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Jul 15, 2009 6:11 AM

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Exactly what it says, what (in your opinion) is the worst ending of an anime series. Personally have to go with Vampire Knight Guilty & Soul Eater.

oh, in b4 R2

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Jul 15, 2009 6:16 AM

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This is a tough question. But I'll limit it to series that were actually rather enjoyable but just had a terrible ending;

First thing on my mind is Death Note. The last cours was entirely unnecessary. It should have ended at ep 25-26, not gone on to 37. The whole last arc was stupid and the conclusion sucked.

Second would be E's Otherwise, which was a rather enjoyable series through most of it but it seriously went down hill toward the end and wound up being pretty bad. One of the worst cases of pissed away potential ever.

And lastly, Clannad After Story. While the first half was typically enjoyable Clannad not much different to the first season, it went down hill after the mid-way point, but the 'last' episode (22, not the recap stuff after) was one of the worst conclusions to any story ever.
 
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Jul 15, 2009 6:24 AM
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Hmm, is Death Note's ending really bad enough to be labelled among the "worst series endings ever"? I mean, it was pretty conclusive and wrapped up the series nicely. It's not to everyone's tastes, but is it really the worst you can get?

to the OP: I think it's better to label this topic to "endings you didn't like", to prevent this topic from being flooded with messages like this one.

For me, the worst I can think of right now is from Hatenkou Yuugi. The series was decent overall, but in the final episode the creators try to stuff four episodes worth of content in just one single episode, and it still was full of plotholes and unanswered questions. Out of all the rushed endings I've seen, this one definitely was the worst.
 
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Jul 15, 2009 6:28 AM
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Manga: Ichigo 100% and from what I've heard, Mx0

Anime: Anything related to Negima!, Love Hina Again (it was all the ending to a series so the entire thing is bad), Great Teacher Onizuka (yeah, I went there, that last few minutes was shit imo).
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Jul 15, 2009 6:30 AM

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Not seen it yet in anime but if there was a series in which at the end of it a little kid woke up from his dream or it showed a game over screen or something that would be the worst for me, but since japan isn't as lazy as hollywood I'll have to go for anything that ends on a cliff hanger and never continues.
 
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Jul 15, 2009 6:32 AM

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Soul Eater of course and well GTO wasn't satissfying too much.
 
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Jul 15, 2009 6:33 AM

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EVANGELION!!!!
 
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Jul 15, 2009 6:42 AM

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Don't remember other that I found enjoyable but had bad ending.

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Death Note, Ichigo100% (the anime, mind you,) Claymore, School Rumble (seriously, wtf Kobayashi?)

I don't remember GTO's ending, and Evangelion made up by the OVAs.
 
Jul 15, 2009 7:00 AM

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as of recent...win goes to Soul Eater

Just be/c i was sooo into it in the begining

 
Jul 15, 2009 7:04 AM

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Soul eater, Death note, .. In TTGL it didn't really bother me they all died just the pace and the manner they died was kinda lame. Except Kittan, his death was heroic and epic as it should be.
 
Jul 15, 2009 7:07 AM

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@ psgels - yeah im not seeing Death Note Was bad either. I mean yah..
but the story ended w/ everything being wrapped up in a neat death filled package. so if youre a light fan its sad but not the the worst ending evar :p

 
Jul 15, 2009 7:38 AM

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Asako said:
And lastly, Clannad After Story. While the first half was typically enjoyable Clannad not much different to the first season, it went down hill after the mid-way point, but the 'last' episode (22, not the recap stuff after) was one of the worst conclusions to any story ever.
This one would also rank high on my list of bad endings.
CGR2 would be kind of silly to put up, since it was not exactly the ending that was terrible, rather the entire season itself.

But I'd also nominate Hellsing for just having a generally retarded finale, Mai Hime for doing like Clannad AS and pulling a lame happy ending out of nowhere and Claymore for suddenly destroying everything with a pointless filler ending.

