Okay so i have been watching anime on and off for about 7 years. That's a pretty long time, but i always find myself regretting watching romance Anime. and the reason for this is because of the enormous amount of questions i am left with after i watch anime. One of them being "Why do they always have bad endings?". You may notice that I'm posting this in the "Romance" section, and for good reason. Just about any Slice of Life/Romance type of Anime has the worst and in some cases some of the most ridiculous endings. (I am not referring to the songs, but the actual ending of a season or story). I don't want name any specific Anime so that I wont end up insulting anyone, but i will talk about some of the ones that i like. Anohana is one of them. I loved this Anime for several reasons, but the most important one being that it had a solid ending. I wasn't left with any questions concerning the characters, we got a clear picture of where the different characters were heading and the story actually ended. I understand that some of the Animes out there are following the manga and therefore cannot end, and the producers want to ensure a second season so they leave us with a pointless and very vague ending. But sometimes I just get fed up with Anime cliche endings and I'll just end up frustrated with Anime in general. So i guess my question has been pretty vague up until now, but what I really want to know is: why they do this? Why cant end a story without the usual "Everyone is happy yet nothing has happened". And if you can't already tell, i HATE Harems. Talk about cliche endings. So this i just an issue i cant get my head around. I have been reading tons of reviews, and I can clearly see that a good Anime can usually keep a 6 or more grade out of 10 during the story, but may end up plummeting down to a 4 or less because of the ending. Thanks to anyone who responds.