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So, does it break your heart when a damn good anime or manga comes to an end? How do you normally feel after finishing a really good anime or manga? Do you get upset or move on with your life? I know, I know the saying "all good things must come to an end" but it doesn't make the sadness go away. What are your thoughts?

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It does make me sad when one that I really enjoyed ends. But I also like to see good shows resolved. An example for me was the Higurashi series. Incredible story, but the resolution was also good.
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Ass Class did. Normally it's always sad but I prefer a show that ends with dignity than one that overstayed it's welcome. *cough*Naruto*cough*
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No actually. I believe the end will result in inspiration, something we can move forward with. Instead of dreading the day when it must end; why not try to see the importance of completion.

Imagine a world without filler episodes.
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Humms wrote:

No actually. I believe the end will result in inspiration, something we can move forward with. Instead of dreading the day when it must end; why not try to see the importance of completion.

Imagine a world without filler episodes.


What a magnificent world you speak of!
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A damn good anime finishes in a damn good way at a damn good time that leaves me satisfied with the outcome, unless another season is planned.
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Anime and manga are not the only media I consume so I'll speak in a bit of a broader sense.

The first thing I usually feel after a story I enjoyed comes to a definitive end is a slight pang of regret that it's over. There's no more new adventures to be had in that world with the characters I've come to love, or hate.
But it's nothing I dwell on for long. Even when you're devouring stories at the rate I am there's always something new worthy of your attention.
Old favorites getting new materials and stories upon stories you haven't even heard of yet, you just have to be bold and explore these new worlds.
I'm thankful to live in an age where it's impossible to experience all the stories we already have in one lifetime, never mind the stories that have yet to be told.

But of course regret is not the only thing I feel, as I spend time with them I get to know the characters and the worlds they inhabit and they become fond memories. Just like when your vacation ends you're usually not just sad that it's over.

What makes me dwell on this a bit longer is when the definitive end is, well, definitive because the creator stopped, vanished or died.
In the case of people I've been following for years it feels a bit like losing a friend.
I was sad when Adams died, I was sad when Pratchett died and I finished reading his last book in the knowledge that this is it.
But that's when I'll go back to the beginning of their storytelling and let them enchant me once more. The beauty of good stories is that they can pull you in again and again.

The one thing that genuinely leaves me feeling sad is when a story just stops without reaching a conclusion.
Whether this is because the story was canceled, given up by its creator or the creator was unable to finish telling it with nobody to step in and attempt to bring it to a conclusion.
Time stops, everything hangs in perpetual stasis and that's it. It just feels unsatisfying.
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it's sad when a good series comes to an end but at the same time it's good that it ended before it starts getting full clichés or repeated stories.

nobody wants to see a good series be ruined.
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Eh, if I get too sad, I just rewatch it until I'm satisfied.
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I cried when Flying Witch ended, soo...
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It does make me a bit melancholic to speak truthfully. But I'd rather things end with a bit of grace then dragging on well past their time. What is immortality to a brief bit of true joy after all?
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I would love more Space Brothers, Silver Spoon, etc. But these are shows that continue on in their manga.

Monster, Slam Dunk, Kids on the Slope, FMA Brotherhood, Madoka Magica, Cowboy Bebop, and a ton more are shows that satisfied me without wanting more.

The big one I can think of is Hunter x Hunter. It's obvious there's more story to tell but doubtful we'll ever get see it. Still I think the show did a good job ending it when it did. There was at least some closure.
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Posted 2/18/17
ya if i read finish a good game/book/show etc i do get a bit sad that its over knowing that its over
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Depends how it ended and if it been avoiding coming to an end at the expense of its own story.

Honestly, it feels like its fairly rare for an anime / manga to even come to a conclusion these days. When one does properly end in a proper amount of time it's almost kind of a relief.
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A great anime/manga with great characters does make me miss them when I finish it. If it comes to a conclusion, it's easier to say goodbye.

But, I also feel more connected to the world a lot of the time. Sometimes I identify with the characters in a story and recognize that it was built upon a real understanding. I, then, feel a bond with someone else that understands the same things I do. Other times, I reach a conclusion in a story and realize I've understood something someone was trying to communicate. I think experiences like that connects everyone.

After that, I look for the next one so I can experience that all over again.
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