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Top 10 Anime That Ended Too Soon

VO: Ashley Bowman WRITTEN BY: Alex Crilly McKean
Written by Alex Crilly-Mckean Why?! It was just getting good! Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we are counting down our picks for the Top 10 Anime That Ended Too Soon. For this list, we’ll be looking at the anime that for one reason or another ended up concluding their run way too early for our liking. Whether due to the manga having way more content still on offer or just ending everything before it all plot points were wrapped up, we demand a continuation for each of these. As you can expect, there are major plot details coming up, so a spoiler alert is now in effect.
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Top 10 Anime That Ended Too Soon


Why?! It was just getting good! Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we are counting down our picks for the Top 10 Anime That Ended Too Soon.

For this list, we’ll be looking at the anime that for one reason or another ended up concluding their run way too early for our liking. Whether due to the manga having way more content still on offer or just ending everything before it all plot points were wrapped up, we demand a continuation for each of these. As you can expect, there are major plot details coming up, so a spoiler alert is now in effect.


#10: “Btooom!” (2012)


Talk about ripe for a sequel. This dark and gritty series was essentially Battle Royale with bombs, with gamers from around the world finding themselves competing in a real-life version of a famous video game, with some rather bloody results. While its ending was very much a satisfying one, its clear that Ryota’s violent adventures were far from over. With the manga winding down towards its conclusion, what better time would there be to bring it back? As we all know, Ryota and Himiko’s problems didn’t finish on that island!

#9: “Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo” (2003-05)


The one anime that was too weird even for Japanese audiences. Well, specifically Japanese parents, who weren’t fond of the afro-warrior’s sense of humor. Damn it, this show was legitimately funny! Even the dub still found a way to make the jokes work. The manga managed to spawn an entire follow up series littered with brilliant out-there moments, so its not like there wasn’t a decent foundation for the show to use. Alas, we may never know whether Bobobo would ever defeat the Maruhage Empire, and now we know who to blame!

#8: “Daily Lives of High School Boys” (2012)


Parody anime tend to do rather well just so long as they have endearing characters, hilarious situations and a great sense of pace. This trio of high school boys accomplished this in spades, managing to get to the nerve of the jokes while highlighting the stressful highs and lows of school life. That being said, the manga just sort of ended…abruptly. That being said, the manga just sort of ended…abruptly. Now the fate of our favourite trio will remain forever lost…

#7: “Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers” (2015)


Combining the typical fantasy tropes with a gripping whodunit style narrative was a stroke of genius, so what happened? As seven warriors gather in the hopes of defeating the Demon King, they find themselves faced with a potentially deadly new situation; there’s only meant to be six of them. As deception and discord run rampant, we find ourselves questioning who among them could be the imposter. Then we find out…and that’s about it. Just as shit looks like its about to go down, that we’re about to see the six heroes kick ass together, the series ends. Talk about a tease.

#6: “The Devil is a Part-Timer” (2013)


In terms of an outrageous comedy that managed to hit all the right notes, the Lord of the Fries pulled it off without a hitch. The scenario of Satan working at a fast food restaurant already inspired a tonne of laughs, but what really made the series shine was its lovable cast. You would have thought that a follow up would be inevitable but…wait, hang on, there’s no second season? But…but what about Sadao and Emi? Will they ever end up together? Will the devil claim his rightful place as manager of MgRonalds? These questions need to be answered!

#5: “Blood Lad” (2013)


This one just got shot down before it could live up to any kind of potential. As a laid back young vampire, Staz made for a somewhat protagonist, given how he finds himself falling for a young human girl…who accidentally ends up getting killed and turned into a ghost. His sense of responsibility towards her and his own legacy as Dracula’s descendent had us all hungry to see where the series would take us. And then it ended in eleven episodes. Come on man! The manga isn’t exactly that long either, you could have at least pushed forward and make one solid, awesome show!

#4: “Highschool of the Dead” (2010)


Everyone’s favourite guilty pleasure earned both ire and admiration for how even during a zombie apocalypse, ecchi conquers all. Well, much like the walking dead that now inhabit this world, we were hungry for more meat. More fanservice-based fight scenes, more of the ladies fighting over the protagonist, more of the gun otaku gradually increasing his arsenal until he decided to just nuke the town. We all know this series is the best kind of sleeze, so why didn’t you go all out and end things on a gloriously unrepentant note?

#3: “Baccano!” (2007)


The polish, swagger and overall slickness of this series made it an instant classic in the mind of so many fans. Everyone had a favorite character, who more often than not got a chance to shine as they used their newfound immortality to tear shit up all throughout prohibition America. So, the question stands; since the light novels are still being published, why would you waste the chance to continue the series? Do you need any other reason to keep things going other than an excuse to see more of Ladd Russo and Claire Stanfield?

#2: “Berserk” (1997-98)


We are fully aware this anime got itself two recent adaptations. But let’s be honest here people, they aren’t that good, and if anything, they serve as a constant reminder to the glory days of this brutal masterpiece. The original Berserk ended on THE mother of all cliff-hangers, and while it missed out on important plot points like the Skull Knight, we can’t help but imagine how great future arcs could have been in the originals classic art style.

#1: “Slam Dunk” (1992-96)


Later series like Kuroko’s Basketball may have managed to bring the visual splendour to the sports genre, but it was this little number that got the ball rolling, er, bouncing. Telling the story of delinquent Sakuragi, he finds himself falling in love with both basketball and the sweet student Haruko. As such, he puts his punk days behind him and becomes his school’s standout player, going on to prove people can indeed change once the find a dream to chase onto. The anime certainly managed to hit a lot of high points…except for the part where it ended right before the Inter High Tournament…you know…the best part of the whole damn manga?
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