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The Top 100 Greatest Anime Endings Of All Time: #100 ~ #81

Top 100 Greatest Anime Endings Of All Time: #100 ~ #81

When we talk about anime endings, we’re talking about that 1 minute 30 seconds that closes off the awesomeness… or sometimes crappy-ness… of the episode that you just happened to watch. While you wait for the preview of the next episode, you delve yourself into the ending song and ending animation of the series that you love or hate. Much the same with anime openings, anime endings are just as important; the way that an anime ends each episode leaves a different impression on the anime until the next episode, whether that be good or bad.

But which anime endings are the best of the best?
Well, here is what the people of the online anime community has decided as being the Top 100 Greatest Anime Endings Of All Time! I did a similar Top 100 list with Anime Openings (check that out if you haven’t yet!) in which we received a ton of votes. This time, we have received a total of 2371 votes! That’s not as many as we received for The Top 100 Anime Openings List, but that is still a LOT of votes; enough to make a pretty accurate list.

So here, I present to you #100 to #81 in the Top 100 Greatest Anime Endings Of All Time!

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Top 10 Personally Favourite Anime Songs I Can’t Stop Listening To

Top 10 Personally Favourite Anime Songs I Can’t Stop Listening To

You know those songs that you have on your iPod/MP3 Player that you listen to almost every day of the week, but somehow never get bored of it? We all have that one song. Well I’m about to introduce to you my personal list of anime songs that I just can’t stop listening to. As I listen to anything from anime openings, endings and OST’s, there are a lot of songs that I could have added onto the list (I actually wanted to make this a Top 20 list but figured you guys wouldn’t want to sit through a long list like that).

Just to remind people; this is my personal list and so the results may differ for different people. I’ve also added a Youtube video of the full OP/ED/OST so you can check the songs out to see why I included the song on the list. OK! Let’s get the list going! At Number 10 is…

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Ichigo 100% ~ Review

Ichigo 100% ~ Review

“A heart-pounding harem comedy that will leave you lonely for love”

If you’re an avid manga reader or anime watcher such as myself, you know that there are those romantic comedies that leaves your heart racing, or as they would call it in Japanese, “doki-doki”? Every anime watcher and every manga reader, whether you’re male, female, young or old, love to read at least a few romance series every now and then. Now, some people may say that romance series are all the same; the main protagonist or heroine falls in love or is loved by someone and has to choose between her love or her friends, or some sh*t like that. Well, yes that is true. But the way the story is presented can be the key between a cr*p series, and a series that draws you in, such as this one series that I am about to review.

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MM! ~ Review

“Hilarious and cute; a fluffy romantic comedy for those who love to get hurt” 

This is again, a lesser known series compared to the standard anime series that we are exposed to. But it’s a shame because this is probably quite an under-rated series and I believe it deserves a review (since I believe I haven’t seen an actual review written for this series thus far). So here is my review for this series; here we go! Continue reading

Zombie-Loan ~ Review

Zombie-Loan ~ Review

“A comedy filled zombie story that is strangely entertaining and exciting”

Although it may seem gory and disturbing at first glance of the above image, this series is quite different from your average, mainstream zombie survival anime series and films. In fact, the concept of zombies is almost seen irrelevant in some sections of the story, making this series quite a unique zombie anime.

Zombie-Loan revolves around a schoolgirl called Michiru Kita (pictured above middle) who possessed the Shinigami (god of death) eyes; a strange power that allows her to see dark rings on the necks of people who have little time to live. The blacker the rings are, the closer they are to death, and once the ring is completely black, the person dies. One day, she finds that two of her classmates, Chika Akatsuki (pictured above right) and Shito Tachibana (pictured above left) both have black rings around their necks but don’t seem to be dead. Michiru later finds out that they have both made a deal with the Zombie Loan; in exchange for resurrection, they must hunt zombies and pay back “the loan of life”. Now that Michiru has learnt their secret, she must help the two to pay back their loan.

Unlike most zombie plots, Zombie-Loan is very much a light-hearted series and can be viewed by all ages (unlike other graphic, gory zombie series)

A huge plus that can be seen from this series is the very clever and original storyline. Seriously, melding the undead with a loaning service for life? You have to admit, you can’t get any more original than that. The overall presentation of the anime was also a big plus, Xebec studios (animating such notable series as To LOVE-ru, Shaman King and Busou Renkin) doing an excellent job on the execution of this series.

The TV series was originally 11 episodes long, with 2 OVA’s being included in the DVD package. Although the TV series had a definable “end”, the OVA (which was later released to be viewed on streaming sites) was almost cut short, leaving viewers on a cliff hanger ever since. There are many theories as to why they might have done this; some stating it to be a sign as to go and “read the manga if you want to know what happens afterwards”, or perhaps they were hoping to make it into a 24 episode series but couldn’t due to reasons. Who knows. All we do know if that we have been left for an explanation for approximately 5 years (the series airing in mid 2007) and we have had no news for a second season.

Leaving the flaw aside, Zombie-Loan is a very unique zombie series that are both interesting and entertaining at he same time. Although I have not yet read the manga, I am planning to have a look at it (a lot of people have said that the manga is better than the anime). However that should not discourage you to not watch the anime either; the story and characters are sure to leave you smiling at the end of every episode.

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The Final Judgment:

Recommendation Level: 4/5 – Strongly Recommended

Final Score: 7/10