Everything you wanted to know about the five most bleak anime pilot episodes is right here.
In the early 2000s, an obscure cyberpunk psychological thriller was released called Texhnolyze. It takes its characters to an extreme level of darkness that borders on satire. People with less money are forced to live in the city of Lux in Texhnolyze’s depiction of the future.
Ichise complains about his lot in life as a struggling fighter on the low end of society. But because he can’t follow the regulations, he has to have an arm amputated. Ichise’s plight in Texhnolyze further worsens as he is rendered unable to practice his profession and is forced to go into hiding.
Many viewers stuck with Tokyo Ghoul all the way through the first season because it was the best. The first episode, aptly titled “Tragedy”, lives up to its moniker. After becoming the first half-ghoul half-human hybrid, the series follows Ken Kaneki as he is indoctrinated into the ghoul realm.
The first episode of the series officially seals Kaneki’s fate. Kaneki makes the mistake of becoming friends with Rize, an outgoing person who turns out to be a ghoul. Both of them are severely injured in an accident, and as a result, Rize’s organs are removed and implanted into Kaneki, making him a half-ghoul.
Attack On Titan
The characters of Attack on Titan are always surrounded by death and hopelessness. By the series’ conclusion. All humans are as bad as the worst monsters. In Attack on Titan, betrayal and sacrifice are regular occurrences.
Eren Jaeger’s ultimate goal throughout the series is to destroy the Titans. Which is largely set off by the violent death of his mother in the pilot episode. When the Titans attack, no one is expecting it, and the last few minutes focus on Eren’s terror.
Elfen Lied, a short animation from the early 2000s, is full of relentless tension. In which a memory-loss extraterrestrial is torn between two paths, one of which leads to slaughter. In Elfen Lied, the amnesiac Diclonius, “Lucy”, thinks about the humans she meets and what they represent, providing an intriguing case of nature vs nurture.
The final scene of Elfen Lied is dismal and has nothing positive to say about humankind. Before she loses her memories, Lucy uses her psychic abilities to kill dozens of people. Lucy’s destruction of irreplaceable keepsakes has even Kohta and Yuka, who treat her with kindness, fuming with rage.