History BittersweetEnding / Anime

10th Jul '16 7:18:26 AM Morgenthaler
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** And the final novel of the main series ends triumphantly for [[RedHeadedHeroine Lina]] and [[IdiotHero Gourry]] as they decide to [[WillTheyOrWontThey visit Lina's home kingdom]]. The cost of this was [[spoiler:killing off the mentally conflicted Luke, who had transformed into [[PiecesOfGod Shabranigdo]]; this happened to him because the woman he loved, Milina, was poisoned, denied medical treatment, and died.]]

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** And the final novel of the main series ends triumphantly for [[RedHeadedHeroine Lina]] Lina and [[IdiotHero Gourry]] as they decide to [[WillTheyOrWontThey visit Lina's home kingdom]]. The cost of this was [[spoiler:killing off the mentally conflicted Luke, who had transformed into [[PiecesOfGod Shabranigdo]]; this happened to him because the woman he loved, Milina, was poisoned, denied medical treatment, and died.]]
25th Jun '16 7:57:50 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco'': Luluco defeats the evil Blackholeian and restores justice to the universe, but at the cost of her beloved Nova sacrificing himself to the black hole they used to defeat him, thus separating them across time and space when they had only just confirmed their mutual love. Yet Luluco does not despair because she knows he's alive and waiting for her in some alternate universe, [[IWillFindYou and she fully intends to search the cosmos until she finds him again. Outside of the show itself, we might have some indication that she ''does'' find him eventually...in the ''Anime/{{Kiznaiver}}'' universe. Pay close attention in the upper right corner of ''Kiznaiver'' episode 12 at the part where Tenga and Chidori are meeting at [[FreezeFrameBonus 21:07]], and you'll see Luluco talking to Nova. [[EarnYourHappyEnding She kept her word]].]]

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* ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco'': Luluco defeats the evil Blackholeian and restores justice to the universe, but at the cost of her beloved Nova sacrificing himself to the black hole they used to defeat him, thus separating them across time and space when they had only just confirmed their mutual love. Yet Luluco does not despair because she knows he's alive and waiting for her in some alternate universe, [[IWillFindYou and she fully intends to search the cosmos until she finds him again. again]]. [[spoiler: Outside of the show itself, we might have some indication that she ''does'' find him eventually...in the ''Anime/{{Kiznaiver}}'' universe. Pay close attention in the upper right corner of ''Kiznaiver'' episode 12 at the part where Tenga and Chidori are meeting at [[FreezeFrameBonus 21:07]], and you'll see Luluco talking to Nova. [[EarnYourHappyEnding She kept her word]].]]
25th Jun '16 7:54:32 PM Gamermaster
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** ''AudioPlay/StrikersSoundStageX'', which is set [[TimeSkip three years after the third season]], also ended on a bittersweet tone. [[NightOfTheLivingMooks The Mariage]] case was resolved with minimal losses, but Ixpellia, the MysteriousWaif that Subaru met, protected, and made friends with during the incident, [[ConvenientComa went back to sleep for maybe ten years... or a thousand]]. What is it about [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld characters from Ancient Belka]] and Bittersweet Endings? [[spoiler: Ixpellia would wake up (kind of) less than a year later in ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid ViVid]]''.]]

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** ''AudioPlay/StrikersSoundStageX'', which is set [[TimeSkip three years after the third season]], also ended on a bittersweet tone. [[NightOfTheLivingMooks The Mariage]] case was resolved with minimal losses, but Ixpellia, the MysteriousWaif that Subaru met, protected, and made friends with during the incident, [[ConvenientComa went back to sleep for maybe ten years... or a thousand]]. What is it about [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld characters from Ancient Belka]] and Bittersweet Endings? [[spoiler: Ixpellia would wake up (kind (sort of) less than a year later in ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid ViVid]]''.]]
25th Jun '16 7:44:45 PM Gamermaster
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* The second season of ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ended with the incident resolved and no one dying. Well, almost no one. To ensure the [[DeaderThanDead complete destruction]] of the NighInvulnerable OmnicidalManiac, the first Reinforce sacrifices herself, despite the tearful protests of Hayate.

