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30th Dec '16 2:44:37 PM Blazer
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* ''Manga/KumamikoGirlMeetsBear''[='s=] ending for its anime adaptation was horrendously bad - [[spoiler:ending with the main character suffering a mental breakdown, vowing to leave the city and never return and her friends saying that she did the right thing, joining her back in their country town where her breakdown leads to her mentally regressing to a five-year old.]] The anime's ending was so bad that the manga's creator wrote a politely-written "fuck you" post on Twitter and one of the people who worked on the anime [[OldShame removed it from all of his resumes]].
25th Dec '16 10:58:13 PM HyperEmerson
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* ''Manga/ZatchBell'':
** The Gash vs. Brago shot may have foreshadowed the final battle of the manga.
** Because of the author being injured, the anime reached the fight with Zeno before it was finished, so the anime had him defeated without the CharacterDevelopment he gets in the manga.

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* ''Manga/ZatchBell'':
** The Gash vs. Brago shot may have foreshadowed the final battle of the manga.
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''Manga/ZatchBell'': Because of the author being injured, the anime reached the fight with Zeno before it was finished, so the anime had him defeated without the CharacterDevelopment he gets in the manga. The Clear Note arc was never animated and the series ended with a shot of Gash and Brago about to duel each other. This may have been an intentional foreshadowing of the final battle of the manga.



* From episode 19 onward, the anime adaptation of ''Manga/AkameGaKill'' branches into an anime original ending just before starting up the Bolic assassination chapters, since the manga had not progressed much further than those episodes by the time the anime was produced. Several characters (most of both Wild Hunt, and the Rakshasa Demons, for example) ended up getting AdaptedOut, while others that were already introduced [[spoiler:died in a much different way than was established in the manga. Some of which ended up suffering from DeathByAdaptation]]. The manga later followed much of the same plot beats from the anime's final battles, but [[spoiler:Kurome, Tatsumi and Mine]] survive to the end.

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* From episode 19 onward, the anime adaptation of ''Manga/AkameGaKill'' branches into an anime original ending just before starting up the Bolic assassination chapters, since the manga had not progressed much further than those episodes by the time the anime was produced. Several characters (most of both Wild Hunt, and the Rakshasa Demons, for example) ended up getting AdaptedOut, while others that were already introduced [[spoiler:died in a much different way than was established in the manga. Some of which ended up suffering from DeathByAdaptation]]. The manga later actually followed much of the same plot beats from the anime's final battles, but [[spoiler:Kurome, Tatsumi and Mine]] survive to the end.
25th Dec '16 10:47:13 PM HyperEmerson
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* From episode 19 onward, the anime adaptation of ''Manga/AkameGaKill'' branches into an anime original ending just before starting up the Bolic assassination chapters, since the manga had not progressed much further than those episodes by the time the anime was produced. Several characters (most of both Wild Hunt, and the Rakshasa Demons, for example) ended up getting AdaptedOut, while others that were already introduced [[spoiler:died in a much different way than was established in the manga. Some of which ended up suffering from DeathByAdaptation]].

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* From episode 19 onward, the anime adaptation of ''Manga/AkameGaKill'' branches into an anime original ending just before starting up the Bolic assassination chapters, since the manga had not progressed much further than those episodes by the time the anime was produced. Several characters (most of both Wild Hunt, and the Rakshasa Demons, for example) ended up getting AdaptedOut, while others that were already introduced [[spoiler:died in a much different way than was established in the manga. Some of which ended up suffering from DeathByAdaptation]]. The manga later followed much of the same plot beats from the anime's final battles, but [[spoiler:Kurome, Tatsumi and Mine]] survive to the end.
11th Dec '16 10:11:28 AM gjjones
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* The ''Manga/ElfenLied'' anime mostly ties up the plot threads that had been opened so far and is quite faithful to the first chapters of the manga. However, it only manages to cover about half of the manga's storyline before diverging into its own continuity, thus missing out on most of the manga's major plot points and themes that were then only slowly being revealed.

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* The ''Manga/ElfenLied'' anime mostly ties up the plot threads that had been opened so far and is quite faithful to the first chapters of the manga. However, it only manages to cover about half of the manga's storyline before diverging manga had not progressed much further than those episodes by the time the anime was produced, and the anime eventually diverted into its own continuity, thus missing out on most of the manga's major plot points and themes that were then only slowly being revealed.continuity.



* ''Manga/KareKano'' ended up with one of these, as the author of the original manga was incensed by how the anime was handled and refused to allow another season.

