Saddest Anime SeriesAnime series have been divided into several categories - comedic, romantic, mystery, science-fiction ... but what has caught my attention are tragedies, or animes not necessarily tragedies but emotional ones that have caused people's eyes to water.
The saddest anime series should be dependent on the content of the anime, the character backgrounds and just anything that has made them such emotional masterpieces sending people to tears.
Angel Beats is one of the best animes I've watched. Usually I don't finish anime shows because I just get bored of them but Angel Beats was worth watching. I loved the art and the music and it was funny, sad, and just overall beautiful. I feel like it was one of those rare animes that really gave all of it's characters spotlight. All of their backstories made me cry and I was really in tears by the end of this anime... This whole anime was such a roller coaster of feelings and I really did become attached to every character. I am satisfied but brokenhearted by the ending... Angel Beats is worth watching over and over again. It really is amazing in every single aspect.
Angel Beats is the saddest anime I've watched so far. It's beautiful, sad, hilarious, heartbreaking and the music and emotions are amazing. You just get so attached to the characters and the last episode just left me there absolutely crushed. The way he screamed Kanade in the end literally broke my heart. And I just had to watch it to the very last second to see if he disappears too. It left me in such a sad awe that I didn't even think of watching another series for a couple of days. I felt that it would ruin the moment. It leaves you sad and crush but at the same time your happy and feel kinda free and fulfilled. If you haven't seen this then you should type it in right now. It's just breathtaking. Must see!
I've never really been one to cry during an anime. I've watched Clannad and Clannad After Story, as well as Kanon, but none of them really hit me that hard. Then I watched Angel Beats!. Though the story seemed a little rushed into 13 episodes, there is an absolute connection between the audience and the characters, since they are truly easy to relate to. I teared up for the first time in a while near the end of episode three, but that was a warm up for episode 10, where I bawled my eyes out, and didn't even want to watch the final three episodes for a couple days since every time I even thought of that scene tears welled up in my eyes. Yet, the best part is that it isn't a scene of one character being torn from the rest, but a beautiful act of acceptance that, while sad, really spoke to me. The show was a beautiful sadness, as episode 13 shows us at the end that any act of kindness you can perform can greatly impact other people, and most of all, life is worth living. (Hell, this show ...more
Not only the saddest anime, but the best. The show had a well-thought-out characters and amazing stories about why they ended up in the afterlife it was just so beautiful to watch and am it started out so funny and then I gradually got sadder, I watched it twice and I cried both times. The lyrics are so beautiful the music is amazing. In the last scene it shows angel's soul going up into the sky and it was so beautiful and then went to the credits and then you saw her and otonashi finds her. Angel beats even have the meaning angel referring to the character angel and beats meaning his heart inside of her is just on my gosh! It teaches us an important lesson about life that nothing else can teach us not
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Let me just say for the record that I have a stone heart, and NONE of the other anime on this list following this one have EVER gotten me to cry (in fact, no other anime EVER). And in Clannad AS, I was bawling like a little child. No other show, book, movie, video, or ANYTHING has ever gotten me to cry so hard (except for maybe a couple of Thai Life Insurance's videos haha). It is so deeply grounded in family values and it really shows you what emotions feel like. You never will truly connect with any other character/anime than you will with Clannad AS. If you don't mind the rough ride, Clannad AS is one of the most- no, THE most- beautiful, heart-meltingly sweet anime I have ever seen, and I urge you to watch it.
I just finished watching clannad and clannad after story and man. what I never thought I see the day when a show especially a anime show would make me cry. I am a 20 year old male that literally cried a few times in his life, the last time I cried when I was in 6th grade and lost my right eye. This show should be going down in history for one if not the BEST anime ever. It hit each and every emotion on a very intense level. I don't think I can ever watch the clannad series again just because in my opinion it was that intense on me. I'm not going to spoil the series but you get so emotional attached to each and every character and to see these characters go through high school and go through real life situations and barely over come them is just absolutely superb, marvelous and down right a masterpiece.
This anime is the most saddest thing I've ever seen... I'm just a 14 year old boy who doesn't feel anything in heart and never cries just because of some T.V. shows or any dramatic cause I think they're lame, in fact I've never cried since I was 13!.. But this piece of cartoon (in japanese:anime) series almost made me throw my onions away! Whenever I think the emotional part of the series I feel like I'm also about to cry especially when tomoya remembered nagisa from telling ushio about her mom. SO THEREFORE I VOTE THIS ANIME THE #1 SADDEST ANIME THAT CAN MAKE you WHINE LIKE A BABY
Clannad & Clannad After Story was the first ever anime I watched and I still feel so much pain remembering those scenes. (Fellow Clannad After Story Victims, you know which ones I am talking about. ) Despite the emotional torture, if it wasn't for Clannad & Clannad After Story giving me the most beautiful and wonderful introduction to anime, I would never have experienced anime at all! And to be honest, even if I didn't go on to watch other anime after that, Clannad & Clannad After Story are such masterpieces they are all I need to have watched in their genre to make me feel fulfilled.
