History DownerEnding / AnimeAndManga

20th Jan '17 8:46:15 PM jormis29
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* Another Franchise/{{Gundam}} example in the novel, ''Hathaway's Flash'', where Mafty Navilles Erin (aka Hathaway Noa) is captured in the end and was sentenced to death by Bright Noa, who had no idea it was his own son he was executing. Ouch.

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* Another Franchise/{{Gundam}} example in the novel, ''Hathaway's Flash'', ''[[Literature/MobileSuitGundamHathawaysFlash Hathaway's Flash]]'', where Mafty Navilles Erin (aka Hathaway Noa) is captured in the end and was sentenced to death by Bright Noa, who had no idea it was his own son he was executing. Ouch.
7th Jan '17 7:35:51 AM WildKatGirl
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* ''VideoGame/Gungrave"'s anime is a change up from the first game's ending which had ended with [[spoiler:Grave getting his revenge and riding off into the sunset with Mika, keeping her safe]]. Instead Grave makes peace with Harry...after both have been shot full of holes by Millennion foot soldiers despite being ordered to stop thanks to Mika. The show ends with Grave and Harry killing each other right before Mika arrives to find them dead and cries while finding it in her to smile at her friend's fate. Oh and the song that plays? It's called "Happy Ending."

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* ''VideoGame/Gungrave"'s ''{{VideoGame/Gungrave}}'''s anime is a change up from the first game's ending which had ended with [[spoiler:Grave getting his revenge and riding off into the sunset with Mika, keeping her safe]]. Instead Grave makes peace with Harry...after both have been shot full of holes by Millennion foot soldiers despite being ordered to stop thanks to Mika. The show ends with Grave and Harry killing each other right before Mika arrives to find them dead and cries while finding it in her to smile at her friend's fate. Oh and the song that plays? It's called "Happy Ending."
14th Dec '16 8:40:58 PM 43110
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* The ending of ''Side:Despair'' in ''Anime/DanganRonpa3''--it even warns you at the beginning "this is a tale of hope that ends in despair". In short, ''[[BigBad Junko wins]]''--Class 77-B is brainwashed into being her minions, Chiaki is brutally tortured to death, Chisa is brainwashed and sent as TheMole to the Future Foundation, where she will seed dissent and push her boyfriend into insanity, and Ryota is a broken, guilt-ridden wreck. The only sliver of hope is that Izuru has turned on Junko out of anger for what she did to Chiaki, and his plotting against her eventually leads to ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' and ''Side:Hope''.

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* The ending of ''Side:Despair'' in ''Anime/DanganRonpa3''--it even warns you at the beginning "this is a tale of hope that ends in despair". In short, ''[[BigBad ''[[TheBadGuyWins Junko wins]]''--Class 77-B is brainwashed into being her minions, Chiaki is brutally tortured to death, Chisa is brainwashed and sent as TheMole to the Future Foundation, where she will seed dissent and push her boyfriend into insanity, and Ryota is a broken, guilt-ridden wreck. The only sliver of hope is that Izuru has turned on Junko out of anger for what she did to Chiaki, and his plotting against her eventually leads to ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' and ''Side:Hope''.
27th Nov '16 7:06:33 AM Apocrypha
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* The ending of ''Side:Despair'' in ''Anime/DanganRonpa3''--it even warns you at the beginning "this is a tale of hope that ends in despair". In short, ''[[BigBad Junko wins]]''--Class 77-B is brainwashed into being her minions, Chiaki is brutally tortured to death, Chisa is brainwashed and sent as TheMole to the Future Foundation, where she will seed dissent and push her boyfriend into insanity, and Ryota is a broken, guilt-ridden wreck. The only sliver of hope is that Izuru has turned on Junko out of anger for what she did to Chiaki, and his plotting against her eventually leads to ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' and ''Side:Hope''.
14th Nov '16 9:35:01 PM VincentX
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* ''Anime/Gungrave" is a change up from the first game's ending which had ended with [[spoiler:Grave getting his revenge and riding off into the sunset with Mika, keeping her safe]]. Instead Grave makes peace with Harry...after both have been shot full of holes by Millennion foot soldiers despite being ordered to stop thanks to Mika. The show ends with Grave and Harry killing each other right before Mika arrives to find them dead and cries while finding it in her to smile at her friend's fate. Oh and the song that plays? It's called "Happy Ending."

