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.

I haven't seen Berserk yet, but for me, Soul Eater currently ranks number 1 in my books for the WORST ANIME ENDING EVER! I mean, Maka just went from such a well-rounded female lead to a Mary Sue when she was somehow able to beat the Kishin with "bravery". BRAVERY?! It was just a punch in the face! Lord Death, Black Star, and Death the Kid were all fighting as hard as they can to beat to the Kishin, but failed to put a dent on him. Not even Maka and Soul together could beat the Kishin. But then, out of nowhere, she is able to beat him with bravery? She puts Mary Sues like Kirito from Sword Art Online to shame (even in ALFheim, he even needed HELP to try to defeat the second main antagonist of Sword Art Online)! Wow. They turned such a perfect female lead into a Mary Sue by series' end. And that cheesy montage that also left Medusa's survival unresolved and just slapped on cheesy character interactions didn't make the ending any better. The ending is the reason why I have a love/hate ...more

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.

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.

The ending just left my jaw drop it was a brutal, cruel, shocking ending. I don't want to spoil it if you want to know look it up or just wacth the anime

3 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?

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

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

Every main character except Akame and Najenda dying made the end of the revolution pointless. Oh, and that pink-haired girl with those two other children. Brought back the Mine feels. ;(

4 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.

Ganta didn't even prove his innocents, or even find out that Shiro was the Red Man

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

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

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 hated the ending. WHY DID LIGHT HAVE TO DIE?!?! The anime was 10/10 until then, but the last episode alone dropped the rating to 8/10. It was really my favourite anime, sorry death note.

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 worst part is L's death. That surely sucks. I was sitting fingers crossed hoping that L would appear at last but nah, plot surely sucks. If only ending is considered this is the worst anime. 😤

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

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.

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!

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).

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.

Worst anime female character ends everything worst anime ending of all time

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.

Enough with the cliffhangers! At least Sword Art Online ended both the Aincrad and Fairy Dance arcs pretty well! BUT NOT NO GAME NO LIFE. You can do better than this, Madhouse. I'm ashamed especially since they're the studio who made Death Note and Parasyte.

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!

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.

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

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

9 Panty and Stocking with Garderbelt

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

What was with this ending?!? "I'm a Demon'' just like that

The ending was a joke

...and we will never get a second season

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.

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 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.

The Contenders

11 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

12 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.

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

Thank god season two came out and saved this anime.

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...

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

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?

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

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.

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 😭

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.

THE END is so much out of character I almost cried

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!

The ending was utter crap. At least the anime wasn’t

(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!?

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

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.

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

"Hey, let's have Kyousuke screw over all his friends and family to have an incest relationship with his abusive bitch of a sister"

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.

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

25 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Not the best ending but it was chosen by the fans

This ending was a masterpiece yall are idiots

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

How to spot a bad ending: If you aks yourself: "And what happens next? " it probably was a bad ending. The ending to code Geass was just really lazy and did not result in a satisfying end for any of the conflicts in the show. Many plot-points remain unfinished.
[I just want to add that the anime was great up to this low point and would recommend watching it anyway just don't be too disapointed in the ending]

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