This show is amazingly sad. "SPOILERS" Two brothers who just wanted things to be the way it was before. When they were toddlers their father left them. When they were 8 and 7 their mother dies. They take you a teacher who has lost her only child and then lost the ability to give life. After a year of training they go on to try and resurrect their mother at the ages of 11 and 10. It fails and as a result the older brother lost his leg, and the younger lost his whole body. The older brother then sacrificed his arm to tie his brothers soul to a suit of armor. The older brother gets prosthetics to set out with his brother to find a way to get their bodies back. This happens in the first 6 episodes. There's 51 eps and a movie. Imagine what happened after that."Spoiler ends"
Most of the time, people praise FMA Brotherhood for better plot, character development and faithfulness to the manga. But one thing was and always will be better in these old series - and those are THE FEELS.
Brotherhood surely had its moments - but these were mostly deaths of beloved characters. Old FMA is sad in general. It has way darker atmosphere, since brothers end up killing people and that is something they avoided in manga and Brotherhood. Ed suffers pain and depsair when he learns his opponent is dead and he is the killer. Not mentioning the existence of homunculi is in these old series utterly depresing. And ending, oh boy, the ending.
I'm happy this is here. I'm probably a little late in commenting on this, but I feel like this anime gets overlooked. I have a roommate, who watches a lot of anime, who doesn't like this show, yet he suggested elfen leid, and that sucked. I forget specifically why, but I think it was because he found it childish. I've watched enough anime to know what's childish. And the reality is, if you see it on T.V. it isn't reality. But this anime has hit home in so many ways that much more commercial anime hasn't. Interestingly, this show can provoke so much emotion without death in the first episodes. Then, more happens. (Spoiler later) I've never been religious, and I'm not after this show, but what I love about this show is that it deals with a corrupt government, criminals, and general philosphy about life, and also immortals. What would you do if you knew your destiny was to fight someone people considered immortal. What do immortals want? Why would they want to live/die? Why do you want ...more
Like it's not enough that I cried practically every two episodes, the end (last few episodes actually) had me sobbing on the carpet in a fetus position. Just thinking about fma (especially 2003 series) or listening to the openings makes me feel so sad because I remember everything that happened to Ed and Al and all the wonderful characters that ended up dead (not gonna name them because I don't wanna spoil it to anyone who hasn't watched it yet). However, this is, and always will be, my favourite anime ever. It's both funny and sad (even scary sometimes), has an amazing plot and I feel like you can empathize with every one of the characters including the "bad" ones (except Shou Tucker, seriously what is wrong with that guy).
This is one of my favorite anime's, such a masterfully developed story that shows lot's of meaning and tugs quite a bit at the heart strings. The protagonist's are all quite admirable and all have a strong, but sad background story of how they could've changed Menma's life that day showing how many regrets you can have. Emotions of characters are really shown strongly and the Opening and Ending are amazing songs! The final scene will have you crying like a little girl so be forewarned! :Make sure to bring some buckets and have tissues at the ready. Overall, this is an anime that is quite unique and amazing, can't wait for the movie this august!
This whole anime was definitely meant to tug on your feelings... Every single part of this anime was heartbreaking and I was definitely crying by the end and in between. The finale broke my heart and if I had to say one anime that made me really feel it would be this one. It was heartbreakingly relatable and taught me many lessons. It dealed with the topic of death and showed how five people coped or tried to cope after one of their loved ones died. I think it is definitely an anime everyone should watch, it was happy but yet sad.
Anohana: That Flower we saw that day was my 2nd anime ever, and it was really good but sad. It is really good you should watch it, it is really short and is cute too!
This is the best anime I've ever watched. I feel that Anohana is in a sense more 'real' and all of us can better connect with it. The entire anime is focused on depicting the importance of friends and the different types of conflicts among them. It intends to make people feel sad and empathize. Well... It did a good job It is respectable that the places in the anime are crafted based on real life locations. It's really amazing. Plus, the music makes the show really beautiful. Anohana is beautiful. I can feel as if I am really in that world. I feel this strong attraction that I can relate to. I can really understand what it's like. The story, it's just so real.
I started to watch Death Note one day after I heard it was complete. I watched every episode before 26. The 25 episode was very sad (spoiler) as L died. I was discouraged and didn't watch it anymore. Later I decided to complete it to see what will happen in the end. But, I couldn't help myself to not to see the spoiler of (spoiler) Light's death. I was scarred for life. I was so traumatized that I didn't even think of it anymore. The's writer's obsession with the alphabet "L" was scary itself, (If you know what I mean. ) The opening was sad and the tunes in the background scary. This was truly a masterpiece which even now, I cannot bring myself to watch.
Death Note isn't THAT sad. Sure it has really sad moments like the deaths or Misora, Soichiro and Light Yagami, plus the entirity of Episode 25, but on the whole, Death Note is more dark than sad
Death note (which is great by the way) gives you extremely likable characters and then rips them all away with emotional deaths. L is killed right after it seems like he and Light could be friends. As Light dies, he has memories of his life before "Kira" and when he's dead, he seems like an innocent young man again making his death hard to watch. The year after Light dies, Misa commits suicide on valentines day, most likely because of her lost love.
The ending made me cry. Even though he can be seen as the villain, Light was so intelligent and he could have done great things but his life was changed the moment he found the Death Note. It just makes me sad thinking about how things could have been different...
