Top 10 Worst Anime Endings

The Top Ten
1 Soul Eater Soul Eater is an anime series directed by Takuya Igarashi and produced by Bones, Aniplex, Dentsu, Media Factory, and TV Tokyo, which adapts the Soul Eater manga written and illustrated by Atsushi Ohkubo.

Soul Eater is one of my favorite anime series. Good plot, good characters, good character development, good animation. It was a pretty good series. But the ending just seemed kind of implausible. Like when Maka turned into a weapon and defeated the Kishin with "bravery." By "bravery" I mean a punch in the face. Yeah, because none of the other characters were brave when they went head first into battle! I don't know, it just made Maka kind of appear to be Mary Sue-ish by the end. I loved the series, I loved the characters, I loved the villains, I love everything about it except the ending.

Worst. Anime. Ending. EVER. Seriously! It's like they got lazy after they went to that snowy place involved with brew and were like "You know what? It's just going to end like this." And then they gave it a crappy lazy ending. Maka defeated the supposedly awesome Kishin with just"bravery." what?!?! That's it? It was that easy the whole time? They seriously need to redo this anime and follow the manga more closely, like Brotherhood almost.

Soul Eater is a great anime and I recommend the manga. However, I cannot stand the ending in the anime. It's such confusing deus ex machina and out of nowhere ploy. Bravery? That defeats Asura, an demon with a godlike soul wavelength. Who can spread madness and fear throughout the world without lifting a finger. The manga had such a great ending that it makes me dislike the ending even more.

I must admit, Soul Eater was one of my first animes, and it's still one of my favorites. However, that being said, for all of the training that went into getting the weapons stronger, Maka should not have been able to win with "bravery" and "hope". Or, to put it in simpler terms, turning into a weapon and punching the Kishin in the face. Yeah. That was a let down. I love everything else about the show, just not the ending.

2 Berserk Berserk, also known as Sword-Wind Chronicle Berserk, is a Japanese anime television series that aired from 1997 to 1998. An adaptation of the manga Berserk, it comprises 25 half-hour episodes produced by Oriental Light and Magic and first aired on Nippon TV.

I agree, not only is it disturbing but it is also a tragic ending to such a great tale for the band of the hawk for losing their leader and soon their life too just to regain the strength of their leader.

It is truly the worst spoiling ending in anime history.

I agree too, not only is it disturbing but it is a tragic ending to such a great tale for the band if the hawk losing there leader and soon their souls just to regain the strength of their leader.

It is truly the worst and spoiling endings to an anime

It's amazing how fast we can go from mourning over a character's suffering to loathing them. Although the manga continues past this point, the anime ends at this scene.

Actually the manga didn't end and it continues with the journey of Guts. So...you can't call it an ending, rather you should wait for the sequels. (P.S. - Not Berserk 2016 though)

3 Deadman Wonderland Deadman Wonderland is a Japanese manga series written by Jinsei Kataoka and illustrated by Kazuma Kondou, who also wrote and illustrated the Eureka Seven manga, and published in Shōnen Ace since 2008.

Come on, don't just stop when everything was getting good. There was an awesome fight between Ganta and Genkaku and a character he met just died sadly leaving Ganta in tears. Then it just switches to Ganta still being stuck in Deadman Wonderland by the end of the anime. At least the manga can take it from there.

Another one of the "What? That's it? " endings that are so prevalent in anime.

Cliffhangers. Why does it have to be cliffhangers?! WHY?!

Read the manga.
That's all I have to say._.

4 Akame Ga Kill Akame ga Kill! (アカメが斬る!, Akame ga Kiru! is a manga published in Gangan Joker authored by Takahiro and Tashiro Tetsuya. It received an anime adaptation that premiered on July 6, 2014 and ended on December 14, 2014.

The ending felt rushed. It could have been so much better, but all the ending did was make the revolution feel pointless. At least the citizens are happy, right?

This was the anime Game of Thrones Simulator 2014, they kill all the major characters off except Akame.

