How can I find out if an anime is "to be continued" at the end?
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Posted 1/5/17
Been an anime fan for more than a decade, but in these recent years, there are alot of unfinished anime airing, like it's the new trend. Even with 2+ seasons, the final episode is like "but wait, there's probably more...but we're not making any more " and that pisses me off.

Is there an easy way to find out the "conclusiveness" of an anime?

My current method is too tedious and often spoils the anime for me because it entails me going to the biggest anime forum, going to episode reviews/feedback and searching for key words that would indicate that the ending was inconclusive to avoid the anime; words like "season", "cliff", "loose", etc.
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Posted 1/5/17
I find that if you must know just assume that it is.
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Posted 1/6/17
Too many stories end with open endings... that is, without really resolving all the important issues so even if an anime ended at a reasonable spot, usually they're not "conclusive" so that it really doesn't matter anyway.

If you're looking for conclusiveness, just assume there will always be more and then be disappointed when no work is being done on it.

I wouldn't call it a new trend. Dragonball, Naruto, One Piece, Bleach, Detective Conan... Gotta leave it to the industry to try and milk a series for everything its worth and a million spin-offs..

Most anime is not original, it's supported by a manga or light novel. Just look up if the manga/LN is still ongoing. That works until there's an anime that ended before the manga/LN did. It's super rare for an anime to be an original studio animation and not many studios have the capital to risk it. Only Sunrise consistently makes original anime in the Gundam franchise (but that's preceded by all the model kits that Bandai is selling).

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Posted 1/6/17
Thalionar, I know your pain. Far too many times I've ended up loving an anime only to be cut off at the end with more questions. The better ones atleast finish the "Problem" that the characters are having in the anime.
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Posted 1/6/17
If they are adaptions better give up on a definitive ending, 2 out of 3 times they don't cover all the material. If they are original then they have an ending; but most of the time that too is not very satisfying
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Posted 1/6/17 , edited 1/6/17

Thalionar wrote:
and that pisses me off.


I generally find that a healthy dose of pessimism diffuses anger pretty effectively... It may be an odd thought at first, but quite often people who get angry are that way because they are too optimistic and hopeful about an outcome they wish for, and then are severely disappointed when it doesn't happen...
Posted 1/6/17
if an anime is an adaptation, there are chances either way. it depends on several factors. usually, you're better off just going to the source material though, as with all adaptations, the source material is better 99.9% of the time.

if the anime is original, it will usually have a conclusive ending, and further seasons are dependent on how popular and how well the merch sells.
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Posted 1/6/17
If it's an adaption and the anime didn't cover the entire source material, it's safe to assume the anime will continue unless 1) the first season was a complete failure, 2) the studio went bankrupt, or 3) the anime deviated from the source material and had an anime-only ending. If it's an original anime, it should always reach its conclusion unless it suddenly gets canceled early on.
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PhantomGundam wrote:

If it's an adaption and the anime didn't cover the entire source material, it's safe to assume the anime will continue unless 1) the first season was a complete failure, 2) the studio went bankrupt, or 3) the anime deviated from the source material and had an anime-only ending. If it's an original anime, it should always reach its conclusion unless it suddenly gets canceled early on.



yeah pretty much
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Posted 1/6/17

PhantomGundam wrote:

If it's an adaption and the anime didn't cover the entire source material, it's safe to assume the anime will continue unless 1) the first season was a complete failure, 2) the studio went bankrupt, or 3) the anime deviated from the source material and had an anime-only ending. If it's an original anime, it should always reach its conclusion unless it suddenly gets canceled early on.


This.

As for anime that adapt from a source material and keep to the story, for the most part characters or elements may be changed, well if Blue Exorcist can get a fucking season two after six years then so can Raildex.
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Posted 1/6/17
OP reported that they were hacked and that this is not them writing, so I'm closing the thread.
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