Let's get some real mood ruiners in here. I want us all to get super sad.
reading punpun made me realize that even that which I loved, drew energy from, and hoped to be saved by, was just escapism in the end too
and that there's nothing wrong with that but there's time and place for escapism and by extension love
This realisation really helped me get my life fixed, you have no idea.
Anyway, Bokurano was much sadder.
Even though it's pretty entry-level, Ga-Rei Zero.
Dude did you read the manga? It literally has one of the happiest endings imaginable.
Literally everyone gets what they want in the end.
And everyone that dies just comes back as a ghost and they go around solving mysteries now and shit.
>no Blade of the Immortal
How the fuck guys.
>mfw waited years for that ending.
I felt pretty empty after White Album 2. Not because I was particularly awed by it, but because I really wanted more cute Touma and I know I won't get more because the VNs will never be translated and I won't know enough Japanese to read it untranslated at the rate that I'm learning until years from now, if I even manage to learn it.
I marathoned the entire thing, after I finished I just went to sleep without doing anything at all.
The day after I felt like an empty shell of myself and I didn't want to do anything anymore.
No one has ever had it as fucking bad as Killy.
Punpun is the only manga to make me cry. I mean, I cried over Usagi Drop, but it was more while watching an AMV after I finished the manga. And that was only because it hurt me on an emotional level.
With Punpun, it was difficult to describe. It was like after all the horrible things that happened, after all the emptiness and pain of life, after all the loss, he could still live a life filled with people he loved. There was still all that beauty in the world. It really got to me. I don't care what Asano said. I think Punpun had a happy ending, and it just depends on what kind of person you currently are. For Asano and pre-ending Punpun, it would be a bad ending, but for post-ending Punpun, it would be a good ending.
After going through that ending years ago, i pussy out midway every time i get the feeling that i need to re-read it.
I think it's that Punpun was so painfully relatable in his twisted thoughts about himself, the people around him and life. It's the kind of thing depression will whisper to you over and over, echoing the things you heard and learned as a kid. In the end, I think the hardest thing was feeling like that kind a "happy" ending was unrealistic, that there would always be a struggle for sanity, even if you dodged the worst ending a while ago. Like the window where you might've made a huge mistake (like murder) is passed.
I personally loved the ending, it didn't feel like an asspull and I could feel the manga slowly leading up to that point. It didnt take my off guard at all and was more like a gradual buildup and collapse of depressing nihilistism.
I always assumed he hung himself after a year when he couldn't remember Aiko anymore
It's not like he learned to live for Sachi or anything, he just passively let's her point and steer him while he's still mourning
I'll find out soon. Would you recommend his other works as well? I might as well start a marathon, considering I had this urge to read Bokurano a few days ago.
Jun's battle is truly a piece of art.
Maybe that's what I find depressing, that even after clawing your way back up from all that, the best you get is having avoided disaster and you glide along letting the wind (and the people around you) carry you. There's something vaguely taoist about it, but I guess it's tougher to have that feel like a win.
All of kitoh's s stuff is emotionally deep. like wings of vendemiaire. Anything but sidonia from Nihei is good too. also pic related.
Devilman and Shadowstar Narutaru are tied as the most depressing.
i wouldn't call first animu season sad. maybe it get's worse later.
Tsumi to Batsu (Crime and Punishment). I can't read it all in one shot. It takes me a couple days at least to build up enough tolerance to keep reading, and then I burn through 20+ chapters.
>the best you get is having avoided disaster and you glide along letting the wind (and the people around you) carry you
While dying with Aiko would have been the best ending for Punpun, what you described is being rescued by someone which is not for Punpun but most wouldn't consider it a bad thing after clawing themselves back up by themselves alone giving them purpose and validation
I disagree on it being Taoist, there's nothing serene about being hollowed out by loss and turning completely numb, I do see what you're getting at though it's not a win it's a consolation prize or participation trophy
Yeah, I think you're hitting at why it didn't feel quite right to see it as serene in any way. No one imagines you'll bounce back from all that to be the most successful man in history, I suppose, but I'd like to think you'd want more than what Punpun got and more importantly, that you might actually be able to get it.
Texhnolyze is likely the bleakest show I've watched but in a brutal setting like that with no hope of a happy ending it also becomes a bit harder to care for the characters. Even without being spoiled you can already guess nothing good will happen to any of them, it's kind of too extreme.
Not to repeat what has already been said, but Punpun was the only /a/-related thing to have made me cry, even just rereading this part still does it.
>but I'd like to think you'd want more than what Punpun got and more importantly
But that's the thing, he no longer wants more or anything he's numb to his own feelings since he lost the only thing he ever wanted
>that you might actually be able to get it.
You mean happiness or ?
Here's a fucking good one. Literally the most downer ending possible. Thanks, Harold Sakuishi.
I feel it was a mistake in the time to have read X before Tokyo Babylon.
As for the topic at hand, I remember after a One Page thread in here reading a small thing, about some girl who was the memories of the world or something, and the guy she met on a boat.
I feel like Devilman went by way too quickly for me to feel sad for what happened to most of the characters. The ending was still nice though.
Nothing can make me significantly sad. All of my hope and optimism was killed long ago.
Were you below 15 when you watched it?