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Sneebs: Perhaps we ought to rename this to Filler Ending, like this term from Gantz Abridged. Such a title has much more explanatory power than "Gecko Ending". While I understand where the term comes from, the name of a trope should at least allude to what it describes. Hence "Get Ahold Of Yourself Man" over "Bright Slap", "Moral Event Horizon" over "Rapethe Dog", etc.

Looney Toons: The origin of the term "Gecko Ending" would be a good addition to the entry. I certainly don't get the reference.

Andyzero: If I had to guess, the contributor is comparing an exclusive anime ending with the tail of a gecko, which if cut off, will grow an entirely new one. (which will be a different shape, color and size.)

Ayup. :)

Morgan Wick: Removed Fullmetal Alchemist, because there's really no such thing as an exception; if a show goes on past the current point in the manga, it's simply Overtook the Manga.

Keenath: FMA *is* a gecko ending; it's just one of the longest gecko endings in history. Normally, overtaking the manga results in filler arcs; in FMA's case, they actually made up the second half of the series, including such important issues as the nature of homunculi.

Joie De Combat: Removed Inuyasha, which doesn't qualify because - although it Overtook the Manga - no new material was written for the ending to resolve any of the series's plot threads. The finale episodes follow their corresponding manga chapters pretty closely, in fact.

Athcnv: Did this happen in the last ep of season 1 of Tactical Roar?

Sleet Wintergreen: Removed Berserk, as it doesn't make up a new ending, just stops the story after a certain arc.

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  • Harukanaru Toki no Naka de. The ~Hachiyoushou~ TV series ran for one 26-episode season, resolving its central plot and finishing in a rather interesting way, although this was probably just to stay true to its Dating Sim origins. The manga, from which the plot of the series was adapted, currently reached fifteen volumes and, as of 2009, is apparently still ongoing.
    • This makes the first half of the series follow the manga while the second half follows the game it was adapted from.

Certainly - the series is clealy divided into two distinct arcs, and the second one pretty much only involves collecting the four seals. (What's with all Neoromance anime adaptations only getting 26 TV episodes, anyway?.. although this seems to affect a lot of unrelated manga printed in LaLa, for whatever reason.)