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23rd Jun '16 5:57:16 PM Shugo
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* The ''[[NGKnightLamune40 Lamune & 40]]'' series:
** As far as many ''Lamune & 40'' fans are concerned, the series ended with the final episode of ''VS Knight Lamune & 40 FIRE'' and most of them like to pretend that the ''FRESH'' OVA (aka ''[[MarketBasedTitle Knights of Ramune]]'') doesn't exist.... [[DorkAge you can't really fault them for that tbh]]
18th Jun '16 10:55:28 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* Fans of the anime ''Anime/{{Stitch}}'' prefer to believe it is set in an AlternateContinuity from ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' (and, by extension, (WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries) instead of being a sequel. Especially easy to do for Americans, since [[NoExportForYou Disney only showed the first five episodes of this series in the franchise's original home country]].

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* Fans of the anime ''Anime/{{Stitch}}'' prefer to believe it is set in an AlternateContinuity from ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' (and, by extension, (WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries) ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'') instead of being a sequel. Especially easy to do for Americans, since [[NoExportForYou Disney only showed the first five episodes of this series in the franchise's original home country]].
18th Jun '16 10:55:12 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* Fans of the anime ''Anime/{{Stitch}}'' prefer to believe it is set in an AlternateContinuity from ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' instead of being a sequel. Especially easy to do for Americans, as [[NoExportForYou Disney never brought this part of the franchise out in its original home country]].

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* Fans of the anime ''Anime/{{Stitch}}'' prefer to believe it is set in an AlternateContinuity from ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' (and, by extension, (WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries) instead of being a sequel. Especially easy to do for Americans, as since [[NoExportForYou Disney never brought only showed the first five episodes of this part of series in the franchise out in its franchise's original home country]].
4th Jun '16 4:06:35 PM sorako
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* Some veteran ''Anime/MaiOtome'' fans will invariably advise newcomers to the series to avoid the OddlyNamedSequel {{OVA}} ''Mai-Otome Zwei'' at all costs, mostly due to excessive and pointless FanService and [[{{Asspull}} plot points that make no sense]] within the context of the series.



* Some veteran ''Anime/MaiOtome'' fans will invariably advise newcomers to the series to avoid the OddlyNamedSequel {{OVA}} ''Mai-Otome Zwei'' at all costs, mostly due to excessive and pointless FanService and [[{{Asspull}} plot points that make no sense]] within the context of the series.



* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' was well received by fans of the franchise, especially those who have been sticking with it since at least the beginning of the new series. That is until episode 107 when the big bad of that arc revealed that he is secretly... a robot motorcycle centaur.

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* ** ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' was well received by fans of the franchise, especially those who have been sticking with it since at least the beginning of the new series. That is until episode 107 when the big bad of that arc revealed that he is secretly... a robot motorcycle centaur.
4th Jun '16 4:04:24 PM sorako
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** Most fans were not fussed when Creator/4KidsEntertainment decided to omit the last season of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''. It does have have unfortunate implications as far as Jaden's fate is concerned, but that's still better than having the fourth season and its unfortunate implications as far as the fate of the world is concerned.

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** Most fans were not fussed when Creator/4KidsEntertainment 4Kids decided to omit the last season of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''. It does have have unfortunate implications as far as Jaden's fate is concerned, but that's still better than having the fourth season and its unfortunate implications as far as the fate of the world is concerned.
4th Jun '16 4:03:47 PM sorako
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* To some fans, the third ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' movie (''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion Rebellion]]'') never happened, where [[spoiler: Homura basically undoes Madoka's wish at the end of the anime so that she can be with her]].



* To some fans, the third ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' movie (''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion Rebellion]]'') never happened, where [[spoiler: Homura basically undoes Madoka's wish at the end of the anime so that she can be with her]].
* The ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' NonSerialMovie ''Seisouhen'' (known as ''Requiem'' in English). Its [[CharacterDerailment many]], [[CanonDefilement many]], [[HappyEndingOverride many]], [[DiabolusExMachina many]] shortcomings have been discussed to death elsewhere on this wiki, so it suffices to say here that most fans deny its existence.
** Nobuhiro Watsuki himself did not have complete control over the movie, and was [[http://www.mania.com/anime-expo-friday-report_article_86123.html not entirely happy about the ending]].



* The ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' NonSerialMovie ''Seisouhen'' (known as ''Requiem'' in English). Its [[CharacterDerailment many]], [[CanonDefilement many]], [[HappyEndingOverride many]], [[DiabolusExMachina many]] shortcomings have been discussed to death elsewhere on this wiki, so it suffices to say here that most fans deny its existence.
** Nobuhiro Watsuki himself did not have complete control over the movie, and was [[http://www.mania.com/anime-expo-friday-report_article_86123.html not entirely happy about the ending]].



** Some fans of the original ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga prefer to think that the ''Anime/YuiGiOh'' anime isn't canon due to filler arcs, Joey getting the shaft so Kaiba can be elevated in importance, Kaiba being more of an anti-hero than in the manga, Duke's entire introductory arc being changed, and general changes made to the characters, plot, and setting.

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** Some fans of the original ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga prefer to think that the ''Anime/YuiGiOh'' ''Anime/YuGiOh'' anime isn't canon due to filler arcs, Joey getting the shaft so Kaiba can be elevated in importance, Kaiba being more of an anti-hero than in the manga, Duke's entire introductory arc being changed, and general changes made to the characters, plot, and setting.



** There are fans who think of the [[Anime/YuGiOhFirstSeries Toei Yu-Gi-Oh anime]] as an official lost season, as well as those who ignore it completely for the same reasons the regular anime is ignored.
** Most fans were not fussed when [=4Kids=] decided to omit the last season of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''. It does have have unfortunate implications as far as Jaden's fate is concerned, but that's still better than having the fourth season and its unfortunate implications as far as the fate of the world is concerned.

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** There are fans who think of the [[Anime/YuGiOhFirstSeries [[Anime/YuGiOhFirstAnimeSeries Toei Yu-Gi-Oh anime]] as an official lost season, as well as those who ignore it completely for the same reasons the regular anime is ignored.
** Most fans were not fussed when [=4Kids=] Creator/4KidsEntertainment decided to omit the last season of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''. It does have have unfortunate implications as far as Jaden's fate is concerned, but that's still better than having the fourth season and its unfortunate implications as far as the fate of the world is concerned.
4th Jun '16 3:57:50 PM sorako
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* Some ''Manga/BlackButler'' fans LOVE forgetting that [[spoiler: Grell is a male to female transsexual]], despite the WordOfGod. Becomes [[UnfortunateImplications specially ugly]] if we're talking of [[spoiler: rabid {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s who hate the idea that Grell/Sebastian is actually het instead of yaoi.]] (Though, to be fair, if one hasn't read said WordOfGod and doesn't know it exists, it's easy to read her as merely hopeful.)
** There's also a sizable contingent in ''Black Butler'' fandom which disavows the second series because of its ending, in which [[spoiler:Ciel becomes a demon, forcing Sebastian to be his servant for all eternity, since he now has no mortal soul with which to pay for services rendered.]] In fact, even some who otherwise love the second series have been heard to shun the ending.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Some fans pretend the series ends after the Soul Society arc and ignore absolutely everything that comes afterwards.
** Some fans pretend the series ends after Aizen's defeat. Due to the fact that the Arrancar ended up running longer than Kubo had intended, there were fans that assumed that the series was building to a final battle with Aizen, and expected his defeat to cap off the series.
** Some fans ignore Yammy's reveal as 0th Espada and keep him as 10th Espada, citing that Kenpachi found it easier to cut Yammy than the 5th Espada Nnoitra. Nnoitra had the strongest Hierro and Kenpachi had to learn to adapt to it, making him capable of cutting any Espada's Hierro. Yammy was only 0th Espada because he had the most [[AllThereInTheManual reiatsu]] upon release, but the manga always showed he [[BlessedWithSuck lacked skill, control and intellect]], making him easy to defeat. As fights are battles of reiatsu, clashes between two equally skilled fighters boil down to reiatsu levels. Only Kenpachi, sometimes Ichigo, gets away with victory through raw power alone. Some fans feel Yammy proves that brute strength only matters if you're a protagonist.
** The Lost Agent Arc gets ignored by some parts of the fandom. It doesn't initially appear to address the many dangling plot/character threads from the previous arcs and introduced new characters that didn't quickly win over fans. The new powers and character motives were viewed as either vague or Vaizard Version 2. The climax fight has the main villain defeated a single chapter after Ichigo goes all out and the arc ends with his past and full motives unrevealed. Some fans feel it was a filler arc that contributed nothing except a way to get Ichigo's shinigami power back.
* Much of the fan base for ''Manga/BunnyDrop'' prefers to pretend the series ended at the TimeSkip. Switching from a story about a guy raising a six-year-old to a story about raising a teenager would have been contentious enough, but [[spoiler:the series went out of its way to fabricate a romantic relationship between Daisuke and Rin going so far as to contrive circumstances that prove they're [[NotBloodSiblings not really related]], which does nothing to dispel the WifeHusbandry implications.]] It also ''completely destroys'' the series' main moral for the sake of apparent AuthorAppeal. The producers of the anime [[CanonDiscontinuity seemed to agree]], given that they stopped right before the time skip.
* ''Anime/{{Canaan}}'' fans, especially shippers, prefer to forget the whole [[spoiler:"Canaan and Maria went their separate ways and never met again"]] part of the ending.



* ''Endless Eight''. A lengthy repetition of time, plot, and scenery. Not to mention more than half of the second season of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''. As soon as the arc ended, all of the ImageBoards celebrated.
** This was what KyoAni was aiming for, as they didn't want to do the 8 episodes that Kadokawa asked.

