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Crunchyroll should have a list of Anime's that are complete. That being said, the reason I feel this way is because I started watching Hunter x Hunter. Before seriously getting into to it, I wanted to make sure it was something that was completed or at least actively being animated. So after a bit a research it seems Yoshihiro Togashi has gone on-another- hiatus. I just can't or rather don't want to get behind another anime and it and it's manga end up like Bleach did- noticeably rushed and incomplete. I mean Crunchyroll is pretty great just the way it is so it's nothing to be taken to heart...

What do you guys think?
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gqrob77 wrote:

Crunchyroll should have a list of Anime's that are complete. That being said, the reason I feel this way is because I started watching Hunter x Hunter. Before seriously getting into to it, I wanted to make sure it was something that was completed or at least actively being animated. So after a bit a research it seems Yoshihiro Togashi has gone on-another- hiatus. I just can't or rather don't want to get behind another anime and it and it's manga end up like Bleach did- noticeably rushed and incomplete. I mean Crunchyroll is pretty great just the way it is so it's nothing to be taken to heart...

What do you guys think?


I've moved this to Suggestions / Feedback.

Thing is, in some cases you are asking Crunchyroll to be a prognosticator. In most cases you'd be asking someone, who is apparently not you, to do significant research and make a judgment call about whether an anime based on other source material is "complete" in terms of whether or not it essentially covers the full span of the source material.

Many times an anime is produced with no intention of covering that full extent of the source material. A show may cover select arcs of a story, or the first part of one, and the actual intent is to get you to read/play the source material. The anime, after a cour or few really is as complete as it's ever likely to be, as far as anybody knows at that point in time. Sometimes additional seasons may get made for existing source material and sometimes additional source material gets made that then may (or or may not) get made into an anime. At what point do you determine that an anime adaptation meets the qualification of "complete"?

Also, manga are serial in nature and by design many will keep on going as long it seems profitable for the publisher and as long as the writer can string things along. I get the impression this is largely true with many LN series as well. These source materials are not written with a solid "complete" point/timeframe in mind. So asking that their anime adaptations be assessed as "complete" or not seems not all that reasonable.

In the case of Hunter x Hunter (2011), the anime did cover all the material that was current at the time that it ended. No one could even say for sure if the work would ever come off its long hiatus. The part of HxH that continues after the Election Arc is so much its own story, I feel, that I don't understand a feeling of dissatisfaction with just considering the anime to be "complete" at the point it ended.

And what about anime that is original and is not based on other source material. Maybe it starts with one season and stops with an ending that teases possibility of a continuation. Maybe a second season gets made at some point, but maybe it doesn't. Should Crunchy call that first season "complete" or not?
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Hmmm... never thought of it that way; very well put. That's why I don't stress it. Crunchyroll is America's #1 source for anime, hands down. I'm also a Funimation fan, but crunchyroll has my heart lol jk.

While on that note; I wish Crayon Shin Chan was simulcast. That anime is hilarious.

Thanks for moving this to suggestions and feedback.
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