The anime and the manga were both really sad. There was a game that I was addicted to playing. I would spend a lot of time on it everyday. After elfen lied, well, I stopped playing for weeks. I just sat on my bed and thought about the unfairness of the world. Later, I tried filling in the void it left behind by watching other anime like Fullmetal Alchemist and Angel Beats. Fullmetal Alchemist was interesting, but no where as sad as elfen lied. Angel Beats was actually very sad, mostly because of the ending and the incredible soundtrack. But, the lack of character progression made it so that the ending wasn't as depressing as Elfen Lied.
Elfen lied is one of the most depressing animes I've watched. I loved both the anime and the manga but the manga was more deep in the story. By far the manga's ending was much more depressing than anime. It took me forever to get over the ending and I'm still so sad when ever I think about that ending. After I just finished the manga I was crying so much that the next few days I was so depressed. Everything was so unfair in the manga and the anime. Even though I finished the manga and the anime a long time a go I still get depressed when I think about it. Elfen lied's manga is one of my favorites and the one I read the most. But whenever I read it I skip the ending because it was too sad for me to handle another time. When I finished the manga I really wanted to watch the anime. After Elfen lied I started loving the tragedy genre. It's what made me watch all those other sad anime that I love. This is one my favorites and I miss it a lot.
Anime is not really good, since it's adaptation, but manga actually got me on the edge. And I loved it. But then the mangaka decides it was probably just too much and magically brings nearly everyone back, just as if realizing it was just over the top, that it crossed the line and people could get really mad - to prevent that from happening, we just get a happy ending with so many resurrected characters, I can hardly count them. I loved how dark it all actually was, but then it slides down to all the naive fantasy animes where no one really dies no matter the situation. Sad story indeed.
When I finished watching the anime I thought it was the saddest thing I have ever seen. I just sat there tried to comprehend what I had just watched and try to find more things about Elfen Lied, that's when I found the manga and started to read it. When I had finished reading it and had read the note at the end I just couldn't hold back the tears and was crying like never before, after that I was depressed for like weeks and nothing else mattered. Elfen lied is truly one of the saddest animes out there.
I have only watched what Naruto I can on Youtube because I don't have Netflix, but I know it's a real tear-jerker. But the weird thing with me is...well...let's start off with 2 examples: Gaara and Rock Lee's back stories. I cried for Lee's and I didn't cry for Gaara's...how does that make sense? Oh...I know. I can relate to Lee's childhood, because many times, I've felt like a loser and thought that I always will be a loser. I know how it feels. I don't know how it feels to have a dad who hates you, no mom, assassins trying to kill you, a village that scorns you...I don't even know how it feels like to have a big sister (I have a big brother). I can't relate to him. But I can with Lee. That's why Naruto is one of the saddest animes, because no matter your childhood, you probaly felt at least ONE characters pain, from Lee to Gaara, to Kakashi to Naruto, from Sasuke to Itachi. But it can give you hope too. Lee became a father and one of the Konoha 11. Gaara became Kazekage. Kakashi ...more
Naruto is surely my favorite anime and one of my first's too. It is totally worth watching it even if it not short and, I think you'll like it at least a bit. This is the anime I cried the most on and I have not even finished shippuden guys like come on! :( I will most likely cry way more from just thinking about things in the show that I will watch and the parts that I watched.
Naruto was neglected, hated, despised, isolated, and feared his whole life, for something he didn't ask for and something he couldn't control - Yet he always smiled, saying he would be Hokage, and hoping for a better day tomorrow. He meets Iruka, Kakashi, Team 7, the Rookie 9, Jiraiya, and so many people who finally acknowledge him as a shinobi; as someone who means something. And he's so happy that they saved him from his own depression and sadness, heck, who wouldn't be? As if they're not already stuffing enough feels into our faces, Naruto is forced to endure even more, suffering deaths of close ones, and the loss of his best friend and rival Sasuke. He continues on through life, affecting so many people, changing the hearts of his enemies, friends, and teachers alike. He strains so hard to save what helped him so much, to keep his friends safe like they helped him. It's heart-wrenching to see the sad but close bond he shares with people like Gaara, Sasuke, Killer B, and anyone who ...more
The series as a whole, is about overcoming loneliness, hatred, being from nothing to something and never giving up on your goals, shows monsters like Gaara to being a Hero of his people, Naruto from being lonely to making friends and to becoming a Hero as well. People like Sasuke who have dealt with depression over the ENTIRE family of his putting him in the state of seeking mad revenge. Many characters with many stories to explain with their many personalities. Many characters have depressing lives with War, Famine and Death, many emotional damaging stories. Naruto is my favorite.
I was crying so hard when I saw naruto being neglected just because he was a jinchuri of the nine tails. Everyone deserves a chance in life. And why does the death of someone in naruto has to be so sad-no offense. Eg neji, he died with a smile on his face. It was so heart wrenching to see him bond. This anime is just so emotional story about friendship and strength. Amazing
The moment I saw Lelouch die, after everything that he has been through. How could this not be the saddest thing ever?! His sacrifice for the greater god of humanity is such a huge burden for him to bear. And to think that everyone else shunned him without knowing what he had give them.. It is so cruel. In another way, it was a poetic and beautiful ending, even if it ended with his death.