They killed everyone and akame and tatsumi didn't even end up together in the end... And the fights were all wrong in the sense of match ups

I didn't like how they killed everyone but akame. The biggest spoiler was in the name!

5 Death Note Death Note is a Japanese television drama series based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The show is centered around Light Yagami - a promising highschooler and aspiring detective with a strong sense of "justice".

I hate all the main characters in Death Note:
1. Nate River (Near)
2. Misa Amane
3. Light Yagami
4. L Lawliet (Ryuzaki)
5. Michael Keehi (Mello)

I love all the shinigami characters in Death Note:
1. Ryuk
2. Rem
3. Gelus
4. Sidoh

1. L and Light were an incredible pair, being polar opposites in every manner except intelligence. Near and Light, on the other hand, had little contrast.

2. Light's death both went against his character as dignified and collected, and was due to a simple and, once again, uncharacteristic miscalculation that hardly built on the plot in past episodes. If they were going to kill Light, it could have been done in a much more creative manner. This seemed like the producer announced two weeks beforehand that the show had to end, and the writers were just trying to meet a deadline.

*While I was admittedly rooting for Light, if only to extend the series, I would have accepted if they had killed him off while staying true to the show.

The series was awesome and it was sad that L died because he's my fave. After L died the series went downhill I mean I didn't really like Near or Mello. The last episode was pretty bloody because Matsuda shot Light and a ridiculous amount of blood sprayed everywhere, Light was sort of going insane, The latest "KIRA" stabbed himself in the chest and blood sprayed. The ending was really messed up and it was depressing to see light laying dead on the stairs in the credits

While I wouldn't have minded Death Note ending with Light winning, I did want to see him lose. However, it's the way he lost that made me dislike the anime. The stupid plan, the fact that Near was the one who solved the case and not L and the fact that after Light died, all the interesting characters were dead and everyone else was alive. The 2006 movie ended much better in my opinion.

6 School Days An anime series was developed by TNK with joint production by Avex Entertainment, Lantis, Marvelous Entertainment, Pony Canyon and Jinnan Studio. ...read more.

It was bloody and disturbing and also it had the worst logic. Vengeful murder and beheading, It makes me vomit on it. The anime was bad, The ending made it worse (better for few people as the biggest anime jerk got killed).

This anime ending was really crappy. Really did like it when The MC died thiugh that much he deserved but I was really sad about how it all ended though after that long complex relationship problems they fix it all by killing two people and leaving the used victimized girl to suffer from emotional mental trauma, WHAT THE HECK!

Oh come on, that ending made the anime. It was memorable because it left us in shock after all, and stayed true to the source materiel.

I think the ending made it better. I can watch that dickbag of a human die so many times. Plus, it's the only interesting thing about the show

7 No Game No Life No Game No Life is a surreal comedy that follows Sora and Shiro, shut-in NEET siblings and the online gamer duo behind the legendary username "Blank." They view the real world as just another lousy game; however, a strange e-mail challenging them to a chess match changes everything—the brother and ...read more.

I just loathed the ending. From day 1, all I was waiting for was for Sora and Shiro to go up against Tet again in the new world they were warped to. However, due to the slow pacing of the anime series, I never got to see it. In fact, it wasn't the main focus of the anime! All I got for an ending was Sora and Shiro beating some fox girl at a game so they could make peace with one of the nations and what appeared to be Sora and Shiro about to go challenge Tet. They could have done so much better with the anime. But with all the Steph sex torture, incest, panty shots, and pop culture references I got, what did I expect? Sigh. Just go watch Sword Art Online instead.

They should have kept going instead of stopping after 12 episodes! Whether you love it or hate it, the ending was nothing but a cliffhanger with wasted potential for a second season.

Glass Reflection was right. All the anime was doing was trying to promote the sales of its light novels by promoting more interest in the series. Damn you, Madhouse!

