Depression is state of mind and the great characters are victim of it, both in reality and in anime. You can also relate to those depressed anime character.
Those characters have depth into their existence and whatever state of mind they are in, they ensure their fans enjoy the anime to the fullest.
They are the living examples who has been through the hell and yet they search for light. They’ve been portrayed so sad and intensely depressed that you feel miserable for them.
So in this article we will cover those depressed anime character who are miserable or once was. Lets go for it.
14. Ai Enma (Hell Girl)
The main character was chased out of her own village based on some idiotic superstition and her parents were killed for protecting her. That’s somewhat the backstory of Ai Enma.
Her life was so unfair and hell that she became lifeless and empty. She is forced to live a life without freedom or happiness. The humanity dies in this anime.
This anime was so emotionless that even you will feel empty throughout this anime.
13. Makina Hoshimura (Shikabane Hime)
This character is odd related to those who scream for justice like a fool, Justice and all is cool until you know what you are doing.
Where as Makina is on mission to kill 100 of demon in order to gain her humanity back.
She is lonely and depressed as we all can see but she never complain about and walk on the forlorn path.
12. Kakeru Naruse (Orange)
A depressed anime character shows in this story. A motional and sad yet happening plot follows.
A girl gets a letter from her future girl about this guy who is alone, depressed and attempt suicide later in the anime and she has to prevent it.
Kakeru Naruse is saved and led to a normal life. All thanks to his friends and the future letters.
11. Cinnabar (Land Of The Lustrous)
A lonely character, who likes to be alone and avoid people as much as possible. She fits right into this list.
As if she is led to live life alone, this can be the condition set by plot too. Nevertheless she is always alone and likes kit that way.
10. Ulquiorra Cifer (Bleach)
Another empty character that you found in this list. Ulquiorra is also a depressed anime character that you will sympathize with.
His aspect of death is also different from others. Has no emotion, lack socializing and don’t believe in friendship.
He has a different mindset and shows no interest in other people throughout the anime.
9. Izuku Midoriya (My Hero Academia)
Midoriya is not depressed but was once till he gain his superpower from All Might. He was lonely and has no friend until he join UA.
The turning point of his life when All Might chooses Izuku as his successor.
Being a loner and no friends from childhood, he lost his confidence and losses hope but this opportunity changes his life for better.
8. Zeref Dragneel (Fairy Tail)
Zeref suffers the loneliness due to his unmatched power, anyone within distance is vaporized.
He has seen alone many times on the screen.
Not to mention he is from the “Dragneel” family explaining his unmatched strength.
7. Crona (Soul Eater)
Crona is another character who is depressed, alone, indifferent, angry and aloof seen most of the time. This might be because he was neglected as a child by Medusa.
She is shown as a mere tool to Medusa and she uses her as she wants. Not to mention medusa doesn’t whether Crona lives or dies.
Derived of love, warmth and care, Crona lives an empty and depressed life.
6. Naofumi Iwatani (The Rising Of The Shield Hero)
Calling Naofumi depressed is going too far but he fits in this category and position.
In the first episode he was accused of rape and and the whole kingdom turns against him. He went straight to hell just because he was a “Shield Hero” a title he never wish to inherit.
Slowly loneliness settles in and he lost his ability to trust anyone in the entire series.
5. Ryuko Matoi (Kill La Kill)
Ryoko is another miserable character from Kill La Kill whose mission is to find the murderer of her father.
She lost herself in rage and frustration when she discover the killer and the plot goes even darker. There’s an even deeper element to her character which unveils as the story progresses.
A totally depressed anime character.
4. Yuuki Konno (Sword Art Online)
Yuuki Konno from SAO is meets to her end with life -threatening disease after blood transfusion.
She is suffering from her childhood because of which she is bound to hospital bed. Lonely, Isolated from everyone else.
But now she can only live to the fullest in virtual reality taking the control over her life.
3. Rei Kiriyama (March Comes In Like A Lion)
This anime is sure a treat to watch. This anime is about Rei Kiriyama and how his life build up after he was broken.
He was in a depressed state for so long, lonely , all thanks to the sister who helped him out.
2. Homura Akemi (Madoka Magica)
Homura Akemi is a rare character rather she is a lone wolf. She is lonely at the same time.
Homura is indifferent Miserable girl with mysterious. She has a dark element to her character that adds depth to her existence.
Akemi manage her own life and live up to by her own rules. She has suffered all alone and it is clearly seen in her behavior and actions.
1. Kousei Arima (Your Lie In April)
Now, as for the character who tops this list is Kousei Arima. The anime itself is an amazing masterpiece. If you’re into music filled with emotion.
This anime is emotional, saddening masked with romantic encounters. A perfect example of the hope at the end of the tunnel.
Kousei is unable to play piano cause he can’t hear his own music due to psychological factor. After his mom deaths he left playing his music, started being alone and depressed.
Arima struggle through his life.