In fact, Lelouch's sacrifice reminded me of Romeo and Juliet's love story, with how they can never be together as long as they are alive.. Just like Lelouch, they died so that their wish would come true. If this isn't a tragedy, then I don't know what is.
Code Geass will always be my favourite anime and one of the best anime of all time. You see the main character Lelouch go through so so much, he's not doing it for himself but for his sisters wish of a gentle world. You witness him succeed and drastically fail. This anime changes your life and makes you want to change the world. Lelouch's character is so well developed and complex, there are times when you wonder if you're supporting the right side anymore. At the end of the day he was still just a boy, a boy who lost his home, betrayed by his mother, father, best friend, the company which he built from the ground and most importantly his little sister. CC also has to be one the best written characters I've ever come across who's story is also tragic.
But the thing that hit me the most was that Lelouch did and sacrificed so much but got absolutely nothing back. Only a few were on his side at the end and only a few actually realised the demons master plan for world ...more
The things he had no control over cause by his powers left me felling to heart broken for him and omg the episode where he accidently starts a genocide was so messed up his power was such a curse and for him to do all that he did his curse seriously to blame he never deserved to die
Just ask my friends, I have a heart of stone and never cry but this anime, but this anime, I just completely lost it. It had me sobbing throughout the whole last two episodes. When Kaori started to play the final duet with Kousei and then she dissapeared right in front of him and the cat... even as I write this tears are falling down my face I have never been more touched. Kaori's letter to Kousei hit me so much. She'll never know Kousei love her back.
The story is something beautiful as is the music. It is the expressiveness of Romantic Classical music in anime form! At the end, I essentially curled into the fetal position and gave a meek "ow" as I clenched my heart. I then thanked it as it leaves you feeling sad, but also shows the beauty of sorrow itself and how it can create something beautiful. It's poetry! Some characters could've used more development, but the characters who were developed were developed WELL. The animation is astounding. I also like how it makes you cry, but doesn't go out of its way to emotionally hurt you and leave it at that. Rather, it shows you that pain is a part of life and that human beings have a knack for getting through it with softer hearts and gentler smiles.
Oh my goodness, this show. I'm not the type of person to cry, but it has brought me closer to tears more times than I'd like to admit. The characters, the visuals, the music, all blend into what I consider to be an absolute masterpiece. It demands you feel something, and you can do nothing but comply. Definitely not an experience I'll forget any time soon, likely due to this emptiness that I can't seem to fill after watching. Hilariously enough, I'd still recommend it to anybody without hesitation. You leave with something, perhaps a new appreciation for the smaller things in life, the motivation to push past your fears, sorrow for things lost, whatever it may be. I don't really know how to feel, other than amazed.
I met the girl under full-bloomed cherry blossoms and my fate has begun to change. I've been touched by a purely beautiful story that I wouldn't have expected possible from an anime, and I don't regret a second of it.
I'm sorry to all the Angel Beats fans, but when it comes to my opinion and "saddest anime" then Your Lie In April takes the cake, it buries Angel Beats. I found this anime the most depressing of all the ones I watched before. That end was just too much for me, I've never been so depressed or sad after watching an anime before. At the end of the 20th episode I nearly flipped my desk and I burst into tears, if only for a while. As inspiring as I found the anime it was more depressing than anything else. By the end I knew that the girl would die but I didn't wanna believe it and that's why the end was such a shock. And that letter she wrote just before dying was also too much. "An April, without you", that broke me. Add all that up and it's easy to see why this is the saddest anime of all time.
I just finished season 3, and I don't cry. But some episodes nearly tore me apart and even made me shed a tear. The end of season 3... I'm not gonna spoil, but you'll know what I'm talking about if you've seen it. To be honest, this isn't an anime that struck me as "sad". I saw it more as an action/gore. But the author created these characters beautifully! Even the smallest ones have emotional depth and personality. And if the smallest characters have it, imagine the feels for the largest characters! The scariest art of this anime is that no character is safe. Absolutely NO ONE. Word of advice: don't get emotionally attached to any character because they most likely will be gobbled up by a naked humanoid. As silly as that sounds, it just adds to the horror that something that is seemingly inferior based on intellect and attractiveness has so much power over humans, in the end making US unworthy. But if you look at the real story behind the titans, your opinion WILL change on ...more
I nominate AOT because it really is sad and the most important and loved characters die or they betray humanity. like Marco and Erwin's death they tore me to million pieces and when they made like eren died in ep.5 and also Carla yeager's deat
This is one my saddest anime in all of the ones I watched as I see all my best characters one by one getting killed and how Erwin Smith died made me so sad.
I got so attached to each of the characters, especially the ones who died. I think the pairings make this anime even sadder, (Jeanmarco, Rivetra etc. ) The whole series has this feeling of "There's no way all of us are going to make it out alive, anyone could die at any minute." It's got me to the point where I even dread rewatching the series. Not to mention all of the characters have their own tragic backstories (SPOILERS) Christa was abused by her parents, Levi lost his only friends trying to save them, Erwin's father was killed by the corrupt government, Eren watched his mother get eaten, Armin's grandparents were sent away to the war, Mikasa watched her parents get killed and was then kidnapped, Ymir was turned into a titan for 60 years, Sasha had to fight for her food because her village was starving, Annie, Reiner, and Bert were forced to fight a battle they never wanted to win, Connie's family was turned into titans, AND SO MUCH MORE. I feel for all these characters so much it ...more
So, I have already been over this before, clannad IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE SADDEST ANIME! this anime is sad but the afterstory is also sad, if you want to see more saddness then get another box of tissues ready because the after story is even sadder. not a lot of people that I have met before watched clannad and wouldn't understand the sad parts of the anime because you need to watch the whole anime to truly feel depressed ;(
It is a shame that Clannad and Clannad Afterstory get separated when it comes to anime discussions because they function as part 1 and part 2 of a incredible story. That being said clannad hits a rock bottom in terms of saddest around halfway through with the arc, while the Afterstory is able to take the foundations of the story and end hit a more memorable heart-wrecker near finish of the story.