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Soul Eater & Claymore.. both of my favorite animes ><

Imo CGR2 had a very good ending, it was the rest that let it down :P
 
Jul 15, 2009 7:55 AM

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The ending that got tacked onto the gantz anime was pretty terrible. (last 4 or 5 episodes that didn't follow the manga)
 
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Jul 15, 2009 8:03 AM

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SR definitely gets my trophy. It has everything: a lame ending, a lame last adaptation and a lame attempt to fix a lame ending. Kaiba and Paranoia Agent are some other series that were great at the beginning and had quite a mediocre ending, making it look worse than it actually is. I think series I quite enjoyed are more note worthy compared to those that ended badly, but I wasn't enjoying it very much since episode 1.
 
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I enjoyed the CGR2 ending, kidna saved the season imo.



Worst ending would probably have to be Soul Eater, series started out so good and just ending with that, almost cried at how bad that ending was.
 
Jul 15, 2009 8:55 AM

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Claymore.
This statement is a lie.
 
Jul 15, 2009 9:00 AM

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Gantz

After it ended I just sat there for a minute thinking "wut"
 
Jul 15, 2009 9:06 AM

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Macross Frontier, it was beautiful and well-animated but too cliché and it bring a lot of plot hole ..
 
Jul 15, 2009 9:12 AM

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Kurokami and Zero no Tsukaima ~Princess no Rondo~.
Kurokami was an okay series, but screwed up the end.
ZnT Season 3 was just horrible all around, including the ending.
 
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Macross Frontier, it was beautiful and well-animated but too cliché and it bring a lot of plot hole ..


It tried to be Gurren Lagann and it wasn't... kickass final battle though.
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Jul 15, 2009 9:17 AM

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Hmmm I would probably say "Nanaka 6/17". Nothing was resolved! :/
 
Jul 15, 2009 9:33 AM
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Splitter said:
HooHirai said:
Macross Frontier, it was beautiful and well-animated but too cliché and it bring a lot of plot hole ..


It tried to be Gurren Lagann and it wasn't... kickass final battle though.
Hmm, can't wait to finish it then. Still on my watch list for over a year...

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TTGL - FFS they killed everyone at end.

Don't remember other that I found enjoyable but had bad ending.
Wait wat? Everyone? Like 3 people died. At least 3 important (and worthy) enough I can remember.
 
Jul 15, 2009 9:33 AM

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How about ever harem anime with an indecisive main character? That pretty much summs it up.

Also, wasn't a big fan of the last episodes of Claymore
 
Jul 15, 2009 9:59 AM

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Inuyasha easily takes the cake for worst ending ever.
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Jul 15, 2009 11:38 AM

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Inuyasha easily takes the cake for worst ending ever.


Since when did inuyasha have an ending?
 
Jul 15, 2009 11:40 AM

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Gonna have to say Claymore. It cuts off right where the manga starts getting good and goes nowhere.
 
Jul 15, 2009 11:50 AM

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With Death Note, I consider episode 36 the "real" ending.

Though Death Note doesn't have the worst ending. Inuyasha's ending (if you consider it an ending) is awful and doesn't solve anything; Fullmetal Alchemist (2003) + the movie ending was pretty mediocre, but if I didn't read the manga I probably would've liked it more. It's just that... It didn't really solve anything either. >>
 
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School Rumble.

Absolutely nothing got resolved and the main protagonist ends up being a total failure. I mean, they threw pies at the end! WTF?!
 
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Gin-iro said:
With Death Note, I consider episode 36 the "real" ending.

Though Death Note doesn't have the worst ending. Inuyasha's ending (if you consider it an ending) is awful and doesn't solve anything; Fullmetal Alchemist (2003) + the movie ending was pretty mediocre, but if I didn't read the manga I probably would've liked it more. It's just that... It didn't really solve anything either. >>


I prefer a Greek tragedy. I liked Light too, but he had simply done too much to get away with all of it. Ep. 37 for me was thus one of the most satisfying finales I have ever paid witness to.
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Jul 15, 2009 12:56 PM

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The best animes usually have the worst endings if you think about it.
 