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* The second season of ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' ended with the incident resolved and no one dying. Well, almost no one. To ensure the [[DeaderThanDead complete destruction]] of the NighInvulnerable OmnicidalManiac, the first Reinforce sacrifices herself, despite the tearful protests of Hayate.
25th Jun '16 7:44:01 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco'': Luluco defeats the evil Blackholeian and restores justice to the universe, but at the cost of her beloved Nova sacrificing himself to the black hole they used to defeat him, thus separating them across time and space when they had only just confirmed their mutual love. Yet Luluco does not despair because she knows he's alive and waiting for her in some alternate universe, [[IWillFindYou and she fully intends to search the cosmos until she finds him again]].

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* ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco'': Luluco defeats the evil Blackholeian and restores justice to the universe, but at the cost of her beloved Nova sacrificing himself to the black hole they used to defeat him, thus separating them across time and space when they had only just confirmed their mutual love. Yet Luluco does not despair because she knows he's alive and waiting for her in some alternate universe, [[IWillFindYou and she fully intends to search the cosmos until she finds him again]].again. Outside of the show itself, we might have some indication that she ''does'' find him eventually...in the ''Anime/{{Kiznaiver}}'' universe. Pay close attention in the upper right corner of ''Kiznaiver'' episode 12 at the part where Tenga and Chidori are meeting at [[FreezeFrameBonus 21:07]], and you'll see Luluco talking to Nova. [[EarnYourHappyEnding She kept her word]].]]
24th Jun '16 10:09:23 PM Gamermaster
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** ''[[AllThereInTheManual Sound Stage X]]'', which is set [[TimeSkip three years after the third season]], also ended on a bittersweet tone. [[NightOfTheLivingMooks The Mariage]] case was resolved with minimal losses, but Ixpellia, the MysteriousWaif that Subaru met, protected, and made friends with during the incident, [[ConvenientComa went back to sleep for maybe ten years... or a thousand]]. What is it about [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld characters from Ancient Belka]] and Bittersweet Endings?

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** ''[[AllThereInTheManual Sound Stage X]]'', ''AudioPlay/StrikersSoundStageX'', which is set [[TimeSkip three years after the third season]], also ended on a bittersweet tone. [[NightOfTheLivingMooks The Mariage]] case was resolved with minimal losses, but Ixpellia, the MysteriousWaif that Subaru met, protected, and made friends with during the incident, [[ConvenientComa went back to sleep for maybe ten years... or a thousand]]. What is it about [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld characters from Ancient Belka]] and Bittersweet Endings?Endings? [[spoiler: Ixpellia would wake up (kind of) less than a year later in ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid ViVid]]''.]]
24th Jun '16 10:07:25 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco'': Luluco defeats the evil Blackholeian and restores justice to the universe, but at the cost of her beloved Nova sacrificing himself to the black hole they used to defeat him, thus separating them across time and space when they had only just confirmed their mutual love. Yet Luluco does not despair because she knows he's alive and waiting for her in some alternate universe, [[IWillFindYou and she fully intends to search the cosmos until she finds him again]].
19th Jun '16 10:07:54 PM BNSF1995
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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': The Battle of Trost arc ends with a PyrrhicVictory that won back the Trost district and sealed up Wall Rose from the Titans, but at appalling cost and in the process leaving everyone devastated.

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': The Battle of Trost arc ends with a PyrrhicVictory that won back the Trost district and sealed up Wall Rose from the Titans, thus representing humanity's first victory against the Titans, but at appalling cost and in the process leaving everyone devastated.devastated. The blow is softened, though, by the fact that all civilians evacuated in time.
10th Jun '16 11:24:47 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' does this in the NonSerialMovie: [[spoiler: TheHeroDies, as dies one supporting charachter, one IdolSinger is in coma and possibly up for AFateWorseThanDeath, the other is heartbroken. But all other good charachters survive as does Frontier, they find their planet, all baddies are killed, and the comatose charachter at least has ''some'' signs of recovery - and this after it seemed they would get a KillThemAll ending. Life goes on and the galaxy as whole is safe for now. Two (+1?) lost lives for the whole galaxy is a good trade, or is it?]] Interestingly enough, [[EarnYourHappyEnding this is not truly the case]] according to WordOfGod. [[spoiler:WordOfGod confirmed that not only is Alto still alive, but that Sheryl makes a full recovery. He was actually ''shocked'' by how pessimistic towards the ending most fans were.]]



