Originally Posted by Namekuseijin
I like it that the japanese truly end their series. No more Goku dying and coming alive again in DBZ. Despite being a multimillionaire franchise, the series ended for real.
Can you imagine that for Batman, Spidey or Superdude?
Didn't Goku come back from the dead several times in the course of DBZ?
And then there's Dragonball Kai...
There are a number of classic manga/anime franchises that are perennials, and get rebooted every decade or so. I don't even know how many Tetsuwan Atomo/Astro Boy adaptations there have been.
There are also a lot of long-running manga series that just stop, rather than having a proper ending. Ranma 1/2, say, or Uresei Yatsura.