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The Sadness that follows
Posted 2/8/14 , edited 12/7/14
Sometimes wish I knew what sadness felt like.
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Posted 2/8/14
any books i've read

natsume yujinchou
i hope kurobasu's ending doesn't leave me feeling empty
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John Q and Man on Fire are the only two that have ever made me cry at the end. I haven't even seen an anime do that.
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Posted 2/8/14
Happened to me with the Welcome to the N.H.K anime, which led me to getting the manga afterward. Maybe later I'll get the novel too.
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Posted 2/8/14
Well...I have seen a lot of series so the one that come to mind which actually saddens me and it was very recent too was Gurren Laggan and Bakuman. Those two series. They were such complete series that there was this whole in my heart after watching it for a while.
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The longest manga/anime I've kept up with is Naruto, 7-8 years maybe? Definitely going to feel a lack of excitement on my wednesdays/thursdays after it ends. Oh well, I still have a good 2 years.
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Posted 2/8/14

JCorona2018 wrote:

The longest manga/anime I've kept up with is Naruto, 7-8 years maybe? Definitely going to feel a lack of excitement on my wednesdays/thursdays after it ends. Oh well, I still have a good 2 years.


I know I am dreading it, I just want it to go on for ever.
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Posted 2/8/14
Yes, I feel this acutely. The first time this happened to me was the with book series My Side of the Mountain. I was 8 and I was extremely sad when I finished them. When I was 10 I intentionally didn't read the last half of the last Calvin and Hobbes book so I wouldn't have to feel that way; my plan was to read a few pages a year (I still haven't finished it 16 years later).

With anime, the worst is a story where the characters are struggling throughout and then they finally reach their goal only in the last episode, so there's no time left to view them enjoying the "payoff" of their struggles. One show that was really considerate towards this fact was PapaKiki: in the second-to-last episode, all the conflicts are resolved so the last episode is just a "normal life" episode, and then after that there's an OVA with 3 stories that are purely fluff -- this approach provides a nice gentle comedown after the series reaches its climax.

Part of me wishes that Anohana had this sort of "epilogue", but another part of me appreciates that everything after the story was left to the imagination, making the show more powerful (but somewhat less of a "feel-good" show).

I was surprised by what I felt at the end of Chobits. Not sadness, but I just missed Chi. It was almost kind of like missing my exes I cared about. Wishing the good times could roll on, but nope.

Also, re-watching a show you feel this way about doesn't really cure it.
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Posted 2/8/14
Oh and also, I felt this at the end of Arietty.
Posted 2/8/14
I cried when I finished Full moon o sagashite. Might have been because I finished it at four in the morning...I tend to be very emotional when I lack sleep, like most people do I assume.
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Posted 2/9/14
i was LITERALLY depressed for a few days after i finished death note.
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Posted 2/9/14 , edited 8/11/14
After reading The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer I felt so empty inside. Getting to know all of the characters and watching them go through hard time's and happy times It felt sad seeing it all end.
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Posted 2/9/14
I used to be really bothered by it, but I feel I've been desensitized after watching many more shows. Angel Beats really got me though.
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Posted 2/9/14
This is something I've experienced time and time again with all forms of art/entertainment, not just anime. Though ill admit its even worse when it is a show that doesn't have a true ending because the manga/LN source material isnt finished or there isnt enough funding/popularity to finish it properly. Luckly, I can read and speak japanese to a point where I am able to finish these series if i can get my hands on the source material though thats not always easily done.
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Posted 2/9/14

Moosefu wrote:

I used to be really bothered by it, but I feel I've been desensitized after watching many more shows. Angel Beats really got me though.


At least they are making a huge visual novel of angel beats!.
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