Good series that ends abruptly

@saizo6 (2211)
United States
January 31, 2010 4:13pm CST
This has got to be one of the most frustrating things ever. I was reading the manga, Akeboshi Ibun Suikoden a while back and it's was a pretty good series. I was really looking forward to seeing how the story turned out but then all of the sudden, out of the blues, I find out that it just ended. The story was just starting to get good but apparently Shounen Jump Weekly, the magazine it was published on, decided to pull the plug on it 3 volumes in. I seriously couldn't believe it since it was so sudden. An example of an anime would be The Heroic Legend of Arslan. I really hated how that one ended, it had so much potential and a lot more story it could have covered. Anyone else feel lost and frustrated when an anime or manga series suddenly ends like that.
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@cambiste (1245)
• India
18 Mar 10
I think that happens to just about all the mangas i get into - with the exception of skip beat and detective Conan - and i stopped reading one-shots and mangas that don't have at least 4 volumes. There was W- Juliet that stopped at vol 9, Hikaru No Go that stopped at chapter 189 (mind you, the chapters were only about 5 pages long each), Hana Kimi that was just not long enough, Cat street and Charisma doll that were short (and sweet). Nine volumes may not be short, but i do wish the mangaka would go on and on. Happy mylotting!
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@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
18 Mar 10
Sometimes I wish that too. And I definitely have to agree about Cat Street being too short. But then again I somewhat don't mind where some of the stories ended because we never know how the story might turn out. For all we know the story can start to drag (like some of those longer series) and it would ruin the whole thing. I like long stories but anything going over 30 volumes makes me wary.
@cambiste (1245)
• India
25 Mar 10
lol. you should (never) try out Jojo's crazy adventures. It's the longest, but truly strange, manga. I wasn't able to get past the first volume though...
@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
25 Mar 10
I'd have to agree with you there. I actually read a bit of Jojo a few years back and it was strange and confusing. I think I got to chapter 100 something but I was still lost.
• Portugal
18 Mar 10
Well, I dind´t like how some series ended too.. My first deception was Dungeons & Dragons... Then I didn´t like the end of Neon Genesis Evangelion and Fullmetal Alchemist. For the last one they have done a better job in the movie, but still I didn´t like it very much. However, these series I found fantastic...
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• Portugal
18 Mar 10
I think they loose the trace somewhere in between... Or, perhaps, there's a marketing pressure that they're not earning so much money, problems with the authors, etc... For the tv series LOST, I think they're a little bit LOST. The time is passing and they don't have anything special, for example.
@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
25 Mar 10
NGE had one of those really open ended endings that left a lot of people wondering and hanging. I can't really say much about the ending for the first FMA though. I guess they had to end it somehow because the manga wasn't complete yet at the time the show was done. But I thought the ending wasn't too bad as opposed to some series I've seen. Most of the time, those anime end abruptly because the series they are based on isn't finished. And you're probably right about them not being yanked if they don't make enough money. I think that was the case with Gundam X. And I have no idea about LOST since I don't really follow the show. I've watched some of it and it left me feeling lost since I had no idea what was going on.
@edxcast (1169)
• Ecuador
28 Feb 10
Hello saizo I agree with you, i hate when this happens. I was watching Pandora Hearts(the anime), it was really good, very intersting, outstanding soundtrack, but out of nowhere the creators decided to finish the show at episode 25(and heck it was a stupid ending that didnt solve all the misteries of the show). It was very disappointing, other show is Tsubasa Chronicle(kind of the same as PH).
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@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
28 Feb 10
Hi edxcast, thanks for the response. So, Pandora Hearts had a really bad ending huh? I haven't finished it yet but now I'm a bit weary...lol... But I can understand that. I really hate it when there are a bunch of unresolved questions left after a show ends. It makes everything a lot more confusing and irritating.
@edxcast (1169)
• Ecuador
1 Mar 10
Oh shoot, didnt know you were currently seeing. Well yeah, but one thing that i love of the ending was one specific song that appeared just in that episode, other than that you are like, what, it ended? I was thinking of reading the manga, i love that show and all the alice on the wonderland references.
• Malaysia
7 Feb 10
Rave Master is a good example of a series that ended suddenly at least the anime which was only 1/3 of the manga's storyline.
@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
10 Feb 10
I really hate that sometimes. Some good examples of this would be for Eyeshield 21 and Skip Beat. Generally, any anime that doesn't cover the entire manga usually leaves me unsatisfied.
• Dallas, Texas
23 Jun 16
@Lionel0008 Whadda ya mean Rave Master ended 1/ of the manga's storyline? Explain!
• Philippines
16 Mar 10
I really like the Fruits Basket series even tho ugh it was short.However, the ending was really hanging. It's like only half of the manga series. I wish the anime matched up with the manga...
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@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
17 Mar 10
Yeah, I know what you mean. But if I recall the anime came out when the manga was still running so they couldn't just come up with some ending. I think this is one of the few anime where a lot of people are hoping to see a second season of.
@keinah2 (303)
• Philippines
1 Feb 10
When it comes to anime series, I think the one that ended abruptly was Nijuu Menso no Musume. The story was completed though..it's just that the ending was a real cliffhanger. The anime has only 21 episode, and I want a second season~~ I think the series ended abruptly because it's really underrated in Japan. Although in my opinion, the series is good enough. Nijuu Menso no Musume btw, is about the original Lupin III of Japan and is inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's Professor Moriarty :)
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@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
1 Feb 10
I see, I have heard of this series before but haven't watched it yet. The summary from Anime News Network sounds interesting though. There aren't a lot of shows out there about thieves and such. As for a second season, I don't know about that. It is a newer show so the chances are better but since you did mention that it was underrated it might be impossible.
@Montblanc (141)
• Canada
31 Jan 10
Zombie Powder by Kubo Tite, I guess. =/ Bakuman(it's good and still running :D) is a manga that tells you stuffs about Shonen Jump and manga stuffs. Series that aren't popular enough usually gets cut. Sad isn't it. :(
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• Dallas, Texas
23 Jun 16
Oh yeah Zombie Powder ended after three volumes. But if I remember correctly that was Kubo's fault, as he was going through some issues at the time.
• Canada
26 Jun 10
I just started reading a series called Lock On! that I immensely enjoyed. I found it a lot more original that many of the other series I read, including the very popular ones, like Naruto. For some reason it just ended today. It ended way too abruptly! I wanted to see many more adventures with the characters, to see them develop so much more. I am really sad that something like this happened. Have any of you read Lock On! ?
@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
27 Jun 10
I was actually browsing through MangaFox today and saw it on there. I haven't had the chance to read it yet but I did notice that it was a very short series. Now I don't know if I want to read it or not since you said that it ended so abruptly. Although, knowing me I'll probably check it out later just to see what it's about. You got me curious after all.