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Do the best anime's have an ending?
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Anime's such as Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Fairy Tale, etc have well over 100 episodes and continue to release new episodes. Do you believe overall that these shows are better than say, Cowboy bebop, samurai champloo, samurai 7, s-cry-ed etc. who only have about 15-50 episodes and then end.

thoughts? and why??
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No, because they drag. Also, this should be in the anime section.
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It just depends on the person and what kind of emotional response they give towards different kinds of anime. Anime that has ended tends to have more of an emotional impact on people than anime that is still ongoing, so the series that have ended are probably considered better in the eyes of most viewers.
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It depends, for an anime to have a deep/meaningful message it has to have an end in my view. As much as I love Hunter X Hunter thats its major problem, it has no end and no ultimate character development. Would Trigun have been as cool if it was 100 episodes long? Hell no
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Yes. The best ones always have an ending.
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My favorite anime tend to be short-lived, but well thought out and generally better overall. I stray away from an anime if I see it has over 100 episodes, unless it has a certain theme that I think I would enjoy.

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Posted 1/17/13 , edited 1/17/13
No, id say an anime with an end in sight is better paced, has a stronger and better written story,that does not drag out to long ,with ether less filler, or very strong episodic episodes If your taking 100+ episodes to tell a story, then your ether not telling it effectively, or using to much filler, however their are few exceptions, since some anime have such sweeping and grandiose settings or tales to tell, it takes a bit longer then a 26 episode run.

Such as Fullmetal alchemist, with both it's releases at 50+ episodes, but with little filler and a very rich and well written cast of characters and story, or Monster, which is 70+ episodes, but is nothing less then extraordinary

But most of the time, more is not always better In my opinion.
Posted 1/17/13

Snideclyde wrote:

Anime's such as Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Fairy Tale, etc have well over 100 episodes and continue to release new episodes. Do you believe overall that these shows are better than say, Cowboy bebop, samurai champloo, samurai 7, s-cry-ed etc. who only have about 15-50 episodes and then end.

thoughts? and why??


I really can't decide. Anime like Naruto and One Piece etc. seem like they NEED all those episodes and it'd be weird to make Monkey D. Luffy's adventure into a 50 episode series. Then it just wouldn't be One Piece. I could do without one battle taking 20 episodes or even six but that's why I don't watch those types of animes on a weekly basis. I usually wait until like thirty episodes get built up and then I marathon. So the short shows are good the way they are and the long ones are good the way they are in my opinion. Actually, some fillers need to burn in anime hell but some are alright haha.

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dbz ended then gt started so

when op naruto or bleach ends they'll come back with 2 piece, naruto ninpoden, detergent
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No, because they drag.


true story. it's rare to have an anime run more than 50 episodes and not drag, or be full of useless fillers that could have (or should have) been cut out. as for endless shonens, they're the worst offenders. packed with episodes of nothing but filler after filler, little to no character or story development, and eventually devolve into nothing but the endless cycle of training to take on the next big bad who is somehow more powerful than the last big bad yet they were completely unknown until the previous big bad was taken out.
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thanks for the response guys
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The best anime do not procrastinate like like Naruto, Bleach, pokemon, and Dragonball GT. The best anime are those short series like Death Note, Bebop, and yu-yu-hakusho.
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The best say what they need to and get out....let me put it another way in Rock music at point in the song there is an instrumental solo could be guitar, keyboard whatever. some the best solos i ever heard were not 20 minutes long. they said what they needed to say and then blended back in with the rest almost to the point it belong there.

Books, Manga and anime have the same issues. Growing up i read a lot of Stephen King. Someone suggested i read Dean Koontz. so i tried i could not get past the first chapter because he has this tendency to over-embellish. meaning he describes something to the point that the reader loses sight of the goal. The message is lost.

That being said i grew up watching some long series and sometimes the length of the series fit the message. My daughter and I LOVE Full Metal Alchemist. and we both really wanted the series to continue. At the same we both agreed that the mystery of what happens next would be lost as would as well as the message. I stopped watching BLEACH after that first story arc. because it lost of sight of the end.

Honestly, do you want to read a book or watch a series that will never end? where no matter how far you read there always seems to be another 1,000 pages to go? Not I said The Fly.
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Posted 1/18/13 , edited 1/18/13
Yes. However they take as long as they need to, to get there. The author of Naruto said that he planned from the beginning how the storys going to end.
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The long series are there just for enjoying the experiences of the character and that world. There may not be much of a plot as say Code Geass, or Death Note. But for

"Do you believe overall that these shows are better than say, Cowboy bebop, samurai champloo, samurai 7, s-cry-ed etc. who only have about 15-50 episodes and then end."

Anime is dependent on the viewer's preferences. I enjoy many genres, and I am an optimist in rating the anime I watch. I think all anime are great because I could never think of something like it.
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