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May 17, 2010 9:07 PM

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THIS IS A MANGA ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS ANYTHING BEYOND THIS CHAPTER.
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wtf just happened?... He hates him b/c Goto understood his lonliness? Did Eri kill herself b/c of the hypnosis at the end there? shitty ending
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May 29, 2010 8:59 PM

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I think it was more to show that his revenge would be to force him to live in loneliness by not being able to trust Eri.

I agree...very ambiguous ending.
 
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Feb 5, 2012 5:08 AM

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Meh, stupid reason behind the story. Shitty ending indeed.
 
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Feb 20, 2012 2:31 PM

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Animeguigas said:
Meh, stupid reason behind the story. Shitty ending indeed.


x2

I only liked the beginning.
 
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Oct 28, 2012 7:00 PM

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Really? OMFG! That reason was sooooooooo emo/pointless...

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One of the worst endings so far...
 
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Jan 22, 2013 12:12 AM

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I must be one of the few people out there who actually like the ending.
 
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Apr 18, 2013 4:19 AM

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I read this manga because of the movie. I have to say its one of the few adaptation that is superior to the original. Nevertheless the mana is brilliant in its own right, but is let down by a weak ending.
"Perhaps there is a universal, absolute truth. Perhaps it justifies every question. But that's beyond the reach of these small hands."
 
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Mar 2, 2014 4:03 PM

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I enjoyed the manga overall, but the ending kinda disappointing. I mean, really, it started really good and with so much mystery, but then the reason behind all that just because Otto cried when he heard his voice -_-"

8/10
 
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May 20, 2014 4:51 PM

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Kinda dissapointing end, I'm guessing that song has the password in it somewhere?
 
Mar 15, 2015 6:18 PM

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Such a lame ending, I'm disappointed indeed.

On the other hand it's unbelievable, how could the Korean people change the script that much? Even though I didn't like the ending there either, I must admit the outcome of the movie was much more satisfying.
 
May 19, 2015 8:21 AM

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overall i enjoyed this, and the reasoning of the ending isn't what i had a problem with but more so the execution..

who committed suicide at the end? thought it was eri until she was in the next panel. did he wake up from the dream of her committing suicide? and i don't get what the "that war isn't over yet" is referring to. also wondering about the hypnosis.. guess i should have expected some ambiguity and loose ends when going into this.
 
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I think this is the first time where I thought the film was better than the source material.
 
Jun 28, 11:11 PM

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Kinda fast for the ending, but it was alright. BTW to the epilogue, so did the detective not get the info from the woman who knew Eri's passkey? I'd liked more info on that, but whatevz. Also not a fan of the hypnosis and "truth serum" addition in this manga, got needlessly supernatural-ish

STEEZ said:
wtf just happened?... He hates him b/c Goto understood his lonliness? Did Eri kill herself b/c of the hypnosis at the end there? shitty ending

More the opposite. Goto cried to Kakinuma while not actually understanding why he was crying, all he could deliberate was he was "moved". Kakinuma knew Goto couldn't possibly understand and took the unconscious pity as an insult to everything he is. So, he chose to lock Goto up for 10 years so that he'd understand - after not being able to satisfy himself in a lavish lifestyle of after-school success, his school lonesome years affecting him to this day.
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manasteel88 said:
I think it was more to show that his revenge would be to force him to live in loneliness by not being able to trust Eri.

That would've been a much better epilogue ending, but it showed more clearly that his worries were Eri would die through her hypnosis. So it'd give Goto paranoia to her safety more than his. If it was paranoia for his own safety though and it showed Goto being a little cautious around her, that'd be an awesome ending. You should've told him