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Do you get depressed when you finish a good anime.
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This only really happened to me after finishing Gurren Lagann, now I just move on and watch something else lol
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theYchromosome wrote:

I can't say I don't, but it definitely doesn't last very long anymore. It's gotten pretty easy to "move on," so to speak. It's admittedly a lot easier for shows that I marathon, rather than shows that I simulcast. Even though they may both be the same "length," there's still the feeling that I've been watching it for months if I've been keeping up with the simulcasts.


Huh really I tend to get more attached to the ones I marathon I guess because I'm devoting all my time to those specific characters rather than only a little bit of time across many animes.
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Lol whenever I finish a good anime I always tend to google if they have another season coming soon xD it lasts about a couple days finding wallpapers or searching more info of it then I stop, I sit in the couch, and I pass out xD Then I just check for more anime
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Yes, very much so. Anyone who's watched Gurren Lagann can understand how I feel about the series as a whole.

I had a box of tissues by my bed for about a month or two after a bunch of certain things happened. I've actually never watched the series again because of it. I grow far too attached to certain characters in series, and I don't handle death that well, ever. Every time I see a picture of Yuko or Kamina, tears begin to well up and I quickly drown out the entire thought of the series and its characters.



Also, pretty much every anime that is only half of the manga it's based on. Inu x Boku SS, which probably won't get a second season, left me bitter and happy. If you know where the story has been that the anime didn't get to, you'd understand my bitter feelings, I think. Basically any anime that's half-done. Which numbers a lot.

Mind you they are all good animes, they just leave me bitter in the end. Especially Gurren Lagann. For decency's sake, I won't spoil anymore than I might already have.

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Yeah I get that depressing feeling that the series is over, I feel the same way with books too. The latest anime I finished Kanon, got me pretty down for like a week and a half lol.
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Sometimes...if I feel the ending isn't good enough, then I rage...
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I marathon my anime, and I get invested in my anime. The only time I feel down from an anime is if the ending is not up to snuff to the rest of the series. I LOVE good anime that ends well. For instance, I was so giddy the way Death Note ended, that I definitely didn't care that it was over. As for ever being down just because a series ended? Not usually, no. I only try to watch completed anime as it is, so... XD

I guess when the Soul Eater manga ends next month I will be a little depressed for having one less good thing to read, but other than that, I will just move on to the next thing.
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I think most people refer to it as a "void." I felt it many times, but not for good anime. I felt it for anime that left such an astounding impact on me that I couldn't bring myself to watch inferior shows. Or that after the fact, I spent my days re-evaluating aspects of my life, recollecting the themes of the show, or wondering if they apply to the reality that we live in. Oh, it's deep shit.

But the anime that I received this from were: Steins; Gate, Mirai Nikki, Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (The entire series), and Shinsekai Yori. Especially the last two. It's a wonderful feeling to look back on a void. But it's pretty depressing while you're in one.
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I Feel good because I finally got this weight off me not as in a bad way but now Im free to view more things. It was a nice ride cya .
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Mikey435 wrote:

I think most people refer to it as a "void." I felt it many times, but not for good anime. I felt it for anime that left such an astounding impact on me that I couldn't bring myself to watch inferior shows. Or that after the fact, I spent my days re-evaluating aspects of my life, recollecting the themes of the show, or wondering if they apply to the reality that we live in. Oh, it's deep shit.

But the anime that I received this from were: Steins; Gate, Mirai Nikki, Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (The entire series), and Shinsekai Yori. Especially the last two. It's a wonderful feeling to look back on a void. But it's pretty depressing while you're in one.


I think you nailed it with that description. That's the best way to describe it.
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I've felt this way after a good anime before, think it was code Geass if i remember correctly. Since then Ive found the best way to deal with it is to move right into another anime. I have a habit of getting to the last 5 or so episode of a series, then i take a quick break and look up another anime to download ready for when i finish my current one. Before you know it, your totally engrossed with the next one.

Best way to beat depression? - Don't let it set in in the first place!
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Yes, especially with really good animes like Death Note and Code Geass as some people have said before. Animes like that are really in a genre of their own and it is hard to find replacements for those that can fill the void.
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Not sure if I'd go so far as to say "depressed" but I sure wasn't very happy when the Reborn! anime ended (or the manga later on).
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Depressed isn't really the right word for it.

The phenomena we are talking is known as catharsis, or the emptying of emotions. The Greeks proposed that this "emotional cleansing" ought to be the goal of all art. By washing out your emotions, space is made for you to grow and develop as a person and lover of beauty. Obviously, everyone's qualifications for experiencing catharsis are going to be different, but from my experience, anime has a higher rate of this occurring than other art forms I've encountered.

My guess is that the characters often have a large role in this success rate. Anime, through attractive character design and vibrant personality writing, tends to create strong emotional connections between the viewer and the characters. The ending of that connection allows for catharsis to occur, as the emotions are stripped apart.

For myself, I find that I grow rather contemplative after finishing a really good anime, and I tend towards reflection and introspective in the wake of viewing shows that make a big impact on me. I also, as others have said here, struggle to watch other shows lesser quality afterwards.
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I do have moments like that.

It depends on how the story develops and how it concludes with its ending. If it leaves an impression, I have this "It can't possibly end like this!" feeling. I want it to continue, because if it doesn't, then I would have this chest-heavy feeling as if something is missing in my life.

Examples for me is: Lelouch the Rebellion.

Great ending imo. It makes me wonder and makes me yearn for more.
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