No Ending - TV Tropes"There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story."You say you want aresolution? Well, you know, we all want to see the end. But here, there is none: a work intentionally ends unresolved, the Story Arcs are unconcluded, and you can believe whatever you want about what happens next. When the main plot is resolved but other threads aren't, that's a different trope: Left Hanging. If a happy ending would seem like an Ass Pull, it's a Bolivian Army Ending.
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When the lack of ending is passed off as being a good reward, it's A Winner Is You. If the writer ends the story in a way where the viewer or reader must decide by his own interpretation how it ended, it's an Ambiguous Ending. This trope may be combined with Negative Continuity, if the last episode's problems simply disappear. But when a big story arc is dismissed with a handwave, it's an Aborted Arc. If external factors end the story, it is Cut Short: see Cancellation/Author Existence Failure. If the author's comments about the ending are similarly ambiguous, it's the Shrug of God.
Compare End of Series Awareness, No Romantic Resolution, Dead Fic (in fanfiction), Offscreen Inertia, Drop the Cow and Endless Game. Occasionally the story picks up later with a Remake or Spin- Off. If this was intended all along, it's a Cliffhanger. As with all Ending Tropes, there will be unmarked spoilers ahead. Consider yourself warned. open/close all folders Anime and Manga The OVA of Kujibiki Unbalance represents episodes 1, 2.
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TV series, meaning that we never get to see the conclusion. Just to heighten the annoyance, episode 2. Ritsuko about to announce the conditions for victory in the tournament. The manga of Genshiken, which featured it as a Show Within a Show, clarifies that the last episode was never aired due to a typhoon, so it is sort of justified.). The Genshiken manga itself doesn't really have any real ending, the idea being that just because the members graduate doesn't mean that club is going anywhere. More members will join and life (and doujinshi) will go on.
The second season fully embraces this trope, while doing the preview for the final episode Madarame loudly proclaims: YES! MIKANISBESTO ENDO!!! The Xxx HO Li CBeach Episode ends with a ghost girl looking out the window to the protagonists.
The issue is never mentioned again. The whole series apparently ends with Watanuki and Doumeki talking about a dream of Yuuko's. Except that it's Doumeki's grandson and Yuuko's dream is telling Watanuki that he can leave the shop at last. Nothing about the fates of Kohane, Himawari and her husband, the original Doumeki, the unhatched egg that's now a Doumeki family heirloom, and Syaoran. Dai- Guard doesn't end when all the Heterodynes are destroyed, it ends when all the characters realize that the Heterodyne attacks are simply a fact of life in 2.
Japan the same as earthquakes and hurricanes and the point is not about putting an end to them, but how you deal with them. From protecting the lives AND livelihoods of the civilians and working with the military and your allies (rather than against them) to deal with the situation properly. The Zatch Bell! anime ends after Gash and company beats Faudo. Kiyomaro and Gash (whose book is still golden) are about to fight Sherry and Brago in a grassy meadow.
No outcome is shown and the anime ends there. The manga took a few cues from the anime near the end, up to the point where the final fight between Gash and Brago is in a grassy meadow.
However, expectedly, Gash wins this fight and becomes King of Makai. Axis Powers Hetalia has a Valentine's Day strip end rather abruptly just as one of the main characters seems to be remembering something about another.. Subaru: The titular heroine Subaru is being chased by employees of the Immigration Department, with her ballet troupe trying to get her to flee with them and Alexander holding them off. But then Alexander admits that he and Subaru will never have a future together, so Subaru willingly falls into the hands of the Immigration Department. What exactly happened after that moment isn't told. Unless one reads the sequel. School Rumble. It's not so bad in the anime adaptation, since it ended before the series took a turn for the Tear Jerkingly Serious.
The manga leaves the audience hanging in such a bad way that some have debated whether the author was just saying "screw you" to the audience. Glass Mask has an in- universe example with the book- turned- play Bianca the Pirate. Maya plays the pirate Bianca, who confesses to the masses on a courthouse- ship her past as a noble, how she disguised herself as a man to live as a pirate and was now found out. The play ends with a narrator saying, 'Her name disappears at this point in history.. What became of Bianca? You will have no answers from the mediterranian sea'. One of the last few episodes of Futari wa Pretty Cure focuses on the heroines' class entering a chorus competition.
