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GE - Good Ending  
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Description
A follow-up to a heavy response to the original oneshot manga by the same title.

Good Ending follows the main character Utsumi's interactions with Kurokawa Yuki, a member of the school tennis team, in order for Utsumi to confess his feelings to the captain of the tennis team.

It is implied that the title of the manga is derived from the "good endings" that are achieved in visual novels.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
GE
GE ~戀愛成就~
GE~グッドエンディング~
Good Ending

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Status in Country of Origin
16 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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Forum
13 topics, 317 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (1033 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.48 / 10.0
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August 12th 2014, 3:12pm PST

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Year
2009

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Licensed (in English)
No

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Weekly Pos #684 increased(+97)
Monthly Pos #904 increased(+52)
3 Month Pos #945 increased(+17)
6 Month Pos #944 increased(+93)

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Is it worth it? 402 days, 14 hours, 20 minutes ago
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Can't drop it... but it's frustrating...   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Kenny_AF
June 30th, 2011, 2:41am
... 'cause it's a guilty pleasure... and yet it's grade-A RAGE material.

As many have pointed out already, this manga starts off great. That's exactly the problem; it's deceivingly good at the beginning. It deteriorates a lot later on, but by then you're already hooked. You're gonna wish you weren't, so that you could drop it and be done with it, but you won't be able to, because by that point you will have developed certain expectations that you will demand to see happen (well, it's either that, or I'm just weak and can't bring myself to dropping it).

Alas, the mangaka knows damn well what every reader wants to see, and she's using a carrot-and-stick approach to us. It is only by then that you realize that the title of the manga is only there to mock you. This story's ending might prove to be good (at least we all hope so), but the development so far has been anything but that. It keeps promising good times ahead, only to disappoint everyone in the next chapter in the most irritating, nerve-bending way.

Now, regarding the characters... I'm going to mark this next part as a spoiler, but I really suggest that you read it anyway, because it will give you a pretty good idea of what you're about to get into; plus, I'm not spoiling much of the story, really.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
First of all, there's Utsumi, the MC. Apart from the fact that he's a wimp, and dumber than a bag of hammers when it comes to anything romance-related, the guy is simply in denial of the fact that he has a penis, as well as all desires associated with it. Seriously. You could swear that he's a eunuch, and in fact he would be far better off as the MC of a manga about some Buddhist monks in Tibet or something. Now, I'm no stranger to shounen romance manga; I know that these "traits" of asexuality are more or less to be expected of male MCs. It's just that Utsumi is really THAT bad. In fact, the only worse MC I can think of is Haruto of Kimi No Iru Machi, and that speaks volumes.

Then, there's Yuki, the beauty on the cover, and as you may have guessed, our MC's (platonic) love interest. She's also about 90% of the reason I'm still reading this manga, because I took a liking to her right from the beginning. However, and it pains to say this, she's one of the very few characters I can recall in any manga I have read that actually have NEGATIVE (as in reverse) character development. She started off by being daring, strong-willed and determined; a woman who knows how to captivate the man she wants. But after she and Utsumi become a couple, she just happens to remember that she's carrying a huge traumatic experience from a past relationship that makes her feel extremely uncomfortable whenever Utsumi tries to man up for a change and become intimate with her. All of a sudden, all of the willingness and determination evaporate and what she's left with is tons of phobias and retarded decisions. It makes no sense... If you're such an emotional trainwreck under the surface, why bother seducing someone in the first place?

Finally, there's a bunch of other characters whose existence ranges from forgettable to annoying. The forgettable characters include the occasional girl that is after Utsumi's dick this month (that's right, this is a harem manga, much as it tries to prove the opposite), and the annoying ones include Yuki's brother and another guy called Tooru, among others (you'll see why, I won't spoil it here).


The story itself is like an unholy amalgam of shounen and shoujo romance, where all the bad tropes from both genres are put together and all the good ones are thrown away. It's like an over-dramatic soap opera set in a Japanese high school. If you're not into that sort of thing, save yourself a lot of time and don't ever pick this up.

