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New Poll - Bad Endings
This week's poll was suggested by silenteye. Which type of ending do you dislike the most?

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Question: How do you feel about a "classic" anime being remade with today's animation standards?
The original was perfect, so why remake? - votes: 274 (8%)
I guess I'll give it a chance... - votes: 1017 (29.5%)
I'm okay if it's just a change in appearance with no changes to the story - votes: 1175 (34.1%)
They usually ruin the classics with these remakes, so stop trying - votes: 355 (10.3%)
I prefer the modern look and feel, so go for it! - votes: 476 (13.8%)
I prefer the older style of animation anyways, so skipping - votes: 147 (4.3%)
There were 3444 total votes.
The poll ended: March 2nd 2019

Looks like most of you would at least give it a shot. Then there's those people who debated what counts as a "classic"...
Posted by lambchopsil on 
March 2nd 10:39am
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» VawX on March 2nd, 2019, 5:42am

Ofc it's the axed ending, it's not even the mangaka's fault (except their manga is apparently not good enough to continue) since he has to end it early mmm...


» tactics on March 2nd, 2019, 6:17am

While axed endings are incredibly annoying, I find it even more irritating when the series finishes and not everything is tied up. Too many questions left unanswered and with no sequel planned? Awful, especially because that's how the mangaka chose to end the series. With axed endings they don't have as much control so I don't expect a tied up ending but yeah man the ones that just end it open. I hate it. I think an example I can give that did this to me recently was After Hours. Really disliked the ending, which is a shame because v1 and 2 were great. I need some sort of conclusion at the end for the main characters.


» calstine on March 2nd, 2019, 6:49am

Axed/abrupt ending, obviously. I understand why people might pick "cliffhanger" instead, but to me the unfulfilled potential that was nipped in the bud just because the author couldn't conform to the majority's boring stereotyped expectations is much more infuriating.


» Trimutius on March 2nd, 2019, 7:18am

Has to be axed.. As much as I don't like unanswered questions, I like imagining answers to them still... but when it just ends out of the blue because author and publisher had a disagreement or something it is so disheartening...


» Transdude1996 on March 2nd, 2019, 12:29pm

The endings where nothing is ever answered or given closure. That pretty much soured the Blue Drop animation for me. Still a great series, but I will never get over that. Second worst would have to be a tie between "Story would have ended the same way regardless of protagonist(s)'s actions" (See Jurassic Park 5) or "Let's solve everything by solving absolutely NOTHING" (To Love-Ru and Bioshock Infinite both did this. But, it's been years since I read the former, so I'll have to see if it is as bad as I remember.).


» residentgrigo on March 2nd, 2019, 2:14pm

Axed or abrupt ending, you know why.


» Animechic420 on March 2nd, 2019, 2:48pm

If I could choose all 3 of these: Ending with too many unanswered questions, Axed or abrupt ending, or Cliffhanger/suspenseful ending, I would. Seems like everyone hates those, too. 😀


» HikaruYami on March 2nd, 2019, 7:54pm

All of the last 3 answers to this poll kind of overlap, but I ultimately picked Ending with too many unanswered questions because personally, I've never been in love with a manga that got axed. I've followed manga that have been axed, but half the time I actually really appreciate that the editors finally put that dead series I couldn't stop reading out of its (and my) misery, and the other half the time, the series is just too new for me to have a strong opinion. Even when it seems promising, the axe has never given me a really major disappointment.

In contrast, when too many threads are just left completely unresolved, and the manga-ka makes it clear that they have no interest in resolving those threads, I just go crazy. You built this awesome world with these crazy mysteries and you have no interest whatsoever in answering them? Certain kludge world mechanics are fine to leave alone (I don't expect Oda to explain why devil fruits exist, for instance--and I'm honestly shocked that the dragon ball origin story has been retconned and reexplained three different times: first Kami, then the Namekians, then the super dragon balls), but if you give your characters a big mystery in the world that they spend any time "wondering about" rather than "taking for granted", I expect them to fucking solve it


» har12430 on March 2nd, 2019, 8:06pm

ignoring the last three options I have to go with the first one. Why does the story need to end at becoming lovers when it's just starting to get good?


