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Japanese Fans Rank the Anime With the Most Surprising Endings

Japanese Fans Rank the Anime with the Most Surprising EndingsHave you ever been watching an anime series that suddenly takes a left turn, leaving you scratching your head saying “wait, what just happened?”?

If so, you’re not alone. This week, ranking site Goo asked Japanese fans to rank the series that suddenly veered off in a completely different direction as they approached their endings, leaving their viewership in a state of shock.

Here are the top 10:

10. Kumamiko – Girl meets Bear
9. Magical Princess Minky Momo (original series)
8. Charlotte
7. Mekaku City Actors
6. Oreimo (My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute)
5. Space Runaway Ideon
4. Tokyo Ghoul √A
3. Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
2. School Days
1. Neon Genesis Evangelion

After 20+ years, Evangelion still takes the cake! Time will tell whether the fourth film in the reboot trilogy is as weird (though 3.0 was pretty wild in and of itself). Otherwise, we’ve got a nice mix of new and old, with classics like Ideon and Minky Momo with newer titles like Tokyo Ghoul and Oreimo.

What anime endings threw you for a loop?

Source: Goo

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.