* ''Anime/{{Macross}}''' war between the people of Earth and the SDF-1 and the Zentraedi ends on a bittersweet note bordering on a [[DownerEnding total downer]]: [[spoiler:The final battle successively sees the destruction of over 90% of Earth's surface by the Zentraedi armada, immediately after which the surviving humans manage to destroy most of the the Zentraedi, leaving both ''species'' nearly wiped out. Surprisingly enough, this was followed by another thirteen episodes taking place after the battle, [[PostScriptSeason which apparently wasn't originally in the plan]]. The characters seem cautiously optimistic...]]
** This actually made it into the American adaptation, ''Anime/{{Robotech}}''. [[spoiler:Which means that not only do the next thirteen episodes, but the latter two quasi-series adapted from other anime ''The Masters'' and ''The New Generation'' take place against [[AfterTheEnd a razed Earth and what is referred to without exaggeration as the "Zentraedi Holocaust"]].]]

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* ''Anime/{{Macross}}''' ''Anime/{{Macross}}'':
** In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', the
war between the people of Earth and the SDF-1 and vs. the Zentraedi ends on a bittersweet note bordering on a [[DownerEnding total downer]]: [[spoiler:The final battle successively sees the destruction of over 90% of Earth's surface by the Zentraedi armada, immediately after which the surviving humans manage to destroy most of the the Zentraedi, Zentraedi fleet, leaving both ''species'' sides nearly wiped out. Surprisingly enough, this was followed by another thirteen episodes taking place after the battle, [[PostScriptSeason which apparently wasn't originally in the plan]]. The plan]]; the characters seem are cautiously optimistic...optimistic, a mood which is actually vindicated by later ''Macross'' series, which show that humanity and its allies have established a thriving interstellar civilization across much of the Milky Way in less than a century. In fact, ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' shows that civilization on Earth itself has recovered fairly well despite the devastation.]]
** This *** The American adaptation ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' refers to the above as [[spoiler:the "Zentraedi Holocaust"]], and actually made it into ups the American adaptation, ''Anime/{{Robotech}}''. [[spoiler:Which means that not only do the next thirteen episodes, but the latter two quasi-series adapted from other anime ''The Masters'' bitterness by having its ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross The Masters]]'' and ''The ''[[Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada The New Generation'' Generation]]'' sections take place against the backdrop of [[spoiler:a post-''Macross'' [[AfterTheEnd a razed Earth Earth]]]].
** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' gave the impression of doing this in the NonSerialMovie: [[spoiler:Alto seemingly dies, Brera actually dies, Sheryl is in coma
and what possibly up for AFateWorseThanDeath, and Ranka is referred to without exaggeration as heartbroken. But all the "Zentraedi Holocaust"]].other good characters survive, the ''Frontier'' fleet finds a planet to settle on, all baddies are killed, and Sheryl at least has ''some'' signs of recovery - and this after it seemed certain she would die. Life goes on and the galaxy as whole is safe for now.]] However, WordOfGod stepped in and stated that [[EarnYourHappyEnding the fans had overly exaggerated the "bitter" part]]: instead, [[spoiler:Creator/ShojiKawamori confirmed that not only is Alto still alive, but that Sheryl makes a full recovery. He was actually ''shocked'' by how pessimistically most fans interpreted the ending.]]
5th May '16 4:28:25 PM DoctorCooper
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* ''{{Anime/Monster}}'' ends with Johan being incapacitated, Tenma being exonorated, and Nina returning to as normal a life as she possibly can. Mostly everyone else is dead.
** [[spoiler:Everyone being Wolfgang Grimmer]]. Still, it's also worth noting that [[spoiler:the incapacitated Johan may not be so incapacitated at all]], even though all the living [[EarnYourHappyEnding earn their happy ending]].

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* ''{{Anime/Monster}}'' ends ''{{Manga/Monster}}'' had many deaths, but the survivors [[EarnYourHappyEnding earn a happy ending]]: Eva finally recovers, Lunge reconnects with Johan being incapacitated, his daughter, Tenma being is exonorated, Dieter lives happily with Dr. Reichwein, and Nina returning returns to as normal a life as she possibly can. Mostly everyone else is dead.
** [[spoiler:Everyone being Wolfgang Grimmer]]. Still, it's also worth noting that [[spoiler:the incapacitated Johan may not be so incapacitated at all]], even though all the living [[EarnYourHappyEnding earn their happy ending]].
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