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* ''Manga/KareKano'' ended up with one of these, as the author of the original manga Masami Tsuda was incensed ''incensed'' by how the anime was handled and refused to allow another season.



* ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'''s 2nd sequel, ''Reload: Gunlock'' went this road, especially with the author's health problems in recent years- interestingly, for a long time, it was thought that the direction the season BigBad Hazel Grouse had gone in was completely random. ...And then the most recent volume of the manga came out.

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* ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'''s 2nd sequel, ''Reload: Gunlock'' went this road, especially with the author's health problems in recent years- interestingly, for a long time, it was thought that the direction the season BigBad Hazel Grouse had gone in was completely random. ... And then the most recent volume of the manga came out.



* ''Manga/BlackCat'' is definitely one of the stranger examples. The anime debuted a year after the manga ended, so you wouldn't think there wouldn't be a reason for this. But still, the anime actually covered the ending of the manga before suddenly introducing it's own final story arc involving Eve's ultimate purpose, with only one minor bit of foreshadowing at the start of the anime and the suspicious lack of Dr. Tearju in the story to keep it from coming completely out of nowhere.
* From episode 19 onward, the anime adaptation of ''Manga/AkameGaKill'' branches into an anime original ending just before starting up the Bolic assassination chapters. Several characters (most of both Wild Hunt, and the Rakshasa Demons, for example) ended up getting AdaptedOut, while others that were already introduced [[spoiler:died in a much different way than was established in the manga. Some of which ended up suffering from DeathByAdaptation]].

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* ''Manga/BlackCat'' is definitely one of the stranger examples. The anime debuted a year after the manga ended, so you wouldn't think there wouldn't be a reason for this. But still, the anime actually covered the ending entirety of the manga before suddenly introducing it's own final story arc involving Eve's ultimate purpose, with only one minor bit of foreshadowing at the start of the anime and the suspicious lack of Dr. Tearju in the story to keep it from coming completely out of nowhere.
* From episode 19 onward, the anime adaptation of ''Manga/AkameGaKill'' branches into an anime original ending just before starting up the Bolic assassination chapters.chapters, since the manga had not progressed much further than those episodes by the time the anime was produced. Several characters (most of both Wild Hunt, and the Rakshasa Demons, for example) ended up getting AdaptedOut, while others that were already introduced [[spoiler:died in a much different way than was established in the manga. Some of which ended up suffering from DeathByAdaptation]].
3rd Dec '16 7:27:29 PM CASCHero
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* ''Manga/SoulEater'' is a prime example. This manga series continued for nearly five years after the anime ended, at the rate of a chapter a month. For instance, [[spoiler:the witch Arachne turned herself into pure madness and tried to take over the world only to be countered by Maka's supernatural 6th sense enabling her to strike at her incorporeal form.]] The anime series had [[spoiler:Arachnae die on screen by being eaten by the Kishin, who also dies on the TV screen but is still missing in the manga.]] Though with Manga/FullmetalAlchemist getting a manga faithful series reboot, it may very well be possible for Soul Eater to get the same treatment when it finishes.

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* ''Manga/SoulEater'' is a prime example. This manga series continued for nearly five years after the anime ended, at the rate of a chapter a month. For instance, [[spoiler:the witch Arachne turned herself into pure madness and tried to take over the world only to be countered by Maka's supernatural 6th sense enabling her to strike at her incorporeal form.]] The anime series had [[spoiler:Arachnae die on screen by being eaten by the Kishin, who also dies on the TV screen but is still missing in the manga.]] Though with Manga/FullmetalAlchemist getting a manga faithful series reboot, it may very well be possible for Soul Eater to get the same treatment when it finishes.



** Given that the anime was made by Studio BONES (which also did the FMA anime) the possibility of a second anime series that follows the manga to the end (whenever that will be) is rather high. There's probably many fans who would love to see some of the newer arcs animated. Granted, both [[spoiler:Medusa, Arachne, and the Kishin]] were all killed in the anime, so if they do continue it'll have to ignore the first anime's continuity.

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** Given that * Similarily ''Manga/SoulEaterNOT'' somewhat ended on a Gecko Ending. While both the anime was made by Studio BONES (which also did the FMA anime) the possibility of a second anime series that follows and the manga to ended in a final confrontation with [[spoiler: Shaula Gorgan]] with the end (whenever that will be) main trio. How it plays out is rather high. There's probably many fans who would love to see some of the newer arcs animated. Granted, both [[spoiler:Medusa, Arachne, slightly more different concerning character placements and the Kishin]] were all killed in the anime, so if they do continue it'll have to ignore the first anime's continuity.ending.



