Top 10 WTF Moments in Anime

Written by Alex Crilly-McKean

Wait, what? Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we are counting down our picks for the top ten WTF moments in anime.

For this list, we’ll be looking at specific times anime just left us scratching our heads, even within the context of their respective shows. Be careful, some of this madness happens to include spoilers.

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Written by Alex Crilly-McKean

Top 10 WTF Moments in Anime

Wait, what? Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we are counting down our picks for the top ten WTF moments in anime.

For this list, we’ll be looking at specific times anime just left us scratching our heads, even within the context of their respective shows. Be careful, some of this madness happens to include spoilers.

#10: The Parade

“Paprika” (2006)
We all know that dreams are weird but this is really pushing the envelope. In a world where entering another person’s dreams has become a revolutionary way of therapy, you can expect to see some trippy visuals. Out of all of them, the parade sequence easily takes the cake. This particular dream consists of various objects springing to life and marching down the road. If that’s not weird enough, any human that joins the parade ends up transforming into some sort of disturbing hybrid.

#9: Boobs Say F**k You To The Laws of Physics

“Highschool of the Dead” (2010)
Out of all the ample-chested survivors of the zombie apocalypse, by far the most capable was Saeko. With her sword skills and oddly sadistic approach to beating the crap out of the undead, she was definitely the gal you wanted by your side when facing a horde. As it turns out, she also has a secret skill; gravity-defying breasts. Not only can she slay zombies with just a Bokken, but her boobs also have the speed and dexterity to dodge bullets in real-time. Neat.

#8: So Many Muscles

“Arakawa Under The Bridge x Bridge” (2010)
With a bizarre cast of characters living under the bridge, there’s bound to be some conflict. However, rarely does a family feud end with two of its younger members duking it out in such a manner. After the once shy Tetsuo suddenly becomes bulk due to training, he soon ends up battling both his brother and the once sweet Stella, both of whom also have the ability to get HUGE. It all ends in a clash of the titans that cannot be unseen.

#7: Foodgasm

“Food Wars: Shougeki No Souma” (2015-16)
We all know that great food can feel like sex in your mouth, but this is taking it a little too far don’t you think? Sōma Yukihira dreams of being a top class chef, and as it turns out he’s well on his since his food is so good that it literally sends people into what can only be describe as a foodgasm. Throw in some erotic imagery to hammer the point home and you have anime’s interpretation of food porn. Bon appetite.

#6: Leaf

“Macross 7” (1994-95)
This is a series that is beloved for a whole plethora of reasons, most notably its soundtrack. The tale of the gigantic space fleet as its traverses through the cosmos in search of a habitable world is made all the richer by the fact that our main lead, Nekki Basara, is also one hell of a guitarist. On top of that you have alien incursions and all sorts of conflict to further engross you in the narrative. Now you might be asking, where’s the WTF moment? Well, it’s this. That’s it.

#5: Cats…Just Cats

“Cat Soup” (2001)
It’s pretty hard to target a specific weird-ass moment in this series, so we’ll just cheat it and say the whole thing. You can’t quite put into words how trippy this little feature actually is. Filled to the brim with bizarre imagery as well as a crazy cast that range from Father Time, God, even a giant weather penguin. Also, it ain’t for kids despite all the cute cats. Seeing kittens drown, people being cut into pieces with scissors and pigs being beaten to death might not sit well with them.

#4: The Principal vs. The Deer

“Nichijou” (2011)
The title may translate to My Ordinary Life, but the “mundane” events that make up the lives of Yuko, Mio and Mai are quite far from that. We had a lot to choose from, but out of them all we had to pick the outta-nowhere, insanely awesome battle between Principal Shinonome and a deer. We’re not sure why he was trying to capture it, but we do know that despite its adorable appearance that deer is an absolute beast. Good luck, man.

#3: Toothbrush Incest

“Nisemonogatari” (2012)
Damn, Araragi what is wrong with you. His sister may be hot-blooded by nature and clash with his laidback personality, but that doesn’t seem to be the case here when the two agree to a contest…which somehow ends with him brushing her teeth for five minutes. Something that seems to become increasingly arousing. Look, anime, we know you have the incest niche covered but…seriously? You’ve destroyed the institution of healthy gums – you monsters!

#2: Bra Attack

“Plastic Neesan” (2001-12)
As two young students are cornered in an alleyway and look like they’re about to get a thorough beating, they’re saved at the last second by their school’s captain of the baseball team, Kuniki. His methods of heroism, however, aren’t so much with his fists it’s more with his choice in undergarments. Surprisingly this seems to work, and while we’re all for spreading the love, you may want to hold back there Kuniki, you’re coming on a little strong.

#1: The End of Humanity

“Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion” (1997)
Ah, finally some closure! While the end of the original series may have left viewers scratching their heads as to what the hell they just watched, this retelling and reimagining of the hit anime was sure to leave no unanswered questions. No more out-of-body, symbolic, high-school, after life, personal existence fiascos. Now Shinji, Asuka and Rei can finally have their happy ending and…wait, hold on. Why are they on a beach? What happened to humanity? Why is Shinji strangling Asuka? Why is there a giant version of Rei’s face?! Why is…what?!

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