Post Reply Do you ever get frustrated with anime that ends 1 year before the manga?
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Posted 9/16/17 , edited 9/16/17
Do you ever get frustrated with anime that ends 1 year before the manga? It happens so often. Also, light novel anime whose end is never revisited.
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Posted 9/16/17
I don't read manga so no
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Posted 9/16/17
I'm used to that kind of thing.

If I'm really dying to see the ending I'll go read something, but that doesn't happen very often because there's always a ton of series to watch (my list of "want to watch" titles on Anime Planet gets longer all the time) and I just move on to the next hotness.
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Posted 9/16/17
Only if the animators take the ending in a different direction just to end the series, such as what happened with Karin/Chibi Vampire. If they end it with a successful arc, and the protagonist in an "onward tomorrow towards my goal" even it does not settle the main conflict of the story. That way it does not contradict the mangaka's vision of the story and also leaves the possibility of an accurate animated ending.
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Posted 9/16/17 , edited 9/16/17
If the anime ends before the manga I'll just read the manga.
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Posted 9/16/17
It's not ideal but there's worse (changing the story for example - like Tyrconnell mentioned -, or just a shitton of fillers)
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Posted 9/16/17
Generally no, because the few times I've continued the manga/novels after the end of the anime, the rest has been stupid. The only exception is Spiral: Bonds of Reasoning.

Also, I generally like a lot of the anime-original endings they've done for some shows. Like the 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist series.
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Posted 9/16/17 , edited 9/16/17
Yes, sometimes when a show reaches its last episode, it's pretty clear that the writers just shrugged and said "well they can buy the manga/light novels if they want to see how it all ends up". I find this pretty annoying (and it actually gets worse the more invested you I was in the story), so I try to avoid shows where I think it's going to happen.
I actually don't mind "anime only" conclusions if they are well written and don't feel rushed.
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Posted 9/16/17 , edited 9/16/17

LavenderMintRose wrote:

Generally no, because the few times I've continued the manga/novels after the end of the anime, the rest has been stupid.


This is a really good point. Of course it's not always the case but often there's something in the hook of the original arc in a series that really has a bite to it. The longer almost any story goes on, the more fleeting that original special feeling becomes, and I don't think it's unfair to say that most mangas go on way way way longer than they probably should storyline wise. Often an anime can and does capture the "best" parts of a story in a one or two season run.

The only issue I really have personally is when an anime ends up feeling like a blatant advertisement for the source material. If you're going to make an anime adaptation you at least need to end with some sense of closure if not an outright ending to the story. If that requires changing the source material to better fit the new medium then fine, that's the entire purpose of adapting something in the first place.
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57 / M / U.S.A. (mid-south)
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Posted 9/16/17
I don't like it, but at this point I'm used to it. It is no worse than the days when I would watch a live action US series (at least one with a continuing plot), get interested, and then it would get cancelled.
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Posted 9/16/17
I only get frustrated when there are dangling plot lines that aren't addressed. Okami-San and her Seven Companions had a bunch. My nemesis is when the first season as all about getting to the BIG tournament, they get through the preliminary tournament,...and then the season ends with them going off to the BIG tournament...and then the BIG tournament never happens. i.e, Chivialry of a Failed Knight, Bladedance of the Elementalers, Asterisk War. Of course all three of these are looking for you to buy the light novel for the resolution. The anime is mostly just a 12 to 24-episode advertisement.

The worst Anime-only, made up, "Why did they end it that way?" show I've seen is Akame ga Kill, and you can tell where they deviated from the Manga, because the show immediately got really bad, like the TV writers just didn't know what the hell to do with the thing when they ran out of source material. Just my opinion...
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Posted 9/16/17 , edited 9/16/17
It's annoying when there's a cliffhanger yeah. Original endings tend to be bad too (Some are okay like Midori no Hibi and GTO though). While it's a bit of a shame if the full source material doesn't get adapted into an anime, if it ends on a good spot, then I won't mind so much.

A lot of LN adaptations nowadays seem to be READ THE SOURCE MATERIAL. It's not as bad with manga adaptations for some reason though. They're better at ending at a decent spot.
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