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Tired of lack of closure
Posted 1/15/14
Go read the manga ending is totally the worst.

Berserk, D.gray-man, etc. i won`t read the manga.
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Posted 1/15/14
My Little Monster needs a second season! The end to that left so much open, its begging for another seasn
Posted 1/15/14
X by CLAMP.

But this fault lies with CLAMP - their masterpiece has been on hiatus for 11 years as of 2014. E L E V E N Y E A R S. I mean, REALLY? No wonder the anime went for such a crappy ending - and it wasn't even such a good adaptation in the first place, besides the beautiful music.
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Posted 1/15/14
I have been watching anime for a long time and anime has long been notorious for horrible/abrupt endings. You get jaded after a while and callous to it since it is to be expected. When a good ending does happen....it's a major bonus.

Code Geass R2 is an example of that. I was floored.
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Posted 1/15/14
That's partly why original anime are so nice, since they are planned ahead they usually have enjoyable and fitting endings. Also there's always searching out anime that have closed endings through people you know or regular recommendations. It sounds like an easy requirement.

I personally don't mind them most of the time. It's something you get used to when the industry is mostly about selling the original material.
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Posted 1/15/14 , edited 1/15/14

TheDimmLight wrote:


xxJing wrote:

As a general rule of thumb though, Shonen manga series (Naruto, One Piece, etc) get long runs, Dating Sim / Ero game series get a full closure run ( they have all the base material they need, they just go through one path), light novels get 1-2 seasons but rarely complete, non-shonen manga get 1 season with an anime original ending.


A piece of wisdom never to be forgotten. The only light novel series I've seen completed in anime form would be "Zero no Tsukaima". But that was J.C. and who knows what they are thinking half the time. I think the only way more of the "substantial" anime that get complete closure would be those light novels that get so much hype that it makes bank, or the instant "classics" (if one can call them that) that appear once every few years.


Zero no Tsukaima got 4 seasons, which is really surprising if you ask me... Even if the 4th season did suck, but I heard the author died or something so I guess it can't be helped.

Shakugan no Shana also was completed with 3 seasons. A lot of people don't like the last season, but as much of a train wreck as it may have seemed to some people, I really liked it. The reason I liked it was you really did not know who the good guys and bad guys were, I mean the bad guys under Yuji's command actually did not seem all that bad, while the Flame Hazes and Shana seemed like total assholes. It was a whole role reversal and I liked it a lot. I don't think I have EVER cheered on the bad guys so much in any anime. I really wanted the good guys to lose, and Shakugan no Shana is the ONLY anime that has ever done that to me.

Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni kawaii wake ga nai - It was kind of smushed together but it had a full run and ending. At first I did not like its ending but after thinking about it, it makes sense to me. After reflecting on it, the ending to me seems more like a message from the author than the train wreck I originally took it for.

Kono naka ni hitori imouto ga iru - This one had an anime original ending + OVA, but it basically has the same ending as the light novel anyway. In the anime he ends up with girl X and it turns out girl Y is his sister. It's a very simple ending. The LN ends basically the same way except -
Still though, as a result he ends up with Girl X and Girl Y is his sister at the end, it just takes a slightly more soap opera-ish approach to it.

Those are the 4 LN animes I can think of that got endings. Every other one I have watched had either a single season or stopped after 2 seasons. Although I can't blame Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, because they covered ALL of the source material, the source material just wasn't finished yet, but they did cover it all.
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Posted 1/15/14
So many ovas & shows end so rushed. They leave it with intention of continuing but it never sees the green light. There are also those that end like the manga, but don't expand that ending. Sometimes less is more to be open minded, but something's are better with a clear conclusion.
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Posted 1/15/14 , edited 1/15/14
Denounce me if I'm wrong on this, but hear me out:

The chance of an anime getting more seasons (particularly 3+) is directly proportional to its ability to sell dakimakuras.

True/False?
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Posted 1/16/14
Stay far far far away from Final Fantasy Unlimited, or anything by Gainax studios....The shit-ending trope isn't called "Gainax Ending" for nothing.
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Posted 1/16/14 , edited 1/16/14
*finishes watching The Legend of the Legendary Heroes on Netflix*

No....what do you mean that's all I get?


...but I need more.
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Posted 1/16/14
I cry every time an enime ends. or books that I read. I need more!!!!!
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Posted 1/16/14 , edited 1/16/14

Crow009 wrote:

That's partly why original anime are so nice, since they are planned ahead they usually have enjoyable and fitting endings. Also there's always searching out anime that have closed endings through people you know or regular recommendations. It sounds like an easy requirement.

I personally don't mind them most of the time. It's something you get used to when the industry is mostly about selling the original material.


DING DING DING. WE HAVE A WINNER. This is why surprisingly I love Gonzo's work now and then. They slaughter source material all the time but leave them alone get a decent writer or a franchise that the owners say "Go wild" and BAM you got some good anime shows. Witchblade, Last Exlie, Blassreiter and maybe a few more shows of gonzo if you like a little fanservice. They in a nut shell show what shows are better than others and sadly adaptations of Manga is the weak spot of anime. Compared to originals that give and end up with a better resolution.
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Posted 1/16/14

Insomnist wrote:

Denounce me if I'm wrong on this, but hear me out:

The chance of an anime getting more seasons (particularly 3+) is directly proportional to its ability to sell dakimakuras.

True/False?


False (or, at least, I disagree). Otherwise I want my Fourth Mizukage dakimakura.

Anyway, if you ask me, most inconclusive anime are adapted from Light Novels, which aren't complete when the anime adaptation begins. As everyone knows, it takes less time to tell a story in animated form than written form, meaning they must

A) Put the show on hiatus while waiting for the author to finish more material; otherwise it's time for God-forsaken Filler, which doesn't work with every genre (shonen yes, romcom not so much).

or

B) Come up with a new tangent for the story to veer into, potentially creating vast differences between the anime and manga/light novel (Full Metal Alchemist, anyone?). May lead to closure problems (because they didn't think it out very well).

Additionally, most anime is greenlit for only 12 episodes (one season), and if it does well can get follow-up seasons. Less risky that way (animation is expensive). If said anime doesn't make its quota, then well... no second season.
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Posted 1/16/14
Open-ended series don't really bother me much, so long as they provide some semblance of normalcy in the series universe. It is when a series ends on a huge cliffhanger begging for another season, like with AoT, that I'm dying wanting to know what happened next.; though in AoT's case, surely more will get animated due to its popularity. The original FMA anime is a good example of a series being open-ended but satisfying at the same time.
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Posted 1/16/14
I was never a big fan of lack of closure, or crappy endings from anime's that are finished before the manga. However, open-ended endings are not inherently bad, and can be done in a way that isn't exactly awful. It just depends on the series, and if all the important plot elements are at least completely finished in a satisfying manner. For instance, I think Wolf's Rain was a very good hard-hitting ending that completely worked despite what happened. Romance anime though... those things need better endings usually. There is not enough decisiveness that leads to nothing but frustration. I guess that is one reason why Toradora! ended up as my favorite romance series from the ones I have seen. :/
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