Top 10 Unconvincing Anime Endings


If a single episode can make or break an anime, it is more often than not the ending which does so – thus anime fans have helpfully sought to rank what are in their opinions some of the least convincing finales in  anime history.

Whilst the ranking itself contains no spoilers, it seems highly probable the comments might.

The ranking:

1. Neon Genesis Evangelion

2. Angel Beats!

3. Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

4. Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouche

5. Shakugan no Shana II

6. Zero no Tsukaima

7. Black Butler II

8. Dead Man Wonderswan

9. Highschool of the Dead

10. Spiral

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    Avatar of euheretic
    Comment by euheretic
    06:52 30/08/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Where are Darker than Black and Darker than Black Ryuusei no Gemini?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:37 30/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Where is Soul Eater?
    That was the dumbest way to beat an final evil boss thing ever.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    19:52 30/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I hope Bones is just being smart and saving up the other 60+ episodes when there's enough manga material.

    This list is a bit strange to me other than Evangelion, because they didn't actually 'end' the story at all. Only Evangelion sounds to me like an anime that was way too ambitious to know how to properly end it. Everything else just went on a weird hiatus. Even Darker than Black didn't feel final for some reason.

    Comment by Anonymous

    The problem with the final two episodes of Evangelion was that Gainax ran out of MONEY! If you all vaguely recall the teaser at the end of 23, you get to see Ritsuko face forward in water and Misato sliding down a wall with BLOOD smearing a trail behind her.
    I think they erased it when all those "redits" occurred and you'll only be able to see them in the Original ADV DvDs~~~

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:46 31/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    as soon as i saw that i lost all respect for soul eater

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:49 03/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can Zero no Tsukaima and Shakugan no Shana be on here since its been long anounced that both are getting a final season to wrap things up?

    Highschool of the dead I can't call that an ending it's more like this is all we're animating now go read the manga.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:21 08/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    HotD pretty much ran out of source material to animate, and rather than do some filler episodes which might conflict with the ongoing plotline, they pretty much decided to have it halt at the Mall.

    Which would be the next story-arc if you want to call it that, considering it has some pretty decent character impact on the group.

    Main prob is, the mangaka behind it, is pretty slow with his work, so it's going to be a while, before there's enough for a second season, essentially.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:49 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The list LOST IT.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Well, the odd NGE sequence aside, the ending of Darker Than Black was sensible and satisfying.
    And I think the beginning of Ryuusei no Gemini was probably a bigger point of contention, what with managing to throw absolutely all the character and thematic development of the first season out the window, then introducing a boring Mary Sue character to boot.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I would have had "Big O" Up there as well, with all of the other, "Wait, what just happend?.... I'm going to have to watch it again are't I?" endings.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:32 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Adult Swim is to blame for that. They had it all planned for a third season but AS pulled the plug on it all.

    So I wouldn't entirely blame Big O itself for the confusing ending. It was just setting up all the major elements.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I hadn't thought about it, but you're right. The ending of Big O was pretty bad. All that build up just to find out that nothing is real.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:50 30/08/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    "Dead Man Wonderswan"

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    Comment by YotaruVegeta
    07:05 30/08/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I don't think I need to read the rest of the comments to know that a lot of people are pointing this out.

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    Comment by Alterax
    11:43 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I laughed too, but maybe is an typing error.

    But yes... all these anime has rare endings :S

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    Comment by Satonaka
    15:17 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think that's the main point of a "WTF" kinda ending this list is trying to tell us without really "telling" us.

    The fact we are still talking about them to this day is proof enough that their endings did what they set out to accomplish, they're still on our minds and occasional topics of conversation :D

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    09:38 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    probably typing error.

