Post-SeriesEnd Depression (39)

1 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-06 03:25 ID:PRpyOBmm This thread was merged from the former /anime/ board. You can view the archive here.

Has anyone else here felt particularly low and melancholy after an especially good series ended? Almost like grief? If so, with what series, and how long did it last?

2 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-06 04:56 ID:kzob0B76


3 Name: anon : 2007-04-06 05:29 ID:ZUiuniw9

Fushigi Yuugi.

4 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-06 05:45 ID:PRpyOBmm


So sweet I want to kill myself.

5 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-07 00:56 ID:SZ57UISa


6 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-04-07 02:20 ID:3PL0di6F

puni puni poemi

7 Name: smeoganwyrm : 2007-05-07 00:52 ID:W4p2pRYg

quite an "i want to stab my brains out" feeling, and i have experienced it a few times myself
air was a bowl of shit ending
scryed left a pretty bad taste in my mouth too

8 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-07 01:40 ID:Heaven

Thread over.

9 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-07 01:41 ID:Q76JaXYR

I actually waited to watch the last two episodes of Welcome to the NHK for over two months. I just, well... thought it couldn't go anywhere significant from the third-to-last episode. Well.

On another note, I fucking hate Gainax.

10 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-07 02:33 ID:Heaven


11 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-07 08:39 ID:+rNGIoSS

Haha! Everybody loves to hate Gainax.

Evangelion hit me pretty hard too.

12 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-07 15:20 ID:+hmNlof9

Otaku no Video/

13 Name: american otaku : 2007-05-08 02:58 ID:nT7DY3JK

rahxephon.... plus I hated the WAY it ended. But I didn't want it to end tho.

14 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-08 05:42 ID:j/fE6IfK

same as >>10 , and it was the first anime I watched!

15 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-08 09:11 ID:VXLsNhuJ

Maison Ikkoku and Kimagure Orange Road. I felt like I lost a piece of my life.

16 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-08 13:44 ID:vicb+uPr


Welcome to the NHK ending was DEVASTATING for me. I saw it in the afternoon and I just couldn't eat or do anything for the whole rest of the day.

Misaki-chan... ='(

But now I have the manga to hold me over, yay! Turns out the manga is way better, anyway...

17 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-09 01:12 ID:gdgfEkxx

Anyone remember the Azumanga Daioh Suicide Club? The bit after graduation in the last episode... ;_;

18 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-09 06:15 ID:DfyYLGoW

>>17 with so much fun in the series I felt sad after watching the last episode of azumanga daioh, like after saying goodbye to an old friend.

19 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-11 00:47 ID:Heaven


The manga is way better, but it comes out too fucking slow.

20 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-12 08:07 ID:+T7LM4eW

>>18 Yup, cool azumanga daioh, even bought the 4 volume manga recently

21 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-12 13:42 ID:gdgfEkxx

I'm stuck at ep 10 of Honey and Clover II. I just know I'll get depressed if I finish it.

22 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-13 08:15 ID:FKL3WDPw

I watched all but the last episode of Gekigangar III but I couldn't bring myself to watch the last episode.

23 Name: Shizuki-san : 2007-05-13 16:38 ID:GYVt12xP

Gankutsuou. Since it's my favorite series and all, it had a sort of sad ending...:/
The Azumanga Daioh ending was very sad. I thought it would end happier. ;_;

24 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-14 13:12 ID:qW4eIyzV

Eureka Seven (50), N.H.K. (26), Shingetsutan Tsukihime (12), and Full Moon wo Sagashite (52). E7 was saddening only because it was ending I really wanted more. Welcome to N.H.K was almost a parallel of my own life and with all the stuff that happened in that series it bothered me to see it end that way. The ending to Shingestsutan Tsukihime was too depressing and screwed up and left me as an empty shell afterwards. Full Moon was sad during that last ep especially during the beginning the last few minutes were both uplifting and saddening after that but still left me shaken afterwards..

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26 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-15 19:15 ID:J9eYQvm8

AiRTV. Thread over.

27 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-15 20:42 ID:4MNNqgB5

Azumanga Daioh, and the Love Hina manga. Though I suspect my depression after finishing the latter had less to do with the series coming to an end than with the fact that I had a Pure Maths A-level exam coming up two hours after I'd finished volume 14, and I hadn't studied for it at all.

28 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-16 04:32 ID:5oEpxYZM

when i was in like fourth grade i cried when a season of tenchi muyo on toonami ended and went to my mother for comfort. i'm sure she didn't understand.

29 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-18 19:21 ID:ngYgjl41


me too :(

I didn't go to my mom though, what the fuck

30 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-21 18:24 ID:f/3jDkHI


Berserk. Thread over.

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32 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-31 06:25 ID:WcAhkdJ9

Gah, just finished Azumanga Daioh. o| ̄|_

I guess we'll never get to see Chiyo-chan fall into a terrible depression overseas and become a hikikomori.

Or Sakaki's "cat" become a huge, bushy-tailed monster.

And what ever happens to poor Kaorin? She gets snubbed throughout the series?

33 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-05-31 10:19 ID:XOOlPtJi

Actually, if you believe the fanfics, Chiyo-chan becomes the youngest person to ever lead a SWAT team. She has to have her gun specially made to have less recoil, poor girl.

34 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-07-18 20:07 ID:2fcX06mZ

AIRTV made me cry so mom thought I was having trouble at school because I seemed so sad...

35 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-07-18 21:08 ID:ApAO5iM5

>>34 I can relate. Plus, I'd finished it just before I had to go away from my girlfriend for three months.

36 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2007-07-18 22:13 ID:2fcX06mZ

Black Lagoon left me pretty sad was too badass to end...

37 Name: Mailorder : 2007-07-20 14:02 ID:hJvvbCqX

Yep, the ending of Honey & Clover II. Bittersweet and realistic. I love/hate it. It's a great ending for the series. I wish I wouldn't end, but at the same time.. I'm pleased with the ending.

38 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2020-08-28 23:19 ID:mTyN/31S

It's a feeling that comes with the ending of anything, it's not confined to cute girl anime. I always have to slow down when reaching the end of a series to avoid this feeling. That's not guaranteed to work though. I generally process the emotions by reading a summary of the series on Wikipedia or a dedicated wiki. I did this for Elfen Lied and Last Exile, both of which I got through pretty quickly. I regret doing it for Last Exile because I would have preferred to find out about all of the setting and background details by piecing it together myself.

39 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2020-09-24 18:50 ID:LuuyMGrH

Any anime that leaves things open ended. I need concrete endings because speculation does not satiate my desire for someone else's fictional life. These anime get me all emotionally invested and then are just like "haha how do YOU think it ended? :))". Because I always feel like my desired outcome of MC gets with the girl that the anime producer had been hinting at the whole show is equally as valid is someone who were to say "The MC's love interest gets taken hostage in a home invasion and gets killed during the police stand-off" or "The MC's love interest had secretly been dating one of the side-characters off screen and it was actually an NTR plot".

Just give me a concrete ending so I can eliminate these invasive thoughts.

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