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* ''Endless Eight''. A lengthy repetition of time, plot, and scenery. Not to mention more than half of There are many fans who disregard the second season of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''. As soon as ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'', for a number of reasons. There are some who don't like [[TookALevelInJerkass what it did]] to Hei's character and/or are squicked out by the arc ended, all {{Lolicon}} subtext. There are also those who simply feel it [[SeasonalRot doesn't live up to]] the (admittedly high) standards set by its predecessor, or liked the ending of the ImageBoards celebrated.
** This was what KyoAni was aiming for, as they didn't
first season and just felt this season unnecessary.
* There are several points in ''Manga/DeathNote'' where fans often invoke this trope. There's when Light regains his memory and becomes Kira again; some people ignore that and everything that happened afterward, considering Light to have remained L's partner instead. Some ignore [[spoiler:what happened shortly afterward, L's death]]; some accept the previous spoiler, but reject everything that occurred after it; some accept everything until the ending of the series, when [[spoiler:Light is killed]]. Complicating things further, the anime (slightly) adjusts the manga's ending. [[spoiler:Light still dies, but he dies]] with slightly more dignity, managing to escape but then [[spoiler:getting killed by Ryuk, who doesn't
want to do be bored while Light's in prison. In the 8 episodes that Kadokawa asked.manga, he has a FreakOut prior to his death]].
** There are also fans who don't like the FoeYay added in episode 25, to the point of pretending it never happened.
*** A small fandom accept it as fanservice while a bigger one hate how it made L look like he accepted defeat.
** Many fans are displeased by and choose to ignore how {{Word of God}} interprets Light and L's relation, and such, in How To Read.



** Anime/DragonBallSuper is considered the canon continuation of the manga, and it seems to merely regard ''GT'' as a "what-if?" story. It has introduced several elements that outright contradict what is shown in ''GT'' (such as different transformations for the protagonists and a different version of Hell, for starters). This, coupled with Toriyama's close involvement, pretty much makes ''GT'' a case of CanonDiscontinuity.

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** Anime/DragonBallSuper ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' is considered the canon continuation of the manga, and it seems to merely regard ''GT'' as a "what-if?" story. It has introduced several elements that outright contradict what is shown in ''GT'' (such as different transformations for the protagonists and a different version of Hell, for starters). This, coupled with Toriyama's close involvement, pretty much makes ''GT'' a case of CanonDiscontinuity.



* The ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' manga is often divided into two major eras: the Raoh-era ("[[FirstInstallmentWins the good era]]"); and the post-TimeSkip-era ("[[{{Sequelitis}} the not-so-good era]]"). Originally, Buronson and Tetsuo Hara intended to end the manga with the death of Kenshiro's main rival Raoh. However, due to contractual obligations they had with Shueisha, they were forced to extend the manga's storyline by a few years. This led to the sudden introductions of other rival martial art schools for Kenshiro to face that were somehow not around during the earlier conflicts, too much emphasis on [[PlotTumor ki-based attacks]] (when they were originally used only for special occasions), and the sudden appearances of way too many [[LongLostRelative long lost relatives]] (especially Raoh's brother Kaioh, a character who can easily be described as "[[BackupTwin Raoh with a scar on his face]]"). Many of the more recent spin-off works and side-stories rarely acknowledge any of the events after the death of Raoh, outside of a few plot points (like the retconned origin story of how Raoh, Toki, and Kenshiro were originally refuges from Shura).



* In ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', many fans want to pretend that [[spoiler: Kalinin's betrayal]] never happened. After his [[{{Tearjerker}} touching backstory]] with young Sousuke was released, his [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn]] just didn't sit well. [[spoiler: The one person it seemed he would never betray had been Sousuke, since he felt great guilt and felt that he owed him and thought of him as a son]].
** Also, Kaname's sudden transformation from a capable ActionGirl who matches Sousuke well into a {{Brainwashed}} DamselInDistress who follows Leonard around. Most people like to believe this development didn't occur.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'':
** The CompilationMovie version of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' ended on a much happier note, with protagonist Kamille ''not'' getting MindRaped by the BigBad, and [[TheRemnant Axis]] quietly packing up and leaving. Many fans decided that this meant ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'', which they already denied for its MoodWhiplash, was non-canon. They still insist this, despite YoshiyukiTomino himself saying that the movie is merely AlternateContinuity and ''ZZ'' still happened.
** ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'''s radical shift to the SuperRobot genre displeased a lot of the fanbase. It often evokes an either LoveItOrHateIt response from viewers, mostly depending on whether or not you buy into the NarmCharm - as the series is ''very'' over-the-top.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'''s extreme yaoi fans at one point even dismissed ''official website info'' that made no mention of any romance between any characters, [[FanDumb declaring that their chosen pairings were the "real" canon]] and that WordOfGod didn't know a thing ''about their own property.'' They also engaged in "Relena Censoring", taking official manga like ''Blind Target'' and cutting out all appearances by and references to Relena Darlian[=/=]Peacecraft. Of course, the focus was entirely on {{Shipping}}, which shows in all the PlotHoles Relena's disappearance opens up.
** ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' is sometimes discounted because of its revelation that all Gundam shows--U.C. and A.U.--take place on the same timeline, with ''Turn A'' being the DistantFinale to all of them. This renders the struggles in every other show ultimately pointless and begs the question of ''how'' humanity destroyed itself and rebuilt to the space age so many times without the archelogical evidence you'd expect.
** Some fans didn't accept Flay's death at the end of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]''; either they pretend it didn't happen, or they go the FixFic route. And many of the fans think ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'' is not part of the ''Gundam'' series.
** The live-action/CGI movie ''G-Saviour'' is in a funny place in regards to this: Sunrise has never ''officially'' said it's non-canon, but they also "[[OldShame do not like to talk about it]]", and many fans don't count it as a ''Gundam'' story. Other fans compromise by sticking it in an AlternateContinuity.
** For fans whom preferred the ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' ending of the first season of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' reject the second season for doing an almost complete reversal of where the series seemed to be going. The same for the official movie, which wasn't what many people expected and broke the AbsentAliens trope.



* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** ''Battle Frontier'' gets some of this from fans of the 4Kids dub.
** The first episode of ''Best Wishes!'' claims that [[NotAllowedToGrowUp Ash]] [[ComicBookTime is still 10 years old]]. This has not gone down well with fans who prefer to think that [[WebcomicTime that he was simply aging slower than real time]].
** Also many fans of the first series tend to not accept the new episodes mainly because they got rid of Misty.
** Fans of the films tend to ignore the sixteenth film, ''Anime/PokemonGenesectAndTheLegendAwakened'', due to the existence of a second Mewtwo that caused controversy with many older fans. The seventeenth film, ''Anime/PokemonDiancieAndTheCocoonOfDestruction'', has even been referred to as the "sixteenth" film by some fans.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' practically invites you to do this. Some people think the last two episodes of the series and ''[[TheMovie End of Evangelion]]'' cover the same events from different points of view; some think they're different, accept ''End of Evangelion'' as the ending, and disregard the TV series' ending; some only accept the ending of the TV series and disregard the movie; and some reject both endings. With the four-part movie ''[[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Rebuild]]'' supposedly getting a new ending of its own, there will be a third possible ending to further divide the fanbase.
** The issue is only further complicated by the fact that many fans cannot agree on what the hell happened in ''either'' of those endings.
** It's also complicated by the fact that ''Rebuild'' doesn't just have a new ending...it also has a new middle. [[AlternateContinuity And a new late beginning]].
*** Similar to the Wall of Fire from Scientology, this may....very well be the best. If a proper explanation was given, the relevation would be....utter despair at how stupid it all actually was. Let us pretend it was indeed a Majestic Work of Nonsensically Sensical Art and be done with it.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** ''Battle Frontier'' gets some
''Endless Eight''. A lengthy repetition of this from fans time, plot, and scenery. Not to mention more than half of the 4Kids dub.
**
second season of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''. As soon as the arc ended, all of the ImageBoards celebrated. This was what KyoAni was aiming for, as they didn't want to do the 8 episodes that Kadokawa asked.
* When [[spoiler:Kite]] failed to appear in the early plot of ''Manga/HunterXHunter'''s 2011 anime, many fans simply decided to assume his place in Gon's back-story was the same as in the manga, but was simply not shown. It was revealed at the beginning of the Chimera Ant arc that [[spoiler:the encounter did take place. However, he had never actually introduced himself, and until his appearance in the Chimera Ant arc the two had never really met, being almost complete strangers.]] Many fans were revolted at these changes to the canon, and quite a few have even decided to (rather than disregarding the entire adaptation,) disregard all offending episodes, replacing them with corresponding manga chapters to keep the back-story as it was.
* Most of the ''Franchise/KagerouProject'' fandom who where in said fandom before the anime choose to completely ignore it's existence. Among the [[OffModel poor animation]], [[PlotHole plot holes]]. and poor and rushed pacing, the ending seems to completely disregard the message of letting go of the past and moving on the series had previously stood for by [[spoiler:bringing Ayano and Hiyori back to life. In the original song route, Ayano gives Shintarou her eye ability so he can leave the haze, effectively giving up her only means of escape. She and everyone else left in the haze die for good, and those who had eye abilities continue to live in the real world and move on from the death of their friends.]] Needless to say the fandom waits with bated breath, hoping the novel and/or manga end more like the songs. However, given that some fans interpret it as the final time loop (The songs, manga, and novels being previous loops), some feel that they deserve a happier ending.
*
The first rape scene in the anime version of ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'' is subject to massive debate; it's even mentioned in the Japanese DVDCommentary that it was cut away from so people can [[EpilepticTrees put their own interpretation on what happened]].
* Many [[VideoGame/KantaiCollection admirals]] like to pretend that [[Anime/KantaiCollection the anime version for KanColle]] does not exist. Reasons include a) Major MoodWhiplash caused by [[spoiler: the death of a minor character]] in one
episode of ''Best Wishes!'' claims that [[NotAllowedToGrowUp Ash]] [[ComicBookTime is was pitted right next to a more lighthearted comedy that resulted in a textbook example of DarknessInducedAudienceApathy b) The admiral of the fleet not appearing as a standing character despite ''being there''[[note]]complete with him not making any wise decisions which made him [[UnintentionallySympathetic even more unrelatable to the admirals watching this]][[/note]] c)A WholePlotReference of the first six months of the Pacific War that [[UnfortunateImplications effectively placed Americans as a mindless monster with little emotion]] with the climactic Battle of Midway [[spoiler: becoming a Japanese victory through a poorly executed DeusExMachina]]. That being said, the Blu-Ray sales for this was still 10 years old]]. This has not gone down well profitable enough to greenlight a sequel and a movie. Time will tell whether if the subsequent installments would [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel actually be better]] or end up becoming an example of FranchiseZombie.
* As far as the ''Manga/LoveHina'' fandom is concerned, the anime franchise ended
with the Christmas Special. The Spring Special and ''Love Hina Again'' never happened.
* The ''Anime/LuckyStar'' fandom dismisses Konata's comment on her not being lesbian as her being in the closet, not realizing it, or just plain out ignoring the quote. The fandom also ignores anything post-high school, manga-wise.
* ''Franchise/LupinIII'' is subject to this at times, mostly because of its status as a LongRunner. Especially with the MilestoneCelebration movies.
** On the other hand, ''Franchise/LupinIII'' has always operated on NegativeContinuity with some {{Mythology Gag}}s.
** Most
fans who prefer like to think that [[WebcomicTime Pycal dies at the end of his original appearance during ''[[Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket Green Jacket]]''. The 30th anniversary special Return Of The Magician doesn't exist. And while ''Anime/GreenVsRed'' wasn't considered bad, most of the fandom prefers to think of it as being an alternate continuity due to how it implies that [[spoiler:Lupin the Third is not a single man, but a title passed down throughout the years. Or that he wants to retire and picked a ramen shop-worker to take his place.]]
** [[Anime/LupinIIIPinkJacket What do you mean Lupin had three series?]] [[Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket There were]] [[Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket only two]], [[Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine plus an Alterate Universe spinoff]].
** One wonders how these fans will react now that the Japanese voice actors for Zenigata, Goemon, and Fujiko have been replaced (aside from the death of Lupin's original VA, there had been no cast changes ''at all'' since 1977).
*** Surprisingly well, it turned out, largely averting this trope. Longtime fans had been complaining for the previous few years about how old the original cast
was simply aging slower sounding[[note]] (by 2010, all the surviving classic cast were in their seventies at minimum and sounded like it Zenigata's VA GoroNaya was in his eighties and had been in poor health for years which was really stretching WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief, especially with Fujiko, as Eiko Masuyama's voice had deteriorated to where she sounded more like the grandmother she actually was than real time]].
** Also
a bombshell femme fatale)[[/note]]
* ''Maetel Legend'' is the prequel to ''Anime/GalaxyExpress999'', establishing the long suspected connection between 999 and Queen Millenia. Many feel that Millenia stood best on its own, especially if their only experience is the 1982 film. [[spoiler:In Maetel Legend, the heroine of Queen Millenia, Yayoi Yukino, is shown to become the evil Queen Promethium of ''999''. The turning of such a likeable character into a villain was probably the reason why
many fans would prefer to forget ''Maetel Legend'', especially since she had such a good sendoff in the 1982 Queen Millenia film.]]
* Some veteran ''Anime/MaiOtome'' fans will invariably advise newcomers to the series to avoid the OddlyNamedSequel {{OVA}} ''Mai-Otome Zwei'' at all costs, mostly due to excessive and pointless FanService and [[{{Asspull}} plot points that make no sense]] within the context
of the first series tend series.
* One of the few aspects of ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'' that most English fans agree on is that it's a terrible story and didn't happen: The overall plot seems like an angry fan fiction with the arc becoming incredibly DarkerAndEdgier and BloodierAndGorier, as if it tries
to not accept neglect the old favorable magical girl and DefeatMeansFriendship roots; the villains are [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic overpowered, hypocritic, and unsympathetic]]; the previous heroines, especially the fan favorites, get rapidly hit with a WorfEffect; the new episodes mainly because they got rid protagonists are not as interesting as the original ones; last but not least, ''Force'' ends up a rare case of Misty.
DeconstructorFleet done wrong and not very well appreciated.
** Some members of the fandom do not recognise anything after [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs MGLN's second season.]]
* Most fans of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' have decided that the manga series had ended at Volume 18, given the fact that the next volume is the start to the Mundus Magicus arc and that the arc itself is quite the BaseBreaker from within the [[BrokenBase Negima fandom]]. Even if fans do consider the Mundus Magicus arc canon, there's still those who don't consider the ending to be canon, whether it's the last two chapters (which involves a TimeSkip to after [[spoiler: Negi saving his father from the BigBad, which ends up happening off-camera]] or the last two ''volumes'' (which, instead of resolving loose plot threads, basically reverts the story back to the UnwantedHarem antics of the early volumes).
*
Fans of the films tend ''Anime/MonsterRancher'' prefer to ignore the sixteenth film, ''Anime/PokemonGenesectAndTheLegendAwakened'', due to the existence of a second Mewtwo that caused controversy with many older fans. The seventeenth film, ''Anime/PokemonDiancieAndTheCocoonOfDestruction'', has even been referred to as the "sixteenth" film by some fans.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' practically invites you to do this. Some people think the last two episodes of
third season and believe the series and ''[[TheMovie End of Evangelion]]'' cover the same events ended on an agonizing DownerEnding. It helps differentiate it more from different points of view; some think they're different, accept ''End of Evangelion'' as [[Anime/DigimonAdventure similar]] {{mon}} [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} series]] and clashes well with the ending, and disregard the TV series' ending; some only accept the ending mostly lighthearted nature of the TV series and disregard the movie; and some reject both endings. With the four-part movie ''[[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Rebuild]]'' supposedly getting a new ending of its own, there will be a third possible ending to further divide the fanbase.
** The issue is only further complicated by the fact that many fans cannot agree on what the hell happened in ''either'' of those endings.
** It's also complicated by the fact that ''Rebuild'' doesn't just have a new ending...it also has a new middle. [[AlternateContinuity And a new late beginning]].
*** Similar to the Wall of Fire from Scientology, this may....very well be the best. If a proper explanation was given, the relevation would be....utter despair at how stupid it all actually was. Let us pretend it was indeed a Majestic Work of Nonsensically Sensical Art and be done with it.
anime.



** The last movie counts as this to many upset shippers.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Some fans pretend the series ends after the Soul Society arc and ignore absolutely everything that comes afterwards.
** Some fans pretend the series ends after Aizen's defeat. Due to the fact that the Arrancar ended up running longer than Kubo had intended, there were fans that assumed that the series was building to a final battle with Aizen, and expected his defeat to cap off the series.
** Some fans ignore Yammy's reveal as 0th Espada and keep him as 10th Espada, citing that Kenpachi found it easier to cut Yammy than the 5th Espada Nnoitra. Nnoitra had the strongest Hierro and Kenpachi had to learn to adapt to it, making him capable of cutting any Espada's Hierro. Yammy was only 0th Espada because he had the most [[AllThereInTheManual reiatsu]] upon release, but the manga always showed he [[BlessedWithSuck lacked skill, control and intellect]], making him easy to defeat. As fights are battles of reiatsu, clashes between two equally skilled fighters boil down to reiatsu levels. Only Kenpachi, sometimes Ichigo, gets away with victory through raw power alone. Some fans feel Yammy proves that brute strength only matters if you're a protagonist.
** The Lost Agent Arc gets ignored by some parts of the fandom. It doesn't initially appear to address the many dangling plot/character threads from the previous arcs and introduced new characters that didn't quickly win over fans. The new powers and character motives were viewed as either vague or Vaizard Version 2. The climax fight has the main villain defeated a single chapter after Ichigo goes all out and the arc ends with his past and full motives unrevealed. Some fans feel it was a filler arc that contributed nothing except a way to get Ichigo's shinigami power back.

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** [[Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie The last movie movie]] counts as this to many upset shippers.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
**
''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' practically invites you to do this. Some fans pretend people think the last two episodes of the series ends after and ''[[TheMovie End of Evangelion]]'' cover the Soul Society arc same events from different points of view; some think they're different, accept ''End of Evangelion'' as the ending, and ignore absolutely everything that comes afterwards.
** Some fans pretend
disregard the TV series' ending; some only accept the ending of the TV series ends after Aizen's defeat. Due and disregard the movie; and some reject both endings. With the four-part movie ''[[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Rebuild]]'' supposedly getting a new ending of its own, there will be a third possible ending to further divide the fanbase.
** The issue is only further complicated by
the fact that the Arrancar ended up running longer than Kubo had intended, there were many fans cannot agree on what the hell happened in ''either'' of those endings.
** It's also complicated by the fact
that assumed that ''Rebuild'' doesn't just have a new ending...it also has a new middle. [[AlternateContinuity And a new late beginning]].
*** Similar to
the series Wall of Fire from Scientology, this may....very well be the best. If a proper explanation was building to given, the relevation would be....utter despair at how stupid it all actually was. Let us pretend it was indeed a final battle Majestic Work of Nonsensically Sensical Art and be done with Aizen, and expected his defeat to cap off the series.
** Some fans ignore Yammy's reveal as 0th Espada and keep him as 10th Espada, citing that Kenpachi found it easier to cut Yammy than the 5th Espada Nnoitra. Nnoitra had the strongest Hierro and Kenpachi had to learn to adapt to it, making him capable of cutting any Espada's Hierro. Yammy was only 0th Espada because he had the most [[AllThereInTheManual reiatsu]] upon release, but the manga always showed he [[BlessedWithSuck lacked skill, control and intellect]], making him easy to defeat. As fights are battles of reiatsu, clashes between two equally skilled fighters boil down to reiatsu levels. Only Kenpachi, sometimes Ichigo, gets away with victory through raw power alone. Some fans feel Yammy proves that brute strength only matters if you're a protagonist.
**
it.
* ''LightNovel/{{Oreimo}}'':
The Lost Agent Arc gets ignored by some parts of the fandom. It doesn't initially appear to address ending where Kyousuke alienates several of the many dangling plot/character threads from the previous arcs girls and introduced new characters that anything directly after his wedding kiss with Kirino didn't quickly win over happen according to a great many people who refuse to accept the cop-out at literally the last minute/page.
* Given the likelihood that a second season will never be made, many fans disregard the GainaxEnding of ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'', wherein [[spoiler:Stocking turns out to have been TheMole this whole time, slices Panty into 666 pieces, and joins Corset in his mission to drill a hole to Hell.]] These fans will take the end as the ending credits of the last episode, and not the SequelHook.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** ''Battle Frontier'' gets some of this from fans of the 4Kids dub.
** The first episode of ''Best Wishes!'' claims that [[NotAllowedToGrowUp Ash]] [[ComicBookTime is still 10 years old]]. This has not gone down well with fans who prefer to think that [[WebcomicTime that he was simply aging slower than real time]].
** Also many fans of the first series tend to not accept the new episodes mainly because they got rid of Misty.
** Fans of the films tend to ignore the sixteenth film, ''Anime/PokemonGenesectAndTheLegendAwakened'', due to the existence of a second Mewtwo that caused controversy with many older
fans. The new powers and character motives were viewed as either vague or Vaizard Version 2. The climax fight seventeenth film, ''Anime/PokemonDiancieAndTheCocoonOfDestruction'', has even been referred to as the main villain defeated a single chapter after Ichigo goes all out and the arc ends with his past and full motives unrevealed. "sixteenth" film by some fans.
*
Some ''Anime/PrettyCure'' fans feel it was a filler arc that contributed nothing except a way refuse to get Ichigo's shinigami power back.admit ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' ever had a second season.