A lot of people seem to forget about the original Clannad because the after story was so sad. But the original Clannad had a lot of tearjerking moments in it and is easily one of the greatest anime for storyline and likable characters. Also is a must see if you plan on watching Clannad Afterstory
The oringinal clannad was good, but after story was way better, but I'm here to say to stop hating on clannad for being a bad beging, because in my opinion its not, and its fine if you have yours, I'm okay with that, but it wouldn't make sense if the begging didn't happen. You wouldn't shed a tear in after story. Just saying. All in all, amazing anime
Everyone should watch this series. I showed it to my mom and she loves it. I showed it to my friend and we stayed up all night watching it.
I have some advice for anyone who wants to watch this anime. First piece of advice-never judge a character based off of first impression. So many characters do not show who they really are at first. I don't want to give any examples, as they would be spoilers, and I hate to spoil for people
Next piece of advice: take some tissues with you. Even I cried, and that means something. Enough said. You will cry, even if you're me.
Anyways, let me get to the review.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how many words is a series worth? Especially one like this. There are not enough words to describe this anime. Beautiful, sad, almost even heartbreaking series like this are the kind of things I enjoy no matter what. I can't seem to find any other anime like this. Perfectly executed, everything fits together. It combines ...more
If you want to watch a tragic story with n girls dying and a magical cat who betrays you well this is an anime for you. The show made me realize that some how this show and real life are similar despite girls trading their soul to save man kind from witches. But people do risk their life already knowing what their getting themselves into, people who are in the military or navy they know what they are risking their lives for. So do magical girls they know once they make that wish they are battling things that can kill them but they are doing it so they know that they are helping humanity survive.
The dynamic between Homura and Madoka in this series is staggering. It is quite essentially the signature highlight of the anime and one of the major reasons why it is so depressing.
It is first revealed that Homura is much akin to an ice queen with seemingly no desire to make any sort of friends at her new school (being a transfer student) but looks can be deceiving, but when it is revealed that she is a time traveler with a hardened desire to protect Madoka, her seemingly calm disposition is torn apart instantly and outlines her true nature as a once shy and frail girl.
Her previous failures to protect Madoka in alternate timelines proved costly for her once soft-spoken demeanor. Many times she had failed to protect Madoka from becoming a magical girl, and every time has she had to see her friend suffer the deadly fate that comes with her bestowed power. Being pitted endlessly against time, only because she had no other choice but to fight, for if she were to give up ...more
When I fist watched this anime I was like oh great another stupid magical girl anime. Still thought I continued to watch it, and was about to give up. then came episode 3, I mean really I liked Mami. I continued and let me tell you this has got to be the saddest anime I've ever watched. First, it was Mami, then came Sayaka, then Kyoko, then Homura, and finally Madoka all their pain was like a stab in the heart. I loved them all and love this show, and suggest you watch it if you haven't. But beware the feels will get to you.
Jesus christ! This anime made me love it and despise it at the same time! (SUPER SPOILER ALERT! ) I mean first u start to like this character after they show u her back story then she dies then the most reliable older brother figure gets on a mission with the kid that admires him the most dies then, their leader recruits two new members and one of them hasnt even had enough screen yet dies then this amazing imperial arms in human form who is very reliable and virtually can do anything at light speed gets to grow close with his team then dies then, the kid who has grown to like this other kid only gets to show her true feelings to the boy as he kisses him then dies then, the pervert who was kinda creepy and funny tells the reason why he joined the team guess what, he dies, then this kid who is righteous and fights to defend his friends who was suppose I thought to be the laeding girl's guy had a showdown with a giant robot and prevents that robot thing from falling to the people with ...more
Akame Ga Kill was one of the saddest anime I've watched. There were so many nearly every death in the season was sad in its own way, although it felt a little good to see the minister die.
This is like action + sad, it would be perfect for a person who likes action and very sad things. I would rate 5 star for this.(SPOILERS AHEAD) it was so sad when like everyone died! Included Tatsumi and Mine. For me, I couldn't believe it, Tatsumi and Mine never got together in the end. And everyone died a heroic death, but only Akame stayed alive. I would rate this like a 5 star for being sad and having action. And it's like the opposite, the kingdom is bad and Night Raid is good. (SPOILERS END) This show can make you cry, but you have to find out yourself!
