Nothing in this life lasts forever, not even your favorite manga of all time. Here's a list of some popular manga that said goodbye in 2014.

For the most dedicated and loyal fans, their favorite manga becomes a part of their lives. In Japan, weekly manga publications release new episodes a certain day of the week, and the selected few, like Naruto, continue this pattern for years, literally becoming a consistent part of their readers' lives. So when a manga ends, it's a big deal for many. But creators age, and they also move on, whether they're just burned out or they want to work on something new.

The stories may end, but the characters will live forever. Some Japanese manga that ended in 2014 are listed below.

1. Naruto

 After a 15-year run of a new episode being published every Monday in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, the last episode was published in November. After the release of a final animated feature film, an announcement was made about a film about his son, out next summer.

2. Asari-chan               

Released in 1978 in Shogaku Ninensei Magazine, this iconic manga ended its run in March of 2014 after 36 years. A widely popular TV animation of Asari-chan aired from 1982-83, for a total of 54 episodes. Completed after the publication of 100 volumes, Asari-chan is considered one of the most successful children's manga of all time.

3. Kuroko's Basketball            


Relatively young but immensely popular, Kuroko's Basketball, or Kuroko no Basuke, ended in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine after five years and seven months, after a total of 40 volumes. But fans need not worry. A sequel manga titled Kuroko no Basuke: EXTRA GAME! just started in Jump Next! on December 29.

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4. Tokyo Ghoul                

Fans of dark fantasy Tokyo Ghoul read the last episode of this short, three-year-running and 14-volume manga in August in Weekly Young Jump magazine. But like Kuroko's Basketball, a sequel is already ongoing, titled Tokyo Ghoul:re.       

5. Abu-san           

The king of all manga, this story about a sake-chugging baseball professional player was first published in 1973, continuing for an astounding 41 years. Appearing every two weeks in Big Comic Original, Abu-san, the title character, finally retired from baseball at the age of 62 in 2009. The manga itself retired in February of 2014, after 976 episodes and 107 volumes.  

Which manga will you miss the most?