"Can you think of anime ending that was perfect(in your eyes)? One that didn't either leave you hanging, kill off someone you loved, end but not completely explain something they have no intention of explaining..ever, or was an anticlimatic letdown. I think R.O.D is prolly the best ending that had me satisfied."
First off, if you don't want to read about various animes' endings, don't read below this line.
First off, I haven't seen the ending to R.O.D. the TV yet, but hope the writers are consistent with it. Pleaseeeeee no R.O.D. GT or some non-sense like that. I think I've just stated what I consider a perfect ending; one that is consistent with the rest of the series.
The best ending? Well, the very first thing that came to me after reading your comment was, "Haibane Renmei". The second thing was "Grave of the Fireflies". Haibane cause at the end, the characters are going to be allowed to continual on their spirit journey, and you somehow, feel happy for them. "Grave",because
the ending is an end to suffering, but also, they are allowed to see, being spirits, the new begining which is the post war Japan.
Cowboy Bebop is a wonderful example of one of the best endings an anime can have. Yes, it does kill off a loved one, but in this series, that also provides a means to conclude the whole story. No, it isn't neat. Yes, there is most definitly a hanging feeling at the end, but there also this " Hey, you dont'do that in a cartoon" feeling. But they did, and man, did it ever work! I too, would love to see more Cowboy movies, but not at the cost of destroying the feeling the end episode created.
But I digress.
Disapointing endings: Wolf Rains. man, were these the same folks who wrote Cowboy Behop?
I just watched the whole of "Bubblegum Crisis 2040", and I really like it. But it does take a while to warm up to these characters. You might give it another try. I may watch "Bubblegum Crisis 2032" just to see what the difference is.
Time to rest these fingers.