Non-manga/non-LN anime endings
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First thing, why the hell do anime makers do this? The biggest and most recent example is Akame ga Kill. It's not because of the viewers because it's been doing well, and they had plenty of good material, so why did they do it?

Second, what is your biggest complaint about this? Basically, what anime did this and annoyed you the most?
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The only thing that pissed me off about Akame was the fact they skipped over so much stuff. I think it was the previous episode, Not the one that just aired, the one before it? 20? or 19? yeah w/e. They did a time skip, and skipped over like 4 fights...

I wanted to see Wave go beast mode, and im pretty sure they skipped that.

I never read the manga, but I was really looking forward to those fights... and they just... skipped it..

I hate anime's that do those kind of time skips, i find it lazy on the part of the animators.
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I remember Love Hina's ending being kind of a train wreck.

Full Metal Alchemist is one of the few cases where the anime original was just as good as the manga. I personally enjoy the manga a little bit more because it was a happy ending, but that doesn't mean it was necessarily better than the unhappy ending.
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1. Because its an adaptation, and they have to choose between rushing material or skipping material, since they are limited in their time and anime is expensive to make.
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Posted 11/19/14

CKD-Anime wrote:

1. Because its an adaptation, and they have to choose between rushing material or skipping material, since they are limited in their time and anime is expensive to make.


Expense wouldn't have been a problem for Akame ga Kill, which is popular, still near the top on the most watched.
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The end of Sailor Moon annoyed me. Stars is one of my favorite arcs, but they sort of failed to convey the utter despair of the arc in the anime and changed how it actually ended.

I'd say Blue Exorcist, but I stopped watching it once it began to significantly diverge from the manga. That's actually what I tend to do for most anime if I know there is a manga for it.

FMA is one I didn't do that for and I actually like the anime original end better than the manga (the manga's ending was a bit too sweet for me). But this is also one that the mangaka apparently had input on how the story should deviate from the manga, so it was set up well and the end actually pulled it together nicely.
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The most egregious example I can think of is probably Elfin Lied. I know people loved that anime for some reason (well...actually it's an obvious reason: gore) but there were an incredible amount of plot holes and unexplored story threads that went nowhere. If they were planning an anime-only ending from the start they should have done a way better job with exposition early on so that the series would make more sense in the long run.
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Posted 11/19/14 , edited 11/19/14

metalshiflet96 wrote:


CKD-Anime wrote:

1. Because its an adaptation, and they have to choose between rushing material or skipping material, since they are limited in their time and anime is expensive to make.


Expense wouldn't have been a problem for Akame ga Kill, which is popular, still near the top on the most watched.


Source for Akame ga Kill being that popular Japan?

In terms of BD sales Akame ga Kill sold 2755 on its first volume which is ok, and the only time I would say cost isn't a problem is when your making a second season of a popular series (Love Live, Monogatari) when you know it will sell good regardless of how bad the 2nd season is (Infinite Stratos). And for Akame ga Kill case they have to do a lot in the last couple episodes thus skipping material, so they don't end in a weird place and then we have to hope for a second season that may never come.

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Posted 11/19/14
*ponders*

I wonder why nobody is bringing up Full Metal Alchemist?
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rcsatcrunchyroll wrote:

*ponders*

I wonder why nobody is bringing up Full Metal Alchemist?



xxJing wrote:

I remember Love Hina's ending being kind of a train wreck.

Full Metal Alchemist is one of the few cases where the anime original was just as good as the manga. I personally enjoy the manga a little bit more because it was a happy ending, but that doesn't mean it was necessarily better than the unhappy ending.


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Manga studios form production committees which is a group of companies in charge of funding the anime. So it's up to them which route they take and if it's worth it for them to keep shelling out $100k per episode. FMA was hugely succesful thanks to it's anime but got axed, same with Hunter x Hunter (1999). So there doesn't seem to be any ryhme or reason, it all comes down to how long that PC want to keep supporting it. But on the bright side, anime like this and Claymore before it martyr themselves so studios like A-1 can see how to properly end an anime, so they can pick it up again when the time is right.
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xxJing wrote:
*** Full Metal Alchemist ***


Clearly, I need more caffeine in my evening tea. *facepalm* Thank you, Jing.
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