Top 10 Worst Anime Endings


The Top Ten

1 Soul Eater 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 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.

Lazy writing and bad fight scenes and VERY bad dialogue for BlackStar throughout the show but overall I loved every second of watching it except the ending.

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2 Berserk 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. - Gordianknot

Meh. To be honest the ending was more unexpected to me instead of bad.

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3 Deadman Wonderland Deadman Wonderland

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

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

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4 Akame Ga Kill Akame Ga Kill

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

Well it was terrible anyway so whatever

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5 Death Note 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".

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. - RoseRedFlower

Why is this here? Death Note just is one of those anime that wouldn't be satisfying unless the Kira case truly came to an end (with Light's death) or unless Light achieved his goal. A lot of people complain about Light's degrading death, but it was the perfect way to get across the moral of the story - power corrupts.

Tsugumi Ohba is an idiot. He made a great story but ruined it in the end.

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6 No Game No Life No Game No Life

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!

Gimme a Season 2, Madhouse! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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7 School Days School Days

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).

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

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8 Mirai Nikki/Future Diary

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...

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.

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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

10 Claymore Claymore

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

The Contenders

11 Attack on Titan 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, more.

Until Season 2 comes out, this is going to be on this list. - Gamer1270

Hasn't even ended yet. - izayaorihara

Thank god season two came out and saved this anime.

12 Neon Genesis Evangelion 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.

I hope you're kidding Evangelion has got a perfect ending

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.

I think you might have put this on the wrong list - izayaorihara

The movie or the anime ending?

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13 Naruto 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 more.

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 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.

14 Highschool of the Dead Highschool of the Dead

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?

15 Bleach Bleach

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

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!

Tite Kubo deserves death for writing the trash ending for the manga. Bleach is garbage

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16 Gantz

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.

17 Princess Tutu 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 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. - 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 😭

18 Toradora! 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!

(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 Dragon Ball Z

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.

20 Clannad After Story Clannad After Story

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

Stupid nonsense ending. "lol all that sad stuff? just kidding! "

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1. Soul Eater
2. Deadman Wonderland
3. No Game No Life
1. Soul Eater
2. Berserk
3. Panty and Stocking with Garderbelt
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