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Do you feel sad after finishing an anime series?
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whenever i finish an anime i never know what to do with my life and it feels empty
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Some anime just pull you in both in interest and emotionally. You become attached to it and its characters. You look forward to each and every episode. When it ends, you wonder what you'll do without having it to look forward to. At least, this was the case for me. However, I don't worry about it anymore. Just because a series ends, it doesn't mean another won't take its place or that I won't ever see it again.
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darthzader wrote:

I agree. Some anime leave you wondering what happens beyond "the end". Kind of like Kanon did for me. I love that anime and didn't want it to end. I wanted to know how life was for everyone. I wanted to see Ayu walk again! *Ahem* Anyhow, yes, some anime leave me sad when they end. >.>



This! I was so happy to see Ayu at the end but sadly it was the last episode.


TheAncientOne wrote: As volcan_98 stated, the primary reason is money.

American television is very focused on selling advertising. The closest you'll get to this with anime are the evening series like Naruto, Bleach, etc., all of which tend to be long-running, just like most American television.

Most of the one or two cour series are late night anime, where the broadcast of the anime itself is more of an ad. If it is an original anime, the object is to sell DVD/BD discs later, and possibly merchandise. If it is based on a manga or light novel, that is an added promotional aspect. In fact, these are the most likely to be an unsatisfying short run, as the light novel or manga publisher tends to get the biggest boost in circulation from the initial airing, and typically has little reason to kick in financial support for future seasons.


Thanks for the insight TheAncientOne, I think I'll start buying the series I like on DVD/BD to help support the groups involved with the series!

It's neat to see that I'm not the only one feeling like this after a series, it shows the passion and loyalty Anime fans have!
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I do. :(

I just finished Battle Girls ~ Time Paradox and I feel quite sad. It should have a second season or something. I got really attached to Mitsuhide and Hideyoshi.
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In a way, I can understand what everyone's been talking about on this thread, but for me, the feeling is a bit different.

From what I've experienced, when I finish a really good story, whether it's told through animation, literature or live action, the feeling I feel can best be described by the word 'loneliness'. In fact, in some way or another, I can't help but feel happy when I finish a good story.

From my perspective, good stories seem to "come alive" in their own way. The characters become 'real' people in 'real' situations and you become part of their experiences. It's like the stories create their own reality. And when one ends, I'd imagine that the story goes on indefinitely, but it just that you don't get to be a part of it. I think that's where the mixed feeling of happiness and loneliness comes from. You no longer get to be part of the experience but when you think about the possibilities that the story creates you think, "That's awesome!"


As for your second point, I prefer anime to be about 10-60 episodes long so most anime I watch are well within my preference. As for why, I think that it has to do with cost. With long running anime, the cost is balanced out by the commercialization of the anime itself.
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Zee7sms wrote:

Thanks for the insight TheAncientOne, I think I'll start buying the series I like on DVD/BD to help support the groups involved with the series!



That's the best thing you can always do: vote with your wallet.
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every time i end a serie i dont start another one until i get over the one i finished even if its a movie like 5 cm per sec took me a week to get over that one

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yeah if was good.
i usually get over it soon though.
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Beezlebub... So sad to see it end. I feel that way all the time it takes me a couple of days of searching (unless I do it hard ore) to find somethin else to watch, then im happy again
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I feel sad if I am very attached to the characters. Because I know that its the end and there is nothing to look forward to again...........
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yes
Posted 5/16/12
if it was a good series yes
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Yeah, it's horibble if an anime ends which you really liked.

For that reason I won't finish baka to test to shoukanjuu till season 3 is airing, maybe I will always stay at episode 10 :P
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I do always feel pretty sad and sometimes disappointed when a series ends. My biggest disappointment yet was the Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles. They didn't even finish the damn thing! I was soooo upset. Luckily I decided to read the Manga [XD] But yeah. When Clannad Afterstory was done, I couldn't get my mind off of it for weeks. Sad stuff when good stories end, but you don't want them to be milked till the story is long after dried up, so I don't complain toooooo much lol.
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Yes. Most of the time. It's as if i'm being separated from a close friend who have to go to another place -- and I can't do anything to make that friend stay... There goes my good friend. Nuff said.
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