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Rail_Man said:
The best animes usually have the worst endings if you think about it.


My top 5 favorite anime all had phenomenal endings.
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I've probably posted here before, but, what the hell:

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Mahoromatic: Something More Beautiful
Trinity Blood


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Claymore
Gantz
Clannad ~After Story~
Neon Genesis Evengelion
Mai Hime
 
Jul 15, 2009 1:46 PM

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Probably Toradora has the worst ending.
 
Jul 15, 2009 1:51 PM

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Primus said:
brand_182 said:
Inuyasha easily takes the cake for worst ending ever.


Since when did inuyasha have an ending?


My point exactly. The series ended without a conclusive ending. And 167 episodes to boot.
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School days. The whole show is just a big trainwreck, but the ending was just wtfomglololol
 
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Onegai said:
School days. The whole show is just a big trainwreck, but the ending was just wtfomglololol

The ending made it good imo, was really satisfying
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I prefer a Greek tragedy. I liked Light too, but he had simply done too much to get away with all of it. Ep. 37 for me was thus one of the most satisfying finales I have ever paid witness to.

Yes, indeed. Though I'd be happy if it had ended the other way around too. But good shows have to end to remain good, and I think it was a good call to end it where it did.

Is it only me that, as long as the show has a good run, learn to accept the ending no matter how it goes? (within some limitations)
 
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Kurokami

I enjoyed the series but I hate how the final episode is 90% recap.
 
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Mai Hime


Abso-freakin'-lutely.
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CG R2.
 
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Soul Eater had a horrible ending, but I think I am thankful that it turned me towards reading the manga. I would have said K-ON! had a bad ending if it wasn't for that 13th episode, oh and yes Death Note should have ended at 26.
 
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I hated the ending in Gantz
 
Jul 15, 2009 6:29 PM

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In terms of bad endings, not ending that I were sad occurred:
Eden of the East (deus ex machina'd itself to all hell and felt rushed and poorly thought out)
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (loved the rest of the show though)
Neon Genesis Evangelion (i tuned out during it it was so bad)
Alien Nine (whole thing was bad too, but it left on a stupid cliffhanger, but since the rest of it was so bad, it didn't make me wanna read more in the manga)
 
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Oh that's easy. Spiral. I pin it as the worst because the show started off amazing. It seemed to have a great plot, asked a lot of questions and left you guessing. Then at the end they didn't bother answering...really any of the questions except that the blade children are unique snowflakes. And don't say "it's in the manga", I don't care if it's in the manga. I wanted to see it in the anime, and it wasn't there. I can't even give spoilers for the anime because nothing happened to warrant being a spoiler.

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Digimon Adventure 02

No epilogue has ever made me rage so much.


Oh really now, it wasn't THAT bad (it was pretty bad). What I hated was the fact that they seemed to make Digimon genetic now. It doesn't work that way. Children get Digimon by either being exposed to them as children or seeking them out (mostly Tamers). There are over 800 digimon. Some originality would be nice. -_-

My digi-fangirl moment is over. Now a few others:

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Eureka Seven (Maybe I was just confused. I dunno)
Maze Megaburst Space (I just didn't like it)
Rurouni Kenshin (What the crap was that? The last season doesn't even exist to me)
 
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Mireyu said:
EVANGELION!!!!

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Neon Genesis Evengelion

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Neon Genesis Evangelion (i tuned out during it it was so bad)


Really? The final two episodes were very thought-provoking, and the movie was even better. O_o
 
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School Rumble (the end of the manga or the end of School Rumble San Gakki)






 
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Inuyasha, hands down. Followed closely by Gantz.
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