I can't rate this higher than a 5. I guess it does have its merits, otherwise I wouldn't be still reading it, but seriously, it's only good if you feel like torturing yourself. The only reason I give it a 5 is because I admit that I'm a victim and I'm hooked to it. Maybe it'll be a lot more tolerable after it's complete and you can read it in one go, but right now, it's nothing but a weekly source of frustration. I'm pretty sure that when the story finally ends, I won't be saying "awww, what a nice ending"; I'll be more like "phew, glad it's finally over". No matter how good the ending might prove to be, all the preceding rage will be too much for it to leave a sweet aftertaste.

... Last updated on June 30th, 2011, 3:06am
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Stay with it!   
Rating: N/A
by DracMonster
December 10th, 2009, 10:20pm
I got drawn in by the beautiful cover image up there, but the main character was such an annoying spineless whiner I almost abandoned it after the first couple chapters. Boy am I glad I didn't! Stick with this, it gets better fast.

... Last updated on December 10th, 2009, 10:21pm
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Read in a safe distance of breakable objects   
Rating: N/A
by Lnc411
February 4th, 2012, 4:28pm
This manga started off on a good foot. The protagonist was realistic and down to earth and the story had a feel good atmosphere. Sadly, in the long run, the story just gets dulled and even to a point one would call moronic. Usually these types of manga would have problems due to an indecisive male lead, but the author decides to take the headache to a new level and makes the girls part of the problem too. I actually feel sorry for the guy. He wants to appease the love of his life, only for her to constantly flip the on and off switch and not providing a concrete answer. If Bruce Banner (aka: Hulk) read this manga, he'll be constantly smashing something. So what am I getting at? If you want to read something romantic and feel good, well look else where. If you are a masochist looking for pain and irritation to no end, this manga is right up your alley. As for me, this is off my read list.

... Last updated on February 4th, 2012, 4:31pm
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dramadramadrama   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by cele
November 12th, 2012, 9:05am
Honestly I liked the manga at first, it showed premise not to be another cliched unrealisticx10 harem story. Well the whole thing is unbelievably predictable (up to chapter 150) with the only unpredictable twist being the one that enraged all the japanese Otakus
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
(Oh god a girl had sexual activity hurr durr, by the way it wasn't rape or anything, they were filmed during consensual intercourse, I mean yeah it's still bad but its a manga for gods sake)

Character development is horrible too, Male lead stays an emotionally unstable wuss for most of the time, female lead actually has reverse character development (from strong willed personality to emotional frailty caused by a trauma that she suddenly cant get over with). Well the other girls have acceptable developments at least. It seems to get worse but thank god its looking like this one's ending soon with a cliched "Good Ending". Could have been a (for a shounen romance) good Manga but dragged on for too long and introduced too much unnecissary and unlogical drama
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Started out really good then took a nosedive   
Rating: N/A
by Lucifel
September 3rd, 2012, 8:56am
Having a girl demand to be raped in the same location she previously had a similar trauma to "overwrite the memory" is a pretty clear flagpost for when to stop reading this manga. After that arc plays itself out in the most retarded way the entire manga just loses it's mind. There are so many other ways that storyline could have been resolved as the girl clearly has damage she needs to deal with but instead the author decides to throw credibility out the window and have the manga take a 90 degree turn into crazyland.

The problem with romance manga is always the fact that people in love and happy together is not terribly interesting if you don't have the writing talent to make it bounce. SASUGA Kei doesn't have that talent so she takes the contrived bullshit route instead and ruins her characters. I would recommend this manga but once the whole demanding to be raped thing comes up you should just stop because it's all steeply downhill from there.

... Last updated on September 3rd, 2012, 8:57am
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It's actually ok   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by tweetchan
March 12th, 2012, 6:22am
Earlier, someone compared this series to something like a train wreck that one couldn't look away from--even if they wanted to. Well, I actually kind of agree with that. Overall, the series is nothing special, but it's far from bad. Sometimes the characters in this series really make me want to bang my head against the wall. For the most part, I think they're all likeable (in their own respect), but sometimes I just... You really just want to grab these people and shake the hell out of them until the naivety finally runs out of their ears. For instance:
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The main character, Utsumi, broke up with Yuki over...well...they broke up. Anywho, in the midst of all his heart ache, he started hanging out with Shou--his first crush--and the two started dating. Now, in this latest chapter, Shou has the gaul to sit there and throw tantrums because she feels that Utsumi isn't "looking only at her?" Really Shou? You effing hooked up with the guy on the tail-end of a really hard break up. It wasn't even fully resolved on his end. Why would you jump into a relationship with someone when they're clearly (and it really doesn't get any clearer than him sitting there crying over Yuki) hoping for someone else? She set her own self up, but gets mad at him when things come to a head? Really? *sigh* I hate to be the bearer of bad news here, but Shou is not a victim. She should have waited a little longer instead of jumping at what she thought was a opportunity because the guy was single again. That was just asking for it--to be hurt, that is. She even admitted that she knew about his feelings for Yuki (even though he really was trying to get over her), but that she hoped he'd eventually come to love only her. So I don't care what anyone says, it's her own fault. Really now...


