I have watched a ton of anime. I want to say I have watched over 100 animes. And besides Familiar of Zero, Toradora, and maybe a couple other animes, Steins Gate season 1 had probably the most satisfying, feel good ending I’ve seen in an anime.
While they don’t outright confirm that Okabe and Kurisu got together, seeing things work out for them was so gratifying. And that OVA. Oh, my God. It just left me with a big, giant smile on my face.
I don’t mind bittersweet endings. In fact, I think some series are better BECAUSE the ending is bittersweet, like Cowboy Bebop or Clannad: After Story. But it is so nice to see a show end in a kinda uplifting manner. It is extremely refreshing.