I absolutely loved and hated this anime at the same time it has so many great elements but it is very sad and dark everyone has a dark past and then everyone you like will die if you have a ship it will die and when you think it can't get worse it does this anime shows the real meaning between life and death and it has a great life lesson in it I highly recommend people watch this despite it being sad it is my overall favorite anime right beside Another and Magi The Labyrinth Of Magic
It's just a plain masterpiece. I had time to warm up to and adopt all of the beautifully written characters, and then they give me episode 22, which basically made every bit of moisture in my body leak through my eyes until I had to excuse myself to the bathroom because its kinda hard to watch something when the tears are blurring your eyes but you keep screaming "OHMYGOD MY SHIP YESSSS" at the top of your lungs.
This anime is just a rollercoaster of emotions, when I first saw Moeka pull a gun out and point it at Mayuri I thought she wouldn't pull the trigger, but she did, and that's a real shocker, I couldn't help but cry every time Okabe had to watch Mayuri die, when everyone had to give up everything they had gained from sending the D-Mails willingly to save Mayuri, watching Mr Braun kill himself and the scene cuts to his daughter sitting at a dinner table waiting for him, and just when I thought there couldn't be a bigger shock than that, when Okabe found out he was the one who stabbed Kurisu, gawd this anime was amazingly sad.
Probably the absolute biggest shock I ever got out of an anime, ever. (SPOILERS AHEAD! ) at first it's a sorta happy-go-lucky series, with memes and 4chan references, but still some creepy parts. But there are no words in this world to describe how dead serious this series got about halfway through. It goes directly from soul-eater happy to Nina-Tucker's-death serious- and keeps hitting you with emotional bombshells the rest of the series before having an absolutely amazing ending.
(SPOILERS) The scene when Mayuri gets killed by the car and Okabe has to relive her death for yet another time just killed me. And it especially hurt when he traveled back to when they were running the hack and he was just hanging his head unable to do anything. That scene really hit me hard.
Also, after Mr. Braun killed himself and the scene played of his daughter sitting alone at a table set for 2 just broke my heart. Best anime I have ever watched. Powerful emotions and an incredible story.
I love Fairy Tail as much as the next guy but this series isn't as depressing either. Lisanna's return is more like a very emotional reunion. No one in Fairy Tail dies either, the only confirmed death is Mavis, who died generations before the series. They never kill anyone off from Fairy Tail despite having 15+ members to sacrifice. Hell, Makarov almost died 3 times, hard to believe he'll die the next time when he's knocking on death's door again.
Other than that, Lucy's dad dying and sending her gifts on her birthday every year for 7 years (even though she wasn't present in the timeline) was very depressing, only because Lucy finally felt loved by her father.
Fairy tail has thought many people about facing the hard consequences of life, despite being emotional it relates to the spirit of living for your comrades.
I nearly cried in each one of the arc especially when Lucy lost one of her most trusted spirit Aquarius and also when Igneel died, I felt intense grief during the arc with Erza and Jellal and simply couldn't stop my tears during the Galuna island arc. Moreover everyone's feelings for the guild and support for each other truly makes fairy tail one of the best anime that can be related to our real life. Fairy Tail has thought me a lot it deserves to be at top.
Fairy Tail made me cry more then once, it's a great anime. There's lots of adventure and sad moments. Fairy tail goes through many heart breaks but they get back up and keep moving. "You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only thing you can be -Gray Fullbutster" "Take care of your friends, they are the most precious thing in the world to you. -Natsu Dragneel" NEVER GIVE UP! That theme comes up in Fairy Tail many times. I've spent most of my nights crying because the episode is really fustrating, upseting or powerful. Things my not make sense but the soon fall into a big picture. I love this anime. this was my first anime and it sprang my love for anime and Manga. YOU HAVE TO WATCH THIS ANIME!
Not only is this an emotional anime, this is by far one of the best animes I have ever had the pleasure of watching. It teaches you great lessons on friendship, determination, moving on from your past, and so much more. Fairy Tail makes me feel at home, even though it doesn't exist. You can't go wrong with this anime. It definitely made me a better person
Well although this is not an overall sad anime and I must say they rushed the ending a bit. Know this I am a kind of person who does not get sad or starts to cry at an emotional anime or movie. But I actually wasn't expecting the outcome of this anime. It actually almost made me have tears in my eyes. I mean first this Shu guy lost a girl that he well cared about a lot and that changed him a lot. After that in the end he also lost the girl he loves. Sad enough? Well not quite so turns out the girls actually saves him and he is left all alone in the end that too with only one arm and no vision ( For those who don't know what I'm on about watch the full anime ) so yeah it really was a sad ending and I was surprised not to see it in the top 10 or top sad endings of animes. Don't judge me guys I'm new to this stuff I don't usually watch animes. I was out of movies and started to watch this on someone's reference and honestly I left my games and movies for this and finished 22 episodes in ...more
Guilty crown is sadder than most of the above animes. Starting from Shu stabbing Gai through Mana, everything becomes so melancholic. Hare Menjou's death transforms Shu to become a harsh leader and implement the void ranking system. At last when Shu determines to save Inori, he finds her already resurrected to Mana and she starts the fourth apocalypse. Later he defeats Gai with Inori's void, which Inori's soul gives to him through a flower. And moreover at the end Inori dies and Shu becomes blind (due to absorbing the apocalypse affected people's cancer).
It took my feels are ripped them to shreds. Afterwards it tried to glue them back together a little and said "F it! " and decided to set them on fire and stab them simultaneously. I have never been so destroyed after an anime as this.
