Top 10 Sad Yet Beautiful Anime Endings

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Otaku have voted on the saddest yet most elegant anime endings, providing a list of anime sure to be forever engraved on the mind of any almost any viewer…

The ranking:

1. Code Geass R2

2. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

3. Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai

4. Ga-Rei Zero

5. Air

6. Ef – A Tale Of Melodies

7. Mawaru Penguindrum

8. Angel Beats!

9. Saikano

10. School Days


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    Comment by BEZ
    06:52 16/01/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    I cried manly tears after Ga-Rei Zero

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    Comment by Actar
    11:48 16/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I am just so glad that one of my all time favorite supernatural action Anime is still being remembered. It really is a shame that it is so underrated. While it appears to have a pretty run of the mill premise, at its heart, it is a truly brilliant character drama.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:13 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    Any "Sad Yet Beautiful Anime Endings List" in wich Chrno Crusade doesn't appear, shouldn't be taken seriously.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:44 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Where the heck is cowboy bebop on this list?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:48 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They don't remember it. Japanese otaku don't exactly have the best taste.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:02 17/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's way down at #39

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:33 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol no Legend of Galactic Heroes really show how fail this list is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:08 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    What about Wolf's Rain?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:28 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Wolf's Rain is on the list with Big O for "ending that takes a little bit of thinking and digesting"

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:44 17/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The 3rd season of Big O is the first season, and the 4th season is the 2nd season, ad infinitum. It's an infinite loop of reset and rewind. Did no-one else figure out that the whole city is one big stage and that every person is an actor playing out a role? That show has no 4th wall, they've completely smashed it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:43 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @17:98 I don't doubt some people find it deep or meaningful somehow, but that's because they're impressed by anything that waves around a lot of cryptic nonsense in lieu of actual profundity.

    There's nothing to "digest". Wolf's Rain is an empty shell of a story, a zero-sum game where even the supposedly tragic ending serves no one and nothing, except perhaps those who like to stroke it to raw nihilism.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:57 17/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    in all fairness, Big O was supposed to have a third season. But something happened at Adult Swim and it was a no go. If I remember correctly, they actually paid for or helped pay for the second season. Probably didn't have the ratings they wanted or something. Shame.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:59 17/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    it did not have a third season that was it that was the final ending to the show there was only supposed to be 2 seasons

    Comment by Anonymous

    Wolf's Rain is on the list with Big O for "endings that made no fucking sense whatsoever".

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:12 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That only applies to the manga.

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    Comment by Ecchi-BANZAII
    00:53 17/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good to see someone listing Chrno Crusade in their comment and also using the right name (hate when people say Chrono Crusade).

    IT's simply a must since it's quite pale and sad even though you see action you know it's not something to stirred up about since the outcome usually end less happy.

    Oh we beat a demon, oh well at least my chains of time doesn't burden me when I fight oh wait, it does... :(

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    Comment by Chizu
    11:09 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Truly the most I ever cried was the ending of that anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:49 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Otaku are all Dora the fish

    Comment by Anonymous

    You sir, are full of win. My thought exactly.

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    Comment by aarond12
    09:57 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Grave of the Fireflies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:38 19/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Most likely, Grave of the Fireflies did not get it because it's a "movie" and not a "series", judging from this list.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:03 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I cried so much for Code Geass R2's ending because they left me hanging..

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    19:09 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    If Suzaku/Zero makes a cameo in the new Geass OVA/Series, the Internet would explode again. I don't care if people hate on Geass, but it makes for the most fun web discussions.

    Comment by PhillB
    12:56 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Chrono Crusade is missing, but School Days is bizarre, not beautiful.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:05 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Too bad the author fucked up the manga's ending.

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    Comment by Holy One
    15:46 09/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's no doubt one of the best anime out there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:43 17/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ga-rei zero was too cruel to possibly cry to.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:55 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    school days?????? i was more disturbed more that anything with that kind of ending

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:45 21/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree. There was nothing beatiful in its ending. Hell I was pretty depressed for few days thx to that last episode.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:17 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least all the characters get a happy ending in the main story.

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    Comment by Takuya
    14:05 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    wtf, wait a second, these bastards from gonzo got me crying for something that didn't even happen in the original story? i don't read a lot of manga, but i guess i should get it after all in this case.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:32 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Anime went with bad ending.. But at least The Manga storyline went with good ending for every characters :)

    Comment by Anonymous

    I forgot how this ended. But I get the feeling either the girl with the sword who went psycho, or the other sister died.. or both.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:24 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    could you kill the person you love out of love?

    or something like that

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:51 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    yes. but it's much easier to kill those i don't love.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:06 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Reminds me of the heavy rain sub-text, "How far are you willing to go to save someone you love?"

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:10 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Well, you are wrong sir. Btw it's zero aka prequel, it would be strange if one of main heroes died here

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:27 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The irony, oh the irony...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:57 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't be a bastard and keep the spoilers for yourself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:11 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    SPOILER:

    ========================

    It's not a spoiler. He's wrong.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:32 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah fuck you too

    Comment by Anonymous

    I did for Angel Beats!
    But why is School Days in there!?

    Comment by Anonymous

    I salute for the Manly Tears!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:22 16/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Code Geass #1 nuff said, epitome of sad yet beautiful ending.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:40 16/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    How can it be sad if Lelouch didn't die? Search your hearts, you know he's alive... for a possible sequel.

    $$$

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:34 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Didn't the official staff explained that Lelouch did die? Well I also heartbroken when I see him die... I wish CC could transfer her Power to Lelouch so he could become immortal like his father..

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:38 16/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    money can make anyone come back to life when it come to anime

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:35 17/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm sorry I can't see what you're getting at as my eyes have suddenly become $_$

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:28 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    i once seen a doujin that CC transfer her immortality to Lelouch and sacrifice herself in his place.

    Then Lelouch locked himself in a capsule container that look like one that CC was found in leaving instruction that if his descendent is in need of help then open this capsule.

    Few hunred years later, capsule was open by his descendent and the cycle repeat itself in a epic way.

    First manly tear for a doujin ever!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:38 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I see that you sirs haven't seen the "clip" . There is a clip on the net that actually shows he's alive.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:19 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    pfffftt yeah, that edit was disproved years ago... aaaaahahahaha

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    Comment by MrGeass_R2
    10:18 16/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yea can't say i've seen it. I figured it'd be sad though.









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