Anime which warm our heart and sadden our emotion is real deal when you’re looking for shoulder to cry on. Waiting for some sad anime that will challenge you emotionally ? Well look no further, because for this list will take on an unexpected emotional journey. These series is depressing as hell but contain some wide variety of genres. Films are included here too because this list will not be completed without them so buckle your seat and let’s start our list:
If you think we are missing a really sad anime that filled you with tears then feel free to comment them down below. And don’t be afraid to add less popular anime because your heart knows the best when it comes to crying .
8. Wolf Children
Wolf Children follows the story of werewolf man and human girl who love each other very much. They make cute tiny ware wolf babies apparently and then dad gets himself killed leaving one human parents to raise two tiny wolf monstrosities . This is very emotional story because it shows the perspective of mother caring for her children and watching them go their separate ways growing up. It illustrates and emphasis on building relationship and trust as the have to hide their true wolf identities from public while figuring out what they want to do with their lives.
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day is an original anime from A-1 Pictures. This sad anime contain 11 episode and tells the story of a group of childhood friends, now teenagers, attempting to cope with the loss of their friend Menma, who died when they were kids.
Five years after Menma’s death, the group of friends has drifted apart, but the ghost of their long-lost friend might just be enough to bring them together once again. This anime follows the story of group that reunites so that Menma can finally make her wish and move on. Giving the closure his friends need to hear in order to move on without her. Throughout the story, we see how Menma’s death affected her friends and how they come to terms with their own inability to cope and overcome their feelings of guilt. Anohana gives an emotional experience you need to feel.
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6. Violet Evergarden
Violet Evergarden, a profound and fantastic anime that will surely wells up the tears in your eyes. This anime contains 12 episode with 1 movie. The moment really move you from within.
The protagonist is raised as the heartless and emotionless weapon to use against the enemies in the war. But as the war comes to end, she needs to find a new goal in life after recovering from the torment of the wars. She started to work as a Auto Memorial Doll whose job is to put the thoughts of people into words and lay down on the letter.
5. A Silent Voice
The 2016 anime movie A Silent Voice really stole the heart of many of its audience. This movie wants you to feel the pain that protagonist is going through, all his hardship and struggle. This anime does the exact same thing.
This anime is about a high school student, Shouya, haunted by his wrongdoings in his elementary class which he regrets to this date. He finds Shouko, a deaf girl which he used to bully in his elementary class and strives to be friends with her. A Silent Voice is unsettling and heartbreaking anime , but heartwarming and hopeful at the same time. It will put you through a variety of emotions.
4. I Want To Eat Your Pancreas
We find this anime quite bashful about the life. This movie I Want To Eat Your Pancreas was quite a emotional attack to its audience. It really shook the audience to its core.
The protagonist has some issue with interacting with the other student. Thus lived his entire childhood without a friend. After encounter with the strange girl Sakura, his life changed. But the ending was not a flawless. It could be better. But you should have a sip of this anime.
Clannad is the anime consists of two seasons: the 23 episodes Clannad and its infinitely more depressing follow-up, the twenty-four-episode-long Clannad: After Story. While the first part deals with the revivng the high school drama, mostly friendships and romantic relationships, the second part is a much more serious and is about the struggles of adulthood.
2. Grave Of The Fireflies
Grave of the Fireflies is one of the most heartbreaking movies you’ll ever see. The perfect fit for the 2nd anime of the list. Be prepared, before you watch this anime.
This sad anime is set in the final days of World War II, the film tells the story of a boy named Seita and his younger sister Setsuko, whose lives have been devastated by the cruel and brutal war that’s left them without their parents and their home. Left to fend for themselves in the Japanese countryside, the siblings’ youthful optimism is blinding in the face of unyielding adversity, giving them the strength to attempt to resist an inevitable fate. Grave of the Fireflies is an achingly depressing, profoundly beautiful, and deeply moving film that will not leave anyone indifferent.
1. Your Lie in April
The Fall 2014 anime enlightened us with Your Lie in April. A production by A-1 Pictures. It is really the saddest anime out there till date. We have been blessed with these 24 episodes of te saddest anime of all time. Its really worth a shot.
The story follows a piano prodigy, Kousei Arima who learns the hard way of life after the death of Kaori, a girl with whom Kousei falls in love with. Kaori’s cheerfulness filled the pallet of Kousei with different bright colors. This anime is beautifully portrayed with touching soundtrack, a deep heart felt and heartbreaking story which leaves you with emotional trauma, overbearing loss and moving forward anyways. This anime will surely leave you with tears.