* There are several points in ''Manga/DeathNote'' where fans often invoke this trope. There's when Light regains his memory and becomes Kira again; some people ignore that and everything that happened afterward, considering Light to have remained L's partner instead. Some ignore [[spoiler:what happened shortly afterward, L's death]]; some accept the previous spoiler, but reject everything that occurred after it; some accept everything until the ending of the series, when [[spoiler:Light is killed]]. Complicating things further, the anime (slightly) adjusts the manga's ending. [[spoiler:Light still dies, but he dies]] with slightly more dignity, managing to escape but then [[spoiler:getting killed by Ryuk, who doesn't want to be bored while Light's in prison. In the manga, he has a FreakOut prior to his death]].
** There are also fans who don't like the FoeYay added in episode 25, to the point of pretending it never happened.
*** A small fandom accept it as fanservice while a bigger one hate how it made L look like he accepted defeat.
** Many fans are displeased by and choose to ignore how {{Word of God}} interprets Light and L's relation, and such, in How To Read.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'':
** The CompilationMovie version of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' ended on a much happier note, with protagonist Kamille ''not'' getting MindRaped by the BigBad, and [[TheRemnant Axis]] quietly packing up and leaving. Many fans decided that this meant ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'', which they already denied for its MoodWhiplash, was non-canon. They still insist this, despite YoshiyukiTomino himself saying that the movie is merely AlternateContinuity and ''ZZ'' still happened.
** ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'''s radical shift to the SuperRobot genre displeased a lot of the fanbase. It often evokes an either LoveItOrHateIt response from viewers, mostly depending on whether or not you buy into the NarmCharm - as the series is ''very'' over-the-top.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'''s extreme yaoi fans at one point even dismissed ''official website info'' that made no mention of any romance between any characters, [[FanDumb declaring that their chosen pairings were the "real" canon]] and that WordOfGod didn't know a thing ''about their own property.'' They also engaged in "Relena Censoring", taking official manga like ''Blind Target'' and cutting out all appearances by and references to Relena Darlian[=/=]Peacecraft. Of course, the focus was entirely on {{Shipping}}, which shows in all the PlotHoles Relena's disappearance opens up.
** ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' is sometimes discounted because of its revelation that all Gundam shows--U.C. and A.U.--take place on the same timeline, with ''Turn A'' being the DistantFinale to all of them. This renders the struggles in every other show ultimately pointless and begs the question of ''how'' humanity destroyed itself and rebuilt to the space age so many times without the archelogical evidence you'd expect.
** Some fans didn't accept Flay's death at the end of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]''; either they pretend it didn't happen, or they go the FixFic route. And many of the fans think ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'' is not part of the ''Gundam'' series.
** The live-action/CGI movie ''G-Saviour'' is in a funny place in regards to this: Sunrise has never ''officially'' said it's non-canon, but they also "[[OldShame do not like to talk about it]]", and many fans don't count it as a ''Gundam'' story. Other fans compromise by sticking it in an AlternateContinuity.
** For fans whom preferred the ''Film/ReservoirDogs'' ending of the first season of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' reject the second season for doing an almost complete reversal of where the series seemed to be going. The same for the official movie, which wasn't what many people expected and broke the AbsentAliens trope.
* The rape scene in the anime version of ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'' is subject to massive debate; it's even mentioned in the Japanese DVDCommentary that it was cut away from so people can [[EpilepticTrees put their own interpretation on what happened]].
* Some veteran ''Anime/MaiOtome'' fans will invariably advise newcomers to the series to avoid the OddlyNamedSequel {{OVA}} ''Mai-Otome Zwei'' at all costs, mostly due to excessive and pointless FanService and [[{{Asspull}} plot points that make no sense]] within the context of the series.
* Several, if not most, fans were outraged at [[spoiler:the effective CharacterDerailment of Manaka and Toujo]] at the end of ''Manga/StrawberryOneHundredPercent'', when, after all the not-so-subtle hinting that [[spoiler:he and Toujo were a RedStringOfFate couple and she was the only one he was truly happy with, could relate to, etc., he]] goes and [[spoiler:picks Nishino out of pity or "she was there first" more than anything else, and she doesn't even put up a fight.]] Most like to imagine that, in the author's private gallery, the real ending exists in which he comes to his senses and chooses the right one at the end; the "official" one was published due to ExecutiveMeddling. These fans reject this turn of events hard because it ruins a comic that was otherwise a masterpiece.
** And some consider it a masterpiece because of that ending. It's a matter of priorities.



* In ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', many fans want to pretend that [[spoiler: Kalinin's betrayal]] never happened. After his [[{{Tearjerker}} touching backstory]] with young Sousuke was released, his [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn]] just didn't sit well. [[spoiler: The one person it seemed he would never betray had been Sousuke, since he felt great guilt and felt that he owed him and thought of him as a son]].
*** That was the ''point'', [[spoiler: Kalinin]] didn't see it as a betrayal of their past together, but as the only way to make all the bad things that had happened to them both go away, so that they could be happy together [[spoiler: with all their dead loved ones as well]]. It may seem ruthless to us innocent civilians, but [[spoiler: Kalinin]] does nor fit that description, and had previously shown a ruthless streak of character that makes this turn of events more than believable.
** Also, Kaname's sudden transformation from a capable ActionGirl who matches Sousuke well into a {{Brainwashed}} DamselInDistress who follows Leonard around. Most people like to believe this development didn't occur.



* The ''Anime/LuckyStar'' fandom dismisses Konata's comment on her not being lesbian as her being in the closet, not realizing it, or just plain out ignoring the quote. The fandom also ignores anything post-high school, manga-wise.
* For the most part, the ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' fandom would simply prefer to believe that the third OVA never existed.
** However, it is important to note this is mainly limited to the western fandom; In Japan, the third OVA was well-received, mainly due to the fact there were several novels and supplementary material released in Japan that never saw an official English translation, leaving the western fandom lacking in prevalent information.
* The ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' manga is often divided into two major eras: the Raoh-era ("[[FirstInstallmentWins the good era]]"); and the post-TimeSkip-era ("[[{{Sequelitis}} the not-so-good era]]"). Originally, Buronson and Tetsuo Hara intended to end the manga with the death of Kenshiro's main rival Raoh. However, due to contractual obligations they had with Shueisha, they were forced to extend the manga's storyline by a few years. This led to the sudden introductions of other rival martial art schools for Kenshiro to face that were somehow not around during the earlier conflicts, too much emphasis on [[PlotTumor ki-based attacks]] (when they were originally used only for special occasions), and the sudden appearances of way too many [[LongLostRelative long lost relatives]] (especially Raoh's brother Kaioh, a character who can easily be described as "[[BackupTwin Raoh with a scar on his face]]"). Many of the more recent spin-off works and side-stories rarely acknowledge any of the events after the death of Raoh, outside of a few plot points (like the retconned origin story of how Raoh, Toki, and Kenshiro were originally refuges from Shura).
* ''Franchise/LupinIII'' is subject to this at times, mostly because of its status as a LongRunner. Especially with the MilestoneCelebration movies.
** On the other hand, ''Franchise/LupinIII'' has always operated on NegativeContinuity with some {{Mythology Gag}}s.
** Most fans like to think that Pycal dies at the end of his original appearance during ''[[Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket Green Jacket]]''. The 30th anniversary special Return Of The Magician doesn't exist. And while ''Anime/GreenVsRed'' wasn't considered bad, most of the fandom prefers to think of it as being an alternate continuity due to how it implies that [[spoiler:Lupin the Third is not a single man, but a title passed down throughout the years. Or that he wants to retire and picked a ramen shop-worker to take his place.]]
** [[Anime/LupinIIIPinkJacket What do you mean Lupin had three series?]] [[Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket There were]] [[Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket only two]], [[Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine plus an Alterate Universe spinoff]].
** One wonders how these fans will react now that the Japanese voice actors for Zenigata, Goemon, and Fujiko have been replaced (aside from the death of Lupin's original VA, there had been no cast changes ''at all'' since 1977).
*** Surprisingly well, it turned out, largely averting this trope. Longtime fans had been complaining for the previous few years about how old the original cast was sounding[[note]] (by 2010, all the surviving classic cast were in their seventies at minimum and sounded like it Zenigata's VA GoroNaya was in his eighties and had been in poor health for years which was really stretching WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief, especially with Fujiko, as Eiko Masuyama's voice had deteriorated to where she sounded more like the grandmother she actually was than a bombshell femme fatale)[[/note]]
* Some ''Manga/BlackButler'' fans LOVE forgetting that [[spoiler: Grell is a male to female transsexual]], despite the WordOfGod. Becomes [[UnfortunateImplications specially ugly]] if we're talking of [[spoiler: rabid {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s who hate the idea that Grell/Sebastian is actually het instead of yaoi.]] (Though, to be fair, if one hasn't read said WordOfGod and doesn't know it exists, it's easy to read her as merely hopeful.)
** There's also a sizable contingent in ''Black Butler'' fandom which disavows the second series because of its ending, in which [[spoiler:Ciel becomes a demon, forcing Sebastian to be his servant for all eternity, since he now has no mortal soul with which to pay for services rendered.]] In fact, even some who otherwise love the second series have been heard to shun the ending.
* ''Anime/{{Canaan}}'' fans, especially shippers, prefer to forget the whole [[spoiler:"Canaan and Maria went their separate ways and never met again"]] part of the ending.
* One of the few aspects of ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'' that most English fans agree on is that it's a terrible story and didn't happen: The overall plot seems like an angry fan fiction with the arc becoming incredibly DarkerAndEdgier and BloodierAndGorier, as if it tries to neglect the old favorable magical girl and DefeatMeansFriendship roots; the villains are [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic overpowered, hypocritic, and unsympathetic]]; the previous heroines, especially the fan favorites, get rapidly hit with a WorfEffect; the new protagonists are not as interesting as the original ones; last but not least, ''Force'' ends up a rare case of DeconstructorFleet done wrong and not very well appreciated.
** Some members of the fandom do not recognise anything after [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs MGLN's second season.]]
* ''Maetel Legend'' is the prequel to ''Anime/GalaxyExpress999'', establishing the long suspected connection between 999 and Queen Millenia. Many feel that Millenia stood best on its own, especially if their only experience is the 1982 film. [[spoiler:In Maetel Legend, the heroine of Queen Millenia, Yayoi Yukino, is shown to become the evil Queen Promethium of ''999''. The turning of such a likeable character into a villain was probably the reason why many fans would prefer to forget ''Maetel Legend'', especially since she had such a good sendoff in the 1982 Queen Millenia film.]]