On a side note, how in the heck is this #17?!?!?
Dragon Ball Z is higher up and I was literally never sad in that anime. This anime made me CRY! Whatever. Oh, and AOT (as well as a number of others above this at the moment) wasn't that sad really. It's just super popular so everyone up-voted it from what I've seen. Sorry to bash on it Titaniacs!
Guilty Crown is not just an amazing anime but a beautiful and sad one too. The end was shocking and not expected, it was too sad that it left me crying and I have a hard time crying over an anime but this anime! This anime gave the one who watched such strong emotions that one couldn't help but feel them and cry. Even if one didn't cry the ache in your heart will forever be a mark and will not be forgotten.
I didn't cry on this one, but the ending is very sad. Yukiteru looks miserable, it pains me realizing his situation and how it turned out in the end.
Future Diary or Mirai Nikki, is one of the saddest anime out there fr viewers to cry over. It's not just the ending that brings out the emotions in this one, but the entire series. It's much like Angel Beats in that way. The story follows a devoted (and somewhat psychopathic) girl Yuno, and her boyfriend Yuki. Throughout the anime, you get to see tragic family events unfold. You become attached to these characters, so this isn't "Oh. Someone died...", this is crying material. These events help to build the love Yuno and Yuki eventually share for each other. Overall, the only flaw with this show, is that it made everyone really, really sad.
- Yes, that's a joke, not an actual flaw...
I've watched everything else in this list except for angel beats and so far none of them have touched me as much as mirai nikki has.
It may not deserve the top spot butit definitely deserved to be way way higher up. The entire thing is depressing and tragic from the start, and many characters are just as tragic as well (7th.)
I wont spoil but the relationship between Yuki and Yuno is one of the saddest I've seen in a while and I couldn't help but relate.
This is so far my all time favorite anime for a reason. Though it does have a LOT of valid criticism plot and development-wise, the emotional core and Yuno and Yuki's relationship just resonate with me more than the others there.
This anime is SO depressing. Every single death scene in this one makes you want to cry, and that is a lot of death scenes, considering the Hunger Games type of situation this story revolves around. This anime does a great job of making you love characters despite the things they have done in the past, and mourn for them in their final moments. I personally couldn't hold my tears on any longer by the infamous last few episodes. If you want a real tearjerker of an anime, watch Future Diary.
Kanon is far, far better than Clannad/After Story. Clannad sucked. Most of the "sad" moments were just shoved in and manipulative. It was completely unnecessary. Whilst in Kanon, the whole story was evolved around sadness so it made a lot more sense. Kanon's story is far superior to Clannad's. The characters are better developed and more fleshed out as well. And don't get me started on the ending of Clannad After Story. If there's one thing I hate, it's massive cop-outs. Kanon's ending didn't feel like a cop-out. so it was acceptable. I'm not saying Kanon is perfect, it has flaws too, but it is so much better than Clannad, yet it doesn't even get half the credit that Clannad does. Kanon deserves it far more than Clannad.
Not much makes me cry especially while watching anime or T.V. in general but the story sucked me right in I became attached to all the characters and at when I finished every episode in the end I was an emotional mess. I mean while writing this right now I am tearing up everything is blurry I have to re-type a few things just because the story is coming into my mind. It is incredibly underrated and deserves much more credit, I hope that one day the show will continue and bask in the glory it deserves! I hope my opinion was useful! PS it's a MUSTT WWAATTCCH!
Don't you dare badmouth clannad! I mean I haven't seen kanon yet but still, u guys should understand that different people have different tastes which means not everybody likes the same thing. So please don't put others opinions down just because youbthonk yours is better. So don't say that clannad sucks! Or else I'm gonna have to personally kick your asses!
I'm not sure what it is about Kanon, but it's become my favorite anime when I watched it a couple of times to appreciate the plot details hinted at throughout the story. Sure, it doesn't have as many sad moments like Clannad, but this hidden gem needs some love
I don't think that this anime was really one of the saddest anime series of all time but there was one scene that had me crying. Yuuki's death. I will never get over that poor girl's death. It was so surprising to me and broke my heart. Yuuki was my favorite Sword Arts online character and I just loved her happy 'I wanna make the best about life while I can' attitude. I know that many animes typically use characters like her but I just got particularly attached to her persona. She had a positive look at life even though she was really sick and could barely wake up every day. She joined SAO to escape from her reality and do all the simple things she could never do with her condition. She was so strong and sweet in the game while in reality she was really weak and frail... I would give my heart for her, she really was one of the reasons I watched SAO even if she was only on the screen for a short time. I could never write enough about her
I cry every time I listen to the opening. This was one of my first animes I ever watched. I get why a lot of people hate it but I don't.
I rarely cry. RARELY. This may be the first time Iv'e ever cried at an anime, or a show for that matter! Also, side note: I've never seen such a beautiful story line before! And don't get me started on the graphics! Honestly, I've searched the ends of Netflix trying to find an anime that could just be as beautiful to look at as this! Other anime's I used to watch, before I learned about SAO, I used to think they were amazing, but looking back, they just didn't have that FEEL, you know? Definitely the best and saddest animes I've seen.
