Top Ten Animes That Made You Cry

List of the 10 top animes that made you cry (or extremely sad) whilst watching it!

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41 NG Life
42 Doraemon Doraemon Doraemon is a fictional character in the Japanese manga and anime series of the same name created by Fujiko Fujio, the pen name of writing team Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko.

Watch the stand by me movie. I almost cried - MLPFan

Full of emotions, it 's the best japenese manga ever

Doraemon specials, notably Obachan no Omoide... watch it, if you ever loved your grandma that much and let's say she passed away when you were young, and you had few but strong memories of her, just try not to cry. Just try.

What's Doraemon doing here? Lol Doraemon is funniest anime I've ever watched

43 Princess Mononoke

This movie was sad and different. I suggest you watch this although it's a bit gruesome.

Iv watchen this like 20 times or more, Man my parents were mean look what they use to let me whatch but man it's nice and violent

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44 Fate/stay night Fate/stay night Fate/stay night is a Japanese visual novel and anime series by Type-Moon. There are three story lines in the visual novel: Fate, Unlimited Blade Works, and Heaven's Feel. A 24-episode anime series based on the Fate route and a film based on the Unlimited Blade Works route were made by Studio Deen. A more.

This series will twist you inside out and make you question the meaning of life. A real heartbreaker. It is about the fifth Holy Grail War. This is a war where seven mages are chosen by the holy Grail to fight to the death to have the Holy Grail grant one wish. Each mage must summon a heroic spirit to be their servant. Most of the characters have tragic pasts and die brutal deaths. Like four characters survive. Will make you sob uncontrollably. Make sure to watch Fate/Zero first. It will make everything even sadder.

Fate stay night really made me cry a lot and so did db gt and fma and loads of others. Strike the blood is amazing as well please watch fate and strike the blood

45 Planetarian

When she hoped that there will only be one heaven and tell him the reason why... I broke down

The ending hit me hard... - Sande13

46 Sword Art Online Sword Art Online Sword Art Online is a series of Japanese light novels written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. In 2012, it received an anime adaptation produced by A-1 Pictures and the SAO Project, and is directed by Tomohiko Ito . The first season is divided into two arcs known as "Aincrad" and "Fairy Dance". more.

This was one of the best animes I have ever seen. The plot was fabulous and the characters were amazing, I wouldn't change a single thing. When some characters died (no spoilers) I was crying my heart out, especially in the last few episodes of season two. If there is going to be a third season I'm sure that it will be as brilliant a the first two, if not better.

This is to date the only anime that has ever made me cry. I mean like, tears streaming down my face. A few others have made me well up but this one beat them all. Great story, great animation, great music!

Oh man, this anime! By far my favorite anime I've ever seen. It's got ups and downs and romance and action. My manly tears of ultra manliness ran down my face many times.

End of Season two...all the feels. All the tears.

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47 Ef: A Tale of Memories

This shouldn't be number one, BUT it really should be way up there. This show really tugs on your heart, and before you know it youll be crying!

48 Another Another Another is an anime based upon the Novel and Manga of the same name by Yukito Ayatsuji. There also exists a live action movie based on the novel.

Another is awesome anime, how can it be so low?

Good anime. horror. gore blood. lots of death. like game of thrones. tryit

49 Immortal Rain

It was one hell of a journey. You never know what's comming next, but you can always hope for the best. Even when everything seems hopeless and miserable they still manage to get through it.

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50 Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin

How the heck is this not on here. I cried every single episode. Touching. Deep. Meaningful. It can be summed up in one word - beautiful.

As long as anime like Rainbow are placed so low, this world will never move forward.

This was great, beautiful

51 K-On! K-On!

You will never see it coming, that's what makes it so much more powerful and impactful than all these other entries. These are feels built in reality and genuine human attachment not in overly melodramatic obvious romantic fiction.

Just watch it and you will find out why it's sad

52 Rurouni Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

I found Trust and Betrayal and Reflection to be very tragic and heartfelt. I cried each time I watched the OVA's and fell in love with the scenarios between Tomoe and Kenshin then Kenshin and Kaoru. The OVA's style was realistic and understanding. Overall, I found SAMURAI X (Rurouni Kenshin) to be well written and highly cherished. - takemetothegallows

Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal is a beautiful masterpiece. I am disheartened that not many have seen it. In contrast to the anime's somewhat lighthearted overture, Trust and Betrayal plays a dark and moody setting, describing the events of Kenshin's past that would lead up to him vowing to never kill again.

