There are millions of fans who find anime to be one of the greatest mediums of entertainment out there, but even its best shows have to end. Sure, there are series like One Piece that just keeps going on and on, but that is not the norm. A slew of top-tier shows are nearing their end this year in fact, and a few have already shut their doors. With so many titles ending, there will be a vacuum left in their place for upcoming anime to fill, but you owe it to yourself to check out these shows or manga before they close shop for good.
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The Promised Neverland
The Promised Neverland is the most recent anime franchise to have reached its end, bringing to a close the adventures of Norman, Emma, and Ray. Though the manga story may have ended, there is still a second anime of the series on the horizon, as well as a live action television series from Amazon and a live action movie in the works. While the franchise's story might have ended, it's clear that the property has a big future ahead of it across numerous mediums.prevnext
Food Wars! manga came to an end already, but the anime is currently running through its final season when it comes to the adaptation. Though the series was delayed thanks in part to the coronavirus pandemic, the franchise is already hinting at the final season's return with a new promotional video that hints at what the finale has in store for our favorite aspiring chefs!prevnext
Attack On Titan
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The Attack On Titan's manga is about to wrap the story of the war between Marley and Eldia, with the creator hinting that only a few more chapters remain, and the final season by Studio MAPPA is also set to be released in the coming months. Though the final anime season might be delayed as a result of coronavirus pandemic, the first trailer has shown off that the finale will be adapting the hard hitting action and dark story that is close to ending in the manga.prevnext
The manga for Demon Slayer has already ended, but the anime is barely in its infancy as the first season ended last year and the series is about to receive its first feature length film. With the manga giving us solid endings for Tanjiro, Nezuko, and the protagonists who were a part of the demon slayer corps, the series did show us what could be a potential next generation of monster fighters that could continue the franchise down the line. Though we have no clue when the anime would come to an end, we have to imagine its popularity will give it a few more seasons from Ufotable.prevnext
This one is a bit of a cheat, as we honestly have no idea if Berserk is close to finishing, but in a recent chapter of the manga, an important character tells the protagonist Guts that he is witnessing the end of his story. While there has been no news about the franchise returning to the world of anime, the manga has been running for decades and it's clear that the final battle between Guts and Griffith is about to begin.prev