History BittersweetEnding / Anime

30th Apr '18 2:43:02 AM Dentaku
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* ''Manga/YokohamaKaidashiKikou'' ends with the two main robots living together, tending to the coffee shop. But the main human couple have moved away to form a family, and it can be deduced that every human Alpha knows has already died by the time of the epilogue chapter.

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* ''Manga/YokohamaKaidashiKikou'' ends with the two main robots living together, tending to the coffee shop. But the main human couple have has moved away to form a family, and it can be deduced that every human Alpha knows has already died by the time of the epilogue chapter.
17th Apr '18 8:52:32 PM UchuuFlamenco
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* ''Anime/BloodPlus'' could be argued as having a BittersweetEnding. Diva dies, Saya lives after trying to kill herself on Diva's blood but is deeply affected by her death, Hagi is crushed under a building, Riku's rape and subsequent death at Diva's hands still haunts Kai and Saya, and Solomon died for Saya without her even knowing. A lot of people are dead, including huge numbers of the Red Shiled, and all but one of the Schiff, and the kind of emotional and psychological toll it has taken on the main characters is palpable. However, there are still some good things. Diva's children are being looked after by a loving and caring family so they won't turn into monster sociopaths, Kai is getting on with his life, Lulu is still alive, and Julia is pregnant. At the end we see that as Saya goes into hibernation again, that Hagi's trademark blue hair ribbon is by her sleeping place, indicating that he is still alive and waiting for Saya to awaken again. So in the end, this becomes more of an EarnYourHappyEnding type of story. Considering the kind of pain and grief the main characters had to go through to get it, they really do deserve it.

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* ''Anime/BloodPlus'' could be argued as having a BittersweetEnding.Bittersweet Ending. Diva dies, Saya lives after trying to kill herself on Diva's blood but is deeply affected by her death, Hagi is crushed under a building, Riku's rape and subsequent death at Diva's hands still haunts Kai and Saya, and Solomon died for Saya without her even knowing. A lot of people are dead, including huge numbers of the Red Shiled, and all but one of the Schiff, and the kind of emotional and psychological toll it has taken on the main characters is palpable. However, there are still some good things. Diva's children are being looked after by a loving and caring family so they won't turn into monster sociopaths, Kai is getting on with his life, Lulu is still alive, and Julia is pregnant. At the end we see that as Saya goes into hibernation again, that Hagi's trademark blue hair ribbon is by her sleeping place, indicating that he is still alive and waiting for Saya to awaken again. So in the end, this becomes more of an EarnYourHappyEnding type of story. Considering the kind of pain and grief the main characters had to go through to get it, they really do deserve it.



* Given that ''Manga/{{Uzumaki}}'' starts with a series of horrible suicides and [[FromBadToWorse everything gets worse from then on]], the main characters resting in peace could be considered a BittersweetEnding instead of an outright DownerEnding. They [[KillEmAll still all die]] or [[BodyHorror turned into a snail]] or [[AndIMustScream frozen in time in the case of the main characters]].

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* Given that ''Manga/{{Uzumaki}}'' starts with a series of horrible suicides and [[FromBadToWorse everything gets worse from then on]], the main characters resting in peace could be considered a BittersweetEnding Bittersweet Ending instead of an outright DownerEnding. They [[KillEmAll still all die]] or [[BodyHorror turned into a snail]] or [[AndIMustScream frozen in time in the case of the main characters]].
4th Apr '18 10:24:18 PM GeheimnisGoth
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* ''Manga/WanderingSon'' ends with Nitori going off to college and finally saying "I am a girl" instead of "I ''want to be'' a girl". Makoto gets an ambiguous but still positive ending and Nitori's girlfriend Anna states she doesn't mind being gay if Nitori wants to [[{{transsexual}} live as a woman.]] Deuteragonist Takatsuki gets a less happy ending. The last time we see them they're crying and they confessed their unrequited love to Nitori earlier, knowing that she would decline. Takatsuki in high school became really confused and starting doubting whether they wanted to be seen as a girl or a boy. The ending is fairly ambiguous on their part but still dark.

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* ''Manga/WanderingSon'' ends with Nitori going off to college and finally saying "I am a girl" instead of "I ''want to be'' a girl". Makoto gets an ambiguous but still positive ending and Nitori's girlfriend Anna states she doesn't mind being gay if Nitori wants to [[{{transsexual}} [[{{transgender}} live as a woman.]] Deuteragonist Takatsuki gets a less happy ending. The last time we see them they're crying and they confessed their unrequited love to Nitori earlier, knowing that she would decline. Takatsuki in high school became really confused and starting doubting whether they wanted to be seen as a girl or a boy. The ending is fairly ambiguous on their part but still dark.
15th Feb '18 2:09:50 PM DrTinkletrousers
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** Part 6 ends on a very bittersweet note. Emporio defeats Father Pucci, the BigBad, but he's the only hero who survived Pucci's Stairway to Heaven stand. While there seem to be copies of the others in the new universe, they have no memories of their adventure or of each other. Only Emporio remembers what happened.