This is a must-see BEFORE watching the anime. In my opinion, it really lets the viewer sympathize with Kenshin before the anime.

I was sad when Kenshin died in Reflection. But he died peacefully at least.

The ova was good and it made me cry the whole time

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53 Guilty Crown Guilty Crown Guilty Crown is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Production I.G which aired on Fuji TV's noitamina program block from October 2011. The story revolves around Shu Ouma, a high school boy who inadvertently obtains an ability called "Power of the King" that enables him to draw out items more.

There were quite a few scenes that had me near tears, but it was when Inori sacrificed herself, realising that Shu had lost so much: the girl he loved, his sight, but the ending absolutely killed me. Shu sitting on the bench and he's listening to one of Inori's songs and imagining that he's holding her again.

For me this is the anime I cried most because of very sad ending of the anime itself. Inori sacrifices herself to save Shu instead of dying them together. This anime have lots of action but they give more attention to the love story making it worthy to watch. :D

Inori died in the end who did always give and give. I want her back.

This anime story is has good story

54 Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

There are a lot of life lessons to be learnt and the fact that the anime opens up with a guy trying to hang himself (suicide) is pretty blunt and really supports my case!

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55 InuYasha InuYasha InuYasha is a manga franchise created by Rumiko Takahashi. It was adapted into two anime television series produced by Sunrise. The first was broadcast for 167 episodes on Yomiuri TV in Japan from October 16, 2000 until September 13, 2004. The second series, called Inuyasha: The Final Act, began airing more.

What... this made me bawl my eyes out at least 20th place would be better I mean I still can't listen to (to loves end) without crying.

Heartfelt story

56 Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle
57 Gurren Lagann Gurren Lagann Gurren Lagann, known in Japan as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, is an anime series animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami. It was also directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by veteran playwright Kazuki Nakashima.

I was 18 when I first saw Gurren Lagann. And I couldn't help but cry at the end, which I've never done before because of a movie or series. I never felt that way for fictional characters. All fates and the conclusion at the end really went close to my heart.

In my opinion most emotional anime I've ever seen and I've watched like 500 in total and mostly sad ones this anime is a master piece and there making a new season in 2016 after 7 years I cried so much at the end

My drill will pierce through the heavens

Believe in the me that believes in you

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58 Kimi ni Todoke Kimi ni Todoke

I wonder why the rating is low... Kimi ni todoke is one of best shoujo anime..
It's actually make me cry for days..
You will also found the real happiness.. If you are highschooler like me.. Really awesome anime... Nice plot.. And great ending

Just watching ep 1 - 5 on anime series will make your tears fall. it's so touching, makes you deep breathing and trying to endure your tears falling.

59 Hotarubi no Mori e

Hotarubi no Mori e is the first anime that made me cry. Even if it's a 45 minute movie, it really gets you attached to the two characters in the little time that they are shown. A lot of emotion was carried into this anime from the character's feelings and actions. Every year Hotaru goes to the forest and she always brings something new that Gin isn't familiar with and this makes the story interesting. The main reason when I cried at the end is when it just suddenly comes to a stop when Gin disappears and Hotaru is left with only his mask as a memory of their time spent together. If the relationship betweent the two stayed only on the friendship level and not on the affectionate level, I probably wouldn't have cried. But since they did mention at the end that they were falling in love with each other so that's what got me the most. I highly recommend this anime to anyone because it is beautiful, emotional and suitable for all ages.

May I add that the MUSIC IS AMAZING!

Man this is so sad the friendship love it, I really recommend this movie

Saddest anime movie ever, I cried the whole day after watchin it - Dead-Beat

I cried.
and re-watch
and cry
and re-watch again

60 Cardcaptor Sakura Cardcaptor Sakura Cardcaptor Sakura, abbreviated as CCS and also known as Cardcaptors, is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by the manga group Clamp.

How does that make you cry? This should most definitely be lower in the ranks... Maybe around the 80's...

Amazing anime! I fell in love with all characters! They're so pretty and sweet!

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