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Written by Mark Sammut This is the way the anime ends…not with a bang but a whimper. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Worst Anime Conclusions. For this list, we’re looking at anime that ended on a rather frustrating note. Some of these shows are fantastic and well worth watching, but the climax could have been better. This goes without saying, but spoilers will be everywhere.
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Top 10 Worst Anime Conclusions


This is the way the anime ends…not with a bang but a whimper.

Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Worst Anime Conclusions.

For this list, we’re looking at anime that ended on a rather frustrating note.

Some of these shows are fantastic and well worth watching, but the climax could have been better. This goes without saying, but spoilers will be everywhere.



#10: “Big Order” (2016)




Order users possess a special power that allows their wishes to be realized. Unsurprisingly, giving this type of ability to an obnoxious student leads to a huge disaster and countless of dead folks. After causing the Great Destruction, Eiji decides to retire his superpower… and the anime kind of turns into a harem. Now, Big Order is a pretty farfetched show – hence ladies getting pregnant from having their ears being fondled – but the ending is infuriating nonetheless. After defeating God, Eiji uses his power to fix everything, including the Great Destruction. Yep, this whole show happened because Eiji was a stubborn idiot.



#9: “Tokyo Ghoul √A” (2015)




Tokyo Ghoul struggled to properly adapt the long manga into 24 episodes, leaving a lot of content on the cutting room floor. Despite having such limited space, the finale wastes a substantial amount of time showing characters dicking around, instead of providing closure.

It ends with Kaneki carrying Hide’s body in his arms before coming face to face with Arima. Aaand then they cut. No final battle. None of the awesome stuff that happened in the manga… Really makes you wonder why they deviated from the plot just to arrive at a watered down version of the same conclusion…

#8: “Aldnoah.Zero” (2014-15)


Aldnoah. Zero set itself up with several things that needed to be sorted out by its conclusion. First of all, how are we going to solve the conflict between the Vers Empire and The Earth Union. Second, how’s Slaine going to finally redeem himself? And third – and obviously most importantly – how will the love-triangle work out?! Well, the show managed to bugger up all three things; the war seems to just fizzle out, Slaine gets his ass handed to him and locked away in jail, and instead of one of the lads ending up with Asseylum, some character no one gives a shit about does!

Why they gotta do my boy Slaine like this?

#7: “Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt” (2010)


Unless a second season is finally created, Panty & Stocking still deserves a place on this list. The series had its ups and downs, but you could always count of the fallen angel sisters to kick serious amounts of demon heinie. So, after stopping the evil Corset from unlocking Hell's Gate, what happens? An after-credit scene reveals that Stocking was actually a demon all along! For some reason…

As a follow-up is yet to happen, this out-of-nowhere plot twist made absolutely no-sense and ended an otherwise decent show on a sour note.

#6: “Future Diary” (2011-12)


From the same mind that gave birth to Big Order, Future Diary stands as his insane magnum opus. Yuki is a spineless loner who owns a diary that predicts the future and gets thrown into a battle royale against 11 other people – eventually winning and getting elevated to the status of a god!

While this sounds cool in theory, the anime spirals out of control towards the end, introducing time travel and alternate dimensions.

Sure, the OVA “Redial” tided us over a little, but as for the tv series ending, the whole thing was just overly-convoluted and didn’t satisfy on most fronts…

#5: “Soul Eater” (2008-09)


A powerful demon who just happens to be the son of Death is – apparently – no match for a good dose of courage. Soul Eater is a fantastic anime for around 99% of its run, with the ending serving as the exception. Known for its creative action sequences and colorful cast, Soul Eater constantly declares the importance of teamwork... So, why is the final boss defeated by a single UNARMED character? While the rest of the cast watches from a distance, Maka causes the powerful Asura to explode after punching him in the face with the power of courage.

#4: “Oreimo” (2010-13)


Ok, we’ve been giving this show too much grief lately, so lets break it down real quick.

These two are siblings.

Alright lets move on.



#3: “Mobile Suit Gundam 00: A Wakening of the Trailblazer” (2010)


Season 1 ending? Perfect. Season 2 ending? Satisfying. The movie finale? Baaad.

Everyone was hesitant when hearing that aliens were being introduced into the franchise for this film, so in order to silence the critics, Sunrise really had to knock this out of the park. They didn’t. The whole thing feels completely out of place, with weird storytelling decisions and series favorites being killed for absolutely no reason. Worst of all, the flowery ending is played completely straight, as the two warring species realize this was simply a misunderstanding and decide to work together to achieve peace. Piss off.



#2: “Mars of Destruction” (2005)


The anime that’s ‘so bad its … still bad’. The practically nonsensical plot follows Takeru, who is the only person capable of wearing a combat suit to defend Earth from a Martian invasion. While the stiff animation and lifeless characters make Mars of Destruction a long sit, the hilarious ending takes the cake. A huge plot twist reveals that the Earthlings were the real aliens all along… Centuries ago, the Martians conquered Earth, forcing the remaining survivors to seek refuge in space. Again, piss off.



#1: “Digimon Adventure 02” (2000-01)


Epilogues work better in theory than practice, and Digimon serves as the perfect example.

After defeating MaloMyotismon, the story flash forwards to the year 2027 and shows what became of the digi-destined.

Over those 20 odd years, the Digital and Real World learned to co-exist and everyone now has a Digimon, which kind of ruins the appeal of being a chosen child. The heroes grow up to follow completely mismatching career paths - like Sora becoming a fashion designer.

Also, aside from Matt, Sora, Ken, and Yolei, all the digi-destined get married to nobodies – meaning TK and Kari didn’t end up together, which we can all admit…is bullshit.

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