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I feel like with Gurren Lagann it was because it got so big. Once the action started it just built on itself to the very limit, and then it all went away. The sad, calm ending felt so different at that point, and felt a little hard to handle. I was surprised when I had the same feeling with the ending the second time I watched it. I think that's why it still remains one of my favorite.
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I feel like with longer shows you've become more attached with the characters, and suddenly having their stories be finished causes you to be sad of their departure. Like having a close friend for years and suddenly having them move away
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I feel like with longer shows you've become more attached with the characters, and suddenly having their stories be finished causes you to be sad of their departure. Like having a close friend for years and suddenly having them move away


Gintama was a very long anime. Before the new season of gintama the way it ended was incomplete. It ended on a filler episode basically. A sad filler episode but it didn't give closure. It left us with that "It will be back, right?" feeling or the "This is how it's going to end?" feeling until it finally released a new season this season. The fact that you can't hate any of the characters either made it an even worse feeling. That to me isn't the worst feeling though. The no doubt WORST FEELING (to me) is when it ends on a cliff hanger. You don't know what to do. I personally don't want to read the manga or the LN in the small hopes it will continue. It's the worst way to end an anime unless you know a new season can be made. To use your example it's like having a friend for a long time when they suddenly disappear. No notice. No way to contact anymore. Just gone. For instance no game no life ended with them summoning an old deus. Then it ends. What happens next? Only the creator knows.(i see no reason to put a spoiler for the old deus when nothing actually happens after.)

Well that's one way to rant in reply to a two sentence statement.
the best thing to do is try to find a new series to watch and maybe next season or next year there will be moaar.
But at the moment like it says in the title "It's Over."

Tl;dr Having long anime end is the second worst feeling to having any anime end with a cliff hanger.
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The same can happen with short shows, but to a lesser extent. Long shows allow you to really know a character, something a short show can't do as well, or as fully for every character. While I may feel sad it ended, it's to no extent the same as with a long show. Using your example, No Game No Life. It ended, and I moved on. I enjoyed it, but there was no lasting impression. Maybe it was that the characters didn't resonate with me, or that it did end abruptly. I feel that animation studios make short shows end on cliffhangers in hope of a reaction. If they see people talking about it, it shows support for another season and more money.

With long shows having an abrupt ending does make it feel incomplete. For example, my favorite show is Space Brothers. And while it didn't end on a filler, it most certainly wasn't complete. And I had no idea it would end till the day of, making the ending feel even worse. But I have read the manga since, and I can say it ended because it was catching up. The author only makes a chapter every 2 weeks, and I'd rather have a show end then filler added which could ruin a character.

Figured I should add a couple more words this time.
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zProjectNutz wrote:

The same can happen with short shows, but to a lesser extent. Long shows allow you to really know a character, something a short show can't do as well, or as fully for every character. While I may feel sad it ended, it's to no extent the same as with a long show. Using your example, No Game No Life. It ended, and I moved on. I enjoyed it, but there was no lasting impression. Maybe it was that the characters didn't resonate with me, or that it did end abruptly. I feel that animation studios make short shows end on cliffhangers in hope of a reaction. If they see people talking about it, it shows support for another season and more money.

With long shows having an abrupt ending does make it feel incomplete. For example, my favorite show is Space Brothers. And while it didn't end on a filler, it most certainly wasn't complete. And I had no idea it would end till the day of, making the ending feel even worse. But I have read the manga since, and I can say it ended because it was catching up. The author only makes a chapter every 2 weeks, and I'd rather have a show end then filler added which could ruin a character.

Figured I should add a couple more words this time.


True short shows can have an effect like with long shows with character development but long shows usually prevail in the end. While short shows that are around 10-12 episodes long end with good character development it isn't quite the same. At most it would be around 360 minutes (including long ads) if it's 12 episodes and that includes opening and ending themes. Unless the studio is amazing at fitting story in it probably won't leave you feeling with the questions "What happened to this person?" or "What happened to this place?" stuck in your head. Animes that are longer with 22-1000(One piece and naruto) get much more time. They can suddenly stop without answering what happened to those questions despite having over twice the time to answer them so when it ends it doesn't feel right. With shorter series ending abruptly you can at least hope for a new season. With longer series ending abruptly you can only wait. The animation studio could have had a disaster. The work could have all been destroyed. Either way it there's nothing you can really do. At least for shorter series you can help support a second season by buying the merchandise but with longer series... Who knows.

Hey look! I went on another rant! Also there's no reason to make a big response to my long rants. they just happen. If i forget to stop myself i could go on and on. Anyway speaking of No Game No Life i have a feeling it will get a new season this fall or summer. There isn't a reason that it shouldn't other than that they ended it at the end of THE LAST NOVEL. Totally didn't skip novels 4 5 or 6. Nope. If they ended it differently another season might have already come but until Yuu Kamiya finishes the 7th novel (which will probably be pretty soon) a second season will not be possible. Otherwise it's pretty popular from what i can tell. Also it's been over a year since the release of 6 so 7 will be a masterpiece no doubt.
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Ive lost count on the amount of ''void'' threads on this forum...
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Ive lost count on the amount of ''void'' threads on this forum...


They've been sucked into it...








... get it?..





... Ok I'll stop now.

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Many, many times...
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Yeah, this is a common thing. Especially when the whole point of the anime was to promote the mangas. Like the fact Skip Beat! just ended, which admittedly got me into the manga. Or that No Game No Life is apparently by an author who promotes his books by making a season teaser to get you to read the rest. I could name more, but at the moment, the one that most recently left me with the "it ended, where's the rest?" blues was Time of Eve.
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Yeah, this is a common thing. Especially when the whole point of the anime was to promote the mangas. Like the fact Skip Beat! just ended, which admittedly got me into the manga. Or that No Game No Life is apparently by an author who promotes his books by making a season teaser to get you to read the rest. I could name more, but at the moment, the one that most recently left me with the "it ended, where's the rest?" blues was Time of Eve.




have you seen the movie? they add more to the story, tis awesome.
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Yeah, I've seen it. I loved what it showed. I think it just made we want to see more about this world more. I want to see how the boys react to the new customer. If they mess with him or play it straight and what happens with he ethic people trying to find them and arrest them.
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The first time I watched "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" I was deep in depression for a lot of personal reasons, and the show sort of saved me in a way. I had never heard of it before, even though this was in 2010 when I watched it. I remember watching the first episode and realizing I was smiling before the episode was over. Not that the show is the best thing in anime or anything, but it holds a very special place in my heart because of this. So of course when I finished it I was deeply saddened, but also very happy to have gotten to see it.

The next closest thing for me I would say is Bleach. I watched it the first day it aired on TV where I live, and I had been watching it ever since. I made myself wait for the dubbed episodes just because I didn't want it to be over. This was more about how long the show was than anything, but it was also one of my first anime I started watching, so it was special to me.

Only other thing that might count is Soul Eater, but that's just because there's nothing else like Soul Eater...

I hindsight these are all extremely popular shows, please don't hate because I like the popular stuff, I've watched obscure thing too.
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