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* ''Anime/Gungrave" ''VideoGame/Gungrave"'s anime is a change up from the first game's ending which had ended with [[spoiler:Grave getting his revenge and riding off into the sunset with Mika, keeping her safe]]. Instead Grave makes peace with Harry...after both have been shot full of holes by Millennion foot soldiers despite being ordered to stop thanks to Mika. The show ends with Grave and Harry killing each other right before Mika arrives to find them dead and cries while finding it in her to smile at her friend's fate. Oh and the song that plays? It's called "Happy Ending."
14th Nov '16 9:33:44 PM VincentX
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* ''Anime/Gungrave" is a change up from the first game's ending which had ended with [[spoiler:Grave getting his revenge and riding off into the sunset with Mika, keeping her safe]]. Instead Grave makes peace with Harry...after both have been shot full of holes by Millennion foot soldiers despite being ordered to stop thanks to Mika. The show ends with Grave and Harry killing each other right before Mika arrives to find them dead and cries while finding it in her to smile at her friend's fate. Oh and the song that plays? It's called "Happy Ending."
7th Nov '16 8:23:52 PM Sweekun
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* The original ending to ''Manga/Cyborg009'' was this, as it ended with [[spoiler:009 and 002 perishing in space while the rest of the cyborgs look on in despair]]. Complaints from fans led Ishinomori to continue the series and [[spoiler:retconning the two's death's to simply being injured]], although this led to a different kind of DownerEnding as Ishinomori passed away before the manga was completed (it was eventually finished by his son and two of his assistants).
18th Oct '16 7:52:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/LeChevalierDeon'' ends with the main character, D'eon, being the only major character left alive and as an old man, reflecting how due to TheFrenchRevolution, he lost faith in his country and lost everyone he ever cared about. In a sense, D'eon, even loses his sense of identity as in the first episode, his dead sister Lia, possessed him to some degree, and their identities merge throughout the show, to the point that at the end, he is no longer sure if he is D'eon or Lia, and spends a lot of time dresssed as Lia and pretending/sometimes believing he is her. In addition, the show slowly kills off almost all the characters throughout the story, but leaves a few alive before the epilogue. The epilogue is a DeadlyDistantFinale, showing how the survivors all ended up being killed, which D'eon comes to terms with in the final scene, as much as he can.

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* ''Anime/LeChevalierDeon'' ends with the main character, D'eon, being the only major character left alive and as an old man, reflecting how due to TheFrenchRevolution, UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution, he lost faith in his country and lost everyone he ever cared about. In a sense, D'eon, even loses his sense of identity as in the first episode, his dead sister Lia, possessed him to some degree, and their identities merge throughout the show, to the point that at the end, he is no longer sure if he is D'eon or Lia, and spends a lot of time dresssed as Lia and pretending/sometimes believing he is her. In addition, the show slowly kills off almost all the characters throughout the story, but leaves a few alive before the epilogue. The epilogue is a DeadlyDistantFinale, showing how the survivors all ended up being killed, which D'eon comes to terms with in the final scene, as much as he can.
25th Sep '16 11:53:21 AM Jake18
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* The final episode of the First Generation in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAge Gundam AGE]].'' Despite spearheading a successful operation against the Ambat fortress, Grodek gets sentenced to life for committing treason and the Earth Federation covers up the evidence of his findings about Veigan. Also, the Earth Federation reveals genocidal motivations by renaming the first battles against Veigan as the War of Bat Extermination. Back in the Diva, Millais, Woolf, and Adams all get a HeroicBSOD from finding out that the UE were people all along and Emily overhears Flit grieving over his inability to save Yurin. Most importantly, Sir Ezelcant's forces are shown preparing for the next step of the war against Earth Federation. Keep in mind however that this show has two more generations to go, so it's still possible for the Asuno family to [[EarnYourHappyEnding Earn Their Happy Ending.]]

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* The final episode of the First Generation in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAge Gundam AGE]].'' Despite spearheading a successful operation against the Ambat fortress, Grodek gets sentenced to life for committing treason and the Earth Federation covers up the evidence of his findings about Veigan. Also, the Earth Federation reveals genocidal motivations by renaming the first battles against Veigan as the War of Bat Extermination. Back in the Diva, Millais, Woolf, and Adams all get a HeroicBSOD from finding out that the UE were people all along and Emily overhears Flit grieving over his inability to save Yurin. Most importantly, Sir Ezelcant's forces are shown preparing for the next step of the war against Earth Federation. Keep in mind however that this show has two more generations to go, so it's still possible for the Asuno family to [[EarnYourHappyEnding Earn Their Happy Ending.]]
9th Aug '16 8:01:11 PM Willbyr
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* Another infamous one is Osamu Tezuka's ''Jungle Taitei'', known to the rest of the world as ''KimbaTheWhiteLion''. Remember in the original anime about the fun adventures of Leo and Lyra? In the end of the manga and the 1997 movie adaptation, Lyra dies of a plague and Leo sacrifices himself to save his human companion in the middle of a blizzard. HUGELY subverted in the anime sequel ''Leo the Lion'' to the original anime.

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* Another infamous one is Osamu Tezuka's ''Jungle Taitei'', known to the rest of the world as ''KimbaTheWhiteLion''.''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion''. Remember in the original anime about the fun adventures of Leo and Lyra? In the end of the manga and the 1997 movie adaptation, Lyra dies of a plague and Leo sacrifices himself to save his human companion in the middle of a blizzard. HUGELY subverted in the anime sequel ''Leo the Lion'' to the original anime.



** The same applies to its companion, VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry. One of the worst endings has the protagonist stripped naked, forced to be a pet/servant to the antagonist, and is eaten alive by people in goat-masks. Oh, and this is ''after'' a lot of the other island's inhabitants are murdered.

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** The same applies to its companion, VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry.''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry''. One of the worst endings has the protagonist stripped naked, forced to be a pet/servant to the antagonist, and is eaten alive by people in goat-masks. Oh, and this is ''after'' a lot of the other island's inhabitants are murdered.
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