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Fantastic Children ending
Topic by: Catullus
Posted: July 30, 2005 - 4:35 PM PDT
Last Reply: August 2, 2005 - 6:59 PM PDT

author topic: Fantastic Children ending
post #1  on July 30, 2005 - 4:35 PM PDT  
sucked... why am I not surprised at all. Damn why do most anime endings suck and are completely contrived.

Im sure 99.9% have no clue what im talking about hehe but ya dont bother with FC because while it has great music its a bit slow paced and the ending is bad imo.

Sesu >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Soran.
post #2  on July 31, 2005 - 12:31 AM PDT  
"80% of everything out there is crud."

I've never heard of this series. Sorry.
post #3  on August 1, 2005 - 9:11 AM PDT  
i had the feeling that anime endings suck because up till the late moments of working on it writers don't know if there'll be another season. so the arc flows upward gently on a hopefully long curve and then bang to the ground. i don't know where i got that impression, maybe it's just the gainax syndrome.
post #4  on August 1, 2005 - 6:27 PM PDT  
If you really think about it, most television show endings suck, regardless of whether they're live or animated, Japanese or otherwise. Think about Seinfeld. Think about Star Trek, The Next Generation. It's difficult to take a show through so many episodes and find a way to satisfy the anticipation that builds from the beginning. Add to that the pressure anime gets from so many shows having already destroyed the city, country or planet at the end, and you would find it even more difficult to do something that isn't cliche or boring.

On the other hand, some anime endings don't suck. I thought Elfen Lied had a nice ending. I thought Boogiepop's ending was appropriate. And Paranoia Agent was a skilfully crafted cohesive unit. I'm sure there are plenty of others that aren't a total mess, but those aren't the ones you really remember.
post #5  on August 1, 2005 - 8:01 PM PDT  
big diff between anime and USA teevee is anime has the option open of making a movie of the ending. really, only star trek has that kind of possibility around here. i believe this is also open for japanese live action teevee.

anyway yes few endings are very satisfying. something about a horse that's been beaten to death being asked to do a very complicated dance.
post #6  on August 2, 2005 - 12:02 PM PDT  
I thought anime, like british tv was done as a whole with a story arch in mind? So, for instance, the entire story of boogiepop phantom was done with the story (including the ending) in mind from the very beginning.

I'm not sure that most final episodes suck, but that's just an opinion. If the show is still going strong and has good writers there's no reason it can't go out with a bang. I have a friend who things the final episode of Star Trek:TNG was "awesome" (De Gustibus non erat disputatem... and all that) and although I thought the final episode sucked, I don't think there was any reason why it should have (the writers, in my opinion, took an easy way out to make it self-referentially disapointingly anti-climatic as a cruel joke to its viewers).

Actually I guess the whole idea of viewers adulation of a favorite show and the expectation that *sob* we'll never see our beloved foofy again make the expectation that a final episode can't just be *good*; it must be *awesome* and justify the entire experience of the series-- that is it's undoing.

Anyway... the endings that I find disappointing are the narrative central conflict or mystery shows if the series didn't have a timeline or conclussion in mind from the beginning. Examples: X-files, Twin Peaks, Lost, any Fugitive-like show, ....
post #7  on August 2, 2005 - 2:27 PM PDT  
nah it seems like this was the intended ending and that there wasnt left open to the possibility of more seasons or ovas or whatever.

As for never hearing of the show thats unsurprising, its not famous at all and hasn't been brought to the US (doubt it would be)

My problem with the ending is mainly the resolution. Ah well it did have amazing music throughout imo.
post #8  on August 2, 2005 - 6:59 PM PDT  
I agree that many anime endings are a disappointment. For how much I love anime I always have this feeling when I start a complete series that I don't want it to end because I know the ending won't be satisfying. I finally watched Full Metal Panic all the way through a while ago and the whole time I was thinking, "wow this is great... I love this show!" and then the ending came and I became disgruntled "That's it!?" So I started watching fumoffu immediately, uggghhhh they tricked me into spending MORE money!

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