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* The ''Anime/LuckyStar'' fandom dismisses Konata's comment on her not being lesbian as her being in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'': apart from the closet, not realizing it, or just plain out ignoring almost puzzling differences among the quote. The fandom also ignores anything post-high school, manga-wise.
* For
Manga and the most part, Anime in "classical versions" (that tend to be selectively ignored or accepted by the ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' fandom would simply prefer to believe fans), the spin-off stories are constantly a target of it. While is (more or less) accepted that ''Manga/SaintSeiyaEpisodeG'' is a pretty normal part of the third OVA never existed.
** However, it is important to note this is mainly limited to
continuity, the western fandom; In Japan, the third OVA was well-received, mainly same cannot be said of ''Anime/SaintSeiyaOmega'' (as many fans frowned upon, due to the fact there were several novels introduction of new elements and supplementary material released huge changes in Japan that never saw an official English translation, leaving the western fandom lacking in prevalent information.
* The ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' manga is often divided into two major eras: the Raoh-era ("[[FirstInstallmentWins the good era]]");
concepts) and the post-TimeSkip-era ("[[{{Sequelitis}} the not-so-good era]]"). Originally, Buronson and Tetsuo Hara intended to end the manga with the death ''Manga/SaintSeiyaNextDimension'' : largely despised by a vast number of Kenshiro's main rival Raoh. However, fans due to contractual obligations they had with Shueisha, they were forced to extend the manga's storyline by a few years. This led to the sudden introductions of other rival martial plot, art schools for Kenshiro to face that were somehow not around during the earlier conflicts, too much emphasis on [[PlotTumor ki-based attacks]] (when they were originally used only for special occasions), and the sudden appearances of way too many [[LongLostRelative long lost relatives]] (especially Raoh's brother Kaioh, a character who can easily be described as "[[BackupTwin Raoh with a scar on his face]]"). Many of the more recent spin-off works and side-stories rarely acknowledge any of the events after the death of Raoh, outside of a few plot points (like the retconned origin story of how Raoh, Toki, and Kenshiro were originally refuges from Shura).
* ''Franchise/LupinIII'' is subject to this at times, mostly because of its status as a LongRunner. Especially with the MilestoneCelebration movies.
** On the other hand, ''Franchise/LupinIII'' has always operated on NegativeContinuity with some {{Mythology Gag}}s.
** Most fans like to think that Pycal dies at the end of his original appearance during ''[[Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket Green Jacket]]''. The 30th anniversary special Return Of The Magician doesn't exist. And while ''Anime/GreenVsRed'' wasn't considered bad, most of the fandom prefers to think of it as being an alternate
continuity due to how it implies that [[spoiler:Lupin the Third is not a single man, but a title passed down throughout the years. Or that he wants to retire and picked a ramen shop-worker to take his place.]]
severe problems .
** [[Anime/LupinIIIPinkJacket What do you mean Lupin had three series?]] [[Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket There were]] [[Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket only two]], [[Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine plus an Alterate Universe spinoff]].
** One wonders how these fans will react now that the Japanese voice actors for Zenigata, Goemon, and Fujiko have
Even if ''Manga/SaintSeiyaNextDimension'' has been replaced (aside from the death of Lupin's original VA, there had been no cast changes ''at all'' since 1977).
*** Surprisingly well, it turned out, largely averting this trope. Longtime fans had been complaining for the previous few years about how old
created by the original cast was sounding[[note]] (by 2010, all the surviving classic cast were in their seventies at minimum and sounded like it Zenigata's VA GoroNaya was in his eighties and had been in poor health for years which was really stretching WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief, especially with Fujiko, as Eiko Masuyama's voice had deteriorated to where she sounded more like the grandmother she actually was than a bombshell femme fatale)[[/note]]
* Some ''Manga/BlackButler'' fans LOVE forgetting that [[spoiler: Grell is a male to female transsexual]], despite the WordOfGod. Becomes [[UnfortunateImplications specially ugly]] if we're talking of [[spoiler: rabid {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s who hate the idea that Grell/Sebastian is actually het instead of yaoi.]] (Though, to be fair, if one hasn't read said WordOfGod and doesn't know it exists, it's easy to read her as merely hopeful.)
** There's also a sizable contingent in ''Black Butler'' fandom which disavows the second series because of its ending, in which [[spoiler:Ciel becomes a demon, forcing Sebastian to be his servant for all eternity, since he now has no mortal soul with which to pay for services rendered.]] In fact, even some who otherwise love the second series have been heard to shun the ending.
* ''Anime/{{Canaan}}'' fans, especially shippers, prefer to forget the whole [[spoiler:"Canaan and Maria went their separate ways and never met again"]] part of the ending.
* One of the few aspects of ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'' that most English fans agree on is that it's a terrible story and didn't happen: The overall plot seems like an angry fan fiction with the arc becoming incredibly DarkerAndEdgier and BloodierAndGorier, as if it tries to neglect the old favorable magical girl and DefeatMeansFriendship roots; the villains are [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic overpowered, hypocritic, and unsympathetic]]; the previous heroines, especially the fan favorites, get rapidly hit with a WorfEffect; the new protagonists are not as interesting as the original ones; last but not least, ''Force'' ends up
author, Masami Kurumada himself: a rare case where {{Word of DeconstructorFleet done wrong God}} is not taken, and not Fanon Discontinuity is more accepted instead (also the fans tend to consider as the real {{Canon}} about the Holy War against Hades in XVIII Century the very well appreciated.
** Some members of the fandom do not recognise anything after [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs MGLN's second season.]]
* ''Maetel Legend'' is the prequel to ''Anime/GalaxyExpress999'', establishing the long suspected connection between 999
assumed AlternateUniverse series ''Manga/SaintSeiyaTheLostCanvas'', created and Queen Millenia. Many feel that Millenia stood best on its own, especially if their only experience is the 1982 film. [[spoiler:In Maetel Legend, the heroine of Queen Millenia, Yayoi Yukino, is shown to become the evil Queen Promethium of ''999''. The turning of such a likeable character into a villain was probably the reason why many fans would prefer to forget ''Maetel Legend'', especially since she had such a good sendoff in the 1982 Queen Millenia film.]]developed by another author, Shiori Teshigori)



* Given the likelihood that a second season will never be made, many fans disregard the GainaxEnding of ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'', wherein [[spoiler:Stocking turns out to have been TheMole this whole time, slices Panty into 666 pieces, and joins Corset in his mission to drill a hole to Hell.]] These fans will take the end as the ending credits of the last episode, and not the SequelHook.

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* Given the likelihood that ''Manga/SoulEater'':
** There is
a second season will never be made, many fans disregard the GainaxEnding of ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'', wherein [[spoiler:Stocking turns out to have been TheMole this whole time, slices Panty into 666 pieces, and joins Corset in his mission to drill a hole to Hell.]] These fans will take the end as the ending credits very large section of the last episode, and not fandom that refuses to admit that ''Manga/SoulEaterNot'' exists in any way or form.
** Some also ignore
the SequelHook.final chapter of the manga due to its rushed nature.



* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'': apart from the almost puzzling differences among the Manga and the Anime in "classical versions" (that tend to be selectively ignored or accepted by the fans), the spin-off stories are constantly a target of it. While is (more or less) accepted that ''Manga/SaintSeiyaEpisodeG'' is a pretty normal part of the continuity, the same cannot be said of ''Anime/SaintSeiyaOmega'' (as many fans frowned upon, due to the introduction of new elements and huge changes in concepts) and ''Manga/SaintSeiyaNextDimension'' : largely despised by a vast number of fans due to plot, art and continuity severe problems .
** Even if ''Manga/SaintSeiyaNextDimension'' has been created by the original author, Masami Kurumada himself: a rare case where {{Word of God}} is not taken, and Fanon Discontinuity is more accepted instead (also the fans tend to consider as the real {{Canon}} about the Holy War against Hades in XVIII Century the very assumed AlternateUniverse series ''Manga/SaintSeiyaTheLostCanvas'', created and developed by another author, Shiori Teshigori)
* As far as the ''Manga/LoveHina'' fandom is concerned, the anime franchise ended with the Christmas Special. The Spring Special and ''Love Hina Again'' never happened.
* Most fans of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' have decided that the manga series had ended at Volume 18, given the fact that the next volume is the start to the Mundus Magicus arc and that the arc itself is quite the BaseBreaker from within the [[BrokenBase Negima fandom]]. Even if fans do consider the Mundus Magicus arc canon, there's still those who don't consider the ending to be canon, whether it's the last two chapters (which involves a TimeSkip to after [[spoiler: Negi saving his father from the BigBad, which ends up happening off-camera]] or the last two ''volumes'' (which, instead of resolving loose plot threads, basically reverts the story back to the UnwantedHarem antics of the early volumes).
* While a few elements of it are liked, more than a few fans of ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' ignore the 2nd half of the series due to it becoming a pretentious, angsty-for-the-sake-of-being-angsty MindScrew (and not a very enjoyable one).
** Even more fans completely ignore the 2nd half of the ''anime'' because... well, because frankly the animation studio did a crap job and just invented a whole bunch of fillers that never happened and annoyed the hell out of both fans and Creator/{{CLAMP}}.
* When [[spoiler:Kite]] failed to appear in the early plot of ''Manga/HunterXHunter'''s 2011 anime, many fans simply decided to assume his place in Gon's back-story was the same as in the manga, but was simply not shown. It was revealed at the beginning of the Chimera Ant arc that [[spoiler:the encounter did take place. However, he had never actually introduced himself, and until his appearance in the Chimera Ant arc the two had never really met, being almost complete strangers.]] Many fans were revolted at these changes to the canon, and quite a few have even decided to (rather than disregarding the entire adaptation,) disregard all offending episodes, replacing them with corresponding manga chapters to keep the back-story as it was.
* There are many fans who disregard the second season of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'', for a number of reasons. There are some who don't like [[TookALevelInJerkass what it did]] to Hei's character and/or are squicked out by the {{Lolicon}} subtext. There are also those who simply feel it [[SeasonalRot doesn't live up to]] the (admittedly high) standards set by its predecessor, or liked the ending of the first season and just felt this season unnecessary.
* Some ''Anime/PrettyCure'' fans refuse to admit ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' ever had a second season.
* Much of the fan base for ''Manga/BunnyDrop'' prefers to pretend the series ended at the TimeSkip. Switching from a story about a guy raising a six-year-old to a story about raising a teenager would have been contentious enough, but [[spoiler:the series went out of its way to fabricate a romantic relationship between Daisuke and Rin going so far as to contrive circumstances that prove they're [[NotBloodSiblings not really related]], which does nothing to dispel the WifeHusbandry implications.]] It also ''completely destroys'' the series' main moral for the sake of apparent AuthorAppeal. The producers of the anime [[CanonDiscontinuity seemed to agree]], given that they stopped right before the time skip.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'':
** There is a very large section of the fandom that refuses to admit that ''Manga/SoulEaterNot'' exists in any way or form.
** Some also ignore the final chapter of the manga due to its rushed nature.
* Most of the ''KagerouProject'' fandom who where in said fandom before the anime choose to completely ignore it's existence. Among the [[OffModel poor animation]], [[PlotHole plot holes]]. and poor and rushed pacing, the ending seems to completely disregard the message of letting go of the past and moving on the series had previously stood for by [[spoiler:bringing Ayano and Hiyori back to life. In the original song route, Ayano gives Shintarou her eye ability so he can leave the haze, effectively giving up her only means of escape. She and everyone else left in the haze die for good, and those who had eye abilities continue to live in the real world and move on from the death of their friends.]] Needless to say the fandom waits with bated breath, hoping the novel and/or manga end more like the songs. However, given that some fans interpret it as the final time loop (The songs, manga, and novels being previous loops), some feel that they deserve a happier ending.
* Fans of ''Anime/MonsterRancher'' prefer to ignore the third season and believe the series ended on an agonizing DownerEnding. It helps differentiate it more from [[Anime/DigimonAdventure similar]] {{mon}} [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} series]] and clashes well with the mostly lighthearted nature of the anime.

