Top 10 Anime with the Worst Endings

The Top Ten
1 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.

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.

No, I don't want that! Casca finding another man...?! I want her to think about me and no one else for the rest of my life! Even after I die... I want to be at the front of her mind for a while! Ten years, at least!

Why I hate Griffith (he becomes a demon god at the cost of the people who once called him captain).

2 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.

3 Death Note Death Note is a Japanese television drama anime 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".

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.

Okay, Near is not a CHILD first of all, and second of all Kira winning would just be lame and wouldn't feel real. I just wish that Near outsmarted Light himself instead of just Mikami messing up and getting Light killed.

4 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, apocalyptic setting, and its dramatic story line, and action packed scenes.

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.

5 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

6 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 lasted 220 episodes, while Naruto: Shippuden, a sequel to the original series, has been airing since February 15, 2007. In addition to the anime series, Studio Pierrot has developed eleven movies and several original video animations. Other types of merchandise include light novels, video games, and trading cards developed by several companies.

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 was the most expected, of course. Naruto and Hinata were going to get married and have a family, and Naruto was going to become Hokage. Wouldn't an orphan having a family be a good ending? Actually, the fans who didn't like the proposed pairings are blinded by their own hate. If they used common sense, they would have figured out that there were going to be future children, and the Will of Fire was going to be passed down to them, with Naruto seen as the new Hokage.

As for the final couples, it was also obvious. I saw comments saying Naruto is about action, not romance. Then I saw contradictory comments that Naruto and Hinata did not spend a lot of time together. Of course, they didn't. It's about action, not romance. You people said it yourselves. Kishimoto doesn't like writing a lot of romance. His romance was subtle and less grand but still convincing, even to non-shippers. You don't have to spend a lot of time together to build chemistry. That's not a set ...more

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.

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.

7 School Days An anime series was developed by TNK with joint production by Avex Entertainment, Lantis, Marvelous Entertainment, Pony Canyon and Jinnan Studio. The twelve television episodes of the anime aired in Japan between July 3, 2007 and September 27, 2007 on TV Kanagawa. On July 4, 2007 Chiba TV and TV Aichi also began to air the show with TV Saitama, TV Osaka and AT-X respectively picking it up a day after each other. The series has since been released in six limited and regular edition DVD volumes.

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!

Bloody ending. Made me have nightmares.

I am glad that Makoto died in the end.

8 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

9 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.

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

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

10 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?

The Contenders
11 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.

12 Sword Art Online Sword Art Online is a series of Japanese light novels written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. In 2012, it received an anime adaptation produced by A-1 Pictures and the SAO Project, and is directed by Tomohiko Ito . The first season is divided into two arcs known as "Aincrad" and "Fairy Dance". It has also received a second season, titled Sword Art Online II.

SAO's ending is lazy but satisfying because the worst character in the series is finally punished. It's so under explained that the ending of SAO is actually worse than every video game ending I could possibly think of and even worse than some anime endings. They didn't explain why Kayaba helped Kirito all of the sudden or How the hell did Kirito escaped death for the second time, hell Bloodborne's 3 endings are more explained than this.

Come on, it may not have been the greatest ending in anime, but it is far from the worst. Everything was resolved in the end of Season 1 of Sword Art Online. Sugou gets put into jail, Kirito reunites with Asuna, Kirito brings closure with Suguha, and Aincrad is brought back in New ALO. Pretty decent ending! I loved it! Can be better, but I loved it.

I'm glad this is on the last page! Sword Art Online may not be the best anime ever, but come on. It had a pretty good ending for both Aincrad and Fairy Dance. A Sword Art Online hater most likely put this here.

NO SPOILERS: What?! I loved the ending to Sword Art Online! Both the Aincrad and Fairy Dance arcs had beautiful endings. Phantom Bullet's ending was happy and sad at the same time. Although Mother's Rosario ending was sad... :'(

13 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!

14 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 save the shattered heart of a storybook prince come to life . The first season was broadcast in Japan in 2002 and the second in 2004 . It was also adapted into a two-volume manga . Both the manga and anime series were licensed by ADV Films in 2004 for distribution in North America . The series explores the concepts of fate and free will . Reviewers point out that although Princess Tutu is nominally a magical girl series, it is more of a "fairy tale set to ballet with a few magical girl elements mixed in," and its use of dance in lieu of violence to solve conflicts carries "surprisingly effective emotional appeal ."

(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.

15 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?!

16 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.

Bleach follows the adventures of Ichigo Kurosaki, a high school student with the ability to see ghosts. The early parts of the story focus mainly on the characters. As events unfold, the story begins to delve deeper into the world of these gods of death. 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

17 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?

18 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

19 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 sister are plunged into an otherworldly realm where they meet Tet, the God of Games. 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.

20 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. He and his friend Yohei Sunohara spend most of their time skipping school and pranking other students. Things change however when he meets a girl, Nagisa Furukawa. He ends up taking an interest in her and decides to help her revive the school's dying drama club. Along the way he meets a number of other girls that he befriends and helps in their various goals around the school. As he helps the girls, Tomoya grows in turn and begins to care about the town. Clannad has two seasons, the second season is dubbed 'After Story' Cause it features what happens after Tomoya and Nagisa graduate and starts their new life together.

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

21 Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry

Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry is one of those shows that were going really well, but the ending is horrible and fails to tie up loose ends. The series is about Sara Werec as she tries to find out why her once kindhearted brother suddenly becomes a cold-blooded killer. Throughout the anime, Sara develops relationships with other characters, experiences struggles, tries to survive with her new friends, and discover the truth behind her brothers actions. This anime's way of storytelling is like one of those things where most of the episodes have a lot of set up mysteries that will be answered in the last few episodes. Unfortunately, the last few episodes of this anime were truly unsatisfying.

During the series, Sara also forms a relationship with a mysterious entity named Emily, who is revealed in Episode 10 to be the very thing that turned Ralph murderous. In fact, Emily is actually a member of an alien race that consisted of identical beings centuries ago and scientists ...more

22 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 character virtues such as teamwork, loyalty, and trustworthiness.

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.

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24 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!

25 Ouran Highschool Host Club Ouran High School Host Club is a manga series by Bisco Hatori, serialized in Hakusensha's LaLa magazine between the September 2002 and November 2010 issues. The manga has been adapted into a series of audio dramas, an animated television series directed by Takuya Igarashi and produced by Bones, a Japanese television drama series, a live action film adaptation and a visual novel by Idea Factory.

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.

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