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Old February 11th, 2014 (3:01 PM).
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What goes through your mind when you complete an anime/manga series, especially if it was a great series? Do you feel relief knowing how the story ends? Or do you have a sense of sadness for having to part-ways with characters you've grown attached to? When do you begin to look for another series to watch? Discuss~
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I usually get a little sad when an anime ends. Sometimes it's hard for me to watch the final episode or two, because I know it'll be over, and I don't want it to be. xD If I like it enough, I usually stay into for a time after it ends, and then eventually re-watch it.
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Old February 11th, 2014 (3:18 PM).
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Majority of the series that I've watched honestly didn't leave much of an impression that would warrant me to being sad or depressed. There are the selected few that have managed to leave a mark and sometimes I even go back to re-watch them. I feel like dying characters have more of an impact on me than a series ending \: It all depends on what the series was about and how well the studio developed the story.
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It was tough to cope when the Hitman Reborn anime ended. I was obsessed for quite a while so when that final episode was announced I just couldn't believe it until there were no more episodes the following weeks and yeah.. luckily the manga was still around then but then that ended later down the road. :( Felt like a huge part of me was empty.

It's pretty sad when the series in question is one you're really attached to.
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Some of my personal favorites... Clannad, Gurren Lagann, AnoHana, Fate/Zero, Steins;Gate, Hyouka (that damn tease at the end....) etc.

They all leave me with a void in which I am helpless to do anything except just stop watching anime for a while XD it's kinda funny cause after my first depressed void (clannad) I found AnoHana which continued the cycle.... Idk i just go out and do stuff and don't watch an anime for a while if it impacted me
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    Old February 11th, 2014 (10:28 PM).
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    At first when I get into an anime I'm really psyched and just want to push further and further into the story but the closer I get to the end the more I don't want it to stop. It's actually a little depressing when an anime ends (especially the good ones) because you've dedicated a fair bit of time to the series immersing yourself in the story and growing attached to characters and then suddenly it's over and you're left with - to use Apollo's phrase - this void in your life.

    I generally jump to a new anime pretty quick to fill the void and generally that's enough to make me feel better haha. Good endings are both the best and the worst xD

    I'm the same for most series though be it anime, TV, books
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      Hyouka (that damn tease at the end....)
      There will be a second season, hopefully. The animation was wonderful and the author is still making the second book of the classics club (hyouka)

      Oh yeah, I mope around the house for a few days and like cry myself to sleep. I think the worst anime that did it for me was Dragon Ball GT and what happens to Amuro and Char in Mobile Suit Gundam.
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      There will be a second season, hopefully. The animation was wonderful and the author is still making the second book of the classics club (hyouka)
      It's KyoAni, they make 2nd season of pretty much everything these past 2 years =D
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      Old February 12th, 2014 (6:37 AM).
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        It's KyoAni, they make 2nd season of pretty much everything these past 2 years =D
        But sounds like its not going to make a 3rd season of anything.

        (i am looking at you K-On!!!)
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        Old February 12th, 2014 (2:17 PM).
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          Well I usually get sad for a few minutes, then it's on the next one lol
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          But sounds like its not going to make a 3rd season of anything.

          (i am looking at you K-On!!!)
          Well of course =D 3rd season is not 2nd one =D
          Well... it's kinda good because they are not cash milking their series as some other merchandise =)
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          Old February 13th, 2014 (1:32 AM). Edited February 13th, 2014 by Spinosaurus.
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            I tend to be satisfied for the most part and look forward to rewatching later and pick up what I missed it if it's an anime I really liked.

            The exception is Hajime no Ippo. I felt so empty when it ended, it was as if I was part of its world.
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              usually a little sad if I really liked it, but most of the time I just get a small feeling of fulfillment and move on to another anime to fill the void!
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                I just become really sad and sit in a corner for about a second thinking about what to do next then I just go back to using the internet and such.
                It usually bothers me that they make good animes usually based on mangas short.
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                Depends on whether I enjoyed the anime. Well, obviously I wouldn't keep watching the anime if I didn't like it, but there are different levels of how much I enjoyed animes/mangas. And with the ones I really liked; I definitely feel a bit sad that it's over, and want more. I think some notable examples would be the Dragonball series, Fullmetal Alchemist, Gantz (the manga; the anime wasn't really that great) and so on. I'd love to put Yu Yu Hakusho on here too, but unfortunately I felt like it died a bit after the Dark Tournament saga. I honestly don't really have any animes where I felt happy that they ended, since most have either left me wanting more, or are still on-going. Well, perhaps Sword Art Online. It was great in the beginning, but started going downhill after ALFheim became a thing, and it just kinda needed to end before it really went bad :(

                Not much else to it. Guess I'm just really greedy when it comes to the good plots ;D
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                If it's a great anime where I really enjoyed the ride and followed it through to the very end, I will initially feel bummed, but will overcome that feeling within a few hours. If it's basically a masterpiece or it's just a melancholic story, I feel quite empty. It's difficult to move onto a new series when my heart is stinging!
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                If it was a great series with a great ending I normally feel sad because I really wish I could keep watching it, but I wouldn't want them to keep going with it and ruining the ending (Gurren Lagann and Clannad mostly) I really liked Madoka's original TV ending and disliked how everything became ♥♥♥♥ed up in the movie sequel D;

                If it's a TV series that I didn't really love or dislike, I normally just feel glad I managed to finish it, haha.
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                  From the CLAMP series, I felt a bit disappointed when they ended. I also like to watch romance animies (my guilty pleasure, I guess) and I love the happy endings, but at the same time, I want more of the series.
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                      Finished my second anime series (you can probably guess what it was) and I have the same reaction as the first time I finished an anime series. WHY DID IT HAVE TO END LIKE THAT?? Noooooooo why did they die why why whyyyyy

                      I basically spam whoever will listen to me about what happened and cry for awhile. Then I go back and rewatch my favorite parts until I'm tired of them.
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                        I usually miss those who's story I followed. It's like.."What happens to them now?"

                        Then there's me, going "WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE 12 EPISODES ;~;" <- me while watching Madoka Magica.
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                          I just feeling a longing for the anime once more, when it ended, but of course, it ended. Period. Nothing I can do about it. Just a sense of sadness of couple of days
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                          Then there's me, going "WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE 12 EPISODES ;~;" <- me while watching Madoka Magica.
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