Top 10 Worst Anime Endings
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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. - RoseRedFlower
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. - Aurothon
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.
The whole thing was amazing until the disappointing, stupid, life-lesson based final battle... The Kishin was supposed to be more than this, telling from his battle against Lord Death, but suddenly Maka can defeat him with mere "hope" rather than an actually interesting battle? Seriously. One of the biggest letdowns ever for such a great anime.
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. - Gordianknot
Manga is still ongoing but the anime is stopped.
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? - ModernSpongeBobSucks
I didn't like how they killed everyone but akame. The biggest spoiler was in the name!
This was the anime Game of Thrones Simulator 2014, they kill all the major characters off except Akame. - TermnL
Let's kill everyone!
Great anime but the ending was more focused on the blood they should have just made it longer and stuck to the manga
Another one of the "What? That's it? " endings that are so prevalent in anime.
Cliffhangers. Why does it have to be cliffhangers?! WHY?! - ModernSpongeBobSucks
This show needs a following season
Worst ending ever I actually hate this anime because of this ending
This is the worst ending why could there not be more to Light’s death you only knew he was going to die in the last episode.
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
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. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
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.
A certain certain character died, I was happy
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. - Gordianknot
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).
I am glad that Makoto died in the end.
Unless you've watched the OVA like I did, you're pretty much left with an anime ending that makes no sense. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
So in the end he's just floating around in space for like, 500 years with a cell phone that dies. - Silverfroststorm
I seriously don't understand...
Just what happened in the end?
"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
What was with this ending?!? "I'm a Demon'' just like that
...and we will never get a second season - Kuro
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!
I hope you're kidding Evangelion has got a perfect ending
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.
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
Until Season 2 comes out, this is going to be on this list. - Gamer1270
Thank god season two came out and saved this anime.
The ending with Naruto marrying Hinata doesn't even makes sense, I mean, seriously you marry a woman who has been stalking you for most of her life? Ew, if this is Mirai Nikki I can understand because at least Yuno did make an effort and a move on Yuki.
But this is Hinata we're talking about.
I don't hate her but I certainly don't ship her with Naruto (because I ship her with Kiba to be honest), but the scene where she was fighting Pein trying to defend Naruto was the most stupidest decision I've ever seen in my life. YOU ARE THE HEIRESS TO HYUUGA CLAN. If you do die, who will be leading the clan, huh? Then Naruto's promise to Neji protecting the heiress will be wasted. The Hyuuga would probably hate the Uzumakis for god knows how long if she was to be killed.
That is very pure selfish of her to jump in the middle of their fight, showing to them to prove you so-called love for Naruto. Like seriously woman, WHO even does that? You're WEAK, please remember that, ...more
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 he was going to be hokage Would an orphan having a family not be a good ending? Actually the fans who didn't like the proposed parings are blinded by their own hate. If they usrd common sense they would've figured out that there were going to be future children and the will of fire was going to get passed down to them and naruto would be seen as the new hokage.
As for the final couples it was obvious too. I saw comments saying naruto is action not romance then I saw contradictory comments that naruto and hinata did not spend lots of time together. Of course they didn't...its action not romance you people said it yourself. Kishimoto does not like writing lots of romance his romance was subtle and less grand but still convincing even to non shippers. You don't have to share lots of time to build chemistry that's not a set rule.
The first databook released an old sketch of ...more
Just as I thought. TRASH.
I don't blame this anime not having a second season cause the creator unfortunately died but at least have some sort of ending instead of being drugged on a remote island
Needs to be continued now!
Where is the season 2?
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.
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?
(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. - ToukaKirishima
I hated this ending so much that I was so close to throughing my phone at the wall. I ended up crying because I felt bad for duck 😭
The anime ending is a masterpiece compared to the manga's ending.
The anime ending is good. The manga ending is what is terrible. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ
THE END is so much out of character I almost cried
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!
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!
(Spoilers) WHY TAIGA, JUST WHY! You could've had a good life with Ryuuji! But you lived with your mom instead!? What the heck Taiga!?
The ending was utter crap. At least the anime wasn’t
I really liked the Anime, but the ending was a major disappointment. - NuMetal
Who was that at the door?
I didn't like that cliffhanger... Enough said.
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.
Um technically it never ended dragon ball super is running
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
He's training the future savior of the world. It's a good ending.
The thing that I like about it's ending is that Nagisa dies.
After a box of tissues I get this! If I had a time machine, the first thing I would do is change the ending
Thanks for spoiling man... thanks a lot
Stupid nonsense ending. "lol all that sad stuff? just kidding! "
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. - Absolite
There is going to be another season, so the series isn't technically over; just put on hold for a while.
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.
Well he isn’t dead, but yeah the ending of the show sucks. But the movie makes up for it. - LordOfLight
This ending was a masterpiece yall are idiots
Not the best ending but it was chosen by the fans
I STG THE ENDING FRUSTRATED ME SO MUCH
Everything about this series was good, except for the ending.
I love the ending it is so creative
If we talking' brotherhood here. Then definitely.
