Post Reply Would you rather watch a mediocre anime with a really good ending or a good anime with a really bad ending?
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Posted 2/2/17
This is a question I've been thinking of as I got to wondering just how important an anime's ending is.

Can a good ending save a show that's otherwise a bit of a slog to get through? Is it worth dragging yourself through those early episodes for that good ending?

Can a bad ending ruin a show that's been really good up to that point? Is it still worth watching those shows even if they tank at the end? Does the fear of a show jumping the shark at the end make you less willing to follow certain shows as they are simulcasted?

Feel free to bring up specific shows where you thought a good ending saved, or for which a bad ending absolutely ruined. Of course, use spoiler tags if you want to talk about any details!
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Posted 2/2/17
I dont endorse either view One good EP dont make up for a bad season .

I have seen shows that had poor starts the turn everything around !

But then we had Charloote last year which self-destructed before the end

One thing I despise is a rushed last EP that jusyt feels meh!

Some animes are having there big finish a EP before and the last a windown / aftermath EP which seems to work good a lot of times .

And with the new trend of 12-13 EPS is even making it worse!
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30 / M / Azeroth
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Posted 2/2/17
*Good anime, bad ending


Case in point, "Spice and Wolf"...
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Posted 2/2/17
What about no ending like Gangsta.? I still enjoyed that show even though it just...stopped.
Posted 2/2/17
Good anime with a bad ending is what can make an anime good.
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Posted 2/2/17 , edited 2/2/17
No question, good anime with a bad ending. At least bad endings can be fixed with a sequel or reboot, but there's just no fixing a mediocre anime with a good ending alone. So that's how I see it.
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Posted 2/2/17
I'd rather at least be entertained throughout the anime and just be disappointed in the ending, than watch a bland show to the point where it's practically a waste of time, but its only saving grace is a decent ending... Granted mediocre anime can be entertaining, but why would I chose that over something better for the majority?
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Posted 2/2/17
Good anime with a bad ending.
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Posted 2/3/17
Good anime, bad ending. Heck, I watched OreImo...
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Posted 2/18/17
Anything with Catgirls...
Posted 2/19/17
A good anime with a bad ending.
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Posted 2/19/17
nobody wants a bad ending! its an ending damn it! ending, over, done, no more, finished! bad endings are worse then std's!
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