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Top 10 Greatest Anime Reveals

VO: Todd Haberkorn WRITTEN BY: Alex Crilly-Mckean
These are the anime moments that no one saw coming. For this list we're joined by Todd Haberkorn as he counts down some of the most shocking revelations in anime from shows like Tokyo Ghoul Re, One Piece, Naruto Shippuden, Attack on Titn and more, that blew fans' minds. Expect entries like Utsuro's true identity, The Son of Gold Rodger, and Kakashi unmasked to appear on this list and brace yourself for some shockers. Have an idea you want to see made into a WatchMojo video? Check out our suggest page at http://WatchMojo.comsuggest and submit your idea.

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Top 10 Greatest Reveals in Anime

Well, we didn’t see that coming. Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we are counting down our picks for the Top 10 Greatest Reveals in Anime.

For this list, we’ll be looking at the revelations in anime that had fans leaping out of their seats. They don’t have to necessarily be plot twists or even that monumental in terms of the narrative, just so long as they are significant as far as the characters are concerned.

#10: Selim Bradley is Pride

“Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood” (2009-10)

It didn’t take long for us to figure out that Fuhrer Bradley was actually the Homonculus known as Wrath, he kind of spelled it out for us with his violent antics during the earlier parts of the series. However, as far as his son was concerned, that was shocker. The fact that such an innocent looking boy was one of Father’s creations was one thing, but the fact he was actually the strongest and oldest of the Homunculi was something else entirely. Child antagonists in anime could stand to take a lesson from this kid.

#9: Natsu is E.N.D.

“Fairy Tail” (2009-)

Of course, it wasn’t enough for Natsu to just be a fire wizard and have a dragon for a Dad, he’s also got to be the demonic creation of the world’s most feared sorcerer. While many a mage and demon were under the impression that Zeref’s ultimate weapon known as END was some kind of magical construct, as it happens, it turned out to be an acronym for Etherious Natsu Dragneel. Not only did this give Fairy Tail’s hot head even more hype, but it suddenly painted the relationship he had with Zeref in a totally different light.

#8: Ryuko’s Twisted Family Tree

“Kill la Kill” (2013-14)

She may have infiltrated Honnoji Academy to find her father’s killer, but she ended up discovering the mother and sister she never knew she had – too bad both of them had been trying to kill her. After failing to defeat the global fashion superpower that is Ragyo Kiryuin, Ryuko is given the shock of her life when maniacal CEO exposes herself as mommy dearest, going onto to reveal how Ryuko was a life fiber creation that had once been discarded as a failure. By default, that also makes Satsuki her sister. Ooooh, Christmas is going to be awkward this year.

#7: Korosensei DIDN’T Blow Up The Moon

“Assassination Classroom” (2015-16)

Given how he can zip around the world at Mach 20, dodge bullets and could slice a person to pieces with his numerous tentacles, we were fully convinced that Korosensei did indeed destroy the majority of the moon as a means to demonstrate his power. Turns out the truth is a whole lot more complicated, upsetting, and once again shows that humans are the greatest monsters of them all. A former assassin turned lab experiment, Korosensi was nothing more than a pawn in a pathetic scientist’s game, only for the whole thing to fall apart when he inadvertently blew up a chunk of the moon, with Korosensei eventually being blamed for the whole thing.

#6: Hide is Alive

“Tokyo Ghoul:re” (2018)

Look, I think we can all agree that RE didn’t do the best job when it came to adapting this phenomenal manga sequel, but even still, this moment is palpable who those who have followed Kaneki’s bloodsoaked journey. Aside from Touka, the one who had always been there to back The One Eye Ghoul up was his bestie Hide, who we all believed to had tragically been killed during the events of Root A. Surprise! He’s alive! Oh god we missed you Hide! How you been? How did you survive - oooooh…yeah…that face has certainly seen better days. It’s a testament to the character that he can be so chipper even after his mug got mangled.

#5: Historia

“Attack on Titan” (2013-)

While her sweet nature and overt cuteness wasn’t lost on us, Krista wasn’t exactly a standout character when compared to the likes of Mikasa, Hange or even Sasha. Then, just like that, she became the thread that held the show together, even managing to earn herself the title of best girl in a single shining moment. Turns out that her real name is Historia, next in line to become humanity’s ruler, and a pawn in the corrupt plots of the current monarchy. Honestly, without this little lady as the focal point, we wouldn’t have had that epic third season!

#4: Yoshida Shouyou = Utsuro

“Gintama” (2006-)

The man responsible for teaching Gintoki the way of the sword, Shouyou at first appeared to be a gentle soul who helped steer much of the main cast in the right direction. A beacon of light during the horror that was their childhoods. Unfortunately, this turned out to be just a phase, as Shouyou was nothing more than the split personality of the immortal killer Utsuro. This kinder persona eventually faded out of existent and was replaced by the cold and calculating genocide junkie we’ve all come to loathe. Upon his unmasking, Utsuro went from your run of the mill villain to one of the White Demon’s most personal foes.

#3: The Pharaoh

“Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters” (2000-04)

Given how we were way too indoctrinated by the children’s card game that was being flung in our faces, we never really questioned as to why Yugi had a ghost friend he could switch bodies with on a moment’s notice, and for that matter neither did the cast. However, things began to make way too much sense when it was revealed that the being known Yami was actually the spirit of a Pharaoh who had once ruled over ancient Egypt thanks to his bitching hair style and mastery of the Three Egyptian Gods. Thanks to this little addition, the lore of the series practically exploded soon after!

#2: The Son of Gol D. Roger

“One Piece” (1999-)

Hard to believe that such a beloved character ended up getting so much development during the final phase of his life. While knowing he was a badass flame-user and adopted brother to Luffy was more than enough to earn our admiration, the grand reveal that Ace was the son of the former King of the Pirates added a whole other layer to his character. The true surrounding his birth, the resentment over his heritage, not to mention his conflicted relationships as a result of Roger’s blood running through his veins – this piece of family history gave Ace so much substance that it’s no wonder his passing hit us so hard.

#1: Kakashi Unmasked

“Naruto: Shippuden” (2007-17)

Yes, it has nothing to do with the plot. Yes, it’s technically just mindless filler – we don’t care. Do you know how long we’ve been waiting to see what this iconic mentor to finally show his face?! It had been teased across countless episodes, but fans finally got to see what the White Fang looked like just as the series was wrapping itself up. Not sure why he bothered hiding it when it’s obvious the man is aging like fine wine! It’s a little touch and a rather perfect second off from the shinobi whose been there since the beginning.

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