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train93
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I'm searching for manga labelled as tragedy that don't end.....well, with a tragedy.
The obvious example:
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Fullmetal Alchemist


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strixflash
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Bitter Virgin
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Solanin I don't think the ending was tragic.

Your request is strange though^^

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scytherman
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Immortal Rain

Nyajinsky
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http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=36517

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reid1
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It depends on your idea of tragic ending.

Chrno Crusade
Gunslinger Girl
Bitter Virgin there is a chance I could remember it wrong.
Monster maybe?
Nononono
Gosick (Novel) if the ending will be the same of the anime, or if you want to watch the anime, this is one of my favorite ending. Also Kaiba anime if you watch anime.

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train93
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Well, Chrno Crusade had kind of a tragic one, in my opinion:
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Rosette did die at a pretty young age after all



Thanks to all of you! smile

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Lorska
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Hana to Akuma was the first thing that came to my mind

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Quote from strixflash
Bitter Virgin
Rurouni Kenshin
Solanin I don't think the ending was tragic.

Your request is strange though^^


I don't think it is strange. The "tragedy" tag is added as long as there is the death of a significant character, i.e. area no kishi is labelled tragedy but it's a sports manga. I'm also a bit of a fan of tragedy with happy endings, but I don't have any good recommendations that weren't said.

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Well, Chrno Crusade had kind of a tragic one, in my opinion:
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Rosette did die at a pretty young age after all



Thanks to all of you! smile


Sorry, I probably have a different vision of "not tragic ending" then and some of my suggestions could be off in that case. I apologize. A not tragic ending for me is something that ended in the best possible rational way considering the (bad) premises. So computing the premises of the story, I can't figure a better rational ending for Chrono Crusade.

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You know from the start that since she was shorting her life by using that power she'd have died young. But since the last page shows her finally reuniting and embracing Chrono, I consider it the happiest ending she could have hoped for.
Similar, if you plan to read Gunslinger Girl (and you should anyway because it's awesome) without spoilering too much, you pretty much know that there are gonna be deaths in that story, but since last chapter is a message of hope, I consider it a not tragic ending since it brings you a positive message


If you want something that magically and irrationally ended well despite every possible premises, you could check Mai-Hime anime or manga (but I only watched the anime so I don't know if the manga is the same).


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srsng
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2:27 am, Feb 23 2013
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seconding Hana to Akuma
Also:
Full Moon wo Sagashite
Kingyo Sou
Yumenara Samenaide - Story 1
Kono Koi wo Wasurenai. - Story 3
Sekai de Ichiban Utsukushii Namae
Mahou Tsukai to Koi no Biyaku
Kare wa Tomodachi

train93
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@reid1
You're right saying that it was probably the best possible ending given the premises, and I never said I didn't appreciate it; I'd be disappointed if I read some incoherent ending. Still, it doesn't change the fact that the finale was indeed quite tragic, and it doesn't mean "bad" at all.
I do like tragic endings as well, it just isn't what I'm searching for right now. And I think that not every manga with the tragedy label has to end tragically in order to avoid inconsistency.
By the way I'll make sure to read Gunslinger Girl!

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CressAlvein
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Watashi no Messiah-sama
Mirai Nikki
Cross Game

caitnap
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Tower of God maybe?
it's not marked tragedy, but sure has a lot of tragic like scene in it. Start up slow,but if you read further it will improve greatly.

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