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** Part 6 ends on a very bittersweet note. Emporio defeats Father Pucci, the BigBad, but he's the only hero who survived Pucci's Stairway to Heaven stand. While there seem to be copies of the others Made In Heaven. The slain heroes are reincarnated in the new universe, they have no memories of their adventure or of each other. Only but only Emporio remembers what happened.their journey together, and Foo Fighters stays dead. WordOfGod softens the blow a little by saying that while the heroes don't remember ''what'' happened, the feelings and friendships they experienced carry over to their new identities.
31st Jan '18 6:51:26 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? Ixpellia would wake up (sort 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? Ixpellia would wake up (sort of) less than a year later in ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid ViVid''.]]ViVid]]''.
12th Jan '18 10:03:47 PM thebluebus
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* ''Anime/DinoZaurs'': Diamond Ryugu is defeated and the Dragozaurs leave Earth but the Dino Knights turn back into fossils as the Earth is no longer in danger.
3rd Nov '17 9:07:24 PM WKennedy334
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* ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere'' has an ending that is positive, but heartbreaking. "Can we watch another sunset together someday." as the girl speaking fades out of reality as the price for having saved the protagonist.

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* ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere'' has an ending that is positive, but heartbreaking. "Can we watch another sunset together someday." as the girl speaking fades out of reality as the price for having saved the protagonist. And then there's the implication that, since this is billions of years in the future, the sun will become a supernova, possibly killing the future inhabitants.



* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', the entire Whitebeard War Saga (Thriller Bark arc, Sabaody Archipelago arc, Amazon Lily arc, Impel Down arc and Marineford arc together) is as big an example of this as you're gonna get in this series. Preparing for the New World, the Straw Hat Pirates meet up with new friends, an old enemy-since-reformed, new enemies reforming, and icons of the old age of Piracy. What follows later (in chronological order) is: They encounter the cruelty of the world's nobles after one of their friends are kidnapped and the other shot; they face up against three adversaries which alone are much too powerful for them leading to the crew is forcibly split up; Luffy finds out his brother is being held at the world's worst prison awaiting public execution, and after entire said prison, gets his ass handed to him so soundly he had to give '''ten''' years of his life to keep going, and after failing to spring his brother, loses one of his friends just so he and many of his newfound allies can escape; Quickly made apparent he is ''nowhere'' near strong enough to hold his own against the Marines' elite soldiers, and when it looks like he's saved Ace Admiral Akainu ruthlessly kills him right in front of Luffy, to bring the point home, leading to Luffy finally mentally collapsing. It's bittersweet because at least Luffy survived, his crew is okay albeit separated, and after they become stronger they can reunite to enter the New World together.\\\
As for global ramifications, Ace as mentioned before died, ending the bloodline of Gold Roger. Blackbeard not only renounced his Warlord of the Sea title, but busted the worst criminals in the world's history out of prison leaving the Chief Warden Magellan severely injured and Impel Down severely damaged. Whitebeard died, removing one of the Four Emperors, and all protections created due to his status, which not even the Marines themselves can handle; and Blackbeard went and stole Whitebeard's Devil Fruit, meaning the threat of the Tremor-Tremor Fruit (Gura Gura no Mi) continues with the power not in the hands of aging, morally-conscious legendary pirate, but an amoral, power-mad megalomaniac who just threw away his status as a privateer for the World Government in favor of being captain of the world's greatest sociopaths. On the other hand, both Coby and Shanks stop the war; Whitebeard's last words confirmed the existence of One Piece, keeping the age of piracy ''very much alive''. With the Marines' victory, and Coby's words, this may encourage the organization to go through some serious changes, perhaps even ethically, to prepare for the new era. It's kind of a win-win situation for the Marines, and piracy in general. So the era of dreams isn't dead yet.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', the entire Whitebeard War Saga (Thriller Bark arc, Sabaody Archipelago arc, Amazon Lily arc, Impel Down arc and Marineford arc together) is as big an example of this as you're gonna get in this series. Preparing for the New World, the Straw Hat Pirates meet up with new friends, an old enemy-since-reformed, new enemies reforming, and icons of the old age of Piracy. What follows later (in chronological order) is: They encounter the cruelty of the world's nobles after one of their friends are kidnapped and the other shot; they face up against three adversaries which alone are much too powerful for them leading to the crew is forcibly split up; Luffy finds out his brother is being held at the world's worst prison awaiting public execution, and after entire said prison, gets his ass handed to him so soundly he had to give '''ten''' years of his life to keep going, and after failing to spring his brother, loses one of his friends just so he and many of his newfound allies can escape; Quickly made apparent he is ''nowhere'' near strong enough to hold his own against the Marines' elite soldiers, and when it looks like he's saved Ace Admiral Akainu ruthlessly kills him right in front of Luffy, to bring the point home, leading to Luffy finally mentally collapsing. It's bittersweet because at least Luffy survived, his crew is okay albeit separated, and after they become stronger they can reunite to enter the New World together.\\\
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As for global ramifications, Ace as mentioned before died, ending the bloodline of Gold Roger. Blackbeard not only renounced his Warlord of the Sea title, but busted the worst criminals in the world's history out of prison leaving the Chief Warden Magellan severely injured and Impel Down severely damaged. Whitebeard died, removing one of the Four Emperors, and all protections created due to his status, which not even the Marines themselves can handle; and Blackbeard went and stole Whitebeard's Devil Fruit, meaning the threat of the Tremor-Tremor Fruit (Gura Gura no Mi) continues with the power not in the hands of aging, morally-conscious legendary pirate, but an amoral, power-mad megalomaniac who just threw away his status as a privateer for the World Government in favor of being captain of the world's greatest sociopaths. On the other hand, both Coby and Shanks stop the war; Whitebeard's last words confirmed the existence of One Piece, keeping the age of piracy ''very much alive''. With the Marines' victory, and Coby's words, this may encourage the organization to go through some serious changes, perhaps even ethically, to prepare for the new era. It's kind of a win-win situation for the Marines, and piracy in general. So the era of dreams isn't dead yet.
24th Oct '17 10:00:19 PM arnoldmcguire335
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** In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', the war between the people of Earth and the SDF-1 vs. the Zentraedi ends on a bittersweet note bordering on a [[DownerEnding total downer]]: 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 fleet, leaving both 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 characters are cautiously 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.]]