Fmab had the better ending this ending just was god awful and the movie made the ending worst!
Okay, first off, Kaname decides all on his own for Zero and Yuki to 'be together. ' Sounds more like a replacement! And, Yuki was already pregnant with Kaname's child, like what? Not only that, but she get's pregnant with Zero's child after that. And when Zero dies, she leaves her children and uses her own life to resurrect Kaname, who has no recollection or memories. Worst. Ending.
The worst ending I ever seen
It has the wooorst ending ever I mean he loves her but says he’s going to kill her
"Hey, let's have Kyousuke screw over all his friends and family to have an incest relationship with his abusive bitch of a sister"
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
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.
I would kill myself before I watched this anime again. Not even kidding.
The ending was bad because inori died - Daffie
They seriously need to fix the timeline for this anime... "This is just a filler" "This never happened" This is what happened after what never happened" "This is what supposed to happen..." Etc. - Aurothon
It's too much of a cliffhanger...besides, Sebastian doesn't smile anymore
Yes I agreee so much
The less said about this ending the better. - PerfectImpulseX
It's so bad that I'll never watch IBO ever again because of it. - PerfectImpulseX
Loved and Enjoyed the series through and through, it's still one of my favorite Anime's, but the ending could have been better. It didn't give a proper conclusion to the series, and your left wanting more but it was intended to be one of those go read the manga endings.
It's not as bad as Soul Eater's ending, but still not the best ending. It could have been better, though.
The second season will start soon and hopefully will tie some loose ends.
The ending was rather anticlimactic. You see that all of the characters are at first struggling a LOT to stop Satan and destroy the gates of Gehenna, and it appears as though he might actually win. But then Yukio is suddenly able to overcome Satan's possession without any good reason why and he and Rin go off and are able to very quickly destroy Gehenna's gates for some miraculous reason, even though it was proven to be very difficult to destroy before. The ending just wasn't properly done. The writer(s) could have made the ending much better, but instead they gave us an ending filled with Deus Ex Machinas and "the power of brotherly love" type clichés.
Man, this ending was so bad in so many ways. Madoka get a ton of power she doesn't earn or even deserve, all of the dark elements you previously see are completely removed by the cheesy, sunshine-and-rainbows nature of Madoka's wish, and everything ends well for almost every single character (notice that I said almost). The series doesn't end with the mature "you can't save everyone" message you see before. Instead, Madoka Mary Sues her way into becoming a Christ figure and saves EVERY SINGLE MAGICAL GIRL ACROSS TIME AND SPACE from their fate of becoming witches and all of the magical girls are left with smiles on their faces. It completely ruins every ounce of maturity you see in the show and goes from being a nicely written tragedy to a cheesy hope-conquers-all type of story. You know, the type you usually see in children's books. The series starts out great, but ends poorly.
Wow this has to be THE WORST ENDING EVER! I mean COME ON it was going good with homura defeating walpurshinat or whatever and going twords a happy ending. WHAT! I mean they just give Madoka a bunch of powers for no reason whatsoever and all the dark elements that I enjoy about this show are tossed out the window and replaced by the main character getting FORGOTTEN by all the other characters. I MEAN WHERE THE HELL DID THAT COME FROM! A good ending would use the elements of the show to create something good. But I have to say I wish there was some happiness. Hey don't get me wrong I like a dark anime once in a while but this is DOWN RIGHT DEPPRESSING! So this whole show was a let down to me
Am I the only one who thought that the ending wasn't that bad? True. It was disappointing(this is coming from a fan)And Rebellion was worse. But I think Madoka got her powers because:
1.She wished to erase all witches, past and future with her own hands and rewrite the universal laws. No one has came up with that powerful wish. In fact, Kyuubey said that wishing that will make Madoka end up as a god as she will receive very strong powers as doing so will give her such abilities.
2.From the beginning, she was said to have more potential than most magical girls. Listen to Madoka and Kyuubey's conversation when she tried to form a contract, But Homura stopped her (In episode 8). Her powers were also mentioned at episode 6, But It's more explained in episode 8.
3.In Madoka's dream, Madoka witnessed Homura battling Walpurgis, and Kyuubey said that she can stop such event from happening.
And about Madoka's wish, I think the wish has to do with Sayaka's death and the time Kyuubey ...more - MLPFan
*MAJOR SPOILERS* GOD dang. don't get me wrong, I loved this anime. But I mean the ending was just horrible, absolutely horrible. After the death of kamina, I was slightly irritated and hesitant to continue the anime. Though I had a lot of hope for his revival, because if you have the power of the ''spiral'', ANYTHING is possible. Now, fast forward to the future. Simon is an adult blah blah and now out of no where he's like the god dang king/general/major/SUPREME GOD of a new built city- there are A LOT of supporting characters that have aged (ANGER), blah blah fast forward and now AFTER the irritating final war in space... he marries Nia. I was expecting the most satisfying ending where all the characters just sit together in a room talking about the crazy adventures they had. Nia and Simone now have a child and- GREAT SCOTT WHAT THE HECK? Nia DIES. poof. she just fades away during the most amazingly made wedding scene AND SIMONE DIDN'T GIVE TWO CRAPS ABOUT IT. To be honest, the whole ...more
I still can't get over how terrible this ending was. It was like 'now I have to go away forever. BYE! ' This ending was just a slap in the face to everything it was trying to accomplish.