The episode ends immediately after their performance, with absolutely no indication of whether they won. An earlier episode focuses on the science club entering a competition and, like the chorus episode, ends without revealing the outcome. A full year later, Max Heart finally revealed that Verone won.. Episode 1. 3 of Digimon Adventure 0. Big Bad called Dagomon (a thinly- veiled Expy of H. P. Lovecraft's Eldritch Abomination Dagon).
While the episode's immediate conflict is resolved, questions like what the heck Dagomon is (or what the heck his Mooks are, for that matter), are never properly resolved. Even more frustrating considering that the end of the episode shows him rising oh- so- ominously from the Dark Ocean (complete with glowing red eyes), strongly implying that he will become the Big Bad (or something comparably important) later on.
It doesn't help that Dagomon was originally planned to have more involvement, but this was scrapped due to meddling from Bandai and disputes among the writing staff. The last episode of Shikabane Hime ends with a Smash to Black right in the middle of the final fight between Makina and Hokuto. The final (not counting specials) episode of . SIGN features the buildup to a huge battle.. Initial D, no need to say! The challenge continues into the far future.".
The ending of Macross Frontier, on the surface, would seem like every good guys live Happily Ever After. However, concerning that the Love Triangle, the center plot of the Macross franchise, is left unresolved even by this point, it should be considered instead that the story has no ending. Urusei Yatsura does this almost constantly. Many episodes follow this formula: Lum or one of the other aliens introduces a new device or power.
One of the other characters misuses it for selfish reasons. Things rapidly spin out of control until the entire town is engulfed in chaos. And.. that's it. The episodes often end just when things are at their craziest, without even considering how the cast will get out of this mess.
The series itself ends this way, too. The final storyline is one big lampshading of the fact that after all these years, Ataru still refuses to tell Lum he loves her. He literally is willing to risk the destruction of the world to avoid doing this.
When the townsfolk discover this, they form a mob and hunt Ataru down to try to force him to say he loves Lum. He still won't, and the series ends with him about to be beaten to death. Bobobo- bo Bo- bobo: The anime ends abruptly as the gang is running up the stairs towards the final battle. Bo- bobo makes note that the series has run out of funding, with most of the most sane characters reacting as you'd expect them to. The manga, however, goes on for much.. The last line in the He Is My Master manga is "Izumi's debt is still *insert huge amount here*". It doesn't conclude.
As a mirror to the Bo- bobo example above, however, the anime actually has an ending. Part of the Signature Style of surrealist gekigaka Yoshiharu Tsuge.
In Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, in spite of the final arc ending with the curse being lifted from the Arcobaleno, there is no clear resolution for Tsuna or the other guardians. Tsuna is still failing his way through school and sports, still hasn't confessed to Kyoko, and is still dependent on Reborn for guidance and all of which is lampshaded mercilessly. He still defiantly opposes being the Vongola boss but offers no alternative for his future. The only difference between the beginning and ending of the manga is that he has friends. The anime adaptation of Inu. Yasha ends with the heroes running off into the sunset, still having yet to defeat the antagonist, but proudly proclaiming that someday they will. Eventually it got subverted when the show was Uncancelled to finish out the rest of the series.
Though doesn't cover all the manga stories from where the original series left off, just the main conflict with Naraku. The Kare Kano anime infamously ends (or fails to end) this way, with an episode consisting of a slideshow of drawings that still doesn't resolve anything. The Bamboo Blade manga ends right in the middle of Tama and Sakaki's first fight. Apparently the author decided that the outcome of the fight wasn't as important as the fact that Tama finally has a rival that's her equal. Deliberately invoked in Bluecomet SPT Layzner, as the creators found their series Cut Short due to low ratings and Executive Meddling, and had to extensively rewrite the ending.
The Hallmark 2. 00. OVA fixes it with two recap episodes and a completely new one that ultimately says "Earn Your Happy Ending".
Hikaru no Go ends after the Hokuto Cup, with Hikaru becoming even more determined to continue playing Go — which he has pretty much been doing throughout the entire series. His rivalry with Akira, as well as his goal to achieve the "Divine Move" that his former mentor had been desperately aiming for are never resolved. Mushoku Tensei specifically follows the life of Rudeus Greyrat. As such his death is the ending of the story.