Good anime, but the ending sucked. They didn't even get to ever fight Tet. They almost did, but it just had to end abruptly with them about to do so.

8 Mirai Nikki/Future Diary

This ending made me little sad.
Spoilers: Yuno loves Yuki so much that she sacrifice herself for him so he can Become a god and after the he is with only murmur, he must rule the time for thousands of years and in 3d timeline he don't remaster yuno and she don't remember him.

Unless you've watched the OVA like I did, you're pretty much left with an anime ending that makes no sense.

So in the end he's just floating around in space for like, 500 years with a cell phone that dies.

This was the WORST. No way in hell Akise would just give up after one fight. Yuki waiting around for 10 thousand years is SO ooc. I hate this ending so much

9 Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt is a Japanese anime television series produced by Gainax, as well as a series of tie-in media developed around it. The series ran from October to December 2010 on BS Nittele.

"Newsflash I'm really a demon" like what stocking?! Just ruined it all with insane confusion. Cliff hanger! Cliff hanger!

The ending was a joke

10 Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion, commonly referred to as Evangelion or Eva, is a Japanese animated television series produced by Gainax and Tatsunoko Production, and directed by Hideaki Anno.

The ending of the series was strange and confusing to say the least. I was not pleased with how it ended, and when I found out that there was a "true" ending in the sequel film I got super pumped. To my bewilderment, somehow the movie ending was even worse than the one in the show. It completely ruined Shinji as a character, and the whole thing seemed like a rush job. It really felt like a huge slap in the face. I'm all for somber endings, but this one just felt unwarranted and out of place.

Episodes 25 and 26 of the original anime sucked! I understand that Shinji's character development was a big part of the story, but there was way too much commitment to the details of the universe to throw it away. The many re-makes are okay but still don't fully wrap things up in my opinion.

I honestly wanted to punch the screen after the end. Both the end of evangelion and the original end were terrible in their own ways, but the movie's end was much worse.

We dind't really get explained how it all ended. It was as if it all had been inside of Shinji's head, and that nothing of it actually happened. The ending is just too open, there's just too many possibilities to consider! :(
I'm looking forward to the movie!

The Newcomers

? Hellsing Ultimate Hellsing is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kouta Hirano. It chronicles the efforts of the mysterious and secret Hellsing Organization, as it combats vampires, ghouls, and other supernatural foes who threaten England.
? Dragon Ball Dragon Ball is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. It made anime popular in America and is based on the manga of the same name by Akira Toriyama. It was dubbed in English on Cartoon Networks Toonami block and still has many fans today.
The Contenders
11 Attack on Titan Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama, is one of the most popular Japanese anime series to be released. It was first watched in Japan during 2013 and was dubbed in English to be watched in America in 2014. It is best known for its emotional moments, ...read more.

I'm a buff baby that can dance' like a man.
I can shake-ah my fanny; I can shake-ah my can.
I'm a tough, tootin' baby; I can punch-ah your buns.Punch-ah your buns, I can punch all your buns.
If you're an evil witch, I will punch you for fun!

Until Season 2 comes out, this is going to be on this list.

Thank god season two came out and saved this anime.

12 Claymore Claymore is a dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Norihiro Yagi. The series initially premiered in the now defunct Monthly Shōnen Jump in the May 2001 issue, but was moved to one of their sister magazines as the content was deemed too adult for Shōnen Jump’s target demographic.

A cliffhanger after several episodes of intense combat, right when you needed that cathartic ending.

Such a great anime series with the great female warriors but ending...? WHY
This needs to be session 2

13 Naruto Naruto is an anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto. The manga was later adapted into a television anime, which was produced by Studio Pierrot and Aniplex. It premiered across Japan on the terrestrial TV Tokyo and other TX Network stations on October 3, 2002. The first series ...read more.

