Top 10 Anime Final Episodes that are the Best Series Finales

Only climax riddled explosive endings here. Some anime start out with a bang but die down. In the case of these episodes, the endings are just as immersive and impactful as the beginning and riddled with moral overdose in simultaneous conjunction. It is difficult to maintain that form of melancholy to go along with the bittersweet echoes of final moments, but when it hits with a high note, it leaves an impression when it comes to these anime.
The Top Ten
1 No Return ~ Erleuchtung (Elfen Lied)

That explosion where Kurama goes out with Mariko is ace climax. Ah it's those gentle moments right before the final breath is drawn that make them ever so memorable.

2 The Real Folk Blues, Part II (Cowboy Bebop)

Vicious goes down; Julia is felled; and Spike succumbs to his fate. When all the dominoes go down, you just know it's a brilliant ending.

3 Hellfire (Hellsing)

The end conflict between Alucard and Incognito ... and yeah ... that brilliant climax which leads to explosive victory but even more memorable are the brutalized remnants of the impaled Incognito. All while Seras, Integra, & Walter are caught in between the chaotic madness of the FREAK vampires & the British Army.

4 Under the Sky So Blue (Trigun)

Ok the two episodes right before this were even more intense where Wolfwood perished brilliantly and Legato forced Vash to pull the trigger. But this was still a pretty good ending. Yes the heavy climax of the execution style slaying of Legato was slightly more impactful but this finale is somewhat better than most other anime too. Vash shows Knives mercy after passing judgment through Wolfwood's own cross & drags him back... repent for your sins.

5 New World (Death Note)

There was great irony and that whole feeling of "full circle" when Ryuk gets the last laugh and ends Light's vicious cycle by writing down his death just as promised from the start. It's nice to see things nice and tidy; especially when someone like Light gets away with so much killing that in eventual causality he gets his own comeuppance in the form of getting shot up by Matsuda and pitifully attempting to scurry before crumbling to his demise.

6 Until We Meet Again (Dragon Ball GT)

DBZ is actually my most favorite anime of all time... but the ending to DBZ was pretty bad. The climax of the series was the Frieza saga and the ending to the Namek debacle after we saw Vegeta decimate Frieza's elite Zarbon, Dodoria, the Ginyu Tokusentai... then he is felled by Frieza alongside Krillin, Piccolo, Dende... & Guru fades ... the balls turned stone ...that explosive destruction of Goku and Frieza and what brilliant remnants of the shattered Namekian debris after the chaotic onslaught of the clash... and the screams of agony as nothing remained from the planet core. ... but instead it ended two sagas later with Goku flying to train with Uub... yeah... ok.

When it comes to DBGT ... ultimately ... it was slightly less impactful throughout but the final ending of the series was so much better than DBZ. As a final episode ... to see Piccolo trapped in the wasteland of Hell... Goku promising to release him someday... and saying goodbye to all his friends... Goku ...more

7 The Real Monster (Monster)

Okay when Tenma leaves Johan's bed... does he allow the serial killer to continue the spree... this is one of those amazing plot twist endings ... the window was open. This is morally complex dramatic writing as seen in amazing shows like The Sopranos, Oz, The Shield, Dexter, & Hannibal.

8 Re; (Code Geass)

An amazing finale.

9 Suicide Tour (Death Parade)
10 Akame ga Kill! (Akame ga Kill!)
The Contenders
11 Journey's End (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
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