who discovers her humanity, fights crime with swords for a while, but then retires and steals a random boy’s health, landing him in a hospital, and becomes a sidekick to 2 other 8th grade girls.

    -a red head phoenix hybrid who is reborn out of flames, hits the sidekick because she has anger issues, and sits on a tower before mysteriously fading into the night.

    -a blonde who climbs out of a worm’s mouth, stuffs it back into a doll, and takes the selfish goddess and the sidekick back to safety before going back home to eat cake and tea.

    -a time travelling lover who tries to convince the selfish goddess not to give up her might, but after trying a few hundre times, gives up and is taken to a hospital and then off screen to be Christianized in a foreign school.

    – a white thing who really doesn’t give a fuck and just talks to the girls about their feelings.

    -and a green haired 8th grader who helps the sidekick feel good about herself, and is seen one day ditching school with her and the selfish goddess.

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