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Have you ever had that hopeless feeling once you finish a series?
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yep, maaaaany times...
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Brought to this thread through the simplicity of google after just finishing something great.

This feeling is commonplace amongst the emotional, bred from a balance of joy and interest. The time we spend immersed in the worlds be it reality, anime, literature, nearly anything where we can imagine and understand/contemplate beings, items, or even ideas, we connect. These connections once severed are what cause that empty feeling, for as you spend time in those worlds you come to know, and as you come to know, you come to love. When you cannot be with what you love it hurts, and it hurts because you know that its over, you will not experience any more of that love, it is a feeling of the death of that love.

We live life breath by breath, we remember it through happiness and despair, and one of the simplest ways to pass over that pain is to forget the despair you are feeling by replacing it with another joy, which will be felt more so then the despair, the same joy you despair from losing. This is life, but not all of it.

If you dislike this feeling so, there are solutions, stronger, and more long lasting, but none of them are easier then simply covering the despair with another short lived story. The best solution I know of is to create something, so long lasting, so immersive, so natural that you can spend the rest of your life immune to all the pains of loss you'd experience doing what you're currently doing to have felt such pain. The best solution is to live your life how you feel you should, to be who you are, not who you want to be, to find people who want to be around who you are, to connect, to know, to love, the world you make being the same way you had with the worlds that had ended, for your world will continue for as long as you do, you will never have to face its end the same way, just the cold pain that comes with the end of the story of those dear in yours. This is the best solution to such pain, accepted and followed wherever human community settles, but it will not simply negate those holes, they will just be fewer and further between than jumping from love to love as the observer.

In short if you don't want to feel the pain, find yourself a story that will not end for as long as you live, your story.

Or you could, idk not accept to follow what humanity has found to be the best solution to emptiness, not settle, live through the pain, and devote yourself to something you consider greater, if you can find something like that. This is of course only possible if you first decide that you must do something, and not just live those moments of happiness and despair forgetting all that is between by immersing yourself.

--An youth who doesn't know what to do with himself
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Yes, sometimes I get sucked into that world and it's like -- what next.

i do wish some anime would finish properly -- some leave plot threats hanging that make you feel like you were cheated.
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I feel dead after finishing a series, especially one I really enjoyed. I finished La Corda D'oro like 7 times already and I just feel worse everytime I finish it. And DN Angel too. It's like I can hear the world saying -- What now, you finished that a bunch of times. Go on and get a life now.
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Yes, sometimes I get sucked into that world and it's like -- what next.

i do wish some anime would finish properly -- some leave plot threats hanging that make you feel like you were cheated.


Yes, my thoughts exactly. After you've capped off a really good series you get a little down, but if you're new to the series you might watch it again. I've finished InuYasha twice through just because I enjoyed a lot things about that series and enjoyed the world that Takahashi created. Then later, you just try and look for that next cool anime, and discovering the good ones make it all worthwhile.
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The first time I watch an anime I do feel like whoa, its over and that makes me wish that it hadn't but its 10 times worse when not only does the story come to a end but the main character of who I liked also died at the end of the story. You talk about tough! But I'm a quick rebounder when I settle down and realize that I can go back and watch the entire thing again and again and again. Either by buying the series on dvd or coming here to CR .
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kufirst wrote:


aidannwn wrote:


Yes, sometimes I get sucked into that world and it's like -- what next.

i do wish some anime would finish properly -- some leave plot threats hanging that make you feel like you were cheated.


Yes, my thoughts exactly. After you've capped off a really good series you get a little down, but if you're new to the series you might watch it again. I've finished InuYasha twice through just because I enjoyed a lot things about that series and enjoyed the world that Takahashi created. Then later, you just try and look for that next cool anime, and discovering the good ones make it all worthwhile.