I never viewed 02 ending canon and as tri goes on it seems 02 ending isn't canon - 015804
Even though I really like Digimon, I still dislike the sad endings
The manga was a lot better.
I want to know what happened next
Tokyo Ghoul isn't over yet. The manga is still ongoing and the anime is not completely finished yet so...how did this get in to a worst anime ending list without having an ending? There's either the possibility of a remake or a season 3. - ToukaKirishima
They're still making a Season 3! Since when did the whole Tokyo Ghoul franchise end yet?! - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Tokyo ghoul sucks!
Its just a ripp-off of dead man wonderland!
Tokyo ghoul is so Overrated!
Um, you didn't even explain the ending of the anime. All you just said is that it is a ripoff of Deadman Wonderland and that it is overrated. What about the conclusion to this anime series? Can you explain why you hate the ending to this series? - ModernSpongeBobSucks
If only they continued and followed the manga.
Are you kidding me? I was expecting at least a 40 minute episode to wrap up everything. We've just come so far. The cast had suffered so much that by the end a lot of people were just happy they got their good ending, but I honestly don't care. The ending was bull. They took the joke "SHSL BS! " and took it seriously. If you haven't seen it, basically after Junko Enoshima causes the apocalypse and tortures our fan favorites, 32 kids are put into 2 separate killing games where they are forced to murder each other and then punish the murderer. It turns out one of the games was all a shared coma dream between 16 of them, and as for the other 16 only 6 survive, but then are forced into another death game where they meet ryouta mitarai, who was manipulated by Junko. A major character, Kirigiri, is killed of and Mitatai decides to brainwash the entire human population to not feel negative emotions.
Still with me? Good because here's where the bs comes in. The comatose kids ...more
I did like sonic X even though I HATED stupid Chris But I watched it because of Shadow even though he wasn't in much episodes I liked it but my main problem is Chris they should replace him with another character. It was funny especially the Chaotix and the Knuckles and Rouge moments
I doubt anyone would agree with me... but this is one of the worst attempts at tragedy I've ever seen. A good tragedy teaches a character or the viewers a moral... as it gives the sadness a point. This has no point other than just to be sad... and they do so in a way that's almost as cruel to a likable character as It's A Wishful Life, a rather infamous episode of Fairly Odd Parents... there's a line, and this episode crossed it.
There's also the pulsating walnut... who thought that would look like an intimidating villain?
Wow, you guys are too easy take this the most confusing ending ever. Does the main female character live or die AND THAT CLIFFHANGER AND YET NO SEASON 2 TO BE SEEN.
I agree with this one. I don't know if Natsume really lived or not or if they will see each other again. MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR WHAT THE HELL? That's it?!?!?! This deserves to have a season 2!
After one of the funniest and fairly emotional animes I've seen, you would expect a dramatic, yet happy ending. No throw that idea straight out of the window; after 2 season and 2 movies the whole ending scene lasted about 2 minutes with no explanation of what was going on. Rushed. Annoying. Ruined the whole series.
Since I began watching Inuyasha, I've been captivated by anime. Before then, I didn't know that a cartoon could be so graphic and also have such a great storyline. I began telling everyone about this show. Since not all of the episodes were easy to find, it took me a while to catch up to the final act episodes. Everything about TFA was amazing except for one detail that ruined the entire story. It makes NO sense for Kagome to abandon her family at 18, travel into the past after the sacred jewel is obliterated, and marry a demon who is hundreds of years older than her. As a fan, I'm supposed to be okay with this?... Even though Naraku decides to take the homewrecker route and derail Kikiyo & Inuyasha's relationship (that all of the other characters hated on just because they wanted him to date a 15 year old girl who wasn't from their era in the first place) and then Kikiyo dies without being able to have a love life. Naraku might as well have won in the end. This show could have been a ...more
The ending to the whole series (I'm talking about the Final Act and not the cliffhanger they left us with in the original series) just wasn't very exciting. None of the characters die or betray the other characters, Naraku's demise was predictable, and everything ends well for every character, including Naraku himself! It just wasn't cut out to be a good ending and I was honestly very disappointed with it. The only thing I liked about it was the interesting twist with the Shikon Jewel being the true villain all along. Other than that, it just wasn't very good.
Not everybody dies. There is just a small amount that does survive. What would you expect though? People went on mass slaughters! How would that many people be living?!
Everybody. Dies. Just like that. The humans all go insane with murder rush and kill the shiki. No hope for either species
This is the reason I'm on this list. I hated the ending so much.
Honestly, Sakura mikan loses her memories and boom, she gets them back after seeing everyone! And then it ends with an abrupt ending of searching Hotaru are you serious? What ever happened to the side characters and their relationships? To the academy?