    Why not include Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann I mean after he(Simon) become a hero, a president , a prisoner and a hero again who save the universe after that he becomes a......Beggar in the End??? What a Bullshit!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:56 30/08/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Tenga Toppa's ending was so moving I shed manly tears for several days. To see old Simon reflect on a life of pure epicness while gazing at a world that no longer needed him and could never, ever understand how he and his companions struggled to create this future. To think of the loss, putting eveything on the line over and over and over again and then finally, finally being able to pass the torch to a new generation and fade into myth like his friends..

    can't type....eyes...filling with tears again...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:42 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That, and it was his wish to open a path for others to go through.

    This list makes me wonder about code geass though. Was a darn good ending.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:27 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Code Geass' ending was great. Though in my opinion lelouch should not have died.

    i still think he didnt die, since he took C.C.'s geass right before he died. fooling everyone of his death and preserving his promise with C.C. at the same time.

    But the ending really did make me sad =(

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    Comment by Benoist
    18:17 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Lords of the rings" isn't better : human becomes king, while elf and dwarf are promoted gardener and mason

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:26 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    he didnt become a beggar, he became a wanderer planting flowers for nia's wish....

    Comment by Anonymous

    Ending like that reduce this anime from great to just average. They should watch and learn from dragon ball. Don't kill character for convenient.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:08 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    It works wonders, right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:04 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those swans are dangerous than their look.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:50 30/08/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Deadman Wonderswan???

    lolwut?? you mean Wonderland right??

    *jogs in place*

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:14 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    That emo shit should be on the first place in this list.

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    Comment by kazaza2
    23:47 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sign: "Please do not feed or abuse the Wonderswans"

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:49 30/08/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    >Deadman Wonderswan
    hahaha, oh wow

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:59 30/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    >No K-On at a Top List

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:03 30/08/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    K-On doesn't even have a storyline...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:25 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    A top list without K-on obviously isn't a real list.

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    Comment by alternative kyon
    09:23 31/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Anime > real life
    But anime isn't real

    Your fake list there fore is better then the REAL lists

    Comment by Anonymous

    the plot for k-on is that they are trying to get us to buy shit by being moe then we eventually want to corrupt them (read Mugi+creampie).

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:06 30/08/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    in doujin ones i think o.O

    or maybe the real plot begins when they got kidnapped and sold at human trafficking at london.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:05 02/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

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    Comment by Anonymous
    08:10 30/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Dead Man as if we needed more proof that these top ten lists are bullshit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:41 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Japanese list lists it as Wonderland correctly, so your line of reasoning is retarded. Not that it really matters because these are just polls less than a thousand people voted upon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:06 30/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Panty and Stocking isn't on the list?

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    Comment by Imyou
    09:52 30/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    What part of Panty & Stocking was believable in the first place? :p

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    Comment by Holly
    08:30 30/08/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    #1 shikabane hime

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:24 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, Shikabane Hime had one of the best anime endings out there. Too bad most of the rest sucked.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:54 31/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    wha? did you even watch the ending? the last two episode was like "what the crap was that?"...

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    Comment by toyNN
    10:09 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    No...... one of my favs - Makina! Ok it can be #11 on the list thats as far as I can go.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:12 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Where is 11eyes?

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    Comment by Dvv
    09:46 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fucking this, the anime was good until the last few episodes, then it became complete shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:31 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    That would be when they deviated from the story from the original game...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:07 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Where is Claymore?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:23 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Have you even read the manga -_-

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    Comment by Ryuu
    11:17 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They're talking about anime not manga

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:50 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I thought Angel Beats and Code Geass both had a good ending....and the second season of Black Butler's ending wasn't that bad at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:22 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why would there be a season 2? The story is done.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:15 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agree. They should've left things like they were.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:09 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Code Geass's ending was retarded. Actually most of R2 was, but the ending was just stupider than the rest of it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:00 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    What!? Code Geass was amazing. Both the first AND second season! No, ESPECIALLY the second season!

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:38 30/08/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    T_T Retarded? I was shedding manly tears~ heck it can't be better~ or else it will be just like other cliche series ending

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