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Post Reply The worst way to end an anime and manga series, in your opinion.
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Posted 5/12/14 , edited 5/12/14

iblessall wrote:

"It was all just a dream."

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I'm not against this on principle only because I saw it used brilliantly well once as a plot device.
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There are 2 ways that are the worst way to end an anime or manga

1. When there are so many unanswered questions that you have at the end. Which gives you this incomplete feeling of the anime

2. When it's a long anime and it ends in the most anticlimactic way possible
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1. When there are so many unanswered questions that you have at the end. Which gives you this incomplete feeling of the anime

Depends on the anime. I think Darker than Black was really good, even if the ending raised a ridiculous number of questions than answered at the end. Twice.
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The worse way to end an anime is to keep milking the story for money.

Up to a certain point it gets repetitive and dumb. Looking(ed) at you guys: kimi no iru machi, bleach, one piece.


This and add Naruto to this list. Kishimoto has been milking this cash cow since the Pain Vs Naruto arc
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When it ends on a cliffhanger
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Insomnist wrote:


iblessall wrote:

"It was all just a dream."

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I'm not against this on principle only because I saw it used brilliantly well once as a plot device.



Where?
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The worst way to end an anime is on a 'read the manga *troll face*' ending. An anime should be its own thing and not rely on you having to go to the manga or whatever the source material is to finish it. I'm all right with a show if it finishes in a way where there could be more but everything is still neatly wrapped up, it's when it doesn't finish properly it annoys me:

As my most recent example, I watched Umineko no Naku Koro Ni, which ends on a cliffhanger and apparently only covers 4 of the 8 novels. It's been 3 years since the anime was released, so the chances of there being a second season seem rather slim, and it pissed me off to know end to know I'd only seen half the story and would have to buy into a completely different medium to see it finished. I'm only all right with it not finishing if they can confirm that there is already a second season in the works that isn't going to solely rely on funds made from the first season. Now I have to go on knowing that I'll never know how that anime finished. It's a shoddy marketing scam if you ask me. To me, the ending is paramount, and if you can't end it properly I will be incredibly annoyed.

That's my main peeve. Some smaller ones would be:

Rushed endings. It especially stands out when a show has had reasonable pacing throughout, and then a shit ton of stuff happens in the last episode to wrap everything up. It feels cheap and silly as if the creator just couldn't be arsed in the end and was in a rush to get everything over with.

I also hate when a romance anime ends without the characters even kissing. I make an exception with Clannad but it always annoys me when that happens. Also on the topic of romance, one of my big problems with harem anime is when the MC doesn't end up with any of the characters. Then it all feels like whatever romantic encounters happened were completely pointless, and that you just wasted your time.

The everyone dies ending. That often leaves you feeling depressed, and it can even be used as a cheap cop-out in an effort to seem deep. It can be done well, but not very often. In fact, I don't recall ever seeing a show where everyone dies and thinking to myself 'that's the best way it could've ended'.

And, as some have pointed out, the 'it was all a dream'. Yeah, that show you just spent however many hours watching/ manga you read? None of it even happened lulz. Nothing feels like a bigger waste of time, than watching something that never even happened since it makes you realise that none of what happens mattered to any of the characters given how it was all in one person's mind. Obviously when you watch something/ read something fictional it doesn't matter since you know it didn't happen, but watching how it affects the characters is one of the best bits in my opinion. Knowing that even they weren't affected by anything you just saw makes it seem meaningless, since nothing that happened even mattered to the characters, let alone you. I tie it into my thoughts of 'almost anyone can dream of really insane shit happening' and as such it makes what you just saw seem that less special. That it didn't happen in their reality, that it was a dream, just like any of us could have.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


Insomnist wrote:


iblessall wrote:

"It was all just a dream."

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I'm not against this on principle only because I saw it used brilliantly well once as a plot device.

Where?

It wasn't an anime, to be fair; it was a movie

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And the finale spoiler:
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Oh, I see.
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I find that 'power of friendship' thing to be sort of the measure of a writer. There are some writers who get in over their heads, in order to try to make things seem more dramatic, they give the enemy an undeniable advantage. However sometimes they go so far with this, that they themselves can't figure out a plausible way for the hero to win, so they end up relying on deus ex machina.

I like writers best who can avoid using that and write a well foreshadowed, clever resolution. Unfortunately, off the top of my head I can't think of any Shonen manga / anime that hasn't relied on a convenient new power out of now where to fix a problem. Yes, even Togashi of Hunter x Hunter falls into this trap.
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Yay we defeated the final boss, thx for watching the show...BYEEEEEEEE!

In otherwords, no epilogue episode....EVERY ANIME NEEDS TO HAVE AN EPILOGUE EPISODE LIKE FMAB
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meowth900 wrote:


JeremyK9880 wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


meowth900 wrote:


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meowth900 wrote:

I don't really care about Soul Eater that much. I never had. It was just on Toonami for a long time that I got attached now it's got Blue Exorcist which rocks


Ah. You are missing out, though. So many more awesome things happen in the manga that it isn't even funny. Character development for the cast is also leagues superior. <.<


Don't care about character development. I rather watch some badass fights.



Really?


It made me really sad when I read that.


Well if it's characterization done well, if it's not done well then I'd just prefer action


If that what he like, who am I to judge?

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School days. End of story.

We all knew this was coming.
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School days. End of story.

We all knew this was coming.


Probably the best ending for some people.
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has anyone pointed out magical warfare ending!
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