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Old 07-23-15, 12:29 PM
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Anime's 20 Most Shocking Endings

Japanese fans apparently put this list together of the 20 most shocking endings in anime and manga.

http://otakuusamagazine.com/LatestNe...king-6690.aspx

20. Gintama

19. Guilty Crown

18. Shaman King

17. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean

16. Space Runaway Ideon

15. Flowers of Evil

14. Magical Warfare

13. Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love Revolution

12. Naruto

11. Neon Genesis Evangelion

10. Angel Beats!

9. Kuroko’s Basketball

8. Tokyo Ghoul

7. Love Live!

6. Death Note

I'll let the article reveal the top five.
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Re: Anime's 20 Most Shocking Endings

School Days making the cut at #2 is expected. But they seriously think Code Geass is #1?

A lot of the list doesn't even have a shocking ending...
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Re: Anime's 20 Most Shocking Endings

Uh... Gintama is still going, both anime and manga, isn't it?

I don't see how Naruto's ending (I assume the manga) is shocking at all.

Geass had a pretty shocking ending. Eva (the original TV ending) is still tops for me, I still remember buying that last VHS tape, watching it, and being so disappointed.

Zeta Gundam has a pretty sad ending.

But I think if you go into Berserk without knowing anything, that's gotta be one of the most shocking, out of nowhere endings to an anime (that has yet to be continued).
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Re: Anime's 20 Most Shocking Endings

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A lot of the list doesn't even have a shocking ending...
You could see the ending for #5 coming from a mile away about halfway through the series.
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Re: Anime's 20 Most Shocking Endings

School Days would probably be my number one choice for this topic. What about Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day's ending was so shocking? There were a couple of surprising reveals but it was more emotional than anything else.

I guess it wasn't popular enough but Brynhildr in the Darkness has a devastating ending. The conclusion to Chaika the Coffin Princess was pretty startling.
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Re: Anime's 20 Most Shocking Endings

Otaku USA shouldn't have used the word "shocking". That makes people think of something disturbing.

According to Crunchyroll:

"Charapedia asked fans to think about what anime and manga endings surprised them, went against expectations or topped expectations"

Using that description, the list makes much more sense.
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Re: Anime's 20 Most Shocking Endings

That does make more sense. Also it teases that Gintama fans are just trolling.

Gunbuster's ending was surprising to me at the time, still one of my favorite OAVs.
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Re: Anime's 20 Most Shocking Endings

I've seen Angel Beats, and "shocking" is not a word I'd used to describe the ending.
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Re: Anime's 20 Most Shocking Endings

I don't think Angel Beats should be on the list, but instead put Kanon on the list.

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