ITT: Anime/manga where either everyone dies or it's not afraid to kill off it's main characters
George R.R. Martin Anime
Not really. The first Gantz "main"characters were red herrings and were promptly killed off, after that when the real cast appeared and fucking Kato gets revived , you just know no one else is going to get killed and it's just an illusion.
doesnt really come up until the last few episodes
>old man dies
Only Kei, Kato, and the muscleriders survive.
if I had infinite money one of the animu I'd fund would be a full adaptation of Devilman with great production values that uses the manga's style (ironing out some of the technical flaws of 70s Nagai while still keeping the appealing craziness)
not sure about who should direct though
this, everyone else is on the chopping block, but Shin and the King pretty much can do whatever the shit they feel like, also the king as an additional bonus of actually being historically protected as the first legitimate emperor of china.
Can't argue with that shit, the main character died multiple times.
Slaine did everything right. It took 12 episodes, but those scrambled eggs were finally finished.
Basically anything Ryukishi.
Literally everyone dies in Higurashi and Umineko.
Just stick to the VN and don't watch the anime.
Yeah but that's only because of plot and the story is already set in stone.
Everyone else will likely die at any point except for those two and that girl.
By the end of it, only a small handful of characters were still alive.
Best boy and best girl are among the survivors.
Hunter x Hunter kills a fair few characters, and they actually stay dead unlike in other shounen series (with the exception of Kaito). Also gives you a short scare for the main character if you hadn't read the manga before watching it.
>think killua would die there
>implying the only point in the series for everyone to shit themselves over on character death was fucking Gon after he went and got himself royally screwed up.
I wouldn't have been mad if Gon's last punch had killed him and Killua along with Pitou and that was the end of the series. People spout about how it's a deconstruction, if that happened, there would be no debating it.
it probably would have been a decent end in and of itself, but the problem is that theres still loose ends that needed to be dealt with at that point, however Gon didn't necessarily need to be alive for it, in fact at that point it would have been a progressively natural end point for Gon's Charactor, hence why it wouldn't have been weird for him, but I highly doubt killua would have died from that.
Seriously? a thread about character death's and no Victory Gundam?
Literately only 6% of the cast survived the series and many of the deceased had some of the most brutal deaths in mecha.
Zeta gundam is still pretty brutal and is considred the creme de la creme of gundam but none is more brutal than victory.
Yeah, Gon really isn't an important character in the story, I think it would be better if he had died there, but Killua dying there would just be romanticizing it. It would also be incredibly lazy, because Killua's character only really has a story if he's with Gon, so no Gon = no Killua, that's why we aren't going to get chapters about Killua + Alluka adventures, we're going to get flashbacks once he and Gon are reunited, but that's assuming Togashi actually writes something.
>Invincible Super Man Zambot 3
>Space Runaway Ideon
>Aura Battler Dunbine
>Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
The Ideon: Be Invoked- It's the finale movie to Space Runaway Ideon. It is the ultimate example of this thread's premise and it's fucking spectacular. Watch it on Youtube.
Bokurano- is another good one.
Meruem is a villain; they die in all shonens.
What development did Komugi get? Good Ungi Player & kind hearted............ anything else?
Bee Girl? Not a chance. No development whatsoever. She was killed to darken the tone of the new arc.
Meruem wasn't your typical villain though, he had understandable motives that were easy to relate to and understand, and Komugi fixed him, he was basically a high functioning sociopath, and she fixed him, but it was too late.
Bee girl and her husbando though, they had no development, I wasn't implying they did, just the brutality of their deaths was inappropriate for a kid's show, so it was sort of shocking.
I somewhat agree.
Which is why I love when everyone dies and it ends with everyone living happy at the end.
Are you saying..... That Mr. Satan....
And based MuscleRider got himself a brawler waifu, honestly I cant see how much better it gets for someone.
As far as it goes he won da gantz.
Guilty Crown. Half of the cast died, then we got the FUCK YOU ending.
why would you want to watch a series that kills off 90% to everyone just for shock/drama. This is why I look at endings/wait for a series to be done so I don't get emotional sucker punched by this bullshit
Saint Seiya has a very high number of deaths for a kids show
>watch the Game of Thrones TV series
>really like it, the setting is beautiful and the history of the world is super interesting
>think the books much be way better, since books typically expand on that stuff more
We should turn this into a "Why George R. R. Martin is a Hack" thread because fuck him, he can't write for shit. The only thing he can kind of handle is dialog.
Man, I recently got forced to watch the TV show and it's fucking boring.
Other than the pretty dialogue here, it's goddamn boring with barely anything going on. And I didn't want to read the book because I heard it's shit. I still feel conflicted that I should have sicked to my gun and not watch it at all.
Okay, well here's your aforementioned end of book so you don't get tricked.
''Everyone lives happily ever after and keep having fun''
I'm not tricking you either, this is how it ends.
Now read it.
It's a masterpiece.
Yeah, the VN.
The anime isn't *that* terrible but it pales hard compared to the VN and messes the end message.
To the point where the moral you get out of the anime is the direct opposite of what you get from reading the VN.
The death count of TTGL isn't really high honestly.
Everyone in Lordgenome's army except Viral, all of Team Gurren's ganmen pilots, the Anti-spirals, and to top it off three characters in the main cast that were important to the plot died as well (Kamina, Kittan, and Nia) Not insanely high considering how wide the character roster is, but for a show with such an optimistic tone it sure as hell wasn't low.
The Ideon - Be Invoked certainly lived up to it's reputation.
>TTGL isn't really high honestly.
Compared to what? LOGH?
Hell, a lot of characters actually die, so many that they had to skip their deaths in the movies since they didn't get any development.
Yeah, it's not an edgy murderfest, but it does have its fair share of deaths
The number of named survivors between all three factions by the end of it all can be counted on one hand.
Nobody said Katanagatari yet?
Well, by deaths, I mean main character dying.
That's basically what the whole 'not afraid to kill off its main characters' thing is.
LOGH had millions of people dying in every space battle.
It has to be 'main characters' dying.
I'd even say LOGH because some of the main cast died at bad plot timing.
Yeah, true, the death count itself was pretty high because it was war and losses had to happen but the full character roaster who mattered and died was pretty low. At least, from what I remember.
But the main character was still alive, alongside that other girl unless you count the last two pages which is just their kids frolicking/fucking. And given how old they looked, their mothers are probably still alive.
I did because the writer wouldn't shut up about how TTGL was a homage to Getter Robo and what not.
The first major death in Getter Robo is that of Musashi's, and that mirrors Kamina's death closely, and then the token chick, the scientist and the annoying kid also proceed to die in a Getter nuclear explosion at the labs. There are also major deaths in the sequel, Getter Robo Go and it goes on and on till the author actually died himself.
Musclerider went to hell and back, and back to hell...and back
He deserved it.
I agree a bit, the only minor character deaths I felt for was Squala's (because of his girlfriend) and Gotoh's (because it's Gotoh).
Uvogin's and Pakunoda's deaths were also feelsy.
This fucking manga
>yfw you realize one of the most influential men in anime and manga literally hates humans
Whoever wasn't in the original was pretty much as good as dead.