I also hate it when the characters die in the end. I know it's another thread but after watching 50 episodes, it sucks to have the guy you were rooting for die. Makes you feel like you were wasting all that time for nothing.
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Nope. No matter how much I've grown attach to that anime, all good things must come to an end. I'm mentally prepared every time I complete a series.
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aidannwn wrote:


kufirst wrote:


aidannwn wrote:


Yes, sometimes I get sucked into that world and it's like -- what next.

i do wish some anime would finish properly -- some leave plot threats hanging that make you feel like you were cheated.


Yes, my thoughts exactly. After you've capped off a really good series you get a little down, but if you're new to the series you might watch it again. I've finished InuYasha twice through just because I enjoyed a lot things about that series and enjoyed the world that Takahashi created. Then later, you just try and look for that next cool anime, and discovering the good ones make it all worthwhile.




I also hate it when the characters die in the end. I know it's another thread but after watching 50 episodes, it sucks to have the guy you were rooting for die. Makes you feel like you were wasting all that time for nothing.


You're right, in a movie, I don't mind that too much. Sure it's realistic because not everyone lives at the end of the story. But if an anime tries to pull that off after you've invested some time into it, it's upsetting.
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Nope. No matter how much I've grown attach to that anime, all good things must come to an end. I'm mentally prepared every time I complete a series.


Well said. But it still leaves that hole of loneliness in you. :/
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aidannwn wrote:


kufirst wrote:


aidannwn wrote:


Yes, sometimes I get sucked into that world and it's like -- what next.

i do wish some anime would finish properly -- some leave plot threats hanging that make you feel like you were cheated.


Yes, my thoughts exactly. After you've capped off a really good series you get a little down, but if you're new to the series you might watch it again. I've finished InuYasha twice through just because I enjoyed a lot things about that series and enjoyed the world that Takahashi created. Then later, you just try and look for that next cool anime, and discovering the good ones make it all worthwhile.




I also hate it when the characters die in the end. I know it's another thread but after watching 50 episodes, it sucks to have the guy you were rooting for die. Makes you feel like you were wasting all that time for nothing.


Im guessing the anime your talking about is Code Geass??
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I wasn't referencing that one, but that is an accurate example. The whole show was Shakespearean and melodramatic. So for me, Lelouch's death was a good enough way to end it.

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aidannwn wrote:


kufirst wrote:


aidannwn wrote:


Yes, sometimes I get sucked into that world and it's like -- what next.

i do wish some anime would finish properly -- some leave plot threats hanging that make you feel like you were cheated.


Yes, my thoughts exactly. After you've capped off a really good series you get a little down, but if you're new to the series you might watch it again. I've finished InuYasha twice through just because I enjoyed a lot things about that series and enjoyed the world that Takahashi created. Then later, you just try and look for that next cool anime, and discovering the good ones make it all worthwhile.




I also hate it when the characters die in the end. I know it's another thread but after watching 50 episodes, it sucks to have the guy you were rooting for die. Makes you feel like you were wasting all that time for nothing.


Im guessing the anime your talking about is Code Geass??


Not quiet : I knew Code Geass would have to end that way the same with Death note. I didn't even like the second season of Code Geass very much.

I meant anime like Wolf Rain, Blassreiter (can't remember the correct spellings), X -- where they characters could have survived. I was rooting for thoes people and they just didn't make it.


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Some good ideas, if you really can't get over these feelings, is to...

1. Go to sleep (or if it's too early)
2. Play some of the music (on an instrument) - To remember the best scenes
3. Downdload the bgm's and listen to them. - Same as above
4. Rewatch the best episodes
5. Go to sleep.

Also, a word of advice (not to be taken as a rule). Don't watch anime/read manga whilst still feeling this, cos you won't enjoy the new one as much.
It might also be a good idea to watch something that contrasts with what you just finished. e.g. after watching a GAR anime (TTGL) watch something MOE. Or, if you just finished watching a very bright anime, watch ones with darker themes, then after that, go even darker. or Vice Versa.

This way, you can enjoy each anime as itself, instead of still feeling and thinking about what you just finished.
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kind of. im like, which one should i watch next? but i ended up thinking abt that anime that i just finished.~
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