Not everything turns out like you hope it does. Not life, not manga, and certainly not anime.
Goo Ranking conducted this this poll last month, asking 500 people in Japan (a 50/50 split between men and women) to list anime with “miserably” bad endings. Below you can see the top ten.
This article doesn’t have spoilers, but folks in the comments might chime in as to why they think these were selected.
10. Death Note
8. School Days*
*School Days and the entry below received the same number of votes, hence the two number 8s.
8. Space Warrior Baldios
7. A Dog of Flanders
6. Fullmetal Alchemist
5. Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato
3. The Rose of Versailles
2. Space Runaway Ideon
1. Grave of the Fireflies
Of course, Grave of the Fireflies is first. Of course! It’s one of the saddest movies ever made. But you’ll be interested to know that the number two choice, Space Runaway Ideon, lost by only six votes.
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