Yeah, that War Arc just kept going on with hardly anything interesting. I honestly think the ending was doomed the moment Madara was literally backstabbed. It completely destroyed whatever buildup it had for him, and that was honestly worse than the reveal of Tobi being Obito. Kaguya was a crappy villain who went down without any sort of buildup, Black Zetsu is a terrible antagonist, the Uchiha's are skilled forgiven to the point of idiocy and the epilogue doesn't really tell us how the Ninja World changed, only showing us who effs who.

The plot was great, the characters were great, but the ending wasn't good AT ALL.

Firstly, 700 chapters for what?! Honestly, what happened to immature, irresponsible Naruto?! He barely spent a quarter of the series being a child!

Second, how did Naruto become Hokage? How did Sasuke actually get to be freed after what he did? Sasuke should have had his butt thrown in jail for the rest of his life. He's just an emo idiot who isn't represented as anything but that.

Third, the sequel. It was HORRIBLE. The children of all the characters were the EXACT SAME as the originals. Why make them have rubbish versions of the originals with the exact same, if not worse, personality traits as the original characters?

I didn't like the ending at all. If you liked it, go ahead and do whatever, but hey, this is my opinion.

The ending is too irresponsible. Instead of Kishi showing us for an example how Naruto got to be Hokage or how the Shinobi system changed or how the life in the villages after the war are like... No, oh no... The actual ending was all about who fked who. That's not Naruto. At All. Naruto doesn't deserve to end this way.

And I don't ship anything and no couple makes actually sense, this is what 99% (except ch689&700) of the Manga made clear:

Hinata loves Naruto
Naruto loves Sakura
Sakura loves Sasuke
Karin loves Sasuke
Sasuke cares for Naruto

With this base and the 700chapter you can't get anything but a fandom that gets torn apart. That's just sad since Naruto was always about bonds and friendship and now...they talk nothing about but ships...

Not surprise actually when Naruto got listed in here but Bleach is no better than this anime. I'm sorry I love Naruto but at the same time I won't acknowledge it, especially the ending. I doesn't have to Naruto with someone like Hinata or Sakura. It can ends like 'Naruto becomes a Hokage years later, AND THEN he met his true love in at the end of the story. Should be like that honestly.

I am truly disappointed in this anime but it was so good. Same goes to Bleach. It was rushed, the ending was poorly developed and the romance was just not in the air.

14 Highschool of the Dead Highschool of the Dead, known in Japan as Apocalyptic Academy: Highschool of the Dead, is a Japanese manga series written by Daisuke Satō and illustrated by Shōji Satō.

Needs to be continued now!

Where is the season 2?

15 Gantz

Yeah, and the manga ending was rushed and not really interesting. Still so many BIG unanswered questions. My main one was who was the guy with the godlike powers the reporter talked to?

We don't even know what happened at the end and the worst part is that the anime doesn't follow the manga directly so there's no way to find out. I'm so pissed.

16 Princess Tutu Princess Tutu is a Japanese magical girl anime series created by Ikuko Itoh in 2002 for animation studio Hal Film Maker. Inspired by ballet and fairy tales, particularly The Ugly Duckling and Swan Lake, the story follows a duck who is transformed into the mythical ballerina Princess Tutu in order to ...read more.

(Spoilers! Don't read this comment if you haven't seen all the episodes) The story was excellent. But the ending was terrible. Ahiru after everything she did, gets nothing in the end while two people who doesn't even deserve a happily ever after gets one. The story ends with the words "a new story has begun." It sounds as if there's going to be a season 3 but it's already been around 10 years. Ikuko Itoh herself had said that she already has a season 3 or a spin-off in mind but what's taking her so long? However I really hate the idea of a spin-off. I want Ahiru as the protagonist. Majority of us love Ahiru. A spin-off would not be sufficient for the terrible ending she got. Ahiru and Fakir can't even get married! They can't even become a couple in that state. Ahiru is a duck and Fakir is a human! They deserve to be together. Either Fakir has to turn in to a duck or Ahiru has to turn in to a human.