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* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'': apart from Several, if not most, fans were outraged at [[spoiler:the effective CharacterDerailment of Manaka and Toujo]] at the almost puzzling differences among end of ''Manga/StrawberryOneHundredPercent'', when, after all the Manga and the Anime in "classical versions" (that tend to be selectively ignored or accepted by the fans), the spin-off stories are constantly a target of it. While is (more or less) accepted not-so-subtle hinting that ''Manga/SaintSeiyaEpisodeG'' is [[spoiler:he and Toujo were a pretty normal part of RedStringOfFate couple and she was the continuity, only one he was truly happy with, could relate to, etc., he]] goes and [[spoiler:picks Nishino out of pity or "she was there first" more than anything else, and she doesn't even put up a fight.]] Most like to imagine that, in the same cannot be said of ''Anime/SaintSeiyaOmega'' (as many fans frowned upon, author's private gallery, the real ending exists in which he comes to his senses and chooses the right one at the end; the "official" one was published due to the introduction ExecutiveMeddling. These fans reject this turn of new elements and huge changes in concepts) and ''Manga/SaintSeiyaNextDimension'' : largely despised by events hard because it ruins a vast comic that was otherwise a masterpiece.
** And some consider it a masterpiece because of that ending. It's a matter of priorities.
* The anime adaption of ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' has a
number of fans who see the Aincrad Arc as the only one, due to plot, art and continuity severe problems .
** Even if ''Manga/SaintSeiyaNextDimension'' has been created by
the original author, Masami Kurumada himself: a rare case where {{Word of God}} is not taken, and Fanon Discontinuity is more accepted instead (also the fans tend to consider as the real {{Canon}} about the Holy War against Hades in XVIII Century the very assumed AlternateUniverse series ''Manga/SaintSeiyaTheLostCanvas'', created and developed by another author, Shiori Teshigori)
* As far as the ''Manga/LoveHina'' fandom is concerned, the anime franchise ended with the Christmas Special. The Spring Special and ''Love Hina Again'' never happened.
* Most fans of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' have decided that the manga series had ended at Volume 18, given the fact that the next volume is the start to the Mundus Magicus arc and that the arc itself is quite the BaseBreaker from within the [[BrokenBase Negima fandom]]. Even if fans do consider the Mundus Magicus arc canon, there's still those who don't consider the ending to be canon, whether it's the last two chapters (which involves a TimeSkip to after [[spoiler: Negi saving his father from the BigBad, which ends up happening off-camera]] or the last two ''volumes'' (which, instead of resolving loose plot threads, basically reverts the story back to the UnwantedHarem antics of the early volumes).
* While a few elements of it are liked, more than a few fans of ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' ignore the 2nd half of the series due to it becoming a pretentious, angsty-for-the-sake-of-being-angsty MindScrew (and not a very enjoyable one).
** Even more fans completely ignore the 2nd half of the ''anime'' because... well, because frankly the animation studio did a crap job and just invented a whole bunch of fillers that never happened and annoyed the hell out of both fans and Creator/{{CLAMP}}.
* When [[spoiler:Kite]] failed to appear in the early plot of ''Manga/HunterXHunter'''s 2011 anime, many fans simply decided to assume his place in Gon's back-story was the same as in the manga, but was simply not shown. It was revealed at the beginning of the Chimera Ant arc that [[spoiler:the encounter did take place. However, he had never actually introduced himself, and until his appearance in the Chimera Ant arc the two had never really met, being almost complete strangers.]] Many fans were revolted at these changes to the canon, and quite a few have even decided to (rather than disregarding the entire adaptation,) disregard all offending episodes, replacing them with corresponding manga chapters to keep the back-story as it was.
* There are many fans who disregard the second season of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'', for a number of reasons. There are some who don't like [[TookALevelInJerkass what it did]] to Hei's character and/or are squicked out by the {{Lolicon}} subtext. There are also those who simply feel it [[SeasonalRot doesn't live up to]]
following Arc "Fairy Tale" effectively removing the (admittedly high) standards set by its predecessor, or liked the ending somewhat ambiguous) HappyEnding of the first season previous Arc, turning the ActionGirl Asuna into a DamselInDistress and just felt this season unnecessary.
* Some ''Anime/PrettyCure'' fans refuse to admit ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' ever had a second season.
* Much of the fan base for ''Manga/BunnyDrop'' prefers to pretend
moving the series ended at the TimeSkip. Switching from as a story about a guy raising a six-year-old whole much closer to a story about raising a teenager would have been contentious enough, [[HaremGenre harem anime]] than it was previously. Another portion of fans agree the second Arc was bad, but [[spoiler:the series went out of its way don't relegate it to fabricate a romantic relationship between Daisuke and Rin going so far as to contrive circumstances FanonDiscontinuity because they see the Arcs after that prove they're [[NotBloodSiblings not really related]], which does nothing as good enough to dispel the WifeHusbandry implications.]] It also ''completely destroys'' the series' main moral for the sake of apparent AuthorAppeal. The producers of the anime [[CanonDiscontinuity seemed to agree]], given that they stopped right before the time skip.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'':
** There is a very large section of the fandom that refuses to admit that ''Manga/SoulEaterNot'' exists in any way or form.
** Some also ignore the final chapter of the manga due to its rushed nature.
* Most of the ''KagerouProject'' fandom who where in said fandom before the anime choose to completely ignore it's existence. Among the [[OffModel poor animation]], [[PlotHole plot holes]]. and poor and rushed pacing, the ending seems to completely disregard the message of letting go of the past and moving on the series had previously stood for by [[spoiler:bringing Ayano and Hiyori back to life. In the original song route, Ayano gives Shintarou her eye ability so he can leave the haze, effectively giving up her only means of escape. She and everyone else left in the haze die for good, and those who had eye abilities continue to live in the real world and move on from the death of their friends.]] Needless to say the fandom waits
bear with bated breath, hoping the novel and/or manga end more like the songs. However, given that some fans interpret it as the final time loop (The songs, manga, and novels being previous loops), some feel that they deserve a happier ending.
* Fans of ''Anime/MonsterRancher'' prefer to ignore the third season and believe the series ended on an agonizing DownerEnding. It helps differentiate it more from [[Anime/DigimonAdventure similar]] {{mon}} [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} series]] and clashes well with the mostly lighthearted nature of the anime.
it.



* ''LightNovel/{{Oreimo}}'': The parts of the ending where Kyousuke alienates several of the girls and anything directly after his wedding kiss with Kirino didn't happen according to a great many people who refuse to accept the cop-out at literally the last minute/page.
* The anime adaption of ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' has a number of fans who see the Aincrad Arc as the only one, due to the following Arc "Fairy Tale" effectively removing the (admittedly somewhat ambiguous) HappyEnding of the previous Arc, turning the ActionGirl Asuna into a DamselInDistress and moving the series as a whole much closer to a [[HaremGenre harem anime]] than it was previously. Another portion of fans agree the second Arc was bad, but don't relegate it to FanonDiscontinuity because they see the Arcs after that as good enough to bear with it.

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* ''LightNovel/{{Oreimo}}'': The parts of For the ending where Kyousuke alienates several of most part, the girls and anything directly after his wedding kiss with Kirino didn't happen according ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' fandom would simply prefer to a great many people who refuse to accept believe that the cop-out at literally third OVA never existed. However, it is important to note this is mainly limited to the last minute/page.
* The anime adaption of ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' has a number of fans who see
western fandom; In Japan, the Aincrad Arc as the only one, third OVA was well-received, mainly due to the following Arc "Fairy Tale" effectively removing the (admittedly somewhat ambiguous) HappyEnding of the previous Arc, turning the ActionGirl Asuna into a DamselInDistress fact there were several novels and moving the series as a whole much closer to a [[HaremGenre harem anime]] than it was previously. Another portion of fans agree the second Arc was bad, but don't relegate it to FanonDiscontinuity because they see the Arcs after supplementary material released in Japan that as good enough to bear with it.never saw an official English translation, leaving the western fandom lacking in prevalent information.



* While a few elements of it are liked, more than a few fans of ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' ignore the 2nd half of the series due to it becoming a pretentious, angsty-for-the-sake-of-being-angsty MindScrew (and not a very enjoyable one).
** Even more fans completely ignore the 2nd half of the ''anime'' because... well, because frankly the animation studio did a crap job and just invented a whole bunch of fillers that never happened and annoyed the hell out of both fans and Creator/{{CLAMP}}.



