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Does an ending ruin an anime?
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I would really have liked to known kanade's life if she survived a heart transplant and still manages to die in the same time period as her benefactor.


That's the thing. She died FIRST. She was one of the first people in that entire world, he was one of the last (having arrived well after that purgatory world had been fully established.)

So, I was left with more of a "What? O.o" than an "Aww T_T"


I just kind of assumed that they all existed as NPCs and that kanade would have been among the first few to break out of that shell... with yuzuru being the very last one... lol
Posted 10/18/13

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I don't think the ending of Angel Beats was bad ( the events leading up to it on the other hand...)

I do think a bad ending can taint an anime, but I haven't seen an anime where the ending ruined it, that being said, I haven't seen that many anime to begin with


Personally, the ending for Angel Beats was FULL of plot holes...And not only that, but the anime sucked in general to me. Just another moe-infested series with characters whose personalities are based on how "kawaii" they are.
Posted 10/18/13
Yep it does very much ruin the whole thing! If anyone asks me what I think about Gantz or Black Cat or any other anime with a bad ending I'd definitely say they suck!! I won't waste my time on an anime with a bad ending anyway!
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Yes, yes it certainly can. Oreimo's ending dealt a huge blow to my overall enjoyment of the series. It was going pretty damn great and was, I felt, good enough to earn the elusive 10/10 rating from me, but then those last 3 episodes happened and dashed any hopes of that happening.
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Angel Beats! Spoilers


My general feeling is that no show is perfect, and I think the emotion at the end of Angel Beats! is genuine enough to carry through a few small blips.
Posted 10/18/13 , edited 10/18/13
A bad ending can definitely ruin an anime, but that doesn't mean it always does.

Nana, Claymore, Attack on Titan, and Skip Beat - all of which had abrupt, unsatisfying, and (quite frankly) stupid endings. Nevertheless, those are marvelous shows in their own right. A bad ending doesn't change the sheer enjoyment I and others got out of them, or the affection that I have for them.

But take something like Oreshura, Aoi Hana, or Maoyuu - Since I thought the shows were only all-right, their bad endings pretty much ruined the shows for me. Others might place them in the above category and think they're amazing despite their endings.

I think it really depends on your mindset, to be honest. Sometimes, an ending that one person loves is hated by another anyway. Like i'm not really a fan of Clannad or Ef - A Tale of Memories's endings, but others love them lol.

EDIT - Apparently Shakugan no Shana is another example, as I thought the third season was actually the best, but some people hate it lol

SECOND EDIT - How could I forget Spice and Wolf!? Never have I loved an anime so much, yet felt disappointed by it's ending in almost equal measure. Yet, to me, it is still so utterly brilliant.
Posted 10/18/13

seekerperson7 wrote:

A bad ending can definitely ruin an anime, but that doesn't mean it always does.

Nana, Claymore, Attack on Titan, and Skip Beat - all of which had abrupt, unsatisfying, and (quite frankly) stupid endings. Nevertheless, those are marvelous shows in their own right. A bad ending doesn't change the sheer enjoyment I and others got out of them, or the affection that I have for them.

But take something like Oreshura, Aoi Hana, or Maoyuu - Since I thought the shows were only all-right, their bad endings pretty much ruined the shows for me. Others might place them in the above category and think they're amazing despite their endings.

I think it really depends on your mindset, to be honest. Sometimes, an ending that one person loves is hated by another anyway. Like i'm not really a fan of Clannad or Ef - A Tale of Memories's endings, but others love them lol.

EDIT - Apparently Shakugan no Shana is another example, as I thought the third season was actually the best, but some people hate it lol


Agree with you except on Attack on Titan for the one reason that there is going to be a season 2. It hasn't been announced, but considering AOT is the biggest thing on the planet right now next to like Naruto and One Piece, the creators would be idiots to not do a season two. There are so many questions left unanswered that for there not to be a season two would a crime against anime. I didn't see the final episode as an ending like a series finale, but as a set-up for the next season; the final scene after the credits points to this the most. Why throw that in there if they aren't going to explain it?
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I hate "Go read the manga endings"
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I hate "Go read the manga endings"


I have succumbed to that, mostly from Gantz. I couldn't stand how it ended and now I am reading the manga. I have fallen into their trap.......
Posted 10/18/13


Yea, I definitely get where you're coming from, though I still personally dislike such endings unless the creators know beforehand that a second season is guaranteed. As much as I think Valvrave is so-so, at least they ended it there pretty much knowing a second season was coming. I mean, i'm pretty sure every series that ends abruptly does so with the faint hope of a second season, if not, then they usually contrive something (as Claymore did). Until I hear that second season announcement, though, Attack on Titan's ending stands as it is. Though I agree with you, a second season is highly likely, on the off chance that it doesn't come, that won't change my opinion that AoT is still a pretty good show with a terrible ending.
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Possibly one of the craziest ways to end an anime is though a flashback......or dream.
Learning that the entire series was a huge flashback or dream is a major cop out.

Other endings would be this:



The debate will NEVER end either.

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OtakuKoala wrote:


uncletim wrote:

I hate "Go read the manga endings"


I have succumbed to that, mostly from Gantz. I couldn't stand how it ended and now I am reading the manga. I have fallen into their trap.......


Unfortunately even the Gantz manga has a bad ending. Hell a bad entire final arc........
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It certainly can ruin an anime, but just because it has a bad ending doesn't necesarily mean it will. If the ending is still true to themes and spirit of the anime, then the journey is worth it. This is can be true even if the ending isn't as expected. Expected is a bad word to use because in this context it seems that I'm implying a 'bad ending' is one that is unexpected, but that isn't my intention.
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uncletim wrote:

I hate "Go read the manga endings"


This and "We'll finish the plot we started if there's another season, so there's no reason to have a climax or conclusion" endings. I understand that all loose ends should not be tied up, but if the entire show was focusing on a specific goal, but never gets around to it, and the show ends without concluding at least some part of the plot, that kind of destroys the premise more-so than a "to be continued in the manga" ending.

If I remember correctly, Gakuen Alice did this. The show has some sort of hidden premise surrounding the innate magical abilities of... filler fun, filler fun, show over!!

Or perhaps Bobobo. There's a certain big bad that we're going to fight! Filler fun, filler fun, filler fun, Show over!
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Yes, but a bad ending is better than no ending.
I hate it when nothing has been accomplished at the end of a show. Ending shows properly should be crucial to every fan.
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