17 Bleach Bleach is a Japanese anime series based on Tite Kubo's manga of the same name. Bleach adapts the first 54 volumes of Tite Kubo's manga series of the same name. In addition, 4 anime-original arcs were broadcast in-between and during the adaptations of original arcs of the manga. ...read more.

All the important characters that made Bleach great went MIA. The fight with the mighty Ywatch went like 'yapping yapping yapping' and done... So many plot holes and contradiction in characters. SO BAD!

The anime ending is a masterpiece compared to the manga's ending.

The anime ending is good. The manga ending is what is terrible.

Where do I begin

18 Toradora! Toradora! is a series of Japanese light novels written by Yuyuko Takemiya, with illustrations by Yasu. It received an anime adaptation directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai and produced by J.C.Staff that ran from 2008-2009.

Story was utmost cliche. Ending was hasty and childish. Very disappointed after experiencing how much people liked it and recommended it. It ain't that good

I just wasn't satisfied with the ending, they should have gotten married!

19 Elfen Lied Elfen Lied is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto. It was originally serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump from June 2002 to August 2005, with the 107 chapters collected into twelve tankōbon volumes.

I really liked the Anime, but the ending was a major disappointment.

I didn't like that cliffhanger... Enough said.

Who was that at the door?

20 Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku who, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. The action adventures are entertaining and reinforce the concept of good versus evil. Dragon Ball Z teaches valuable ...read more.

Goku goes away to train some random guy he knew for ONE EPISODE, who ends up being turned into gummi. He left his family, including his YOUNG GRANDDAUGHTER, for some random dude. If Goku wanted to train someone, he could've trained Bulma, Trunks, Krillin or even Yamacha to be he future savior, but instead he chose a character even the creators didn't care about. Worst anime ending yet.

So basically the ending is toriyama introducing a new character that nobody gives a care about, flying on Goku's back to go training, seriously such a great anime and such a bad ending, seriously Goku could have trained frikin bulma because at least she was there since the beginning of the whole dragon ball series overall

21 Clannad After Story Clannad is based off a visual novel. It follows the story of a high school senior named Tomoya Okazaki, a delinquent who floats through life caring about very little. He hates the town he lives in and his alcoholic father. ...read more.

Many people say that they hate this ending just because Nagisa and her daughter were brought back to life.
Actually they weren't brought back to life, the last scenes were just daydreams dreamt by Tomoya, imagining what could have been if his wife and daughter survived...

After a box of tissues I get this! If I had a time machine, the first thing I would do is change the ending

The thing that I like about it's ending is that Nagisa dies.

Thanks for spoiling man... thanks a lot

22 Ouran Highschool Host Club

I just felt unfulfilled at the end of this anime, like it didn't feel like it was actually done. So I read the manga and like someone said it ties up the loose ends and made me feel like it was an ending once the manga finished it. Even after a decade I would still sign a petition, protest, etc. for a season 2 of this anime because that would just be the best thing, done correctly, obviously.

This ending felt like a middle finger to the face. I loved Ouran Highschool Host Club, and it's a shame that it didn't have a better ending. In fact, I probably would have given this series a 10/10 if it were not for that terrible ending.

I think It would be better if we knew what it would be like if Haruhi were to end up with, like, Hikaru or Kaoru or the others that liked her.

There is going to be another season, so the series isn't technically over; just put on hold for a while.

23 Oreimo
24 Guilty Crown Guilty Crown is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Production I.G which aired on Fuji TV's noitamina program block from October 2011. The story revolves around Shu Ouma, a high school boy who inadvertently obtains an ability called "Power of the King" that enables him to draw out items ...read more.

There were so many plot holes and the ending was just depressing, I mean they both should die or neither of them should, in my opinion neither of them should have died.

The ending was utter rubbish even though it was a fine anime at the beginning, frankly after the first half of the anime which was until episode 10 the anime was a complete and utter disappointment

I would kill myself before I watched this anime again. Not even kidding.

25 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Well he isn't dead, but yeah the ending of the show sucks. But the movie makes up for it.

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