* Fortunately averted in ''Manga/FairyTail''. The anime-only Daphne filler arc was supposed to be the anime's ending at 72 episodes.

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* Fortunately averted in ''Manga/FairyTail''. The anime-only Daphne filler arc was supposed to be the anime's ending at 72 episodes. But the series popularity allowed it to continue past that point. When the 2014 version (which covers the 2nd half of the Grand Magic Games to the Tartarus Arc) ended it stops just at the beginning of the second time skip with an implication that it'll continue in the future.
3rd Dec '16 7:12:00 PM CASCHero
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Recently, some studios have averted this trope by timing the anime to end around the same time as the manga. By working closely with the creator, they can produce a faithful adaption of the ending before it's published, and in some cases before it's even been drawn. This is obviously rather tricky, so most studios still prefer one of the above options.

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Recently, some studios have averted this trope by timing the anime to end around the same time as the manga. By working closely with the creator, they can produce a faithful adaption of the ending before it's published, and in some cases before it's even been drawn. This is obviously rather tricky, so most studios still prefer one of the above options.
options. They've likewise allowed mangas to get a chunk further into their stories before turning them into animes and finding stopping points so as not to catch up too quickly, essentially adopting a seasonal approch and seeing if viewers are willing to continue watching the show.
9th Nov '16 9:28:17 AM Morgenthaler
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Compare AdaptationalAlternateEnding, where the original work ''did'' finish its ending before the adaptation but was changed for other reasons.
7th Nov '16 2:14:06 AM fearlessnikki
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* Jill Murphy didn't write an official conclusion to ''Literature/TheWorstWitch'' books and after Season 2, the TV show had run out of material to adapt. So they produced entirely original material, and the Season 3 finale wrapped a few plot points of the series up; Mildred is discovered to have a rare magical gift, saves the school once again and finally seems to win Miss Hardbroom over, Drucilla abandons her friendship with Ethel and makes a HeelFaceTurn and Maud is elected Head Girl for the next year. There were two spin-offs - one showing Mildred in college, and the other showing her cousin now attending Cackle's.
31st Oct '16 1:27:57 PM MazeMaker
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When an visual adaptation must have an ending, but is based on a work that has not finished yet, there are two possible solutions. One is to give the show some emotional closure without actually ending the main plot in any significant way. Many fans will just complain this is a "non-ending" of sorts. When this involves a romance arc, the result can be either NoRomanticResolution or MaybeEverAfter, which may or may not be satisfying.

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When an a visual adaptation must have an ending, but is based on a work that has not finished yet, there are two possible solutions. One is to give the show some emotional closure without actually ending the main plot in any significant way. Many fans will just complain this is a "non-ending" of sorts. When this involves a romance arc, the result can be either NoRomanticResolution or MaybeEverAfter, which may or may not be satisfying.
20th Oct '16 10:29:42 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Manga/BlackButler'' definitely has a gecko ending. Only about the first nine episodes of the series up to the end of the UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper arc (and parts of the much less popular "Curry arc") can be considered canon. After that it [[OvertooktheManga over takes the manga]]. The manga only has 38 chapters as of right now and considering production on the anime probably started about a year or so before that they didn't have tons to work with. Even so, the ending could have been better and not have left loose ends hanging... But ultimately it doesn't really matter for fans hoping for a faithful adaption since [[TheyJustDidntCare the second season]] is [[GenreShift completely original material]] with a bunch of new characters and [[BrokenBase overall left the fan base]] ''very'' [[FanonDiscontinuity divided]].

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* ''Manga/BlackButler'' definitely has a gecko ending. Only about the first nine episodes of the series up to the end of the UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper arc (and parts of the much less popular "Curry arc") can be considered canon. After that it [[OvertooktheManga over takes the manga]]. The manga only has 38 chapters as of right now and considering production on the anime probably started about a year or so before that they didn't have tons to work with. Even so, the ending could have been better and not have left loose ends hanging... But ultimately it doesn't really matter for fans hoping for a faithful adaption since [[TheyJustDidntCare the second season]] season is [[GenreShift completely original material]] with a bunch of new characters and [[BrokenBase overall left the fan base]] ''very'' [[FanonDiscontinuity divided]].
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