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** In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', the war between the people of Earth and the SDF-1 vs. the Zentraedi ends on a bittersweet note bordering on a [[DownerEnding total downer]]: 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 fleet, leaving both 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 characters are cautiously 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'' Macross Plus shows that civilization on Earth itself has recovered fairly well despite the devastation.]]


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** ''Anime/MacrossDelta'': Ragna has been liberated, and Roid's plan to take over the galaxy has been defeated...but at the cost of Keith's life. While there's mention of peace negotiations being considered, the war is far from over and millions have died as a result of the weapons of mass destruction being used. Mirage and Freyja both confess their love to Hayate, with the former taking her rejection in stride. Hayate and Freyja become an OfficialCouple... but both are aware that she won't have much longer to live, as the process of burning out has already started.
13th Sep '17 2:23:20 PM catmuto
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* The Ending of Shinohara Chie's manga ''Ao no Fuuin'' can be seen as this. The 30.000 Oni, excluding Soko, have gone to sleep in the deep layer of their refuge within Mt Fuji and have prevented it from erupting very, very soon. Soko is about to sleep with Akira, which will take her powers as Souryo and overall status as an Oni away, meaning she is free to live her life as a human by his side... but not only is she separated from her daughter and husband from ancient times, Takao is still going to live on as merely a head... and even ''worse'', the ending implies that humans ''will'' eventually ruin the ecosystem of the planet so badly that they will have nothing against the Oni waking up and some of them having to die now and then to feed them, to bring some form of balance back.

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* The Ending of Shinohara Chie's manga ''Ao no Fuuin'' ''Manga/AoNoFuuin'' can be seen as this. The 30.000 Oni, excluding Soko, have gone this way. All of the current Oni decide to sleep in the deep layer of their refuge within Mt beneath Mt. Fuji and have prevented it from erupting very, very soon. prevent its eruption, with Soko is about to sleep with Akira, which will take and Akira finally having time as a regular couple and ridding her powers as Souryo and overall of her status as an Oni away, meaning she is free to live her life as a human by his side... but not only is she separated from her daughter and husband from ancient times, Takao is still going to live on as merely a head... and Soryu. But the manga makes it clear that, even ''worse'', with the ending implies Oni sleeping now, that humans ''will'' eventually ruin cause the ecosystem of the planet environment to become so badly bad that they will have nothing against the Oni waking up and some of them having to die now and then to feed them, will awaken again to bring some form of balance back.to things. So they won't mind that Oni will be eating a few humans to survive. Fortunately, Akira makes sure that the Saionji group changes its ways to focus on preventing the environment's degradation, to keep this from happening.
26th Jul '17 6:24:17 AM Hinooka-Homu
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* The anime adaptation of ''LightNovel/SukaSuka'' ends with one combined with GainaxEnding since it stops itself at the third of the five volume light novel series, which also ended on a bittersweet note. The ship Willem and the Leprechauns escort manages to successfully get back home safely, but the overwhelming amount of Timere that attacked them in the area they were exploring had killed off more than half the ship's crew, and, despite everyone's protests and pleads due to her continuously deteriorating mental state, Chtholly still goes off to fight the Timere anyway to protect a heavily injured Willem and Nephren and dies in the process, taking all the Timere in the area with her, and afterwards, tearfully thanking Willem for the happy life he'd given her, despite her tragic fate.
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