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Old 2012-08-17, 00:40   Link #41
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Tsubasa Chronicle - the whole last arc is one big WTF to me, I am still confused till this day
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Old 2012-08-17, 02:41   Link #42
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Ideon, definitely Ideon.
It made perfect sense!
See, if everyone's dead, you don't have to worry about unresolved plots, character developments, epilogue, or any of that nonsense mess. All clean!
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Old 2012-08-17, 18:29   Link #43
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It made perfect sense!
See, if everyone's dead, you don't have to worry about unresolved plots, character developments, epilogue, or any of that nonsense mess. All clean!
Well lets thank god that Gigantis thing was not canon, or else the ending would have lead to a bigger mess.
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Old 2012-08-18, 03:08   Link #44
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One word - Berserk.

ESPECIALLY if you haven't read the manga.
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Old 2012-08-19, 05:43   Link #45
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it's the anime by which I judge all bad endings

Chrno Crusade:
Though the ending itself was very fitting and memorable, the final fight was one of the biggest letdowns I've ever seen
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Old 2012-08-19, 13:12   Link #46
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Chrno Crusade:
Though the ending itself was very fitting and memorable, the final fight was one of the biggest letdowns I've ever seen
You just had to remind me of that one hum? Oh how I felt like crap after that end.

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@Akito

I have something else I found baffling about Clannad AS's ending

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I agree with you on that. The Clannad AS end works as the end to the VN (where you naturally only concern yourself you a single girl at any given time) but even then the ending isn't without it's deus ex machina feel. It is still pretty much an enormous deus ex machina and basically shatters the forth wall to make you realize that it's just the game's mechanics working under the guise of some random and unexplained in-universe magic. It is however understandable with some thought to the average player which is something you can't say of the anime. (more in the spoiler-tagged section)

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Virtually everyone I've pointed the show to has failed to understand the ending on their own.

I love the show but even I can understand that the ending is a major black spot on an otherwise brilliant track record.

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/end rant

Contributing something more to the thread than just ranting over Clannad let me add the End of the East finale. The original show was great and kept me on the edge of my seat but the final movies just felt like they rushed through not just the story but also the writing itself. It felt like they just gave up and winged something to end the show.

I can't contribute much more because an ending is such an important thing that unless the show is very recent I tend to forget the details of the one's that disappointed me the most. A memorable ending it half of what it takes to get me to remember a show so I'm a bit at a disadvantage here.
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Old 2012-09-26, 15:03   Link #47
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Old 2012-09-26, 15:22   Link #48
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I guess you could say WTF to both of these entire shows but my votes for WTF ending go to:

Noein

Ergo Proxy (really, WTF to this weird, weird show. After it was over, I had to read a concise synopsis to eve undertand what the hell I had just seen. Also I saw this series new, week by week, not all at once, so it was doubly confusing.)

Also, surprised nobody has mentioned Serial Experiments Lain. This show set an incredibly high benchmark for confusing 90's techno-babble. Probably the reason that shows like the above were made.
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Old 2012-09-26, 16:39   Link #49
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Serial Experiments Lain had a pretty wacky way of presenting itself, but I felt the ending was rather straightforward.

Proxy is much, much more confusing, especially near the end, but I don't really think it was incomprehensible. I still don't get many of the exact details, but I do get the message. A lot of what I listed above simply fail in both delivery and message.
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Old 2012-09-26, 16:47   Link #50
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Old 2012-09-26, 17:02   Link #51
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Rozen Maiden 1st season has the most baffling ending to any anime I watched.

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Old 2012-09-26, 17:23   Link #52
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Serial Experiments Lain had a pretty wacky way of presenting itself, but I felt the ending was rather straightforward.

Proxy is much, much more confusing, especially near the end, but I don't really think it was incomprehensible. I still don't get many of the exact details, but I do get the message. A lot of what I listed above simply fail in both delivery and message.
Hmmm, again maybe this is because I was a high-schooler, or maybe it was because I watched the episodes week by week but this show confused the hell out of me.

But if the criterion is just, endings that failed, then I guess my vote goes to Soul Taker. I guess i a literal way, I understood what happened at the end but...

Spoiler for Soul Taker's end:


It was a neat anime, but it really didn't make a whole hell of a lot of sense. This is a common theme with 90's and early 2000's mecha mystery shows.

Betterman is another example of this. Arguably, so is Big O

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Old 2012-09-28, 05:31   Link #53
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Holy Knight has the most weirdest ending I've ever seen :
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Old 2012-09-28, 08:07   Link #54
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Proxy is much, much more confusing, especially near the end, but I don't really think it was incomprehensible. I still don't get many of the exact details, but I do get the message. A lot of what I listed above simply fail in both delivery and message.
I re-watched Ergo Proxy recently, and while I still think it's a bit pretentious in the same way Evangelion is, I found watching it at one go made it more comprehensible. I also read along in the the thread here, where there were some very helpful postings from members.
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Old 2012-09-28, 11:16   Link #55
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Serial Experiments Lain's weird God stuff always stumped me.
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Old 2012-09-28, 15:11   Link #56
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But if the criterion is just, endings that failed, then I guess my vote goes to Soul Taker. I guess i a literal way, I understood what happened at the end but...

Spoiler for Soul Taker's end:


It was a neat anime, but it really didn't make a whole hell of a lot of sense. This is a common theme with 90's and early 2000's mecha mystery shows.

Betterman is another example of this. Arguably, so is Big O
Ah, the way I saw it, "baffling" has a negative connotation. If an ending was confusing but made me ask questions and make me want to figure it out, I wouldn't call it baffling but thought provoking.

Baffling in my mind is like making me think "Why the fuck did you do this?". That would be a complete failure of communication between me and the show, thus baffling me.

Anyhow, as for Serial Experiments Lain
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Old 2012-09-28, 15:31   Link #57
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Not the most baffling, but Rinne no Lagrange's ending was a HUGE anti-climax.
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Old 2012-09-28, 16:00   Link #58
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My favorite is the incredibly random bad end to a super robot show from the 80's called Blue Fixer Baldios. After it wad cancelled they decided the best way to end it would be too have the bad guy launch these probes that melt the polar ice caps and destroy the earth while the main characters look on in stunned silence doing nothing. No final showdown, just bad guy presses the i win button and end credits.
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Old 2012-09-28, 16:07   Link #59
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there is Gekganger III's ending when they bought Joe back to life with no explanation.
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Old 2012-09-29, 17:50   Link #60
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Ergo Proxy was one of those anime where I was like "wtf is going on" the first time through. Watching it a second time, it all mostly made sense, however.

Anime that has me going "wtf" regardless of how many times I've seen them? Well, honestly, none. Google tends to answer any questions I have if I still have no idea what's going on after the fifth time watching something.

I will say that it is an incredibly rare anime ending that I actually really liked. While I get that in real life, things don't just conveniantly end, I don't think it's that much to ask for real conclusions in a work of fiction.
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