* Many [[VideoGame/KantaiCollection admirals]] like to pretend that [[Anime/KantaiCollection the anime version for KanColle]] does not exist. Reasons include a) Major MoodWhiplash caused by [[spoiler: the death of a minor character]] in one episode that was pitted right next to a more lighthearted comedy that resulted in a textbook example of DarknessInducedAudienceApathy b) The admiral of the fleet not appearing as a standing character despite ''being there''[[note]]complete with him not making any wise decisions which made him [[UnintentionallySympathetic even more unrelatable to the admirals watching this]][[/note]] c)A WholePlotReference of the first six months of the Pacific War that [[UnfortunateImplications effectively placed Americans as a mindless monster with little emotion]] with the climactic Battle of Midway [[spoiler: becoming a Japanese victory through a poorly executed DeusExMachina]]. That being said, the Blu-Ray sales for this was still profitable enough to greenlight a sequel and a movie. Time will tell whether if the subsequent installments would [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel actually be better]] or end up becoming an example of FranchiseZombie.
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* ''TokyoMewMew'': Once Reiko Yoshida left the manga, Mia Ikumi {{retcon}}ned many aspects to fit with the anime, [[CharacterDerailment rendered the main character practically useless for no reason]], and gave her role to a MarySue. Small wonder the resulting sequel, ''Tokyo Mew Mew à la mode'', has been discarded by fans (and the editor -- it lasted only two volumes, although ExecutiveMeddling is to blame there; Ikumi wanted to focus more on the previous series' characters, but her editor told her not to).

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* ''TokyoMewMew'': Once Reiko Yoshida ''Anime/CodeGeass'' fans are very divided over the official ending as declared by the {{Word Of God}} in which [[spoiler: Lelouch dies for real at the end of the series.]]
** This has [[EpilepticTrees spawned a number of theories]], pointing out the uncertain nature of being a Code Bearer and how the immortality is transferred. The series reveals that [[spoiler: it is transferred from person to person when the Geass evolves to where it occupies both eyes permanently, at which point the Code is taken. Fans point to the fact that Charles responded to Lelouch's command when he shot himself as proof that he did not have his Code active at the time.]]
** There is also the fact that [[spoiler: Lelouch technically does kill a Code Bearer while his Geass is at full power. From what little we know, it could be seen as a transfer.]]
** The Zero Requiem itself is considered FanonDiscontinuity by some viewers, for the following reasons: 1) it involved Lelouch being even worse than ever before; and 2) nature abhors a vacuum, meaning that whatever peace that would be gained wouldn't be everlasting, and a new conflict would arise sooner or later. The show itself doesn't deny this last possibility but prefers to focus on the short term benefits instead. From side materials and the events right before it, it's evident that [[spoiler:Lelouch was looking for an excuse to off himself following Nunnally's apparent demise and the Black Knights turning on him, among other events, which
left the manga, Mia Ikumi {{retcon}}ned many aspects to fit with the anime, [[CharacterDerailment rendered the main character him practically useless all by himself]]. This [[spoiler: suicidal behaviour]] is actually in character for no reason]], him, as he goes on several psychotic mind trips during the series, most notably, when he meets with [[spoiler:Euphemia]] to derail her intentions and gave enact a plan of his own design that would, unbeknownst to him, result in catastrophic failure, simply because he believes that his plans are better than hers. However, unlike then, once it's revealed that [[spoiler: Nunnally is alive]], no one talks him out of it, because all his allies are suicidal, uncaring, or want to kill him, and all the people who would stop him aren't his allies by design, so that they wouldn't miss him when they died.
** Certain elements of the epilogue also seem rather unusual. [[spoiler: Kallen's mother is still bedridden and we don't see
her role to a MarySue. Small wonder speak, despite the resulting sequel, ''Tokyo Mew Mew à la mode'', has been discarded by supposedly upbeat monologue from Kallen; Xingke not appearing, implying that he died off screen, much to the dismay of those fans (and who liked him, without any major issues; Ohgi being named president of Japan, despite the editor series painting him as generally incompetent at leadership and the fact that [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom he was the one responsible for the betrayal, and by proxy, the Zero Requiem]]; etc.]]
*** For the record, WordOfGod says [[spoiler:Xingke is fine, he just wasn't at that particular ceremony.]]
** Some time after the end of the anime, Sunrise released the "Birthday of Miracles" picture drama, in which an [[EunuchsAreEvil evil eunuch]] takes over Ashford Academy with terrorists, and all the good guys work together to save the day. All the characters who died are there as if they always had been, but all of them
-- it lasted only two volumes, although ExecutiveMeddling '''including Lelouch''' -- vanish after it's over and Nunnally remarks that the day was his birthday and she believes they came back one last time to say goodbye. This seems to be a pretty solid way to say "He's gone, accept it." (But, really, who are the [[GodDoesNotOwnThisWorld creators to say what is and isn't canon?]])
** Then there are those who prefer
to blame there; Ikumi wanted ignore the whole second season and pretend ''Anime/CodeGeass'' ended in a CliffHanger.
* ''Endless Eight''. A lengthy repetition of time, plot, and scenery. Not
to focus mention more on than half of the previous series' characters, but her editor told her not to).second season of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''. As soon as the arc ended, all of the ImageBoards celebrated.
** This was what KyoAni was aiming for, as they didn't want to do the 8 episodes that Kadokawa asked.



* ''Anime/EurekaSevenAO'', for its [[AssPull cop]][[WriterCopOut -outs]], ContinuitySnarl, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot wasting of good plot threads]], a lack of understanding of what happened to everyone but Eureka and Renton from the original show, and other assorted unpleasantness. This was solidified in the ending, which ''directly contradicted'' one of the most important themes in the original series. Funnily enough, because of the backstory's '''MASSIVE''' ContinuitySnarl, it's not too hard to put it into discontinuity.
* ''Anime/ExcelSaga'''s [[Creator/ShinichiWatanabe director]] [[InvokedTrope did this on purpose]], intentionally making the "bonus" Episode 26 [[RefugeInAudacity too outrageous (and long) to air]]. The anime series ended on a definitive note with Episode 25 instead of the ridiculous [[spoiler:[[DroppedABridgeOnHim Bridge Drop]] of Hyatt's blood ''flooding the earth and drowning everyone'']].
* The ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' anime has Winry and Edward ultimately on platonic terms, averting the romance they have in the manga. Fans ignore such implications and go for the romance route, [[FanPreferredCouple unless they ship them with someone else]].
* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'':
** Fans tend to ignore the second anime. It's pretty much a completely different adaptation of the series with new Japanese voices, different personalities, less accurate GunPorn, and is largely considered to have a much worse art-style (trading in the dark style of the original for a more manga-accurate {{moe}} and pastel style).
** Part of the reason ''Teatrino'' is disliked is due to averting the AccidentalAesop that the original anime plays straight. Fans see ''Gunslinger Girl'' as a social commentary on the topic of {{Child Soldier}}s and the a deconstruction of many different things. It's not. The mangaka [[AuthorAppeal just likes]] little girls using guns.
* To some fans, the third ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' movie (''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion Rebellion]]'') never happened, where [[spoiler: Homura basically undoes Madoka's wish at the end of the anime so that she can be with her]].



* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' was well received by fans of the franchise, especially those who have been sticking with it since at least the beginning of the new series. That is until episode 107 when the big bad of that arc revealed that he is secretly... a robot motorcycle centaur.
* Most fans were not fussed when [=4Kids=] decided to omit the last season of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''. It does have have unfortunate implications as far as Jaden's fate is concerned, but that's still better than having the fourth season and its unfortunate implications as far as the fate of the world is concerned.
* Some fans of the original ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga prefer to think that the ''Anime/YuiGiOh'' anime isn't canon due to filler arcs, Joey getting the shaft so Kaiba can be elevated in importance, Kaiba being more of an anti-hero than in the manga, Duke's entire introductory arc being changed, and general changes made to the characters, plot, and setting.
* Some ''Anime/YuGiOh'' fans who do like the anime pretend the filler never happened, particularly season 4's Atlantis arc and the KC Grand Prix in season 5.
* There are fans who think of the [[Anime/YuGiOhFirstSeries Toei Yu-Gi-Oh anime]] as an official lost season, as well as those who ignore it completely for the same reasons the regular anime is ignored.
* The fandom is divided on whether or not to accept [[spoiler:Nia's death]] at the end of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. Those who dislike it because it ignores the show's established premise of "[[{{Determinator}} nothing is inevitable/impossible]]" consider the show to end at [[spoiler:the kiss between Simon and Nia at their wedding]], ignoring the rest of the series finale.
** In addition, just about everyone agrees that most of episode 4 never happened, mainly because the episode has a completely different (and worse) style from the rest of the series because of a different director. Even the official manga adaption [[CanonDisContinuity rewrote that part]], removing the weird puffball Beastmen and introducing Kittan and his sisters around the time of Viral's attack. Part of this is also a reaction to the producer insulting everyone at 2ch and stating that he hates {{Otaku}} even though Creator/StudioGainax's main fanbase ''is'' Otaku -- and the owner [[ProudToBeAGeek openly proclaimed himself to be one]] -- and then resigned.
*** ''GurrenLagannTheSatire'' summarized episode 4, but, otherwise, skipped it entirely.
*** So did the {{Compilation Movie}}s, [[CanonDiscontinuity come to think of it]]...
--> Simon: You can't do that! You can't just skip reality!
--> Kamina: Of course I can! Who the hell do you think I am!?!
** Then you have the people who ignore everything after [[spoiler:Kamina's death in]] episode 8.



* ''Anime/ExcelSaga'''s [[Creator/ShinichiWatanabe director]] [[InvokedTrope did this on purpose]], intentionally making the "bonus" Episode 26 [[RefugeInAudacity too outrageous (and long) to air]]. The anime series ended on a definitive note with Episode 25 instead of the ridiculous [[spoiler:[[DroppedABridgeOnHim Bridge Drop]] of Hyatt's blood ''flooding the earth and drowning everyone'']].



* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' fans are very divided over the official ending as declared by the {{Word Of God}} in which [[spoiler: Lelouch dies for real at the end of the series.]]
** This has [[EpilepticTrees spawned a number of theories]], pointing out the uncertain nature of being a Code Bearer and how the immortality is transferred. The series reveals that [[spoiler: it is transferred from person to person when the Geass evolves to where it occupies both eyes permanently, at which point the Code is taken. Fans point to the fact that Charles responded to Lelouch's command when he shot himself as proof that he did not have his Code active at the time.]]
** There is also the fact that [[spoiler: Lelouch technically does kill a Code Bearer while his Geass is at full power. From what little we know, it could be seen as a transfer.]]
** The Zero Requiem itself is considered FanonDiscontinuity by some viewers, for the following reasons: 1) it involved Lelouch being even worse than ever before; and 2) nature abhors a vacuum, meaning that whatever peace that would be gained wouldn't be everlasting, and a new conflict would arise sooner or later. The show itself doesn't deny this last possibility but prefers to focus on the short term benefits instead. From side materials and the events right before it, it's evident that [[spoiler:Lelouch was looking for an excuse to off himself following Nunnally's apparent demise and the Black Knights turning on him, among other events, which left him practically all by himself]]. This [[spoiler: suicidal behaviour]] is actually in character for him, as he goes on several psychotic mind trips during the series, most notably, when he meets with [[spoiler:Euphemia]] to derail her intentions and enact a plan of his own design that would, unbeknownst to him, result in catastrophic failure, simply because he believes that his plans are better than hers. However, unlike then, once it's revealed that [[spoiler: Nunnally is alive]], no one talks him out of it, because all his allies are suicidal, uncaring, or want to kill him, and all the people who would stop him aren't his allies by design, so that they wouldn't miss him when they died.
** Certain elements of the epilogue also seem rather unusual. [[spoiler: Kallen's mother is still bedridden and we don't see her speak, despite the supposedly upbeat monologue from Kallen; Xingke not appearing, implying that he died off screen, much to the dismay of those fans who liked him, without any major issues; Ohgi being named president of Japan, despite the series painting him as generally incompetent at leadership and the fact that [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom he was the one responsible for the betrayal, and by proxy, the Zero Requiem]]; etc.]]
*** For the record, WordOfGod says [[spoiler:Xingke is fine, he just wasn't at that particular ceremony.]]
** Some time after the end of the anime, Sunrise released the "Birthday of Miracles" picture drama, in which an [[EunuchsAreEvil evil eunuch]] takes over Ashford Academy with terrorists, and all the good guys work together to save the day. All the characters who died are there as if they always had been, but all of them -- '''including Lelouch''' -- vanish after it's over and Nunnally remarks that the day was his birthday and she believes they came back one last time to say goodbye. This seems to be a pretty solid way to say "He's gone, accept it." (But, really, who are the [[GodDoesNotOwnThisWorld creators to say what is and isn't canon?]])
** Then there are those who prefer to ignore the whole second season and pretend ''Anime/CodeGeass'' ended in a CliffHanger.
* ''Endless Eight''. A lengthy repetition of time, plot, and scenery. Not to mention more than half of the second season of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''. As soon as the arc ended, all of the ImageBoards celebrated.
** This was what KyoAni was aiming for, as they didn't want to do the 8 episodes that Kadokawa asked.



* ''Manga/WanderingSon'':
** Fans of the anime don't often like the last episode, due to the BrokenAesop.
** Takatsuki [[spoiler:deciding that she's comfortable being a girl and that she doesn't want to transition]] caused a stir in the fanbase and many fans ignore it or create theories to get past it.



* In ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'', it's revealed that {{Bishounen}} baddie Dilandau is [[spoiler: actually Allen Schezar's long-lost little sister, who was used for experiments, one of which included turning her into a boy, apparently to create some sort of supersoldier.]] Dilandau's [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys numerous fangirls]] won't hear of it unless they're trying to justify a MisterSeahorse scenario.



* ''Anime/EurekaSevenAO'', for its [[AssPull cop]][[WriterCopOut -outs]], ContinuitySnarl, [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot wasting of good plot threads]], a lack of understanding of what happened to everyone but Eureka and Renton from the original show, and other assorted unpleasantness. The was solidified in the ending, which ''directly contradicted'' one of the most important themes in the original series. Funnily enough, because of the backstory's '''MASSIVE''' ContinuitySnarl, it's not too hard to put it into discontinuity.



* The ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' anime has Winry and Edward ultimately on platonic terms, averting the romance they have in the manga. Fans ignore such implications and go for the romance route, [[FanPreferredCouple unless they ship them with someone else]].
* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'':
** Fans tend to ignore the second anime. It's pretty much a completely different adaptation of the series with new Japanese voices, different personalities, less accurate GunPorn, and is largely considered to have a much worse art-style (trading in the dark style of the original for a more manga-accurate {{moe}} and pastel style).
** Part of the reason ''Teatrino'' is disliked is due to averting the AccidentalAesop that the original anime plays straight. Fans see ''Gunslinger Girl'' as a social commentary on the topic of {{Child Soldier}}s and the a deconstruction of many different things. It's not. The mangaka [[AuthorAppeal just likes]] little girls using guns.
* To some fans, the third ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' movie (''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion Rebellion]]'') never happened, where [[spoiler: Homura basically undoes Madoka's wish at the end of the anime so that she can be with her]].



* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'':
** The fandom is divided on whether or not to accept [[spoiler:Nia's death]]. Those who dislike it because it ignores the show's established premise of "[[{{Determinator}} nothing is inevitable/impossible]]" consider the show to end at [[spoiler:the kiss between Simon and Nia at their wedding]], ignoring the rest of the series finale.
** In addition, just about everyone agrees that most of episode 4 never happened, mainly because the episode has a completely different (and worse) style from the rest of the series because of a different director. Even the official manga adaption [[CanonDisContinuity rewrote that part]], removing the weird puffball Beastmen and introducing Kittan and his sisters around the time of Viral's attack. Part of this is also a reaction to the producer insulting everyone at 2ch and stating that he hates {{Otaku}} even though Creator/StudioGainax's main fanbase ''is'' Otaku -- and the owner [[ProudToBeAGeek openly proclaimed himself to be one]] -- and then resigned.
*** ''GurrenLagannTheSatire'' summarized episode 4, but, otherwise, skipped it entirely.
*** So did the {{Compilation Movie}}s, [[CanonDiscontinuity come to think of it]]...
--> Simon: You can't do that! You can't just skip reality!
--> Kamina: Of course I can! Who the hell do you think I am!?!
** Then you have the people who ignore everything after [[spoiler:Kamina's death in]] episode 8.
* ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'': Once Reiko Yoshida left the manga, Mia Ikumi {{retcon}}ned many aspects to fit with the anime, [[CharacterDerailment rendered the main character practically useless for no reason]], and gave her role to a MarySue. Small wonder the resulting sequel, ''Tokyo Mew Mew à la mode'', has been discarded by fans (and the editor -- it lasted only two volumes, although ExecutiveMeddling is to blame there; Ikumi wanted to focus more on the previous series' characters, but her editor told her not to).





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\n* In ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'', it's revealed that {{Bishounen}} baddie Dilandau is [[spoiler: actually Allen Schezar's long-lost little sister, who was used for experiments, one of which included turning her into a boy, apparently to create some sort of supersoldier.]] Dilandau's [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys numerous fangirls]] won't hear of it unless they're trying to justify a MisterSeahorse scenario.
* ''Manga/WanderingSon'':
** Fans of the anime don't often like the last episode, due to the BrokenAesop.
** Takatsuki [[spoiler:deciding that she's comfortable being a girl and that she doesn't want to transition]] caused a stir in the fanbase and many fans ignore it or create theories to get past it.
* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
** Some fans of the original ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga prefer to think that the ''Anime/YuiGiOh'' anime isn't canon due to filler arcs, Joey getting the shaft so Kaiba can be elevated in importance, Kaiba being more of an anti-hero than in the manga, Duke's entire introductory arc being changed, and general changes made to the characters, plot, and setting.
** Some ''Anime/YuGiOh'' fans who do like the anime pretend the filler never happened, particularly season 4's Atlantis arc and the KC Grand Prix in season 5.
** There are fans who think of the [[Anime/YuGiOhFirstSeries Toei Yu-Gi-Oh anime]] as an official lost season, as well as those who ignore it completely for the same reasons the regular anime is ignored.
** Most fans were not fussed when [=4Kids=] decided to omit the last season of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''. It does have have unfortunate implications as far as Jaden's fate is concerned, but that's still better than having the fourth season and its unfortunate implications as far as the fate of the world is concerned.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' was well received by fans of the franchise, especially those who have been sticking with it since at least the beginning of the new series. That is until episode 107 when the big bad of that arc revealed that he is secretly... a robot motorcycle centaur.
22nd May '16 10:23:18 AM Fanfictionlurker1
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* There are several points in ''Manga/DeathNote'' where fans often invoke this trope. There's when Light regains his memory and (re)turns evil; some people ignore that and everything that happened afterward, considering Light to have remained L's partner instead. Some ignore [[spoiler:what happened shortly afterward, L's death]]; some or accept the previous spoiler, but reject everything that occurred after it; some accept everything until the ending of the series, when [[spoiler:Light is killed]]. Complicating things further, the anime (slightly) adjusts the manga's ending. [[spoiler:Light still dies, but he dies]] with slightly more dignity, managing to escape but then [[spoiler:getting killed by Ryuk, who doesn't want to be bored while Light's in prison. In the manga, he has a FreakOut prior to his death]].

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* There are several points in ''Manga/DeathNote'' where fans often invoke this trope. There's when Light regains his memory and (re)turns evil; becomes Kira again; some people ignore that and everything that happened afterward, considering Light to have remained L's partner instead. Some ignore [[spoiler:what happened shortly afterward, L's death]]; some or accept the previous spoiler, but reject everything that occurred after it; some accept everything until the ending of the series, when [[spoiler:Light is killed]]. Complicating things further, the anime (slightly) adjusts the manga's ending. [[spoiler:Light still dies, but he dies]] with slightly more dignity, managing to escape but then [[spoiler:getting killed by Ryuk, who doesn't want to be bored while Light's in prison. In the manga, he has a FreakOut prior to his death]].
29th Apr '16 8:48:57 PM SatoshiBakura
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'' was based on the original manga and made by it's author, but once the movie was released some people were quick to disown it for a variety of reasons, including Jonouchi doing nothing of importance and wearing a dog suit like in the anime, Yugi's friends not contributing to the plot, Kaiba's character development being undone, several key plot points not being explained, the lack of a conclusive duel between Yugi and Kaiba, and retcons to Ryou Bakura's backstory that don't fit in with the manga ''or'' anime.
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http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Discontinuity.Anime