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Many anime use this type of scene to give off a badass vibe. This works quite good. I wonder who is the first to come up with this idea. Which is the first anime to use this type of scene? enter image description here

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Gotta edit to state more clearly since people seem to miss the point. What I was asking is the scene used to build up the typical (MC/villain) badass vibe. This kind of scene is at night where the surroundings is dark, with the full moon being the sole source of light while the character is barely illuminated. It's supposed to hype up the audience and make them say, 'oh, that's sick', after watching the scene. Just as you can feel in the pic I gave earlier, these scenes, especially the Zenitsu and Night Raid ones, serves to manifest the powerfulness of the characters. (The Luffy one is a parody though.)

Yet another similar example (not standing tho) is when Akame showed up at night to duel with Zank. She jumped high up into the sky and was silhouetted by the red full moon. enter image description hereenter image description here

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    I believe this trope was first used on a Live-Action movie, "E.T. the Extraterrestrial" (1982), if I'm not mistaken. Because the iconic shot became the logo of Steven Spielberg's production company Amblin Entertainment. The trope is called "Full Moon Silhouette".
    – Henkyo
    Commented Jun 27 at 14:01
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As far as anime goes, I'd say that Sailor Moon is the most iconic. But not until later seasons. In the beginning they preferred to use a half moon.

1992, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

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1993, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R

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1994, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S

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1995, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Super S

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Then there's..

2000, Zelda no Densetsu: Mujura no Kamen

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    Sorry, but the Sailor Moon thing is not what I asked tho. I edited the question to make it more clear what I was asking.
    – Ibrahim
    Commented Jun 29 at 16:29
  • That's what popularized the moon in the background, though. And I fail to see how it's any different from your examples. In Sailor Moon it also hypes up the audience and makes her look like a badass. Same with the Zelda picture.
    – Ocean
    Commented Jul 3 at 9:04

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