Like I said, this series is nothing amazing and, despite all the frustrating elements (like throwing random female characters in there to rile Utsumi up sexually. WTH?), it's really not a bad series at all. I'd recommend giving it a try. Just be prepared to want to b**** slap the characters more often than not.

... Last updated on March 14th, 2012, 6:06am
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just like mario   
Rating: N/A
by +JaCkFrOsT+
September 29th, 2011, 5:19am
okay this is my 1st time here (not important but.....uhhh.. you know...)

anyway. guys you might see a lot of people here telling you not to read this manga because it REALLY is Frustrating but i'd definitely recommend it if your into romance.
First off, the story is great. just imagine that your climbing a super tall mountain without any safety gear. one mistake and your just a blob treated as pudding for the dogs. yup it's that unsettling, frustrating, and nerve wracking. add in a stupid excuse of a man Seiji Utsumi(the MC) thats gonna stress you down to the core. but after all that climbing ,eventually, you'll reach the checkpoint there waiting for you is a nice view with The girl(won't mention might spoil...)ready to serve you some tea(Oh yeahhh....). Then just imagine that bowser comes along to take the girl and brings her higher up the mountain then its up to seiji to bring back the girl and have some tea.then once he does that bowser shows his @ss. and they do it all over again.

BUT. the story isn't like that Bowser is more of a metaphor. the bowser of the story is the normal sources of love quarrels like misunderstandings and whatnot(at the start it was mostly because of the MC's impotence bigrazz ).That ,basically, is the main reason why the two are not together watching the nice view and drinking tea. and its up to seiji or the girl to find their balls and confront the problem. and as the story progresses the degree of the problem rises. and it leaves the two utterly flabbergasted at what to do with their lives and with their realationship. then they find a solution to it but finds another problem. thus the reader finding himself literally drained of their hp.

And because of all these things that readers cant stop reading it. you'd want to know how the story evolves(mostly their luuuv).
so it's up to you if you'll read it.me? i definitely recommend it. -__-
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first time reader manga   
Rating: N/A
by mushu12
June 1st, 2011, 11:55pm
I don't know noting about manga I was looking online how to finish my story and I came across this manga when I was on my computer and type good ending. Wow this art and story was nice . It made me feel how the character feel piss off, sad, and happy. The person who did this know what she want ppl to feel when they read this manga. I mean how many said or think it suck but kept on reading it . I went to school thinking how bad I feel for the character and mad sad and happy . I want to write story like this. Good job keep the hard work
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Used to be a Good Ending, but now...meh.   
Rating: 7.7 / 10.0
by swimmer1017
November 15th, 2011, 9:10pm
Read the one-shot, loved the main girl. Currently reading the series and now I wish he'd go for the third girl in this mixed up plot. Frustrations abound in this rather rage worthy series. The art is great and the protagonist is better than most series. But the main girls in this case are....frustrating to say the least. Worth the read, but be prepared for raging on the level of Suzuka.

EDIT: I can say the problem of this series in one sentence:
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
too much NTR.
Seriously.

... Last updated on November 22nd, 2011, 7:05pm
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A nice break from the usual   
Rating: N/A
by Kota
March 14th, 2010, 10:06pm
I've gone through 25 chapters of this, and I have to admit, it's a pleasant surprise. The protagonist is a twist on the stereotypical shounen romantic comedy lead. Instead of being hilariously (or pathetically) inept and landing in awkward situations for the fanservice after being led around and teased by girls, he's actually found one that decides to help him out. After that, it's as if nearly all the cliches fall away.

In short, this series has elements of realism, or at the least, elements we don't see in normal stuff of this genre.

On a true scale, where 5 is an average, enjoyable series, this is at least a 7 at this point. Hoping to see some more.
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