It's not a sad anime overall, however there were a whole lot of sad moments, and then I mean really sad. The finest examples are the deaths of Yui and Yuuki (especially the latter)
It's the saddest anime I have seen so far. Clannad or Angel Beats are not even in half as sad as this one. Besides I love the main story of this series, the special summer energy. You can FEEL it. I'm sick of people who say that Misuzu is crybaby and immature - honestly, she has been having very harsh time, unloved and all alone, yet she tried to keep smile on her face, and definitely - after many fails - again tried her best. Never gave up. maybe she acted in immature way but inside she was very strong. People complain that they don't understand this anime - yes, you may get lost if you don't follow it carefully or don't read the subs well. "Air" is not a simple story. Anyway, ya. I was depressed for a week after watching this.
This anime is quite underrated compare to others Key anime. The only problem I found about this anime is that the plot is hard to keep up. You can get lost if you don't pay atention to details in the anime. But beside that, everything was good. The music, the plot, and the characters were great. The anime is quite similar to Clannad on the plot and the music. The anime itself was sad throughout the story. Not like Angel Beats that it's only sad moment was the end. I encourage you to watch it and I'm not gonna spoil you.
Whenever I think about re-watching this, or when I see scenes from it, I still feel a twinge of sadness. Air was one of the first animes I watched and it holds a special place in my heart for it's beauty. There's some plot holes, but they really don't matter. The emotion in the series is there and that's all that matters.
I found this Kanon level depressing... I cried several times during this and the story line is so sad! I found it was a lot like Clannad with the arcs, but it was shorter and took a lot less time to get through. I would recommend it to people that can keep track as it is a lot of story in 12 episodes.
It is true, there was nothing particularly sad in the start of this anime but anyone who watched it through the end could probably tell you this was one of the saddest anime series they had watched. Koro-sensei's death really broke my heart. Very few animes have made me cry but I cried at his death. A lot. I really loved Koro-sensei and how he was able to bond with all of his students. So much that they didn't want to kill him even if he could end the world if he wasn't killed. The backstory behind why he decided to teach them really struck hard... He was a truly dedicated teacher... He really made an impact on each of his students and he will forever be my favorite teacher even if he is fictional.
The anime is absolutely beautiful. We're always left with a mystery as to why our "antagonist," Koro Sensei, has decided to teach the class 3-E, up until Episode 16 of Season 2. From that point on, a darkness moves in place, one of sadness and inevitability. And when the ending strikes, I cried. Very few things have ever managed to do so. Congratulations to this anime for achieving it sought in that incredibly emotional ending.
It took me a few weeks to get over this anime, when you get so attached to the characters and see them in the end, I literally ran out of my tissues at that time. It was an anime that I cried to the most.
Despite most of the series is light-hearted, the ending is very emotional. Especially when Koro Sensei asks to do the role call one last time.
This one has the most impacting unexpected ending ever. Add the ED song to it and you need to buy a megapack of tissues, and I don't cry easily. Only two animes have had a great impact to me that it took me over a week with dreams and my brain was completely out of focus for a few days. This is the second one and Chrono Crusade was the first.
Epic, depressive and sad yet beatiful story. Nice character development. One of the most beatifully symbolyc endings that I've seen. Phantom Requiem is a story about the dark side of human heart, the manipulation to a person, loneliness, despair, guilt and the meaningless of life. A must watchable Urobuchi anime if you like dark stories, character development, nihilistic themes and action.
This anime made me think about the ending for weeks after finishing it! I've watched almost over 80 animes but this comes in at least my top 15. The ending was one of the most unexpected, considering how the story flows throughout.
This anime was one of the most tragic I have ever seen.. The characters were beautifully presented and you could really become attached to them. The ending was so unexpected that I couldn't even cry from the shock..
This is the first anime I've ever watched, I don't know why I started with it but, it's by far the saddest anime I've seen. Guts went from hating everyone, to having friends that he could call his family, just for him to get shoved right back into the Abyss of loneliness again. His life is just so messed up in every way, he will forever be cursed.
A tragedy based off of Shakespeare's Macbeth.
The anime/manga contains the most heartbreaking betrayal in the history of fiction period, and the abuse and hell the main character suffers through genuinely made me tear up.
This anime is the definition of Tragedy. The crushing feeling of seeing Griffith withered away and the betrayal at the end leaves you speechless.
Easily the saddest most heartbreaking anime I have ever watched. Guts will forever be my favorite but most tragic protagonist.
I remember watching this show at first just for the simple fact that it had big bouncing boobs but as I progressed through the show it became filled with all types of emotions and betrayal. one of my favorites
One of the only anime that actually made me cry. Even though the first half of the show is comedic and happy, while the second half is dark and depressing, that is mainly what makes a good drama anime. Anime that build up ask the happy moments enough that the sad stuff hits hard arewhat really make me cry. What really kept this from beating CLANNAD was the ending. The first half worked great with all the happy and comedic moments. Then when the sad stuff hit, it was depressing as ****, and it went on for so long. Then the last episode came, which was basically like waking up from a really awesome dream where you're like king of the world or something except in a sad way. But the sad stuff itself I think was more depressing than CLANNAD. It was just that ending that brought it down.
Cute. Funny but it will tickle your heart in the end. A great story of love and friendship.
This anime is a little sad, but I can't explain it