» Sugarshark on March 2nd, 2019, 11:40pm

budget decline/cuts
gainax ending
to be continued
honorable mention to 'author has health issues and may return to it at sometime in the future'


» Rasparr on March 3rd, 2019, 1:09am

Axed/abrupt ending Looking at you, Bleach!


» HikaruYami on March 3rd, 2019, 6:15am

Bleach is a perfect example of what I was talking about.... when I get more than a couple volumes into a manga, I can never put it down, so I was so relieved when it finally got cancelled. That was a really bad manga after the soul society arc.


» energizerbunny on March 3rd, 2019, 4:06am

Luuulz~ looks like we're all true story-hunters and ultimately just can't staaand a poor execution. Cheers, fam.


» MinatoAce on March 3rd, 2019, 8:37am

Axed or abrupt ending. - Requires no explanation.


» Maulis on March 3rd, 2019, 1:12pm

I understand why many people say that the ending with too many questions is worse than the axed option, but the axed option also says "/abrupt" which in my opinion is the worst of all. At least a "proper" ending will give some closure and then you can just bookmark that author in your head as not to your taste.


» HikaruYami on March 4th, 2019, 7:35am

Obviously the majority of users on the site agree with you so there's not much need to defend your choice 😛 But in my personal experience, the "axed" part of "axed or abrupt ending" has been net-positive often enough that I simply couldn't select it.


» SSJR2 on March 4th, 2019, 1:46am

Definitely Axed/abrupt ending. There's no ending I hate more than that. The series getting canceled and now it either gets a rush job or just flatly ends with so much unfinished business.

It really sucks when a new series with promise gets axed and has its potential snuffed out. But its even worse when it was a really good or great series at first then it gets destroyed by an axed. And now there's always a bad memory to end the formerly good series you used to love.

I have many examples but the number one example has to be Bleach. I loved that series and still partly do but man it that ending really destroyed a lot of its legacy. And now it always leaves a bad taste in my mouth when i think about it.


» ceruleantear on March 5th, 2019, 11:07am

I hate unsatisfying endings, so it was tough to pick an answer. I think I'm more annoyed with cliffhanger endings because the author chose to end it that way, whereas axed endings are usually a result of the publisher dropping the manga, so the author didn't have a chance to wrap it up.


» Dahlia1112 on March 7th, 2019, 3:59am

Axed or abrupt ending
It honestly pains my heart to think about what could have been.

Just recently finished Nanashi no Asterism, and the non-ending felt extremely abrupt and unsatisfying, despite what was otherwise a fun and innovative manga, and IMO a comedy masterpiece. Then I looked online to find that the series was suddenly discontinued and the poor mangaka was given one chapter to wrap everything up (╯°□°)╯( ┻━┻

I don't want to live in this world anymore TT-TT
I want to be reborn in a universe where my favorite manga are allowed to be completed
I need to know if Tsukasa and her twin got their happy endings...

Honestly, despite all of Bloody Junkie's shortcomings, it was still a fun read, and I really admire the author for writing out the entire plot in the last chapter after the manga got axed.
And kudos to the scanlation team for translating the whole pages of text.

I wish more mangaka would do this if their story is unavoidably axed. I do understand why giving a concrete ending/explanation to a mystery/game-of-death manga would make more sense than a school-life drama that could get away with an open-ended non-end. But come on, Kobayashi-sensei could at least give us a teaser ~10 years later~ picture or something TT^TT

And what is Gangan Online even doing axing all these great manga, when these two series are the only reason I've even heard of their mediocre dirt-rag? (sorry, I know I'm being salty but... 😢)