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Sick of watching shows that leave off on a cliff hanger to where I have to go read the manga to finish a story.

it doesn't have to be on crunchyroll I also have netflix, hulu, and funimation.
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My personal favorite anime of all time, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, has one of the best endings I've seen, not because of the actual ending to the story but because it completes each and every single story presented in the anime. I rarely see an anime that dedicates a whole episode to the aftermath of the final battle, and it is the perfect epilogue to an amazing show.

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill were both created by the same person, and they're both original works, so the final episode of the two series give an ending to everything without having to follow a manga or any other source material.
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Excel Saga!

And now for some serious answers. It almost seems like I should just list all of the ones I've seen, since there are so few. Most of mine are on CR so I'll only note those that are not. I'll also make no assumptions about what you've seen or liked and just list my personal favorites.

Cowboy Bebop (Funi)
Anohana
Charlotte
Golden Time
Hanasaku Iroha
Koukaku no Pandora (Funi, highly underappreciated IMO)
Madoka Magica (Has a lot of spinoffs, but the original is a complete story)
Nagi no Asukara
Your Lie in April
Shirobako
Toradora!
Working!!

There are also plenty that don't have enough of a plot for it to matter (Yuruyuri, Seitokai Yakuindomo, Squid Girl) or have enough of a conclusion that a follow-up isn't strictly necessary (Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Snow White with the Red Hair(Funi)). There's also the Monogatari series, where each story arc is almost stand-alone so you could basically end at any time, and it seems a good bet that all of it will be adapted eventually anyway.
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Monster
Cowboy Bebop
Legend of the Galactic Heroes.
(Forget everything else).
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This can be a really tough question to answer for a reason. Many anime they end open ended actually finish through OVA/Movies/Specials we don't get over here except (possibly) on the DVD sets. Two such examples are Mirai Nikki (Future Diary) and Say I Love You. They end with OVAs included on the DVD set that aren't available (as far as I know) streaming legally. For titles that are over here complete I'd have to go with...

Speed Grapher
Nobunagun
Terror in Resonance
Someday's Dreamer 1 and 2 (2 separate series, I liked 2 better)
Otaku Teacher
Fruit/Labyrinth/Eden of Grisaia
Galilei Donna
Valvrave the Liberator
Aldnoah.zero
Ben-to
Death Parade
Barakamon
Black Butler: Book of Circus (while technically it's part of the series it's a new user-friendly stand-alone OVA series)
Castle Town Dandelion
Sabagebu
M3: The Dark Metal
Heaven's Memo Pad
Sakura Trick
Cross Ange
Riddle Story of the Devil

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neugenx wrote:
Nobunagun
Castle Town Dandelion
Sakura Trick


Pretty sure these are either still being published in magazines (Dandelion and Trick are being serialized in Manga Time Kirara Miracle), or ended their publication after the anime aired (Nobunagun ended a year and a half after the anime finished up). Don't know how they ended the anime for them, though.

Oh yeah, you wanna watch something. Uhh... for the most part, if it's an original anime, it will likely have a definitive ending.

Zvezda
Rolling Girls
Gargantia
AnoHana


Other than that, complete anime that come from some other source are, uh...

Durarara
OreImo
[email protected]
[email protected] Cinderella Girls
Wake-Up Girls! (though open-ended to continuation, if I remember correctly)
Love Live (yeah, pretty much any idol anime)
The Eccentric Family (Uchoten Kazoku)
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CaelK wrote:


neugenx wrote:
Nobunagun
Castle Town Dandelion
Sakura Trick


Pretty sure these are either still being published in magazines (Dandelion and Trick are being serialized in Manga Time Kirara Miracle), or ended their publication after the anime aired (Nobunagun ended a year and a half after the anime finished up). Don't know how they ended the anime for them, though.

Oh yeah, you wanna watch something. Uhh... for the most part, if it's an original anime, it will likely have a definitive ending.

Zvezda
Rolling Girls
Gargantia
AnoHana


Other than that, complete anime that come from some other source are, uh...

Durarara
OreImo
[email protected]
[email protected] Cinderella Girls
Wake-Up Girls! (though open-ended to continuation, if I remember correctly)
Love Live (yeah, pretty much any idol anime)
The Eccentric Family (Uchoten Kazoku)


Fabiuz actually asked for anime that didn't end on a cliffhanger forcing him to read the manga to see what happened next. Sakura Trick, Nobunagun and Dandelion all end the anime in a finite place where they feel complete with resolutions to their current arcs. They all should fit what he's asking for. As for your choices...some fantastic titles there. You're spot-on. I absolutely looooove Oreimo, the [email protected] serries of titles and every title you mentioned besides Dururara (not that I don't like it but haven't had a chance to catch the last season yet. I actually did love what I saw). For the record, I think Zvezda was nothing short of genius.
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Others not mentioned.

Any Omnibus anime: Amagami SS, Yosuga no Sora (warning: lots of sex), PhotoKano
Any of the the Please! Series: Please Teacher!, Please Twins!, Waiting for Summer.

Anime Based on Visual Novels or other video games:
Any of the Key/Visual Arts anime: Clannad, Kanon, Little Busters, Angel Beats, Charlotte.
Kimikiss: Pure Rouge
ef: Tale of Memories
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works
Valkyria Chronicles
Shuffle!
Myself; Yourself

Others:
Eureka Seven
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions
Itazaru na Kiss
Blast of Tempest
Chobits
Kaze no Stigma
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia
The Familiar of Zero
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Posted 6/16/16

neugenx wrote:
Fabiuz actually asked for anime that didn't end on a cliffhanger forcing him to read the manga to see what happened next. Sakura Trick, Nobunagun and Dandelion all end the anime in a finite place where they feel complete with resolutions to their current arcs. They all should fit what he's asking for.


Ah, is that it? Alright then, I'll also throw out Pet Girl of Sakura-sou. It has an ending that feels complete, even if the light novels go on for a little bit more.
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I'll throw in oreimo, space dandy, kill la kill, gurren lagann and shiki.
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I would suggest One Piece, there is well over 600 episodes which leaves you tons of content to watch even if it is done over a long period of time, the large number of episodes often scares people away but it truly is a great show and I would recommend it to anyone.
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